AXA FA WOMEN’S CUP
Haringey Borough 1 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 7
Spurs Ladies cruised into the second round of the sport’s most prestigious trophy after winning this potentially tricky derby.
Ironically the tie was played at White Hart Lane — no, not the Premiership mecca but Haringey Borough’s Coles Park just down the road.
It took only two minutes for Spurs to take the lead when La Toyah Johnson’s shot was blocked on the line and Rebecca Lewis followed up to score.
But they were in for a shock when the home side levelled after 10 minutes. Goalkeeper Helen Wilson was judged to have fouled a Borough in the penalty area and the spot kick was buried for 1-1.
Spurs then stamped their authority on proceedings with four goals before half-time.
Jenna Schillaci restored the lead with a low shot after 19 minutes and it was 3-1 after 37 minutes when Johnson beat the offside trap to convert Linda Wiltsher’s cross.
It was soon 4-1 when Wiltsher (pictured) scored from close range and Lewis put the issue beyond doubt with Spurs’ fifth just before the break after good work from Johnson and Michelle Oliver.
Spurs refused to take their foot off the pedal though and it was soon 6-1 as Lewis slid in for her hat-trick after Johnson’s shot struck a post.
The home keeper then worked overtime to deny a tidal wave of chances before Lewis grabbed her fourth goal for a final 7-1 scoreline.
The ladies now travel to South East Regional League outfit Gillingham in the second round of the competition on Sunday (1pm).
Spurs Ladies:Wilson, Wiltsher, D’Agostino, Broderick, Wiggen, Oliver, Blackmore, Fearon, Lewis, Johnson, Schillaci. Subs: Jones, Hammarin.
Spurs Under-15shammered Buntingford Cougars 8-0 in the Herts Girls League with goals from Sherry Goodchild (2), Meroulla Lazorou, Samantha Farnum, Feraina Salmon, Katie Jackson, Ruth Yonatan and Hazel Shepherd.
The Under-13slost 4-1 to Wembley Mill Hill in the first round, first leg of the HGL Cup with Kerry Boyce on target.