Brentford B travel to AFC Wimbledon this afternoon in the quarter-final of the London Senior Cup at Kingsmeadow in a 2pm kick-off.
The young Bees haven’t been in action since 14 February against PC39 Academy having had their semi-final of the Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup with Wealdstone postponed until Monday 16 March.
Nonetheless, Neil MacFarlane’s side have been hard at work at Jersey Road to make their preparations as they target another semi-final appearance this season.
Supporters who wish to come and cheer on The Bees at Kingsmeadow can gain access with tickets priced at £5 for all spectators to gain entry to the match.
Brentford B have been in wonderful scoring form so far in this competition having put six goals past Beckenham Town back in September last year, before they beat Harrow Borough 7-1 a couple of months later.
That sets up the quarter-final tie with the League One side, who opened their cup campaign with a 6-5 win on penalties following a goalless draw with Metropolitan Police back in early October. In December they would travel to Cray Valley where they played out a seven-goal thriller, coming out on top with Finlay Macnab’s header proving the difference between the two sides.
This competition has often given minutes to the younger members within the Wimbledon set up and we are likely to see the young Bees come up against a number of under-23 and under-18 players rather than the Dons’ first team as they continue to focus their attentions on staying clear of relegation from Sky Bet League One.
The Dons have also been competing in the Central League Cup where they have entered a Reserve side this season, with recent results seeing them fall to a narrow 2-1 defeat to Leyton Orient Reserves before they thumped Southend’s Reserves 5-1 away from home in early February.
Their most recent match a week ago saw the side welcome an experienced MK Dons XI, and they were beaten 3-2 with Tommy Wood and Troy Chiabi netting for AFC Wimbledon in the narrow defeat.
This is not the first meeting between the two sides this season as Brentford B made the trip to Kingsmeadow back in November last year and picked up an impressive 3-1 win in a behind closed doors friendly.
The Dons, who fielded a strong XI against Neil MacFarlane’s team, actually went ahead through Joe Pigott, but two strikes from Ali Coote and a Jaden Brissett finish was enough to ensure The Bees claimed victory.
The winners of the tie will progress to the semi-finals to face Erith Town, who secured their place with a 2-1 win over Tooting and Mitcham United.