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Brentford B Cup Semi-Finals Update

Young Bees to play in London Senior Cup but Middlesex FA Senior Challenge Cup will not be going ahead

11 August 2020

Brentford B’s London Senior Cup Semi-Final fixture with Erith Town will go ahead with the match scheduled to take place at Griffin Park on Wednesday 26 August in a 7.30pm kick-off.

It has also been confirmed that the Semi-Final fixture with Wealdstone in the Middlesex FA Senior Challenge Cup, will not be going ahead and that competition has been abandoned for the 2019/20 season.

Both fixtures were originally due to take place in March but weren’t able to be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which actually saw to Brentford B's 2019/20 campaign being brought to an early ending, along with both Erith and Wealdstone's.

Following sides returning to pre-season training it has been decided that the London Senior Cup fixture will be able to go ahead with all concerned parties keen to ensure that the competition is completed.

Brentford B began the early stages of the competition with some impressive displays as they picked up a 6-0 win over Beckenham Town before they travelled to Harrow Borough in December 2019 to navigate their way past Harrow Borough in what was an emphatic 7-1 victory.

The quarter-final of the competition saw a much tighter affair when the young Bees travelled to take on AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow. With the match level at 2-2 on 90 minutes, the winners would be decided by a penalty shootout and it was Neil MacFarlane’s side who came out on top with a 5-4 victory.

Erith compete in the Premier Division of the Southern Counties East Football League, and they too had their 2019/20 season curtailed due to the lockdown. The curtailment meant that the season was abandoned, and teams remained in their respective divisions. As for Erith, prior to the lockdown, they were sat mid-table in 10th place having claimed 33 points from their 26 fixtures.

The Kent side have begun their pre-season campaign having played a couple of matches already, the first a 4-1 defeat to Croydon FC, before they then beat FC Elmstead 4-2.

Brentford FC intend for the match to be live streamed on the club's YouTube channel so supporters can tune in to watch Neil MacFarlane's side in action.


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