A stellar performance by Brentford Women's B Team saw them climb in to the top three in Greater London Women's Football League Division One North as they beat visitors Luton Town FC Reserves 7-2. A delayed start and early concession were no excuse for them to give up, as they won the game with a flurry of goals
Brentford conceded within one minute, much like they did when losing to LFA Dynamos last week. Luton had a freekick that was delivered into the box and chipped over the goalkeeper to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
This only set the tone for Brentford, who found an equaliser through Calli Weaver. She volleyed to the upper left corner in spectacular fashion upon receiving the ball that was fed by Chloe Kau Boparai after breaking past the opposition's midfield. This was shortly followed by Callie receiving a ball pushed up the left flank, stabilising on first touch and sending it straight into the goal with a stunning strike, putting The Bees up 2-1.
Brentford settled into the game and made it difficult for Luton as they attempted to increase their lead. There was another attempt at goal by Chloe Logie which was cleared by a defender just by the goal line.
Luton put up a great challenge with both teams finding corners and freekicks. The Bees dominated with excellent offensive play despite Luton’s persistent attempts to squeeze the ball out of their possession.
Tensions mounted as Luton sought to close the gap and Brentford widen it. Rabia Azam was sent to the sin bin for swearing at the referee and Brentford managed to find the goal once again thanks to a hat-trick from Weaver, who once again finished well.
Despite the fact that the distance had grown wider, Luton were determined to keep Brentford from scoring again. When two terrified defenders took down Chloe Logie in an attempt to take on the goalie, The Bees were awarded a penalty. The Bees improved to 4-1, thanks to Karen Abou-Abdallah’s goal.
This was no deterrent to Luton who found their second goal through an open net. With ample time left, it was evident that the opponents were still in the game. The Bees were, however, able to outplay Luton thanks to continuous wide play, and Logie scored a fantastic goal when she confronted the keeper and blasted the ball home.
Brentford set the tempo with brilliant forward play on the right and 15 minutes later, The Bees scored another goal taking the game to 6-2. In the dying minutes, a Luton player committed a handball, and The Bees are granted another penalty. Chloe Webb took the ball and buried it in the bottom right corner of the goal, making it 7-2.
“It was a great result,” said Head Coach Will Blithing. “It’s felt like ages since we’ve had such a convincing win. We were clinical in front of goal and created a load of chances with some excellent football.”