Smith bemoans missed chances after Bees draw at Ipswich

[/media-credit] Dean Smith’s side have made a fine start to the season

Brentford boss Dean Smith was disappointed his side failed to find a second goal against Ipswich.

Leading through Neal Maupay’s eighth goal of the season, the Bees had chances to double their lead before Kayden Jackson’s second-half equaliser.

“It was (a feeling) of disappointment – it feels like we lost two points here today,” Smith said after the 1-1 draw.

“The first half we were outstanding – to go to any club in the league and to dominate the game as we did – but the important thing is to take those chances that we had in the first half and we did not take them.

“If we got the second goal it would be game over but unfortunately we expended a lot of energy in that first half.

“In the second half they changed shape and were quite effective and ended up getting the goal from a cross.

“I thought our players were very brave on the ball, very crisp and the disappointing thing was the final ball.

“We need to take those big chances when they come along because that’s what wins you games.”

The result kept Brentford in second place in the Championship table.