Watching The Daisies 2023-24

From Rayners Lane to Harrow Borough

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 23
September 30th 2023
Combined Counties League
Rayners Lane v Wallingford & Crowmarsh 6-0 att 70
A goalless first twenty minutes saw Wallingford defending astutely whilst Lane pressed forward but had few shots on goal. Shortly after Reid crossed accurately for Keita to pop home at the back post 1-0. Shortly before half time a pass from Shields found Buchanan and he slotted home 2-0. Shortly into the second period Keita with some excellent work put the ball to Buchanan who slotted home when inside the Wallingford penalty area 3-0. Seconds later a ball to Keita who tapped home at the far post 4-0. A number of substitutions were made but a driving run into the box from Connell, he pulled it back for Shields to rifle home 5-0. Shortly before the final whistle Connell again put the ball into the Wallingford penalty area for Bubb to hit home 6-0.

Match 24
October 3rd 2023
Somerset Premier Cup
Taunton Town v Portishead 5-2 att 1055
A bright start from both teams lead to an effort on goal from Portishead when Felthams effort on goal was put behind by Grimes for a corner, for Taunton on 12 minutes a Stearn ball to Sims-Burgess saw him just graze the Portishead crossbar with custodian Shanks-Boon well beaten, and on 20 minutes a Stearn effort hits a Portishead defender and flies into the net 1-0. On the half hour a Feltham shot comes close to an equaliser, On 40 minutes a Duggen header in a battle with Shanks-Boon flies into an open goal 2-0. Seconds before half time saw Shanks-Boon with an error for Sims-Burgess to add the third goal 3-0. Portishead tried to come back early in the second half with a couple of decent efforts and a Bayliss goal goes into the Taunton net 3-1. Within minutes it was a Taunton attack and a free kick from Stearn that flew into the Portishead net 4-1 on 70 minutes. On 84 minutes an Egan shot flies into the Taunton net off a defender 4-2. Two minutes later a Day thunderbolt nestles into the Portishead net 5-2 and game over.

Match 25
October 4th 2023
Somerset Premier Cup
Bishops Lydeard v Cheddar 1-2 att 65 est
A steady start from both teams Holland the Bishops custodian had a good night ruling his goal area and the opening goal took until the 40th minute from a corner as Albano fired toward goal the rebound hammered home by Bewes past Cheddar custodian Webster 1-0. The second half saw Cheddar push up looking for an equaliser but it took until 90 minutes when Bacon found Keen and he blasted it into the roof of the Bishops net 1-1. It only took 2 minutes for Cheddar to score the winner as a goalmouth scramble saw Hucker head home 1-2

Match 26
October 7th 2023
FA Trophy
Harrow Borough v Margate 1-0 att 126
It took until 10 minutes for either team to create a chance the opener with Blackman chasing into the Harrow penalty area but missing his chance for Margate. Margate where in the ascendancy but still created very little with Tobin the Borough custodian only making one save in the first half whilst Seaden the Margate custodian producing an excellent save from a Harrow header. A 43rd minute Margate penalty was well saved by Tobin. Gordon then had a chance saved by Tobin. On 64 minutes a penalty from Harrow is saved by Seaden but the follow up is netted by Ibrahim 1-0. Shortly a Greenhalgh effort flashed over the Harrow crossbar. Multiple substitutes for Margate and on 90 minutes Margate score but Cawley is deemed offside so it remains at 1-0.

Match 27
October 8th 2023
Watford Women v Southampton Women 0-2 att 360
It was predominantly Southampton in control at the start to the match Rendell the Saints custodian making the opening save on 20 minutes, Southampton continued the majority of possession however Harris the Watford custodian had few saves to make until 22 minutes when two shots went close, with the latter slamming off the crossbar, but Pharoah was there to volley home from close range 0-1. Five minutes later as a pinpoint pass unleashed Kraft down the left hand side. She drove into the box, and sent a shot across Harris, with only the woodwork denying the Saints. Southampton continued to dominate possession and a couple of minutes before the break Pike sent a shot over the home crossbar. The second period saw Mott sent off for pulling down Johns who was through on goal for Watford. Watford came more into the match but still lacked efforts on goal as substitutes were made for both teams. Watford had a free kick just go wide of the Saints post midway through the half. Both teams had chances from then on, but it was Pike who raced through in the 99th minute to shoot past Harris 0-2.

Match 28
October 10th 2023
Somerset Premier Cu
Keynsham Town v Yeovil Town 3-3 7-8 penalties att 209
A cool dry evening saw Yeovil get off to a firing start with the opening goal on 5 minutes when a through ball reaches Alden who pops it over the Keynsham custodian Smith 0-1. Minutes later Benjani nicked the ball off of Smith but failed to control and two minutes later on 10 minutes a Benjani header went past the posts. On 15 minutes Davis comes close as Williams the Yeovil custodian saved well. On 16 minutes Hussein fired a shot but Williams saved again. On 30 minutes a Alden effort flew over the home crossbar but a switch to the other end saw Hussein fire over the Yeovil crossbar. On 40 minutes Jeremy fired home for Keynsham into the bottom corner 1-1. Early in the second period Alden scored but Foster is flagged for offside. On 55 minutes after a good build up Bateson prodded the ball home at the near post 1-2. A minute later Selwood was on call with a close up equaliser 2-2. On 63 minutes a superb Benjani free kick is fired home 2-3. A couple more efforts on goal from Yeovil but on 85 minutes a Allen effort flies home 3-3. Bateson fired just over and Alden had an effort saved by Williams but it stayed at 3-3 and onto penaltiesd. Some excellent spot kicks saw Yeovil win 8-7.

