Brentford WFC Blog: So much going on

Charlotte Tanner reflects on BIAS’ sponsorship, two recent matches and coaching Grey Court Girls in this latest Blog

Hello All,

A quick recap of our game against Regents Park on Mother’s Day. The line up was; Caroline, Sophie L, Charlotte, Manuela, Amber, goody, Lisa, Tia, Ashley, Dana, Holly, Lavana, Sophie T.

For a very cold and windy Sunday morning we started off well, attacking the final third. Regent’s Park goal keeper played really high and managed to get onto every ball slipped through their defence.

Ashley Cheatley managed to get the ball played to her feet and had a shot on target. Their keeper saved it but dropped it for Holly to pick it up and finish what Ashley started. 1-0 to us.

Not long after Regent’s Park had a good shot from outside of the box, Caroline cupped the ball, stopping it going in the net, bringing it into her chest. When their striker jumped up with her knee and arm into Caroline knocking her to the floor, but the ball fell into the net and the ref pointed to the centre circle.

The goal stood and it was not a foal on the keeper, which made it 1-1 at half time. The second half was very matched, everyone trying to find ways of getting through each others defence. Until Ashley Cheatley scored in the 89th minute making it 2-1 to us. Three points we were looking for and deserved.

Richard Merritt, Rhys Williams and David Gathergood presenting Amy Crook with the Cheque
Richard Merritt, Rhys Williams and David Gathergood presenting Amy Crook with the Cheque

I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to BIAS for the cheque of £500. Thank you to Richard Merritt, Rhys Williams and David Gathergood seen in the photo presenting the cheque to Amy Crook at the Cardiff Game. This money will help us with an exciting new season ahead.

We are always looking for people or businesses to sponsor us, for more information please contact Amy Crook, Acrook@brentfordfccst.com

Grey Court girls
Grey Court girls

Ladies Day was great fun at Griffin Park the other week! Grey Court girls really enjoyed going on the pitch and participating in the Guard of Honour. Hitting some Cardiff players in the head…well I mean they walked into the flags! Volunteering at Grey Court has been an amazing experience, it was great to give something back to the girls. Some of them had never been to a football match before, it was unfortunate that Brentford lost. Tuesday saw our last football session at the school and we presented the girls with a signed shirt to say Thank you!

Sunday just gone we played Hemel Hempstead away. We had to carry on from last week and get a win. The team line up was; Caroline, Lisa, Charlotte, Manuela, Amber, Lavana, Goody, Sophie T, Lucy, ashley and holly. Sophie Lee on the bench.

Subs made: With ten minutes to go Sophie T came off for Lucy. Lucky went out wide and Lisa dropped into the middle.

Hemel Hempstead shot out from the blocks from kick off and we soon found ourselves 2-0 down. Hemel’s first goal came from a free kick outside the box, in which I conceded from a accidental high foot. The ball whipped into the box around the wall and Manuela tried to clear it but the kick was to hard and it went into the back of the net. 1-0.

The second goal came from a ball being played through the defence, Caroline came running out but because of the poor sandy surface the Hemel Striker nipped it round her and scored. 2-0.

After this we settled down and started to play, not loosing possession as much, getting lots of chances up top. Ashley scored first nipping it to the left of the keeper coming out to block the shot. 2-1, we were back in it.

The last 20 minutes of the first half was all us. Lucy came off for Sophie Lee, Lisa pushed up on the wing and Sophie went right back. Ashley had the ball up front and Lavana took it off her to shoot. The keeper stuck her foot out to save it but the ball rebounded off Lavana’s face into the back of the net.

Lisa had a great chance, a left foot curl went just wide just before the half time whistle. 2-2 at half time.

After a positive half time chat in the lovely sun, we were ready to go and win the match. This was not to happen and it definitely did not end up being our day.
For example, the ball got punched out wide by Caroline pulling off a save, straight to a Hemel player. Three of our players went towards the ball to stop the cross leaving someone free in the middle to header the cross in the bottom corner. 3-2 to Hemel.

We lost possession in the middle of the field and their striker strode into the box. Goody tried to get the ball back and both players needed up on the floor.

The Hemel striker decided it was a penalty so stopped the ball with her hands, when there was no whistle the ball was just let loose and side footed by another Hemel player into the net, we were far too busy complaining to the ref about the handball. 4-2. Nothing went our way, and the final score ended up being 5-2.

This Sunday we are playing PettsWood in the cup, let’s hope we can get back to winning ways.

Don’t forget it’s the Easter Holidays are next week! There will be Open Trials on Wednesday April 1 2015 (during the Easter school holidays). The closing date for registration is 10am on Friday March 27 2015 .

You may only book your own children onto this trial. Please note the sports trust cannot accept any bookings on the day. Full information including venue details, trails itinerary, and to book online, please visit http://www.brentfordfccst.com . For more information on the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Girls Development Programme, please email Luis Melville at Brentford FC CST lmelville@brentfordfccst.com .’

Thank you
Bees you later
Charlotte Tanner
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