Barking Ladies match reports
WOMEN'S F.A.CUP FIRST ROUND
COLCHESTER UTD 2 BARKING LADIES 0
The last four years had seen Barking enjoy the luxury of joining the competition in round three, but a dismal
record of defeat at the first hurdle in three of those four years meant that the relegation at the end of last season
from the F.A. Premier League into the South East Combination League had brought hope that this misfortune could
be turned round as they now have to enter at round one.
So the team travelled up the A12 to Wivenhoe FC to take on a Colchester Utd side that they defeated ten
days ago 1-0 in the League, and starting to enjoy a little run that they were confident in extending.
Manager LISA BRIVATI had to do without LORNA ESTHERBY (Knee) and VICKI STAPLES (Holiday), and
KELLY STOCK whose work commitments meant a late arrival and a position on the subs bench to start.
The opening exchanges of the match were very tight, both sides were keen to take no chances. On 8 mins
Barking won a corner on the left, BRIVATI swung the ball in, Colchester cleared but the ball was returned
over the outgoing Colchester defence into the path of NICOLA CARTY but the ball ran through to the United
keeper. On 11 mins BRIVATI found NICOLE MANNING in space, she worked herself into a shooting opportunity but her clipped shot went straight into the arms of keeper Louise Murphy.
Within a minute Colchester created their first opening, breaking clear down the right wing a wicked drilled
shot was fired into Barking keeper MICHELLE BRIDGEMAN's side netting.
On 22 Mins Barking came so close to opening their account. Again a corner from BRIVATI was met and
headed goalwards by MANNING, only for Colchester to clear off the line.
The match again drifted into a tight affair but came alight minutes from the half time whistle. Barking again
forced the home side to clear off the line, BECKY GARNER chased a through ball, beat keeper Murphy
to it, rounded her and she shot was scrambled away off the line.
Colchester went down the other end, got a ball in behind the Barking defence and slotted under the on-coming
BRIDGEMAN, with Barking watching the ball hit a post, roll down the line and just over for the home side to
take a 1-0 lead on 45 minutes. The half time whistle blew as the game re-started.
Barking made two half time changes bring on STOCK & BROOKS for DEVITT and CARTY, and KELLY STOCK
looked lively in the opening exchanges.
But on 53 minutes it was 2-0 as Barking were caught for pace on the right side, and Colchester took full
advantage to slam past BRIDGEMAN high into the far corner.
Barking continued to huff and puff, Colchester were happy to concentrate on defending well and hit Barking
on the counter, and therefore the game started to die on its feet.
Barking did create some half chances, but half chances they were and it summed up a performance that was
poor in attitude and lacking and real class and creativity.
Manager BRIVATI was bitterly disappointed at the end with her players, and hopefully this will act as a
small kick up the backside before next weeks League match.
TEAM : Michelle Bridgeman, Lou Rodwell, Donna Devitt, Harriet Sim, Ange Robinson, Kirsty McGrath,
Becki Garner, Lisa Brivati, Nicole Manning, Brooke Herbert, Nicola Carty.
SUBS : Claire Brooks, Jo McGuinness, Kelly Stock.
ESSEX COUNTY WOMENS LEAGUE DIV 2
BARKING LADIES RES 3 SOUTHEND UTD RES 0
The Reserves looked to maintain their unbeaten record, and they managed this with a comfortable 3-0 win which in
truth should have been much more.
Barking missed a host of first half chances, but still managed to go in at the break 2-0 up with goals from STACY
SAVAGE on 19 minutes, a lovely right foot shot from inside the area, and LIANE PRIOR on 35 mins when she
raced onto a through ball, and placed past the advancing keeper.
The second half saw the visitors enjoy the majority of the play, but Barking still had plenty of chances and they
had to wait until ten minutes before from full time before SAVAGE scored her second from close range when
Southend faild to clear a corner.
Overall a good performance and another three points to keep the Reserves top of the table.
TEAM : Sarah Ball, Abby Clark, Maddie Zucker, Hayley Unwin, Haylee Bernet, Vanessa Doherty, Nicola Maggs,
Sophie Helps, Jemma Barham, Stacy Savage, Liane Prior.
