Pictured right - Semma Halil in action for the Under-15s and below, Ayse Mustafa in action for the U13s against QPR and Claire Singh on the ball for the first team against Long Lane.
With thanks to Wyart Lane...
Saturday 7th October 2006
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Whites 9
Hatfield Youth U10 0
HCGFL U10 DIVISION 1
The Under 10 Whites got their league season off to a flying start with a 9-0 home victory against Hatfield Youth on Saturday.
Hannah Fenton-Burgess opened the scoring after just 37 seconds with a low drive past the Hatfield keeper. She doubled the advantage after six minutes with another well taken goal. Evie Rose hit Spurs third goal on 11 minutes following a six-pass move through the Spurs team. Winger Tia Fogarty got the fourth after another searching run down the Spurs right.
Captain Emma Lee and Jenny Hunnable both bagged goals just before the break to put Spurs into a commanding 6-0 lead.
Spurs continued play some neat attractive ‘push and run’ football after the break and were rewarded with another three goals. Hannah Fenton-Burgess scored again to complete a hat-trick with further goals from Jenny Hunnable and Tia Fogarty.
Team: Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee (c), Isabella Rueben-Compton, Evie Rose, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess.
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues 8
Harvesters U11 0
HCGFL - U11 DIVISION 1
Spurs entertained Harvesters at Frederick Knights in the HCGFL, enjoying another goalscoring spree with eight goals in their third game of the season.
Having missed out on playing when their game was postponed last week, the girls put in a hungry display and it was lucky for Harvesters that their keeper was on song to thwart the Spurs attack. At the other end Naomi Coulson was called upon to make a couple of fine saves to keep Harvesters out and maintain the 100% clean sheet for the team this season.
In the end, four goals from Chloe Smith, two from skipper Phoebe Guiver and one each from Lulu Fox and Georgia Miller saw the Under-11 Blues through to another win which keeps them top of the table.
Team: Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Phoebe Guiver, Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Loren Humphreys, Keegan Russell.
QPR U11 2
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 3
HCGFL - U11 DIVISION 1
The good form of the Spurs Under-11 Whites is now reaping the rewards of winning results and a goal right at the start of the game helped settle Tottenham nerves to run out winners against QPR. Defender Kathleen Jackson’s run ended with a shot, which was deflected into the net to open the scoring for Spurs.
While the defence repelled Rangers’ attacks, Abigail Barrett doubled the lead just before half time with a well-placed shot through the defence in front of her.
Soon after the re-start, QPR got a goal with a shot that slid under Lauren Holman, but Spurs resumed the pressure at once. Barrett made it 3-1 when she latched onto a poor goal kick and finished with a strong shot. As QPR strove to get back into the game, the defence worked hard to protect the goal, but just before the end, a Rangers player ran the length of the field, was not challenged and squeezed the ball in for a consolation goal for home side.
However, it was not enough to stop a deserved 3-2 win for the Spurs Under-11 Whites.
Team: Lauren Holman, Rhiannon Bassett, Kayla Miles, Kathleen Jackson, Nicole Hall, Monique Thompson, Rachel Briers, Louise Waldock, Alison Woodward, Abigail Barrett, Charlotte Challoner.
Sunday 8th October 2006
Tottenham Hotspur U12 Whites 1
Luton Town Belles U12 0
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1
A single goal was just enough to seal a win over Luton to continue the good form Spurs Under-12s are in at the moment.
An improving Luton side made it difficult for Spurs to play their normal game, as they defended well as a unit, but chances were created, although they tended to be snuffed out by the defence and keeper.
Tianna Carrington broke up a Belles attack, passed it onto the midfield who delivered it to Amy Woff, whose shot flew in despite a good effort to keep it out by the Luton keeper and it was 1-0 after 20 minutes. Although Spurs continued to attack, they were unable to penetrate the Luton back line and a Bobbi Cubberley free kick from 18 yards was headed it off the line by a Luton defender into the hands of her grateful keeper.
Despite their dominance of possession, Spurs were still grateful to a combination of Carrington and goalkeeper Lily-Anna Tyrimos to keep Luton out right at the end of the game to preserve the victory.
Team: Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, Vicki Blake, Libby Lovick, Amy Woff, Charlotte McLucas (Shoshana Field), Ruth Collett (Marva Kreel), Saskia Collins, Tianna Carrington, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley. Unused sub: Tori Tripp.
Tottenham Hotspur U13 Whites 3
QPR U13 1
HCGFL – U13 DIVISION 1
Another exciting encounter with QPR U13 saw Spurs Ladies show true grit to win, taking them to the top of the HCGFL Division 1 table.
Spurs had four early chances, which failed to be converted, and the QPR keeper was in excellent form in the first 35 minutes of play.
The second half started evenly, but nine minutes in, Renata Inniss found space to drive a shot that was deflected past the goalkeeper to see Tottenham take the lead.
Nikki Hunnable’s long ball to Inniss set her free to drive her second goal low past the goalie and the third goal for the Spurs striker gave the team a buffer, as QPR poured forward to retrieve something from the game. A consolation goal in the 30th minute from a free kick 25 yards from goal was the final strike of the match and Spurs attacked near the end without increasing their goal tally.
Team: Daisy O’Sullivan, Rosie Kmita, Olivia Keown, Katie Mills, Ayse Mustafa (c), Renata Inniss, Taylor O’Leary, Georgia Bruce, Charlotte Dean, Nikki Hunnable, Whitney Tango, Laura Smith, Harley Keenlyside, Hannah Lyons.
