Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

Dasilva Hat-trick Hammers Hapless Hatters

Posted on 30 November 2019 by Thomas Clark

Brentford 7-0 Luton Town

A Josh Dasilva hat-trick inspired Brentford to a 7-0 rout over Luton, moving them to within one point of a play-off position.

The Bees were 5-0 up at half-time thanks to two Dasilva goals and efforts from Oli Watkins, Bryan Mbeumo and Mathias Jensen.

Brentford cruised through the second half, scoring twice from the penalty spot, one each for Benrahma and Dasilva.

Luton were forced into playing the final 20 minutes with 10 men. Brendon Galloway was stretchered off with a horrendous looking injury after Luton had used their final substitution.

Josh Dasilva completes his hat-trick with the seventh goal of the afternoon

Brentford started fast, taking a 6th minute lead, as Mbeumo was the quickest to react after a defensive mix-up.

Watkins doubled the Bees lead in the 29th minute. Dasilva rolled the ball across the box and the striker swept in a simple finish.

Jensen got his first goal of the season in the 33rd minute, calmly slotting inside the near post after a fine Watkins pass.

In the 40th minute Dasilva got his first goal with a curled effort into the far post, leaving the defender and keeper stranded.

Dasilva’s 47th minute goal was a belter, Said Benrahma produced a wonderful bit of skill before chipping the ball over the backline to the onrushing Dasilva.  Who smashed his finish beyond the despairing goalkeeper the perfect end to a glorious move.

The second half was a quieter affair but still saw Benhrama and Dasilva add to their goal tallies,with two decisive spot-kicks, to give Thomas Frank’s men their biggest win of the season.