3rd November 1980
Bond breaks Bees hearts
Brentford 0 Exeter 1
ANGRY BEES boss Fred Callaghan hit out at his team after Monday night's disap- pointing home defeat against Exeter. The visitors snatched a first half goal and then were able to hang onto their lead thanks to a great display of goalkeeping by former Bees star Len Bond who made a string of vital saves. Afterwards Callaghan stormed: "This was our worst performance of the season and I was very disappointed. We lacked ef- fort and confidence and one or two players are getting a bit too complacent.
"On their goal it was ridiculous for our defence to be playing for offside around the penalty area, but we didn't perform well in any department. We definitely need some new players."
Exeter went ahead on the half hour. Tony Kellow found himself with space and time in the box to pick his spot past keeper McKel- lar with the Bees defence frantically appealing for offside. Bond, back at Griffin Park for the first time since his move, had made a good save from Tony Funnell early on and he went on to make three other stops that turned the match. Before the break he dived bravely at the feet of Paul Shrubb and in the second half made a carbon copy save when David Crown broke through.
Bond completed a memor- able night by tipping over a Mark Hill header. The Bees looked disjointed in every department and never deserved to win against an Exeter side who harried them throughout the game.
Match Report 2 (Daily Mirror)
BOSS CRACKS DOWN AS BEES CRASH AGAIN
BRENTFORD manager Fred Callaghan gave his side "a right roasting" at half-time and at the end ordered them all to report this afternoon-for some to play in the reserves against Brighton.
"We need a couple of new faces here," he said. "One or two of them are too complacent. That was our worst performance this season, and we are second-best in too many areas."
Brentford have now collected only seven
points from ten home Third Division games and, to rub it in. Exeter's hero was goalkeeper Len Bond-signed from Brentford last month for £12,000 after a lengthy pay dispute. Tony Kellow scored the winning goal-his fifteenth of the season, after 30 minutes. As Brentford tried to play him offside on the edge of the area. Kellow rounded Pat Kruse and slotted the ball in.