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Brentford take on Southampton in their first home pre-season friendly of their campaign.

The Bees have won two and drawn one of their matches this season and have looked sharp going forward.

They have been active in the transfer market, bringing in five players; Luke Daniels, Henrik Dalsgaard, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins all moving to west London.

Proceeds from this afternoon's encounter will be going to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire that shocked the county last month.

Mark Devlin, Brentford FC chief executive, said: “The Grenfell Tower disaster is something that I, and probably most of us, thought could never happen.

“For it to happen to a community just a few miles from us, simply deepens the sense of sadness. Brentford is a football club deeply rooted in our community, and we want to show our support for all those affected.

“On Saturday, the football community will come together to help raise some much-needed funds and offer some respite to those families affected and for the wonderful staff of our emergency services, whom show much bravery, skill and humanity in these terrible circumstances.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to Griffin Park on Saturday, and we hope that as many people as possible will be able to attend to help show our support and to raise funds for the Grenfell Tower residents and families.”

You can follow the game in our live blog below.

Key Events

Full Time

An entertaining 90 minutes ends in a draw

Brentford free kick in Reece Cole territory. The youngster steps up and it deflects wide. Another good delivery and he’s taking corners as well.

How haven’t Brentford scored? Wonderful run by Florian Jozefzoon. Neal Maupay has a shot blocked. Josh Clarke then fires over. Close from the Bees.

Ollie Watkins charges forward and the Saints defence are wary. His shot goes over the bar. Forster is getting stick from the home fans after that error.

GOAL! Brentford 2-2 Southampton (Forster howler 83)

Oh dear. That is a howler and a half. Florian Jozefzoon’s cross is flapped at by Fraser Forster and the ball ends up in his own net.

Peter Gilham goes ‘All I can say is that every Brentford goal is sponsored by LeoVegas’.

Brentford fans sing ‘It’s all your fault’. Forster can’t argue with that.

Four more subs

Reece Cole, Josh Clarke, Harlee Dean, Andreas Bjelland on

John Egan, Yoann Barbet, Josh McEachran and Sergi Canos off

Sergi Canos unleashes a powerful shot that Fraser Forster parries. More subs incoming from both sides.

Neal Maupay, Ollie Watkins, Florian Jozefzoon are all on replacing Jota, Lasse Vibe and Romaine Sawyers.

Henrik Dalsgaard and Tom Field have replaced Rico Henry and Maxime Colin with Ryan Woods replacing Kamo Mokotjo.

Lasse Vibe exchanges banter with the away fans as he comes off.

Brentford ring the changes

Here we go again

The four Southampton changes

Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis, Oriol Romeu, and Charlie Austin have gone off

Sam Gallagher, Manolo Gabbiadini, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Will Wood have come onon

Right, now to play the who has gone off and who has come on as Southampton make a host of changes.

GOAL! Brentford 1-2 Southampton (Austin 61)

Charlie Austin does it again after Southampton show their class in possession. They work the ball to the right flank before Austin races into the box to slam the ball home with Bentley’s effort only pushing it into the roof of the net.

Not the sort of goal you want to concede at any time but if you’re going to make that sort of mistake, do it in a friendly where it doesn’t matter. Southampton’s play has merited a goal in fairness to the Saints.

No let off this time. Charlie Austin capitalises on John Egan and Romaine Sawyers coming together. And he slots it past Bentley to level the scores.

Chance for Southampton after an error from John Egan. Sofiane Boufel rides a few weak challenges and is clear through on goal. Dan Bentley puts him off sufficiently and he puts the ball wide.

There have been no changes yet. We do expect a host of substitutions to come after the hour mark. A Millwall representative has been very impressed by the Bees.

We’re back out for the second half. Can Brentford maintain their excellent level of play?

Half Time

Brentford were superb in the first half as they took a 1-0 lead into the break against Southampton.

The west Londoners produced their usual affair of attacking football and, while the Saints repelled them for 40 minutes, Lasse Vibe opened the scoring.

Going forward and defending, Dean Smith’s side were on top form and fully deserved their 1-0 advantage.

Confidence is high

He said it

New goal sponsor

There’s a new goal sponsor at Brentford. Siracusa, an Italian restaurant at Brentford lock, has been replaced by LeoVegas, Brentford’s main sponsor.

GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Southampton (Vibe 40)

What a move! What a goal! A great ball from Henry leads to a delicious first touch from Sergi Canos. He breaks down the left and produces a perfectly weighted cross that Vibe turns home.

Oriol Romeu goes in hard on Josh McEachran and then appears to have a bit to say after the event. The pair were together at Chelsea but that certainly didn’t look all to friendly.

Kamo Mokotjo looks class. He doesn’t do anything flashy but he pops up in the right place at the right time to break up attacks and drive the team foward. A very impressive first 35 minutes in a Brentford shirt. He’s communicating well with his team-mates as well.

Dusan Tadic tries to win a penalty, going down theatrically after running into Bentley, following a defensive mix-up. He’s receiving treatment while Bentley, Egan, Colin and Mokotjo are having a brief inquest as to how that happened.

Elsewhere, QPR’s pre-season friendly against Union Berlin has been abandoned after 13 minutes and rearranged for 6pm on Monday.

Jota magic

Jota oozes Premier League class. He skips past one, two, three. Can he find the net and score a goal the season contender? Sadly not as the shot just drifts wide. The best move of the game by a mile. You can see why he’s being watched by so many.

Sergi Canos whips in a free kick that John Egan just heads over - A good move from the Bees that caused the Saints defence problems.

Josh McEachran has gone down injured. He’s being seen to by the physio before walking off. He’s carrying on though.

I tell you what. This game would not look out of place as a Premier League fixture on the first 15 minutes. Brentford have looked sharp going forward but Southampton have been resilient in defence. When the Saints have pushed forward they have caused problems but the Bees, marshalled by John Egan, have withstood the test. Some excellent football on display.