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B Team 18/19 Review: The Isle of Man

Dutch opposition, an island trip and our final QPR match of the season

1 June 2019

The final stretch of the season began with a game against SC Cambuur in April. The Dutch side were the first team faced by Brentford B from the Netherlands. 

At Jersey Road, a team made up of five Brentford trialists secured a 2-1 victory. Fredrik Hammar and Kolbeinn Finnsson scored the goals inside the first half an hour, with the visitors netting just before half-time.

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Then it was off to the Isle of Man for the squad. On the evening of 24 April, Brentford B lost 5-3 to an Isle of Man representative squad in rainy conditions in Douglas. 

Ali Coote scored either side of half-time after Gustav Mogensen had netted early on, but it wasn't enough for Lars Friis' side, who were outclassed in front of a lively crowd.

The boys returned home to face their final West London derby of the season, which turned into a six-goal thriller at Jersey Road.

It ended 3-3, The Bees behind early on but fighting back. Goals from Jan Zamburek and Cole Dasilva salvaged something for Lars Friis and the squad.

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Within four minutes, the visitors were in the lead. A free-kick from Amrit Bansal-McNulty was sent over the wall and hit the top left corner of the net. 

The second came just minutes later. Goalkeeper Simon Andersson's clearance fell to a QPR trialist, the middle man picking it up and drilling it low into the bottom corner of the net. 

With only a quarter of an hour gone, Brentford had a goal back. Dasilva picked up the ball on the right wing, drove inside then smashed a ball beyond goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski. 

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Just 19 minutes in, we saw the fourth goal. Rangers were awarded a penalty when Kaliq Raymond-Callender was brought down by Brentford's trialist centre-back. Up stepped the away side's trialist again to slot home his second of the afternoon.

Things settled down until just before the interval when The Bees got back into it again. This time, Dasilva crossed into the box and it was turned into his own net by Nathan Carlyle. Aiming to clear it with his left foot, he sliced it the wrong way and it beat Brzozowski, who was rooted to the spot.

After the break, Brentford burst out of the blocks in search of a leveller. They found it after just five minutes. Jayden Onen slipped the ball across the top of the box, where Zamburek was waiting to fire in over sub keeper Michael Kelly.

Results

Brentford B 2-1 SC Cambuur U19

Isle of Man FA 5-3 Brentford B

Brentford B 3-3 QPR U23

Up Next, Part 14: End of the season

The final part of our 18/19 season review for Brentford B features the final two fixtures against Manchester City, and takes a look at the stats from the entire campaign.


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