Goal­keeper car­ries United to fa­mous win

Uxbridge Gazette - - SPORT -

GOAL­KEEPER Molly Her­ring­ton was the star as Den­ham United Ladies un­der-16s claimed an im­pres­sive 2-1 vic­tory over Crys­tal Palace Acad­emy to round off 2016.

Against a side that boasted the mean­est de­fence and had only tasted de­feat once this sea­son, Den­ham made the bet­ter start with Jes­sica Stick­ley forc­ing a good save in the open­ing minute.

United had their re­ward shortly be­fore half time when Echo Bar­rett found the net from 20 yards.

Den­ham dou­bled their lead five min­utes into the sec­ond half as So­phie Hud­son fed Ju­lia Thu­rauf and her ef­fort went in off the wood­work. Palace ral­lied but strug­gled to breach a strong Den­ham de­fence, su­perbly mar­shalled by Her­ring­ton un­til they pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.

United had the kitchen sink thrown at them in the fi­nal mo­ments but dug deep to emerge wor­thy win­ners.

The club’s U11 Pu­mas claimed a vic­tory over Alexan­dra Park North with Ruby Brown, Jess Poul­ton and Phoebe Smith all find­ing the tar­get.

There was dis­ap­point­ment for the U13s in a Cap­i­tal Girls League Cup quar­ter fi­nal as they were out­classed by St Josephs 5-1.

The U10s were also beaten by Bed­well Reds in an en­ter­tain­ing con­test, with Me­gan Atwell and Keira Neil find­ing the net.

WIN­NERS: Den­ham Utd Pu­mas U11s beat Alexan­dra Park North

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