Disappointed Brentford boss Nicky Forster admitted it was a measure of how far his team had progressed that they were "devastated" at losing to a last-minute winner against high-flying Huddersfield.
Town defender Peter Clarke struck the only goal of the game deep into injury time to break Bees hearts, smashing home a loose ball in the box as the home side failed to clear.
It was an encounter of few chances at Griffin Park and one neither side really deserved to win, but it was Brentford who came away with nothing to show for their efforts.
And Forster said: "I think it says a lot that we've matched both Brighton and Huddersfield, who are first and second in the table, and been disappointed at losing late on to both of them when perhaps you could say we didn't deserve it on either occasion.
"Maybe we need to get a little bit more ruthless in front of goal, but I thought Gary Alexander did well against a 6ft 4in defender, and there were a lot of positives to take out of the game.
"We've scored a lot of late goals ourselves this season, so to be on the receiving end is maybe evening things out. We're really disappointed because we definitely didn't deserve that, and I thought we played some decent football which possibly merited more."