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New London Lionesses 2 Brentford Development 2

Ten man Bees held in Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy

19 February 2018

Brentford Development WFC led twice on Sunday but eventually had to settle for a draw against New London Lionesses in their latest Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy fixture.

The Development Team made the trip to Hackney to take on a side which they had beaten twice in the league already this campaign. 

After an even opening it was The Bees who got their noses in front; Shannon Read grabbing his 20th of the season, latching onto Gemma Goodwin's ball over the top. However, The Bees couldn't keep that lead until the interval as a hopeful ball into the box deceived everyone and found its way into the back of the net. 

Nathan Mobey and Justin Ali's side started the second-half brightly and were rewarded with a superb second goal shortly after the restart. A free-kick in a promising position was slammed into the top corner by Anna Gelderblom.

However, The Bees afternoon took a turn for the worst after that with Tilly Marshall picking up her second yellow card to leave Brentford down to ten-men for the remainder of the game. The loss of the defender didn't immediately seem to affect The Bees as they continued to create chances but found the home keeper equal to everything they could muster. 

And then, with ten minutes to play, they conceded an unfortunate equaliser as captain Charlotte Tanner sliced a clearance into her own net. Having been looking to finish the game off before the sending off and the leveller, The Bees were now hanging on to preserve their point. The home side created a number of openings in the dying stages but The Bees managed to hold out to take a point back West.

The First-Team return to action next Sunday with a home league game against Clapham United while the Development Team are currently without a fixture. 

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