News & Match Reports
Brent's Under-11 Boys played at Capital City for the first time this season and put on a dazzling performance against Haringey secure the Batchelor Cup with four wins from four matches.
The final score of 13-0 was not flattering; Brent played really good football throughout and the visiting goalkeeper made some excellent saves during the match. Brent's goals were spread around the team. Cayden Lamothe scored four times and Armend Muslika hit a hat-trick to lead the charge. There were two goals each for Joel Otaruoh and Denis Torrac. Otto Arnold also found the net and Brent also benefited from an own goal.
Brent Coach Joe Pascoe observed that: "The most pleasing thing today was some of the goals we scored were really well worked and highlighted the players creativity".
Squad: Kieran Loftus, James Montgomery, Otto Arnold, Felipe Szczepanski, Ilias Khan, Armend Muslika, Regan Barry, Kaream Thomas, Cayden Lamothe, Casey Holian, Daniel Lascelles, Joel Otaruoh, Mason Rolph, Denis Torrac.
Brent's Under-10 Girls' superb season continued with another excellent performance, winning 7-0 at Regents Park against a determined Highgate Rangers team.
After early pressure, Eabha Kennedy scored a great solo goal after cutting in from the right and passing two defenders before cooly finishing past the keeper.
Before half time Sophie Owen added two more goals, both assisted by Nancy Wales.
Wales completed a fine first half adding to her two assists with two finely taken goals as well.
The first half ended with Brent 5-0 up.
After the break, Highgate were determined to get on the score sheet and had several chances but a combination of strong defending by Talllulah Swaby and Minnie Palmer with Hannah Derks in goal repelled their attacks.
The hard work of Owen up front paid off, the striker scoring a goal after bringing down a long ball from replacement keeper Carrie Rattigan, to secure her hat-trick. Wales finished off the scoring with another well taken goal to make her hat-trick and Brent comfortably closed out the game to win 7-0.
Brent's Under-13 Girls squad bounced back to winning ways with a superb team performance in a top of the table clash against Regents Park.
The early exchanges were even but Brent's passing game started to give them the edge. Laiba Mir found Keely Dibley-Dias whose quick pass released Giussepina Carnavale in midfield. Carnavale's inch-perfect cross was met by a far-post volley by Scout Waddington who found the net.
Maddie Muir then drove down the left wing and recycled the ball back to Sophie Kew who unleashed a thunderbolt into the top corner to put her side 2-0 up.
The third goal was a candidate for 'goal of the season'. The move was started by Brent goalkeeper Milly May Blue whose quick throw sent Dibley-Dias racing down the right where she passed to Chloe O'Donoghue on the right wing. O'Donoghue dribbled past her marker and fizzed the ball into the box where Waddington's volley hit the post and the quick-thinking Maya Rosenberg reacted first and slotted the ball into the net for a brilliant team goal.
Brent were now dominant and Lizzy Ulusele combined well with Apolonia Margetson; Margetson's shot was handled in the box leading to a penalty which Carnavale coolly placed into the corner to score Brent's fourth goal and cap an accomplished performance.
Brent coach Kjell Sung observed: "The girls showed great composure on the ball today against a good side. They are getting stronger with every game. This result sets us up nicely for the cup next week."
Brent squad: Sophie Kew, Chloe O'Donoghue, Maya Rosenberg, Laiba Mir (capt), Scout Waddington, Keely Dibley-Dias, Maddie Muir,Milly May Blue, Elizabeth Ulusele, Apolonia Margetson, Giuseppina Carnevale.
Brent next face Denham United Girls in the Second Round of the Capital Girls' Cup at Capital City Academy.
The Brent U12 Girls Representative Squad picked up their first Regent's Park Youth League victory of the season with a 4-2 win over Little Stars Coaching.
Brent opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Olivia Henry made a run down the right side and received the ball in an attacking position; her attempted cross deceived everyone and flew into the net.
Little Stars then scored twice in quick succession to take the lead but Brent fought back. Their equaliser came from Olivia Henry who was played through by a pass by Kate Fox. In a one-on-one with the goalkeeper, Henry slotted the ball across goal and into the bottom left corner.
Henry completed her hat-trick after Atlanta broke up play in the midfield with an excellent tackle, which enabled her to put Henry through for another one-on-one which was finished with aplomb.
Henry wrapped up the scoring by finishing an incisive counter-attack, started by a long kick from goalkeeper Kathleen into the prolific forward. Henry shielded the ball from her marker and allowed it to run across her body, which gave her the time to set up the shot and finish clinically.