Brentford FC welcomed students from The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) to Griffin Park last month. UFCB delivers degrees in the football and sports industry in campuses with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart. Journalism students from the Wembley campus attended Brentford B's victory over Southampton to watch and report on the game.
Student Ollie Lambert put together a written and audio report that impressed his lecturers so much they sent it to the Club. It can be read and heard below.
Brentford B 1-0 Southampton U23 Griffin Park 18.00 KO
Summer signing Joshua Dasilva’s late curling finish proved the difference in an uneventful night at Griffin Park.
With the first team playing later that evening, it was a chance for the fans to wet their appetite with a tasty looking fixture against Southampton’s infamous academy.
Both sides struggled to get going but the Bees looked the most likely in the first half with Ali Coote and Joe Hardy both with good chances to take the lead.
The away side huffed and puffed all evening but a dominant Brentford display meant the South-Coast side struggled to create much, their best chance coming in the tenth minute when Jonathon Afolabi skilfully made his way into the box but was denied by a smart save.
It looked as though it wasn’t to be for Brentford, until a cleared corner fell to Joshua Dasilva on the edge of the box, and he bent in the winner off the post.
A successful night for the Bees and head-coach Kevin O’Conner said he was very pleased with the performance but admits his side should have scored more goals.