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21 January 2018 Venue Jersey Road Attendance

Kick off 12:00 (UK)

Brentford
9 - 1
FT
Reading

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Jared Thompson
    GK
  • 2
    Henrik Dalsgaard
    DF
  • 5
    John Egan
    DF
  • 14
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    DF
  • 3
    Josh Clarke
    DF
  • 6
    Zain Westbrooke (C)
    MF
  • 10
    Alan Judge
    MF
  • 8
    Lewis Macleod
    MF
  • 7
    Emiliano Marcondes
    FW
  • 9
    Justin Shaibu
    FW
  • 11
    Tom Field
    FW

Substitutes

  • 4
    Jarvis Edobor
    SUB
  • 15
    Lukas Talbro
    SUB
  • 16
    Nikolaj Kirk
    SUB
  • 17
    Reece Cole
    SUB
  • 18
    Bradley Clayton
    SUB
  • 19
    Jan Novak
    SUB
  • 21
    Theo Archibald
    SUB
  • 22
    Marcus Forss
    SUB
  • 23
    Joe Hardy
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

4-4-2
  • 11
    Adrian Popa
    MF

Substitutes

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Match Preview: Brentford B vs Reading U23

Bees face Royals at Jersey Road in midday kick-off

21 January 2018

John Egan and Henrik Dalsgaard are set to start for Brentford B as they take on Reading U23s at Jersey Road at noon.

The B Team come into this fixture on the back of two draws, a 2-2 with Manchester City before the New Year and a 3-3 against Exeter City last week. Herson Rodrigues Alves snatched a late equaliser in that one, after David Titov and Zain Westbrooke had scored one either side of half-time.

Josh Clarke, Emiliano Marcondes and Alan Judge are also set to start as Kevin O'Connor takes charge of one of the strongest squads he has had available to him.

Alves will miss today's game after picking up a knock last week, as will goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe. O'Connor will be able to re-call Lukas Talbro to the squad after the Danish defender missed the last month with injury.

The game is open to supporters at Brentford's Jersey Road training ground in Osterley. Limited parking is available at the training ground and on the surrounding roads. 

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Match Reports

Match Report: Brentford B 9 Reading U23 1

Strong Bees side hammer Royals at Jersey Road

21 January 2018

Brentford B defeated Reading U23s 9-1 at a rain-soaked Jersey Road on Sunday afternoon.

Alan Judge started the scoring from the penalty spot before Lewis Macleod, Emiliano Marcondes and Tom Field added two more each. Zain Westbrooke and Reece Cole completed the rout in the final stages of the game.

Brentford started brightly as the rain poured down on their Osterley-based training ground. Within the first 10 minutes, Justin Shaibu had been brought down in the box allowing Judge to step up and convert the kick.

Just two minutes later, The Bees had a second goal through Macleod. A superb piece of individual skill, he turned on the right side of the box before curling the ball into the top corner.

With 17 minutes gone, the newest member of the squad got himself his first goal in the red and white stripes of Brentford. Marcondes won the ball back off a defender close to Reading's goal, then fired low into the bottom corner to punish the mistake. 

Reading weren't just lying down and letting this happen. Within two minutes of each other two chances came and went in a flash. The first was a low shot that flew narrowly past the post, the second was a free header that should really have found the net but dropped wide.

Then, on the verge of half-time, goalkeeper Jared Thompson found himself in no man's land after coming out a fraction too late to the feet of an opposition striker. The shot went past him but Judge was back on the line to swipe the ball away from danger.

The Irishman turned provider at the other end after the break, crossing from deep to allow Macleod a sublime volley at the far post. Hitting it first-time as it dropped out of the sky, it fizzed past the opposition keeper and found the net. 5-0.

Bees captain John Egan completed an hour of football in The B Team's back four before being subbed off for Jarvis Edobor.

Three minutes later, Field had secured his brace in barely a minute of football. The first was a sweetly-struck effort from the left side of the box that hit the net a split second after leaving his boot. His next goal came seconds later, poking home a low cross right in front of the goalkeeper. It trickled over the line and put Brentford seven goals up.

Shaibu managed 67 minutes, Marcus Forss coming on as his replacement after that. Macleod and Josh Clarke got slightly longer, they were replaced by Lukas Talbro and Cole on 73 minutes.

Brentford got their eighth with just five minutes to go in normal time. Another cross from Judge was struck by Forss in the box but he saw his shot blocked. Westbrooke was on hand to volley home the rebound and score his fifth of the season.

Reading's Adrian Popa scored a sublime free-kick to get The Royals on the scoresheet right as the clock struck 90 minutes.

In added time, Cole scored a hard-fought individual goal to round off a fantastic afternoon in front of goal for The Bees. Working hard to win the ball back after it seemed like he had been dispossessed, he found some space and fired low into the bottom corner. 9-1. 


Brentford B: Thompson; Dalsgaard, Egan (sub Edobor 61 mins), Sørensen, Clarke (sub Talbro 73 mins); Judge, Westbrooke, Macleod (sub Cole 73 mins); Marcondes, Shaibu (sub Forss 67 mins), Field (sub Archibald 76 mins)

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