Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

0-2
20 July 2021 Venue Meadow Park Attendance Referee David Rock

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

Boreham Wood
0 - 2
FT
Brentford
Buy a pass:

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now


4-5-1
  • 1
    Nathan Ashmore
    GK
  • 19
    Kane Smith
    DF
  • 5
    Will Evans
    DF
  • 12
    Jamal Fyfield
    DF
  • 3
    Femi Ilesamni
    DF
  • 9
    Kabongo Tshimanga
    MF
  • 7
    Josh Rees
    MF
  • 4
    Mark Ricketts (C)
    MF
  • 8
    Gus Mafuta
    MF
  • 17
    Jacob Mendy Mendy
    MF
  • 10
    Tyrone Marsh
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Donnabhan Green
    SUB
  • 2
    Trialist A
    SUB
  • 6
    David Stephens
    SUB
  • 11
    Frankie Raymond
    SUB
  • 14
    Trialist B
    SUB
  • 15
    Trialist C
    SUB
  • 16
    Trialist D
    SUB
  • 18
    Connor Smith
    SUB
  • 20
    Harry McKenna
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Luke Garrard

4-3-3
  • 13
    Patrik Gunnarsson
    GK
  • 30
    Mads Roerslev
    DF
  • 4
    Charlie Goode
    DF
  • 5
    Ethan Pinnock
    DF
  • 2
    Dom Thompson
    DF
  • 11
    Saman Ghoddos
    MF
  • 26
    Shandon Baptiste
    MF
  • 38
    Max Haygarth
    MF
  • 7
    Sergi Canos
    FW
  • 17
    Ivan Toney (C)
    FW
  • 24
    Tariqe Fosu
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    David Raya
    SUB
  • 16
    Joel Valencia
    SUB
  • 21
    Halil Dervisoglu
    SUB
  • 32
    Luka Racic
    SUB
  • 36
    Fin Stevens
    SUB
  • 37
    Alex Gilbert
    SUB
  • 39
    Lewis Gordon
    SUB
  • 40
    Jude Russell
    SUB
  • 42
    Lachlan Brook
    SUB
  • 43
    Jaakko Oksanen
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Thomas Frank

Advertisement block

-

Commentary to begin soon

There are currently no key moments to display.

Are you sure you want to delete this event?

Delete Cancel

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Match Preview: Boreham Wood vs Brentford

The details ahead of tonight's game at Meadow Park

20 July 2021

Our pre-season campaign continues at Meadow Park tonight as we take on Boreham Wood. We head to Hertfordshire off the back of Saturday's 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon and will be looking for another positive outing in preparation for the new Premier League campaign which begins on August 13.

THE OPPOSITION

2DFMX08.jpg

The Bees have been regular visitors to Boreham Wood over the past decade. We played the Vanarama National League side in pre-season in five out of six seasons up to 2018. We won an FA Cup First Round tie at Meadow Park in 2012 and then played friendly games in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Boreham Wood have been in the National League, the top flight of non-league football, since 2015. They reached the National League Play-Off Final in 2018 after finishing fourth in the table, their best-ever finish. They also reached the Play-Offs in 2020 but finished 14th last season.

The Wood's current squad doesn't have any Brentford links but there are plenty of names which will be familiar to fans of EFL football such as Dan Woodards, Piero Mingoia, Krystian Pearce, Matt Rhead, and Shaquile Coulthirst.

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Frank confirmed earlier this week that, subject to injuries, tonight's squad will be the same as won 1-0 at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

THE MANAGER

2C8JRGF.jpg

Luke Garrard started his career at Tottenham Hotspur but was released as a schoolboy. He dropped down the leagues to join Swindon Town as a 17-year-old, going on to make his debut against Oldham Athletic in April 2003. He was released two years later, having made just 17 first-team appearances. After short spells with Bishop's Stortford, Boreham Wood and Northwood, he joined AFC Wimbledon in March 2006.

Garrard became a popular figure in South London, making more than 100 appearances during his first two years with The Dons. After losing his spot following a serious injury, he returned to Boreham Wood in 2010, making 140 league appearances in five seasons. When he took over as The Wood's manager in 2015, aged just 30, he became the youngest boss in all of England's top five divisions. 

THE KIT

The Bees will be wearing our new 2021/22 home shirt at Meadow Park tonight.

HomeKit-Hero_FB.png

Priced at £49 for adults and £38 for juniors, this season’s kits will be available to purchase exclusively from the Bees Store on Braemar Road on Saturday 24 July (9am-6pm) and Sunday 25 July (10am-4pm). The kits will also be available from Monday 26 July on shop.brentfordfc.com – we will notify supporters when online sales are live. Fans will have the chance to customise their shirts with name and number personalisation and the Premier League sleeve badge.

