United seniors’ long-awaited home game an anti-climax
DENHAM United seniors’ first league game at The Den in three years, following the completion of their changing rooms rebuild, ended in a damp squib on Sunday.
Denham were leading 3-1 through a Rebecca French double and a Lauren Cox strike when the match was abandoned on 76 minutes following a head injury to an Enfield player.
Elsewhere, Annie Walsh marked her return from a long spell out injured by crashing one in off the crossbar from 30 yards out for the U16s, but her strike, plus a player of the match display from debutant keeper Molly Herrington, were not enough to prevent a 4-1 defeat to Kinja.
Amy Holdcraft was the hat-trick hero as the U15s came back from 3-0 down at half time to draw 4-4 with Watford Hornets, with a Nicola Leys strike actually putting them 4-3 up and on course for an unlikely win until Watford equalised at the death.
Melissa Asavoaie also hit a hat-trick, while Katie Gavin was on target too, and an own goal completed the rout as an U14s side, for whom Maddie Kirkby was star player, tonked Bishops Stortford 5-0. Despite that big win, they are looking for players to strengthen their squad (contact Alissa Down on 07540 603 687).
Two early goals from Mia Almendros, plus a Savannah Charles strike later on, saw the U13s beat Bedwell Rangers 3-1, with Niamh Williams player of the match, while the second of Chloe Beckwith’s double proved to be the winner for the U12s against Berkhamsted Raiders Supernovas, with Manuella Garcia also netting in the 3-2 win and Grace Donaghey named player of the match.
n VICTORY: Denham United U13s beat Bedwell 3-1