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🗣 Neil MacFarlane: "The way that we competed and played was thoroughly encouraging"

Neil MacFarlane discusses Brentford B's latest win over AFC Wimbledon

2 December 2019

Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane was full of praise for his young side after they overcame League One side AFC Wimbledon on Friday afternoon in a behind closed doors friendly.

Despite falling behind to a Joe Piggott goal, The Bees rallied and managed to take the victory with two smart finishes from Ali Coote and a well taken goal from Jaden Brissett.

Speaking after the match, Neil explained: “I came to the club six months ago and every win that has involved the staff and the players in the B team, that result is a credit to them. To go there and play a really strong League One side, and the way that we competed and played was thoroughly encouraging.

“It’s exactly the games that we want, we mentioned at the start of the season that we wanted to play as many first teams as possible and that’s as big a test as we’ve had. They were a full strength first team from League One and the way that we acquitted ourselves was fantastic, especially in the first half, some of our football was really free-flowing and a joy to watch at times. Every member of staff that was there can see how far this group have come in short period of time."

With first teamers Luka Racic, Dru Yearwood and Julian Jeanvier all involved in the win, the Brentford B Head Coach was quick to praise the attitude of the trio as they helped the side to the win.

He continued: “Thomas (Frank) and Brian (Riemer) and all of the staff should be commended for what they have created at this football club. I’ve said this numerous times in the last few weeks, but we’ve got something special here. The togetherness of the group and the club I think will lead to success and hopefully we will see that this season. When they (the players) come down they apply themselves so well. Over the last week we’ve had the likes of Christian Norgaard and Julian training with us and the way they’ve gone about their business is a real credit to the first team and it’s the reason why the first team are doing so well."

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