New Dundalk FC signing Krisztián Adorján and David Titov of Brentford B in tonight's match at Oriel Park. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Dundalk FC 2-1 Brentford B
Krisztián Adorján scored on his home debut as Dundalk came from behind to defeat Brentford B at Oriel Park tonight.
With his third goal in three home matches, Stephen Folan scored the winner with six-minutes to play as the Lilywhites took full reward for their commanding second-half display.
Brentford led at the break - and deservedly so - through Bradley Clayton's neat finish on 24-minutes. The winger darted inside to dispossess Folan, raced through and struck low past the helpless Gary Rogers.
However, following a lethargic first-period where the Bees dictated terms, Dundalk came much more to the fore after the break with Adorján equalising five-minutes into the second-half. The Hungarian looked off balance when latching onto Jamie McGrath's incisive pass, however, he was still able to nudge past Brentford's impressive 'keeper, Jared Thompson.
But, despite the introduction of Michael Duffy, Dundalk, for all their good play, didn't look like forcing a winner until Folan swept home from six-yards after the ball fell kindly.
Most impressive for Dundalk were Adorján and Karolis Chvedukas.
Dundalk FC: Gary Rogers; Seán Gannon (Georgie Poynton 75), Seán Hoare, Stephen Folan, Dane Massey; Chris Shields, Karolis Chvedukas (Adam Finnegan 90); Dylan Connolly (Michael Duffy 62), Krisztián Adorján (Gavin Smith 87), Jamie McGrath; Ronan Murray
Subs not used: Gabriel Sava (gk), Brian Gartland, Karl Fitzsimon
Booked: Shields (76)
Brentford B: Jared Thompson; David Titov, Jarvis Edbor, Mads Bech Sorenson, Lukas Talbro; Zain Westbrooke, Reece Cole (Joe Hardy 77); Bradley Clayton, Ali Coote (Jaako Okanen 63), Theo Archibald; Marcus Forss (Raphael Assibey-Mensah 77)
Subs not used: Dan Houghton, Luke Appleton
Booked: Westbrooke (72)
Referee: Derek Tomney