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Kick off 13:30 (UK)

29 September 2021 Venue CAFC Training Ground Attendance

Kick off 13:30 (UK)

Charlton Athletic Under-23s
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Match Preview: Charlton Athletic Under-23s v Brentford B

Young Bees in action this afternoon

29 September 2021

Brentford B are in action in a 1:30pm kick-off today as they head to take on Charlton Athletic Under-23s.

The young Bees will be looking to build on two successive wins having confirmed victories over Queens Park Rangers B and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Neil MacFarlane's thoughts

Discussing the test at Charlton, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “We’ve been there (to Charlton) a couple of times recently and had some positive results. It’s a derby game so it will be intense and they will be looking to make amends after the previous games.

“It’s similar to the Queens Park Rangers game and we’ve got to go there with that mindset to try and perform first and foremost to get a positive result.”


The Opponents

Charlton Under-23s compete in the Professional Development League South and currently sit fourth in the league table after four games. Their last match was in the London Senior Cup where they were beaten 3-2 by Erith and Belvedere.

Last time we met

It was a Brentford win last time out as the young Bees travelled to Sparrows Lane to take on a Charlton XI. Charlie Goode and Emiliano Marcondes turned out for Neil MacFarlane’s side that day as Brentford won 2-0 with goals from Aaron Pressley and Wraynel Hercules.

Team News

The young Bees will have a strong selection choice with no real new injury concerns within the group apart from Gustav Mogensen who remains sidelined.

Match Coverage

You can keep up to date with goings on at Sparrows Lane across social media as well as a report and post-match reaction from Neil MacFarlane and his team.

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Highlights: Charlton Athletic Under-23s 1 Brentford B 1

Young Bees earn draw on the road

1 October 2021

Brentford B were held to a 1-1 draw by Charlton Under-23s at Sparrows Lane on Wednesday afternoon.

A Nathan Young-Coombes penalty cancelled out an early Charlie Kirk strike in a match where Brentford got better and better as the minutes wore on.

The young Bees came up against an Athletic side who included first team players such as Stephen Henderson, Kirk and Diallang Jaiyesimi. Neil MacFarlane was able to call upon a few young First Team players himself with the likes of Mads Bidstrup and Myles Peart-Harris included alongside Jan Žambůrek and Luka Racic.

It was the hosts who started brightly as Jacob Roddy looked sharp down the left and delivered a dangerous cross which was well cleared, and that preceded a good save from Matt Cox to deny Albie Morgan’s powerful drive from just outside the box.

The opening goal for the hosts came on nine minutes when they countered down the left before Kirk latched onto a ball through before converting calmly to make it 1-0.

Cox was then called upon once again a few minutes later as he denied George Dobson’s goal bound effort with a stunning save as the hosts aimed to double their early advantage.

On 15 minutes Brentford B were given a fantastic opportunity to go level as Young-Coombes was tripped in the penalty box before he could turn and shoot. The striker stepped up to net his fourth of the season as he converted low into the bottom right-hand corner.

In an entertaining first period Paris Maghoma then almost grabbed another goal for the young Bees just before the 20-minute mark when Lewis Gordon pulled the ball back but the midfielder’s effort was well claimed by the Charlton keeper.

A couple more chances fell for the hosts as Morgan saw his effort tipped around the post by Cox and Roddy shot just wide of goal, but the last chance of the half fell for Brentford as Young-Coombes saw his effort blocked by a defender before Žambůrek’s follow-up attempt was well saved.

A left footed effort from Joe Adams from distance was the first sighter for the young Bees in the second period as they began to really get into their stride and see more of the ball in very windy conditions.

As the game crept towards the hour mark Charlton were inches from going back in front when Mason Burstow headed against the cross bar. The ball then bounced down on the line before substitute Ben Winterbottom could react and he then managed to pounce on it and keep it out of the net.

Both Lachlan Brook and Mads Bidstrup had efforts from distance go just over as the side looked to go ahead, particularly going into the final 15 minutes. Lewis Gordon was in the thick of the action as he continued to surge down the left. A good moment came when he beat his man on the outside before firing a powerful effort which was well saved. The final few minutes saw Young-Coombes get more chances to get on the scoresheet, the first when Daniel Oyegoke drove down the right before cutting the ball back but the Brentford striker shot just over the bar.

The Bees then almost won it just a minute or so before the final whistle when Peart-Harris did fantastically on the left to pull the ball back for Young-Coombes but his low effort crashed against the post as the match ended in a draw.

Charlton Athletic: Henderson, Trialist, Roddy, Dobson, Bakrin, Elerewe, Jaiyesimi, Dempsey, Ghandour, Morgan, Kirk

Subs: Vennings, Harness, Clayden, Henry, Williams, Chin, Appiah, Viggars, Burstow

Brentford B: Cox (Winterbottom, 62) Hockenhull, Racic (Oyegoke, 62) Jones, Adams, Bidstrup (Jefferies, 82) Maghoma, Gordon, Peart Harris, Žambůrek (Brook, 62), Young-Coombes

Subs not used: Trevitt, Hercules, Crama, Trialist, Adedokun

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