Fifty years of West London derby history was altered on a memorable late October night at Loftus Road.
Before the trip to W12 there was a day of celebration as, 96 years after joining, The Bees welcomed Barnsley to Griffin Park for their 4,000th EFL match. On a day of celebrations, The Tykes played the role of party-poopers as Adam Armstrong and Sam Winnall netted either side of the break to consign The Bees to a first home defeat of the season.
There were very different emotions six days later as, under the lights and in front of the Sky Sports Cameras, The Bees ended a 50 year wait for a win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Roared on by a packed away end, Dean Smith’s side dominated from the off and took a deserved lead just before the break through Josh Clarke. Romaine Sawyers then slammed home a second late-on as the bragging rights were well and truly secured.
We will have the post-match reactions from Dean and Josh Clarke shortly, but Peter Gilham took his chance to say a few words too 🎤 pic.twitter.com/7jCZ52Hdab— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) October 28, 2016
It was all change for The B Team as the news broke that Flemming Pedersen was to depart as Brentford B Head Coach. He would be replaced by club legend and Assistant Head Coach Kevin O’Connor.
On the pitch it was a tale of two halves as Brentford B took on the Nike Academy at St George’s Park. Bradley Clayton struck before the break for Flemming Pedersen’s side but the hosts took control after the break, scoring four unanswered goals to take the win.
Brentford Women’s FC continued their impressive autumn form with another pair of wins, taking their winning run to five in all competitions. Dana Johnson’s hat-trick helped to sink Enfield Town LFC Reserves 5-0 at Lampton School before Saffron Hand netted a last-minute winner as Tottenham Hotspur Development became the latest to fall victim to Ryan Peters side.