Greater London Womens Football League (GLWFL) Division Two (South)
April 5, 2015, 12:00 pm
Denham United Reserves
2 - 3
Wealdstone Ladies FC
Courtney Munns, Lily Green, Katie Rice, Lauren Hole,Hewitt, Emma Kern, Lauren Cunningham, Rebecca Sammons, Zoe Cox, Georgina Adams, Haneesh Lall Subs, Chloe McCarthy, Emily Bedwell Lauren Cunningham x1 Annie Hewitt x1 Lauren Hole x1 Pom Lily Green, Katie Rice Away at Denham today with a weakened squad due to injuries and the half term break, but helped in no small way by three players from our U18s squad, who answered the call for help at the last minute. We knew this was a game The Stones needed to avoid defeat in, to maintain our charge for the league title. We also were aware that our opponents would be strengthened by the fact their ladies first team had no game, thus giving them the option of including them in their lineup. We started the game well, forcing the home side back and creating a few half chances. Annie and both Lauren's were showing pace and composure up front, and we took the lead when a good cross was well converted by Lauren Cunningham. Denham fought back well and finished the first half strongly, keeping the defence on their toes. Half time 0-1 Wealdstone Reserves. The Stones kept the same formation for the start of the second half and hit Denham with two, quick fire goals, well finished by Lauren Hole and Annie Hewitt. We found ourselves 3-0 up but well aware the home side would finish strong, One goal for them would see us under pressure. Denham scored with twenty minutes to go and quickly added a second as they found the extra energy to try and pinch a point. We were hanging on a bit towards the end and too be honest the final whistle came as a big relief as our patched up squad were beginning to feel the strain. The players celebrated at the end and the win meant a awfull lot to all connected with Wealdstone Ladies. MANAGERS VIEW One of our proudest ever moments for Steve and I to see our threadbare squad, many suffering with injuries before the game, compete and defeat a very good side which included players from the ladies premier league. U18 players Chloe and Millie came on to help secure the victory and Rebecca Sammons was outstanding against top quality opposition. I cannot praise our young ladies high enough and the courage and bravery they showed was way beyond their years. They continue to develop as players and showed all the qualities that have bought them so much success over the years. Thanks to Denham for their hospitality, we have had three very close games this season, and just about managed to come out on top in all three. They showed why they are such a good club by congratulating all our players at the end. It was a nice touch well appreciated by us all at Wealdstone.