Brentford B battled to a 2-2 draw against a Swansea City XI on Tuesday afternoon in a behind closed doors fixture in South Wales.
The young Bees had to come from behind on the day after an early penalty was converted by Liam Walsh before Nathan Young-Coombes netted a double to put Brentford in front. Michael Obafemi then scored a spot kick of his own later in the game as the sides ended level.
It was a fast start for Swansea, who had a team which involved a number of first team players, and they had the chance to go ahead after just one minute when Liam Cullen was fouled in the box as Nathan Shepperd raced to block the opportunity. Walsh then stepped up to fire home under the Brentford keeper.
Tristan Crama then had Brentford’s first attempt when he latched onto a ball to the far post from a corner but his volley edged just wide of goal. That was the catalyst for a positive spell for Neil MacFarlane’s side as soon after a Dom Jefferies cross into a crowd of bodies almost found Myles Peart-Harris before the Swansea back line managed to clear.
The leveller from Young-Coombes then came on 11 minutes as fantastic pressing and work rate saw him cut out the Swansea keeper’s pass before he slotted home from close range to make it 1-1.
A couple of chances then came for Swansea when Morgan Whittaker managed to break forward and keep himself on side before he thundered an effort towards goal which was well saved by former Swansea keeper, Shepperd. That followed an earlier attempt from distance by Cullen which the B Team keeper claimed.
A good opportunity then fell for The Bees towards the end of the half when a good move down the right-hand side saw Young-Coombes cross dangerously for Peart-Harris but it just evaded the midfielder as he was unable to connect.
Brentford B started the second period positively and they went ahead on 59 minutes. Fantastic pressing once again saw Jan Žambůrek win the ball high before he found Young-Coombes, and the youngster rounded the keeper before composing himself and firing powerfully past the two Swansea defenders on the line.
Half chances and shots from distance in windy conditions for The Swans saw The Bees forced to defend for spells in the second period, but the defence was well marshalled by the likes of Daniel Oyegoke, Tristan Crama and Lewis Gordon.
As Swansea looked for a leveller they managed to get down the right-hand side before a coming together between substitute Val Adedokun and a Swansea player in the box saw the referee point to the spot to award the home side their second penalty. Obafemi then stepped up to covert the spot kick as the match finished 2-2.
Brentford B: Shepperd (Rees, 74) Trialist (Russell, 60) Oyegoke (Brook, 74) Crama, Gordon, Haygarth, Jefferies (Trevitt, 74) Žambůrek (Syla, 74) Pear-Harris (Hercules, 74) Valencia (Adedokun, 60) Young-Coombes (Trialist, 80)
Swansea City XI: Steven Benda, Joel Latibeaudiere, Brandon Cooper, Rhys Williams, Morgan Whittaker, Daniel Williams, Yan Dhanda, Liam Walsh, Lincoln Mcfayden, Liam Cullen, Michael Obafemi.
Subs not used: Lewis Webb, Cian Williams, Ben Margetson, Rio Campbell.