Midfield pair both on target in Brent victory
PUBLISHED: 15:36 02 November 2011
Skilful midfield pair Oscar Green and Elliot Bonds were both on target as Brent under-13s triumphed 3-2 in a friendly against Westminster at Paddington Rec.
Green and Bonds were involved after some fine work from Henoc Manitou on the left as Ricky German put Brent ahead, rounding off a quick passing move with one of his trademark finishes.
Manitou and Kofi Amoah both impressed in the full-back positions, while Louis Robert Keane dominated central midfield as Brent continued to probe from all areas of the pitch.
Westminster found it difficult to match Brent’s passing game, although visiting goalkeeper Antwayne Plummer was finally called into action with an impressive tip-over save.
A run and finish from Bonds doubled Brent’s lead, but Westminster hit the bar and forced another save from Plummer before Green (pictured) made it 3-0 following good work from Kester Pardoe.
After the break, Alves Motany set up Kyle Aubry, who went close to putting the game out of sight with a fourth goal, but Westminster pushed hard and their endeavour was rewarded as they pulled a goal back.
A second soon followed and, not for the first time this season, Brent found themselves hanging on to secure victory.
Brent coach Paul O’Connor said: “I am really pleased with the manner of that performance. Some of our interplay from defence to attack was great to watch and all the lads played their part.”
Brent: Tevinho (St Gregory’s), Bonds (Wembley High), Manitou (St Gregory’s), Keane (St Gregory’s), German (St Gregory’s), Amoah (St Gregory’s), Motany (QPCS), Plummer (Ark Academy), Aubry( St Gregory’s), Green (JFS), Pardoe (Wembley High).
Meanwhile, Brent’s under-11 side went down 4-3 at home to Stevenage in the Witney Cup.
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