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Match preview: Brentford B v Bromley
Young Bees once again in action at Jersey Road
28 October 2019
Brentford B’s busy fixtures continue when they welcome Bromley to Jersey Road in a 1pm kick-off today.
Having progressed to the third round of the Middlesex FA Senior Cup on Saturday with a penalty shootout win over Hanwell Town, Neil MacFarlane’s side will go into the friendly with confidence having also beaten Reading Under-23s at Griffin Park last week.
Ahead of the match, the Brentford B Head Coach said: “I’m really pleased with the group in recent weeks and months. We’re going through a really good spell, we’ve got lots of things to improve on as always, but there’s a number of pleasing aspects.”
As for the away side, they come into the match top of the Vanarama National League after an excellent start to the season with 35 points from their first 18 matches.
Last time out they romped to a 5-0 victory over FC Halifax Town at home, as they now sit a point above Yeovil Town who occupy second.
Bromley are managed by Neil Smith who played for the likes of Gillingham, Fulham, Reading and Stevenage before he moved into management. His first managerial role came at Woking on an interim basis before he took a job at Welling United before moving on to Bromley as an assistant in 2011 where he worked his way up to taking the managerial role in 2016.
A reminder that the match at Jersey Road is open to supporters and they can gain entry to the training ground from 12pm ahead of the 1pm kick-off.
Match Report and match action: Brentford B 6 Bromley 2
Brentford B continue positive run in Jersey Road friendly
1 November 2019
Dru Yearwood netted a hat-trick as Brentford B came from behind to beat Bromley 6-2 in a friendly at Jersey Road.
Yearwood netted once in the first half before scoring two more in the second period and there were also goals for Joe Hardy, Tom Field and Jayden Onen as The Bees claimed another impressive win.
Having taken on Reading and Hanwell Town in recent days, Brentford B head coach Neil MacFarlane made a number of changes to the side with game time given to the likes of Hardy, Cole Dasilva and Ali Coote who have had limited minutes in recent weeks.
Having conceded in the first minute at Hanwell last weekend, The Bees once again saw themselves trail when Herson Alvis stepped up to curl an excellent free kick goalwards, and despite the palm of Nathan Shepperd, he was unable to prevent the ball from finding the net.
But The Bees weren’t rattled by the early goal as they began to string some nice passages of play together, and they drew level when Matej Majka did well down the right before he played a low ball inside for Hardy to sweep home to make it 1-1.
More good play going forwards would see The Bees claim their second of the afternoon when Yearwood, who was a menace throughout for the Bromley defence, played a one-two with Hardy before poking the ball beyond Daniel Mamas in the Bromley goal.
Chances continued to flow for the home side and Nick Tsaroulla, who was playing further forward on the left-hand side, had a couple of powerful attempts well saved by the Bromley shot stopper.
Despite that, it was Bromley who would be on the scoresheet next when they managed to get in behind the Brentford back line with a clever pass before Spencer Cripps finished well to make it 2-2.
The Bees would make sure that they restored their lead just before the break when a considerable amount of pressure eventually saw the ball squared inside for Field to thump home.
More excellent pressure in the second half from The Bees saw them reduce Bromley to very little in front of goal and they furthered their advantage on 69 minutes when Yearwood got his second of the game when he combined well with Hardy before being played in one-v-one against the keeper and finishing low with confidence.
More attempts followed for the likes of Jonny Mitchell who saw an effort blocked before his follow-up attempt went just over, but Yearwood would complete his hat-trick in the 89th minute when he scored a goal similar to his second with another poke into the net as he got reward for his excellent performance.
It would be six just moments later when Onen, who impressed out on the right following his half-time introduction, curled a wonderful effort into the top corner to make it 6-2.