Here is a round-up of reports with thanks, as always, to Wyart Lane...
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21...
Hemel Hempstead U12 1
Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 8
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1
Prolific scorer Louisa Fox (pictured right) was once more on target as the Under-12 Blues raced to an 8-1 win over Hemel Hempstead.
Chloe Smith’s early opener was equalised within three minutes by the bottom club, before Smith buried a second into the net after 12 minutes. Fox hit the goal trail just before half-time, when she slotted home after taking the ball from a throw-in.
After the break, Jess Johnson scored early in the half and fellow midfielder Amy Runciman struck a shot high over the keeper to make it 5-1. With the momentum in Tottenham’s favour, Fox took centre stage with three second half goals, striking two from long range and tucking away one from close in to keep the side top of the table.
Squad : - Naomi Coulson, Nicole Hall, Jemma McCarthy, Monique Thompson, Sam Delves, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Chloe Smith, Alison Woodward, Amy Runciman, Jess Johnson.
Tottenham Hotspur U14 4
St. Martins U14 2
HCGFL – U14 DIVISION 1
Spurs Under-14s were missing some of their regular starting line-up but stuttered to a win over St. Martins in the HCGFL.
A goal after five minutes for the visitors shocked Tottenham and it took an own goal by the St. Martins keeper to level things on 15 minutes, before Siobhan Jones hit the net following a 19th minute corner. The lead only lasted for six minutes, as St. Martins scored with a dipping effort from the edge of the penalty area.
Turning around at 2-2, Tottenham were more settled in the second half and with the pressure on the visitors goal, Hannah Lyons squeezed her shot in from a tight angle in the 40th minute to restore the Spurs lead. With Spurs pushing forward in the St. Martins half, it was perhaps only a question of time before one of the many chances created was converted and from Katie Mills’ through ball, Whitney Tango crashed home the fourth Tottenham goal to seal a gritty win.
Team : - Daisy O’Sullivan, Katie Mills, Sarah Skipper, Shianne St. Louis, Harley Keenlyside, Hannah Lyons, Ayse Mustafa, Taylor O’Leary, Laura Smith, Siobhan Jones, Whitney Tango
Hitchin Town Belles U15 4
Tottenham Hotspur U15 Blues 4
HCGFL – U15 DIVISION 2
A battling performance saw the girls of Spurs Under-15 Blues salvage a point after being 2-4 behind at the interval.
A slow start saw Tottenham go 0-2 behind in 12 minutes, but Lotty Lovejoy-Crump pulled one goal back, then Ruby Marlow hit an equaliser four minutes later. They Spurs joy was short lived, as Hitchin scored twice before half-time to make it 2-4.
However, the Spurs team showed fighting spirit when Kirsty Cunoosamy planted the ball into the Belles net in the 52nd minute and new signing Eleftheria Taladianou finished a good run with a thumping shot to tie the game up at 4-4 and earn Tottenham a hard-earned point.
Squad : - Megan Barsby, Loren Hynes, Rosie Daly, Olivia Keown, Tayla Goodman, Lotty Lovejoy-Crump, Sinead Makins, Kirsty Cunoosamy, Chloe Kraemer, Ebony Clarke, Georgina Robertson, Ruby Marlow, Eleftheria Taladianou
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 7
LONDON COUNTY CUP – ROUND 2
Spurs Ladies Reserves joined their First Team colleagues in the Third Round of the London County Cup with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Hackney.
Taking on a team from two divisions above them, the ladies set about dismantling Hackney’s first team with some accurate passing and clinical finishing. Natalie Arbuckle opened the scoring with a left foot finish, before Mary Griffiths’ fine through ball was lobbed over the opposition’s keeper by Sam Garner to make it 2-0. Hayley Graham stroked a curling shot past the goalie for the third and Arbuckle walked in the fourth before the break.
After half-time, Hackney re-organised, but could not prevent Fiona Butterfield (pictured below) from latching onto a long through ball to score a well deserved goal, just before Arbuckle claimed her hat-trick with a fierce finish. There was still time for substitute Chanel Breen to score from close range to round off an impressive display from the Reserves.
Team : - Lacey Amato, Beth Richards, Mary Griffiths, Louise van Hamme (c), Katie Taylor, Hannah Charman (Charley Sandford), Hayley Graham, Sarah Mair (Laura Allen), Sam Garner, Fiona Butterfield, Natalie Arbuckle (Chanel Breen). Unused subs. : - Lizzie De Asha, Kirsty Allen
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 4
Kent Magpies 1
LONDON COUNTY CUP – ROUND 2
A solid performance saw the First Team through to face Wimbledon in the Third Round of the London County Cup after beating Kent Magpies 4-1.
Although Tottenham had the better first half chances, it was only in the second half that they moved away from their opponents. Rosi Webb fired home a loose ball to give Spurs the edge, then took the ball around a defender and hit home from a narrow angle to double the lead.
Webb and Samrawit Bereket linked well to set up Gill Blackmore for a sweet finish, but the Magpies got one back as they capitalise don a mis-kick by the Tottenham goalie. However, a measured lob from the right foot of Faye Callaway put the game beyond the Kent side’s reach and saw Spurs through to the next round.
