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Match Preview: Brentford vs Charlton Athletic

The Addicks head to TW8 this evening

7 July 2020

Griffin Park plays host to its final ever League derby tonight as Charlton Athletic make the trip across the capital in the Sky Bet Championship. Lee Bowyer's side are not out of relegation danger yet while we will be eyeing up another three points to keep the pressure on at the top. Below you will find all the info ahead of tonight's big game.

THE OPPOSITION

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Charlton's march towards Sky Bet Championship safety was halted last time out as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of South London rivals Millwall. Before that, Lee Bowyer's side had taken seven points from a possible nine since the restart, without conceding, to pull out of the bottom three. 

The Addicks started the season superbly and sat second heading into the first international break. However, since then Bowyer's men have slowly slid down the table in their first season back in the second tier. 

A lack of goals has been their issue. The Addicks have drawn a blank in 13 of their 41 league games this term and haven't netted from open play since February. Athletic will be without top scorer Lyle Taylor, who has 11 goals in 17 starts this season, as he refused to play following the restart.

THE MANAGER

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Lee Bowyer is a former professional footballer who made more than 600 appearances in English football. Born in Canning Town, London, he joined Charlton as a schoolboy. He went on to play for teams including Leeds United, West Ham and Newcastle. He was also capped by England in 2002 under Sven Goran Eriksson, playing against Portugal in his only appearance.

At his peak, he played a key role in Leeds' Champions League campaign in 2001, scoring goals against AC Milan, Barcelona and Anderlecht. At his worst, he was involved in a fight with Magpies teammate Kieron Dyer on the pitch against Aston Villa in 2005.

Spells at Birmingham City lead to a final bow at Ipswich Town, where he retired in 2012. Three years later, Bowyer was back coaching at Watford before joining the youth setup at Charlton. In 2017, he was named Assistant Manager under Karl Robinson, eventually going on to take the top job in March 2018.

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Frank welcomed back Mathias Jensen during Saturday's victory over Wigan Athletic but did see Shandon Baptiste limp off just before half-time. 

Lewis Page (groin) is Charlton's only absentee as Bowyer looks set to shuffle his pack again having made seven changes for their game against Millwall on Friday night. 

PRE-MATCH VIEWS

🆚 Charlton Live's Louis Mendez takes us inside The Addicks' camp

⚖ John Brooks will be the man in charge tonight

DAVID RAYA PRESS CONFERENCE 

MEMORABLE MEETING

HOW TO FOLLOW

Tonight's game will be broadcast live on iFollow for Season Ticket Holders and Match Ticket Purchasers.

Any Season Ticket Holders or Match Ticket Purchasers who haven't received an email with their iFollow code should email enquiries@brentfordfc.com as soon as possible.

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Match Passes are also available for the game

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Match Reports

Brentford 2 Charlton Athletic 1

Your Brentford v Charlton Athletic match report, powered by Utilita

7 July 2020

Brentford came from a goal down with 15 minutes remaining to beat Charlton Athletic at Griffin Park. The Bees fell behind as they conceded for the first time in a winning run that now extends to six games. That early goal looked as if it might give Charlton the points but Saïd Benrahma won and then scored a penalty before a goal that has been credited to Ethan Pinnock settled it in Brentford’s favour.

Brentford had to work hard to earn their sixth win on the bounce, and fifth since the resumption of football after the Covid-19 pandemic. Charlton defended superbly in the first half and Brentford had to make changes to open them up. Benrahma levelled with 15 minutes to go before a cross from the brilliant Josh Dasilva was headed home inside the final five minutes to settle the contest 2-1 in Brentford’s favour.

Charlton scored before any real pattern to the game had emerged. But it was a well-conceived and well-executed goal. Jonny Williams started the break on the left and Alfie Doughty arrived on the overlap, his cross was nodded back by Jake Forster-Caskey and Macauley Bonne got his head to the ball in front of David Raya to score.

That goal came inside the first eight minutes. The visitors had started with a relatively deep back five but with their attacking midfield players, and Bonne, high up the pitch. There were gaps for Brentford to play in if they could find a way through and space for Dasilva and Mathias Jensen to run in to in midfield. And soon after falling behind, Brentford started to pick their passes in attacking areas.

Mads Roerslev looked as if he had created a shooting chance for Benrahma but Sam Field got back to make a fine recovery tackle. Dillon Phillips then made a good save to tip a dipping header from Jensen over the crossbar. And when Jensen delivered the resulting corner, EPinnock headed back, and Charlton defenders were forced to clear deep inside their own six-yard box. Christian Nørgaard then drilled a shot just wide from 25 yards as Brentford pushed Charlton back.

The visitors had not offered much since the goal but looked to use space they could find on their left. When they won a corner on that side, Josh Cullen delivered an in-swinger that hit the crossbar. It then dropped loose and the shot from Jason Pearce flicked the crossbar again on its way over. Forster-Caskey also had a shot blocked as Charlton put together some attacking play of their own.

But as the first half wore on, Brentford were able to get Benrahma in to the game more and more. They used Rico Henry and Dasilva to support on the left side and created pockets of space. Benrahma teased a shot just past the far post after Dasilva created space with a run. When the same two players were involved soon after, Benrahma played a one-two with Dasilva and fired just over the bar.

