Second half display would have had fans dancing around their living room, says Preston supporter John Smith

Eighty one days after a 1-0 defeat by the Bees virtually ended last season’s flagging play off hopes, we returned to West London this time for a first visit to the new Brentford Community Stadium.
Brad Potts is congratulated after his goal put PNE 3-2 aheadBrad Potts is congratulated after his goal put PNE 3-2 ahead
Brad Potts is congratulated after his goal put PNE 3-2 ahead

Happily, we kick-started our season with a superb comeback victory after a brilliant second half display.

In normal circumstances this would have been one of the most eagerly awaited away days of the season for the usual raucous London away following who would almost certainly have travelled down to the capital in vast numbers for this one.

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The Bees who just missed out on promotion last year are regarded as being one of the strongest sides in the division and so it proved in the first half as we fell 2-0 behind.

The goal came from a cross which was finished off clinically by striker Ivan Toney – a player we tried to sign two years ago from Newcastle but were put off by the £650,000 fee and he joined Peterborough instead.

In the summer, he joined Brentford for a fee multi-million pound fee and he was on hand to double the home side’s advantage at a just before the break.

After being stung twice by the Bees in the first half, North End came out a different team in the second period. We got back into it thanks to a goal from Scott Sinclair seven minutes into the second.

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Two further goals in a three minute spell from Sinclair and Brad Potts on the hour mark completing an amazing turnaround.

After a fourth goal from Sean Maguire – our new signing Emil Riis Jakobsen was brought on and showed enough in the final 15 minutes to show he might cause problems to many Championship defences.

Our first win of the season would have had many of the faithful dancing around in their living rooms before settling down for their Sunday roast although it is such a pity none of them could have witnessed in person such a memorable comeback.