Match 05
Saturday, 31st August, 1968 Football League
ECFC v Brentford
Draw 2-2

Saturday, 31st August, 1968
Football League
Brentford (home),
Draw 2-2

City created a club record in this game by extending our undefeated run to 14 League and Cup games, thus beating the run of 13 games which had been the club's best since 1924-25.

Brentford played it hard but should have been capable of taking both points. having enough chances to have clinched victory before the interval, when we played some delightful attack ing football. There were a couple of defence-splitting moves with Johnny Kirkham cutting through, moves which were sheer genius. and we have never seen better on this ground.

The game was a personal triumph for Alan Banks, who scored both of our goals. his first of the season, but, unfortunately, in getting the second on the turn he injured his ankle and so was forced to miss City's all-important game with Sheffield Wednesday four days later. Brentford brought the score back to 2-1 with a goal shortly before the in terval and they came at us much stronger in the second half. By the time the 90 minutes had elapsed the visitors had done enough to deserve the draw which they got with a second goal eight minutes from time.

Team: Shearing; Smyth, Balson; Kirk ham, Harvey, Newman; Blain, Banks. Bullock (Curtis), Mitten, Pleat.


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