Squad : - Lisa McCabe, Dom Clarke, Kelly Herrett, Athena Yennaris, Kerry Daniells, Kat Clifton, Gill Blackmore (Clare Singh), Mel Berry, Samrawit Bereket, Rosi Webb, Faye Callaway (Dee Gilbert). Unused subs. : - Kirsty Allen, Ebony Heath
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 4
Luton Town U11 3
HCGFL – U11 DIVISION 1
The Under 11 Whites came from behind to secure a close 4-3 victory over Luton Town Belles on Saturday.
Luton took the lead in the early stages, but Spurs hit back with a double before the break through Hannah Fenton-Burgess and captain Emma Lee.
Spurs pressed forward at the start of the second half and it was again Lee and Fenton-Burgess who were on the score sheet before Luton bagged two goals in the closing stages and pushed Spurs all the way.
Squad : - Kitty Chapman, Natasha Smits, Rachel Hands, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee, Isabella Rueben-Crompton, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14
Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 10
Harvesters U12 A 0
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1
Welcoming Harvesters after last week’s 4-0 away win, this time Spurs Ladies Under-12 Blues went better by reaching double figures.
As their incisive passing cut swathes through the Harvesters defence, Tottenham showed patience and accurate crossing to capitalise on their chances on a game played on a bigger pitch.
Louisa Fox lead the way with five goals, Chloe Smith added four to her season’s total and captain Phoebe Guiver headed home a corner, as the Tottenham defence spent their time launching attacks from the back.
Squad : - Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Monique Thompson, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Nicole Hall, Loren Humphreys, Alison Woodward, Amy Runciman, Jess Johnson, Sam Delves.
Tottenham Hotspur U13 3
Buckden Girls U13 0
HCGFL – U13 DIVISION 1
The Spurs Ladies Under-13s had a confident 3-0 win over newcomers Buckden Girls.
All the pressure came from Spurs in the early stages and Vicki Blake’s astute pass set Tori Tripp in for the 13th minute opener. Despite having the bulk of the possession, it needed a fine solo goal from Nina Pontes on the half hour to break Buckden’s resistance.
Although the Spurs defence had little to do, they launched attacks and the well deserved third goal came in the second half, as Laura Newby and Bobbi Cubberley linked to set up Blerta Berisha to bury her shot into the corner of the net to round off a resounding 3-0 win.
Squad : - Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, Shoshana Field, Rebecca Dowling, Alexa Rangecroft, Jade Finch, Tori Tripp, Lydia Maher, Charlotte McLucas, Blerta Berisha, Saskia Collins, Vicki Blake, Tianna Carrington, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley, Nina Pontes
Tottenham Hotspur U14 9
St. Albans City U14 2
HCGFL – U14 DIVISION 1
An attacking display by the THLFC Under-14s saw St. Albans City on the end of a performance of good finishing, which could have been even better.
While two goal hauls for Renata Inniss, Taylor O’Leary, Molly Kmita and Laura Smith were added to by Siobhan Jones’ first goal for the club saw Spurs home, the girls rattled the post and the crossbar and a host of chances went begging. Chance after chance was created and missed, but two lapses in defence cost Tottenham a clean sheet, as they ran out 9-2 winners.
Squad : - Daisy O’Sullivan, Shianne St. Louis, Rosie Kmita, Molly Kmita, Harley Keenlyside, Katie Mills, Hannah Lyons, Ayse Mustafa, Renata Inniss, Taylor O’Leary, Sarah Skipper, Siobhan Jones, Charlotte Dean, Nikki Hunnable, Whitney Tango, Laura Smith
Tottenham Hotspur U16 2
Bedwell Rangers U16 2
HCGFL– U16 DIVISION 1
In a game of swinging fortunes, the Spurs Ladies Under-16s secured a 2-2 home draw against Bedwell Rangers.
Spurs started brightly and were 2-0 at the break through goals from Dee Gilbert and Alex Small. However, after the break Bedwell game back into the game and equalised after two defensive errors.
The last ten minutes were nip and tuck with both sides looking for a winner but the final score remained 2-2.
Squad : - Ricole Vyse, Patrizia Leo, Shikiera Richards-Lake, Jay Morgan, Alex North, Ryah Vyse (c), Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Charlie Newson-Archer, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Dee Gilbert, Alex Small, Becky Shephard, Semma Halil, Natalie Howard
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 4
GLRWFL – DIVISION 2 NORTH
A blistering first half performance by Spurs Ladies Reserves was followed by a lacklustre second half that let Katabella back into the game, but the side had done enough in the first half to maintain their 100% league record.
A tenth minute Natalie Arbuckle opener set Spurs on their way and the striker doubled the lead in the 25th minute after being set up by Chanel Breen and Fiona Butterfield. Ten minutes later Hayley Graham seized on a blocked shot to drill home the third goal, with the score being taken to 4-0 thanks to a Butterfield drive finishing off a move that started at the back and was passed through the length of the pitch.
Katabella proved they are not a team to be taken lightly and twice hit back either side of half time, as Spurs eased off and lost their shape, but the Ladies held out at the end for a win which should have been more comfortable than it ended as.
Team : - Lacey Amato, Mary Griffiths, Hannah Charman, Louise van Hamme, Katie Taylor, Sam Garner, Hayley Graham (Kirsty Allen), Chanel Breen (Laura Allen), Sarah Mair, Natalie Arbuckle, Fiona Butterfield (Charley Sandford). Unused subs. : - Lizzie De Asha, Beth Richards.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies first team and reserves have both progressed in the London Cup...