Tony Mowbray was disappointed his side couldn’t make more of their two goal lead on what he felt was a ‘tough day’ for referee Tim Robinson.

The official took centre stage in the second half, awarding Rovers a penalty eight minutes after the re-start from which Adam Armstrong sent David Raya the wrong way.

At that stage Rovers led 2-0, with Armstrong having opened the scoring in the 11th minute as he took his tally to 12 for the season.

An Ollie Watkins rocket brought the hosts back in to it just after the hour before the main talking point of the game with 20 minutes to go.

Substitute Mads Roerslav went down in the box, sandwiched between two Rovers players, and felt enough contact to send him to the floor, with Robinson awarding his second penalty of the afternoon.

That set up a grandstand finish in which both sides had chances to win it, including Armstrong who went clean through, only to be denied by the legs of David Raya.

“We’re left frustrated and disappointed that we didn’t take the points from the position we were in,” Mowbray said.

“The crowd were beginning to turn on them, the ball was swirling in the wind, there was a lack of rhythm to the game and then a bit of brilliance from Watkins got them back in it.

“We were disappointed that we didn’t deal with a long straight ball any better, but it was an amazing finish.

“As we’ve found previously at this ground the crowd can ignite the team and they get right behind him and they play lots of passes around your box.

“I haven’t been on my laptop to see the penalty but everyone who has is telling me that it’s never a penalty and there’s very little contact, if any, and only an arm across the front of him and he’s gone over.

“The referee was having a tough day I think, for both teams, I felt he got a lot wrong and I know their bench was fuming.

“Ultimately we’re disappointed because even at 2-2 Armstrong went through with David Raya and maybe should have won the game for us 3-2.

“It’s okay. Would we have taken it with the run of games we’ve had? Probably, and with two home games to come we will put the point in the bag and move on.”

Rovers went with an unchanged team, and had to do plenty of hard graft behind the ball, with goalkeeper Christian Walton coming up with some key saves.

But Mowbray felt his side maintained a threat on the break at all times, not least when Armstrong had an opportunity for his hat-trick in the second half.

“I think the way Brentford play, with the players we’ve got, I think can be a threat on transition for anyone who pushes too many men on against us leaving space in behind,” Mowbray added.

“As long as we can pick the right forward pass, and see and exploit the space, then we’re a threat to any team in the league.

“The more difficult days for us are when teams sit back against us and we have to be more creative and that’s what they’re very good at, with Mbeumo, Watkins and Benrahma around the edge of your box.

“We’re missing Holtby, Dack, Rothwell, those types of football. But on transition we can still be a threat to any team.”