Watching The Daisies 2023-24

From Harrow Borough to Ipswich Town

from Rayners Lane to Okehampton Argyle
From Harrow Borough to Ipswich Town
From Rayners Lane to Harrow Borough
Chesham United to Biggleswade
Ipswich Town to Exmouth Town
From Bishops Lydeard to

Match 11
August 26th 2023
Southern League Premier South
Harrow Borough v Poole Town 2-4 att 207
A great start from Harrow as the ball was sent into the Poole penalty area and Talla put the ball into the Poole net 1-0. However it only took 3 minutes for Poole to equalise as Dickson ran on from the centre and shot past Tobin the Harrow Custodian 1-1. On 10 minutes a run of play from Poole involving Corby, Wright and Destiny saw a corner taken by Corby sail into the Harrow penalty area Rose rose the highest to head in 1-2. Poole maintained the momentum and on 28 minutes a Rose ball to Destiny saw him slip the defenders and power past Tobin 1-3. Harrow then pushed up as Poole relaxed and Hale on 47 minutes struck home past Cairney the Poole custodian 2-3 within extra time. The second half saw a midfield battle with Poole taking efforts atg goal but Tobin made 4 excellent saves, 2 from Holmes late on, finally on 96 minutes Moore received the ball 20 yards out in the middle and fired a rocket past Tobin 2-4.

Match 12
August 27th 2023
Watford Women v Durham Women 1-1 att 317
It was Durham that began with more urgency and in the second minute a ball through the centre flatfooted the home defence and Lambert ran on to slip the ball under Clarke the Watford custodian 0-1. It took a good 20 minutes for Watford to have a chance on the Durham goal as Leon played a ball to Haynes who shot just wide of McAloon in the Durham custodians goal. Watford grew into the game Andrews came close for Durham then Lambert bought a finger tip save from Clarke. However Watford equalised on 34 minutes as Haines sent a ball over the Durham defence for Johns to score 1-1. Just before the break Leon and Davison both had chances that came and went for Watford. On 64 minutes a Davison effort went just wide from a Wilson goal attempt that was saved by McAloon, then Clark had an effort for Durham that smacked the Watford crossbar. Shortly after Andrews shot from wide hit the lower post for Durham. Multi substitutes resulted in play breaking up and it ended 1-1.

Match 13
August 28th 2023
Isthmian League South Central
Northwood v Binfield 4-1 att 224
Northwood made a decent start and after 6 minutes a Gallagher header was cleared of the Binfield line after Rackley-Hayes the Binfield custodian made an initial save from Smith, on 15 minutes Otote shot wide of the Binfield goal, on 20 minutes a Dunbar-Bonnie corner a Tingey header was met by Stacey who fired home 1-0. Five minutes later an Otete cross found Williams who fired home 2-0. Binfield came into the game but their two efforts were fired over the Northwood crossbar and on half time a Murray effort was saved by McCorkell the Northwood custodian. The second period saw Binfield mount some pressure and Binfield were back in the game on 52 minutes as Whittaker was played in and he finished 2-1. Northwood regained control around the hour as Whittaker almost levelled for Binfield. On the hour a Dunbar-Bonnie corner was headed home by Gallagher 3-1. Northwood remained well in control and on 66 minutes Anokyo-Bondi was put through to fire past Rackley-Hayes 4-1. On 74 minutes Newman scored for Northwood but was declared offside then shortly after a Newman effort from halfway went just wide of the Binfield goal with the keeper well off his line as the match saw more substitutes and ended 4-1.

Match 14
August 29th 2023
League Cup
Exeter City v Stevenge Borough 1-1 "5-3 pens" att 4004
City started the better and on 4 minutes a Cole corner was headed on by Hartridge who then pounced on the rebound to open Exeters account 1-0. Four minutes later a Thompson effort was fired wide for Stevenage, Three minutes later a Sweeney header was saved by Hegyi the Boro custodian. Stevenage came more into the match as the half went on but rarely troubled the Exeter defence. The second period saw much of the same as Sweeney "D", Mitchell and Rankine all fired high or wide of the City posts. Hartridge went close to adding a second for City, On 70 minutes a Roberts through ball found Sinisalo the City custodian he tried to save but Roberts ball was netted 1-1. Both teams went in search of a winner to no avail leading to penalties which Exeter won 5-3.

