Brent U12 Girls 6-0 Queens Park Sharks
Capital City Academy
A superb hat-trick from Scout Waddington propelled Brent to victory in a game that was much closer than the score line suggests. Waddington opened the scoring with a slick finish after 5 minutes. Then, neat interplay between Keely Dibley-Dias and Chloe O’ Donoghue released Maya Rosenberg and she made no mistake with a calm finish into the corner of the net.
Captain O’ Donoghue made it 3-0 just before half time, dribbling past two defenders before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner. At the break, Brent made changes introducing Kathleen Santos Ferreira in attack and Elizabeth Ulusele and Raya McIntosh in defence. The Sharks came out strongly and Brent keeper Milly- May Blue pulled off a reflex save to deny them. Buoyed by this, the Sharks had their best spell of the game passing well and forcing Brent back. Sophie Kew made a superb block and Raya McIntosh showed great composure when passing out from defence.
McIntosh started the move that put the game beyond the Sharks. She slipped the ball to Apollonia Margetson who threaded the ball to Tirion Lewis on the left. Lewis outpaced her marker, releasing O’ Donoghue to score her second of the game with a fierce shot from the edge of the box. Waddington then completed the scoring with a snap shot after a goal mouth scramble and then capped a good passing move racing into the box before smashing the ball into the net.
Chris Ampofo commented “The team are really enjoying their football. Some of the passing today was superb. They really work hard in training and are getting better with every game”
Brent: Chloe ' O Donoghue (capt), Elizabeth Ulusele, Keely Dibley-Dias, Maya Rosenberg, Scout Waddington, Apolonia Margetson, Sophie Kew, Tirion Lewis, Milly-May Blue, Raya McIntosh
Brent’s Under-13 squad put on a spirited performance to come from behind and get a well-deserved 1-1 draw with Barnet. Brent goalkeeper and ‘man of the match’ Ted Smith made a string of superb saves and William Whitwell was outstanding in defence. Shyon Dennis was a constant threat on the right wing. In the final minutes of the game the skilful winger beat two defenders and shot but a superb save from the Barnet keeper denied him from scoring the winner just before the final whistle. Brent manager Alvin Bubb was upbeat “The players played some good stuff and showed real spirit to come back. There were lots of positives today.”
Elsewhere, Brent’s Under-11 boys went down 5-1 away against a very strong Wokingham team. The Under-11 ‘B’ team struggled against Haringey losing 6-0 and the Under-12 boyss lost by the same margin away to Barnet. Brent Under-15 showed promise in their first outing of the season under new coach Patricia Taylor. They fought back well in the second half but lost 4-2 to Barnet.