It's Brentford if we get through

Last updated : 06 January 2003 By Tony Scholes

Willie Irvine - scored the goals last time we met in the cup
Former Liverpool and Spurs players Phil Neal and Steve Perryman made the lunchtime draw and it was Steve Perryman who pulled out Burnley’s number 26 to send us to Griffin Park should we win our replay at the Turf next Tuesday against Grimsby.

Should we get through it will not be the first time we have played Brentford in the FA Cup, we were drawn together in the 3rd round of the 1964/65 season.

It was at home and Brentford were given little hope but in front of a disappointing crowd of just over 15,000 they held us to a 1-1 draw with Willie Irvine scoring the Burnley goal.

That took us to a replay at Griffin Park just three days later on 12th January and this time the Clarets made no mistake. We beat Brentford 2-0 and it was Willie Irvine again who was the hero, scoring both goals to set up an away tie with Reading in Round Four. Over 30,000 packed in to Griffin Park that night as the Clarets won through.

This time though it will all depend on the replay with Grimsby. We should already be through but must make no mistake.

Brentford were one of the giant killers in the last round, winning 1-0 against Derby County at home. The only goal of the game was scored in the first half by Stephen Hunt.

Again though this is a draw that will not help the club financially and if we are to make any money out of this season’s FA Cup we are now going to have to progress to the 5th round at least.

The full draw is:

Norwich City or Brighton & Hove Albion v Plymouth Argyle or Dagenham & Redbridge
Southampton v Cambridge United or Millwall
Walsall or Reading v Franchise
Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers or Sunderland
Rochdale v Cardiff City or Coventry City
Fulham v Charlton Athletic
Sheffield United v Ipswich Town
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea
Stoke City v Bournemouth or Crewe Alexandra
Brentford v Grimsby Town or BURNLEY
Farnborough v Arsenal
Manchester United v West Ham United
Gillingham or Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City
Watford v West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace v Liverpool