Brentford B lost 2-0 to Huddersfield Town on Tuesday morning in West Yorkshire. Dominic Tear scored both of the goals to condemn The Bees to their third straight defeat.
As the game began, it seemed quite open and neither side could manage a clear cut opening in the final third.
Then the hosts took the lead after quarter of an hour. A low ball from the left fizzed across the face of goal, only to be poked home by Tear in the middle.
It could have been two very shortly after, as a defensive mix up allowed Huddersfield to break through two-on-one. Goalkeeper Jared Thompson saved the low shot from Abdelhamid Sabiri, pushing the ball away from danger.
Brentford had a great chance after 21 minutes, the ball coming in from the left wing for Joe Hardy in the box. The striker took the ball down but couldn't get his feet sorted out in time and his shot was weaker than he'd have liked. It was blocked by one of The Terriers' centre-backs.
With 38 minutes gone, the home side doubled their advantage. Joe Lolley had cut in from the left to shoot towards the top corner, but Thompson got across to save it. As the ball bounced back out however, there was Tear ready to pounce and he slotted the ball into the net.
By half time, Town looked like they had control of the tie. At the break, they made several changes to freshen things up. Kevin O'Connor's side were sent out unchanged.
The second half saw a big improvement from The Bees and they created a lot more in the next 45 minutes.
Huddersfield had their chances though, including a low shot from Romoney Crichlow-Noble that saw Thompson scrambling across to catch.
Hardy got a shot away after 54 minutes, it was curling and fierce but was stopped by Town keeper Joel Coleman. At only 22, Coleman has plenty of experience to his name already, he played for The Terriers' First Team against Manchester City in last year's FA Cup Quarter-Final and in the 2017 Play-Off Semi-Final draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
With nearly an hour gone, Brentford's best chance came and went. Theo Archibald flicked the ball through to David Titov, and then the fullback crossed low into the box. Hardy was inches away from turning the ball in from a few yards out.
Brentford created chances as the game went on but couldn't force a way back into the game. Jan Novak and Marcus Forss were introduced as time went on but had no effect. The team couldn't play the final ball well enough to have a clear cut chance in the dying minutes.
Huddersfield held out and as the final whistle blew, looked a little relieved to have got a clean sheet over their West London counterparts.
Brentford B: J. Thompson; Titov, Edobor, Sorensen, Trialist; Kirk, Clayton, Assibey-Mensah; Archibald, Hardy (sub Forss 62 mins), Shaibu (sub Novak 73 mins)
Huddersfield Town: Coleman; Marriott, O. Thompson, Edmonds-Green, Crichlow-Noble (sub Gibson 82 mins); Booty, O'Brien; Tear (sub Scott 75 mins), Palmer (sub Kane 45 mins), Lolley (sub Dyson 45 mins); Sabiri (sub Danaher 45 mins)
Goals: Tear (15, 38)