Andy Scott has expressed frustration at Lincoln City's failure to let him know they would be late arriving for Saturday's fixture at Griffin Park.
The Lincoln team bus was caught up in traffic and the kick-off had to be delayed by 40 minutes and the frustration seemed to get the better of the Bees, who were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw.
Scott believes The Imps should have notified him earlier that they would not make it for the 3pm start.
"Probably three hours before the game was due to start, they knew they were going to be late," said the Bees boss. "We didn't know they were going to be late until an hour before kick-off, so they're prepared and we're not.
"We could have changed our preparation. We were all geared to three o'clock. We went out for the warm-up and had to come back in. It does disrupt you. The nervous energy is there and maybe it's difficult to get up and at it again."
Brentford are unbeaten in seven now - but It was an afternoon of huge frustration.
When Nathan Elder smashed in a shot on the turn to give the Bees a 24th minute lead - two Lincoln defenders having obligingly got in each other's way while trying to head clear a long Brett Johnson throw-in - it looked like a home banker.
But to their credit, Lincoln fought back well to equalise wirth a smartly taken goal from Adrian Patulea and then battled hard to claim a first away point of the season.
After a promising first half, the game degenerated into a scrappy and sometime fractuous affair, not helped by some perhaps over-fussy refereeing.
But Andy Scott conceded his players could hardly complain about the outcome.
"It was a poor day all round," said the Bees boss. "They turned up late. The quality of the game wasn't great and I'm very frustrated with our performance and I think the general flow of the game wasn't helped by the officials.
"I think we have to take some of the responsibility. We didn't play well. The chances we had in the first half, we could have been well ahead but gave away a bad goal."