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03 October 2018 Venue Jersey Road Attendance Referee Sunny Gill

Kick off 13:00 (UK)

Brentford
3 - 2
FT
Queens Park Rangers U23s

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Patrik Gunnarsson
    GK
  • 22
    Cole Dasilva
    DF
  • 5
    Canice Carroll
    DF
  • 4
    Mads Bech Sorensen
    DF
  • 3
    Nikolaj Kirk
    DF
  • 6
    Jaakko Oksanen
    MF
  • 8
    Reece Cole (C)
    MF
  • 14
    Josh Dasilva
    MF
  • 17
    David Titov
    FW
  • 9
    Joe Hardy
    FW
  • 7
    Kolbeinn Finnsson
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Simon Andersson
    SUB
  • 16
    Jarvis Edobor
    SUB
  • 18
    Charlie Oliver
    SUB
  • 20
    Jonny Mitchell
    SUB
  • 21
    Jan Zamburek
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kevin O'Connor

4-2-3-1
  • 1
    Marcin Brzozowski
    GK
  • 2
    Joe Felix
    DF
  • 6
    Kraig Noel-McLeod
    DF
  • 5
    Ben Wells (C)
    DF
  • 3
    Caden Genovesi
    DF
  • 8
    Aiden Mesias
    MF
  • 4
    Nathaniel Orafu
    MF
  • 7
    Chay Tilt
    MF
  • 10
    Amrit Bansal-McNulty
    MF
  • 11
    Ody Alfa
    MF
  • 9
    Lewis Walker
    FW

Substitutes

  • 23
    Murphy Cooper
    SUB
  • 12
    Hugo Cardoso
    SUB
  • 14
    Mickel Platt
    SUB
  • 15
    Deshane Dalling
    SUB
  • 16
    Faysal Bettache
    SUB
  • 17
    Themis Kefalas
    SUB
  • 18
    Ali Omar
    SUB
  • 19
    Arimide Oteh
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Paul Hall

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Match Report: Brentford B 3 QPR U23 2

Hardy brace sees Bees over the line in local derby

3 October 2018

Brentford B defeated local rivals Queens Park Rangers 3-2 at Jersey Road on Wednesday afternoon. Joe Hardy scored a brace either side of a goal from Kolbeinn Finnsson to snatch a victory from an evenly-matched encounter.

Kevin O'Connor made two changes to the side that beat GC Zürich last time out. Josh Dasilva was chosen in midfield for his first outing in Brentford colours, with Mads Bech Sorensen - who was riding the crest of a wave following news of his first call-up to the Denmark Under-20 side - the other inductee. Charlie Oliver and Jan Zamburek were the two to make way.

Neither side created a clear-cut chance during the opening ten minutes, though the hosts looked comfortable moving the ball through the thirds with Reece Cole the lynchpin.

On 12 minutes, Cole’s floated cross was turned narrowly around the post by a QPR defender. Joe Hardy thumped the crossbar from the resultant set-piece after collecting the ball in a crowded area. The Bees were beginning to turn the screw.

Hardy broke the deadlock on 22 minutes, taking Finnsson’s through-ball in his stride and rolling beyond Brzozowski and into the far corner.

It was a deserved opener for The Bees but their advantage didn’t last long. Advancing from full-back, Felix let fly from distance to level the scoring. An arrowed effort struck with pace and precision, there was nothing Gunnarsson could do to keep Brentford’s lead intact.

Finnsson restored The Bees’ lead ten minutes before the break and it was another goal of sublime quality. Having found a pocket of space 30 yards from goal, the Iceland Under-21 international took a touch to set himself before letting fly into the top corner. A stunning strike.

After the break, Rangers wasted no time getting themselves back into the game. With Brentford B tiring quickly, and a host of changes being made by the away side, it was only a matter of time.

After the hour, they struck. A low cross from Amrit Bansal-McNulty was lost by Gunnarsson in the middle of the box and there was Mickel Platt to sweep home an equaliser. 

As the second half went on, Brentford B started to feel their way back into the game. Substitutes Charlie Oliver and Jan Zamburek drove the team on in search of a way back into the lead. 

The squad had to wait until the final minute of time to find the breakthrough. Moments after Zamburek was challenged in the box for what looked like a certain penalty, referee Sunny Gill awarded a corner. 

Cole took the kick, Sorensen nodded it down with the goalkeeper in no man's land, and there was Hardy. The 20-year-old waited for the ball to drop before tucking it into the net to confirm a dramatic late victory.


Brentford B: Gunnarsson; C. Dasilva, Carroll, Sorensen, Kirk; Oksanen (Oliver 62 mins), Cole, J. Dasilva (Zamburek h/t); Titov, Hardy, Finnsson

Subs (Not used): Andersson (GK), Edobor, Mitchell

QPR Under-23s: Brzozowski (Cooper 72 mins); Felix, Noel-McLeod, Wells, Genovesi; Mesias, Orafu (Cardoso 48 mins); Tilt (Dalling 56 mins), Bansal-McNulty, Alfa (Platt 54 mins); Walker

Subs (not used): Bettache, Kefalas, Omar, Oteh

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