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5 Moments that defined November

Part five of our review of the 2018/19 season

22 May 2019

We've reached November in our look back at the key moments over the past 12 months.

Thomas' first win


After three defeats to start the reign of Thomas Frank as Brentford FC Head Coach, the first three points came in a London derby against Millwall. Second half goals from Sergi Canós and Ollie Watkins ended a run of nine games without a win for The Bees as they won 2-0 at Griffin Park.

Derby defeat


Three goal in ten second half minutes condemned Brentford to West London derby defeat against Queens Park Rangers. The Bees had led at half time thanks to a Neal Maupay goal and seemed to be in control of proceedings. But they conceded three times between the 50th and 60th minutes and there was no way back. 

Robert Rowan RIP

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Robert Rowan, Brentford Football Club Technical Director, died at the age of 28 on Monday 12 November. Robert had been the Club’s Technical Director since the start of February and had been with Brentford for just short of four years. Robert died of heart failure in the early hours of Monday 12 November. He went to bed the night before and died in his sleep.

International promotion for Henrik

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Days after marking his 50th game for Brentford with a goal against Queens Park Rangers, Henrik Dalsgaard was helping his country to a vital win. Denmark secured promotion to the top league in the Nations League following a 2-1 win over Wales in Cardiff. Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jørgensen finished off a flowing counter-attack to give Denmark the lead late on in the first-half. Martin Braithwaite then wrapped up the win in the closing stages before Gareth Bale pulled one back for the home side. Victory assured Denmark of top spot in Group B4 and promotion to League A.

Tributes paid and Rico returns


Two goals in six second half minutes condemned Brentford to defeat against Sky Bet Championship promotion-chasers Middlesbrough but the game was only part of the focus. The contest was preceded by a minute of applause for Brentford Technical Director Robert Rowan, who died of heart failure on 12 November. And in the dying moments Rico Henry returned to action for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury - also against Middlesbrough - in September 2018.

First Team Results

Brentford 2 Millwall 0 - Report/Highlights

Queens Park Rangers 3 Brentford 2 - Report/Highlights

Brentford 1 Middlesbrough 2 - Report/Highlights

Brentford 2 Sheffield United 3 - Report/Highlights

November Top Scorers

Neal Maupay - 2

Sergi Canós, Henrik Dalsgaard, Alan Judge, Ollie Watkins, Own Goal - 1

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