The defender who tried to wind up Nathan Elder before the striker's injury time winner must have known his adversary was low on confidence.
But what Matthew Clarke did not bank on was the Brentford striker's wholehearted determination to come up trumps.
Elder had already missed a great chance after the Bees' best move of the match, glancing a header wide, but he kept toiling on an unforgiving pitch and got his reward.
"The defender came up to me before the goal and said: 'You haven't had one shot today, you've been in my pocket for the whole game.'
"I sort of laughed it off and then I think the ball came in.
"I had a couple of headers that should have gone in but practice makes perfect, I've been working on it in training,
"To score against a side like this especially with one minute to go I'll take that all day long.
"It was Clarke, the one who fouled me just before the freekick. I waived at him, he didn't wave back. I would have shaken his hand afterwards, but he'd walked off. He might have had the hump, but I couldn't care less. It's three points for us, we're moving up."
"My confidence has been a bit low recently and I've been working as hard as I can in training and I think it paid of because today I managed to go until the 90 minutes was up and I haven't done that for a very long time I think.
"I've done well in maybe the first 50 minutes and then tired, but today I had the determination to keep going and going and going.
"I just kept plugging away. I think if the gaffer sees you doing that, you're ok. Nobody gets special treatment at this club at all, if you're not pulling your weight you will come off. I think myself personally I plugged away and I think that's the reason he left me on so I'm happy to pay him back at the end."
"It's so easy to have the two chances missed and then just stop, you know 'it's just not my day.'
"One thing I've learned especially over the last couple of weeks is you make your own luck, if you don't keep going you're never going to score."
Team-mate Sam Wood was appreciative of Elder's contribution on Saturday.
"Nath's a big strong lad," he said. "He's worked his socks off all through the game, getting in headers and tackles, and holding the ball up, so I think he deserved his goal."