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27 July 2019 Venue Griffin Park Attendance Referee Gavin Ward

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Brentford
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2nd Half
AFC Bournemouth

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3-4-3
  • 1
    David Raya
    GK
  • 2
    Josh Clarke
    MF
  • 3
    Henrik Dalsgaard
    MF
  • 4
    Julian Jeanvier
    DF
  • 5
    Pontus Jansson (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Ethan Pinnock
    DF
  • 7
    Sergi Canos
    FW
  • 8
    Josh Dasilva
    MF
  • 9
    Christian Norgaard
    MF
  • 10
    Emiliano Marcondes
    FW
  • 11
    Jan Zamburek
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Patrik Gunnarsson
    SUB
  • 12
    Mathias Jensen
    SUB
  • 14
    Marcus Forss
    SUB
  • 15
    Fredrik Hammar
    SUB
  • 16
    Jaakko Oksanen
    SUB
  • 17
    Luka Racic
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Thomas Frank

3-4-3
  • 42
    Mark Travers
    GK
  • 5
    Nathan Ake
    DF
  • 8
    Jefferson Lerma
    MF
  • 9
    Dom Solanke
    FW
  • 10
    Jordan Ibe
    FW
  • 17
    Jack Stacey
    MF
  • 20
    David Brooks
    FW
  • 21
    Diego Rico
    MF
  • 33
    Chris Mepham
    DF
  • 36
    Matt Butcher
    DF
  • 53
    Gavin Kilkenny
    MF

Substitutes

  • 40
    Will Dennis
    SUB
  • 25
    Tyler Cordner
    SUB
  • 29
    Jaidon Anthony
    SUB
  • 38
    Sam Sherring
    SUB
  • 44
    Sam Surridge
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Eddie Howe

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Brentford vs AFC Bournemouth

One final preseason friendly at Griffin Park this weekend

26 July 2019

Brentford take on AFC Bournemouth at Griffin Park tomorrow afternoon, our final preseason friendly before the Sky Bet Championship kicks off on 3 August.

The Opposition

Bournemouth are heading into their fifth consecutive season in the top flight of English football following a 14th-place finish in the 18/19 Premier League campaign. 

A sublime start saw them enjoy six wins from their first 10 matches over the likes of West Ham, Cardiff, Leicester and Watford. Crystal Palace and Fulham were also put to the sword. 

Last season was also the first season in red and black stripes for Chris Mepham. He was bought in January and is now entering his first full season under Head Coach Eddie Howe.

Last Match

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Match Reports

Brentford 1 AFC Bournemouth 3

Pre-season friendly schedule ends with defeat

27 July 2019

Brentford fell to defeat against AFC Bournemouth in their final game before the start of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season. The Premier League side took a first half lead and then added two more after the break as they beat The Bees in the pre-season friendly at a wet and wild Griffin Park. A late goal from Marcus Forss reduced the deficit but did not change the result.

The clinical finishing from the visitors meant they were worth their win at Griffin Park. There was little to separate the teams for long periods but the Premier League side were better in both penalty areas. They did enough to lead at the break and two goals in seven minutes late in the second half meant the Forss goal was just consolation.

Both teams started the game with an attacking mindset. The game flowed from end-to-end in the early stages with the sides aiming to get forward. They matched up with 3-4-3 systems, which left space in the channels and with no shortage of pace on display, an entertaining contest developed.

Sergi Canós had the first sight of goal for The Bees when he wriggled free in the inside left channel but his shot failed to really trouble Mark Travers. There was a better chance soon after for Josh Clarke, this time created by Canós. The Spanish attacker burst forward after Emiliano Marcondes had won a tackle in midfield and fed the overlapping Clarke, on the dart from left back, he steadied himself but fired in to the side netting as the angle narrowed.

Bournemouth probably had more attacking possession in the first 20 minutes without making the most of some good positions. When Dominic Solanke led a break and found Jordan Ibe on the left side, the cut back was met by Jack Stacey but Christian Nørgaard had tracked back well and made the block. Loose passes from Jan Žambůrek and Josh Dasilva gave Solanke and Ibe shooting chances from the edge of the penalty area. Solanke blasted wide, and had another shot blocked soon after, while Ibe did forced David Raya in to a save but did not worry him unduly.

