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05 September 2017 Venue Griffin Park Attendance 427 Referee Matthew Downey

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Queens Park Rangers U23

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Luke Daniels (C)
    GK
  • 2
    Lukas Talbro
    DF
  • 3
    Ilias Chatzitheodoridis
    DF
  • 5
    Jarvis Edobor
    DF
  • 6
    Bradley Clayton
    MF
  • 7
    Sergi Canos
    FW
  • 8
    Ali Coote
    MF
  • 10
    Raphael Assibey-Mensah
    MF
  • 11
    Herson Rodrigues Alves
    FW
  • 17
    Justin Shaibu
    FW
  • 19
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Jaghui Hill
    SUB
  • 9
    Jan Novak
    SUB
  • 12
    Joe Hardy
    SUB
  • 20
    Nicolaj Kirk
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

4-4-2
  • 1
    Seny Dieng
    GK
  • 2
    Osman Kakay
    DF
  • 3
    Charles Fox
    DF
  • 4
    Josh Wallen
    DF
  • 5
    Chris Paul (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Giles Phillips
    MF
  • 7
    Ody Alfa
    MF
  • 8
    Zenon Stylianides
    MF
  • 9
    Aramide Oteh
    FW
  • 10
    Danny Rowe
    FW
  • 11
    Dan Darbyshire
    FW

Substitutes

  • 12
    Romeo Akinola
    SUB
  • 13
    Conor Hudnott
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Paul Hall

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Brentford B v Queens Park Rangers U23

Kevin O'Connor's side host a West London derby at Griffin Park on Tuesday

4 September 2017

Brentford B face Queens Park Rangers U23 at Griffin Park on Tuesday 5 September, kick-off 7.45pm. Entry is free for spectators.

Just before they head off to Germany for two matches in quick succession, Brentford B host local rivals QPR in a friendly at the stadium.

The Opposition

Queens Park Rangers U23 play in the Professional Development League Two South and, so far this season, have won all three of their opening games of the competition.

Their most recent result was a 3-2 victory over Barnsley, with a squad that included First Team members Joe Lumley, Niko Hamalainen and Ryan Manning. Hamalainen and Brentford striker Marcus Forss are likely to have crossed paths in the past, both of them representing Finland at youth level.

Last season, Brentford B played two squads from Rangers. The first encounter at Jersey Road ended in a 3-0 win for The Bees, Manny Onariase, Herson Alves and Justin Shaibu getting the goals against a young R's side. The return fixture went the way of The Hoops, a 2-0 win at Harlington, but which also saw a return to action for Rico Henry.

The Boss

Paul Hall is the man in charge of QPR's U23 side. Capped by Jamaica over 40 times, playing all three of their games in the 1998 World Cup, the former striker has been with Rangers for two years. 

The 45-year-old, born in Manchester, began his career at Torquay United in 1990. A decade later, he found himself at Coventry City following a five-year spell at Portsmouth playing under former QPR stalwart Terry Fenwick. After the turn of the millennium, Hall began moving from club to club, rarely getting more than a couple of season with one team. Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall and Chesterfield were among the teams he played for until he hung up his boots with Mansfield Town in 2011.

His coaching days began at Mansfield, then later at his local side Tamworth. He joined QPR in 2015, becoming the most internationally recognised member of their Professional Development staff.

Brentford B

The B Team are on an incredible run of eight wins in eight games, their most recent result a 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth U23. Herson Alves and Justin Shaibu scored in the second half to secure a Bees win in wet conditions at Jersey Road.

After Bournemouth, only four players have participated in every game this season and will likely be on display tomorrow; Ellery Balcombe, Ali Coote, Marcus Forss and Lukas Talbro.

Nine players have scored 23 goals between them this season, Marcus Forss still leading the way with five. Ali Coote has four, while Zain Westbrooke and Theo Archibald have three a piece. Westbrooke, although on a 28-day youth loan at Solihull Moors, is allowed to play in this game.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Brentford B 0 QPR U23 3

Canós makes comeback as Brentford B fall to first defeat of 2017/18

5 September 2017

Brentford B fell to their first defeat in nine matches as Queens Park Rangers U23 won by three goals to nil at Griffin Park.

With a number of Bees players either away on international duty or out on loan, Kevin O’Connor opted for a 4-3-3 formation with First Team goalkeeper Luke Daniels selected between the sticks and Justin Shaibu flanked by Herson Alves and Sergi Canós in attack.  

The game started brightly as both sides sprayed the ball around with confidence on a sodden surface. Rangers forward Danny Rowe worked the first opening of the game on three minutes but sliced wide from the edge of the area. A minute later and it was Canós’ turn to introduce himself; dropping a shoulder prior to curling over the crossbar.

After a decent spell of possession the visitors went ahead in the 13th minute. Aramide Oteh – who had gone close himself during the build-up – picked out Dan Darbyshire at the back stick who nodded past a helpless Daniels. The Bees could have been on level terms two minutes later; Canós blazing over after Ali Coote’s low ball evaded a queue of players in the QPR area.

Oteh forced a reaction save from Daniels on 17 minutes in what was becoming an end-to-end encounter in West London. Having seen his initial drive palmed away by Daniels, R’s number nine could only find the side-netting on the follow up. Brentford hit the side netting themselves shortly after; Coote firing narrowly wide after a neat swivel saw him advance into the Rangers area.  

Oteh was never far from the action; testing Daniels with a near-post effort with 25 minutes on the clock. Centre-half Giles Phillips stepped up from the back-line four minutes later, exchanging some passes on a foray into the final third before bending narrowly over the crossbar and into the Ealing Road end.

After a frantic opening, the hosts wrestled some control of the tie midway through the first period. Coote stung Seny Dieng’s finger tips just after the half-hour mark, before Shaibu glanced a header just wide of the far post having met Lukas Talbro’s well-weighted cross from the right-hand side. That proved to be the last action of the half as The Bees headed in for the interval trailing by one.

Canós had looked a constant threat during the first half and he came within inches of levelling things up within a minute of the restart. Having hurdled a couple of challenges the Spaniard let fly from the edge of the D only to see his dipping effort rebound back off the crossbar. Dieng was equal to Raphael Assibey-Mensah’s effort four minutes later following a cleverly-worked set-piece, before Bradley Clayton drilled narrowly wide from 15 yards as The Bees began to turn to screw.

In the 70th minute Romeo Akinola doubled the visitors’ lead with his first touch, smashing home a low free-kick from 20 yards. QPR could have added another seconds later as Oteh nodded just wide of Daniels’ right-hand post.

Akinola bagged a second in the dying stages, nestling a thunderous drive past Daniels and into the far corner. The former Scunthorpe United stopper was tested twice in stoppage time, pulling off two reaction saves to keep the score at 3-0.  

 

Brentford B: Daniels; Chatzitheodoridis, Sorensen, Edobor, Talbro; Clayton, Coote, Assibey-Mensah; Alves, Shaibu, Canós (Novak 66).

Subs not used: Hill, Hardy, Kirk.

 

QPR U23: Dieng; Kakay, Fox, Wallen, Paul; Phillips, Alfa, Stylianides (Akinola 66); Oteh, Rowe, Darbyshire.

Subs not used: Hudnott.

 

Attendance: 427 

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