In what was a hard fought battle, Wingate & Finchley FC crashed out of the Middlesex Senior Cup quarter-finals after losing to a good Brentford B side 1-0.
The home side made a brilliant start to the match, even having the ball in the net through Sean Grace's effort on the 3rd minute but unfortunately it was ruled out for offside.
The offside goal must've shocked Brentford B into life as they grew into the game wonderfully, winning free-kicks, always seemingly finding a spare man and dominating the game.
This culminated in the away side having the ball in the back of the net in the 28th minute after Fergal Hale-Brown's parry was tapped in but luckily it was adjudged offside.
Wingate & Finchley continued to live off of counterattacks but the final quality ball seemed to be missing and Brentford B were being held out by their stubborn defending.
In the 41st minute though The Bees came closest to scoring in the first-half as one of their free-kicks hit the crossbar but that was all for the first 45 minutes.
In the second-half it was Brentford B who made a lightening start as they scored in the 47th minute through Gustav Mogensen who, after being slipped through on goal, kept his composure to slot it past the otherwise solid Hale-Brown.
Mogensen continued to terrorise Wingate & Finchley as he nearly grabbed a brace on the 59th minute but this time Hale-Brown was determined to keep him out, palming away his header.
The home side's keeper continued to have shots peppered on his goal but pulled off brilliant saves, in particular in the 67th minute, making a double save to keep out Mogensen and Christian Tue Jensen's shots with his legs.
Although Paris Maghoma skewed a shot wide in the 72nd minute, Wingate & Finchley continued to well on the counterattack as Alan Fleming did superbly to pluck the ball down from the air and shoot with Grace being the quickest on the rebound but unluckily the corner came to nothing.
Brentford B were determined to get their insurance goal to wrap up the game but Hale-Brown made yet another superb save with his legs, keeping out Tue Jensen's effort in the 87th minute to keep the scoreline at a respectable 1-0.
Report by Marwan Harraz