The FA Cup - Third Round
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Brentford 5-1 Eastleigh

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FA Cup highlights: Brentford 5-1 Eastleigh

Brentford eased into the FA Cup fourth round as they put five goals past National League side Eastleigh in the first half at Griffin Park.

Yoann Barbet, Tom Field and Lasse Vibe were all on target for the Championship outfit in the opening 23 minutes.

Eastleigh midfielder Ayo Obileye pulled one back, but Field grabbed his second and Romaine Sawyers also struck for the Bees before the break.

Brentford dominated possession as they saw out the second half to progress.

Former Brentford boss Martin Allen only named four substitutes on his return and his Eastleigh side got off to the worst possible start when goalkeeper Graham Stack brought down Vibe in the area and Barbet netted from the spot.

Winger Field then nodded in at the far post from Sawyers' clever cross to score his first senior goal and double the hosts' lead on 17 minutes.

Vibe smartly curled in Brentford's third before Bees keeper Daniel Bentley spilled a corner for Obileye to tap in, but any hope of an Eastleigh comeback was short-lived as 19-year-old Field slid an effort beyond Stack and Sawyers fired in from outside the box.

Brentford are back in Championship action next Saturday (15:00 GMT) when they face promotion-chasing Newcastle, while Eastleigh host Forest Green in the National League on Tuesday.

Brentford boss Dean Smith: "I wanted work-rate, attitude and application - and they gave me all three.

"When I picked my team the fans knew we wanted to progress to the next round and we were very professional throughout.

"I knew they would pose problems from set-pieces but I expected us to be quicker, fitter and stronger. We knew we had to apply ourselves and that's exactly what we did."

Eastleigh manager Allen: "I thought our players were superb from start to finish. We had good chances at 3-1 down. I asked them at half-time to do their families proud - it could have been a real tanking - and they did that.

"I couldn't ask any more from them and they got a standing ovation from the Brentford fans. Despite the result it was a great day for me personally.

"I've been here a month now and we have got a mix-and-match squad still. It's like a box of Quality Street."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 6DeanSubstituted forMephamat 80'minutes
  • 14Egan
  • 29Barbet
  • 2ColinSubstituted forClarkeat 45'minutes
  • 10McEachranBooked at 31mins
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forJotaat 61'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 30Field
  • 19Sawyers
  • 21Vibe

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 11Hofmann
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 20Clarke
  • 23Jota
  • 38Mepham

Eastleigh

  • 37StackBooked at 6mins
  • 5Dugdale
  • 4Essam
  • 20HoyteSubstituted forReasonat 9'minutesBooked at 43mins
  • 29Odoffin
  • 24Obileye
  • 14Togwell
  • 15Coulson
  • 3Green
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forWilsonat 55'minutes
  • 26BirdSubstituted forMandronat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reason
  • 18Wilson
  • 19Mandron
  • 35Childs
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
7,537

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 5, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 5, Eastleigh 1.

Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Eastleigh. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay in match Connor Essam (Eastleigh) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Chris Mepham replaces Harlee Dean.

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Field (Brentford).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Scott Wilson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ayo Obileye (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Eastleigh. Conceded by Tom Field.

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Mikael Mandron replaces Ryan Bird.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jota replaces Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Scott Wilson replaces James Constable.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Green.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ayo Obileye.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Togwell (Eastleigh).

Attempt saved. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Brentford 5, Eastleigh 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Maxime Colin.

Half Time

First Half ends, Brentford 5, Eastleigh 1.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 5, Eastleigh 1. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

Attempt saved. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Ryan Bird (Eastleigh) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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