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Preview | Brentford (a) - Emirates FA Cup

4 February 2019

Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay – Griffin Park – Tuesday 5th February 2019 – KO: 19:45

Barnet are back in action tomorrow night when they travel to Brentford in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round replay.

The Bees will be hoping to beat the odds and book their place in round five at the second time of asking after drawing the initial tie 3-3.

Darren Currie’s men will be going into the game off the back of a 3-3 FA Trophy draw away at Carshalton Athletic on Saturday. First half goals from Shaq Coulthirst and Ephron Mason-Clark gave the visitors a comfortable half-time lead. However, the Robins hit back on 69 minutes through Ola Sogbanmu but the celebrations were short-lived when Coulthirst netted again three minutes later. An own goal from Byron Harrison and a spot-kick converted by Bobby Price meant Carshalton completed an unlikely come-back, taking the tie to a replay.

Last Meeting:

It was only last Monday when these two sides last met but because it was such a cracking encounter, here’s a recap.

Ollie Watkins opened the scoring five minutes before the break, unleashing a long-range strike that nestled into the bottom corner. However, Shaq Coulthirst turned the game on it’s head in the early stages of the second period, bagging two in three minutes. Neal Maupay equalised from the spot on the hour mark though before Sergi Canos calmly slotted home as the Championship side regained their lead. However, the non-league side got back up and took the tie to a replay through a stunning free-kick from Dan Sparkes 15 minutes from time.

Manager: Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank joined Brentford just over two years ago, initially taking up the role as Assistant Head Coach alongside Richard O’Kelly.

However, when Dean Smith left the club to join Aston Villa in October 2018, the Dane took the reins.

Before Brentford, Frank helped Denmark develop their upcoming talents, taking charge of their Under-16s, Under-17s and Under-19s in three separate spells. Following his time with Denmark’s youngsters, he was gifted the managerial role at Brondby IF. He helped the Danish side clinch a 4th and 3rd place finish in 2014 and 2015 respectively in the Superliga before leaving the club.

One to Watch: Neal Maupay

What a season Neal Maupay is having. The 22-year-old has already found the net 17 times in the league this season, making him one of the top scorers in the division and our one to watch ahead of tomorrow’s replay.

It was the talented youngster who bagged the only goal of the game in the previous round aswell, edging out Oxford United 1-0.

He also found the net from the spot in our meeting with Brentford last week and will be hoping to make it three FA Cup goals out of three tomorrow.

The striker, who undoubtedly has an exciting future ahead of him, has international experience under his belt too. Having started out in France’s Under-16’s, he now plays for their Under-21s and will be aiming for a senior call-up in the near future.

For now though, Maupay’s focus will be firmly on tomorrow night as he will be looking to add to his prolific goal scoring tally and help his side progress to round five.

Last Season’s FA Cup Form:

Brentford have already exceeded last season’s FA Cup run, having bowed out at the third round stage last time around.

The Bees, who entered the competition in round three, played host to League Two side Notts County and it was the underdog who came away with an unlikely victory. Jon Stead struck the winner on 65 minutes with a wonder goal as the fourth-tiered side progressed to round four.

This Season’s FA Cup Run:

This season’s FA Cup run is proving to be a whole lot nicer for Brentford though as they knocked out League One side Oxford United at the previous hurdle, winning 1-0.

It was star man Maupay who found the net from the spot with 10 minutes to go as the Bees progressed to round four where they drew 3-3 at the Hive.

Recent Form In All Competitions:

Brentford, who sit 17th in the Championship, have picked up four wins in their last five games in all competitions.

The Bees, who remain unbeaten in 2019, beat Oxford United 1-0 in the previous round of the FA Cup five days into the New Year. Despite drawing their last three league games, Brentford returned to winning ways in the Championship a week later, beating Stoke City 3-1. Rotherham were up next and they clinched a 4-2 win in Yorkshire before being held to a 3-3 draw when returning to cup action at The Hive Stadium. However, they go into tomorrow’s game full of confidence having beaten Blackburn Rovers 5-2 at Griffin Park at the weekend despite trailing 2-0.

Last 5 matches in all competitions: WWWDW

Connections:

First Team Coach Junior Lewis joined Brentford from Hull City in 2005 and made 14 appearances before leaving the club for MK Dons a year later.

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Match Reports

Report | Brentford 3-1 Barnet FC - Emirates FA Cup

5 February 2019

Barnet’s FA Cup journey came to an end on Tuesday night after they lost 3-1 away to Championship side Brentford in the fourth round replay.

Sergi Canos’ early opener, Julian Jeanvier‘s volley and Neal Maupay gave Barnet a mountain to climb before David Tutonda gave the National League side something to cheer about late on.

It was Brentford who saw more of the ball in the opening stages of the game and their pressure paid off on seven minutes. After Said Benrahma’s clever one-two with Josh McEachran from a corner, the former quickly whipped in a low ball which was tapped home by Canos from close range.

