Capital Womens Cup Match Reports

Please find detailed match reports from the day below.



COLNE VALLEY GIRLS U18: Robyn Simms, Mia Hurry (capt), Olivia Barnes, Victoria Linehan, Ella Smith, Lucy Cook, Sophia Modak, Charlie Mason, Rhiannon Newman, Serena Shah and Bex Fieldus. Substitutes: Melissa Read, Maisie Thurgood, Abbie Watkinson, Victoria Durman and Ruby Clayton. 

Manager: Robert Manning Coach: Warren Powick. 

DENHAM UNITED LADIES U18: Courtney Munns, Lauren Cunningham, Harneesh Lall, Katie Rice (capt), Lily Green, Emma Kern, Annie Hewitt, Mia Perez-Diaz, Hannah Gunn, Lauren Hole and Imogen Jennings. Substitutes: Frances Kingsmill, Shauna Mullen, Louise Butler, Zoe Cox and Marzenka Opalilska. 

Manager/Coach: Tony Rice Assistant Manager/Coach: Steve Green 

Repeat substitutions were used during this match. 

Referee: Nathan Mountford Assistants: Monicah Musemwa and David Laughton 4th Official: Robbie Robinson. 

Denham had the bulk of the possession in the opening stages. A high cross cum shot by Annie Hewitt was well taken by Robyn Simms. A good move, started by Hannah Gunn and involving Harneesh Lall and Lauran Hole, finished with Annie’s shot going just wide. Then Robyn saved from Imogen Jennings. 

Colne Valley came more into the match as the first half progressed. Lucy Cook dispossessed a defender and fed Sophie Modak, who shot over the bar. Then Melissa Read shot just wide and a good passing movement ended with Ella Smith’s attempt narrowly missing the post. 

Half time score: Colne Valley Girls U18 0 Denham United Ladies U18 0 

Denham United took the lead in the 46th minute. Annie Hewitt finished expertly after being put clear by Lauren Hole. 

Mia Hurry equalised for Colne Valley with a high looping shot from just outside the penalty area, after 63 minutes. A corner by Lucy Cook had bounced back to her and she knocked the rebound to Mia. 

In the 70th minute, Annie Hewitt burst through the middle of the Colne Valley defence but was foiled by a brave save at her feet by Robyn Simms. 

Frances Kingsmill took over in the Denham goal in the 71st minute. 

Annie Hewitt restored Denham’s lead after 73 minutes, when she took the ball up the middle and chipped over the advancing goal keeper. 

Five minutes later, Annie’s free kick from 35 yards was well held by Robyn Simms. In added time, Lucy Cook broke through the Denham defence and shot very narrowly wide. 

Final Score: Colne Valley Girls U18 1 Denham United Ladies U18 2 

Lawrie Aldridge kindly donated the Player of the Match awards for all 3 finals and on this occasion chose Annie Hewitt of Denham United. 


BRENTFORD WOMEN: Caroline Brooks, Manuela Naprta, Judith Densu, Layota Bailey, Lisa Grant, Ashley Cheatley, Vicky James, Hannah Noonan, Amber Luzar, Claire Richardson and Lavana Neufville. Subsitutes: Sophie Lee, Charlotte Tanner, Sarah Collins and Dana Johnson. 

Manager: Will Boye. 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS GIRLS: Victoria Caldwell, Tessa Allen, Joanna Loayza, Erin Pope, Ashleigh Harte, Rachel O’Regan, Chloe Sampson, Georgia Hennessey, Kerry Boyle, Jade McClune and Kianni O’Garro. Substitutes: Sydney Richards, Sasha Treadway, Charlotte Rees, Sandeep Tak and Chloe Ellwood. 

Manager: Steve Quashie Coaches: Scott Loughran and Mourad Otmani. 

Repeat substitutions were also permitted in this match. 

Referee: Ian Skull Assistants: Debbie Hartley and Leah Ambridge 4th Official: Sarah Day. 

Brentford’s Latoya Bailey was foiled by the advancing Victoria Caldwell in the 6th minute. Then Ashley Cheatley was brought down on the edge of the QPR penalty area. Vicky James dummied the free kick and Hannah Noonan hit it over the bar. 

Brentford went ahead in the 21st minute when Latoya beat the goal keeper to a through pass and walked the ball into the net. 

Brentford kept up the pressure. In the 31st minute, an awkward bouncing shot from Vicky James was pushed around the post by Victoria Caldwell. Then following a penetrating run by Ashley Cheatley, Claire Richardson’s effort was saved by the keeper and a 25 yard effort by Hannah Noonan met a similar fate. 