Match 29
October 13th 2023
South Western League
Keynsham Town v Radstock Town 1-3 att 157
A typical cold autumn evening and an 8pm kick off saw Keynsham succumb to a superior Radstock team who went a goal up on 8 minutes from a run down the middle that saw the rebound from custodian Smith belted home by Reader 0-1. On 11 minutes another driving run down the centre and Rawlings was on hand to fire home 0-2. Keynsham were still battling away however Radstock were quick on the break and on half time a foul in the penalty area saw Ping slot home the penalty 0-3. Keynsham still continued to battle and on 75 minutes a goal mouth scramble saw Salawu tap in 1-3 whilst the yellow cards and sin bins mount up in what was not a poor match and not warranting so much poor referee intervention. Keynsham had two further good opportunities but just one that flew inches over the Radstock crossbar their were 11 minutes of extra time where that came from no one knew.

Match 30
October 14th 2023
Combined Counties League
Rayners Lane v HJilltop 2-1 att 70
A briight start but showers late during the second half saw Lane fall behind to a Hussain goal well worked by a confident looking Hilltop who were quick on the break 0-1. Rayners Lane did have a chance to equalise but a goal from Minhas but an offside flag saw the goal disallowed. Lane kept the pressure going and a Minhas effort was superbly saved by Victor the Hilltop custodian. The second half saw Lane push up again and shortly after the start saw a Keita free kick saw Atkins breach the Hilltop defence 1-1. Lane continued to push up and well before the final whistle Minhas drove into the Hilltop penalty area and Buchanan was on hand to tap home 2-1. Substitutions by both teams disrupted the game and it remained 2-1.

Match 31
October 15th 2023
Watford Women v Lewes Women 1-2 att 260
A close start between two lower ranked teams saw Lewes open the scoring on 13 minutes as a ball down the left saw a low effort through to Hamilton on the left of the penalty area she steadied and fired home past Watford custodian Harris 0-1. On 20 minutes a ball down the centre found Baptiste and she beat the Lewes custodian Moore with a low shot into the left of the net 1-1. An even battle from then despite a Baptiste effort hitting the crossbar and McLean as well doing the same. On half time a super save from a Baptiste shot saw Leon s effort tipped over by Moore. On 50 minutes a Penalty from Palmer was saved superbly by Harris. The second period saw spells of pressure from both teams Johns going close, and Blades from distance flashing with of Harris. On 87 minutes a corner on the left saw Riglar rise above everyone and head home at the far post 1-2. One more effort from Baptiste from a Leon cross went wide but keeping the score at 1-2.

Match 32
October 22nd 2023
Jupilier League
Cercle Brugge v Ghent 2-0 att 23500
A cool afternoon saw a mach of two halves, the first neither team created many chances Lemarechal coming close for Cercle on two occasions whilst Da Silva also had a good effort, but Ghent custodian Nardi was having a decent game and stopped the effort. Immediately after half-time it was the first kick that became an instant chance through Denkey and Somers, Lopes-Da Silva was the finisher 1-0. Bad luck for about half of the supporters who were still ordering a pint somewhere in the catacombs.
Ghent had to come next Vanhaezebrouck opted for four new players, with some quirky dribbles from Fofana, among others. Watanabe had a chance, but kicked without conviction. And after that it was mainly Denkey who showed good intentions for Cercle, but was a little too often offside or missed open chances and it took until the 97th minute for Denkey to add the second goal beating the Ghent defence and Nardi 2-0.

Match 33
October 28th 2023
FA Trophy
Harrow Borough v Beaconsfield Town 1-1 att 133
A mixture of sun and showers greeted the small crowd, and their was little to show in the first period except what looked an excellent headed goal from a right cross from Excell for Harrow as he ran in but the decision was offside !!!, but neither keeper had much to do. The second half saw little change as the home side were thwarted a good Town defence whilst very few ventures into the opposition half came from Beaconsfield for whom Granville had a shot just past the far post. On 56 minutes Noguera released Granville who drove to the byeline and sent in an inviting cross to the far post where Jefferson Louis rose above his marker to power home a firm header 0-1, and the second goal for the striker came on 78 minutes as Noguera was released by Granville, again quicker to ball, as Harrow stood off his shot was saved by Tobin and Louis followed up to stroke the ball home 0-2. On 85 minutes Kpohomouh initially did well to cover the run of Osobu but mistimed his challenge to concede a late penalty which Osobu put away with confidence 1-2.