Hanwell Town vs Brentford B preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups, ones to watch
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Brentford B make the short trip to the Powerday Stadium on Tuesday to face Hanwell Town for a spot in the Middlesex Senior Cup semi-finals. 

The Young Bees are unbeaten in their last six matches and will be aiming to build upon their strong record against non-league opposition this season. Eight wins have come from their 11 fixtures, including victories against Southend United, Barnet, Eastleigh, and a 5-1 thrashing of Maidenhead United last week. 

En route to the competition's quarter-finals, Neil MacFarlane's side have accumulated 15 goals in just two fixtures, having beat St. Panteleimon (2-4) in the first round then humiliating Broadfields United (11-0), in what can only be described as a 'complete mismatch'. 

Hanwell are also coming into the fixture on a good run of form, winning their last four without conceding, which includes a resounding 12-0 win away at Staines Town, and currently place fifth in the Isthmian League South Central Division.  

The Geordies, as they are nicknamed after being founded by a group of Newcastle United fans working on the Great West Road in 1920, were granted a bye in the first round before defeating 16-time champions Hendon 2-1 at Silver Jubilee Park in November. 

The two teams will be contesting for a match against National League South club Hampton & Richmond Borough, who secured their place in the last four with a 4-0 win over Spelthorne Sports, next month.  

Team news 

Sam Saunders' involvement is in question due to his involvement with Brentford B as an assistant coach. There is no other team news available for Hanwell Town. 

Brentford B will be without Joe Adams (Dundalk), Nathan Shepperd (Dundalk), Lachlan Brook (Adelaide United, loan), and Jan Žambůrek (Viborg) as the quartet have departed the club this month. 

Tristan Crama, Lewis GordonMyles Peart-Harris, Alex Gilbert, Ryan Trevitt, and Nathan Young-Coombes all came off the bench in a behind closed doors friendly against Havent & Waterlooville on Monday, while Daniel Oyegoke played the full match, so it remains to be seen if they are involved. 

Matthew Cox could return to B team action following his two-month spell with the first team squad. 

Predicted lineups

Hanwell Town: Sobte; Carr, Watson, Nicholas, Duncan; Pruti, Rush, Siemienczuk, Hutchinson; Collins, Obi. 

Brentford B: Winterbottom; Hercules, Russell, Hockenhull, Adedokun; Maghoma, Jefferies, Peart-Harris; Trevitt, Young-Coombes, Gilbert. 

Previous meetings

Brentford B last faced Hanwell in a pre-season friendly in August 2020. MacFarlane's side fought back from 2-0 down to level the score through Aaron Pressley and Gustav Mogensen, but the Geordies scored a second half winner to come out 3-2 victors.

The two have also met in this competition back in October 2019. Brentford came from 2-0 down to win on penalties, with Patrick Gunnarsson saving two in the shootout, to progress into the quarter-finals. 

Ones to watch

Ogo Obi

No player in the Isthmian League South Central Division has scored more goals in open play this season (16) than the Hanwell centre-forward. 

The 23-year-old has a decent CV to his name. He went on trial with Manchester United in 2014, attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur, earned a scholarship at Watford, and was part of Cardiff City's academy before entering non-league football in 2018 with Hampton & Richmond. 

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Nathan Young-Coombes

Since his arrival from Rangers in the summer, Young-Coombes has been nothing short of excellent. The former Chelsea and Crystal Palace academy forward has shown an excellent work ethic and an appetite for goals.

He has scored 18 in 19 B team appearances this campaign and bagged a hat-trick against Maidenhead last week as well as a four-goal haul in the previous round against Broadfields in December. 

The 19-year-old's performance have caught the eye of Thomas Frank and has earned him a place on the first team bench against Leeds United and Port Vale. 

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How to watch

This fixture will take place on Tuesday 18 January at 19:45 (GMT) and will not be broadcasted in the United Kingdom.