Up until Marcello Trotta's penalty miss to end all penalty misses on the last day of the 2012-13 season, it was Brentford's most heart-breaking moment in recent history.
For the Bees had already set a precedent in gut-wrenching last day disappointment by the time Trotta sent his injury time penalty crashing the Doncaster crossbar, and with it Brentford's place in the Championship.
Eleven years earlier, the scenario was the same. Last day of the season. Griffin Park. Brentford needed to win to be promoted to the second tier. Their opponents, Reading, just like Doncaster 11 years later, only needed a draw.
But while the hope was only fleeting, albeit snatched away in a cruel fashion, against Doncaster, for the best part of half an hour against Reading it looked like the Bees would actually do it.
Following a goalless first half, Martin Rowland converted a cross from Lloyd Owusu just six minutes into the second half, and it looked like the Bees, who under Steve Coppell had had a brilliant season in Division Two, might actually do it.
With finger nails being bitten down to almost nothing, those dreams were cruelly shatetred 13 minutes from time when Jamie Cureton, having only come off the bench 10 minutes earlier, lofted the ball over Paul Smith and in, and there was no way back for Brentford.
The Bees went on to reach the play-off final but lost 2-0 to Stoke City, and off went Coppell along with most of the talented squad he has put together – players like Owusu, Smith, Ivar Ingamarsson, Darren Powell, Paul Evans, Steve Sidwell, Ben Burgess and Gavin Mahon.
While Reading went from strength to strength, it was 12 years and plenty more heartache in between before Brentford were to finally claim their place in the promised land.
That fateful day in April 2002 was the last time the two clubs met, with the last Bees win coming in the away game that season, when second half strikes from Ingimarsson and Jason Price saw them come from behind to earn a 2-1 victory.
On the Reading coaching staff the day was a certain Martin Allen, who would go on to become the next manager to unsuccessfully try to get Brentford back into the second tier a few years later.
In terms of overall games, Reading have a healthy lead, with 34 wins to Brentford's 24, while 23 have finished honours even.
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