Raya came through a tougher test soon after when he denied David Brooks. The Welsh international was left with only Raya to beat after good work by Ibe but Raya made a brave block. The goal the visitors had been threatening came just past the half hour after The Bees overplayed in their defensive third. Ibe got on to a loose pass after a misunderstanding between Pontus Jansson and Julian Jeanvier, wriggled free and fired low past Raya from a tight angle.

The game had gone in to a lull before the goal. Marcondes had fired a free kick over for The Bees but there was a more patient game being played with the teams happy to keep possession and look for openings.  Bournemouth made the most of theirs when it came and took the lead in to half time. Brentford created an opening from a corner when Ethan Pinnock met a deep Marcondes delivery but Travers saved and the goalkeeper denied Canós just before the break after good interplay between Dasilva and Clarke.

The visitors should, in fact, have doubled their lead before the break after more good defensive play. They forced a mistake from Raya with their high line and the Brentford goalkeeper passed straight to Jefferson Lerma when he was looking for Dasilva. Lerma was left with only Raya to beat but the goalkeeper made himself big and kept the ball out.

The Bees made a bright start after the interval and Jan Žambůrek almost forced Travers in to a mistake moments in to the second period. A pass from the Bournemouth goalkeeper just eluded the Czech Republic youth international and any touch would have taken it in to an unguarded net. That was a sign of what was to come in the early stages of the second half as Brentford upped the work rate to force Bournemouth back and in to mistakes.

Forss, on at half time, added an extra dimension to the attack and he saw a shot deflected wide after a good run. Jansson headed the resulting corner over before Travers saved at the feet of Forss after good work by Dasilva. Bournemouth were unable to put together any attacking possession and the nearest they came to a second goal in the first 15 minutes of the second period when was a Raya clearance cannoned in to Solanke and bounced narrowly wide.

When the visitors scored their second goal with 20 minutes remaining it was against the run of play. But it was a well worked goal. Stacey exchanged passes with Brooks and delivered a superb low cross that was poked in by Solanke. The goal was clinically finished once space was created on the right and Bournemouth had breathing space.

The second goal changed the flow of the game and Bournemouth took control of the later stages. Raya had to save a low shot from Diego Rico in the inside left channel and when the visitors got in to a similar position soon after, Ibe delivered a low cross and substitute Sam Surridge arrived at the far post to slot home. That sealed the win for Bournemouth and with heavy rain falling and the teams making substitutions, the last pre-season friendly at Griffin Park mostly meandered to a close.

There was, however, a superbly executed goal from Forss. Dasilva burst through midfield and a clever touch from Mathias Jensen put Forss in the clear, he drew Travers, keeping the defence at bay, and slotted through the legs of the goalkeeper to reduce the deficit. That goal did not change the result but gave the game a fairer looking score line as Brentford ended their build-up to the 2019/20 season with a loss.

Brentford: Raya; Jeanvier, Jansson, Pinnock; Dalsgaard, Dasilva, Nørgaard (sub Oksanen 85 mins), Clarke; Žambůrek (sub Jensen 71 mins), Marcondes, Canós (sub Forss h/t)

AFC Bournemouth: Travers; Mepham, Butcher (sub Cordner 78 mins), Aké; Stacey, Lerma (sub Anthony 85 mins), Kilkenny (sub Sherring 85 mins), Rico; Brooks (sub Surridge 71 mins), Solanke, Ibe

Attendance: 4,190

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Today’s tickets still available

Watch The Bees live this afternoon against Premier League side Bournemouth

27 July 2019

It’s matchday and we face Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. Both home and away tickets will be available from Braemar Road and Brook Road turnstiles from 2pm however you can save time by securing your home tickets online now. Simply purchase yours here now and print it at home to jump the queues this afternoon.  

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PRICES

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Adults (18+)

Juniors (U18)
Braemar Road Stand £15 £1
Ealing Road Terrace £10 £1

New Road will not be open for this fixture.

This is a paper ticket only fixture, no Brentford Cards will be uploaded.

Membership discount does not apply for this fixture.

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

FAMILY WEBSITE

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

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HOW TO BUY TICKETS

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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.

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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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