Football: Barking & Dagenham girls on cloud nine

PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 February 2018

Holly Anderson scored twice in Barking & Dagenham's win over Brent

Holly Anderson scored twice in Barking & Dagenham's win over Brent


Barking & Dagenham’s under-11 girls moved to the top of the London League after an emphatic 9-0 win over Brent.

Holly Anderson, Ellie Mai Morgan and Emily Brown all bagged braces, as Grace Young, Kayla Grain and Miquellah Meade added their names to the scoresheet in a dominant display.

Barking & Dagenham had already had seven efforts on goal and hit the woodwork twice when they took the lead in the ninth minute as Brown’s pinpoint pass picked out Anderson on the edge of the box to control and score.

Grace Young made it 2-0 with a shot into the top corner, after seeing two early shots saved, and Grain got her first district goal with a deflected effort.

Morgan made it 4-0 at the interval with an opportunist effort and a formation change for the second half saw Grain and Brown attack as wing-backs and Ianna Msekwa on her own in defence.

Both runners had license to press forward and the move paid dividends as Grain played in Morgan, who then centred for Anderson to finish calmly for her fifth goal of the campaign.

Brown was afforded similar space soon after, cutting in from the left and advancing forward before driving home from outside the box.

And Grain, Brown and Young had multiple attempts to add to the scoreline before a seventh finally came courtesy of Brown’s deflected strike from 20 yards.

The captain’s ninth goal of the season equalled her total from 2017 amd Grace Young’s quick throw-in found debutant Ella Turner in space to set up Morgan for 8-0.

The scoring was completed when, from a similar position, Anderson chased a loose ball towards the corner, composed herself and fired in a centre which Meade toe-poked home. as Barking & Dagenham once again sent an emphatic warning to other district sides across the capital.

Barking & Dagenham: Emily Brown (Godwin); Kayla Grain (Richard Alibon); Miquelleh Meade (Henry Green); Ellie Mai Morgan (Henry Green); Ianna Msekwa (George Carey); Maria Omotayo (Roding); Grace Young (Hunters Hall); Holly Anderson (Grafton); Ella Turner (Valence).

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

34 minutes ago

With a month to go until the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup returns to the Lee Valley Velopark in Stratford, the Great Britain squad for the next round in Berlin has been announced.


Lakeside Hammers will not be running in the 2019 speedway season after the BSPA revealed plans for next season after hosting their annual AGM.


South East Cup: Barking & Dagenham 0 Croydon 2


Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.


Coasters lost 2-0 at Victoria Road in March

Residents face a council tax increase of almost three per cent in the town hall’s freshly drawn up budget proposals.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now