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Kick off 13:00 (UK)

2-1
13 April 2021 Venue St Neots Town Attendance

Kick off 13:00 (UK)

Brentford
2 - 1
Cambridge United XI
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Match Preview: Cambridge United XI v Brentford B

Young Bees in action tomorrow

12 April 2021

Brentford B return to action tomorrow afternoon when they take on a Cambridge United XI away from home in a 1pm kick-off in a behind closed doors fixture.

The young Bees are six games unbeaten with their last match a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United Under-23s at Bisham Abbey.

The team will take on a United XI at St Neots Town as the League Two side could give minutes to some First Team members as well as players from the club's youth sides.

Discussing recent form and the trip to take on Cambridge on Tuesday, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “The template of how the first half panned out against Sheffield United is what we’re all about. We must drive that standard every single moment until the end of the season. I won’t let up on the group, just because we’re coming towards the end of the season. We're going to keep on trying to get better and better and we’ve got great momentum now so long may that continue.”

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Cambridge are in a fantastic position in Sky Bet League Two as they currently sit in the automatic promotion places, second in the table on 71 points. They are six points clear of the play-off places and will be aiming to put together a consistent run going into the final weeks of the season in their hunt for promotion.

The side picked up a rare defeat at the weekend as they were beaten 4-1 at home by Exeter City, and they will aim to bounce back when they return to league action on Saturday when they travel to South Wales to take on Newport County.

We will provide updates of Tuesday’s fixture across social media as Neil MacFarlane’s side aim to make it seven matches unbeaten.

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Highlights: Cambridge United XI 1 Brentford B 2

Young Bees extend unbeaten run

16 April 2021

Brentford B made it seven matches unbeaten as they came from behind to beat a Cambridge United XI 2-1 at St Neots Town.

Two Joe Adams strikes gave the side the win in a match they dominated for large parts.

It was United who started the brighter of the two as they kept possession well and carried a real threat out wide. In fact, it took them just four minutes to go ahead as Ben Worman received the ball on the edge of the box before he turned well and curled a left footed effort into the top left-hand corner leaving Shepperd with little chance of saving.

Much of the opening 15 minutes continued to fall the way of the opponents as Joe Neal saw his low cross turned away before he tried his luck as his shot edged just wide of goal.

On 18 minutes Brentford B got going and created their first attempt when Gustav Mogensen played a lofted ball into the box for one of the Trialists to cushion into the path of Lachlan Brook, but his first time shot sailed over.

The Bees then gained momentum as one of the Trialists shot wide from a tight angle before the lively Ryan Trevitt saw his low effort well blocked after some good build-up play in the midfield. The equaliser continued to look likely when Valgeir Valgeirsson sent a ball into the box, and Mogensen improvised well as he flicked goalwards, but for a clearance off the line.

That goal did come, though, on 35 minutes as Joe Adams, who recently returned from his loan with Grimsby Town, stepped up to curl a fantastic effort with his right foot into the top left corner from just outside the box as the side deservedly levelled.

Just three minutes later the score reversal was complete as some really good incisive play saw Mogensen drift to the left before he crossed perfectly into the path of Adams who finished first time to make it 2-1.

Nathan Shepperd was called into action just seven minutes after the break as United looked for a way back into the game through Nathan Braithwaite, and despite connecting well, the young Welshman dived to his left to push the ball over.

A goal which was ruled out for offside for United was quickly followed up by another Adams attempt as the youngster looked for his hat-trick. Another stunning free-kick arrowed goalwards but for the crossbar which denied the Brentford man his third just after the hour mark.

A Brook shot was followed up by a chance for United as Neal saw his powerful drive stopped by Shepperd, whilst the Cambridge man had a golden chance in the closing moments when United won possession high up field.

Having gained possession, the forward drove at goal and made it into the box, but as he shot one of the Brentford Trialists managed to do enough to put him off as the shot went just wide of goal.

Cambridge United XI: Chadwick, Bennett, Beckett, Jobe, Dickens, Cowling, Tarpey, Warner, Neal, Braithwaite, Sean

Subs: Whitehall, Maragh, Noel, Miller, McConnell, Rider

Brentford B: Shepperd, Valgeirsson (Trialist, 82) Gordon, Trialist (Robb, 45) Trevitt (Carre, 79) Trialist (Trialist, 60) Adams (Hercules, 72) Mogensen, Brook, Trialist (Trialist, 60) Trialist (Trialist, 79)

Subs: Thompson, Trialist

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