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Match Preview: Brentford vs Derby County

All the details ahead of tomorrow's outing at Griffin Park

5 April 2019

We return to Griffin Park tomorrow after three weeks away. Frank Lampard's Derby County are the opponents. Here's all the information ahead of tomorrow's game.

THE OPPOSITION

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It's beginning to look like a familiar story for Derby County fans as their form tails off at just the wrong stage of the season. 

Under Frank Lampard, The Rams began the season brightly, in no small part due to the form of their exciting young loanees Mason Mount, Harry Wilson, and Fiyako Tomori (pictured above), enjoying a memorable Carabao Cup run which included victory over Manchester United and narrow defeat to Chelsea. 

However, 2019 has seen just four league victories as the Play-Off chasing pack closes in. Away from home, The Rams haven't won in the league since a remarkable 4-3 win at Norwich City in late December. At home their form has held up but, with five of their last eight matches away from Pride Park, Lampard's side will need to pick up points on the road if they are to avoid yet another near miss in the Play-Off race.  

TEAM NEWS

Yoann Barbet will be missing for a few weeks after picking up an ankle injury against Wigan Athletic last Saturday. Daniel Bentley is closing in on a return while Rico Henry is available after playing an hour for Brentford B on Tuesday in France. 

For The Rams, Curtis Davis is out with an achilles injury but the likes of Mason Mount, Craig Bryson, Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett are all coming back into contention after absenses.  

THE MANAGER

Frank Lampard played in midfield throughout his career for West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City and New York City FC. Three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, he racked up over 400 appearances for The Blues during a 14-year spell in West London. 

Capped 106 times by England, he scored 29 goals at international level and represented England at a handful of major tournaments. He stepped in management for the first time at the beginning of this season, having taken up football pundit work for both BT Sport and the BBC.

PRE-MATCH FEATURES

Press: Thomas Frank wants a reaction following Tuesday's defeat to Swansea City

Ref Watch: John Brooks will take charge on Saturday

Hot off the Press: Chris Watson of the Derby Telegraph previews The Rams

LAST TIME OUT

Last season's meeting at Griffin Park saw a late Ollie Watkins goal salvage a point

TICKET NEWS

Ticket availability is limited so book now to avoid missing out.

This weekend, we expect lots of families to join us at our Fan Zone from 12pm. Located at Watermans Park (TW8 0DS), it's free with many activities and the opportunity to meet players from our First and B Team.

With our away end sold out, tickets are only available to supporters with a ticket purchasing history.

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MATCH COVERAGE

Mark Burridge is your host for Matchday Live from 2.30pm at Griffin Park, he'll be joined by Marcus Gayle and Greville Waterman to take you through the game's action.

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game. Visit the Play Store or iTunes App Store now to download. 

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Match Reports

Brentford 3 Derby County 3

Bees come from behind three times to earn a point

6 April 2019

Brentford came from behind three times to earn a point in a six-goal thriller against Derby County. The Bees had come back twice in the first half after Harry Wilson and Jayden Bogle had scored for the visitors with Julian Jeanvier and Neal Maupay on target. When Wilson scored again with 12 minutes remaining, it looked like it would be the winner but Saïd Benrahma grabbed the third equaliser of the afternoon to ensure it ended all square.

And that was the least Brentford deserved from their work on a chilly spring afternoon at Griffin Park. Temperatures rose on the pitch as the teams went toe-to-toe in every sense of the word but Brentford had more spells where they held the upper hand and when the game was level at 2-2, The Bees had the chances to kill Derby off. But the visitors responded, and it took the late intervention of Benrahma to give The Bees a point.

The game was staccato in the opening exchanges. There were free kicks in both directions, a lengthy stoppage for an injury to Derby left back Scott Malone, and no rhythm. The Malone injury – which eventually saw him withdrawn after he tried to carry on – came after a collision with Henrik Dalsgaard and when Tom Lawrence, Ezri Konsa and Jeanvier had a disagreement at close quarters soon after, the temperature went up a notch and a more intense game was a better spectacle.

Lawrence was perhaps fortunate to escape without a caution, at least, for his part in the incident – standing aggressively over Jeanvier and moving his feet around the prone defender. But with tackles still flying in, Dalsgaard, Bogle and Bradley Johnson all had yellow cards shown in their direction by referee John Brooks inside the first quarter of the contest. The opening 30 minutes also saw both teams score twice, and a lively contest develop.

