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10 February 2018 Venue Tallaght Stadium Attendance

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Shamrock Rovers
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Brentford

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4-4-2
  • 25
    Kevin Horgan
    GK
  • 2
    Ethan Boyle
    DF
  • 4
    Roberto Lopes
    DF
  • 5
    Lee Grace
    DF
  • 15
    Ally Gilchrist
    DF
  • 8
    Ronan Finn (C)
    MF
  • 6
    Greg Bolger
    MF
  • 7
    Eoghan Stokes
    MF
  • 17
    Joel Coustrain
    MF
  • 14
    Gary Shaw
    FW
  • 28
    Graham Burke
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Tomer Checinski
    SUB
  • 9
    Dan Carr
    SUB
  • 10
    Brandon Miele
    SUB
  • 16
    David McAllister
    SUB
  • 19
    Sean Boyd
    SUB
  • 21
    Aaron Bolger
    SUB
  • 23
    Eric Abulu
    SUB
  • 24
    Dean Dillon
    SUB
  • 26
    Conor Gleeson
    SUB
  • 27
    Dan Clery
    SUB
  • 29
    Sam Bone
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Stephen Bradley

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  • 1
    Ellery Balcombe
    GK
  • 3
    David Titov
    DF
  • 5
    Jarvis Edobor
    DF
  • 14
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    DF
  • 2
    Lukas Talbro
    DF
  • 6
    Zain Westbrooke (C)
    MF
  • 10
    Bradley Clayton
    MF
  • 8
    Reece Cole
    MF
  • 7
    Herson Rodrigues Alves
    FW
  • 11
    Theo Archibald
    FW
  • 9
    Marcus Forss
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Dan Houghton
    SUB
  • 12
    Nikolaj Kirk
    SUB
  • 15
    Jaakko Oksanen
    SUB
  • 19
    Luke Appleton
    SUB
  • 20
    Joe Hardy
    SUB
  • 22
    Ali Coote
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Shamrock Rovers vs Brentford B

Bees go in search of victory after Wednesday night defeat

9 February 2018

Brentford B take on Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.

Kevin O'Connor's men get their game underway at the same time as Brentford's First Team start their fixture with Preston North End at the weekend; 3pm. 

The B squad will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing 2-1 to Dundalk on Wednesday night in County Louth. Bradley Clayton scored the only goal for the visitors in the first half before The Town responded with a second-half double to snatch victory in the 85th minute.

The Opposition

The venue for tomorrow's game is Tallaght Stadium, a mixture of terracing and seats that can hold 6,000 fans. It contains a grass pitch and is located to the South West of Dublin. Opened in 2009, it was the setting for the debut for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during a pre-season friendly against Rovers.

Since moving to a new home nine years ago, Shamrock Rovers have gone through a period of success. In 2011, they played their first ever Champions League game in one of the qualification rounds. Later that year they became the first Irish team to compete in the group stages of a European competition by qualifying for the Europa League. 

Shamrock's last league title came in 2011, making it two domestic titles on the bounce. Since then, they have been close to the top but never conquered the division. Last season, in 2017, the team finished third behind Dundalk in second and Champions Cork City.

The Bees

Ellery Balcombe missed out on the first game with Dundalk through injury but could return to the lineup on Saturday after resuming full training in the past two days.

Henrik Johansson has also returned to training this week but the game in Tallaght could come too soon for him to play a role tomorrow afternoon.

Bradley Clayton scored on Wednesday night, making it two in two for the attacking midfielder. He will be hoping to add to his tally of seven overall this season. 

Danish fullback Lukas Talbro hit a milestone during the week with his 60th appearance for Brentford B. He has made the most appearances of any player for Kevin O'Connor's side since the beginning of the B Team programme.

Coverage

There will be limited coverage of this game, due to the First Team match at the same time at Griffin Park. There will be highlights after the game as well as interviews with Kevin and some of his players after the final Irish fixture of the tour.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 Brentford B 2

B Team complete second-half comeback in Tallaght

10 February 2018

Brentford B completed a 2-1 comeback win at Shamrock Rovers on Saturday afternoon. Jarvis Edobor and Theo Archibald scored goals in the second half after Graham Burke had given the hosts a first-half lead.

The game started brightly for the home side, with several chances falling their way in the opening minutes. 

Both Burke and Ronan Finn went close with shots from the edge of the box. Burke's curled wide of the far post as he shot from the right wing. Then Finn saw a header blocked by David Titov from an in-swinging corner.

Archibald had a great chance to score an opener after quarter of an hour. Latching on to the end of a poor pass out from the back, he cut it on to his left foot but drilled it straight at the retreating goalkeeper. 

Gary Shaw then went close for the hosts, shooting with a serious amount of power from the edge of the box. It was a strong left arm by Ellery Balcombe that denied the Irishman. 

Shamrock took the lead after 40 minutes through Burke. After playing it around at the back, a loose pass allowed the Rovers man to intercept the ball and take all the time he needed to score into the bottom corner.

At the break, Rovers made 10 changes. While Kevin O'Connor introduced Ali Coote to the action in place of Herson Rodrigues Alves. Jaakko Oksanen was also introduced after an hour in place of the hard-working Reece Cole.

Brentford recovered some of their momentum and controlled the early stages of the second period. Several chances came and went for different Bees players. 

Zain Westbrooke could have done better after 74 minutes, a chipped cross from Archibald on the right found the captain in space in the middle but his header wasn't as clean as he'd have liked. It dropped short of the target.

A few minutes later the ball found Bradley Clayton on the left side of the box, he struck it cleanly and powerfully at the goal. Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski made a brave save to get his body in the way and block it.

Then the B Team were level. Lukas Talbro showed a superb level of skill to work the ball off a one-two with Joe Hardy and then play it wide to Archibald on the right. The Scottish winger cut inside and curled the ball into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box.

With three minutes to go, Edobor popped up with the winner. His first goal of the season was a powerful header into the net after connecting perfectly with a corner from Oksanen.


Brentford B: Balcombe; Talbro, Edobor, Sorensen, Titov (sub Kirk 77 mins); Westbrooke, Clayton, Cole (sub Oksanen 67 mins); Archibald, Alves (sub Coote 46 mins), Forss (sub Hardy 71 mins)

Subs (not used): Houghton, Appleton

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