A Leon Legge equaliser six minutes from time was enough to prevent Saints claiming all three points at Griffin Park last night, costing Saints a valuable opportunity to move up the league table.
Brentford 1 - Saints 1
After the goal-scoring heroics of Wayne Thomas on Saturday, it was Lloyd James' turn to take the limelight yesterday. His finely hit strike after six minutes gave Saints an early lead, which they should have doubled in the second half through new signing Lee Barnard's gilt-edged chance. In the last half an hour, however, Brentford had a string of chances and were well worth their equaliser. Only the penalty-saving theatrics of Kelvin Davies, whose season continues to go from strength to strength, stood between Saints and defeat in the end.
Saints have now been thwarted by late goals in their last two games on the road, but in neither case would victory have been fully deserved. Pardew is nonetheless becoming increasingly frustrated at the side's failure to carry their cup form into the league and the pressure is now on to secure all three points when they host struggling Stockport on Saturday.
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