News & Match Reports
Brent's U12 Girls made progress in the Regents Park Youth League Cup with a win over Queens Park Sharks.
Within the first few seconds of the game, the ball fell to Georgie Stone at the edge of the box and she fired her shot into the bottom left corner of the net.
Kyanne Douglas doubled Brent's lead after she was put through on goal, applying an amazing finish into the bottom left corner from the opposite side of the penalty box.
Olivia Henry put Brent 3-0 ahead when reacting first to a loose ball from a corner. Henry made a great effort to turn and hit the ball just beneath the crossbar. The lively forward scored her second, and Brent's fourth goal after an excellent counter-attack. The ball was crossed in from the right hand side and after Georgie Stone's effort was blocked Henry was there to tap in the rebound.
Sharks pulled a goal back in the latter stages, but Brent were able to secure their spot in the next round.
Brent's Under-11 Girls team took on Highgate Rangers in the Regents Park Youth League Cup First Round, winning 9-0.
Brent took an early lead when Owen selflessly slid a ball through to Ingham to open the scoring.
Within 15 minutes both Kennedy and Owen were also on the scoresheet, both assists were provided by Wales playing on the left wing.
After a great solo run, Kennedy secured her brace before half-time and then assisted Owen who scored her second goal of the match.
Five goals ahead at half-time, Brent maintained the pressure but Highgate Rangers had reorganised and fought for every ball. As Highgate tired, Brent seized their opportunity and Owen added to her first half brace with two more goals, taking her personal tally to four.
The Highgate keeper made several outstanding saves but Kennedy completed her hat-trick after a cool interchange of passes with Ingham before cooly slotting the ball away.
Bulik in the Brent goal - ably supported by defenders, Hunn, Swaby and Rattigan - was determined to keep a clean sheet and performed solidly throughout, catching and cleaning up loose balls.
The final goal came when, after picking the ball up from Swaby, Wales ran from box to box, evading the Highgate defence and firing past the keeper to complete the rout.
Player of the Match: Brent captain Scarlett Hunn.
Brent U13 girls bounced back to winning ways with a brilliant passing performance against Little Stars Coaching in the Regents Park League Cup.
Brent shook off their Capital Girls Cup defeat against Denham United and took an early lead when Chloe O'Donoghue broke down the right wing and her pin point cross was slotted home by Maya Rosenberg at the far post. The second goal came from a set piece; Giusseppina Carnavale picked out Sophie Kew from a corner and Kew fired a long-range shot into the top corner.
Scout Waddington then scored a brace with her second goal being a superb solo effort. Apolonia Margetson reacted first to a save from another Kew long-range thunderbolt to make the score 5-0 to Brent at half time.
In the second half, Waddington completed her hat-trick and O’Donoghue got on the score sheet with a crisp volley. Waddington scored her fourth, finishing another excellent cross from O'Donoghue.
The goal of the game was scored at the end with Carnavale finishing a well-worked team goal. Milly-May Blue released Keely Dibley-Dias in defence. Dibley-Dias slipped the ball to Laiba Mir, who found debut girl Ugomma Ekendu-Obi. Ekendu-Obi jinked past her marker and split the Stars' defence with a slide-rule pass to Giusseppina Carnavale who outpaced her opponents and coolly shot into the corner completing a second half hat-trick for Carnavale and bringing the final score to 11-0.
Squad: Milly May Blue (capt), Sophie Kew, Chloe O'Donoghue, Maya Rosenberg, Elizabeth Ulusele, Apolonia Margetson, Chloe O’Donoghue, Maddie Muir, Laiba Mir, Scout Waddington, Keely Dibley-Dias, Maddie Muir, Ugomma Ekendu-Obi.
Brent's U12 Boys squad knocked Camden Elite out of the Regents Park Youth League Cup, winning on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Brent started the game very well, scoring a goal inside the first minute. Danny Gobishavi hit a strong finish into the bottom left corner from the left side of the box. The lead lasted just two minutes, Camden Elite equalising almost immediately.
The frenetic opening to the match saw Brent regain the lead, Darwaish Alamyar scoring in the 10th minute with a composed finish inside the box.
The first of three penalties in the game was awarded to Camden, which they converted in the 25th minute.
Brent soon replied 3 minutes later with a penalty of their own, which was scored by Nate Smith.
Camden equalised again just 5 minutes into the second half.
This would be the last goal of the game due to both good defunding from the Brent side and a couple of magnificent saves from their goalkeeper Thiago de Souza Filho, who ensured the tie went to penalties.
Camden started the penalty shoot-out and converted.
After a miss then a fine save from Thiago de Souza Filho for Camden’s fourth and fifth penalties respectively, James Scollan slotted home the winning penalty for Brent, to put them through by 4-3.
Brent and UCFB coach Chris Dutton: “I am very proud of the players. They showed real spirit, resilience and were rewarded with a great win."
Squad: Thiago de Souza Filho, Tyreece Pollendine, Joseph Barrett, Fabian Prela, Darwaish Alamyar, Deon Selmani, Adam Abdelaziz, Danny Gobishavi, Nate Smith, James Scollan