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Posted on 10 April 2015  - 09:00

Spurs Ladies have hit the goal trail as their big night approaches.

Avilla Bergin - hat-trick against Copsewood CoventryJenna Schillaci - on target on SundayAvilla with fellow goalscorers Riana Soobadoo (left) and Sophie McLean

The team has racked up 13 goals in their last two wins in the FA Women's Premier League South.

They bounced back from their first defeat of 2015 - a brave effort at Women's Super League One side Notts County in the FA Women's Cup - to beat Keynsham 5-3 in the FAWPL before putting Copsewood Coventry to the sword 8-0 in league action again on Sunday.

Manager Karen Hills will now focus the players on Sunday's long trip to Lewes in the FAWPL before the big one - the Ryman Cup Final against Charlton at Ware FC on Thursday, April 16.

Avilla Bergin and Katie O'Leary both netted twice and Riana Soobadoo scored her first goal in Spurs colours in the 5-3 win against Keynsham although the team and Karen were somewhat disappointed with the performance.

They put that right in style against Copsewood Coventry on Sunday.

The Midlands team pushed Spurs all the way in the second round of the FA Women's Cup back in January - it took an extra time winner from Wendy Martin that day - but they were blown away in the second half at Ware this time around.

Jenna Schillaci and Avilla put Spurs 2-0 up at the break before a six-goal show after the break as Avilla completed her hat-trick, a double from Wendy and further goals from Lucia Leon and Sophie McLean wrapped up the biggest league win of the season.

"Everything clicked in the second half and they were all good goals from our point of view, nothing from defensive mistakes but a combination of team-work and some fantastic finishing and Avilla's hat-trick goal was something else, a 25-yarder into the top corner," said Karen.

"The big difference between the league and the FA Cup game was simply that we were more clinical in front of goal.

"We had to dig it out the week before against Keynsham. It wasn't the best performance but the bottom line is that we got the job done. Perhaps the players took it a little for granted and you can't do that at any level.

"It was all about a better start against Copsewood Coventry and the mentality of the team was spot on from the start. The players knew they had to step it up and they did exactly that.

"Now we have the long trip to Lewes on Sunday. It's another tricky game but the confidence levels are high at the moment and again, it's all about the results now.

"The fact that they were disappointed despite beating Keynsham says a lot about the standards they are setting this season.

"All the players are fighting for a place in the cup final team and that is driving them on as well."

Spurs Ladies vs Copsewood Coventry: Toni-Anne Wayne; Sophie McLean, Jenna Schillaci, Alex Keown, Lucia Leon (Leah Rawle); Rosie Kmita (Robyn Downie), Riana Soobadoo, Maya Vio (Shannon Maloney); Bianca Baptiste, Wendy Martin, Avilla Bergin.

Spurs Ladies vs Keynsham Town: Lauren Picton; Rosie Kmita, Leah Rawle, Alex Keown, Jenna Schillaci; Wendy Martin (Frankie Palmer), Riana Soobadoo, Maya Vio; Avilla Bergin (Andra Marcoci), Katie O'Leary, Bianca Baptiste. Unused sub: Shannon Maloney.

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