Brentford Women’s FC put in an encouraging display against New London Lionesses on Sunday but eventually the league leaders’ class shone through as they ran out 6-2 winners at Lampton School on Sunday.
The unbeaten Lionesses arrived in West London off the back of a 10-0 win over higher division opposition in the cup last weekend but were stunned as Brentford took a fourth minute lead: Sophie Lee’s cross caught the wind and flew over the helpless visiting keeper and into the back of the net.
The Bees frustrated the visitors, who had a 100 per cent record in league and cup this season, for large parts of the opening stanza but were ruthlessly punished midway through the half as Lionesses netted four in a little over 15 minutes. Craig Brown’s side needed a lift going into half-time and they got it as Jenn Amols Brett scored her second free-kick in as many weeks to make it 4-2.
The windy conditions played their part in negating much of the attacking play in the second-half but Lionnesses did add a fifth 20 minutes from time as their midfielder let fly from 25 yards and drilled her drive into the top corner. The scoring was complete late on as the visitors notched up their 48th goal in eight games this season to maintain their spot atop the Greater London Women’s Football League Division One table, with The Bees five points back in fourth.
It was a more positive afternoon for the Development Team as they drew 1-1 at East London Ladies. The home side took the lead but were pegged back immediately as Naomi Totten released Chloe Webb to cross in for Shannon Read to tap home. The draw leaves Brentford seventh in the Division Three north table.
Both sides have home games to look forward to next Sunday as bottom of the table Luton Town Development head to Lampton School to play the First-Team while Actonians Development travel West to face the Development Squad.