Brentford preview and Div 2 preview

Last updated : 03 March 2003 By Michael Morris
Griffin Park in recent years has not been the best of hunting grounds for Cardiff City. The last league win came in February 1990 when City won 1 - 0. That was followed by a 1 - 1 draw in November 93 and a 3 - 1 FA Cup triumph in December 93. Since then zilch.

April 1995 Brentford 2 - 0 Cardiff
Dec 1998 Brentford 1 - 0 Cardiff
Sep 1999 Brentford 2 - 1 Cardiff
Feb 2002 Brentford 2 - 1 Cardiff

Time for City to stop the run of defeats. A victory for City will cap a successful 8 days when we have played away three times. A win at Port Vale, a draw at Stockport plus tomorrows game at Brentford. It was crucial that we gain ground on Crewe. We have achieved that already with Crewe losing two home games in a row, hopefully they will fail for a third time as they entertain Wycombe. We have earned 4 points from 6, Crewe nothing. All the good work could be thrown away if we go down at Brentford.

City are unbeaten in the last 6. 2 wins but disapointingly 4 draws, three of them at Ninian Park. Brentford lost on Saturday to the improving Tranmere. City go to Tranmere on Friday week. Tranmere have won their last three games in a row. Their next three are against Wigan tonight, Crewe on Saturday and us a week Friday. Anything Wigan and Crewe do against them we must do better.

Brentfords last 6 have produced 2 wins, 1 draw and three defeats. Noticeably Crewe won there a couple of weeks ago we must do the same.

The game is all ticket with City fans able to buy them from the ticket office at Ninian Park, 0845 345 1400. Kick off in West London is at 7:45pm and there is a full night of football with a complete second division schedule being played.

With the injuries to Steve Jenkins, who will definately miss tomorrows game, Rhys Weston and Gavin Gordon we will have to wait to hear from Lennie later today to get an idea of a possible line up.

Leaders Wigan entertain Tranmere, Crewe are at home to Wycombe, Oldham and Bristol in 4th and 5th respectively meet at Ashton Gate. Oldham are still unbeaten away from home this season. We do not want Oldham to win, a draw would be a good result from that game. QPR in 6th are away at Huddersfield, the Terriers have now climbed out of the bottom 4.