Brentford doubled their lead in the 38th minute when Latoya’s through pass was converted by Ashley. 

Lavana Neufville narrowly missed the target in the 40th minute but 2 minutes later, Hannah scored with a cross shot. 

Half time score: Brentford Women 3 Queens Park Rangers Girls 0 

After 59 minutes, Ashley capitalised on a defensive mix-up to score Brentford’s 4th goal. 

Ashley completed her hat trick and made the score 5-0, with a spectacular volley into the roof of the QPR net from Lavana’s cross in the 65th minute. 

In the 68th minute, Lavana headed Hannah’s centre past the post and then, 2 minutes later, a corner taken by Vicky James bounced on the top of the QPR cross bar. Vicky was then just off target, following good approach work by Ashley, Hannah and Lavana. 

Rangers reduced the deficit in the 85th minute through Charlotte Rees, who converted a cross from the right by Rachel O’Regan. 

Final Score: Brentford Women 5 Queens Park Rangers Girls 1 

Lawrie Aldridge named Ashley Cheatley as Player of the Match. 


CHARLTON ATHLETIC WOMEN: Megen Lynch, Rosie Paye, Emma Harrison, Sam Pittuck, Kit Graham, Katie Flack (capt), Alice Singyard, Francesca Tye, Ruby Southgate, Sophie Blowers and Clare Rogers. 

Substitutes: Gemma Hyland (for Emma Harrison 77mins), Katie Hardaker (for Francesca Tye 83), Stef Simmons, Grace Coombs and Charley Clifford. 

Coach: Stuart Weston Assistant Coach: Jeremy Parsons Physio: Josh Hawksworth. 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS LADIES: Jo Ayre, Jeta Bytyqi, Laura Cooper, Sophie Fogarty, Lauren Gage, Elly Maggs (capt), Gemma Rudman, Stacey Sowden, Sarah Staples, Katie Wilding and Seun Odeniyi. 

Substitutes: Kasha Petit (for Seun Odeniyi 77 mins), Zemeka Clarke (for Jeta Bytyqi 83), Leanne Mabey (for Laura Cooper 88) and Danielle Murphy. 

Manager: Martino Chevannes Assistant Manager: Tony Smith Coach: Miguel De’Souza Physio: Justin Hill. 

Referee: Piotr Zachwieja Assistants: Gavin Holleran and Arben Syla 4th Official: Mark Edwards 

Charlton Athletic dominated the early exchanges. After 9 minutes, Sam Pittuck headed wide from Francesca Tye’s cross. 10 minutes later Sam produced a good run and cross but Sophie Blowers’ resulting shot was saved by Jo Ayre. Then Kit Graham seized on a defensive slip and passed to Sam, whose shot was wide of the far post. 

However, QPR took the lead after 22 minutes through a trademark Stacey Sowden goal, a drive into the roof of the net from an oblique angle. 

Charlton hit back and in the 30th minute, Francesca Tye took a pass from Emma Harrison and bounced a shot on top of the bar. Then Clare Rogers skimmed the QPR cross bar with a free kick. 

There was plenty of action at both ends of the field in the closing moments of the half. Laura Cooper put Sophie Fogarty through but Megen Lynch, in the Charlton goal, saved. Jo Ayre, in the QPR goal, dealt with a difficult inswinging cross from Sophie Blowers and then saved a snap shot from Francesca Tye. Stacey Sowden was released by Sophie Fogarty but shot just wide. Stacey then had a drive stopped by Megen Lynch. 

Half time score: Charlton Athletic Women 0 Queens Park Rangers Ladies 1 

Charlton’s experienced proven goalscorer, Sam Pittuck equalised in the first minute of the second half, with a shot on the turn through a crowded goal mouth. 

Charlton Athletic went ahead after 49 minutes, when an explosive drive from Kit Graham went through Jo Ayre’s hands into the net. 

After 65 minutes, Charlton defender Rosie Paye was forced to head a dangerous cross over her own crossbar. A minute later, Sophie Fogarty’s shot was headed off of the Charlton goal line by Clare Rogers. 

Charlton finished strongly and had further chances. Sophie Blowers fired a powerful drive across the face of the QPR goal. Sam Pittuck seized on a defensive error but ran the ball wide. Then, in added time, Sam took the ball past the keeper but her goal bound shot was cleared by Gemma Rudman. 

Final score: Charlton Athletic Women 2 Queens Park Rangers Ladies 1 

Player of the Match was Francesca Tye of Charlton Athletic.