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On This Day in History: 30 April

A look at this day in Brentford history

30 April 2020

Notable Matches

Brentford 3 Fulham 0 – Sky Bet Championship, 2016

Birthdays

Graham Cox (1959); 4 appearances, 0 goals

Goalkeeper Cox joined The Bees as an apprentice in the summer of 1975. Not yet 18, he made his debut on New Year’s Day 1977 in a 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth. His next two outings saw the side ship seven goals to Colchester United and Crewe Alexandra. A fourth and final Brentford appearance came in a 1–1 draw with Stockport County the following September as he departed the club at the end of the 1978–79 season to drop into the non-league.

Robert Taylor (1971); 212 appearances, 74 goals

Bob joined The Bees from Leyton Orient in 1994 and scored within ten minutes on his debut against Cambridge United. He became a mainstay in the Brentford side over the next four years, forming a lethal partnership with Nicky Forster that almost got The Bees promoted in 1994/95, finishing as top scorer the following year and then – with Forster, Carl Asaba and Marcus Bent – featuring in a four-man attack that lit up Griffin Park for much of the 1996/97 season. He left in 1998 after Brentford were relegated and had scored 56 league goals in 173 games, placing him just outside the top ten on the Club’s all-time scoring lists.

John Mousinho (1986); 72 appearances, 2 goals

Recommended to Martin Allen by his son, Charlie, utility-man Mousinho made nine appearances in all competitions during the 2005/06 season. Initially acting as cover for Kevin O’Connor, but then in a midfield role, Mousinho played 39 times during the disastrous 2006/07 campaign, even having 75 minutes in goal during the 2-2 draw at home to Gillingham after Clark Masters was sent off. A first goal for the Club came in August 2007 during a 2-1 win over Barnet, one of two he would net that term. At the end of the season Mousinho was released by Andy Scott having made 24 appearances in all competitions.

Debuts

Frank Morrad (1952) vs Doncaster Rovers (H) – W 1-0

John Hales (1959) vs Norwich City (H) – L 0-4

Tamer Fernandes (1994) vs Burnley (A) – L 1-4

Luke Norris (2011) vs Southampton (H) – L 0-3

Tom Field (2016) vs Fulham (H) – W 3-0

 


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