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Match Report: Bees 2 City 2

Citizens mount late comeback at Jersey Road

19 December 2017

Brentford B drew 2-2 with Manchester City at Jersey Road on Tuesday afternoon. Theo Archibald and Marcus Forss scored the goals as Kevin O'Connor's side were pegged back in the final few minutes to draw the game.

It took six minutes for Brentford to take the lead. Archibald darted into the box before chipping the ball over the goalkeeper and it dropped into the net at the far post.

City went close after 18 minutes, turning a low cross narrowly wide at the far post.

Just before the break, the away side went really close again. A low shot was tipped onto the post by Ellery Balcombe,then the follow up was put wide under heavy pressure from Mads Bech Sorensen.

Forss got his 11th goal of the season after 54 minutes, getting on the end of a good ball over the top.

After an hour, Forss had a low shot saved wide. Then just moments later, the Finnish striker hit the post with a header and it rebounded wide.

Sub Raphael Assibey-Mensah then came on and was in action almost straight away. He got past two defenders then the keeper and slid the ball towards goal. It was cleared on the line at the last second.

Archibald then could have made it three from close range, but couldn't make enough of a connection to get it inside the post. It flew inches wide.

Then, on the 85th minute, City mounted a two-goal comeback. First, scoring a breakaway chance that was put in at the far post.

Just seconds later, after a controversial decision to play on, Man City found the equaliser. Overloading the box, they got a man over and managed to tuck the ball home.


Brentford B: Balcombe; Novak, Edobor, Sorensen, Titov; Westbrooke, Cole (Assibey-Mensah 69 mins) (Kirk 82 mins), Clayton; Alves, Archibald, Forss (Hardy 78 mins)

Subs (not used): Thompson (GK)

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