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Strong start to season for Women's Teams

Both sides among early pacesetters

13 October 2020

It's been a strong start to the season for our Women's Teams with both the First Team and the Development Team within striking distance at the top of their respective leagues.

Karleigh Osborne's First Team have taken nine points from their opening four games in the Greater London Women's Football League Premier Division. A 3-0 victory over Comets was followed up by a 4-1 win over Islington Borough. The top-of-the-table clash between The Bees and Walton Casuals at the start of the month ended in a 4-2 defeat but they were back on track this weekend with a 2-1 success at home to Dulwich Hamlet. 

Those results have left The Bees second in the table, three points behind Walton, approaching the quarter way stage of the season. 

In the Vitality Women's FA Cup, The Bees shocked Royal Wootton Bassett LFC on penalties in the Extra Preliminary Round before a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Ashford Town WFC. 

Kaitlyn Spencer-Dempsey leads the scoring charts in the league with six goals in as many matches, Nadia Peters (pictured above) and Molly O'Reilly sit joint-fourth on the list with three a-piece.

In Division Two North, Shannon Read's nine goals in five matches has helped Will Blithing's take 12 points from their opening fixtures. The Bees notched double figures in two of their opening three league games, either side of a narrow 4-3 loss to league leaders Hackney Lionesses FC. 

The goals have continued to flow in October as they put five past Forest Crusaders Ladies before Sunday's 3-2 away victory over New London Lionesses Development. 

With 34 goals, Blithing's side are the division's top scorers and currently sit in third place, three points behind Hackney Lionesses.

Full match reports for both sides will be available over the course of the season here

The First Team are in Middlesex FA County Cup action this weekend away at Hounslow Women Reserves, Green Lane, TW4 6DH, kick-off 2pm while the Development Team currently have a home game scheduled at Bedfont Sports.


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