FA Cup

Sam Saunders' goal ensured Brentford overcame Blue Square Bet South side Basingstoke in a nervy tie to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

Saunders fired the hosts in front early on with a 25-yard direct free-kick after being fouled by Nathan Smart.

Leon Legge saved the Bees from facing a replay by clearing the ball off the line after a scramble in the area.

Matt Warner also went close for the visitors but his low drive was well saved by Richard Lee.

Brentford had lost skipper Kevin O'Connor just before half-time when he was carried off on a stretcher with his leg in a brace.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"I didn't enjoy the second half and especially the last 10 minutes.

"You have to be prepared in every game you go into to earn the right to play.

"We could see that Basingstoke were up for it in the first five minutes."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 05 Eger
  • 14 Logan
  • 24 Adams
  • 25 Llera (Legge - 64' )
  • 02 O'Connor (Bean - 46' Booked )
  • 07 Saunders Booked
  • 18 McGinn
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 10 Grella (Donaldson - 78' )
  • 29 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 21 Devlin
  • 03 Woodman
  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Bean
  • 11 Weston
  • 27 Oyeleke
  • 09 Donaldson

Basingstoke

  • 01 Bayes
  • 03 Little
  • 04 Rice
  • 05 Gasson
  • 02 Smart
  • 06 Lake
  • 07 Ogunbote (Lockyer - 79' )
  • 08 McAuley
  • 11 Warner
  • 09 Sills Booked
  • 10 Sam-Yorke (Pratt - 39' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Morris
  • 16 Gondwe
  • 17 Charlick
  • 14 Gradwell
  • 15 Dunn
  • 18 Lockyer
  • 12 Pratt
Ref: Toma
Att: 3,553

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

3 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:31

Tim Sills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Legge. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:31 Booking

Booking The referee books Tim Sills for unsporting behaviour.

85:16

Shaun McAuley takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a comfortable save.

84:08

Foul by David Pratt on Marcel Eger, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

82:36

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Warner from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Tim Sills goes wide of the left-hand post.

82:15

David Pratt takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.

81:16

Leon Legge fouled by Shaun McAuley, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

78:33

Jay Gasson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from left wing, comfortable save by Ashley Bayes.

77:29 Substitution

Substitution Tom Lockyer comes on in place of Jide Ogunbote.

77:29 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Clayton Donaldson coming on for Mike Grella.

74:04

Handball decision goes against Sam Saunders. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matt Warner from right wing, clearance by Gary Alexander.

71:04

David Pratt takes a shot. Leon Legge makes a clearance.

70:04

Matt Warner crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Richard Lee.

70:04 Booking

Booking Marcus Bean goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

69:52

Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on David Pratt.

68:10

Robbie Rice fouled by Mike Grella, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Bayes restarts play with the free kick.

64:28

Jay Gasson fouled by Mike Grella, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Bayes.

63:56 Substitution

Substitution Leon Legge replaces Miguel Angel Llera.

63:39

Close range shot by Matt Warner goes wide of the left-hand post.

62:44

Shaun McAuley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Stuart Lake takes a shot.

61:13

Shot from long range by Stuart Lake goes wide of the left-hand post.

60:45

Mike Grella takes a shot. Save by Ashley Bayes.

59:59

Sam Saunders has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

58:37

Marcel Eger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Sills. Centre by Matt Warner, Header from close range by Stuart Lake clears the bar.

50:54

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ashley Bayes.

49:43

Unfair challenge on Miguel Angel Llera by David Pratt results in a free kick. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

48:29

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Saunders, Close range header by Marcel Eger goes over the crossbar.

47:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Sills on Miguel Angel Llera. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Bean replaces Kevin O'Connor.

45:00 +5:32 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:29

Niall McGinn takes a shot.

42:27

Niall McGinn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ashley Bayes restarts play with the free kick.

40:15

Tim Sills takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

40:02

Toby Little fouled by Niall McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. Toby Little takes the indirect free kick.

38:36 Substitution

Substitution David Pratt replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.

37:37

Short corner taken by Shaun McAuley from the left by-line.

33:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Saunders on Robbie Rice. Jay Gasson restarts play with the free kick.

32:12 Booking

Booking Sam Saunders receives a caution.

28:55

Corner taken left-footed by Matt Warner, Richard Lee manages to make a clearance.

27:47

Corner taken by Matt Warner played to the near post, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.

27:07

Blair Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun McAuley. Ashley Bayes takes the free kick.

26:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Saunders, clearance by Ashley Bayes.

23:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Nathan Smart. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Bayes.

21:25

Corner taken by Sam Saunders, free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin O'Connor on Jide Ogunbote. Free kick taken by Ashley Bayes.

20:25

Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Smart.

19:03

Shot from just outside the area by Toby Little goes over the bar.

17:41

Gary Alexander challenges Jay Gasson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Bayes.

10:54

Shaleum Logan takes a shot. Blocked by Jay Gasson.

8:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Saunders - Brentford 1 - 0 Basings'ke Sam Saunders scores a goal direct from the free kick from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Basingstoke.

7:55

Nathan Smart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders.

6:22

Short corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line.

4:01

Tim Sills concedes a free kick for a foul on Miguel Angel Llera. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

2:11

Mike Grella is caught offside. Ashley Bayes restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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