Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues kept their title hopes alive with a key victory over Enfield Town on Saturday.
Here are the latest batch of reports with thanks, as always, to Wyart Lane...
Pictured right is five-goal Under-15 player Alex Small and, below, reserve goalscorer Faye Calloway.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
Enfield Town Ladies U11 Blues 1
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues 3
HCGFL – DIVISION 1
Spurs Ladies Under-11 Blues won an important match at the top of their table in a well-contested game against Enfield Ladies Under-11 Blues.
With Enfield the only side to beat Spurs in the last two years, it was a must-win game for Tottenham if they were to challenge their opponents for the title. Captain Phoebe Guiver netted from Chloe Smith’s eight minute cross, but Enfield levelled soon after. A well placed header from Guiver to finish off Louisa Fox’s free kick earned Spurs a half-time lead, but they were indebted to Naomi Coulson in the second half for a fine penalty save.
Late on Smith showed her predatory instincts with a clinical finish to seal a vital 3-1 win over a strong Enfield team.
Squad : - Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Loren Humphreys, Alison Woodward, Shannon Eade, Abigail Barrett.
Hatfield Youth U10 0
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Whites 13
HCGFL – U10 DIVISION 1
The Under 10 Whites were in sparking goal-scoring form on Saturday when Hatfield Youth were on the wrong end of a 13-0 Spurs victory in the HCGFL.
Forwards Tia Fogarty and Hannah Fenton-Burgess were in fine form with five goals each ably supported by Jenny Hunnable (2) and captain Emma Lee.
Squad : - Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee (c), Evie Rose, Isabella Rueben-Crompton, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess.
SUNDAY APRIL 15
Belmont United U12 2
Tottenham Hotspur U12 2
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1
Even a controversial goal for Belmont United could not deny Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Under-12s a point in this HCGFL match.
At 0-2 down, it looked an uphill battle for Spurs, but they are a courageous team and had a hatful of chances before they hit back with a goal from top-scorer Tori Tripp. Tripp then struck a rocket of a shot that bounced in off the post to get the Lilywhites a well-deserved point against the odds.
Squad : - Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, Shoshana Field, Libby Lovick, Marva Kreel, Amy Woff, Tori Tripp, Charlotte McLucas, Ruth Collett, Saskia Collins, Vicki Blake (c), Tianna Carrington, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley, Rebecca Scott.
Tottenham Hotspur U15 13
Heatwave U15 2
The Under 15’s took on a late friendly against recently formed Heatwave (Hackney) ahead of next week’s League Cup Semi Final against Bedwell Rangers.
After a tight opening 10 minutes, Spurs took control of the game and managed to secure a comprehensive 13-2 victory through goals from Alex Small (5), Rebecca Hunneyball (2), trialist Dee Gilbert (2), Stauroulla Panayiotou (2), Ryah Vyse and Charlie Archer.
Squad : - Shikiera Richards-Lake, Leesa Shields, Joy Dutch, Alex North, Ryah Vyse (c), Rebecca Hunneyball, Charlie Newson-Archer, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Alex Small, Bethany Brown Hunter Scott, Semma Halil, Natalie Howard, Dee Gilbert.
SUNDAY APRIL 8
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 9
Long Lane Reserves 0
GLRWRF LEAGUE CUP – QUARTER FINAL
A sparkling passing game saw Spurs ease through to a League Cup semi-final against Watford Youth.
With a four goal burst inside the first 20 minutes, Tottenham paved the way for a big victory over a depleted Long Lane Reserve side. Sam Garner opened the scoring and had grabbed a second before the break. Faye Callaway also bagged a brace, with Jessie Richards netting to make it 5-0 at the interval.
The second half followed a similar pattern, with the Spurs defence having the opportunity to push forward, leaving the final score at 9-0 thanks to Garner’s hat-trick goal and three more second half Jessie Richards goals that will see them move into the semis with great confidence.
Team : - Laura May, Dom Clarke (Beth Richards), Di Gardiner, Jenny Curtis, Athena Yennaris, Lizzie De Asha, Sam Garner, Charley Sandford (Lisa McCabe), Gill Blackmore (c), Jessie Richards, Faye Callaway (Andrea Walkes). Unused sub. : - Louise van Hamme.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0
LONDON & SOUTH-EAST WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies suffered a double blow when they lost at Woking by a single goal.
Having produced a number of unconverted chances in a scrappy first half, they looked odds on for a draw at least as the home side laboured. However, a pulled hamstring for Rosi Webb and a fractured wrist for Shadine Mars changed the shape of the game and a long ball caught out the defence for the Cards to net a late winner.
Squad : - Lacey Amato, Carly Snell, Kerry Daniells, Mel Berry, Kat Clifton, Kelly Herrett (c), Claire Singh, Rosi Webb (Mary Griffiths), Jade Perrin, Shadine Mars (Katie Taylor) , Ebony Heath.
