Brentford Women's First Team were back in league action away to Hampton and Richmond Borough on Sunday, the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
Brentford started confidently against another one of the mid-table sides in the Greater London Women's Football League Division One and created good chances that were not converted. They were then punished for that as a long-range shot took a wicked deflection off Sophie Troth, and looped into the top corner. That moment of mis-fortune seemed to spur the team on and they levelled soon after; Rebekah Wiltshire (pictured above) breaking through to slot home into the bottom corner.
The second half saw a much-improved performance from the Bees, with every player battling for the ball, pressing and pushing for that winning goal. It proved to be another 45 minutes of missed opportunities but some resolute defending and tackling stopped Hampton from posing a threat of their own. This could and probably should have been three points for Brentford, but credit to Hampton for playing their part in a competitive and watchable game.
Brentford Women’s Development hosted Ashford Town B at Bedfont on Sunday, coming off the back of a Cup victory over them the previous weekend. Plenty of goals and incidents in this one saw the Bees come off the pitch as victors, holding on to a 3-2 lead despite playing the whole of the second half with only 10 players. With the home side in the lead close to half time, the referee decided that Larique McPherson-Maraj deserved a red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Despite the player disadvantage, Brentford continued to threaten and defended well to make it back to back victories. Jasmine Williamson contributed two goals, the other one coming from Harpreet Heer.
This Sunday sees the First Team travel to Regents Park as guests of Comets, and the Development Team have a short trip to Chiswick to play Sporting Duet.
A reminder that we have an open invitation for female players to join us at one of our training sessions held in Southall every Wednesday evening.