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Kick off 13:30 (UK)

04 May 2021 Venue The Peninsula Stadium Attendance

Kick off 13:30 (UK)

Salford City XI
2 - 0
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Match Preview: Salford City v Brentford B

Young Bees in action on Tuesday

3 May 2021

Brentford B return to action on Tuesday when they take on Salford City’s Development Squad in a 1:30pm kick-off at the Peninsula Stadium.

The young Bees were due to take on a Portsmouth XI, but unfortunately that match was cancelled, and Neil MacFarlane’s side will instead head to the north west.

The side are on a fantastic run of form of late as they near the end of their 2020/21 campaign. They’ll take on Salford looking to make it 10 matches unbeaten following recent wins over the likes of a Chelmsford City XI and Ebbsfleet United.

Salford’s Development Squad have been competing in the Central League this season, though that campaign was brought to an early conclusion following a mutual agreement between the competing clubs. The side have claimed wins over the likes of Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town in recent weeks, and they too will be looking for strong end to their season.20210428-211543-62-0100.jpg

Having welcomed back the likes of Kane O’Connor and Ben Hockenhull against Chelmsford, the young Bees are getting more bodies back from injury. Kane and Ben could get more minutes against Salford, whilst Aaron Pressley could make a return after picking up a knock against Ebbsfleet. The game will still come too soon for the likes of Tristan Crama and Paris Maghoma, who have both stepped up their recoveries in training recently.

Talking about the good run of form, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “We’ve had players coming back in the last few months, including the likes of Mads Bidstrup as well as Kane and Ben.

“Having spoken to the group at the end of the Chelmsford game I said that we need to continue this rich vein of form, but we’ve got to keep improving as well and continue to strive to be better. We’ve got a few games left this season and we need to keep up the consistency and keep striving for perfection.”

We will provide live coverage of the match on Tuesday as the side aim for another positive result.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Salford City 2 Brentford B 0

Young Bees beaten in Salford

4 May 2021

Brentford B’s fantastic run of results came to an end on Tuesday afternoon as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Salford City at The Peninsula Stadium.

There were a number of changes among the side, including 10 Trialists involved in the match day squad, in a game where Salford dominated in terms of chances, and they also missed two penalties.

The hosts had the chance to go ahead on eight minutes following a collision between one of the City players and the Brentford goalkeeper. The penalty could only find the inside of the right-hand post as the ball ricocheted away from danger.

The home side’s dominance in the early stages then told as they took the lead on 17 minutes after a ball through the middle wasn’t dealt with, and that allowed one of the Salford men to work some space on the edge of the box before shooting low into the net.

A good opportunity came for The Bees when Lachlan Brook, who was substituted shortly after over concerns over potential concussion, received the ball just inside the box. Bouncing into his path, he managed to take it well before shooting right footed straight at the keeper.

The second period was just five minutes old when City had the chance to double their lead from the spot following a foul by one of the Trialists. The spot-kick was low to the Trialist keeper’s left, and credit to the youngster, who saved well.

With the score still at 1-0 on the hour mark, Neil MacFarlane looked to his bench for a way back into the game with Aaron Pressley and Kane O’Connor coming off due to being on limited minutes as they continue their recovery from injuries.

A good chance came on 68 minutes when Brentford B managed to break at speed, and a good ball from Wraynel Hercules found one of the Trialists, who worked some space before curling an effort towards goal which the keeper stopped with the help of one of the defenders.

The second goal then arrived, but it came for the hosts with a breakaway following a loose pass, and credit to the striker, who converted with calmness to confirm the win for Salford.

Brentford B: Trialist (Trialist, 71), Trialist, O’Connor (Trialist, 59), Adams, Trevitt, Pressley (Trialist, 59), Gilbert, Brook (Trialist, 28), Trialist (Hercules, 59), Hockenhull (Robb, 78), Trialist (Trialist, 78)

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