BRENTFORD boss Thomas Frank revealed that his father passed away the day before his Bees beat Cherries, explaining his players celebration for their first goal.

After Bryan Mbeumo had put Brentford a goal up against Cherries at Vitality Stadium, the Bees swarmed their leader, who learned that his father Preben had passed on Friday morning.

Dominic Solanke would briefly level scores, but a stoppage time winner for Yoane Wissa sealed all three points for the away side.

Asked about the celebration, Frank replied: “That’s quite special. My dad passed away (Friday). So that was special.

“I think the two goals are high quality.

“You can see that Mark Flekken is adding extra layers to his game.

“It is a top second assist and I think it’s an unbelievable touch or pass from Wissa to Bryan (Mbeumo) and that’s the easiest route to a goal.

“One, two passes and then goal. That was quite beautiful.

“I think the second one was an equally good counter, where a good pass from Yarmoliuk to Bryan, who drives up, tries to find a pass that’s not there and then a late slid ball down to Wissa and a fantastic, well-taken goal.”

Despite Cherries feeling aggrieved over a host of refereeing decisions, Frank felt the result was a “fair win” for Brentford.

He continued: “I am very happy. We showed fantastic character and mentality as we have a lot of times this season.

“We had the margins with us but, in an even game, I think we had the cutting edge. In the end, it was a fair win to us.

“To concede late and then go again, I’m happy with that.

“And, I must say, I think it’s a squad game, it’s not an 11-player game.

“The five subs made the difference, of course, particularly Wissa with a fantastic assist and a fantastic goal.”