As goodbyes go, it was pretty much perfect. A resounding win with Brentford back to their high tempo best, a glaring injustice righted and the reward of a trip to Wembley. It was a fairytale script of which any fiction writer pleading with the muse for an epic tale to pen would have been proud.
That is the first lines of a piece written by Jim Levack, who was inside Griffin Park for the final game. Brentford played at their 116-year-old home for the final time on Wednesday night. They beat Swansea City 3-1 to clinch a 3-2 aggregate victory and reach the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final, where they will face Fulham for a place in the Premier League.
With games played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 outbreak, there were very few people in the ground. Journalists were allowed in and one of them was Jim, who has been a Brentford fan all his life and has covered the Club for decades. Currently working for PA Media, Jim wrote a first-person piece on his experience.
Jim's piece appears in full on the website of Beesotted, the Brentford fans network. See it here.