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Posted on 20 February 2008  - 12:00

Samrawit Bereket scored a late equaliser to lift Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to third in the London/SE Regional League Premier Division.

Samrawit Bereket scored a late equaliser to lift Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to third in the London/SE Regional League Premier Division.

Here are all the latest reports with thanks, as always, to Wyart Lane...

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17

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

Spurs Ladies fought back with ten players to earn a more than well-deserved point.

Going behind in the first minute made it an uphill task and regular offside flags punctuated many Tottenham attacks. However, a good move between Clare Singh and Kat Clifton on the wing produced an inviting cross for Rosi Webb to score the equaliser.

However, before the break, a goalmouth scramble saw the loose ball rammed back past the Spurs defence to give the home side the lead once more.

After the break, Spurs players felt they took some harsh treatment, while Mel Berry earned a second yellow card and an exit from the action. The team drew together and despite the odds being against them and playing uphill, substitute Samrawit Bereket (pictured right) took the ball past two defenders and the keeper and slid it home to make the final score 2-2 and move the team into third place in the table.

Squad: Laura May, Dom Clarke, Athena Yennaris, Kelly Herrett, Jenny Curtis, Kat Clifton, Gill Blackmore, Mel Berry, Faye Callaway (Samrawit Bereket), Claire Singh, Rosi Webb. Unused sub: Kerry Daniells.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16

Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 5
Tenterden Tigers U11 2
FRIENDLY

With the Under 11 Whites having a bye in the League Cup, a friendly fixture was organized with Tenterden Tigers, last year’s Kent League U10 champions.

In an entertaining game, with both sides looking to play attractive attacking football, Spurs eventually ran out 5-2 victors with Hannah Fenton-Burgess bagging two goals along with further strikes from Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee and a penalty from Isabella Rueben-Crompton.

Squad: Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee, Evie Rose, Isabella Rueben-Crompton, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess, Rachel Hands.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17

Enfield Town U12 2
Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 2
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1

A cracking game between the teams in the top two places in the HCGFL table ended with honours even.

Spurs took a second minute lead when Amy Runciman showed great presence to finish coolly to make it 1-0, but the home side turned things around with a couple of quick goals, one off the bar and the back of the Spurs keeper, Naomi Coulson’s head, to give them a lead at the break.

However, the Tottenham girls were keen to defend their unbeaten record and the pressure finally broke the Enfield spirit, as new signing Femi Elisery fed Georgia Miller to shoot home the equaliser and keep them in first place in the league.

Squad: Naomi Coulson, Sam Delves, Jemma McCarthy, Monique Thompson, Alison Woodward, Phoebe Guiver (c), Louisa Fox, Amy Runciman, Tayla Smith, Georgia Miller, Chloe Smith, Femi Elisery, Helena Scotland.

Bedwell Rangers U16 1
Tottenham Hotspur U16 1
HCGFL– U16 DIVISION 1

In a tough HCGFL encounter, the Spurs Ladies Under-16s secured a 1-1 away draw against a strong Bedwell Rangers side.

Spurs fell behind in the 12th minute when a Bedwell break down the Spurs left saw a well executed lofted shot evade goalkeeper Ricole Vyse. The side could have gone further behind in the 20th minute, but brave goalkeeping from Ricole saw her save at the feet at the on-coming Bedwell forward.

Although Tottenham had most of the first half pressure most of this was being soaked up by the Bedwell defence in the last third. However, in time added on in the first half, a Leesa Shields corner was headed home strongly by Shikiera Richards-Lake to level the scores.

The second half was a tough fought encounter with Spurs battling hard and Bedwell dangerous on the break, but in the end a draw was a fair result.

Squad: Ricole Vyse, Leesa Shields, Shikiera Richards-Lake, Jay Morgan, Alex North, Ryah Vyse (c), Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Charlie Newson-Archer, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Alex Small, Becky Shephard, Natalie Howard.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9

Enfield Town U11 1
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 0
HCGFL – U11 DIVISION 1

A narrow defeat to local rivals Enfield Town in the HCGFL halted the Spurs Ladies Under-11 Whites good run in the league.

Despite being a little off the pace, the Tottenham girls provided the home side with some nervous moments and a handball went unseen by the match official, which would have given Spurs the chance to open the scoring.

As it was, Enfield came into the game in the second half and scored with a looping effort near the end of the game to take a 1-0 win.

Squad : - Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee, Evie Rose, Isabella Rueben-Crompton, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess, Rachel Hands.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10

Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 9
Cambridge City U12 1
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1

Hat-tricks by Chloe Smith and Georgia Miller lead the way as the Tottenham Hotspur Under-12 Blues saw off the challenge of Cambridge City in the HCGFL.

