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Posted on 25 March 2009  - 12:00

Natalie Arbuckle grabbed a treble as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves breezed into the third round of the Russell Cup.

Ladies latest

Natalie Arbuckle grabbed a treble as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves breezed into the third round of the Russell Cup.

The hat-trick hero (pictured right) helped the ressies to an 8-2 win against London All-Stars and was joined on the scoresheet by Leesa Shields, Dee Gilbert, Tasha Ademakinwa (2) and Sasha Kelly.

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


Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 8
London All-Stars 2

A break from league action saw Spurs Ladies Reserves taking on Fourth Division promotion chasers London All-Stars in the Russell Cup.

It was a clinical display by the Reserves who took a 1-0 lead when Sasha Kelly finished from inside the penalty area and it was quickly 2-0, as Natalie Arbuckle returned to her fine scoring form of last season with the first of her hat-trick.

The game was in Tottenham's hands, but the All Stars did grab a couple of goals, although Spurs added four more of their own through Leesa Shields, Dee Gilbert and two from Tasha Ademakinwa to go through to Round Three of the competition.

Team: Amanda O'Neill, Beth Richards, Leesa Shields, Shikiera Richards-Lake, Natalie Howard, Sam Garner, Sam O'Brien, Dee Gilbert, Geena Gordon, Natalie Arbuckle, Sasha Kelly. Unused sub: Natasha Ademakinwa.


Tottenham Hotspur U10 Whites 3
Enfield Rangers U10 2

A sporting Enfield Rangers Under-10 side were edged out of the points by Spurs Under-10 Whites in a closely contested HCGFL match on Saturday.

Rangers took the lead after a good start and went further ahead when they returned the ball to the Spurs keeper after an injury, but the ball went through her hands and into the net.

At the start of the second half, Enfield Rangers showed great fair play by allowing Spurs captain Flo Donald to walk the ball into their net to cancel out their second goal. Still a goal behind, Tottenham pressed and were soon level at 2-2, when Kally-Ann Westgarth's cross was touched in by Izzy Lewis.

Both sides went for broke to get the winning goal, in what are always tight games between the two sides and with five minutes to go, Spurs grabbed a winner when Donald's cross was fired home by Mia Farrell to make it 3-2.

Squad: Leonie Barrick, Holly Beaumont, Flo Donald (c), Mia Farrell, Carlota Franques, Bella Hansard, Rosie Johnson, Joely Harris-Tharp, Izzy Lewis, Elle Sunshine, Kally-Ann Westgarth.

Enfield Rangers U11 0
Tottenham Hotspur U11 3

On a tight pitch and with determined opposition in Enfield Rangers, THLFC Under-11s had to work hard to go through to the semi-finals of their League Cup.

With some stout defending, Rangers held out until the dying minutes of the first half, when Charlie-Leigh Dixon got on the end of a high cross from Ellis Lunn and hit the bar, but reacted quickly, by bending over and heading it into the goal.

The second half kicked saw Tottenham play at a better pace and when Alice Simmonds picked up a loose ball well outside the area, she fired it towards the goal and although the keeper got a touch, it fell into the net for her first goal of the season.

The third goal for Spurs that wrapped up a semi-final spot came from another unstoppable strike from outside the box, but this time from striker Nell Humes.

Squad: Lauren Howland, Alice Simmonds, Rebecca Mills, Rebecca Lane, Ellis Lunn (c), Jacqueline McLucas, Ronell Humes, Charlie-Leigh Dixon, Megan Jones.


Belmont United U14 1
Tottenham Hotspur U14 3

Belmont United have provided tough opposition for Spurs Ladies Under-14s this season and this HCGFL match was no different.

A third minute Blerta Berisha goal, scored after bursting past three defenders, gave Tottenham the early advantage, but Belmont did enough to keep the Spurs defence busy.

On the half hour, Bobbi Cubberley struck a 25 yarder into the top corner of the net to double the lead and the defence had to be alert either side of half-time as Belmont strove to get back in the game. However, a through ball from Sam Pennington set Lydia Maher in on goal to smash home. A late Belmont goal was deserved for their battling display, but Tottenham held on to grab a vital three points in their quest for the title.

Squad: Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, Shoshana Field, Rebecca Dowling, Lydia Maher, Charlotte McLucas, Blerta Berisha, Saskia Collins, Vicki Blake, Sam Pennington, Katie Fray, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley, Nina Pontes, Clara Littlechild.

Letchworth Garden City Eagles U15 0
Tottenham Hotspur U15 4

Spurs Ladies Under-15s were under-strength in their game against Letchworth Garden City Eagles, but did enough to win their HCGFL match.

Tottenham were regularly on the attack, although had to be aware of the threat the home side posed. It took until the 13th minute until Spurs broke through the Eagles defence as Renata Inniss' flick on from a corner set up Katie Mills for a good finish and her first goal of the season.

Five minutes later, from a Rosie Kmita long ball, Jemma Young flicked onto Inniss, who made no mistake to make the score 2-0 to Spurs.

The Letchworth keeper was keeping Spurs at bay with some good saves and the teams turned around with no further score. Ten minutes into the second half, Laura Smith's header to Inniss was coolly hit into the net for 3-0 and towards the end of the game, Ayse Mustafa and Rosie Kmita linked well to pave the way for Smith to slide the ball past the stricken keeper and complete the win with Tottenham's fourth goal.

Squad: Daisy O'Sullivan, Rosie Kmita, Molly Kmita, Harley Keenlyside, Katie Mills, Ayse Mustafa, Renata Inniss, Georgie Richings, Charlotte Dean, Laura Smith, Jemma Young, Phoebe Eshen.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0
Welwyn Garden City 3

On a lovely day for playing football Spurs Ladies were at home in the South-East Combination League Cup, but the sun shone on Welwyn Garden City, as they were the team to progress.

For the first fifteen minutes it was an evenly matched game, but Welwyn were lucky to get their first goal when the ball deflected into the path of a visiting player, who knocked into the back of the net. Spurs continued to contain any threat from Welwyn and at there was no further scoring in the first half.

Tottenham were still in with a chance when the forwards broke through and were unlucky to not to convert the opportunity. Welwyn got a second goal with a good shot, but Spurs dug in and were again creating, but unable to convert any of their chances.

It was not Tottenham's lucky day when Welwyn put the ball into the back of the net for their third goal and they went through to the next round with a 3-0 score-line.

Squad: Ricole Vyse, Dom Clarke, Kelly Herrett (c), Kerry Daniells, Jenny Curtis, Clare Singh, Mel Berry, Jessie Richards, Nichola Cable, Alex Small (Stavroulla Panayiotou), Kirsten Thomson (Ryah Vyse).
Unused subs: Gill Blackmore, Fran Hussey.

Other games this weekend...

The Under-10 Blues lost out narrowly to Enfield Town U-10 by 3-2 and the Under 13s fought out a good 0-0 draw at Hemel Hempstead. The Under-16s lost for the second week running to Southend United, this time 0-4.

Our Under-12s represented the club in the final of the London Youth FA Cup and did well against a Crystal Palace side consisting of Under-12 and Under-13 players. They held the South London side to 2-2 at full time, but in extra time, the Eagles just had the edge and ran out 4-2 winners.