Brentford 1 Exeter City 1.
Friday 14 January 2011.
Ref: Roger East
Att: 4767 with 557 City fans
BBC match report –
Substitute Nicky Forster grabbed an equaliser deep into injury time to earn Brentford a point against Exeter.
The Grecians were in front for more than 90 minutes after John O'Flynn gave Paul Tisdale's side an early lead.
The Irish striker found the net from inside the area, firing an angled drive past Bees keeper Richard Lee.
But Forster secured a dramatic point for the hosts with a low shot near the end of a game that had seven minutes of added time in the second half.
O'Flynn had put the Grecians ahead within two minutes after Brentford left-back Craig Woodman slipped allowing him to run in on goal.
The Grecians could have extended their advantage but Liam Sercombe fired over and Troy Archibald-Henville headed wide when unmarked.
Marc Laird had the Bees' best chance before the break when his shot hit an upright after Exeter keeper Paul Jones had saved a low shot from Charlie MacDonald.
And Brentford improved after the break with Marcus Bean hitting the side netting before Jones saved a powerful strike from Myles Weston and denied MacDonald by tipping his effort onto the bar.
MacDonald then went close again late on by side-footing wide before Forster struck with his first kick of the game.
The two sides meet again on Monday in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area final, first leg.