Denham put end to Carshalton’s amazing run
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).