Bees strike back with late leveller

04 May 2013 08:17

Swindon's Massimo Luongo went from hero to villain as Brentford were involved in late penalty drama for the second successive Saturday in the first leg of the npower League One play-off semi-final which ended 1-1.

The on-loan Tottenham midfielder lit up a nervy and error-strewn tie with a fine strike from outside the penalty area with 20 minutes to go at the County Ground. But, just like at Griffin Park last weekend, the Bees were awarded a spot-kick with just seconds remaining when Luongo fouled substitute Harry Forrester.

With no Marcello Trotta to steal the ball as he so infamously did against Doncaster last weekend, captain Kevin O'Connor stepped up and thumped a dramatic leveller into the bottom corner to leave the tie perfectly poised for Monday's second leg.

Source: PA