EXCITED fans hailed a sensational comeback as Huddersfield Town stung the Bees with two-stoppage time strikes to go joint top of League I.
Martin Allen’s uncompromising side looked set for a win in West Yorkshire as they reached the 90-minute mark with a 2-1 lead.
But Peter Jackson’s side had other ideas as goals from Danny Schofield and Andy Booth put them level with Swansea at the September summit.
Brentford, who had lead through Isaiah Rankin and again through DJ Campbell after Pawel Abbott equalised, were left reeling and in fourth place.
Both sides were down to 10 men by the end after Town’s Tom Clarke and Brentford’s Andy Frampton were sent off.
“It was our biggest challenge of the season so far, but we showed a never-say-die attitude to come through like that,” beamed Town boss Peter Jackson.
“We threw away a couple of goals and found ourselves up against it, but we never gave in and this was our best win of the season so far.
“When we scored to get back to 2-2 I thought about pulling Boothy back to centre-half to protect the point.
“But after a few seconds I decided to keep him up front, because I just had that feeling we could do something.”
“There were fantastic scenes at the end and this game was a great advert for the division, full of excitement, tension and goals.”
There were 11,622 inside the stadium to see the Londoners make a strong start which was rewarded with Rankin’s powerfully-struck 22nd-minute opener.
It needed a touch of magic to get Town back into the game, and Abbott provided it in the 33rd minute, racing onto Danny Adams’ pass to drill his eighth goal of the season.
Abbott, pictured, kept the visiting defenders on their toes throughout with his willingness to run and make himself available for the ball.
But Brentford were still able to regain the lead a minute into the second half when substitute Campbell notched with his first touch.
Jackson brought Booth, back after a hamstring injury, and Junior Mendes off the bench, but Brentford stood firm.
The late red cards for Clarke and Frampton, both for second bookable offences, broke up the momentum of the match.
But as the fourth official signalled five extra minutes, Town summoned up some energy and poured forward.
Schofield forced home the equaliser after left-back Adams’ cross was touched on by Booth.
And the clincher came two minutes and 38 seconds into time added on when Nathan Clarke launched a long throw which Booth nodded in.
Town: Rachubka, Holdsworth, Adams, T Clarke, N Clarke, Carss, Worthington, Schofield, Brandon (Mendes, 64mins), Taylor-Fletcher (Booth, 64), Abbott. Subs not used: Collins, McCombe, Senior.
Brentford: Nelson, Tillen, Frampton, Sodje, Turner, Rankin, Lewis, Pratley, Tabb (Owusu, 82), Gayle, Fitzgerald (Campbell, HT, Peters 90). Subs not used: Brooker, Bankole.