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Kirsten strikes again!

Posted on 11 October 2011  - 12:00

Kirsten Thomson scored her second winning goal in three matches as Spurs Ladies toppled Keynsham 1-0 in the Premier League South on Sunday.

Kirsten Thomson scored her second winning goal in three matches as Spurs Ladies toppled Keynsham 1-0 in the Premier League South on Sunday.

Matchwinner recently against Brighton, Kirsten ensured the team made the long trip back from Somerset with three points in the bag after heading home the only goal of the game in the first half.

Having surrendered a 2-0 lead last time out against Millwall Lionesses, manager Karen Hills was delighted with her team's defensive display that included a couple of fine saves from goalkeeper Jo Ayre (pictured).

"I was pleased with the way the girls fought to hold onto the lead," said Karen.

"We were under a lot of pressure with about 15 minutes to go and they all kept their discipline really well."

The ladies are back at home this weekend with Plymouth the visitors to Harlow Town FC for a 2pm kick-off on Sunday.

Keynsham Town 0-1 Spurs Ladies

FA Women's Premier League South - Sunday, October 9

The ladies set-off early for the long trip to Somerset but clicked into gear from the first whistle.

Jenna Schillaci whipped in a couple of dangerous early crosses as the home side struggled to contain Jennas, Jess Cheeseman and Wendy Martin.

The breakthrough came midway through the half when Jenna delivered another cross to the far post met by Kirsten Thomson, who looped her header back over the goalkeeper and home.

Keynsham came into the game with the elements in their favour in the second half but goalkeeper Jo Ayre made a fine early save to maintain the lead.

Emma Plewa worked tirelessly up front on her own and later was switched back into midfield, with Rosi Webb, on for Emma Kayser, leading the line as the ladies scrapped it out.

The defence held firm as Keynsham pushed on for an equaliser but chances were few and far between, with Sam Pittuck making one last-ditch tackle.

Karen reported: "I wasn't sure how the long journey was going to affect us but we started really brightly. The passing and movement was exciting to watch.

"The team is learning game by game how to react to different situations that occur within games and that's making them stronger week by week."

Spurs Ladies: Jo Ayre, Miranda Hall, Sam Pittuck, Ebony Heath, Rhya Vyse, Jess Cheeseman, Wendy Martin, Emma Kayser, (Rosi Webb 80 mins) Jenna Schillaci, Kirsten Thomson, Emma Plewa. Unused subs: Nicola Cable, Claire Gibbons.