Charlton Athletic (B) 0 - Brentford 3.
If you saw this game, either live or on the tellybox, then you don't need me to report what you saw.
If you didn't see it then consider yourself lucky, unless you are a Brentford supporter.
Brentford scored within 2 minutes, were given a perfectly correct penalty and then in the second half put the game to bed, despite the linesman flagging for offside in the build up.
It mattered not one jot.
Losing by 3 goals is no better or worse than losing by 2 in a knock out cup competition.
As a club, we often seem to save our very worst performances for the television cameras or the cups.
A minor cup competition, live on Sky, was always likely to be a bit of a high hurdle to clear.
I would have loved to have won this evening but I'm not too bothered about losing. The league is everything this season.
Well done to Brentford who showed last year they like to take this competition seriously. They obviously plan on pushing for Wembley this time too.
I saw us play Brentford 3 times last season- ( 2 times at theirs and once at the Valley). We failed to win any of those games.
After tonight, should we add games against Brentford to those on Sky, those in the North West and those in the cups as fixtures we often struggle in?
Let's hope the team can give Tranmere a good spanking on Saturday to make up for this evenings disappointments.