Brentford B were beaten 3-1 by Stjarnan FC and now head back to west London following their fixtures in Spain.

Neil MacFarlane's men looked threatening in spells during the game but could not find the cutting edge necessary to defeat their Icelandic opponents. Ashley Hay did score a late consolation.

The young Bees started well with their first attack of the game nearly ending in a goal when Isaac Holland collected the ball on the right flank and drove at the Stjarnan defence.

The winger beat his man before delivering a great cross which flashed across the box, Ashley Hay stretched to reach the ball, but he wasn’t able to get a touch as it went out of play.

The Icelandic side slowly started to grow into the game, but Brentford remained composed with Ethan Brierley and Riley Owen controlling the central midfield area well.

Despite an even opening 25 minutes, Stjarnan got themselves ahead after Brentford lost the ball deep in their own half, leaving Adolf Birgisson to slot home from close range.

The young Bees enjoyed some good spells of possession in the opening half but were unable to create any real goal scoring opportunities as they entered the final third.

Similar to the first, the Bees made a good start to the second half and were unfortunate not to equalise moments after the interval when the ball was worked into Hay.

The striker found himself in behind the Stjarnan defence his eventually shot was saved well by the keeper.

Hay was causing the Stjarnan defence problems and thought he had another chance on goal moments later only to be brought down right on the edge of the box.

Ethan Brierley stepped up to take the set-piece but his shot sailed over the bar.

The Icelandic top division side made Brentford pay for their missed chances when captain Daniel Laxdal doubled Stjarnan’s lead just after the hour mark.

It was 3-0 not long after, as Stjarnan began to take real control of their game showing their experience within the final 20 minutes.

Hay was finally rewarded for his constant work as the Bees pulled one back on 80 minutes.

Lisbie did well to beat his man on the right flank before chipping a cross onto Hay’s head as the forward nodded home.

That was how the game would end as Brentford B were beaten by their opponents.

Stjarnan FC: Olafsson, Ingimarsson, Gunnarsson, Laxdal, Halldorsson, Birgisson, Valdimarsson, Adolphsson, Eggertsson, Atlason, Ingason

Subs: Rosenorn, Kristjansson, Orvarsson, Matthiasson, Porlesson, Gunstangsson, Sorundsson, Hilmarsson, Steinarsson, Ingolfsson, Sonsson

Brentford B: Angelini (Tavaziva 76), Dickov, Ji-soo (Zabeli 52), Arthur, Adedokun, Brierley, Owen, Booth (Trialist 76), Hay, Morgan (Lisbie 52), Holland (Yogane 64)

Saunders pleased with continual improvement across tour

While disappointed with a third loss, Brentford B assistant coach Sam Saunders was happy to see another improved performance against Stjarnan FC.

Playing against a third senior opposition, Saunders said the side would take plenty of learnings from the tour back to Jersey Road.