Brent U12 Girls 5-0 Eagles United
Saturday 9th February 2019
Brent Under 12 Girls consolodated their lead in the Regents Park & Camden Youth League with an emphatic 5-0 win over third placed Eagles United at Regents Park on Saturday.
In windy conditions and on a muddy pitch, the Brent girls gave a superb passing performance. Brent went on the attack early in the game. Sophie Kew passed to Keely Dibley Dias who released Giussepina Carnavale who dribbled past her marker and released Chloe O’Donoghue, who launched a thunderbolt into the net to open the scoring.
Carnavale then dribbled down the left, cutting inside to play a one-two with striker Scout Waddington before blasting the return pass into the top corner to make it 2-nil.
Brent's neat, one-touch passing was causing Eagles United all sorts of problems and they continued to dominate the match. Brent's third goal was a replica of the second. Goalkeeper Milly May Blue started the move, finding Apollonia Margetson who passed to Carnavale to combine with Waddington before unleashing a fierce shot into the opposite corner to her first goal.
Brent rang the changes introducing Elizabeth Ulusele, Laiba Mir and Maya Rosenberg. The substitutes made an instant impact with Ulusele giving a pinpoint pass to Mir who switched the play to Carnavale. The Brent captain completed a spectacular hattrick and made the score 4-0.
By now, Brent were in total control and Rosenberg, who was having an outstanding game, did a Mo Salah style shimmy, dribbling past two defenders and slipping the ball to Margetson to complete the scoring. Brent are now 6 points clear of second place Queens Park Sharks with two games in hand and look to have one hand on the league title as they also have a better goal difference. Brent’s Norwegian UCFB coach Kjell Sung commented: “The girls have been working on their passing and combination play and it paid off today. I’m very proud of the players. It was a brilliant performance”
Squad: Elizabeth Ulusele, Scout Waddington, Chloe O'Donoghue , Keely Dibley-Dias, Maya Rosenberg, Apolonia Margetson, Laiba Mir, Sophie Kew, Giussepina Carnavale (capt), Milly May Blue
Willow Stone scored a superb goal in for Brent Under-9 girls in their match against AC Finchley East at Chase Lodge.
This was the team's second match in the Capital Girls League and the team continues to improve.
Haringey 5-5 Brent
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Haringey started this Middlesex Schools' FA Subsidiary Cup match brightly and took an early lead after a cross miraculously found the top corner. Brent responded but Haringey were awarded a penalty which they confidently dispatched.
A corner from Armend Muslika was flicked on and poked home calmly by Le’Kai before Haringey extended their lead with a sharp finish from outside the box for 3-1. Brent responsed by putting the Haringey goal under intense pressure. Eventually, Danny Gobishavi Por Asl found the net and Le’Kai finished his second with a well worked goal from distance that went in off the post for the equaliser.
Haringey regained the lead before a further flurry of Brent shots was blocked before Troy Kelly poked home for 4-4.
Brent then took the lead as numbers in the box told and Danny added his second. Haringey equalised with another penalty before Fabian Prela almost won the match for Brent in the final moments.
Brent manager Paul Woodford commented that his team had been part of “A very exciting game with end to end action and a determined spirit from Brent to repeatedly come back”.
Squad: Joe Barrett, Le’Kai Chevannes, Naeem Giscombe, Danny Gobishavi Por Asl, Troy Kelly, Kalungi Lovell, Conor Moore, Armend Muslika, Tyreece Pollendine, Fabian Prela, Deon Selmani, Dhyan Sharma, Bernardo Zanuncio and Zak Zebiri.