Den­ham put end to Car­shal­ton’s amaz­ing run

FOOTBALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

DEN­HAM United Ladies U15s kicked off the new youth football sea­son with a bang this week.

They picked up an un­likely 2-1 vic­tory at last year’s league win­ners Car­shal­ton, who had in­cred­i­bly gone un­beaten for two whole sea­sons in the lead up to this match.

It seemed as though that se­quence would con­tinue when the heavy favourites opened the scor­ing to take in a half-time lead at the break.

Katie Ak­er­man lev­elled things up with a 25-yarder in the sec­ond pe­riod be­fore Yas­min Gar­cia marked her Den­ham de­but by scor­ing a mem­o­rable win­ner.

Stand-in keeper Jes­sica Stick­ley made some fine saves to en­sure Car­shal­ton didn’t equalise and An­nie Walsh also im­pressed in her first ap­pear­ance.

Francesca Gil­ham was player of the match for the U13s as they lost 3-1 to Hat­field Town, while the U12s played out a 2-2 draw with Is­ling­ton Reds.

There was also a stale­mate for Den­ham’s se­nior side as they drew 0-0 at Cam­bridge. Den­ham’s re­serve beat Head­stone Manor thanks to Char­lie-Leigh Dixon’s hat-trick, two from Ami Martins and one from Kelly Poyn­ton.

West Dray­ton Youth U14s got their cam­paign off to a fly­ing start by beat­ing Weald­stone Youth U14s B 17-1 at the week­end.

Mean­while, Brook House U13s are look­ing to strengthen their squad with at least three new ad­di­tions for the new sea­son, with a goal­keeper, a de­fender and a striker all on the shop­ping list.

Play­ers need to be in year 8 at school and can call Jimmy Cuth­bert on 07415 328870 for fur­ther de­tails.

And a clutch of West Lon­don foot­ballers will be pulling on the three lions of Eng­land in a cou­ple of weeks’ time as they have all been se­lected to rep­re­sent their coun­try at the Euro­pean 6 a side cham­pi­onships.

Mo Hashi, who hails from Uxbridge, and striker Sam Kanani, from Hayes, will be head­ing off to Croa­tia as part of the squad who are bid­ding for glory at the 32 team cham­pi­onships to be held in the coastal city of Vr­sar.

They all came through tri­als and train­ing and his had to com­pete with hun­dreds of oth­ers from around the coun­try for the cov­eted slot.

They all join an Eng­land squad who are mak­ing their fourth ap­pear­ance at the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships. They have had some mixed re­sults so far, be­ing knocked out in the group stages in 2012, when it took place in GRAHAM Giggs and Adrian Feek led the way for Hayes-based Bath Road Cy­cling Club this week.

Giggs recorded 22.42 while Feek man­aged 23.13 in the Ick­nield Road Club ‘10’ on the As­ton Clin­ton course.

The club also par­tic­i­pated in shorter laps on the roads of Black Park and Pinewood cir­cuit, which saw five Bath Road­ers par­tic­i­pate.

Giggs also fin­ished first in the shorter laps with 17.17, and was fol­lowed by Richard Will­cox (17.42), Leon Thomas (20.20), Colin Mann (20.22), Nick Mann (20.54).

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