Tottenham Hotspur U14 Whites 4
Princes Park U14 1
HCGFL – U14 DIVISION 1
After a nervy spell just before half-time, Spurs Ladies put in an impressive second half showing to take all three points comfortably in the end.
At 1-0, with Rhiannon Kelly having put Spurs ahead with a crisp finish from inside the area after a brave effort to save by the keeper, further chances presented themselves, but these chances went unclaimed and it looked like it might be a costly. Princes Park claimed a penalty just before half-time, following a foul on one of their forwards after some indecisive defending. The ball was hit straight down the middle from the penalty spot, agonisingly out of Nicola Davey's reach.
The second half started with Spurs passing the ball neatly and making space in dangerous positions. Tarn Harris continued her good scoring form with two more goals; one a fine far post header after a corner had been knocked on at the near post.
A final goal came when Andrea Edobor capitalised on a fine ball across the area and her drive was buried low in the net to give Spurs a 4-1 win against a gritty Princes Park side.
Squad: Nicola Davey, Sian Osmond, Jodie Fenn, Laila El Haddad, Paige Barnard, Zoë Jackson (c), Katie Goodland, Lucky Di Biasio, Andrea Edobor, Chloe Gunn, Lindsey Cockle, Leasha Ngotho, Tarn Harris, Tessa Osborne, Rhiannon Kelly, Vanessa Hassans.
Tottenham Hotspur U15 6
Denham United U15 1
HCGFL – U15 DIVISION 1
A five-goal, 13-minute first half blitz helped the Under 15’s along to a morale boosting 6-1 victory against Denham United on Sunday.
Striker Alex Small lead the way with a well taken hat-trick with further goals from Beth Brown-Hunter-Scott, Stavroulla Panayiotou and a free-kick from Leesa Shields, which bent straight into the net fooling the Denham defence sealed a win that will hopefully give the team the confidence to go on a good run.
Squad: Ricole Vyse, Joy Dutch, Leesa Shields, Shikiera Richards-Lake, Ryah Vyse (c), Alex Small, Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Bethany Brown-Hunter-Scott, Charlie Newson-Archer, Semma Halil, Patrizia Leo, Stavroulla Panayiotou.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 5
QPR Reserves 0
GREATER LONDON REGIONAL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE - RESERVE DIVISION 1
Another impressive performance by Spurs Reserves saw them defeat QPR Reserves 5-0 at Fred Knights.
Early chances were not capitalised on by Spurs and when a QPR shot was heading for the top corner, Laura May had to throw up a hand to tip the ball over.
Jessie Richards had three scoring opportunities - one saved, one hitting the side netting and the other bounced back off the foot of the goal-post, but when Charley Sandford had a shot beaten out by the keeper, Richards was on hand to deliver the ball over the recovering goalie and into the top left hand corner of the net to make it 1-0 in the 39th minute.
Sandford went close with a curling shot two minutes before the interval, but with just two minutes of the second half gone, Lillie Chapman played a slick ball down the line to set Sam Garner away on the right wing and her cross was met by Gill Blackmore on the slide to lift the ball over the Rangers keeper to double the lead.
Sandford finally got her reward, when she hit a low shot from a narrow angle past the keeper to convert Garner’s low cross for the third Tottenham goal just after the hour.
Faye Callaway scored an opportunist goal with a stretch to hit a shot that flew up over the keeper and into the net for 4-0 halfway through the second half.
The Spurs defence held the Rangers attack at bay and launched some further attacks, as Blackmore played an exquisite pass inside the full back for Lizzie De Asha to take on her opponent. Richards got on the end of the low cross to round off the scoring in a very satisfactory 5-0 win six minutes from the end and the three points keeps THLFC Reserves top of the league.
Team: Laura May, Dom Clarke, Di Gardiner, Jenny Curtis, Athena Yennaris, Lillie Chapman, Sam Garner, Charley Sandford, Gill Blackmore (c), Jessie Richards, Faye Callaway Unused subs: Mary Griffiths, Lizzie De Asha, Andrea Walkes.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0
Long Lane Ladies 1
SOUTH-EAST & LONDON WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
Once again another gutsy performance from a very young new look Spurs side, who pushed league leaders Long Lane all the way in this game, but lost out to the only goal of the game.
Spurs started the game in a very positive manner and had most of the possession, but could not put the ball in the back of the opposition's net. New striker Shandice Mars looked very lively up front causing the defence all sorts of problems with her blistering pace and at the back, Spurs looked solid with the established back four working as unit.
The only goal of the game came midway through the first half when a hopeful Long Lane looping shot seemed to be going wide, when it hit a divot in the ground and somehow bounced onto the post which fooled our goalkeeper, who tried in vain to keep it out but the ball fell kindly for a visiting forward to shoot home. Straight away Claire Singh made a run down the right wing which lead to us winning a corner, from which a penalty was awarded for a handball. Unfortunately, Rosi Webb's spot kick was hit hard and straight, but bounced out off the crossbar.
The second half once again saw Spurs dominate the game with some excellent passages of play but the Spurs Ladies were unable to finish off the chances they created, although with a bit more luck they should have won the game.
Team: Lacy Amato, Carly Snell, Kelly Herrett (c), Mel Berry, Kerry Daniells (Jade Perrin), Rosi Webb, Chanelle Breen, Kathleen Clifton (Ifrah Ahmed), Geena Gordon, Shadine Mars, Claire Singh. Unused subs: Lisa McCabe, Jendayi Castillo, Ebony Heath, Katie Taylor.
All the latest reports from Tottenham Hotspurs Ladies as the Under-10 Whites got their league season off to a flyer.