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Brentford 3-2 Palace

Crystal Palace disappointingly lost the first of our two first team friendlies of the day.

Manager Tony Pulis effectively split the squad down the middle today as Palace had lined up a game against Brentford and Forest Green Rovers for today, and unfortunately the Brentford side ended in defeat despite goals from Glenn Murray and Marouane Chamakh.

I'm yet to find a full report for Forest Green, but a Fraizer Campbell hattrick secured a three nil victory on their soil.

With some changes afoot for Brentford, the disappointing thing from the game was that it featured 11 players who were involved in the final game of last season against Fulham, so a better result would've been hoped for, but again there are positives from the match and it was another good run out which is the main aim at this stage.

the newly promoted Championship side certainly made us work as they knocked the ball around well, so Pulis would've been pleased with the test they posed.

Both teams had chances to go into the half time break with the lead, but nobody managed to break the deadlock. At the break Pulis swapped Wayne Hennessey for Julian Speroni, and unfortunately his first taste of the action was in picking the ball out of the back of the net as Brentford took the lead in the 47 minute. Seven minutes later they doubled their advantage making it two nil.

Palace woke up at this point and less than aminute later Murray got himself on to the scoresheet as we started our comeback.

With us coming more into the game now and starting to dominate, we found the leveller in the 57 minute when Chamakh leaped as the keeper spilled a Joe Ledley shot.

Brentford finished better though and retook the lead as the game drew out.

Palace:

Hennessey (Speroni HT), Ward, Delaney, Dann, Mariappa, Bolasie, Ledley, Jedinak, Puncheon, Chamakh, Murray.

Subs:

Kaikai, Boateng, Gray, Inniss.

Palace now head to Germany for the game against Bundesliga side Augsburg on August 9, but it might be another split travelling party, as a few first teamers are expected to feature in the game against Bromley on Tuesday evening.

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Writer: Eddy Eagle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 2 2014

Time: 7:49PM

 

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