Search

Youth Football: Brent under-10 girls beat Alexandra Park rivals

PUBLISHED: 13:00 20 February 2018

Brent under-10 girls' football team face the camera (pic: Brent Schools' FA)

Brent under-10 girls' football team face the camera (pic: Brent Schools' FA)

Archant

The latest news from the local football scene

Brent under-10 girls won their first match in the Capital League, edging out Alexandra Park 5-4 in a thrilling contest.

The Brent girls started brightly, with Molly O’ Connor scoring a superb hat trick inside 10 minutes.

Alexandra Park then staged a comeback and, despite solid defending from Maia Fox and two good saves by Georgie Stone, the half ended with Brent only leading 3-2.

O’Connor extended Brent’s lead with a powerful driven shot early in the second, but Alexandra Park piled on the pressure and drew level at 4-4.

Kate Fox and Olivia MacArthur began to get the upper hand in midfield and in the closing moments, Kathleen Santos-Ferreira lost her marker to smash the ball into the net.

That proved to be the winning strike in a pulsating encounter, as the borough youngsters came out on top, but only just.

Brent: M Fox, K Fox, O’Connor, MacArthur, Santos-Ferreira, Stone.

“I want to congratulate both teams on a brilliant match played in a brilliant spirit,” said Brent coach Patricia Taylor.

“I’m very proud if the players. They worked very hard for each other out there today.”

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Kilburn Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists