Brentford Womens' FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Kingstonian while Brentford Development ran riot against New London Lionesses Development as both teams were in action on Sunday.
The First-Team went into the game without a win since facing K’s at home back in mid-October but were quickly on the front foot at Ham Playing Fields. In slippery conditions, The Bees created a number of early opportunities which they were unable to take. Then, as has so often been the case this season, they found themselves behind midway through the half – a ball forward wasn’t cleared and Sarah Sinkins fired home from the edge of the box.
The hosts’ lead lasted less than ten minutes as The Bees went route one: Dana Johnson running onto Jessica Amory’s long goal-kick and keeping her composure brilliantly to slide home from 12 yards. Having got back level, a mistake in the Brentford backline presented Kingstonian with an instant chance to retake the lead but fortunately the effort on goal was straight at Amory.
As conditions worsened after the break the game became stretched with both sides trading counter-attacks. Sinae Prendergast, Jodie Reid, Sasha Treadaway, Lisa Grant, and Johnson among those to register efforts on goal as The Bees pushed for a winner. As it was both sides had to settle for a point to remain sixth and seventh in the Greater London Women’s Football League Division One ahead of the Christmas break.
It was a different story for Brentford Development at Lampton School as Nathan Mobey and Justin Ali’s side passed the half-century of goals for the season after an 8-0 win. Shannon Read scored four with Geraldine Burgess’s brace and strikes from Chloe Webb and Gemma Goodwin rounding out the scoring against the Lionesses. The win, their third on the bounce, moves The Bees up to third in the Greater London Women’s Football League Division Three North, five points off top spot.