Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
Last Updated: Thursday, 11 May 2006, 21:05 GMT 22:05 UK
Swansea 1-1 Brentford
Brentford keeper Stuart Nelson is red-carded during the 1-1 draw at Swansea
Nelson was red-carded after 53 minutes for a professional foul
A late goal from Samuel Ricketts rescued a draw for Swansea in the first leg of their play-off semi-final against 10-man Brentford.

The visitors had taken the lead on the half-hour mark when Jay Tabb slotted in after he pounced on a loose ball.

But Brentford suffered a setback when keeper Stuart Nelson was sent off.

And Ricketts struck after 87 minutes with a deflected shot just as it looked like Brentford were set to take a crucial advantage in the tie.

  • Swansea manager Kenny Jackett:
    "That goal is a lifeline and gives us something to build on.

    "It was a very important goal - but with the pressure we had and the shots, there was a goal there for us. We did deserve that.

    "It sets it all up for Sunday - although with home advantage, they probably do have a slight advantage."

  • Brentford boss Martin Allen:
    "I didn't think the referee gave us any protection for the amount of tackles from behind on our centre-forwards in the first half.

    "I thought there should have been numerous yellow cards. But there was no protection, and the referee got carried away with the atmosphere and gave us nothing.

    "We passed the ball well and controlled the game. Up until the sending-off, we were in control."

    Swansea: Gueret, Ricketts, Austin, Tate, Monk, Britton, Robinson, Tudur-Jones, MacDonald (Forbes 45), Knight (Trundle 68), Fallon (Akinfenwa 90).
    Subs Not Used: Murphy, Williams.

    Booked: Tate.

    Goals: Ricketts 87.

    Brentford: Nelson, O'Connor, Frampton, Turner, Tillen, Newman, Tabb (Brooker 84), Smith, Pratley, Rankin (Bankole 54), Gayle.
    Subs Not Used: Hutchinson, Rhodes, Lewis.

    Sent Off: Nelson (53).

    Goals: Tabb 29.

    Att: 19,060

    Ref: K Stroud (Hampshire).


    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

    Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
    Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

    Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us