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Posted on 17 January 2007  - 12:00

Becky Shephard scored a hat-trick but ended up on the losing side as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U14 Blues were edged out of the London Youth Cup.

Becky Shephard scored a hat-trick but ended up on the losing side as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U14 Blues were edged out of the London Youth Cup.

Crystal Palace U14 4
Tottenham Hotspur U14 Blues 3
LONDON YOUTH FA CUP – FIRST ROUND

Spurs U14 Blues were unlucky to lose a very close game against Crystal Palace, but were knocked out of the London Youth FA Cup by the odd goal in seven.

Playing their first game since before Christmas, the team were hit by injury and illness, but every player put in a great effort.

Becky Shephard (pictured) was on top form and scored a hat-trick, but unfortunately Crystal Palace hit back each time and the final score was 4-3 to the South London side.

However, the heavy pitch and a lack of fit players meant that fatigue was a huge factor in the loss, but the girls have lots of positives to take from the game.

Squad: Megan Barsby, Loren Hynes, Rosie Daly, Tayla Goodman (c), Leanne Simmons, Lotty Lovejoy-Crump, Sinead Makins, Becky Shephard, Kirsty Cunoosamy, Chloe Kraemer, Kelly Fenlon.

Here are the rest of the reports, with thanks to Wyart Lane...

SATURDAY JANUARY 13, 2007

Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues 1
Enfield Town Ladies U11 Blues 3
HCGFL – DIVISION 1

Spurs U11 Blues lost their first league game in two years as Enfield Town Blues capitalised on a weakened side.

A third-minute long shot somehow managed to get past stand-in goalkeeper Alison Woodward, who injured her hand in the same incident. For the rest of the first half, the play was equally divided, with Phoebe Guiver busy and Louisa Fox hitting a shot just past the post.

After the break, Enfield slowly began to get more control as they concentrated on the midfield and the visitors scored two solo goals to make the score 3-0.

Spurs fought back, but it was only near the end that Georgia Miller fastened onto a long pass, ran strongly forward and hit the ball into the net. However, this was only a consolation as Enfield Blues deserved their win.

Squad: Alison Woodward, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Loren Humphreys, Abigail Barrett.

Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 0
Harvesters U11 0
HCGFL – U11 DIVISION 1

Harvesters put in a determined defensive performance to frustrate Tottenham with a goal-less draw.

New captain Nicole Hall hit the post either side of half time, while driving the team forward and Louise Waldock went close a couple of times, as the visitors held onto the point.

Monique Thompson, Carly Mackey and Kayla Miles dominated the opposing forwards and Lauren Holman produced a brave save at then end of a rare Harvesters counter attack.

The second half was all Tottenham and long range efforts from Nicole Hall and a spectacular pile-driver from Monique Thompson were the closest the girls came to breaking the deadlock.

Squad: Lauren Holman, Rhiannon Bassett, Carly Mackey, Kayla Miles, Kathleen Jackson, Nicole Hall (c), Monique Thompson, Rachel Brier, Louise Waldock, Charlotte Chaloner

SUNDAY JANUARY 14, 2007

Harvesters U12 3
Tottenham Hotspur U12 0
HCGFL – U12 LEAGUE CUP – GROUP C

Two early goals gave Harvesters a flying start against Spurs in this League Cup group game.

The home side started sharper than Tottenham and had a double goal lead within a minute, as they hit a good first and the second came through an own goal. Lily-Anna Tyrimos did well to keep the Harvesters attack out as they came looking to add to their total.

While Spurs pressed forward to try and get back into the match, with Tori Tripp going close, but a third goal into the first part of the second half sealed the well-deserved victory for Harvesters.

Squad: Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, Shoshana Field, Libby Lovick, Marva Kreel, Amy Woff, Tori Tripp, Charlotte McLucas, Ruth Collett, Saskia Collins, Vicki Blake, Tianna Carrington, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley.

Northwood U13 0
Tottenham Hotspur U13 5
HCGFL CUP – FIRST ROUND

Spurs U13s ran in five goals as they progressed in the Home Counties Girls Football League Cup.

Nikki Hunnable pounced on a fumble by the Northwood goalkeeper to give Tottenham a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute and then a string of passes ended with Laura Smith hitting the second goal five minutes later. This was followed by another through Whitney Tango a minute later.

Keeper Daisy O’Sullivan was very alert in goal to deal with the Northwood attacks to keep a clean sheet.

The second half saw Spurs passing incisively and two further goals to extend the lead to 5-0 came from Renata Inniss and Smith again, as the team moved into the quarter-finals.

Squad: Daisy O’Sullivan, Shianne St. Louis (c), Rosie Kmita, Molly Kmita, Olivia Keown, Harley Keenlyside, Katie Mills, Hannah Lyons, Ayse Mustafa, Renata Inniss, Taylor O’Leary, Georgia Bruce, Charlotte Dean, Nikki Hunnable, Whitney Tango, Laura Smith.

Tottenham Hotspur U15 0
Watford Ladies U15 1
HCGFL – U15 DIVISION 1

A close game between Spurs and Watford at Under-15 level saw a single goal settle the match.

Spurs started the more brightly of the two sides, but it was Watford that took the lead on the 11th minute when from a Tottenham free-kick, they quickly turned defence into attack and managed to finish well past keeper Ricole Vyse.

Chances for both sides were few and far between from that point in the game. Both sides hit their opponents’ respective woodwork, but both defences had the measure of the opposing forwards. Spurs always looked dangerous at set pieces and it was interesting ploy by Watford to bring on the 6ft plus keeper at these times to preserve their slender lead until the final whistle.

Squad: Ricole Vyse, Patrizia Leo, Leesa Shields, Hannah Davies, Joy Dutch, Alex North, Ryah Vyse (c), Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Charlie Newson-Archer, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Alex Small, Bethany Hunter Scott, Semma Halil, Natalie Howard.

Crowborough Ladies 1
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 2
LONDON & SOUTH-EAST WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION

Spurs came back from a goal down to win a game they dominated throughout against Crowborough Ladies.

All through the first half, Tottenham had most of the possession, but somehow Crowborough scored the first goal through a defensive error.

Shadine Mars linked with her new strike partner, Lucy Auguste, soon after to slot the ball home for the well deserved equaliser.

The back four formed a formidable unit and were the springboard for the Spurs attacks, when, 10 minutes before the break, Carly Snell broke up an attack and passed to Rosi Webb. A sweet through ball found Chanel Breen in the left hand channel to score what was to be the decisive goal.

All the second half pressure Tottenham had saw them unable to add to the lead, but Kat Clifton went close with a 30 yard free-kick, Auguste shaved the post and Mars had four good opportunities, but Tottenham were well worth the three points.

Squad: Lacey Amato, Carly Snell, Kelly Herrett (c), Mel Berry, Rosi Webb, Kathleen Clifton, Geena Gordon (Kerry Daniells), Chanel Breen, Lucy Auguste, Shadine Mars (Katie Taylor) Claire Singh (Ebony Heath).