The first goal went to the visitors and came soon after the incident between Lawrence and Jeanvier. The visitors were already taking a high starting position and trying to stop Brentford building from the back but the started to snap in to tackles and force The Bees back. They created three chances in quick succession, and took the third.

One came on the break after a robust challenge on Benrahma and saw Wilson exchange passes with Martyn Waghorn and find space to shoot but Luke Daniels saved well to his right. A long ball then caught Brentford out and Waghorn got on to it in the penalty area, but his shot was half stopped by Daniels and cleared by Mads Bech Sørensen. The Bees could not, however, properly clear and after a spell of increasingly desperate passes, Romaine Sawyers was robbed, the ball was worked to Wilson and he fired low and true past Daniels from 18 yards.

Brentford had worked the first chance of the game before Derby’s spell – Maupay failing to really test Kelle Roos from 20 yards after picking up and Ollie Watkins lay-off – but the visitors had applied pressure and made it count. They could not, however, hold on to that lead. Brentford pressed on and earned a corner which Benrahma delivered from the right and Jeanvier arrived unmarked at the near post to power past Roos. The low corner caught Derby out and Jeanvier was unchallenged as he finished with his right foot.

But this time Derby responded to conceding, retaking the lead within three minutes. The goal was a fine one by Bogle, but one Brentford will be annoyed at conceding. The right back set off on a run and weaved his way, a little too easily, through challenges in the inside right channel before finding space in the penalty area and producing a fine low finish. Bogle fired past the outstretched arm of Daniels and in off the far post but should never have got to the position he did.

Waghorn could have given Derby breathing space when he met a Bogle cross 12 yards out, but his header lacked pace and Daniels saved while another low Benrahma corner caused consternation at the other end and a Dalsgaard header was saved. Brentford did not, however, have to wait much longer for their second goal. A superb pass from Sawyers set Benrahma away and he fed the overlapping Rico Henry, the cross came in and was turned home at the near post, on the stretch, by Maupay. The cross from Henry, moving at top pace, was inch perfect and Maupay arrived at the right time to score his 24th goal of the season.

At the point it looked as if the goal and card count could continue to rocket, even in the first half. But while temperatures stayed high, Mr Books was content to keep his cards in his pocket and both teams started to defend a little better. As such, the game was level at 2-2 at half time but there was the promise of much more to come after the interval.

And any thoughts that the second half would continue in the quiet-ish way the first ended went out of the window within minutes. Derby could have scored when Fikayo Tomori met a Mason Mount free kick with a powerful downward header, but Daniels saved to his right. The corner was worked short and Ashley Cole burst in to the box before tumbling when in proximity to Maupay. Mr Brooks decided the former England defender had committed an act of simulation and showed a yellow card.

Cole was so unhappy with the decision that his protests continued for a good few minutes and when another decision did not go his way moments later, his reaction may have been enough for a second yellow card to be shown. When Cole then fired well wide from distance soon after, the Griffin Park crowd delighted in his anger. Benrahma curled an effort wide at the other end after a nice exchange and the same players were involved again soon after as Maupay set up Watkins but his shot was blocked.

After Derby’s bright start to the second half, Brentford began to take control. Kamohelo Mokotjo had been replaced at half time, perhaps due to the number of times he had been fouled in the first period, but Josh Dasilva, on his place, helped Sawyers dominate the midfield. Benrahma and Watkins found pockets of space, linked with Maupay and brought the wide players, particularly Dalsgaard, in to the game. The Bees put together extended spells of possession and should have got ahead.

The best chance probably came when Roos dropped a Benrahma cross at the feet of Watkins, but he could not convert and the Derby goalkeeper reacted quickly enough to dive on the ball as Maupay tried to force it home. Watkins then pulled a shot wide after being set up by Maupay following a sensational turn in midfield before a Sawyers pass put Dalsgaard in to acres of space on the right but he saw a shot blocked rather than picking out a pass. Maupay saw a shot from another low corner deflect wide before Sawyers saw a shot blocked.

In a spell of 20 minutes, The Bees had complete control, dominating possession and territory but they did not take the chances that came that way and they were punished for it. Derby could have scored when Mount got on to a Lawrence touch and fired against a post from 15 yards but that only delayed the killer goal. Tomori created it with a defence-splitting pass after he had been afforded too much space in midfield and the ball picked out Wilson in the inside right channel who took a touch and slotted past Daniels.