Match 15
September 2nd 2023
FA Cup
Harrow Borough v Bracknell Town 0-2 att 144
A warm sunny afternoon saw two sides seeking the next round of the FA cup. The first 15 minutes were pretty uneventful excepting Harrow custodian Tobin with a fingertip save from Grant. On 22 minutes Akers had a shot from the edge of the penalty area which just flashed past the Harrow post. On the half hour Akers and Grant played a one two with Grant and he fired a superb shot past Tobin 0-1. Grant and Franklin both had chances for Town Franklin firing just over the crossbar. Just before half time Talla fired over after a series of Borough corners. Tobin made two saves in the half but Harrow had no chances in the second period other than an Oulton cross from the right, Muhemba headed over for Harrow on 72 minutes. On 86 minutes Franklin was fouled but rode the challenge stepped past the Centre half and slotted home from 10 yards 2-0.

Match 16
September 9th 2023
Combined Counties Premier League
Rayners Lane v Harefield United 7-1 att 80 est
A pretty even first twenty minutes in the searing heat until 20 minutes when a Reid cross low into the penalty area saw Robinson tap in 1-0. However within a minute Healey lobbed Smith the Lane custodian who was well out of his goal 1-1. Just before half time a Shields pass played in Reid who calmly slotted home 2-1. The second period saw Rayners Lane open up After 50 minutes box pressure saw Shields curled shot enter into the top right corner 3-1. Within 2 minutes a foul in the penalty area and Bubb slotted home the penalty 4-1. On 65 minutes a Connell ball saw Shields hit home 5-1 On 72 minutes a high cross saw Mendy head over Brown the Harefield custodian 6-1. Shortly before full time Mendy lobbed Brown to complete the scoring 7-1.

Match 17
September 10th 2023
Charlton Athletic Women v Watford Women 2-3 att 721
A flying start from Watford and on 4 minutes Johns pressed Rogers and forced a sloppy pass, with the striker playing across for McLean to tap home 0-1. On 25 minutes a shot for goal from Addison Charlton, is well blocked by Georgiou. On 40 minutes a Georgiou shot is saved by the Charlton custodian Rogers. Just before half time a corner and Johns netter 0-2, and within a minute later a ball to McLean and she shot home through the home defence 0-3. The second period was slower in the heat but Charlton had two good goal bound efforts from Aliysa just wide of the Watford post and Addison was stopped by away custodian Clark on 50 and 53 minutes. On 56 minutes a Humphrey free kick sails into the Watford goal 1-3. On 63 minutes a Johnson effort flew past the post, As Charlton pushed up a Godfrey effort on 75 minutes went just wide. On 80 minutes an Addison effort was blocked but she netted the rebound 2-3. On 85 minutes a Skeels effort flew over the Watford crossbar, and a minute later a Johnson effort was saved by Clark to maintain the 3-2 win for Watford.

Match 18
September 12th 2023
Western League One
Gillingham Town v Radstock Town 0-5 att 33
A close first period saw Pearson-Brown net the only goal of the half at a very empty home ground. The second period saw a much improved half from Radstock and on 55 minutes a Harvey through ball saw Reader well positioned to make it 2, 0-2. Minutes later a solo effort from Reader saw Radstock score another goal 0-3. And again just minutes later saw a beautiful ball from Dyke nodded home 0-4. Radstock continued to push up and close to full time added a fifth Farion the scorer 0-5.