The Championship side were at it again soon after when Romain Sawyers found Moses Odubajo before the Brentford number two let rip from distance, narrowly missing the post. They attacked Barnet’s defence again only seconds later when Benrahma cut inside before unleashing a low drive from the edge of the box but could only find the side-netting.

Just before the quarter-of-an-hour mark, Barnet pushed for an equaliser. After Ephron Mason-Clark’s cross was cleared to Medy Elito, the Barnet number 21 curled an ambitious effort from distance, the ball flying high and wide.

Up the other end and Brentford were on the hunt for a second, this time through Neal Maupay. The Bees’ top scorer wriggled his way through the defence before his shot from close range deflected off Mark Cousins before Elliott Johnson did well to clear off the line.

Maupay caused more problems soon after when Henrik Dalsgaard floated in a delightful cross which was met by the Brentford striker but his header flew over.

The visitors were forced to make their first change of the game on 23 minutes when Johnson limped off, making way for Andre Boucaud.

Just before the half-hour mark and Barnet had Dan Sweeney to thank for temporarily putting out Brentford’s attacking fuse, calmly standing his ground and clearing his lines on multiple occasions.

However, the hosts did manage to double their lead moments later after Julian Jeanvier latched on to a Benrahma free-kick from the right flank, tapping home from close range.

Darren Currie’s side were nearly caught out by another free-kick four minutes before the break when McEachran whipped it in from the left but Canos’ down-ward header fell wide.

Barnet had a chance to pull one back two minutes before first half stoppage time though when Mason-Clark charged forward before feeding in Jack Taylor who struck first time but his low drive fizzed wide.

It was to be Brentford who would have the last chance of the half when Canos saw his effort from close range fly over Cousins’ bar.

HT – 2-0

Dan Sparkes, who was the hero of the initial tie, came on for Wes Fonguck at half-time in the only change at the break.

It proved to be a very heated start to the second period after a collision between Canos and Elito sparked a brawl which ended in the pair receiving a booking, alongside Sweeney for his reaction.

Brentford then attacked Barnet on the counter moments later after Canos did well to sprint down the left flank before feeding in Maupay but his shot was tipped around the post by Cousins.

The National League side had a great chance to half the deficit 10 minutes into the second half when they were awarded a free-kick after a foul on Shaq Coulthirst. Up stepped Sparkes, of course, but he couldn’t replicate last week’s heroics as he watched his curling effort narrowly float over the bar.

Maupay nearly extended his side’s lead just shy of the hour mark from close range before Sawyers missed two great opportunities to score aswell.

After Barnet were awarded another free-kick, Sparkes floated it in before Craig Robson headed over at the far post, missing the chance to add to his two FA Cup goals this season.

Currie’s men had another chance to pull one back minutes later when Mason-Clark cut inside before firing low and hard into the gloves of Daniels.

With just under 20 minutes remaining, Brentford made in 3-0 after Dalsgaard played in Maupay who tapped in before he was replaced by Marcus Forss. Chiedozie Ogbene also came on for the hosts in place of Benrahma whilst Simeon Akinola replaced Mason-Clark.

The North London side then pulled one back after Tutonda did very well to turn and blast the ball into the top corner from inside the box.

Substitute Ogbene nearly made an instant impact when he raced through on goal before firing low but it was comfortable enough for Cousins.

Another Sparkes free-kick nearly flew into the back of the net with five minutes to go after Mads Bech Sorensen was shown a yellow for committing the foul but his effort went over.

Barnet’s goal scorer Tutonda also picked up a booking in the final stages of normal time for a foul in a dangerous area, giving away a free-kick which came to nothing.

Brentford calmly kept possession in the five minutes that were added on and held on to book their place in round five where they will face Swansea City.

The Bees return to league action on Saturday afternoon, hosting Sutton United at the Hive London.

Brentford side: Daniels, Odubajo, Canos, Maupay (Forss), McEachran, Sawyers (DaSilva), Benrahma (Ogbene), Dalsgaard, Jeanvier, Konsa, Sorensen.

Unused subs: Bentley, Watkins, Mokotjo, Barbet.

Barnet side: Cousins, Alexander, Johnson (Boucaud), Robson (c), Coulthirst, J.Taylor, Fonguck (Sparkes), Elito, Tutonda, Sweeney, Mason-Clark

Unused subs: Matrevics, Harrison, Payne, Bettamer

Attendance: 6,954 (1,648 away fans)

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Ticket News

News | Brentford ticket sales update - SOLD OUT

31 January 2019

As of 19:00 on Thursday evening, all our allocation for our replay at Brentford has now sold out.

Thank you for the incredible support you are showing for your football club!

We would like to provide some clarification as to our ticket sales arrangements.

As the tickets provided were one-off physical paper tickets, we were unable to do telephone sales because if supporters did not receive them in time then we have no way of being able to print a duplicate.

This meant that we would run the risk of supporters missing the initial delivery and then not being able to get a replacement or another ticket if they had sold out, which would be a terrible outcome.

We know travelling to The Hive is an inconvenience and can understand your frustrations but hope the majority will understand that we were in a pretty unenvious position and did the best we could when faced with these circumstances.

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