South London 0-3 Brent: Pires nets double as Under-11 girls seal spot in super-six finals

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 March 2016

The truimphant Brent Under-11 girls squad who beat South London 3-0 at the weekend

The truimphant Brent Under-11 girls squad who beat South London 3-0 at the weekend


Brent under-11 girls maintained their 100 per cent record and secured a spot in the super-six group finals in the process, as they comfortably beat South London on Saturday.

After a surprise 4-2 win over Sutton the week previous, Brent continued in the same vein as they made it three straight league wins.

The visitors started the game the brighter, despite the muddy conditions, with Noelani Agyeman seeing two early, powerful efforts going just wide of each post in the opening two minutes.

It wasn’t long before Brent did take the lead though, with Agyeman doing excellently to get past two defenders before driving a low cross into the box, which was picked up by Maya Pires.

The latter done the rest - producing an exquisite chip over the on-rushing goalkeeper to give Brent a deserved lead. For the rest of the half Brent continued to pepper the South London goal with a number of shots, but they couldn’t find a way past their inspired keeper again, as she looked to keep her side in the game.

The second half began much differently to the first. South London started the half dominating possession and creating panic for Brent with every attack.

Two excellent saves from Chloe Angell, coupled with some impressive defending from Angel Acheampong and Jennifer Grey, saw Brent hold on to their one-goal lead during a nervy 10-minute period.

With 15 minutes remaining Agyeman moved into centre midfield, and that change saw her dictate the play in the middle as Brent completed the job in hand.

With seven minutes left Agyeman intercepted a ball just in her own half, drove into the open space and released a thunderbolt of a strike that took a slight deflection off striker Susan Uwaifo, to make the scoreline 2-0.

Unsurprisingly, Agyeman started Brent’s very next attack, winning the ball on the right and seeing her powerful effort parried into the path of Pires, who headed home for her second goal of the game and Brent’s third and final goal.

The result saw Brent qualify for the super-six group stages, despite still having one group game left to play.

Brent coach Joe Khalfi was delighted with Brent’s hard-fought victory telling the Times: ‘To get through the opening ten minutes of the second half without conceding was crucial.

“It was a fantastic team effort and a well-deserved win, but the scoreline does make it look like it was a lot more comfortable than it in fact was. It’s a great result.”

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