MARCUS Bean admits Brentford were punished for failing to take their chances after they were edged out by League One leaders Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
The Bees dominated for long spells in the London derby at Griffin Park, but couldn't find a way past Ben Hamer as Bradley Wright-Phillips' second-half strike proved the difference.
Niall McGinn hit a post, Gary Alexander saw a shot saved and Clayton Donaldson missed a sitter as the Addicks held on for a hard-fought win in TW8.
And Bean, who came off the bench as a makeshift right-back after an injury to Shaleum Logan, admitted: “The boys are disappointed. We played well but didn't take our chances.
“We more than matched them throughout the game and it's a bit of a lesson for us.
“We hit the post and had some good chances. We dug in there and applied the pressure but couldn't make it count.”
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