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Saturday 4th November 2006
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Blues 0
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Whites 3
HCGFL – CHAIRMAN’S CUP SEMI-FINAL
The Tottenham’s U10 Whites progressed to the final of the Chairman’s Cup with a hard-fought win over Spurs U10 Blues.
Drawn together at this stage, the teams were unable to repeat last season’s feat of meeting in the final, but this was a game worthy of a final itself. The Blues had to ride some early pressure, but hit back with some attacks of their own.
The Whites settled into their game and took the lead when Emma Lee hit a low shot past Ludwick from the left of the area. The Blues keeper made some fine saves to keep out the Whites, but they doubled their lead before the break with Isabella Rueben-Crompton hitting a left foot shot home.
Maya Vio was always a threat up front for the Blues, who fought well to contain the Whites, but captain Emma Lee sealed a final place for the Whites with a well-taken second half strike.
Blues Squad: Lauren Ludwick, Jacqueline McLucas, Chloe Tunnicliffe, Tara Sandford (c), Christie Page, Ellis Lunn, Shannon Shacklock, Chantay Watson, Poppy Bennett, Daniela Charles, Maya Vio.
Whites Squad: Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee, Isabella Rueben-Compton, Evie Rose, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess.
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 3
Luton Town Belles U11 2
HCGFL – U11 DIVISION 1
Another good performance from the Under-11 Whites saw them hold off a strong Luton side to earn a 3-2 home win.
In an action packed game, the Belles took the lead with a penalty early on, but Spurs hit back in great style to go in 3-1 up at half-time. The equaliser came from Rhiannon Bassett, who converted at the far post from Monique Thompson’s long throw, before Alison Woodward hit a left foot shot from outside the area to put Spurs ahead. Woodward was also alert when she followed in Abigail Barrett’s shot to net the rebound off the keeper.
Luton came out strongly in the second half and the Spurs defence of Hall, Thompson and Miles held firm while Lauren Holman was agile in goal. Luton did get one goal back, but were unable to break through again and Spurs continue their good run of five games unbeaten.
Squad: Lauren Holman, Rhiannon Bassett, Kayla Miles, Kathleen Jackson, Nicole Hall, Monique Thompson, Rachel Brier, Louise Waldock, Alison Woodward (c), Abigail Barrett, Charlotte Chaloner.
Sunday 5th November 2006
Stevenage Borough Vixens U12 0
Tottenham Hotspur U12 9
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1
Shoshana Field hit a hat-trick as Tottenham Under-12s hit nine against lowly Stevenage Borough Vixens.
Defender Hollie Watson opened the scoring with her first goal of the season on ten minutes and Stevenage battled well to keep Spurs out until the 22nd minute, when they scored again through a fierce Bobbi Cubberley shot. Ruth Collett’s chip made it 3-0 quickly after and Field’s first came when she charged down the keeper’s clearance a minute later.
Another delicate chip made it 5-0 just before half-time as Field doubled her tally and a goal shortly after the restart when Collett snaffled a goal from a rebound put Spurs in control. The Tottenham defence kept Stevenage at Bay, but Lily-Anna Tyrimos made one good save from close range.
Field’s hat-trick was completed with a fine shot and Tori Tripp seized on a loose ball in the area for the eighth Spurs goal, before she turned provider to make Cubberley’s second as the final whistle approached and rounded off a 9-0 victory for Tottenham.
Team: Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, , Vicki Blake, Tianna Carrington, Libby Lovick, Marva Kreel, Amy Woff, Tori Tripp, Charlotte McLucas, Ruth Collett, Saskia Collins, Shoshana Field, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley.
Enfield Town Ladies U13 1
Tottenham Hotspur U13 2
HCGFL – U13 DIVISION 1
Two Whitney Tango goals saw the Spurs Under 13s come from behind to beat Enfield Town Ladies in an entertaining match.
Spurs had early chances through Renata Inniss and Nikki Hunnable, but fifteen minutes into the match, Enfield took the lead with a high shot that Daisy O’Sullivan got a hand to but could not keep out. Calls for a penalty for Spurs were waved aside, but front he resulting throw-in, Tango struck from inside the area to tie the scores before the break.
Inniss brought a goal-line clearance form the Enfield defence at the start of the second half, before the teams fought out the game in midfield for a long period. O’Sullivan made a couple of important saves, as did the Enfield goalie, stopping Hunnable’s shot.
With five minutes of the match left, Taylor O’Leary fed Inniss, who helped the ball onto Whitney Tango, who made some space with good skill and hit a low shot that proved to be the winner for the Under-13s, who stay top of the table.
Team: Daisy O’Sullivan, Rosie Kmita, Molly Kmita, Olivia Keown, Katie Mills, Hannah Lyons, Harley Keenlyside, Shianne St. Louis (c), Ayse Mustafa, Renata Inniss, Taylor O’Leary, Georgia Bruce, Charlotte Dean, Nikki Hunnable, Whitney Tango, Laura Smith.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 1
Dagenham & Redbridge Reserves 1
GREATER LONDON REGIONAL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE - RESERVE DIVISION 1
The Daggers became the first team to take league points from Spurs Reserves this season when they held them to a 1-1 draw at Fred Knights.
Jessie Richards’ early shot was saved by the D&R keeper and another great chance to take the lead came when Faye Callaway crossed and Tottenham were awarded a penalty for handball. Captain Gill Blackmore stepped up to take the spot-kick, but it went over the cross bar.
Dagenham went close with a shot just wide of the post, but Tottenham hit back with a ball over the top to Richards, but her shot was straight at the keeper. Laura May had to be quick off her line to deny a Daggers forward latching onto a through pass to keep the score at 0-0 at the break.
An early second half corner lead to Dagenham taking the lead, but this saw Spurs respond with a Callaway shot straight at the keeper, who then kept out a good effort from Richards.
Dagenham nearly two up when a shot went just wide of the upright, but Dom Clarke latched onto a loose ball, ran through the D&R midfield before laying off the ball to Callaway, who scored a late equaliser to share the points.
Team: Laura May, Dom Clarke, Mary Griffiths, Athena Yennaris, Jenny Curtis, Lillie Chapman, Sam Garner, Charley Sandford, Gill Blackmore, Lizzie De Asha, , Jessie Richards, Faye Callaway. Unused subs: Grace Parker, Andrea Walkes.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0
Hendon Ladies 0
LONDON & SOUTH-EAST WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
Another determined effort saw Spurs unlucky to take all three points against the league’s most local side Hendon Ladies.
Spurs got into their passing game quickly and were a threat down the right with Carly Snell, Claire Singh, Shadine Mars and Samrawit Bereket linking well. Good chances were created, but not taken, leaving the score 0-0 at half time.
Spurs looked the more likely team to go on and win the match in the second half. Chanel Breen (pictured above right) ran her heart out to terrorise the visitor’s defence. There were not many clear cut chances, but Mars’ blistering pace took her onto a through ball and once in the area she unleashed a powerful shot which looked a goal, but the ball bounced off the crossbar and hit the goal line.
Jade Perrin came on to continue her recovery from a long-term injury and although the team put in a great effort, they need to convert the chances into goals and three points in matches.
Team: Lacey Amato, Carly Snell, Kerry Daniells, Kelly Herrett (c), Mel Berry, Rosi Webb, Chanel Breen, Samrawit Bereket, Geena Gordon (Jade Perrin), Claire Singh, Shadine Mars. Unused sub: Katie Taylor.
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