U12 Girls stretch League lead

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

U9 Girls continue to make progress

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.

U11 Boys in dramatic draw

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.

Brent U11 Boys 7-2 Harrow

Saturday 26th January 2019

Brent started this Middlesex Schools' FA Subsidiary Cup match at full speed and a swift, early counter-attack fell to Fabian Prela who opened the scoring with a strong strike into the bottom left hand corner. Fabian had another chance saved soon afterwards, before new striker Danny Gobishavi Por Asl smashed home for 2-0. 

Brent extended their lead further as Danny poked home a third before completing his hat trick with a powerful header from Armend’s pinpoint corner. 

Before the break Harrow pulled two goals back after a good save from Casper Lindner was struck home and a scramble soon afterwards tucked away. The half-time score was 4-2 

Brent reasserted themselves after the break as Troy raced onto a long ball to poke past the onrushing 'keeper for 5-2. Shortly afterwards, Troy completed his brace with a sublime chip into the back of the net for 6-2. The scoring was completed when Le’Kai wriggled through the Harrow defence and volleyed deftly over the oncoming keeper. 

The match was described by the team management as “The best team performance of the season with excellent attacking football, solid defensive shape and a mental toughness to maintain their level”. 

Squad: Joe Barrett, Le’Kai Chevannes, Danny Gobishavi Por Asl, Troy Kelly, Casper Lindner, Kalungi Lovell, Armend Muslika, Tyreece Pollendine, Fabian Prela, Deon Selmani, Bernardo Zanuncio and Zak Zebiri.

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