BOBBY Williamson branded Chester’s performance at Griffin Park on Saturday as one of the worst of his managerial career.
The Blues boss watched his injury-ravaged team deliver a hugely disappointing display as goals from Alan Connell, Ross Montague and Glenn Poole condemned them to their fourth defeat in seven League Two matches.
Williamson said: “It’s probably as bad a defeat as I have ever suffered as a manager, especially at this club, and I am very disappointed for everyone concerned.
“The fans who came along in good numbers. We met them in the morning and I am very disappointed for them. I’m disappointed for the club directors who were here and I’m disappointed for the players as they can do better than that.”
Chester’s hopes of bouncing back from their Boxing Day defeat at Morecambe were not helped by the loss of injured striker John Murphy, while Nathan Lowndes, Tony Grant, Laurence Wilson and Tony Dinning were also sidelined.
The Bees took the lead after just four minutes when Connell sent an astute chip over the head of John Danby.
Two goals in a three-minute spell midway through the second half then underlined the hosts’ dominance.
After 76 minutes, Montague headed home from close range and City’s defence was caught napping again soon after as Poole netted goal number three.
Brentford: Simon Brown, O’Connor, Heywood, Osborne, Dickson, Ide (Shakes 46), Smith, Pead, Poole (Moore 84), Montague, Connell. Subs: Masters, Charles, Sinclair.
Goals: Connell 4, Montague 76, Poole 79.
Chester: Danby, Marples, Butler, Linwood, Vaughan, Partridge, Hughes, Roberts, Ellison, Yeo (Rutherford 56), Holroyd. Subs: Ward, Newton, McManus, Rule.
Booked: Hughes, Rutherford.
Referee: Clive Penton (Sussex).