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04 March 2022 Venue Behind Closed Doors Attendance

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Southampton B
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Match Preview: Southampton B v Brentford B

A look ahead to this evening's match

4 March 2022

Brentford B are in action this evening in a 7pm kick-off away at Southampton B in a behind closed doors fixture.

The young Bees were in action on Tuesday evening where they beat National League South side Dartford in the Quarter-Final of the London Senior Cup. Ryan Trevitt and Nathan Young-Coombes grabbed the goals on the night in what was another impressive display from the young Bees.

That match followed what have been some very good performances from the B Team, despite them coming up against some very strong opposition. February saw them compete in the Atlantic Cup in Portugal against three first team opponents before they then headed out to AS Monaco where they were narrowly beaten 2-1.

Last Time Out

The young Bees claimed an impressive win over Dartford earlier this week. Watch the Match Highlights below..

View From The Dressing Room

Midfielder Roy Syla says The Bees can take confidence going into the match with The Saint considering recent performances. The youngster said: “With the way that we’re playing right now, the way we’re going, we should be full of confidence going into that game. Everyone is buzzing to be playing another game; we’re looking forward to it.”


The Opposition

Neil MacFarlane’s group will now ready themselves for a trip to the south coast where they will come up against a Saints B side who go into the match off the back of a 4-2 win over Nottingham Forest Under-23s at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday 26 February in Premier League 2.

The goals on the night came from Jayden Smith and Kazeem Olaigbe before Luke Pearce grabbed a double. Previous results for the side also saw them draw 2-2 in a south coast derby with Bournemouth, and they also beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0.

The side are fifth in the league table having picked up 29 points from 20 matches. Their next league fixture comes on Friday 11 March against Aston Villa.

In charge of Southampton’s B Team is Dave Horseman, who arrived at the club in August 2019 having worked at the likes of Bristol City and Watford. Dave was in charge of the Under-23 side upon his arrival in the 2019/20 season but now leads the B Team on the south coast.

Match Coverage

We will provide updates from the game, as well as a match report and post-match interviews in the aftermath.

Watch Brentford B Uncut!

Inside access from the side’s trip to Portugal the Atlantic Cup

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Highlights: Southampton B 0 Brentford B 1

Young Bees claim late win on south coast

8 March 2022

Brentford B made it back-to-back wins with a 1-0 victory over Southampton B on Friday evening away from home.

Nathan Young-Coombes grabbed the game’s only goal in the 82nd minute with a close range finish as he notched his 27th of the season.

With a quick turnaround following Tuesday’s win at Dartford in the London Senior Cup, Neil MacFarlane shuffled his starting XI with Young-Coombes beginning the match on the bench which allowed Hans Mpongo to make his first start for the B Team since his arrival from Needham Market. Paris Maghoma and Jaakko Oksanen also came into the side, as did Lewis Gordon as left wing back, and Alex Gilbert who was a constant threat going forwards.

The Bees started the match brightly as they saw lots of possession with the likes of Gilbert and Myles Peart-Harris getting on the ball and turning well after receiving the ball from the back three who quickly looked to progress the play. On four minutes Gilbert played a lovely switched pass out to Gordon who played a cross into the box which was headed away into the path of Maghoma, who shot over from the edge of the box.

A couple of minutes later Maghoma was creating from deep, and he chipped a ball into the box which Mpongo tried to get onto the end of but for the Saints keeper who blocked well.

It took until the 17th minute for Southampton to threaten the Brentford goal, and it came with an effort from distance for Benni Smales-Braithwaite but his effort sailed over. On 25 minutes The Bees were caught in possession in their own half when Ethan Burnett won the ball before testing Ben Winterbottom and forcing him into a smart save. Oksanen then blocked a follow-up attempt well.

Brentford’s best chance of the first period then arrived five minutes before the break when Mpongo received the ball to his feet in the area. It looked as though his opportunity to shoot had passed him by as the Southampton bodies crowded around him, but credit to the forward who worked some space, before his powerful effort was saved well by Ollie Wright. A Tristan Crama header at the far post was the last action of the half as the sides went in level.

10 minutes after the restart, Peart-Harris had the chance to try his luck when great feet from Maghoma saw him beat his man before teeing up his teammate who shot over from distance.

As the half wore on, Neil MacFarlane’s side took more and more control of the game and continued to look the more likely. Daniel Oyegoke had a good chance when he drove inside but his left-footed effort went over, and that preceded the introduction of Young-Coombes who had 25 minutes to make an impact.

He almost did just that just a few moments after coming on when he got on the end of a cross to knock the ball home, but for the linesman’s flag, as the youngster was denied having been offside. The forward had another opportunity on 79 minutes when he headed straight at Wright following a good cross from Roy Syla.

The all-important goal then came with eight minutes to play when good work down the left saw Dom Jefferies get in on goal. The midfielder floated an effort from a tight angle against the crossbar, but it fell kindly for Young-Coombes to shoot, and despite the keeper’s best efforts, the ball found its way over the line to give Brentford B another victory on the road.

The side will now prepare for a Middlesex Senior Cup Semi-Final with Hampton & Richmond on Tuesday next week.

Southampton B: Wright, Otseh-Taiwo, Ross-Lang, Olufunwa, Tizzard, Tshaka, Woods, Burnett, Smith, Smales-Braithwaite, Olaugbe

Subs: Pearce, Trialist, Lawrence, Chauke, Trialist

Brentford B: Winterbottom (Cox, 45) Oyegoke (Trialist, 82) Gordon, Hockenhull, Jones (Sotona, 76), Gilbert (Jefferies, 76) Mpongo (Young-Coombes, 65) Oksanen (Syla, 58), Maghoma (Adedokun, 76) Crama, Peart-Harris (Trevitt, 58)

Subs not used: Hercules

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