Brentford first-team coach Mark Warburton admitted his disappointment at not coming away with all three points against Notts County, but could not aim any criticism at his players.
Following the 1-1 draw, Warburton and manager Nicky Forster, who took over on a temporary basis from Andy Scott last month, were handed the reins at Griffin Park until end of the season as a result of their unbeaten record.
Although they could so easily have been celebrating another triumph against County, who played most of the game with 10 men and finished with just nine, had substitute Robbie Simpson not slammed his injury-time spot-kick against the upright.
Warburton said: "It's always difficult playing against 10 men because they went to two banks of four and our final ball just wasn't quite good enough to open them up.
"But I'm not going to criticise anyone because once again all the boys worked very hard.
"We're disappointed not to have got three points but we put ourselves in a position to have got them and that's the main thing."