Having weathered the storm, Derby celebrated like they had won the game and they could have sealed it with chances soon after. A Mount pass was superbly flicked by Mason Bennett in to the path of Lawrence but Daniels made a fine stop. The corner was worked short and Cole delivered to the far post but a header from Johnson deflected wide.

But this time it was Derby that were made to pay for not taking chances. Brentford attacked down the right and Sergi Canós picked a pass inside, a slip from Richard Keogh allowed Benrahma to receive the ball and he fired past Roos from 20 yards to draw The Bees level again. That left around ten minutes for either team to find a winner, and both went looking for it.

Another great turn from Maupay enabled Dalsgaard to break on the left, he found Benrahma but the shot deflected inches wide. Sørensen then fired over the bar when the corner was played in low and Maupay set him up. Konsa made a fine block to stop Lawrence converting a cross and there was still time for a flashpoint between Canós and Tomori that summed up the afternoon, combative, competitive and close to the edge.

Brentford: Daniels; Konsa, Jeanvier, Sørensen; Dalsgaard, Mokotjo (sub Dasilva h/t), Sawyers, Henry (sub Odubajo 62 mins); Watkins (sub Canós 77 mins), Maupay, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Balcombe, Oksanen, Marcondes, Forss

Bookings: Dalsgaard (15 mins) (tenth of season), Henry (50 mins) (second of season), Canós (90 mins) (second of season)

Derby County: Roos; Bogle, Tomori, Keogh, Malone (sub Cole 18 mins); Johnson; Wilson, Mount, Holmes (sub Bryson 73 mins), Lawrence; Waghorn (sub Bennett 50 mins)

Subs (not used): Carson, Wisdom, Nugent, Huddlestone

Bookings: Bogle (19 mins), Johnson (15 mins), Cole (49 mins), Lawrence (69 mins), Tomori (90 mins)

Attendance: 12,225 (1,647 away fans)

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Ticket News

Watch today’s game on the terrace

Seat availability is extremely limited so book your place on Ealing Road Terrace to watch the game with friends and family

6 April 2019

It’s matchday this afternoon and Griffin Park will be packed as seat availability is extremely limited. If you’d like to watch the game live with Friends and Family, we advise you to book your place on Ealing Road Terrace.

What’s more, join us at our Fan Zone from 12pm. Located at Watermans Park (TW8 0DS), it's free with many activities and the opportunity to meet players from our First and B Team.

Save time, book your tickets online and print them at home to avoid queuing at the Ticket Office and Collection. In case you missed it, our away end is sold out so tickets for this game are only available to supporters with a ticket purchasing history.

Login to buy your tickets here

Please note: you may already have an account with us, simply enter your email address here to activate yours and we will send you a new password. If you create a new account, your ticketing history will not show and therefore will not allow you to buy tickets for this game.

ON SALE DATES

  • Club Members: Tuesday 19 February, 4pm (one per person)
    Please note: Members need to login to their ticketing account to get their membership discount and priority access. Read more here. Members are now able to upload their own Match Ticket to their Brentford Card and additional tickets will be issued as ‘Print at Home’. Read more here.
  • Season Ticket Holders: Thursday 21 February, 4pm (three per person)
  • Club Members additional tickets: Thursday 21 February, 4pm (three per person)
  • Previous Ticket Purchasers: Monday 25 February, 4pm (four per person)
    Please note: tickets will not go back on General Sale.

TICKET ACCESS POINTS

UPGRADE AND SAVE

Become an Adult Club Member now and save £5 off your Match Ticket, join online here.

FAMILY WEBSITE

Plan your visit and make the most of your day at Griffin Park, visit our family website.

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Matchday prices

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)
28 22 20 6
Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)
33 27 25 6
New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
28 22 20 6
New Road Stand
(All other blocks)
SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Ealing Road Terrace 28 22 20 6

All prices exclude booking fees:

  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone

How to buy tickets

Buy online 

7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Save on fees

  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • In person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

If you are buying from overseas - tickets will not be sent in the post. You need to choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Young Persons - 18-24 (as of the 1 August)
  • Seniors – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay a £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complimentary ticket.

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

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