Saturday 26th January 2019
Brent U12’s superb unbeaten run in the league continued with a convincing 5-0 victory against a strong and physical LSS team at Regents Park on Saturday. In a great advert for girls football, Brent took the lead when Apolonia Margetson won the ball in midfield and threaded the ball to Scout Waddington who blasted the ball home. Margetson then extended the lead with a fierce long range shot into the bottom corner.
Brent's third goal was the result of a fine move started by goalkeeper Millie-May Blue who released Sophie Kew, whose pinpoint pass released Giussepina Carnavale. Carnavale cut in from the left and shot. The LSS keeper made a good save but could only parry the ball and Waddington reacted first to score a poacher's goal.
LSS rallied and pressed in an effort to get back into the game but Brent defended superbly with Kew and Dibley-Dias breaking up attacks and calmly passing through the press, putting their team on the attack. Brent's fourth goal was another excellent passing move; Kew passed to Keely Dibley-Dias who found Chloe O'Donoghue who then slipped the ball to Carnavale who jinked past her marker to unleash a thunderbolt into the roof of the net, giving the 'keeper no chance.
In a smart move, Dibley-Dias passed to Laiba Mir who released Maya Rosenberg to race down the wing, but her shot was well saved.
Chloe O'Donoghue completed the scoring, finishing a great team move started by Elizabeth Ulusele. O'Donoghue hit a spectacular shot which flew into the top left corner with such force that it rebounded back out off the stantion of the goal.
Brent coach Chris Ampofo: "The girls defended brilliantly today and played some great football. Some of the passing was fantastic. You can see that the girls are really enjoying their football and they are improving all the time. I thought that both teams were excellent.
Squad: Scout Waddington, Chloe O'Donoghue, Elizabeth Ulusele, Keely Dibley-Dias, Maya Rosenberg, Apolonia Margetson, Sophie Kew (capt), Milly-May Blue, Laiba Mir, Giussepina Carnavale
Brent next face third-placed Eagles United on February 9 at Regents Park.
Brent U11 Girls 1-4 Hillingdon
Brent's Under-11 girls played well with excellent performances around the pitch. Olivia scored with a superb strike but, ultimately Brent were overpowered by a strong Hillingdon team at Capital City Academy.
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.
The new Brent Under-9 girls team played their first match on Saturday 26th January.
Tallulah Swayby, Hannah Derks, Minnie Palmer, Willow Stone, Suki and Alba Summers all did the borough proud.
The highlights included a superb pass from Willow Stone to Alba Summers who scored their first ever goal with a thunderbolt. In addition, Tallulah Swaby hit a superb free kick which only a fingertip save pushed agonisingly wide and Minnie Palmer dribbled through on goal only to be stopped by a last-ditch tackle.
Despite a good performance, Brent went down to a formidable Ruislip Rangers team who are the current Capital Girls cup winners and have only lost once in eight games. This is the youngest ever team to represent Brent.