BEN HAMER looks to be in line for a Brentford recall following two howlers by Bees keeper Simon Brown at Lincoln on Saturday.
First, Brown inexplicably fumbled an innocuous-looking shot from Gary King from well outside the box into his own net and gift the home side a 38th-minute lead.
Then, after Nathan Elder had equalised a minute before half-time with a header from Kevin O'Connor's lofted ball into the box, Brown blundered again to let Lincoln in front once more.
After a free-kick was given away on the edge of his box on 66 minutes, Brown lined up a wall, then stood behind it rooted to the spot as Jamie Forrester blasted in the set-piece.
However, Brown's back four had an off-day too, and they all failed to pick up Lee Frecklington as he stole in to head home the hosts' third with seven minutes left.
It was a different story early on, with Alan Connell, Nathan Elder and Wayne Brown all going close for Brentford in a frantic opening few minutes.
Lee Beevers also missed a sitter for the Imps, while Brown showed no sign of what to come with a fine tip-over from Louis Dodds, who later hit the post from 25 yards out.
When top scorer Glenn Poole twice went close after the break, the points looked more likely to be heading back to Griffin Park rather than staying at Sincil Bank.
But that was Brentford's last sight of goal, and once the hosts had taken the lead again, the Bees'game fell apart and they never looked like getting back into it.
Gary Smith once again pulled the strings in Brentford's midfield, but he missed Kevin O'Connor alongside, who was deputising for the injured Craig Pead at right-back.