HARRY Forrester bagged a second-half equaliser to earn Brentford a vital point at the Ricoh Arena.

The former Aston Villa youngster fired home from close range to cancel out Carl Baker's penalty and rescue a share of the spoils.

The Bees dominated the opening 20 minutes, but failed to create any clear-cut chances.

Lee Hodson saw a shot blocked, while Coventry keeper Joe Murphy palmed away Adam Forshaw's cross with Forrester looming.

The Sky Blues grew in confidence and were unlucky not to take the lead midway through the half, with Callum Wilson being denied by Simon Moore before Harlee Dean was on hand to clear the rebound off the line.

Clayton Donaldson came close for the visitors just after the half-hour mark when he beat Murphy to Forrester's lofted ball, but his lob went inches wide, while Jonathan Douglas failed to hit the target with his header moments later.

However, the hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Dean was penalised for a push on Richard Wood in the box, and Baker stepped up to send Moore the wrong way from the spot.

The Bees came flying out the traps after the interval and were level inside 60 seconds.

Clayton Donaldson's centre was mis-hit by Forshaw, but Forrester was on hand to fire home the loose ball from eight yards.

Brentford had a let off when Moore blundered John Fleck's long shot, but Hodson was in the right place at the right time to clear the danger.

Bees boss Uwe Rosler brought on Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sam Saunders late on as his side pushed for a winner.

Donaldson had the chance to settle it at the death, but he blazed over from six yards as honours ended even.

BEES: Moore, Hodson (Wright-Phillips 72), Dean, Craig, Bidwell, Logan, Douglas (Diagouraga 46), Adeyemi, Forshaw, Forrester (Saunders 78), Donaldson.

Subs (not used): Gounet, O'Connor, Reeves, Trotta.

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