Some Brentford fans have taken to social media to reflect fondly on their FA Cup fifth-round comeback versus Southampton from the 2004/05 season.
Brentford, who played their football two divisions below Premier League Southampton in League One at the time, drew the Saints away from home in the 2004/05 FA Cup fifth round. Southampton put themselves into the driving seat as two goals from Henri Camara helped them into a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes of play.
However, the game would go on to become one of the most memorable ones in Brentford’s recent history, as the lower-league side managed to claw back the deficit and put themselves back on level terms with the Saints, thanks to goals from Isaiah Rankin and Sam Sodje. The game ultimately finished 2-2 and then-League One Brentford ensured that a memorable game was put down into the club’s history books on that day.
Read the positive posts from some Brentford fans in the tweets below as they look back on the memorable game in the club’s history with fondness.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) February 19, 2020
Never forget the Saints fans singing "can we play you every week" at 2-0 up and us returning the compliment ten times louderwhen Sodje's header went in ??
— Colin Halstead (@ConcordeC) February 19, 2020
What a day!
— PJ Sutton (@suttbee) February 19, 2020
I cried when we equalised!
— Caroline Lane (@caz_lane) February 19, 2020
Watched it on the big screen at Griffin Park
— Alan Peppin (@alan_pepps84) February 19, 2020
Only seems like yesterday
— Mr Wayne BFC (@wayneyboy92) February 19, 2020
Had to stash myself in the home end after a ticketing error. Went crazy when we got that equaliser!
— Paul Szczerbakowicz (Sherbakovich) (@PaulCommentator) February 19, 2020
What do we think?
Brentford’s memorable comeback and the impact it had on some of the fans reminiscing about the classic FA Cup game in the tweets above show what the ‘magic of the cup’ is all about. Though Brentford were ultimately knocked out of the competition in their subsequent home game versus Southampton, fans can evidently still reminisce fondly about what the initial comeback and achievement meant to them as supporters, regardless of where the spoils ultimately ended up.