SUBS : Julie Mustart, Kerri Harrison, Kerry Harrison
UNDER 12 TEAM
HERTFORDSHIRE GIRLS LEAGUE BARKING LADIES 0 BELMONT UNITED 3
The Under 10's disappointing season continued when they lost this contest against Belmont. Barking did
put in a much improved performance but had no answer to the extra power and strength of the Belmont
front two and the centre halves.
Belmont scored on 16 mins and 23 minutes, both goals the same as Belmont accelerated away from their
smaller opponents to crash the ball past Barking keeper HOLLY CLARY.
The second half continued much in the same vein as the first, Barking did get into the opposition box but were
unable to score, whilst when Belmont did break forward they looked threatening and dangerous. Belmont
wrapped it up with a third goal on 55 minutes to take the points.
TEAM : Holly Clary, Shaynece Rawlings, Paris Jones, Charlotte Russell, Alex Small, Kayleigh Debenham,
Katie Whitehead, Jayne Bentham, Emma King, Victoria Moorton, Keeley Walker, April Patten.
UNDER 11 TEAMSHERTFORDSHIRE GIRLS LEAGUE
BARKING LADIES A 0 WATFORD LADIES 3
The A Team met up with their arch rivals from last season, and it was deja vu as the Hertfordshire side took the
spoils. Barking just did not get going and overall it was a disappointing performance and result.
TEAM : Amy Vincent, Khaquila Rawlings, Vikki Eden, Holly Leader, Sian Burton, Molly Patten, Megan Woolgrove,
Jodie Foster, Abbie West, Demi Whitehead.
HERTFORDSHIRE GIRLS LEAGUE BEDWELL RANGERS 0 BARKING LADIES B 4
Whilst the A Team were having a disaster back in Mayesbrook Park, the B Team thought they were also on
the verge of a bad day as holidays robbed them of two players and illness robbed them of two more shortly
before kick off, meaning the team travelled with only six players for this seven-a-side game.
However GRACE SALE opened the scoring in the second minute, and when Barking keeper MILLIE
DEVEREUX saved a penalty for the second week running, Barking started to believe life wasn't so bad
after all. On 11 minutes ROSIE JACOB grabbed Barking's second and when GRACE SALE scored her second
and Barking's third on 18 minutes it was all over.
The opening minute of the second half saw Barking awarded a penalty but GRACE SALE fired wide. After
a ding-dong ten minutes GRACE SALE finally grabbed that hat trick to secure a great win for the hard working
TEAM : Millie Devereux, Adele Ambrose, Grace Sale, Hayley Evans, Roise Jacob, Cassie Roberts.
UNDER 10 TEAM
HERTFORDSHIRE GIRLS LEAGUE BARKING LADIES 2 GARSTON PURPLES 0
The Under 10 Team delighted Manager KIRSTY McGRATH with a excellent team performance. They got off to
the best start with two goals in the first three minutes when DAISY COOK, following good work from MEGAN
COOK came close to grabbing her hat trick on 15 mins with a great shot from outside the box, but the keeper
The second half again started well from Barking, with MEGAN WOOD had a good shot well saved, and with
five minutes remaining HAYLEY BUSBY also went close forcing the Garston keeper to make a fine save.
Overall the best performance of the season by the team and hopefully more to come.
TEAM : Megan Wood, Katie Nelson, Jemma Lord, Daisy Cook, Sian Polley, Hayley Busby, Hannah Wild,
Natasha Bessex, Karla Joseph, Chloe Palmer.
The First Team are back in South East Combination League action when they travel to Denham FC to take
on Denham United Ladies with a 2pm kick off.
The Reserve Team have a top of the table clash against Chelmsford City Ladies, venue and kick off to be confirmed.
The Under 12 are in Hertfordshire League action when they travel to Stevenage Borough Juniors, venue and kick off to be confirmed.
The Under 11A Team are in Hertfordshire League action when they travel to Enfield Ladies, venue and kick off to be confirmed.
The Under 11B Team are in Hertfordshire League action when they travel to Watford B, venue and kick off to be confirmed.
The Under 10 Team are in Hertfordshire League action when they are at home to Luton Town Belles FC
at Mayesbrook Park with a 10.30am kick off.