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Rosler pleased with Cherries point

19 September 2012

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler felt a 2-2 draw was a fair result after Harry Forrester rescued a point at Bournemouth.

Substitute Forrester's curling strike left the Cherries still looking for their first home win of the season, but it needed a fingertip save from Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore in the dying seconds, turning a shot from Joe Partington on to the inside of a post, to deny Bournemouth victory.

Rosler said: "Bournemouth's tempo and aggression in the first half was unbelievable. They did to us what we wanted to do to them. They overran us in the first half at times.

"We dropped too deep and crumbled a bit, particularly when the full-backs came down the flanks. But it could have been different if we had taken a very good chance at 1-0 to us.

"In the second half we were the better side and responded well and with great determination. I am so pleased we turned the game around but in the end a draw was a fair result."

Brentford went ahead in the 10th minute when Simon Francis could only head a free-kick from Adam Forshaw into his own net. Bournemouth were level in the 17th minute when Matt Tubbs headed home a centre from Francis, and eight minutes later the hosts took the lead.

Moore brought down Lewis Grabban as the Bournemouth striker raced clear and Charlie Daniels sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Clayton Donaldson missed two easy chances for Brentford before former Aston Villa winger Forrester's superb equaliser, while Tubbs also fluffed a late opportunity.

Bournemouth boss Paul Groves was pleased to see Tubbs make the most of his chance in the first team, and he said: "Brentford were one of the better sides we have played. They had a go at us but overall we created the better chances.

"I am disappointed we did not go on and win after going 2-1 up but they pegged us back. It was tough and frantic at times. I am pleased for Matt Tubbs. This was his first starting chance of the season and his goal was a fantastic finish."

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