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Match Preview: Welling United vs Brentford B

Our preview of the London FA Senior Cup Final

7 April 2019

Brentford B face their first domestic cup final on Tuesday night at 7.45pm, taking on Welling United at Wingate & Finchley's Maurice Rebak Stadium. 

Tickets purchased in advance are £7.50 (General Admission) and £3.50 (Concessions), but will increase to £10 and £5 if bought on the gate (cash only).

Get tickets online here.

The Opposition

Welling United are a National League South side, based in south-east London. The Wings, as they are known, finished 10th in the division last season. This year the team are third after 37 of 42 games and are fighting for a play-off place. 

United play their home games at Park View Road, a 4,000-seater stadium that has housed them since 1977. The biggest attendance at home this season has been 1,912 against local rivals Dartford.

Their biggest defeat this campaign so far is a 3-1 scoreline in favour of current league leaders Torquay United. Their highest scoring game was a 5-3 win over Truro City.

The side have won three of their last three games, and are unbeaten in 10 since February. Bath City were the final visitors before the Cup Final and lost 2-1 to Welling with goals from Thierry Audel and Danny Mills.

Opposition Boss

Steve King is the National League South's most successful manager in the competition's history. He has finished in all of the top five places and has reached three play-off Finals.

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He began his coaching career with Lewes, before spells with Northwich Victoria and Farnborough. A return to Lewes was quickly followed by a move to Macclesfield Town. He helped the Silkmen to their first FA Cup Fourth Round appearance of their entire 139-year history.

King then bookended managing Dagenham & Redbridge with a double tenure of Whitehawk. Following a great escape, keeping The Hawks in the division, he signed for Welling.

Brentford B

Luka Racic has been out injured with a hip problem for a few weeks and faces a late fitness test ahead of the Final. Other than that, the rest of the squad are fit and available for the game. Jarvis Edobor's loan terms with Maidstone United also allow him to be available for this fixture.

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The Bees come into this match on the back of a 6-1 win over Genoa B, as well as a 2-0 defeat to OGC Nice on tour. 

The squad have scored seven goals and conceded two in their run to the last round. Met Police were swept aside 3-0 at Imber Court, before Wingate & Finchley pushed the team all the way to Extra Time. A 3-2 win there was followed up by a 1-0 victory over Dulwich Hamlet in the Semi-Final.

Road to the Final

Watch our summary of Brentford B's journey to the Cup Final for the first time since 1898. You'll also see the action from our run in the Middlesex FA Cup, the Final of which is on 16 April.

Match Coverage

You can watch the game live at the Maurice Rebak Stadium by getting your tickets online here. Buy online to avoid the price increase on matchday. 

We'll be bringing you live coverage on our Twitter channel (@BrentfordFC) as well giving updates on the Official Brentford B Instagram page (@brentfordbteam). Look out for post-match interviews and reaction, as well as the trophy-lift from the winning team.


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