Brent youngsters star for Middlesex teams
PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:11 14 November 2018
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A host of Brent youngsters helped the Middlesex girls’ under-16 team cruise to a 5-0 success at home to Bedfordshire in the English Schools’ FA National Cup.
Midds dominated the match from the off, but wastefulness in front of goal meant they only led by a solitary goal at half-time.
The home team stepped their performance up a notch after the interval and eventually added four more goals to cap a strong team display.
Midds’ reward for beating Beds is a trip to Worcestershire in the next round of the national competition on December 8.
Team manager Ben Moore said: “The progression of this team together in such a short space of time has been phenomenal.
“The football on show on Saturday was nothing short of sublime and everyone involved is looking forward to picking it up where it left off in Worcestershire next month.”
Midds: Wolfin, Stewart, Clark, Van der Geest, Baranowski, Nolan, Kiely, Benjamin, Salpadoru, Ellis, Reeves, Finburgh, Nee-Chambers, White, Jackson.
*Brent youngsters also featured for the Middlesex girls’ under-14 team as they triumphed in their latest South East League fixture.
Jada Pollendine, Shakira Kafero-Roberts, Noelani Ageyman, Susan Uwaifo, Caitlin Finnerty and Macey Bannerman-Lloyd featured for Midds as they won 2-0 against Surrey.
Midds started brightly with a chance for Pollendine saved by the Surrey keeper inside the first minute.
Plenty of early pressure from Midds finally told when Kafero-Roberts opened the scoring.
Pollendine soon doubled Midds’ advantage with a powerful effort as the youngsters held a two-goal advantage at the break.
Ageyman and Finnerty impressed at the back for Midds, while Bannerman-Lloyd was tireless in midfield.
Kafero-Roberts missed chances in the second half to extend Midds’ lead, but they proved inconsequential as the youngsters triumphed.
The result was the perfect way for Midds to warm up for their upcoming English Schools’ FA National Cup clash against Cambridgeshire.
Midds: Ageyman, Bannerman-Lloyd, Farnes, Finnerty, Fleary, Pollendine, Rawding, Kafero-Roberts, Rush, Sideras, Boodram-Star, Uwaifo, Peters-Weise, Stiles-Winfield, Underhill.
*Crest Academy’s Dimitri Savva featured for the Middlesex boys’ under-15 team as they lost 2-1 to Sussex in a close encounter.