Frenford & MSA 9 - 0 Fuego B

Goalscorer(s): Tayyiba (5), Zaina (2), Sara, Shifa

It was a bittersweet evening for the Frenford & MSA ladies as they put nine goals past Fuego B on the final night of football before the four week lockdown.

Both teams were in high spirits and hungry for a win to end the year on a high. Despite this, we started off slowly, struggling to string any passes on the ball and static off the ball. Tayyiba and Zaina managed to get two goals in the first half but the ladies were summoned for a sombre team talk by coach Yasmin at half time, who was unimpressed by the lacklustre performance.

We returned to the pitch for a far more impressive second half with super-sub Yasmin replacing Sara, who had an excellent first half in defence. The half time team talk had an instant impact. Zaina and Shifa were both immense down the wings, dribbling past the Fuego defence and creating great chances for the forwards. The ladies dominated and put seven goals past the keeper, with goals coming from Tayyiba, Zaina, Sara and Shifa. It was a deserved win despite the slow start to the game, and we end this period of football with four wins out of four in the intermediate league.

Our Monday and Wednesday evenings of football will be sorely missed for the next four weeks, and we hope to be back at Mabley Green very soon!

Frenford & MSA 6 - 1 Brockwell United

Goalscorer(s): Sabah (3), Tayyiba, Zaina, Brockwell (own goal)

Frenford & MSA met familiar rivals Brockwell United on a bitterly cold Wednesday evening. Having lost to them twice in the Beginners' League last season, the ladies were determined to win and put an end to their poor head-to-head record against the side.

The game got off to an excellent start, with Frenford dominating play down the wings and Brockwell struggling to string more than a couple passes together. Sabah opened the scoring with a great individual goal, skipping past the defence and slotting the ball away past the keeper. The dominant display continued throughout the first half with a couple more goals from Tayyiba and Sabah, and the ladies could definitely have added a few more had the finishing been more accurate. The second half continued in similar fashion with Frenford & MSA in control of the game. Another three goals were added to the tally and it was great to see Zaina getting on the scoresheet with her first goal of the season. Brockwell managed to get a consolation goal to deny us a clean sheet, ending the game 6-1.

It was yet another solid performance by the newly promoted ladies, and we look forward to seeing more of the same next Wednesday against Fuego B!

Frenford & MSA 6 - 1 Brockwell United

Goalscorer(s): Sabah (3), Tayyiba, Zaina, Brockwell (own goal)

Frenford & MSA met familiar rivals Brockwell United on a bitterly cold Wednesday evening. Having lost to them twice in the Beginners' League last season, the ladies were determined to win and put an end to their poor head-to-head record against the side.

The game got off to an excellent start, with Frenford dominating play down the wings and Brockwell struggling to string more than a couple passes together. Sabah opened the scoring with a great individual goal, skipping past the defence and slotting the ball away past the keeper. The dominant display continued throughout the first half with a couple more goals from Tayyiba and Sabah, and the ladies could definitely have added a few more had the finishing been more accurate. The second half continued in similar fashion with Frenford & MSA in control of the game. Another three goals were added to the tally and it was great to see Zaina getting on the scoresheet with her first goal of the season. Brockwell managed to get a consolation goal to deny us a clean sheet, ending the game 6-1.

It was yet another solid performance by the newly promoted ladies, and we look forward to seeing more of the same next Wednesday against Fuego B!

Frenford & MSA 1 - 0 Las Bravas

Goalscorer: Tayyiba

Frenford & MSA came through a tough challenge against league leaders Las Bravas with a hard-fought win and an important clean sheet. The first and only goal of the game came five minutes in, when a cross from Sara bypassed the Las Bravas defence and Tayyiba was able to beat the goalkeeper with a well-placed shot. The ladies had a few more chances early in the first half, threatening the defence, but were unable to convert.

It was clear to see how Las Bravas had come away with a 9-0 win last week, their players displaying beautiful combination play and coming close to scoring throughout the second half. We defended the goal stoutly, with Shifa and Rose making crucial tackles and the two forwards also playing a deeper and more defensive role. The opposition looked to salvage a draw in the dying moments of the game but the Frenford & MSA backline held out strongly to seal a win.

All in all, it was a big test and a big result for the ladies. We meet familiar rivals Brockwell FC next week and hope to maintain the 100% win record.

Frenford & MSA Women FC 7 - 1 Camden Eagles

Goalscorers: Tayyiba (4), Sabah, Shifa, Rose

Frenford & MSA returned to Mabley Green following promotion to the intermediate league with an emphatic win.

We took control of the game from the start with excellent combination play between the two forwards, supported by Shifa and Zaina in defence. The first goal came when Sabah put pressure on the Camden Eagles goalkeeper, who did her best to boot the ball out but only managed to clear it as far as Tayyiba. A well placed shot in the top right corner made it 1-0. A second goal followed in similar fashion, with the goalkeeper this time losing the ball after coming under pressure from Zaina.

The ladies entered the second half 3-0 up, looking to keep a clean sheet and get a couple more names on the scoresheet. Rose was solid in defence, muting the threat from the Camden forwards, whilst Shifa‘s stream of attacks down the left wing were rewarded with a goal and an assist. Sabah topped off her excellent performance with a cool finish, easing pass the defence and slotting the ball past the keeper. Rose also scored an impressive goal with an audacious shot from our own half which slipped through the keeper’s hands.

It was a perfect start to the new league for Frenford & MSA. Well done to Sabah and Rose, who both scored and had excellent performances on their debuts. A huge shoutout out also to our keeper Aamina, who had a great game all round.