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

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) - Credit: Archant

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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