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Kick off 13:30 (UK)

14 February 2020 Venue Behind Closed Doors Attendance

Kick off 13:30 (UK)

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Match Preview: Brentford B v PC39 Academy

A look ahead as Brentford B return to action on Friday

13 February 2020

Brentford B return to action on Friday afternoon when they take on a PC39 Academy side at 1.30pm in a behind closed doors friendly.

The young Bees go into the match off the back of a 4-2 defeat in Austria last weekend against FC Liefering, but will take on a PC39 Academy side coordinated by former Tottenham Hotspur defender, Pascal Chimbonda.

Pascal has had an excellent playing career spanning across France and England. He began with Le Havre B in his native country before progressing onto the first team where he spent four years prior to joining fellow French side Bastia in 2003. A couple of years later, Pascal would move to England to link up with Wigan Athletic, and after some impressive performances, he joined Tottenham and played well over 50 times for the club.

Spells with Sunderland, Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers would follow before he moved down the leagues to turn out for the likes of Doncaster Rovers, Carlisle United and Ashton Town.

PC39 Academy is an under-23 academy setup which is combined with full-time education. The academy is based in the heart of Manchester and is delivered by ex-professional footballers. Alongside training regularly, the players also complete a BTEC Sports and Exercise Science qualification.

The match acts as opportunity for the Brentford B squad to build on minutes and continue preparations for their Middlesex FA Senior Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Wealdstone on Tuesday evening.

Despite the match being behind closed doors, the club will be providing live match updates across its social media channels.

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Action: Brentford B 1 PC39 Academy 2

Young Bees beaten in friendly

17 February 2020

Brentford B slipped to a 2-1 defeat in a behind closed doors friendly with PC39 Academy.

Despite going ahead through Aaron Pressley’s first goal for the club, the away side levelled before striking late to claim the winner.

PC39 Academy had the first chance of the match inside two minutes when a dangerous corner came into the box before the striker stooped to head just wide of goal.

But as the first half hour wore on the young Bees began to gain more of a foothold in the game as Matej Majka crossed low for Joe Adams to hit over before Arthur Read’s free kick was well saved.

Adams would have another attempt when he was played through down the left-hand side before, he miscued to send his effort wide of goal soon after.

On 35 minutes another dangerous ball came into the box from the away side and it caused a real scramble before Kane O’Connor managed to the hook the ball out of harms away.

The young Bees started the second half in better form with Pressley linking well with Christian Tue Jensen and Majka.

The second period was just seven minutes old when Brentford managed to get themselves in front as the right back on trial with The Bees managed to drive well down the right before slotting an excellent ball across the face of goal for Pressley to run on to and finish first time.

It almost got better for Brentford when pressure on the opposition keeper saw Read dispossess the shot stopper on the edge of the box before he tried to lift the ball over him, but for a clearance off the line.

With 20 minutes to go The Bees would rue their missed chances when the away side levelled after a ball broke to the right-hand side before the Academy winger shot powerfully past Andersson.

Another chance would fall for Brentford, but substitute Fredrik Hammar was unable to get a clean shot away before Pressley would have a header go just over. Then, with just two minutes to go, Aubrel Koutsimouka blocked a long shot from distance before it fell into the path of an Academy player who struck powerfully into the right of the goal to win the match 2-1.

Brentford B: Andersson, Trialist, Trialist, O’Connor, Koutsimouka, Read (Maghoma, 65) Adams, Carre (Hammar, 65), Majka (Trialist, 56), Tue Jensen, Pressley
Subs not used: Shepperd

PC39 Academy: Edwards, Oumar, Digbeu, Diop, Zaknoune, Salim, Diop, Rangira, Parny, Nelson, Gomes
Subs: Amin, Tesele, Evangelista, Ballesteros, Baidoo, Ntalu

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