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2-1
07 February 2018 Venue Oriel Park Attendance

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Dundalk
2 - 1
FT
Brentford

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Gary Rogers
    GK
  • 2
    Sean Gannon
    DF
  • 4
    Sean Hoare
    DF
  • 15
    Stephen Folan
    DF
  • 14
    Dane Massey
    DF
  • 5
    Chris Shields
    MF
  • 13
    Karolis Chvedukas
    MF
  • 19
    Ronan Murray
    MF
  • 10
    Jamie McGrath
    MF
  • 11
    Kristjan Adorjan
    FW
  • 16
    Dylan Connolly (C)
    FW

Substitutes

  • 22
    Gabriel Sava
    SUB
  • 3
    Brian Gartland
    SUB
  • 7
    Michael Duffy
    SUB
  • 17
    George Poynton
    SUB
  • 24
    Gavin Smith
    SUB
  • 25
    Adam Finnegan
    SUB
  • 26
    Karl Fitsimon
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Stephen Kenny

4-3-3
  • 1
    Jared Thompson
    GK
  • 3
    David Titov
    DF
  • 5
    Jarvis Edobor
    DF
  • 24
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    DF
  • 2
    Lukas Talbro
    DF
  • 6
    Zain Westbrooke (C)
    MF
  • 10
    Bradley Clayton
    MF
  • 8
    Reece Cole
    MF
  • 7
    Ali Coote
    FW
  • 11
    Theo Archibald
    FW
  • 9
    Marcus Forss
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Dan Houghton
    SUB
  • 12
    Jaakko Oksanen
    SUB
  • 14
    Joe Hardy
    SUB
  • 17
    Raphael Assibey-Mensah
    SUB
  • 23
    Luke Appleton
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Dundalk vs Brentford B

B Team in Ireland for fixture tomorrow

6 February 2018

Kevin O'Connor's B Team side play Dundalk FC in Ireland tomorrow, kick-off at 7.45pm.

The squad flew out to Tallaght in Ireland today (Tuesday 6 February) to prepare for the fixture at Oriel Park tomorrow night.

The Bees head into this game against Dundalk expecting a good game against the Irish men's side. This will be the hosts' fifth pre-season friendly before they begin this season's League of Ireland Premier Division fixtures in mid-February. 

Head Coach Kevin O'Connor said: "This should be a good test for our boys. We are playing two very good men's sides on their home turf, which will make it all the harder for us.

"Being the final few games before their seasons begin, both Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers will be sharp and probably go out to play some good football against us.

"We have brought a good squad out here, and some of the boys have First Team football to speak of. I expect us to work hard in both games, we will try to impose ourselves on the games and hopefully come away with good performances. As I always try to highlight, the performances must be of a high standard because that's what we expect of them in the B squad."

The matches will be the first for Brentford B since a double header against Reading last month. O’Connor’s side lost the second of two games in four days against the Berkshire side, suffering a 3-2 defeat. That came on the back of a 9-1 win secured by a Brentford B team featuring a few First Team players earlier in the month.

The Reading defeat ended a five-game unbeaten run that stretched back to November. Brentford B came from behind twice to draw 3-3 with an Exeter City XI in their first game of 2018 and ended 2017 with a 2-2 draw against Manchester City, conceding two late goals. Wins against Barnet and Wolverhampton Wanderers preceded those two draws. Brentford B have now won 16 and lost only eight of their 28 games so far this term.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Dundalk 2 Brentford B 1

Bees defeated by Irish comeback

7 February 2018

The game started with a chance for the travelling Bees after just five minutes. Ali Coote got in behind the back four, only to see the ball slow under his feet and that allowed goalkeeper Gary Rogers time to come out and dive on it.

The Bees looked comfortable on the ball in the cold clear air at Oriel Park. The ball was being played around from back to front and it limited the hosts' time in attack.

Clayton gave Brentford the lead after 24 minutes. Chasing down defender Stephen Folan, he won the ball back and raced through for a one-on-one. Keeping his calm, he tucked the ball under the onrushing keeper into the net.

A few minutes later he almost was at fault for an equaliser. Running the ball out of the box, the midfielder was dispossessed by Karolis Chvedukas. The Dundalk man turned and shot from the edge of the area, it bounced right in front of Thompson but the keeper managed to cling to the ball.

After 37 minutes, David Titov conceded a free-kick on the left side of Brentford's box. Ronan Murray stepped up to take it, shooting over the wall at Thompson's net. It swerved dangerously in the air but Thompson watched it carefully and managed to hang on to the ball.

At the break, it was 1-0 and Brentford looked good value for their lead. They had dominated possession and created more chances.

The second half started with Clayton firing a shot wide from the edge of the box. The ball moved in the air and Rogers looked relieved to see it miss his far post.

It wasn't long before the home side got back in the game. A long run down the left from Jamie McGrath allowed space to open up in the middle. A chipped ball through from the left-winger found debutant Kristjan Adorjan in the box, he turned quickly and shot low into the bottom corner.

Just before the hour mark, Dundalk could have done better from the edge of the penalty area. A neat one-two set Sean Gannon in to shoot but his effort was wild and rocketed over the crossbar.

With 63 minutes gone, Ali Coote was replaced by Jaakko Oksanen for the Finnish midfielder's debut in Brentford colours. Within minutes he played a pass low for Clayton on the left wing, who then flicked it on to Marcus Forss. The striker just missed out on a clear route to goal as Hoare cut across him.

The hosts could have been a goal ahead after 69 minutes. A low corner by sub Michael Duffy was missed by Dane Massey at the near post and then it fell to Hoare at the far. The defender failed to connect with his shot and it spun away from danger. Brentford escaped what looked like a certain goal.

Dundalk found the break through with just five minutes to go. A corner by Duffy again went to the far post, was headed back across by Massey and then finished by Folan. It was a well worked move that had Brentford chasing shadows in their own penalty area.


Brentford B: Thompson; Titov, Edobor, Sørensen, Talbro; Westbrooke, Cole (sub Assibey-Mensah 77 mins), Clayton; Coote (sub Oksanen 63 mins), Archibald, Forss (sub Hardy 77 mins)

Subs (not used): Houghton (GK), Appleton

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