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🗣 Neil MacFarlane: “It was a fantastic game of football"

B Team Head Coach Neil MacFarlane reflects on win over Celtic Reserves this afternoon

26 November 2019

Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said he was delighted with his team's win over Celtic Reserves. The Bees won 2-1 in Scotland this afternoon thanks to a goal from Arthur Read and a Jaden Brissett penalty. Brentford B took a first half lead but were pegged back soon after half time only to get the winner moments later.

The game was played in very wet conditions and Neil said the weather helped create a fantastic game of football. It was Brentford B's second trip to Scotland this season after a win over Aberdeen and defeat to Hibernian and Neil said there was similarities in the games. The Brentford B Head Coach praised his team's application and the quality of their play.

"It was similar to our games against Aberdeen and Hibs," he said. "It was a fantastic game of football, in tricky conditions, it was very wet, played at a high tempo. I was delighted with our application and we played really well in spells. Everyone gave everything to the game and that is what we need when we come on these trips."

Neil added: "The weather meant the tempo was higher and some of our quality was really good. It enabled us to move the ball and encouraged tackles. You have to be adaptable. We really grew in to the game and thoroughly deserved our win.

"The reaction to conceding, to go again immediately, and win a penalty was superb. One of our main targets at the moment is clean sheets so it was disappointing to concede so soon after half time but we came back."

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