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Match Previews

Brentford vs Preston North End Match Preview

3 May 2019

Preston North End’s 2018/19 season comes to an end with a trip to Griffin Park to face Thomas Frank’s Brentford on Sunday lunchtime.

Ticket News

Ticket Information: Brentford

2 May 2019

The Lilywhites and the Bees played out a seven-goal thriller at Deepdale back in October, with North End coming out on top 4-3 and this should be another open, attacking game.

Bizarrely, this is not Brentford’s last game of the season; with their fixture at Bolton Wanderers still needing to be rearranged, but nonetheless it will still have an end of season feel to it, with their final home game.

Manager Alex Neil has used the last few games to look at the likes of Connor Ripley, Joe Rafferty and Josh Ginnelly and once again he will want to see if his squad can put in a positive performance to end the season on a high.

Ticket Information
Tickets for the Lilywhites’ final game of the season remain on general sale…

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Ref Watch
The 2018/19 away campaign is bookended perfectly as for the second time this season we are officiated by James Linington, who refereed our first away game of the year…

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Memorable Match
Back in September 2001, Phil Brown's North End continued their blistering start to the new season, recording their sixth win in a row, by beating Brentford 3-1 at Griffin Park in the glorious London sunshine…

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Team News
Manager Alex Neil will be able to welcome back midfielder Ben Pearson, after the No.4 missed last weekend’s thriller against Sheffield Wednesday due to a family bereavement…

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Match Coverage
If you can’t make the trip to Griffin Park this Sunday, don’t worry, we have you covered with every minute of action available through our media channels…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
Preston North End manager Alex Neil has revealed that injured duo Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop have both been back in training for a few weeks…

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Callum Robinson Preview
Preston North End forward Callum Robinson is hoping that the final game of the season is a chance to give the fans something positive to think about over the summer break…

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Match Reports

Brentford 3 Preston North End 0

5 May 2019

Goals from Ezri Konsa, Neal Maupay and Marcus Forss gave Brentford the points on the final day of the season at Griffin Park.

It was an odd first half that lasted more than 58 minutes, with an 11-minute delay for an injury to Bees defender Julian Jeanvier after a clash of heads with Jayden Stockley in the very first minute of the game and then a later stoppage for a member of the home crowd who needed treatment right next to the dugouts.

All this meant that there was very little flow to the match in the opening period, but there were still moments for both sides.

Brentford were perhaps lucky not to have found themselves down to ten men mid-way through the normal time, when top scorer Maupay could have been red carded for a very poor foul on Joe Rafferty. He charged at the right back and headed the back of the PNE No.15 and somehow got away without even a caution for what was in fact a dangerous challenge.

The first real chance of the game came on 26 minutes as Callum Robinson was fed through by an Alan Browne flick on and he got space in the left-hand side of the penalty area to get off a left-footed effort, which Luke Daniels in the home goal turned behind for the game’s first corner.

Just before the half hour mark, some brilliant defending from Browne kept out a shot from Luka Racic after Brentford’s first corner.

There were 13 minutes of stoppage time added in five minutes into it the home side went ahead. Firstly, Connor Ripley – who retained his place in goal – tiped over from Ollie Watkins, cutting in from the left after Rico Henry’s pass.

But from the resulting corner, Thomas Frank’s side recycled the ball on the left and the ball back in caused a scramble, it eventually falling to centre half Konsa to fire home from six yards out.

At the interval a change saw Lukas Nmecha brought on for Jayden Stockley, with the on loan Manchester City man going out onto the right and Sean Maguire moving into the No.9 role.

A second goal came nine minutes into the second half as Canos found space on the right-hand side of the box, got to the byline and then pulled the ball back to Maupay on the edge of the six-yard box to fire home.

On the hour mark, a second attacking change for the Lilywhites saw Louis Moult replace Robinson, with a switch to what looked like a 4-4-2 formation for the side in green as well.

The third came from substitute Forss, who fired into the bottom left hand corner from 22 yards, after breaking from the midfield, with six minutes left.

Josh Ginnelly, also on as a substitue, almost grabbed an injury-time consolation, but Konsa blocked his effort and the corner was headed behind as the whistle went to end the season.

Brentford line-up: Daniels, Henry, Canos (Forss, 79), Maupay, Watkins (Oksanen, 79), Dasilva, Emiliano, Dalsgaard, Jeanvier, Konsa, Racic. Subs not used: Gunnarson, Ogbene, Zamburek, Archibald.

PNE line-up: Ripley, Rafferty, Fisher, Johnson, Storey, Davies, Maguire (Ginnelly, 75), Gallagher, Stockley (Nmecha, 46), Browne, Robinson (Moult, 61). Subs not used: Rudd, Earl, Huntington, O’Reilly.

Attendance: 11,289 (812 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr J Linington

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Brentford

2 May 2019

Tickets for the Lilywhites’ final game of the season remain on general sale.

First Team News

Ref Watch: Brentford

2 May 2019

Alex Neil’s side face Brentford at Griffin Park on Sunday 5th May with a 12.30pm kick-off in their 46th game of the 2018/19 Championship campaign.

The club have been allocated a full and final allocation of 1,620 tickets for the game in the Brook Road Stand, behind the goal, of which 560 are seated in the upper tier, with the others stood below on the terrace.

Tickets are priced as follows: Seating - Adults £25.50, seniors (65 and over) £18.50, 18 to 24-year-olds £16.50 and U18s £6. Standing - Adults £23, seniors (65 and over) £17, 18 to 24-year-olds £15 and U18s £6.

Five pairs of tickets are available for wheelchair bays, which are priced as per the seating prices above for the wheelchaired supporter, with a carer ticket free of charge.

Travel arrangements for supporters will be hindered by the weekend closure of London Euston station, but coaches will leave both Deepdale and Leyland at 5.30am, with tickets subsidised and priced at £20 per person.

Brentford have confirmed that they will sell to our supporters on Sunday, the day of the game.

First Team News

Memorable Match: Brentford

2 May 2019

They will only be selling standing tickets from the away turnstiles, cash only, from 11am. All prices increase by £5 expect for juniors.

There will be no seating tickets available on the day.

There are very few collections available, which will be from the home collection point available. Supporters are advised to get their tickets posted or to collect from Deepdale, where possible.

Supporters who require their tickets duplicating will need to contact the ticket office before 4pm on Saturday, as the ticket office will be closed on Sunday.

The tickets will remain on sale until 1pm on Saturday for online sales, via and until 4pm for in person or for over the phone sales.

The ticket office will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May.

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