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Brentford B Team

B Team 18/19 Review: American opposition

New York City and Notre Dame visit Jersey Road

29 May 2019

Brentford B began March 2019 with a Griffin Park showcase friendly against Malmo FF. Under the watchful eyes of former Bees manager Uwe Rosler, it was the Swedish team that came out on top of a seven-goal thriller. 

A hat-trick from Carlos Strandberg put the visitors in control until Lars Friis' squad replied through Emiliano Marcondes and Cole Dasilva. Adi Nalic finished things late on before a final goal by Josh Dasilva meant it ended 4-3 under the lights in TW8.

Next up, The Bees faced American opposition for the first time that month. New York City FC's Under-19 squad came to Jersey Road as part of a tour that saw them also face Fulham and Reading.

Lewis Macleod and Henrik Johansson scored the goals in a very windy West London, City netting their only goal via the penalty spot in the second half.

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Joe Hardy, Ali Coote, and Gustav Mogensen all struck a week later as Brentford B beat an Ipswich Town Academy XI 3-1 on another wild and windy afternoon in East Anglia.

After the game, news came through that Patrik Gunnarsson and Kolbeinn Finnsson had both received call-ups to Iceland's U21 squad, while Simon Andersson and Fredrik Hammar were going to represent Sweden's U19s.

Brentford B lost 1-0 to Notre Dame Men's Soccer at Jersey Road on Saturday 16 March. The Indiana-based University side scored a first-half goal and then hung on for the win in stormy conditions at the Brentford FC Training Ground.

Lars Friis made five changes to the side that beat Ipswich Town, Chiedozie Ogbene and Joe Hardy among the names dropping out of the starting XI. It took half an hour for the away side to get their winner. Goalkeeper Simon Andersson dwelled slightly too long on the ball and a Notre Dame forward managed to block his clearance into the net.

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March Results

Brentford B 3-4 Malmo FF

Brentford B 2-1 New York City FC U19

Ipswich Town U23 1-3 Brentford B

Brentford B 0-1 Notre Dame MS

Up Next, part 11: Italy and France

OGC Nice and Genoa B are the opposition in our next installment. Luka Racic also gets his first call to play First Team football with a debut in April 2019. 


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