Brentford will see it as two points dropped despite coming back from two goals down to secure a draw against Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park.

A questionable penalty apiece made for an entertaining encounter at Griffin Park which sees Brentford remain fourth in the Championship. 

Adam Armstrong struck either side of the break for Tony Mowbray’s side before the Bees’ comeback.

Ollie Watkins’ thumping 21st goal of the season and Said Benrahma’s spot kick drew the side’s level in a pulsating second half which saw the Bees dominate their visitors.

Quick Start

Despite their early dominance it was Rovers who took the lead, and there was nothing complicated about it.

Ethan Pinnock misjudged a long clearance from the back allowing Armstrong to control just inside the Bees' box before coolly lifting it over the on-rushing David Raya.

The visitors sat back and allowed Brentford to play and were nearly punished, but two Benrahma strikes were straight down the throat of Christian Walton in goal.

Brentford were well on top and would’ve been level had it not been for a huge slice of Rovers fortune.

It was Benrahma again at the heart of it.

His bottom-corner bound effort was unknowingly diverted by Emiliano Marcondes into the path of Walton, whose goal was now leading a charmed life.


The second half was eight minutes old when Rovers doubled their lead, and again it was through a Brentford mistake.

Raya, who initially made a great stop to deny Armstrong in a one-on-one, clumsily, with a helping hand from Henrik Dalsgaard, felled John Buckley when attempting to clear the re-bound.  Tim Robinson gingerly pointed to the spot, allowing Armstrong to give the visitors a two-goal cushion.

Brentford replied almost immediately.

Similar to Blackburn’s opener, the Bees, and Dalsgaard, found joy with a ball over the top, but take nothing away from Watkins finish from the edge of the box.

Lashing the bouncing ball to the top corner leaving Walton no chance, the Bees top scorer injected belief into a nervy Griffin Park crowd.  

With their tails up, a dominant Brentford equalised from the spot themsleves.

A slaloming run by the impressive substitute Mads Roerslev was halted illegally by Lewis Travis said Robinson, allowing Benrahma to get on the score sheet.

Smelling blood Frank’s men went for a winner, but in doing so left themselves open.

Armstrong, who pounced on a poor back pass from Dalsgaard was denied a hat-trick by a superb Raya stop.

Brentford were camped deep in the Rovers half for the final quarter but found breaking the backline too difficult as Mowbray’s men clung on for a point.



Brentford: 4-3-3 Raya, Henry (Dervisoglu 83’), Dalsgaard, Jeanvier (Roerslev 54’), Pinnock, Norgaard, Marcondes (Baptiste 59’), Dasilva, Mbeumo, Benrahma, Watkins SUBS: Daniels, Valencia, Dervisoglu, Fosu, Baptiste, Oksanen, Roerslev

Blackburn:4-4-1-1 Walton, Nyambe, Adarabioyo, Lenihan, Bell, Travis, Johson, Buckley (Gallagher 64’), Armstrong, Downing, Samuel (Bennett 73’) SUBS: Leutwiler, Gallagher, Graham, Davenport, Brereton, Bennett, Carter

Referee: Tim Robinson