Neal Maupay strikes to ensure Brentford hold off Barnet’s challenge

05 February 2019 09:59
• Queens Park Rangers 2-0 PortsmouthBarnet’s chairman Tony Kleanthous had promised a party whatever the result and while their escapades are over following a bad-tempered encounter in west London, Darren Currie will certainly always remember this unlikeliest of FA Cup runs.In the end, the Barnet manager’s team, the lowest-ranked left in the competition, succumbed to the quality of Saïd Benrahma as the playmaker helped Brentford book a trip to Swansea in the fifth round with assists for the opening two goals in the first half. But having seen his players progress all the way from beating fellow National League side Braintree Town in the fourth qualifying round back in October to beating Sheffield United in round three, Currie could still afford to smile at the final whistle after a spirited performance from his team that could easily have yielded another shock. Related: Newport sink Middlesbrough to earn dream reward with Manchester City Related: Wolves’ Ivan Cavaleiro on target to end Shrewsbury’s brave FA Cup fight Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian