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Sophie Troth scores twice as Women secure vital win

Brentford Women beat Luton Town Development to move out of drop zone

12 February 2019

Sophie Troth's brace, plus strikes from Rebekah Wiltshire, Mollie O'Reilly, and Jodie Reid secured a vital three points for Brentford Womens' First Team on Sunday.

After last week's heavy defeat at the hands of relegation rivals Actonians, Justin Ali and Nathan Mobey's side went into this weekend's game knowing that anything less than a win would leave The Bees in a perilous position at the foot of the Greater London Women's Football League Division One. 

As it happened, the Brentford coaching staff need not have worried as their team set about The Hatters from the off. O'Reilly struck a post with a low drive while the Luton keeper made a number of fine early saves to keep the game goalless. However, The Bees' pressure did eventually tell as Troth bundled home Wiltshire's cut-back to open the scoring. 

A short, but very sharp hailstorm forced play to be temporarily halted just before the break and, when the players re-emerged, it took Brentford less than two minutes to double their advantage, Wiltshire following in to tap home after the Luton keeper spilled O'Reilly's low shot. Hopes of heading into the break with a two-goal advantage were extinguished on the stroke of half-time as Luton's striker broke clear to poke home past Emily Boycott. 

Any jitters that might have caused were quickly dispelled at the start of the second period thanks to two goals in five minutes. Troth got her second, and Brentford's third, with a close range tap in before O'Reilly clinically curled home following a quick break.

Luton pulled another one back on the counter before Reid rounded off the scoring with a close-range header. The result matched The Bees biggest win of the campaign and ensured they did the double over one of their relegation rivals. Victory sees Ali and Mobey's side jump above their opponents and out of the relegation zone with two games left to play.  

After a Sunday off, the First Team visit Crystal Palace Development in the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy in 11 days time while the Development Team host Wealdstone LFC in Division Two North. 

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