Brentford Women’s Development Team continued their superb form in 2018 with a 6-1 victory over Actonians Development on Sunday.
The hosts took a shock early lead through Victoria Waters, the first league goal Emily Boycott had conceded since November, but that only served to stir Nathan Mobey and Justin Ali’s side into action. The Bees were level before the midway point of the half as Chloe Webb’s in-swinging cross evaded everybody and found the back of the net. Webb was in the thick of things again shortly after as Gemma Goodwin turned her cross home to complete the turnaround.
The Brentford defender completed an impressive individual first-half showing by providing another assist, this time for Gel Burgess to make it 3-1. Top scorer Shannon Read then got in on the act with The Bees fourth of the day, and 75th of the season, on the stroke of half-time.
There was little change in the balance of play after the break as the ladies in red and white continued to play on the front foot. Actonians goalkeeper had a moment to forget as she fumbled Jenn Amols Brett’s long-range indirect free-kick into her own net for The Bees fifth. The stopper did however atone for that error with a remarkable close-range triple save to deny Burgess her second. However, there was nothing she could do as Read rifled in her 24th of the season late on to complete the scoring.
The victory moved The Bees up to third in the Greater London Women’s Football League Division Three North with two games to play, the first of which comes against fellow promotion hopefuls Alexandra Park at Lampton School on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.
The First-Team are also in action on home soil this weekend, hosting Ashford Town in their final league game this campaign. Victory would guarantee Division One survival but, with bottom-of-the-table Bromley needing to beat both the top two to better Brentford’s points tally, The Bees already look destined to spend another season at this level.