Beckham star of the show at Park View Road
Romeo Beckham came off the bench to inspire Brentford B to a 3-2 victory against Erith & Belvedere in the London Senior Cup on Tuesday night.
Beckham, son of Manchester United legend David, joined the Bees on loan earlier this month. The right winger, 20, is on the books at his dad’s MLS side Inter Miami and produced a series of impressive displays in Florida to catch Brentford’s attention.
The youngster’s Bees bow came in their London Senior Cup clash. Beckham’s dad was one of the 554 fans in attendance at Park View Road to see his second oldest son make his debut in England and Brentford recover from two goals down.
Beckham would’ve been excited to be named among the substitutes, but his team didn’t enjoy a great start to the evening. Erith & Belvedere took the lead in just the third minute thanks to Lewis Chambers’ strike.
Lucias Vine equalised for the visitors before Bradley Ryan re-established Erith & Belvedere’s lead just after the break. Then, in the 55th minute, Beckham came off the bench, not long after his dad had been stealthily brought into the ground with the help of Paul Springett. It didn’t take long for the famous son to make an impact, whipping in a dangerous cross from the right.
Yet Kyreece Lisbie, the son of former Charlton and Cray Valley PM striker Kevin, failed to make contact with the delivery. Lisbie and Beckham then both went close with headers, but the hosts remained defiant in front of what is said to be a record attendance at Park View Road.
Brentford kept pushing and got their equaliser through Lisbie in the 87th minute. Five minutes were added on and Brentford made them count by finding a winner, as Michael Olakigbe’s long-range shot was deflected past goalkeeper Adam Molloy.
Cue a quick escape from the crowds for David into Danson Park and away, and a rather memorable exit for Erith & Belvedere from the London Senior Cup.