After a well-fought 90 minutes, we made sure Brentford left Craven Cottage with a 2-2 draw on Saturday, our first game with Stuart Gray as senior head coach.
Things got off to a bad start when Jake Bidwell went down in the box following a foul from Jazz Richards, the following spot kick being converted into a 1-0 lead by Alan Judge, while Konstantin Kerschbaumer and Sergei Canos saw had their shots blocked by our defence.
We managed to get things level before the end of the first half, Luke Garbutt getting the rebound on a set piece taken by Ross McCormack, before passing back to the Scotsman, whose curling cross was flicked into the visitors' net by defender James Tarkowski.
We ended up taking the lead, being 2-1 up in the second half when O'Hara found McCormack on the edge of the box, the striker playing in Dembele, whose heavy first touch made its way past David Button and into the corner of the net.
But our luck ran out after a little while. A Brentford corner ended up with Tarkowski flicking the ball on at the near post, before Jack O'Connell's volley went in to make it 2-2.
McCormack saw a flurry of shots blocked for the rest of the half, though he never gave up, with an insane free-kick being beaten away in the 75th minute, while Alexander Kacaniklic and Matt Smith saw their efforts denied as the game reached full time.