Brentford B got their tour of Spain off to the perfect start as they picked up a 4-0 win over Albacete Under-19s at Ciudad Deportiva Andrés Iniesta.
It was a match which Neil MacFarlane’s side dominated from start to finish as Julien Carré, Gustav Mogensen, Arthur Read and Joe Adams all found the net.
The forward press was a constant feature in the young Bees’ play as they put their opponents under considerable pressure from the front through Mogensen, Matej Majka and Adams.
But it would be a set piece that would put The Bees ahead first when Carré stepped up to convert an excellent free kick into the top left-hand corner.
The Bees then felt they should have had a penalty when Mogensen did wonderfully to drive into the box under considerable pressure, and despite holding his balance and shooting, the striker then went to ground convinced that he’d been brought down illegally but the referee waved away the appeals.
Just after the half hour mark the Bees managed to double their lead when a quick throw from David Titov got Carré in down the right before he pulled the ball back for Mogensen to sweep home from close range to make it 2-0 as they took a positive lead into the break.
The match continued in the same format with Nathan Shepperd and then Simon Andersson in the Bees goal rarely troubled by the Albacete attack.
Brentford thought they’d made it 3-0 on 53 minutes when a corner was swung in and Adams bundled the ball home but for a foul in the build-up according to the officials.
But just three minutes later The Bees did have their third when Read was found centrally before he shifted the ball onto his right foot before calmly slotting home.
Just seconds later Adams almost had himself on the scoresheet when he tried his luck from a free kick and forced the Albacete keeper into a smart stop to push the ball over the bar.
Having felt hard done by earlier in the match after having a penalty appeal waved away, the referee was then forced to point to the spot as Adams looked to drive down the left before being brought down.
The forward then stepped up to convert into the bottom right-hand corner to make it 4-0.
MacFarlane’s side will now set their sights FC Cartagena who will travel to their La Manga training base on Thursday.
Albacete U19: Laja, Torres, La Casa, Valcarcel, Aparicio, Chimpun, Alonso, Abdul, Vega, Han, David
Subs: Nacho, Alvaro, Rozalen, Moraleda, Carlos, Novillo, Rodri, Aranda
Brentford B: Shepperd (Andersson, 60), Tsaroulla, Racic (O’Connor 45), Larsen (Mitchell, 60), Read, Carre (Koutsimouka, 60), Adams, Majka, Mogensen, Titov, Oksanen.