Brentford currently sit second, just 1 point behind Dorking Wanderers in the London South East regional Women’s Division 1 North. With just two games left of the season, is promotion looking likely for the West London club?
Dorking is the only other club that has won 12 games, so the Bees must ensure all points are collected for the rest of the campaign. They enter their next two mid-league opponents (Whyteleafe and Watford Development) on the back of a 1-0 victory over Richmond park.
After grabbing the game’s only goal, defender Regan Graver reveals how the club is focusing solely on themselves for the remaining duration of the season, despite the intense competition at the top of the table:
“At the moment we can’t focus on what they (Dorking) do, and we can’t control what they do. I think it’s about playing our game and getting the wins each week is our aim and focus. If they slip up then hopefully we can make full use of that by winning our games”.
Brentford have been unable to steal any points in their head to heads with current leaders Dorking Wanderers, with a 9-2 loss at the start of the season and a 5-1 defeat later on in the campaign. More recently, Dorking became the winners of the Capital Women’s Cup, in a comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford.
Despite Dorking’s success in head to head battles, Brentford still remain in a good position in the league- a spot that is arguably more pivotal for both teams futures.
During this season Brentford have had success both on and off the pitch, making their mark in the women’s game.
On November 13 2022 the first team made history, as they played at the Gtech Community Stadium for the first time, breaking the attendance record for a tier 6 women’s match with 5,116 people watching as they defeated Watford Ladies Development 4-2 in an impressive spectacle.
With just two games to play, will Brentford keep their cool and play Tier 5 football next season?