SATURDAY MARCH 31
Denham United U10 0
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Whites 1
HCGFL – U10 DIVISION 1
A injury time goal from Hannah Fenton-Burgess helped Spurs to a narrow 1-0 victory against Denham Ladies in the HCGFL.
Spurs spent much of the game in the Denham half, but were unable to break down their determined and resilient defence and were thwarted by a superb display by an excellent goalkeeper until that final minute breakthrough, which keeps them within striking range of the top side.
Squad : - Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Tayla Humm, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee (c), Evie Rose, Isabella Rueben-Crompton, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess
SUNDAY APRIL 1
Luton Town U12 0
Tottenham Hotspur U12 3
HCGFL U12 CUP – QUARTER FINAL
With a blistering start to each half, Tottenham put this League Cup quarter final out of Luton Town’s reach.
Having been 1-0 up at the interval from Tori Tripp’s deflected drive after four minutes, they caught Luton cold after the restart and after just 25 seconds, a move from defence to attack saw Laura Newby smash the ball into the net.
Within two minutes, Charlotte McLucas’ flicked ball to the far post found Bobbi Cubberley, who fired home to wrap up the win, despite some late Luton pressure, to see the girls through to the semi-final.
Squad : - Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Hollie Watson, Shoshana Field, Libby Lovick, Marva Kreel, Amy Woff, Tori Tripp, Charlotte McLucas, Ruth Collett, Saskia Collins, Vicki Blake, Tianna Carrington, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley, Rebecca Scott.
Hitchin Town Belles U14 1
Tottenham Hotspur U14 Blues 2
HCGFL – U14 DIVISION 1
With only 11 players, an injury to Tayla Goodman left Spurs U14 Blues with only ten players, but they went on to beat Hitchin Town Belles 2-1.
Kirsty Cunoosamy went close with an early chance, before Ruby Marlow scored a 16th minute opener. Rosie Daly cleared off the line to maintain the 1-0 lead at the break.
An early second half goal from Marlow in the 36th minute gave Spurs a 2-0 lead and even though Hitchin pulled a goal back in the 56th minute, the ten Spurs girls hung on for a hard-fought win.
Squad : - Megan Barsby, Loren Hynes, Rosie Daly (c), Tayla Goodman, Lotty Lovejoy-Crump, Sinead Makins, Becky Shephard, Kirsty Cunoosamy, Chloe Kraemer, Kelly Fenlon, Ruby Marlow.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 1
Hampstead Ladies 0
GLRWF LEAGUE CUP – ROUND 3
Spurs Ladies Reserves progressed to the quarter final of the League Cup after making hard work of their match against Hampstead Ladies.
Lizzie De Asha and Hannah Charman went close with early efforts on goal, but Jenny Curtis was called upon to clear from in front of goal as the visitors threatened.
The crossbar was rattled by a Dom Clarke free-kick and Sam Garner’s wing-play provided chances aplenty, but Tottenham’s profligacy looked like costing them their place in the competition.
With the match finishing 0-0, Hampstead pushed forward in the first ten minutes of extra time, but Athena Yennaris broke out of defence and freed Jessie Richards to drive home the only goal of the game to see the Ladies through to the semi-final.
Team : - Lisa McCabe, Dom Clarke, Di Gardiner, Jenny Curtis, Athena Yennaris, Lillie Chapman, Sam Garner (Louise van Hamme), Lizzie De Asha, Charley Sandford (Hannah Charman), Gill Blackmore (c), Jessie Richards.
Unused subs. : - Laura May, Kerry Daniells, Andrea Walkes.
SATURDAY MARCH 24
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Whites 0
Tottenham Hotspur U10 Blues 1
HCGFL – U10 DIVISION 1
A neat finish by Spurs Ladies Blues Chloe Tunnicliffe ended Spurs Whites run of clean sheets in the league and kept them top of the table.
A determined performance by the Blues found the Whites in subdued mood and although chances fell to both sides, the first half goal settled the matter, with midfielder Tara Sandford crashing a shot against the bar to almost add a second.
In the second half, the Whites came into the game and went close through Hannah Fenton-Burgess and Tia Fogarty, but the Blues held out for the victory.
Whites Squad : - Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Natasha Smits, Georgia Sanders, Emma Lee (c), Evie Rose, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess, Tayla Humm
Blues Squad : - Jacqueline McLucas, Chantay Watson, Rachel Hands, Tara Sandford (c), Ellis Lunn, Poppy Bennett, Maya Vio, Chloe Tunnicliffe, Shannon Shacklock, Christie Page.
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues 10
Harpenden U11 Blues 0
HCGFL – DIVISION 1
A sparkling display by Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-11 Blues found unfortunate Harpenden on the receiving end of a double-figure defeat.
Turning around at only 2-0 ahead, the Spurs girls showed patience and accuracy in their passing to hit eight second half goals to end up 10-0 winners. There were hat-tricks for Georgia Miller and captain Phoebe Guiver, while both Lou Fox and Chloe Smith grabbed two goals as the team keep up the pressure at the top of the league.
