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Reading Women Reserves thumped Watford Ladies Reserves 8-1 in the WSL Development League
4:08pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Sport
Watford Ladies Reserves kicked off their WSL Development League season with a heavy 8-1 defeat at Reading Women Reserves.
The hosts opted to a field a strong line-up, with most of the starting XI expected to feature in Reading’s first team when the Women’s Super League Two season starts in April.
A bright substitute appearance from Watford’s Magda Mosengo was rewarded with a goal, a small consolation for the Hornets who face another tough test against Millwall Lionesses in the WSL Development Cup this weekend.
In more positive news for the Golden Girls, Watford Ladies Development team continued their recent good form with an emphatic 6-1 away win over Chertsey Town Ladies, moving them up to second in the London & SE Division One.
Kemina Webber added to her five goals the previous weekend by grabbing a hat-trick, captain Amy Radford bagged a brace and Sabrina Roach rounded off the scoring with her first goal of the season.
The Hornets’ Kate Natkiel scored a hat-trick for her loan club Brighton Women as she helped them to a thumping 6-0 win over local rivals Lewes, with Watford teammate Renee Hector making her debut appearance in the second half.
Another Golden Girl, Sarah Wiltshire, took her tally to six league goals in five games for Cardiff as her double, which included an injury-time penalty, saw the Welsh side take all three points in a 4-3 win over Keynsham Town Ladies.
Fliss Gibbons celebrated her call up to the latest England Under-23 camp with her third goal of the season as Gillingham Ladies consolidated top spot in the FAWPL Southern Division with a 4-0 victory over Coventry.
Megan Wynne made her first start for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies as they earned a hard-fought point in a 1-1 draw against West Ham Ladies.
Ellie Butterwick played for MK Dons as they returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Enfield Town Ladies in the South East Combination League.
Meanwhile, Watford Ladies youth teams had a mixed bag of results over the weekend with both high-scoring victories and defeats. The Under-14 Harts lost 7-0 away to high-flying Luton Town, although there was a consolation for goalkeeper Emma Kerber as she bagged the player-of-the-match award. The Under-14 Wasps beat Garston Ladies 5-2 with Samantha Cottam scoring a decisive hat-trick and Georgina Lee and Mikhela Treon claiming a goal apiece.
Watford Ladies Hornets Under-14s had a convincing 6-3 win over Hitchin Belles.
Danielle Maloney claimed two, aided by Sinead Carroll, Ciara John, Theodora Nicholson and Olivia Syson who pitched in with a goal each.
In the Under-16 age group, the Wasps lost 2-0 to Barnet Azzurri Dolphins.
The Under-12 Hornets delivered another strong performance to secure a 5-1 away win against the Hoddeston Owls.
Anna Black, Charli Connor, Ciara Purdue, Eloise Waring and Sasha Williams were all on the scoresheet to keep the Hornets in pole position at the top of Division One.
Watford Under-11s are yet to record a win this season and were on the wrong end of a 2-0 away defeat to Ruislip Rangers.
Both goals were a mirror image of one another as Rangers converted two penalty kicks, both awarded for hand ball.
While the result was disappointing, the girls’ performance was promising with defender Samantha Piercy deservedly receiving the coach’s girl of the match.
In the youngest age group, the Under-10s had their first match of the season against St Albans City Youth.
St Albans dominated the first period and repeatedly exploited gaps in the left side of the Watford defence to score on several occasions.
However, Watford gained momentum in the second half and were rewarded when Jessica Cripps capped a lively debut with a well-deserved goal, followed by a fine finish from Emelia Barton to add a second for her side.
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