Den­ham U14s squeeze into county cup fi­nal

FOOT­BALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

DEN­HAM Ladies U14s have a fi­nal to look for­ward to against ei­ther QPR or Tot­ten­ham in the Mid­dle­sex County Cup.

The girls needed ex­tra time to beat league ri­vals Kinja FC in the semis, but came through that tough test to book their spot in the last two thanks to hat-trick hero Kayleigh Cur­rivan.

Den­ham were in­structed to go for it by their man­ager and a pos­i­tive start saw them take an early lead.

With 15 min­utes on the clock, Cur­rivan floated a free-kick into the penalty area which Katie Ak­er­man headed home to give them a well-de­served lead.

Although Den­ham con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate, Kinja lev­elled the scor­ing on the stroke of half-time.

The away side started the sec­ond half slowly but still came clos­est to tak­ing the lead when both Char­lotte Par­rett and Kodi Spencer were de­nied by the Kinja keeper.

Ak­er­man grabbed her sec­ond of the game and re­gained her side’s lead when she re­ceived a short cor­ner from Cur­rivan and drilled the ball against the back post and into the net.

A solid de­fen­sive per­for­mance saw Den­ham re­duce the home side to few chances but they or­ches­trated their own down­fall as a mix up in de­fence al­lowed them to score a sim­ple equaliser.

Den­ham dom­i­nated the ex­tra­time pe­riod and got the win­ner they de­served as Ak­er­man claimed her hat-trick. She rose above the rest to head home a Cur­rivan cor­ner and earn her team a place in the fi­nal.

n FI­NAL: Den­ham United Ladies U14s

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