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09 January 2018 Venue Jersey Road Attendance

Kick off 13:30 (UK)

Brentford
3 - 3
FT
Exeter City

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Ellery Balcombe
    GK
  • 2
    David Titov
    DF
  • 4
    Jarvis Edobor
    DF
  • 5
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    DF
  • 3
    Tom Field
    DF
  • 6
    Zain Westbrooke (C)
    MF
  • 8
    Lewis Macleod
    MF
  • 10
    Alan Judge
    MF
  • 7
    Bradley Clayton
    FW
  • 11
    Theo Archibald
    FW
  • 9
    Marcus Forss
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Jared Thompson
    SUB
  • 12
    Joe Hardy
    SUB
  • 14
    Trialist
    SUB
  • 20
    Herson Rodrigues Alves
    SUB
  • 21
    Reece Cole
    SUB
  • 22
    Jan Novak
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

4-4-2
  • 1
    Paul Jones
    GK
  • 2
    Pierce Sweeney
    DF
  • 18
    Dan Seabourne
    DF
  • 5
    Jordan Storey
    DF
  • 3
    Craig Woodman
    DF
  • 31
    Jack Sparkes
    MF
  • 4
    Lloyd James
    MF
  • 24
    Alex Byrne
    MF
  • 10
    Lee Holmes
    MF
  • 37
    Ryan Loft
    FW
  • 20
    Matt Jay (C)
    FW

Substitutes

  • 35
    Ben Semour
    SUB
  • 7
    Joel Randall
    SUB
  • 8
    Robbie Simpson
    SUB
  • 14
    Ryan Brunt
    SUB
  • 29
    Harry Kite
    SUB
  • 30
    Felix Norman
    SUB
  • 41
    Will Dean
    SUB
  • 42
    Alex Hartridge
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Matt Taylor

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Brentford B vs Exeter City

All the info ahead of tomorrow's B Team clash with The Grecians

8 January 2018

Brentford B play their first game of 2018 against Exeter City at Jersey Road tomorrow at 1.30pm.

The Bees are looking to get back to winning ways on the back of a 2-2 draw with Manchester City in late December. Kevin O'Connor's men were left frustrated that day after two late goals saw the away side fight back from two behind to level the score in the dying minutes. 

Tom Field has returned from his loan spell at Bradford City and could return to action in tomorrow's fixture. Dean Smith has been encouraged by the B squad's ability to get his team minutes this season; Alan Judge and Lewis Macleod have also used the side to bolster their playing time.

Reece Cole, Zain Westbrooke and Herson Rodrigues Alves all returned to O'Connor's team last month, meaning the squad are almost back to full strength. The only player still missing is Henrik Johannsson, The Swedish winger is still out after suffering a leg muscle injury 11 months ago.

Marcus Forss is leading the way in front of goal, with 11 goals in 18 matches in the first half of the season. Closing in on his tally is Theo Archibald with 9 and then Joe Hardy on 8. 

In terms of total match time, Lukas Talbro has 57 games in total since the beginning of the B Team in 2016. A close second is Jarvis Edobor on 54 and then third comes Raphael Assibey-Mensah on 52.

Tomorrow's match is a repeat fixture of October's match when Exeter and Brentford B played out a nil-nil draw at Jersey Road. That day saw the inclusion of Luke Daniels, John Egan and Lasse Vibe.

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Match Reports

Report: Bees 3 Grecians 3

Brentford B score late equaliser to draw first game of 2018

9 January 2018

Brentford B drew 3-3 with an Exeter City XI on Tuesday afternoon at Jersey Road.

David Titov gave Brentford the lead in the first half before the away side scored two to take the lead back. Zain Westbrooke got a goal to level the scores after the break, before The Grecians once again scored to go ahead. Herson Rodrigues Alves scored in the last 10 minutes to secure a hard-fought draw.

It took 22 minutes for the game to get going, Titov scoring the opening goal and his first of the season. Bradley Clayton won the ball off of Dan Seabourne at the back, then squared for Marcus Forss to shoot. The shot was saved by goalkeeper Paul Jones but the rebound was put away by the fullback at the far post.

Two minutes later it could have been two or three. First, Titov saw a shot saved by Jones and the rebound by Alan Judge was blocked on the line. Then Tom Field went close with a header that Jones needed to tip over the crossbar.

The Grecians levelled through Matt Jay after half an hour. A long ball from the right was nodded back across goal by Ryan Loft, only for Jay to knock it home in the middle.

Only a few minutes later, Exeter had scored again. This time a quick break ending in a swift finish at the far post to see the visitors take a 2-1 lead into the half-time break.

Reece Cole and Herson Rodrigues Alves were out for the second half, in place of Lewis Macleod and Tom Field. An hour in, Westbrooke fired home a second for Kevin O'Connor's side. Cole picked him out with a long ball down the left, the B Team captain cutting inside before curling the ball into the far corner to make it 2-2.

Straight down the other end, 66 minutes gone, and Exeter had a third. A free-kick from the left wing was whipped in by Lloyd James, allowing the faintest of touches from Robbie Simpson to take it past Ellery Balcombe in the Brentford goal. 

Joe Hardy was introduced for Alan Judge after 71 minutes, almost making an instant impact but his low shot fizzed narrowly wide of the post.

With only eight minutes to go, Brentford were back on level terms. A great individual goal, he rounded the goalkeeper and then turned and shot from a narrow angle. It looked harder to score than to miss but he tucked it away and equalised in style.

The B Team could have won it in the dying seconds of the match, when Hardy saw the ball roll out to him on the edge of the penalty area. He struck it low, with goalkeeper Jones on the floor, but Will Dean charged across to make a brave block on the line and keep the scores level.


Brentford B: Balcombe; Titov, Sorensen, Edobor, Field (sub Alves 59 mins); Westbrooke, Macleod (sub Cole 40 mins), Judge (sub Trialist 71 mins); Clayton, Archibald, Forss (sub Hardy 71 mins)

Subs (not used): Thompson (GK), Novak

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