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10 May 2021 Venue Skyex Community Stadium Attendance

Kick off 13:00 (UK)

Brentford
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Eastleigh
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Match Preview: Brentford B v Eastleigh

Young Bees in action this afternoon

10 May 2021

Brentford B are in action this afternoon as they take on Eastleigh in a 1:00pm kick-off behind closed doors at the SkyEx Community Stadium.

The young Bees will come up against the National League side looking to get back to winning ways following their loss at Salford City last time out. That defeat halted what had been a fantastic run of form for Neil MacFarlane’s side having been unbeaten in their nine previous matches.

Prior to the match with Salford the side had beaten the likes of a Chelmsford City XI as well as Ebbsfleet United and a Cambridge United XI.

The match will be played at the home of Hayes and Yeading United and it will be the second meeting with Eastleigh this season having come up against each other back in November 2020. Dan Bradshaw found the net before Dan Smith and Tom Blair also scored in their 3-0 win over the young Bees.

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Eastleigh were due to take on Altrincham away from home on Saturday in the National League, but they had their match postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

They currently sit 10th in the division and were last in action on 1 May when they took on Torquay United away from home and were beaten 3-1. Prior to that, The Spitfires were on an impressive run having picked up three consecutive wins- twice against Notts County and once against Sutton United.

In charge of Eastleigh is Ben Strevens, who of course represented The Bees after signing in 2009. He also went on to turn out for the likes of Wycombe Wanderers and Gillingham before bringing his playing career to a close with Eastleigh back in 2018.

Brentford B will aim for an improved result this time out as they focus on a strong end to the 2020/21 campaign. We will provide live coverage of the fixture and you can follow the action across our social media channels.

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Match Report and Match Highlights: Brentford B 0 Eastleigh 0

Young Bees held in goalless draw

12 May 2021

Brentford B picked up a 0-0 draw against National League side Eastleigh at The SkyEx Community Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The young Bees perhaps had the best of the chances, but they were unable to claim the win against a resolute opponent who made it tough for the side.

Neither side managed to dominate in the early stages of the game as possession was frequently traded in difficult conditions with a swirling wind.

The National League side looked to test The Bees aerially when they could, but the back three of Luka Racic, Ben Hockenhull and one of the Trialists dealt with their challenges well in the early stages.

As the game began to open up, the young Bees created a really good opening midway through the first period as good play down the right involving Alex Gilbert saw the ball crossed into the area, and one of the Trialists in centre midfield struck an effort from just inside the box, but for a really smart stop from the Eastleigh keeper.

Brentford B used that to take the initiative in the game, and shortly after they came very close to breaking the deadlock. More good play down the right saw Aaron Pressley time his run to perfection as he worked the channel. Despite having an opponent near him narrowing the angle, the striker hit a venomous effort which crashed against the near post.

The young Bees continued to look to go ahead with the wide men in Wraynel Hercules and Lewis Gordon proving outlets, but the side weren’t quite able to create those clear-cut opportunities to test the Eastleigh keeper again. A deep cross to the far post from the right found Gordon, who managed to connect with the ball with his head, but for a deflection as the opponents managed to clear.

A lengthy stoppage preceded the half-time whistle as Dan Bradshaw was replaced after picking up a heavy knock.

It was The Spitfires who perhaps shaded things at the start of the second period as their physical approach proved a handful for Brentford B. Though chances weren’t exactly flooding in on Nathan Shepperd’s goal, the Welshman had to be lively to a couple of dangerous crosses and he was also brave at the feet of one of the Eastleigh forwards as he kept the ball out well.

A couple of Eastleigh efforts went over the bar before the young Bees managed to get more of a foothold in the game with Gilbert the likely man to produce for the side alongside the tireless running of Pressley.

There were a number of crosses from corners for the side, and with the wind causing havoc, they looked to benefit but the likes of Alex Wynter was consistent alongside the Eastleigh defenders in keeping The Bees at arm’s length for the rest of the game.

Brentford B: Shepperd (Trialist, 70) Gordon, Trialist (Trialist, 82) Racic (Robb, 82) Trialist (Trialist, 45) Trevitt (Trialist, 45), Pressley, Gilbert, Hercules (Trialist, 62) Trialist (O’Connor, 78), Hockenhull

Eastleigh: Trialist, Baughan, Tomlinson, Bradshaw, Wynter, Scorey, Blair, Bearwish, Smith, Baggie Trialist

Subs: Beale, Philpott, Bragg, Feltham, Torniainen, Robinson

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