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Kick off 11:00 (UK)

3-2
10 October 2020 Venue EBB Stadium Attendance

Kick off 11:00 (UK)

Aldershot Town
3 - 2
Brentford

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Match Preview: Aldershot Town v Brentford B

Young Bees in action on Saturday morning in a behind closed doors friendly

9 October 2020

Brentford B travel to Aldershot Town on Saturday morning in a behind closed doors friendly fixture in an 11am kick-off.

This will be the second consecutive fixture for the young Bees against a National League outfit having come up against Bromley last weekend.

The young Bees will be aiming for an improved result, having gone down to a 4-1 defeat against an experienced Bromley team, but with another 90 minutes in the legs following their two weeks of isolation last month, the side will back themselves to put up a strong performance against Aldershot.

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Aldershot have played twice this season in the National League, falling to two defeats against Hartlepool and then Sutton United in midweek. Danny Searle’s side were beaten 2-1 in both games and will be aiming to get more minutes against Brentford B to stand them in good stead to return to National League action. Aldershot do not have a game scheduled in their league calendar this weekend due to Macclesfield Town’s expulsion from the division.

As Aldershot welcomed Sutton in midweek, they fell behind to a 39th minute strike from the away side before Mohamed Bettamer pulled a goal back with 15 minutes to play, but unfortunately for The Shots, an 85th minute own goal would see them slip to defeat.

The 2019/20 National League season, which was curtailed early due to the Covid-19 pandemic, saw Aldershot finish 18th in the division and they’ll be looking to progress as high as possible this season.

As for the young Bees, they will be without Paris Maghoma and Joe Adams who are away on international duty, and Neil MacFarlane could potentially give minutes to new boys Lachlan Brook and Valgeir Valgeirsson.

Our hosts intend to live stream the fixture, going live from 10:30am, and this will be free of charge for supporters and we will ensure the link to watch is publicised on our channels. We will also provide social media updates, a full report of how the side fared, and post-match interviews.

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Highlights: Aldershot Town 3 Brentford B 2

Young Bees beaten on the road

11 October 2020

Brentford B fell to a 3-2 defeat away from home at Aldershot Town in a behind closed doors friendly.

Two goals from Mo Bettamer and one from Alfy Whittingham gave the hosts the win whilst a Trialist and Aaron Pressley got the Brentford goals.

Neil MacFarlane had new First Team recruit Vitaly Janelt involved from the start with the German getting his first taste of action since joining the Club. The game would come too soon, though, for new Brentford B arrivals Lachlan Brook and Valgeir Valgerisson who watched from the stands.

It was the worst possible start for the young Bees when Aldershot went ahead after a long ball over the top from the keeper caught out the Brentford back line before Bettamer chipped Thompson from the edge of the area.

The hosts looked the more likely throughout the first 20 minutes or so with Brentford B forced to defend as the central defenders were kept busy. However, they began to see more of the ball and threatened on 24 minutes when one of the Trialists gained possession out on the right before thumping an effort which just evaded to the top left-hand corner.

That seemed to give the young Bees confidence as the same Trialist beat his man before threading a good ball into the path of Pressley, but credit to the Aldershot keeper, who was quick off his line to deny the forward as he blocked well.

Pressley would have another attempt shortly after when Brentford broke on the counter-attack and as the forward made a run into the right channel he opted to try and catch the keeper out with a chipped effort from distance but it edged just over.

The side were then dealt a killer blow, despite being on top and wrestling some control in the game, when Bettamer received the ball from distance and sent a thunderous effort towards goal which caught out Thompson as it found the top corner as The Shots took a two-goal advantage into the break.

Brentford B began the second period well, though, and it took them just five minutes to pull a goal back. Fredrik Hammar did well to win possession in the middle of the park before he played the ball out to the right to one of the Trialists. A low cross was attacked by Pressley and Hammar before the other Trialist popped up to slot home.

A left off for The Bees then saw Harrison Panayiotou slide home to finish but the goal was ruled out for a foul in the build-up to the goal.

Brentford continued to press for another goal, though, and Alex Gilbert had two chances in quick succession when he struck powerfully before his attempt was well saved, and then his header was again kept out by The Shots’ keeper.

Brentford then had the chance to level from the spot when a handball gave a penalty to Pressley, but he was unable to convert as Ryan Hall saved.

The Bees would be made to rue those misses when the hosts netted a third of the afternoon when a low cross from the right found Alfy Whittingham unmarked before he headed past Simon Andersson from close range.

They had the chance to make it 4-1 shortly after when Aldershot were awarded a penalty themselves, but Ross McCormack could only slot his effort against the post on 68 minutes after Ben Hockenhull was adjudged to have fouled in the box.

With the score at 3-1, Brentford B were determined to register another and they did when Pressley did well to retain the ball in the box following a cross as he fired home off the post to make it 3-2 with five minutes to play. They were unable to create another clear cut opportunity as Aldershot claimed the win.

Aldershot Town: Walker, Fowler, Tanner, Sendles-White, Lyons-Foster, Rowe, Rees, Bettamer, Panayiotou, Whttingham, Ogre

Subs: Hall, Nouble, Edser, Wylie, Trialist, Trialist, McCormick, Colombie, Trialist

Brentford B: Thompson (Andersson, 45), O’Connor, Gordon, Koutsimouka, Janelt (Carre, 75), Hammar, Pressley, Gilbert, Trialist, Hockenhull (Crama, 75), Trialist (Trialist, 87)

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