Despite the team finding it hard to establish a rhythm, they opened up the City defence on numerous occasions, but could not always finish their chances.

4-0 up at the break, the girls continued playing their passing game and even though there was the set-back of a Cambridge goal through a defensive lapse, they completed a 9-1 win with the other goals coming from Amy Runciman, Phoebe Guiver and Louisa Fox’s thumping drive.

Squad: Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Monique Thompson, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Alison Woodward, Amy Runciman, Tayla Smith, Sam Delves.

Hatfield Legion Belles U14 0
Tottenham Hotspur U14 9
HCGFL – U14 CUP - ROUND 1

A League Cup First Round match saw Spurs Ladies Under-14 pitched in against Division Two Hatfield Legion Belles.

Tottenham eased through with a big win, although the Hatfield keeper stalled the Tottenham attack and the home side were only 0-2 down at the interval.

However, while the defence stopped a spirited response from Hatfield, a sparkling display of finishing in the second half saw the Spurs attack extend their total to 9-0 by the final whistle, with the goals coming from Renata Inniss 4, Siobhan Jones 2, Laura Smith, Ayse Mustafa and Nikki Hunnable, as the girls moved through to Round Two.

Squad: Daisy O’Sullivan, Katie Mills, Shianne St. Louis, Charlotte Dean, Harley Keenlyside, Molly Kmita, Hannah Lyons, Taylor O’Leary, Nikki Hunnable, Renata Inniss, Laura Smith
Subs: Rosie Kmita, Siobhan Jones, Ayse Mustafa.

Tottenham Hotspur U16 4
QPR U16 0
HCGFL– U16 CUP - ROUND 1

With some good build-up play and some determined effort, Spurs Ladies Under-16 side progressed to Round 2 of the League Cup with a 4-0 win over QPR.

Having won in the corresponding league fixture last week, Tottenham set about making sure the same result was secured and it was the two goal heroine from last week, Alex Small, who repeated the feat with a header and a neat finish to give Spurs a 2-0 lead. Just before the half-time whistle, Stavroulla Panayiotou turned to hit a volley past the QPR keeper to add to the lead.

Although Rangers pressed in the second half, Tottenham held their shape and on the hour, captain Ryah Vyse sealed the win with a fine right-footed drive to make the final score 4-0.

Squad: Ricole Vyse, Leesa Shields, Shikiera Richards-Lake, Jay Morgan, Alex North, Ryah Vyse (c), Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Charlie Newson-Archer, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Alex Small, Becky Shephard, Natalie Howard, Victoria Matthews.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 4
Camden Town 2
GLRWFL – DIVISION 2 NORTH

A return to league action restored the smiles to the Reserves faces after last week’s Cup exit, as they ran out 4-2 winners over Camden Town.

Restored to full fitness, Sam Garner is adding a new dimension to the team’s play and a good team goal was finished by the winger in the seventh minute. Striker Natalie Arbuckle seized on Ebony Heath’s through ball and doubled the lead in the 12th minute and while the team continued to play their passes, it did allow Camden in for a goal before the break.

Straight after the interval, Garner fired home Hayley Graham’s pass to make it 3-1 and shortly after a move the length of the field was stopped by the Camden goalie, but Fiona Butterfield was on hand to turn the ball home.

A late scrambled goal pegged the score back to 4-2, but the Tottenham side held on to claim the three points and continue their unbeaten league season.

Team: Lisa McCabe, Ebony Heath, Mary Griffiths, Louise van Hamme (c), Lizzie De Asha (Katie Taylor), Hayley Graham, Sam Garner, Laura Allen, Sarah Mair (Charley Sandford), Fiona Butterfield, Natalie Arbuckle.

Acton Sports Club 1
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0
LONDON & SOUTH-EAST WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION

Spurs Ladies visited top of the table Acton Sports Club and can feel hard done by that they did not earn at least a draw in an evenly contested match.

A tense game, with both sides having equal possession, saw Acton play the long ball game, making it a bit of a ping pong match, but Tottenham got the ball down and produced an effort that hit the bar just before half time.

Second half was much of the same and with both sides having penalty shouts denied, it looked as though the game might end goal-less.

With about five minutes remaining, another long ball was played in on the Spurs defence and Acton got lucky to get a goal. Tottenham changed the formation to go with three at the back and a break lead to a shooting chance, but our player was brought down in the area, but no penalty was awarded by the referee.

Team: Toni Munroe, Dom Clarke, Athena Yennaris, Kelly Herrett, Kerry Daniells, Claire Singh, Gill Blackmore, Mel Berry, Faye Callaway, Jessie Richards, Rosi Webb. Subs: Kat Clifton, Jenny Curtis, Hannah Charman.