Brentford Womens winless run now stands at ten matches after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to top-of-the-table New London Lionesses at Regents Park.
On a barely-playable, bog of a pitch, flowing football was at a premium as both sides struggled to adapt to their conditions. However, it was the home side who settled best and took a decisive lead in the opening stages. Firstly, an in-swinging corner evaded everyone and found the back of the net before a shot from the edge of the area slipped through the grasp of goalkeeper Naomi Swift.
The Bees tried to rally after falling behind but were restricted to half-chances, the best of which fell to Carmela Garcia, as they fell to a further, damaging defeat. The reverse, coupled with some unfavourable results elsewhere, means Brentford are now just two points above the Greater London Women’s Football League Division One drop zone with three games to play. There’s no fixture next Sunday with the Women returning to action at Lampton School in 13 days-time against Clapham United.
The Development Team saw their home game against Hampstead Development postponed due to the rain this weekend. They will hope for no such problems next weekend when they visit New London Lionesses Development in the Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy.