Brentford Women sit fourth in the Greater London WFL Premier Division going into the November lockdown, winning 6-0 at home to Hampton & Richmond on Sunday.
The visitors had done their homework and were well prepared, as they pressed the home midfield from the first whistle and didn’t allow Emily Boycott in goal to play out.
This presented Brentford with more space and opportunities in attacking areas of the pitch, which were soon exploited as Kaitlyn Spencer-Dempsey in the centre, and Rebekah Wiltshire and Jessica Stickley on the wings found the space to run at the defence and set up some good chances.
The Bees created the majority of the goal scoring opportunities and went in at half-time with a 3-0 lead after goals from Spencer-Dempsey and Wiltshire, which could have been more as a penalty was well saved by the Hampton keeper.
The second half followed the same pattern with Hampton rarely troubling Boycott in goal, and Brentford able to add to their tally with another goal from Wiltshire, followed by a spectacular effort by Stickley from a narrow angle wide left, and a close-range finish by Axelle Courlander.
Despite their best efforts and hard work Hampton were unable to find a way through the home defence, and the final whistle blew with a resounding 6-0 victory for Brentford Women. This was a great way to show off the new home kit, and impress spectator Brentford FC CEO John Varney.
Unfortunately, in line with newly announced Covid-19 regulations, training and matches for both Brentford Women’s teams is now suspended until early December. The teams go into this break in great form. The First Team sit in 4th place in the Premier League after six games and are in the next round of the Capital Girls Cup. It's also been a good start for Spencer-Dempsey, KSD is joint-top scorer in the Premier Division on seven, alongside Enfield Town's Olivia Syson.