Date: 30th April 2016 at 6:27pm
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Any hopes of Fulham ending the season with a finishing flourish of two wins evaporated in the first seven minutes at Griffin Park this afternoon.

In what was, to start with, a cracking atmosphere, Fulham produced the kind of defensive start to the game that has seen them punished so often.

With just five minutes on the clock our West London rival went 1-0 up when Sam Saunders managed to lift the ball over Marcus Bettinelli, from the edge of the box.

Before Fulham had any chance to consolidate and get back into the game, two minutes later the deficit was doubled when Scott Hogan beat Bettinelli with a low shot.

The closest Fulham got to scoring was when Ross McCormack, our top scorer, went close. But matters were to go from bad to worse before the half time whistle sounded when Hogan scored his second goal of the game, with a decent volley, to make it 3-0

Whilst the home crowd cheered their side off at half-time the travelling support booed theirs off leaving then under no illusions what they had thought of the first half performance.

The second half saw Brentford go close to making it 4-0 when Konstantin Kerschbaumer low drive was well saved by Bettinelli.

However, despite trailing 3-0 Fulham did make a better fist of it in the second half with Tom Cairney firing over when in a good position and Moussa Dembele wasting a chance that fell his way.

But perhaps our afternoon was summed up when McCormack unleashed a dipping free-kick that looked destined to reduce the arrears only for the Brentford keeper, David Button, to tip the ball over the bar.

Next weekend Fulham entertain already relegated Bolton Wanderers in their last fixture of the season, some people can`t wait for this poor season to end!