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05 December 2017 Venue Attendance

Kick off 13:00 (UK)

Barnet
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FT
Brentford

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4-5-1
  • 31
    Kai McKenzie-Lyle
    GK
  • 2
    Dwight Pascal
    DF
  • 5
    Darnell Smith
    DF
  • 6
    EJ Mensah
    DF
  • 3
    Joe Payne (C)
    DF
  • 18
    Ephron Mason-Clark
    MF
  • 11
    Tobi Coker
    MF
  • 4
    Nana Kyei
    MF
  • 10
    Shane Cojocarel
    MF
  • 7
    Fumnaya Shomotun
    MF
  • 9
    Justin Amaluzor
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Renell McKenzie-Lyle
    SUB
  • 12
    Greg Adinna
    SUB
  • 14
    Roy Syla
    SUB
  • 15
    Javaan Campbell
    SUB
  • 16
    Loic Hernandez
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Michael Nelson

4-3-3
  • 1
    Jared Thompson
    GK
  • 2
    Jan Novak
    DF
  • 4
    Chris Mepham
    DF
  • 14
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    DF
  • 3
    Ilias Chatzitheodoridis
    DF
  • 6
    Nikolaj Kirk
    MF
  • 8
    Bradley Clayton (C)
    MF
  • 10
    Alan Judge
    MF
  • 7
    Trialist A
    FW
  • 9
    Marcus Forss
    FW
  • 11
    Theo Archibald
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Ellery Balcombe
    SUB
  • 5
    Jarvis Edobor
    SUB
  • 12
    Trialist
    SUB
  • 17
    Raphael Assibey-Mensah
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Barnet vs Brentford B

Battle of the Bees to kick off this afternoon

5 December 2017

Brentford B play a Barnet XI later on this afternoon at the North London Club's training ground, a game that is open to supporters.

Kevin O'Connor's side are hoping to bounce back after a run of three defeats in three to Premier League opposition. 

Swansea City, AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town overcame The Bees in a run of games that did see improvements as the fixtures came and went. From an opening 6-2 loss in South Wales, to a 3-0 home defeat against The Cherries, they ended their triple-header with a valiant effort despite a 2-0 defeat in West Yorkshire.

B Team Head Coach Kevin O'Connor spoke to iFollow yesterday and had this to say:

"I want the boys to react in the right way, which they have done in the last games. Even though the results haven't been great, the reaction has been much better. There has been a positive in that.

"I want them to go out there and show how good they can be. We don't know what team we are going to face. It could be a mix of First Team players, it could be their 23s, whoever they face they need to go and show the people watching what they are about."

The full chat with Kevin can be viewed here: Kevin O'Connor Pre-Match

The last match against The Terriers saw Raphael Assibey-Mensah make his 49th appearance for Brentford B, meaning Tuesday could see him hit 50 for O'Connor's side.

Reece Cole, Herson Rodrigues Alves and Henrik Johansson missed the game through injury. While Johansson's recovery is more long-term, Cole and Alves could see a return to action this afternoon with a run out.

Barnet have confirmed that the match will be open to supporters. There is a car park beside The Hive Stadium, close to the pitch that will host Brentford B, parking costs £1 and the seating around the pitch is covered in case of bad weather.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Barnet U23 2 Brentford B 3

Alan Judge makes goalscoring return as Kevin O'Connor's side get back to winning ways

5 December 2017

Brentford B beat Barnet U23 3-2 at The Hive London on Tuesday afternoon. Alan Judge and Marcus Forss scored the goals for Kevin O’Connor’s side in what turned out to be a narrow victory.

Bradley Clayton was the first to test the Barnet keeper. Taking a one-two off Jan Novak on the edge of the box, he took the shot straight away but it was saved by Kai McKenzie-Lyle.

Chris Mepham then went close after eight minutes. Getting on the end of a cross from the left, the Wales youth international nodded the ball narrowly wide of the target.

After 10 minutes, the B Team won a penalty. A ball in from Novak was met by Forss in the middle but he was fouled in the air. Stepping up to tuck the spot-kick home, Judge showed great composure to score his first goal in red and white for over a year and a half.

It could have been two straight away. A cross from the left was met by Forss in the middle and the keeper took two attempts to catch the ball on the line.

After 20 minutes, it was two-nil. Theo Archibald crossed low from the left and Forss found space at the near post to sweep the ball home.

With half an hour gone, the hosts got one of their best chances. A deep cross from the right was headed clear at the far post by Novak. Then the follow-up was drilled in and blocked by Brentford’s trialist and Thompson was able to gather.

At the break, Brentford had the lead and the momentum. Barnet had very few attempts on Thompson’s goal and hadn’t looked a threat with Mepham winning anything and everything in the air at the back.

Judge was replaced at half time by Raphael Assibey-Mensah after completing the first 45 minutes for the B Team.

It didn’t take long for Brentford to get a third after the restart. An identical goal to his first, Forss got his second by tucking in a cross at the near post.

Barnet almost got one back immediately. Getting space on the left, Fumnaya Shomotun shot from range. Thompson got across to palm it away and Mads Bech Sørensen got back in time to clear it away from advancing white shirts.

It was Justin Amaluzor that then got Barnet back into the game. With a quick turn to get rid of his marker, he fired the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Five minutes later, the home side had a second. After darting into the penalty area, a Barnet player went down under pressure and the referee pointed to the spot. It was tucked away with two minutes of time to go.

Despite putting a few long balls into the box, Barnet couldn’t find a third goal and Kevin O’Connor’s side secured their first win in four matches.


Brentford B: Thompson; Novak, Mepham, Sørensen, Chatzitheodoridis; Kirk, Clayton, Judge (sub Assibey-Mensah 45 mins); Trialist A, Forss (sub Edobor 89 mins), Archibald (sub Trialist B 80 mins)

Subs (not used): Balcombe

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