Bryan Mbeumo and Dasilva had shots blocked as half time approached and although Charlton were being pushed back, they were defending their penalty area very well. They dealt with balls in to the penalty area, headed crosses away and blocked shots as they took a lead in to the half time interval without Brentford really looking like getting level before the break. And Charlton had the first chance of the second half as well, when Bonne stooped to meet an Adam Matthews cross and head wide.

But the start of the second half was mostly played in Charlton territory. Brentford upped the pace of the game after the interval, got more players in to space in attacking areas and picked their passes better. And they started to create some good openings.

Dasilva bent a shot narrowly over the bar after space was created by Roerslev and Benrahma then curled an effort in to the arms of Phillips. Jensen shot wide for The Bees before a double change with saw Henrik Dalsgaard and Emiliano Marcondes brought in to the game. Dalsgaard shot wide for Brentford after cutting in off the right and better chances were coming.

Phillips made a fine low save from Dasilva after he had burst from deep and exchanged passes with Ollie Watkins. The goalkeeper also managed to push it away from oncoming attackers. Phillips was a spectator moments later when Henry darted in to the penalty area on the left and picked out Benrahma in the penalty area. The shot fizzed past the goalkeeper but whistled over the crossbar.

Benrahma’s next involvement, turned out to be a vital one. Dalsgaard got free on the right and cut the ball back, Benrahma touched the ball past Cullen and referee John Brooks adjudged that as bodies came together, a foul had been committed. He pointed to the spot, Benrahma stepped up and scored low to Phillips’ right as the goalkeeper dived left.

Raya was immediately forced in to a save from a Deji Oshilaja header as Charlton pushed on, but Brentford had the momentum. They introduced Halil Dervişoğlu, shifted Benrahma in to a central area and gave Charlton a new set of problems. The slippery Dervişoğlu was an immediate threat, linking well with Watkins and Benrahma and pushing Charlton back.

Benrahma let fly with a shot from 35 yards that Phillips saved uncomfortably low down and when a Dalsgaard cross dropped to Dasilva, he smashed a shot against the post from 20 yards. Phillips was stationary that time and looked beaten moments later when a Benrahma shot took a vicious deflection, but he managed to make a superb save to his left. It was, however, third time lucky for The Bees. The corner was played short, Dasilva whipped in a cross and the ball flicked a head, bounced past Phillips and in to the net.

The winning goal was officially credited to Pinnock but exactly who got the final touch was unclear. The ball from Dasilva was begging to be headed in, Pinnock rose and may have got the touch but there were defenders around and it may eventually go down as an own goal. Not that Brentford were overly worried as it proved to be the winner.

Charlton, having spent most of the evening defending, did not have the energy to mount a comeback. They tried to throw balls forward, but Brentford’s defence was in line and held firm. And indeed, Brentford could have got a third as Dasilva drove forward again and saw a shot deflect away. Dasilva deserved a goal for his performance but Brentford did not need it to claim the points.

Brentford: Raya; Roerslev (sub Dalsgaard 61 mins), Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen (sub Marcondes 61 mins), Nørgaard, Dasilva; Mbeumo (sub Dervişoğlu 81 mins), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Daniels, Thompson, Jeanvier, Fosu, Žambůrek, Valencia

Bookings: Dervişoğlu (87 mins)

Charlton Athletic: Phillips; Matthews, Lockyear, Pearce, Sarr, Doughty (sub Oshilaja 71 mins); Cullen, Field (sub Pratley 56 mins); Forster-Caskey (sub Morgan 71 mins), Williams (sub Lapslie 56 mins); Bonne (sub Aneke 78 mins)

Subs (not used): Amos, Purrington, McGeady, Davison

Bookings: Cullen (90 mins)

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Ticket News

Join us for our last London derby at Griffin Park…

Supporters with a previous ticket purchasing history are now able to secure their place for our fixture against Charlton Athletic

3 February 2020

In April, we welcome city Rivals, Charlton Athletic to Griffin Park for our last London Derby at Griffin Park. With tickets for our final two fixtures expected to sell extremely fast, your last chance of watching The Bees this season might be against Charlton Athletic, don’t risk missing out on watching us for one last time. Brentford supporters with a previous ticket purchasing history are now able to secure their place for this fixture.

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Save £5 on your own Match Ticket when you become a Club Member. Members also receive priority access to our last two home league games this season, plus, Early Bird prices and priority access to Season Tickets at our new stadium.

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Please note: this game will not go on general sale. To buy tickets for this match, you must have previously bought and attended a Brentford fixture, prior to the on-sale dates.

ON SALE DATES

  • Club Members: Tuesday 28 January, 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 30 January, 4pm (three per person)
  • Club Members additional tickets: Thursday 30 January, 4pm (three per person)
  • Restricted Sale: Monday 3 February, 4pm (four per person)
    Please note: this game will not go on general sale. To buy tickets for this match, you must have previously bought and attended a Brentford fixture, prior to the above on-sale dates.

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TICKET ACCESS POINTS

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

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FAMILY WEBSITE

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

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ADVANCED PRICES

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)
25 19 17 8
Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)
30 24 22
New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
25 19 17
New Road Stand
(All other blocks)
30 24 22
Ealing Road Terrace 25 19 17

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

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

  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • The Box Office will be closed to supporters attending in person Monday-Wednesday when there is no midweek fixture
  • Full opening times can be seen here
  • In person from the Ticket Office, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Group bookings can be made here
  • Disabled fans by phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-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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