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Posted on 22 January 2008  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies suffered double disappointment in the London County Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies suffered double disappointment in the London County Cup.

Games were few and far between in a rain-affected weekend but both quarter-finals survived as the first team and reserves lined-up against Charlton and Haringey Borough respectively.

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


Charlton Athletic 6
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 1

The five-league gap between the two sides showed, as a sharper and more physical Charlton Athletic side eased through to the London County Cup semi-final.

The 6-1 win was not all one way, as Spurs Ladies Reserves kept their shape and kept playing their passing football, having a few moments when the home defence was under pressure. Hannah Charman’s (pictured) well struck volley in the 71st minute was just reward for their attacking belief.

Unfortunately, the Addicks took their chances and Lacey Amato in the Tottenham goal performed well to keep the home side at bay, but the gap in class finally told and Spurs Reserves will take the positives into the remainder of their league programme to push for promotion.

Team : - Lacey Amato, Mary Griffiths, Hannah Charman, Louise van Hamme, Lizzie De Asha (Chanel Breen), Katie Taylor (Charley Sandford), Hayley Graham, Sarah Mair, Fiona Butterfield, Natalie Arbuckle.
Unused subs. : - Laura Allen, Kirsty Allen.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 3
Harringey Borough 4
(After extra time)

A pulsating London County Cup quarter final went against Spurs at the end of extra time after the lead changed hands just before the half-time break.

Haringey went 2-0 up with similar goals midway through the first half, as their pacy players raced through to convert their opportunities. However, three goals in a spell of six minutes saw Tottenham turn around in front. Firstly, Rosi Webb made space to drill home from the edge of the area and then Jessie Richards raced through to make it 2-2. The lead came for Spurs in injury time, when Webb grabbed her second with a finish at the far post.

Faye Callaway struck the bar, as Richards had done in the first half, but it was Haringey who brought it back to 3-3 on the hour.

Into extra time, both teams poured forward for the winner, but a header, that went in off the bar with three minutes of extra time left, gave Haringey the place in the semi-final against Millwall Lionesses.

Team : - Lisa McCabe, Dom Clarke, Athena Yennaris, Kelly Herrett (c), Kerry Daniells (Jenny Curtis), Claire Singh (Samrawit Bereket), Gill Blackmore (Kat Clifton), Mel Berry, Faye Callaway, Jessie Richards, Rosi Webb.