Match 19
September 16th 2023
FA Cup
Northwood v Cray Valley Paper Mills 2-2 att 132
A good start from Cray and after a number of efforts on goal Lisbie just inside the penalty area shot past McCorkell the Northwood custodian 0-1. It took lass than a minute for Woods to equalise when Alexander-Greenway inside the penalty area slid the ball home past Cray custodian Ovenden 1-1. Little action on goal bar a number of Cray corners until 22 minutes when Dahilaja through the centre put a ball to Lisbie who shot to the byline on the left and crossed for Parker to hit home 1-2. On 35 minutes a Black effort was saved by McCorkell against the crossbar and over. On the hour some neat play from Northwood lead to Williams shrugging off challenges and he scored 2-2. Minutes later a Gallagher effort was saved by Ovenden and McCorkell saw a Lisbie sail past the post. On 70 minutes Lisbie was put through but McCorkell saved at his feet. Ten minutes later a Lisbie shot heading for goal was well blacked. A minute later a Vigor found the back of the Northwood net but it was declared offside. Just before the final whistle a free kick sailed well wide. An after game punch up saw a couple of red cards issued to McCorkell and Grant.

Match 20
September 17th 2023
National League
Ipswich Town Women v London Bees 5-0 att 573
A great day by the seaside at Felixstowe and a visit to the AGL arena for Ipswich v Bees. On 3 minutes a Poskett cross was hit just wide by Thomas for Town, on 8 minutes as Bees failed to clear Gunning-Williams effort Thomas followed home 1-0. On 15 minutes a Hughes and Thomas passing move parried by the Bees custodian Webber but Peskett was on hand to hit home 2-0. Ipswich were well on top and Bees first attempt came on 20 minutes as Potter hit the Town crossbar, on 25 minutes a Horwood corner floated into the penalty area for Thomas to head home 3-0. Eight minutes later it was Peskett who found Doe with a low delivery and her ricocheted effort fell perfectly for Gunning-Williams to hit home 4-0. Bees were being hammered at this point, on 37 minutes a Thomas effort flew just wide and five minutes on Peskett hit her effort into the side netting. On 50 minutes a Barker effort flew over the Bees crossbar, From 52 minutes two more efforts flew over the Bees crossbar from Gunning-Williams, and Hughes and Doe slammed a shot against the Bees crossbar. A number of substitutes were made and on 80 minutes O'Brien popped the ball over the Bees defence for Doe to run home and score 5-0.

Match 21
September 23rd 2023
FA Vase
Broadfields United v Virginia Water 0-2 att 55
It was a very bright start by Water who went in to the tackle at every opportunity not allowing United the chance to settle, although very few actual goal efforts were seen. On 12 minutes a midfield error saw Sinclair race on and score 0-1. Water had their heads up and pushed up putting the Broadfields defence under pressure, it was of no surprise when Water hit the post and crossbar on 3 occasions and deservedly scored a second goal but an offside for Water was ignored by the officials and the follow up tackle was deemed a penalty which Mills put away 8 minutes from the end of the match 0-2.

Match 22
September 27th 2023
League Cup
Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 att 20236
Ipswich had 10 changes to the previous match and Wolverhampton had eight changes since their last match and it took only 5 minutes for a ball down the Town right saw Hee-Chan finish past Hladky the Ipswich custodian from just outside the penalty area 0-1. Wolves were well on top and on 15 minutes a save from Hladky saw the rebound nestle into the Town goal from Gomes 0-2. Suddenly Ipswich began to push up and on 28 minutes Harness put a ball to Hutchinson and he went on the attacker steadied himself and fired a well-struck shot in off the post 1-2. Ipswich went looking for an equaliser, Evans fired just over the Wolves crossbar but had to wait until 40 minutes. The equaliser was a deserved one when it came Harness fed Ladapo and the striker thumped home 2-2. On the hour a Town move from the back started at the feet of Hladky and worked its way from back to front, before Taylor took the ball and produced a stunning effort which beat Bentley the Wolverhampton custodian 3-2. Ipswich continued well on top running Wolves ragged for the rest of the match and deservedly won 3-2.