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Ladies latest

Posted on 19 September 2012  - 06:36

Karen Hills must be wondering what her Spurs Ladies team has to do to claim a first win of the FA Women's Premier League campaign.

Ladies latest

They struck the woodwork and missed a penalty at 1-0 up against Colchester in the Southern Division on Sunday but were hit by a 78th minute equaliser as it ended 1-1 at Harlow Town FC.

"We're just not getting the rub of the green," said manager Karen Hills.

"We're working really hard to get into the lead and then giving it away cheaply. That has cost us and we need to learn fast."

The ladies are back in action in their second group match of the FAW Premier League Cup against Barnet at Harlow on Sunday.

Kick-off is 2pm and it's just £3 for Adults, £1 for Under-16s and Under-5s are free.

Spurs Ladies 1-1 Colchester

Jess Cheeseman was on target again as Spurs Ladies did enough to beat Colchester on Sunday.

The team started brightly and created a chance straight from kick-off as an excellent pass from Robin McEvoy released Bianca Baptiste, who struck the crossbar.

Spurs looked dangerous with Bianca and Siobhan Wilson flying down both flanks.

The breakthrough came from the right as Divine Smith played in Jess, who burst through and smashed the ball into the top corner, making it three goals in her last two games.

Jess was there again as the team was back on the front foot in the second half. She broke into the penalty area, only to be upended this time but Sam Pittuck's spot-kick was saved by Colchester goalkeeper Emily Clements.

The visitors started to believe but found Jo Ayre - pictured- in fine form in the Spurs goal.

However, with 12 minutes remaining, Colchester substitute Gemma Codling volleyed into the net from close range for the equaliser and that's how it stayed.

"I'm disappointed with the results so far because we've deserved more," added Karen.

"However, this was the first time we've been able to field the same team and I'm sure that will help us going forward."

Spurs Ladies: Ayre, Smith, Schillaci, Pittuck, Maloney, McEvoy (Smith, 70), Cheeseman, Wilson (Burr, 75), Martin, Baptiste. Unused sub: Heath.