Brentford B ran out 8-1 winners over FFDTV Academy in a behind closed doors friendly at Jersey Road on Saturday morning.
The Brentford goals came from an own goal, Matej Majka, Jaden Brissett, Aubrel Koutsimouka, two trialists, and Christian Tue Jensen as some clinical finishing ensured that Neil MacFarlane’s side would claim the victory in an excellent display.
In Brentford B’s first match following the international break, the side started the brighter and went ahead within 25 seconds when Nick Tsaroulla combined well with Matej Majka down the left before the former crossed low and Mubaraq Alarle could only find the bottom corner as he aimed to clear.
It got even better for Neil MacFarlane’s side just a minute later as they broke forward and Gustav Mogensen was brought down in the box, leaving Jaden Brissett to score his second penalty in as many games.
Brissett was in the thick of it once again inside five minutes when good play from Jaakko Oksanen saw him spread the play before the winger cut inside and saw his powerful attempt saved by Zak Abdi.
The match began to settle for the next 20 minutes with possession often being played in the middle third of the pitch. Brentford B’s next opportunity to saw them force another save from Abdi when, once again, they worked it well down the left through Tsaroulla before he chipped a cross in and Brissett saw his low drive denied by the FFDTV keeper.
But the third did come just before the half hour mark when the ball was played in from the right-hand side and Majka was on hand to turn the ball home from close range at the far post.
It would be 4-0 on 34 minutes when an Oksanen corner from the left found its way to the far post and Koutsimouka was on hand to half volley home as MacFarlane’s side made their dominance pay with some clinical finishing.
The crossbar was then rattled by Brissett as he continued to threaten the away side’s goal after he came inside and shifted the ball onto his left foot but for the palm of Abdi who pushed it onto the frame of the goal.
Despite making five half-time changes, the second period almost started exactly the same as the first as good Brentford pressure on the FFDTV backline saw the substitute trialist win back possession before dribbling into the box and seeing his effort deflect wide for a corner.
But it was the away side who got themselves on the scoresheet next when a free-kick took a deflection off of Koutsimouka before El-Mayhun thumped home to make it 4-1.
Having conceded Brentford then began to dominate the possession and the chances once again came and they notched their fifth when one of the trialists received the ball on the edge of the box before curling wonderfully into the top right-hand corner on 56 minutes.
Brentford B continued to push for more goals, and they went close again when substitute Kane O’Connor was invited to drive forward to the edge of the FFDTV box before unleashing an effort which edged just over.
Another FFDTV attack on 70 minutes then saw them go close to notching another as Zaid Al Hussaini did well on the right with a couple of step overs before cutting onto his left and shooting low against the trialist keeper’s left-hand post.
The pick of the goals then came on 79 minutes when The Bees were given a free-kick out on the left and substitute Tue Jensen curled a sublime effort into the far corner.
Just seconds later, another trialist managed to get himself on the scoresheet when Brentford broke down the left and he was played through before slipping a curled right footed effort past the keeper to make it 7-1.
The eighth came just another minute later as The Bees continued their dominant play as Majka notched his second of the afternoon when he was played in behind, and once again, the finishing was clinical from MacFarlane’s side.
Majka then came inches from his hat-trick when good play down the left in the 90th minute saw the ball pulled back to the winger but his powerful effort cannoned back off the bar as the match finished 8-1 to The Bees.
The side will now turn their attention to the match with Reading Under-23s at Griffin Park on Wednesday.
Brentford B: Shepperd (Trialist, 45), Tsaroulla (Roerslev, 45) Larsen (Mitchell, 45), Koutsimouka (O’Connor, 59), Majka, Carre, Brissett (Adams, 45), Trialist, Mogensen (Trialist, 45) Titov, Oksanen (Tue Jensen, 59)
FFDTV Academy: Abdi, Al Hussaini, Oliveira, Alarle, Gordon, El-Mayhun, Morawski, Simmo, Kabamba, Hughes, Orisatoki
Subs: Mohamed, Olayemi, Ucku, Arbouin, Samtis, Igbinewta, Gabriele, Olla, Adegboyega