When Brentford won a Wembley cup final – with help from traffic police
Brentford won the London War Cup in 1942 thanks to two goals from Les Smith, whose car broke down en route to the finalBy Richard Foster for The Football MineAs soon as Brentford had beaten Newcastle United in the League Cup quarter-finals, talk centred around the club’s first appearance in a major semi-final in their 131-year history. The Bees’ trophy cabinet is not exactly bursting at the seams, but the club did enjoy cup success 80 years ago, which included a semi-final victory against Tottenham, the club they play this week in the League Cup semi-finals.Having spent their formative years in non-league, Brentford were elected to the Football League in 1920. In 1926, the former referee and Gillingham manager Harry Curtis began his 23-year...
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