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MATCH PREVIEW | BRENTFORD V LUTON TOWN

The Hatters take on the Bees at Griffin Park tomorrow

29 November 2019

The Hatters travel to Brentford tomorrow afternoon as Graeme Jones’ side aim to earn successive wins for the first time since August.

With a 2-1 win against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday evening, Town moved out of the relegation zone and ended a run of five consecutive losses.

Another three points on the board could see the Hatters climb up to 18th place with what would be their first away win since beating Blackburn Rovers in September.

Brentford were unable to stretch their two-game winning run after losing to Rovers in midweek as they remain eighth in the table, three points away from the play-off places.

International supporters can stream and follow the game from Griffin Park live on iFollow Hatters. Subscribers can tune into Simon Pitts’ full match commentary as well.

 

GRAEME JONES SAID:

On Brentford: “They’ve got David Raya who they spent a lot of money on, they’ve got Benrahma, Watkins, some really good players. It’s a difficult place to go but I think we’ve gained confidence in our performances in the last week so we will look forward to the challenge. 

On their recruitment process: “They received £20 million for Neal Maupay and they’ve spent a lot of money as well but nobody wants to lose their best striker. I think their method of work is quite different, they do things with stats and the old Billy Beane approach I think but I’m not too sure. 

“I think the owner was into that kind of thing. We look at stats but it’s not the fundamental thing we look at but I think they're a growing football club. They’re a good example, they’re a mainstay in the division, they’re always competitive and they have a style of play that they’re quite sure on, it’s quite recognisable so there’s a lot of good things going on at Brentford.

On Ollie Watkins: “He can penetrate, he can score goals with his head, he can score goals with his feet. He interchanges positions with Benrahma, can obviously play out-wide or through the middle but it’s another challenge in this league. 

 

WHO?

A Championship outfit since 2015, Brentford have previously been Fourth Division winners three times, Third Division winners two times and Second Division winners in 1935 as well.

They bid farewell to Griffin Park at the end of the season hoping to build on their 11th place finish in the Championship in the last campaign.

 

WHEN?

Kick-off is 3pm at Griffin Park on Saturday 30th November.

 

MAN IN THE MIDDLE?

The referee for Saturday’s game is Tony Harrington – who has taken charge of 15 games this season, dishing out 37 yellows and two red cards.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this fixture are sold out. We wish the 1,630 Hatters fans safe travels down to London.

 

PLAYED BEFORE?

The last time the two sides met was in League Two over ten years ago. Brentford won the game 2-0 but the Hatters have the all-time superior record over their counterparts, winning 35 games compared to Brentford’s 25, sharing 15 draws as well.

 

FOLLOW THE ACTION

The main blow-by-blow account of the action from Griffin Park will be provided via the Match Centre on the club website, which you can access by clicking here.

 

The main moments from the game will appear on the Hatters’ social media feeds:

Twitter – @LutonTown

Facebook – www.facebook.com/LutonTown/

Instagram – www.instagram.com/ltfc_official/

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT & GALLERY | BRENTFORD 7-0 LUTON TOWN

30 November 2019

It was a day to forget for the Hatters in west London as they were defeated 7-0 by Brentford at Griffin Park.

Town went into this one looking for a second consecutive victory for the first time since August, having overcame Charlton 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Graeme Jones named an unchanged side from that game, with the day itself marking the sixth anniversary since Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu’s debut against Staines Town in an FA Trophy replay after initially signing on loan from West Ham United.

Town went behind early on as Bryan Mbeumo took advantage of a mix-up between Dan Potts and James Shea, stabbing home from close range.

Harry Cornick looked to get the Hatters back on level terms with ten minutes gone as he was set down the right by Mpanzu – the winger taking it past Ethan Pinnock and getting an effort away from a tight angle, with David Raya being forced to palm it behind for a corner.

Mathias Jensen wasn’t too far away from doubling the lead ten minutes later as Mbeumo found the midfielder on the edge of the box, the summer signing from Celta Vigo curling his first-time effort just wide of the far-post.

Then with 26 minutes on the clock, Shea was forced into a fantastic save as Mbeumo played Watkins in, Shea spread himself well and Watkins couldn’t guide his strike past the ‘keeper.

The former Exeter City man wasn’t to be denied though and made it 2-0 after half an hour as once again he combined with Mbeumo, with Watkins converting from his low cross into the six-yard box.

Three minutes later and Jensen made it three, rolling the ball past Shea into the bottom left corner from ten yards after being picked out by Watkins.

Josh Dasilva got on the scoresheet five minutes before the break as he cut onto his left before bending the ball past Shea into the bottom left corner.

He then doubled his own personal tally for the afternoon as he found the bottom corner with the last kick of the half.

Town’s misery was compounded by an injury to second half substitute Brendan Galloway, who had to be stretchered off in the 65th minute and with the Hatters having made all three changes, had to complete the final 25 minutes with ten men.

Said Benrahma added another to the Brentford tally from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go after Mpanzu brought down Watkins – sending Shea the wrong way as he rolled it into the bottom right corner from 12 yards.

Dasilva completed his hat-trick in the 87th minute as he fired in from the penalty spot after Dan Potts was adjudged to have brought down Benrahma.

Town are back in Championship action next Saturday as they face Wigan Athletic at Kenilworth Road.

Brentford: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jensen (Zamburek 71), Benrahma, Watkins, Dasilva, Jansson (Bech Sorensen 63), Mbeumo, Dalsgaard (Roerslev 76).

Unused subs: Daniels, Thompson, Mokotjo, Oksanen.

Goals: Mbeumo 6, Watkins 30, Jensen 33, Dasilva 40, 45+2, 87, Benrahma 70

Town: Shea, Bree, Pearson, Bradley, Potts, Mpanzu, Tunnicliffe, Shinnie (Galloway 46), Cornick (Bolton 46), Brown (Butterfield 53), Collins.

Unused subs: Sluga, McManaman, LuaLua, Jones.

Attendance: 11,287

Referee: Tony Harrington

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