MATCHDAY INFO

Boreham Wood are selling tickets to those who want to attend the fixture. Bees fans will be able to attend if they wish. Please note, these tickets are being sold directly by Boreham Wood and not via Brentford FC.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult - £12

OAP - £12

Under 16- £8

Under 12- £4

Buy tickets here

HOW TO FOLLOW

Our hosts will be streaming the game on a BWFCtv Match Pass, for both home and away fans for just £7.99. This will include a pre-match show, a digital programme and the stream of the game.

See more here

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Boreham Wood 0 Brentford 2

A goal in each half as Bees win friendly

20 July 2021

Brentford continued the build-up to their first ever Premier League season with a pre-season friendly win over Boreham Wood. Ivan Toney and Tariqe Fosu scored as The Bees won 2-0 in Hertfordshire. The Bees had control for most of the contest and picked up a win, as well as getting an hour of match time in to the team that started the game.

Brentford had gone close a couple of times before Toney scored 23 minutes in. Boreham Wood had spells after and did hit a post in the second half before Fosu doubled the lead. With 24 days left until the Premier League season, The Bees added a win over Boreham Wood to one over AFC Wimbledon to make it two out two in pre-season.

Brentford took control of the game from the first whistle, dominating the midfield and pushing Boreham Wood back. The home side’s wing backs were soon employed as a back five and their strikers were left increasingly isolated as the game was played with The Bees on the front foot. Shandon Baptiste dictated play in the centre of Brentford’s midfield and The Bees attacked from his prompting, creating chances.

Baptiste probably came closest to opening the scoring in the first quarter of the contest. He volleyed wide when a corner was half cleared, but it was close enough to have Boreham Wood goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore worried. Baptiste then faded an effort wide with his left foot from another half cleared dead ball, creating the space with a nice feint on the edge of the penalty area. Sergi Canós had a shot blocked from a Mads Roerslev cut back and then saw a curling effort deflected wide.

The goal Brentford were threatening came just past the midway point of the first half. Canós, who was increasingly influential as the half wore on, found a pocket of space inside the Boreham Wood half and was able to pick a pass. He found Toney in the inside left channel, the striker took a touch and curled a shot out of the reach of Ashmore and in off the far post.

There was no doubt Brentford deserved to be ahead at that point. Boreham Wood had offered nothing as an attacking force but got further up the pitch after falling behind and posed a few problems. The end of the first half saw chances at both ends.

Max Haygarth fired wide for The Bees after Toney had won possession on halfway. Josh Rees then had a shot saved by Patrik Gunnarsson after a melee on the edge of the penalty area. Brentford immediately counter-attacked, Canós freed Dominic Thompson on the left, his cross just eluded Toney, who was crowded out, but reached Fosu. Fosu looked set to score but Ashmore reached up from a grounded position to claw the shot away.

Tyrone Marsh had a shot blocked for the home side. The ball was then recycled, and Kane Smith crossed, Rees arrived late, but headed wide from close range. Canós then tested Ashmore with a low shot that the goalkeeper gathered at the second attempt to ensure there was just a single goal in it at half time.

That had, however, become a two-goal lead for The Bees by the hour mark. Fosu scored the second, finishing off a low Thompson cross at the far post. Fosu arrived late to put the ball high in to the net, past Ashmore, and give the score line a more accurate look.

The start of the second half had been similar to the end of the first. Brentford were on top, but Boreham Wood had attacking potential and created chances. They almost equalised when Kabongo Tshimanga picked up the ball on the left and weaved inside, he let fly with a shot that cannoned off the post. Gunnarsson looked to have it covered but did seem surprised to see the ball hit the woodwork.

Gunnarsson also saved from Jacob Mendy Mendy and a Saman Ghoddos effort was blocked at the other end. A shot from Canós also deflected in to the arms of Ashmore soon after. Canós had another shot saved before Fosu got on the score sheet. That preceded Brentford changing ten of their starting line-up while Boreham Wood made five half time changes and had also made seven substitutes just past the hour.

And the game basically fizzled out from there. A more youthful Brentford line-up controlled the game without creating much. The game ended with a few spicy challenges and Halil Dervişoğlu seeing a shot blocked, but neither goalkeeper was tested in the last half hour.

Boreham Wood: Ashmore; K. Smith, Evans (sub Stephens h/t), Fyfield (sub McKenna 79 mins), Ilesanmi (sub Trialist 61 mins), Mendy Mendy (sub Trialist 61 mins); Rees (sub Trialist h/t), Mafuta (sub Raymond h/t), Ricketts (sub C. Smith); Marsh (sub Trialist h/t), Tshimanga

Brentford: Gunnarsson (sub Raya 61 mins); Roerslev (sub Stevens 61 mins), Goode (sub Russell 61 mins), Pinnock (sub Racic 61 mins), Thompson (sub Gordon 61 mins); Ghoddos (sub Gilbert 61 mins), Baptiste (sub Oksanen 61 mins), Haygarth; Fosu (sub Brook 61 mins), Toney (sub Dervişoğlu 61 mins), Canós (sub Valencia 61 mins)

Advertisement block

Advertisement block