Trains And Tubes
We are asking all fans to bear with us while we work with the transport authorities to reduce the impact of these works on matchday. As they are road improvement works, unfortunately there is very little we can do and we would like you to plan ahead as much as possible as trying to get into the stadium might take you a little bit longer than normal," chairman Steve Kavanagh told the club website. We would like to remind supporters that trains leaving the stadium after the match will be busy, especially those trains heading towards London.
Supporters are encouraged to plan their journey home in advance and allow sufficient time to get back to their cars and leave the ground area, Brentford (brentford.org.uk). Trains Virgin Trains services to and from London Euston will be exceptionally busy on the day of the game. A temporary station, Old Trafford Manchester, will be open in the north-west corner of the ground to accommodate fans walking or cycling to the stadium. We would also ask that those travelling by rail to the game plan their journey to arrive in plenty of time to avoid missing kick-off.
If you don't fancy making the trip to Griffin Park by public transport, the Club operates a car parking service from the Brentford Community Stadium. Parking is available in two locations; in local roads around Braemar Road before 8. 30am and after 5pm at £3. 50 per car. Alternatively, at Griffin Way from 8. 15am and after 3. 15pm for £4. 00 per car. All spaces are on a first come first served basis and fans should allow extra time prior to kick-off due to matchday traffic congestion.
Blue Badge holders will need to display their badge properly on their dashboard when parking beyond gates 2 or 3 at Griffin Way. Car parking is available on the day of the game in both Q1 and Q2 (Q4 is unavailable for parking due to a sports field next to the stadium). There are approximately 5 disabled parking spaces available with prices varying depending on location. Parking in these spaces will require a permit which can be obtained from the Ticket Office.
There are six dedicated spaces in the N Power Stadium car park for Blue Badge holders. These can be found at the front of the South Stand (the section home to away supporters). Details of availability can be found by sending an email to Email firstname.lastname@example.org . There are a small number of disabled spaces available at the stadium which can be booked on a match by match basis. Fans coming to a game who have a Blue Badge are asked to contact the Club by emailing Email email@example.com for further details.
Blue Badge Holders who require parking at Griffin Park are advised to contact the Club prior to any match, who will then advise if any spaces are available. We thank you for your co-operation in helping us reduce congestion around the ground before and after the match. ). This is a list taken from the 1666 hearth-tax lists of 130 "hearths" in the parish (there being 70 inhabited families). Indexed by Peter Wilson, Curator of History at Saffron Walden museum, who kindly supplied the material for copying.
Match Preview: Brentford B V Luton Town Xi
You guessed it – we will be treating you to our unique Match Preview just like we have for the past 2 seasons. For the uninitiated, our match previews are a tongue-in-cheek list of players we think will be important for Brentford B on their day out. These are also occasionally spiced up with other things, such as my previous introduction to this season’s first match which had to be censored by the FA and undoubtedly ruffled some feathers with Luton fans.
This is the perfect opportunity for fans to see some of the best up and coming talent that Brentford B have to offer as they prepare for their season ahead. The last two friendly matches have been cancelled due to extremely wet weather conditions but this time around, the pitch at Bisham Abbey appears to be in fair condition. It’s been a week since we saw Brentford B take on Reading, and they make their return to the pitch this Sunday as they take on a Luton Town XI.
The two sides will kick-off at 11:30am, so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to catch the Bees. Brentford B head into the game on the back of three consecutive draws and they can make it four if they avoid defeat against their friendly opponents. After the disappointing result against Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup, Brentford B are looking to bounce back against a Luton Town XI this Saturday. There's just one game on the calendar this afternoon, and it features a young Brentford side on the road at Bisham Abbey.
Loan Round-Up: Joe Adams Nets First Goal For Grimsby Town
It was the worst kept secret in football, but Joe Adams finally scored his first goal for Grimsby Town. Many of you won’t have been surprised that it came against Crawley Town, as he scored two on his debut last season against the Reds. He had a similar impact this time around too, coming off the bench to bag the winner in a 2-1 victory from close range. If you were wondering how long we’ve been waiting for Joe to score his first goal at Blundell Park, the answer is 115 minutes, thus putting him in double figures for lengths of time it took him to find the net….
An 18-year-old had the perfect debut as the striker came off the bench to face his former club. Adams confirmed his move to Mariners earlier this week after finding first team opportunities at the Red Devils limited. After impressing with the youth side, Grimsby boss Rob Scott was quick to align himself in bringing him back down south. Crawley Town were on course to upset Grimsby on their opening day, leading 1-0 and playing well against a side more fancied than their own.
But then, the Mariners came back into it. The equaliser came midway through the second half and the man who grabbed it was Joe Adams. Joe Adams could not get a game under Colin Cooper, but he just might once Michael Jolley takes over at Grimsby. The 22-year-old striker was on target in midweek as Grimsby edged out visitors Crawley for their first home League Two win of the season. Joe Adams celebrated his first goal for the club with a dramatic winner in midweek against Crawley Town.
Brentford B 1 Luton Town Xi 2
The young Bees were playing their second friendly in the space of three days having lost 2-1 to Crawley Town on Tuesday evening. It was the visitors who took the lead on five minutes when Luton striker Sam O’Connor volleyed home from close range after a superb through ball from striker Danny Newton. Brentford were inches away from an equaliser on 10 minutes with a free-kick from Keanu Marsh-Brown cleared off the line by Tom Bender.
The Bees were denied by the post after Lewis Macleod’s initial shot had been parried and then hit the woodwork before netting on 25 minutes. After some neat interplay between Billy Clifford and Anthony Georgiou, Macleod managed to get his shot. Brentford started the game the better of the two sides. Ryan Peters had two early chances with one a rush of blood from just inside the box that flew over and the other carved wide after good play from Ismail Yakubu.
The Bees then had a strong claim for a penalty waved away by referee Mr. Jones who deemed Andre Blackman to have got his body in the way of Josh Bohui's cross. Shortly after Brentford again came close with a drilled effort from Maxime Colin being blocked before Jake Reeves smashed the loose ball over the bar. The result against a professional side will serve as an excellent test of the strength and depth of Dean Smith’s Brentford B side ahead of the coming season.
Brentford B are set to use Friday nights to continue their preparations for the 2018/19 campaign with a series of friendlies and training matches scheduled over the coming months. A Luton Town XI won 2-1 at Bisham Abbey today as Brentford’s U23s were beaten in a friendly match. Brentford B were narrowly beaten 2-1 by a Luton Town XI at Bisham Abbey earlier today. His first was followed by more great news for Mariners fans, as Fraser Kerr made his full competitive debut.