Brentford WFC Blog – A very tough week

Charlotte Tanner reflects on a very tough week for Brentford Women’s FC in this latest blog.

A meeting held on Thursday with the team, Amy and Roger Crook and Leigh Begam explained all. Unfortunately and sadly Dan Saunders has left us, not through his choice.

We would like to thank Dan for his time and commitment to the club, we wish you all the best in the future. Also Leigh has been appointed the manager role and the coach position is still being looked into.

Change affects everyone in different ways, some agree, some disagree. It also takes time for things to settle down. We have to try and get on with everything that is going on, play football and create results, unfortunately this didn’t happen this week.

Today we travelled down the road to play QPR development, hoping to secure three points. The starting line up was; Caroline, Amber L, Judith, Me (Charlotte), Amber LL, Lisa Grant, Vicky James (skipper), Claire (Goody), Lucy E, Dana and Ashley. Subs were Lavana, Sophie T and Sophie Lee.

We started brightly and created some golden opportunities, trying to get the ball through to Ashley up top. We could have gone one nil up when Ashley got through on goal until she got tripped up which led the QPR player to get a yellow card. Unfortunately Goody sent the free kick overthe bar.

After a solid 25 minutes, defending well, we seemed to fall asleep and conceded three goals very close together, making it 3-0. We did get one back though, Ashley Cheatley scored after some composed play down the right side, 3-1. However we were undone by counter attacks by their right winger and they scored another two, making it 5-1 at half time.

The second half started with high intensity and everyone was dismayed when a tackle that was clearly outside the box was given as a penalty for QPR. This goal made it 6-1. Pleasingly though we carried on pressing and defending well. We spent the next 30 minutes attacking, creating plenty to put the young QPR side under pressure but was not able to find the back of the net. A final breakaway goal for QPR Sealed the victory, final score 7-1.

We came away thinking of what might have happened after such a great start, but at the end of the day the better team won the three points.

We have to try and lift our heads from such a big defeat.

Onwards and upwards
Bees you later
Charlotte Tanner