Squad : - Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Loren Humphreys, Alison Woodward, Abigail Barrett.
Luton Town U11 0
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 4
HCGFL – U11 DIVISION 1
A sparkling performance saw the Spurs Ladies Under-11 Whites take a valuable three points off Luton Town on their own patch.
Playing some expansive football, the Whites took the game to the home side and were soon ahead when a Kathleen Jackson corner was sliced past her own keeper by a Luton defender. Before half-time Jackson got on the score-sheet herself, with a run and fierce shot put Tottenham 2-0 ahead.
The second half was equally as exciting, with Monique Thompson and Rhiannon Bassett scoring fine goals to round off a superb 4-0 win against the hard to beat Luton team.
Squad : - Lauren Holman, Rhiannon Bassett, Carly Mackey, Kayla Miles, Kathleen Jackson, Nicole Hall (c), Monique Thompson, Rachel Brier, Louise Waldock.
SUNDAY MARCH 25
Tottenham Hotspur U12 6
Stevenage Borough Vixens U12 0
HCGFL – U12 DIVISION 1
A doughty defensive performance by the Stevenage Borough Vixens kept a rampant Spurs Ladies Under-12s side down to 6-0 in an action packed game at Fred Knights.
The Vixens keeper did her best to keep Tottenham out in the first half, but Laura Newby and Amy Woff were on hand to net rebounds to saves from Tori Tripp pile-drivers in the first half.
Shots rained in on the Stevenage goal in the second half and the team had to wait for Bobbi Cubberley’s poacher’s goal, which was a replay of the first two, to hit the net. Tripp finally got a goal of her own with an 18 yard drive and Woff and Cubberley both added to their totals as the Spurs side ran out 6-0 winners.
Squad : - Lily-Anna Tyrimos, Vicki Blake, Libby Lovick, Hollie Watson, Shoshana Field, Tianna Carrington, Saskia Collins, Amy Woff, Charlotte McLucas, Tori Tripp, Ruth Collett, Laura Newby, Bobbi Cubberley, Rebecca Scott, Marva Kreel.
Tottenham Hotspur U13 1
Luton Town U13 0
HCGFL U13 CUP – QUARTER FINAL
A tightly contested League Cup quarter-final saw Tottenham edge past Luton Town Ladies with a single goal deciding the tie.
The goal came early in the match, when a right foot drive from Whitney Tango on five minutes gave Tottenham the lead. Both sides had goal-scoring opportunities in the remainder of the first half, but Spurs took a slender lead forward.
In the second half, Luton kept Daisy O’Sullivan alert, with some rushes off her line to clear the ball and both teams played some excellent football.
Both sides put on a marvellous cup-tie, but Spurs Ladies’ effort and Tango’s match-winner saw them through to the semi-final where they face St. Albans City Youth.
Squad : - Daisy O’Sullivan, Shianne St. Louis (c), Rosie Kmita, Molly Kmita, Olivia Keown, Harley Keenlyside, Katie Mills, Hannah Lyons, Ayse Mustafa, Renata Inniss, Taylor O’Leary, Georgia Bruce, Charlotte Dean, Nikki Hunnable, Whitney Tango, Laura Smith.
Northwood U14 3
Tottenham Hotspur U14 Blues 4
HCGFL – U14 DIVISION 1
Starting with an under-strength team, the Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Under-14 Blues did well to earn a victory on their trip to Northwood.
With just nine players, Spurs held the home side, but when a tenth arrived, Northwood got two quick goals. Luckily, Ruby Marlow finished clinically and then, after the break, Becky Shephard pulled the scores level. It didn’t last for long, as Spurs found themselves 2-3 behind ten minutes later, but their battling spirit shone through, as Shephard brought it back to 3-3 and in the final stages of the game Rosie Daly thrashed the ball home to give the Blues the three points.
Squad : - Megan Barsby, Loren Hynes, Rosie Daly, Tayla Goodman, Leanne Simmons, Lotty Lovejoy-Crump, Sinead Makins, Becky Shephard, Kirsty Cunoosamy, Chloe Kraemer.
Tottenham Hotspur U15 1
Denham United U15 1
HCGFL CUP – GROUP C
Despite going ahead as early as the second minute through a goal from Stavroulla Panayiotou, the Under 15s had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Denham United Ladies.
After Spurs took the early lead, they continued to spend large periods of the first half inside the Denham half without creating many clear chances.
Denham drew level after 25 minutes when the Spurs defence were caught napping and the Denham centre forward latched onto a pass to shoot home from the edge of the Spurs box.
The second half was much like the first with Spurs holding much possession without the producing the end product. The final five minutes were frustrating with Spurs winning a series of corners without being able to convert one.
Squad : - Ricole Vyse, Patrizia Leo, Natalie Howard, Leesa Shields, Alex North, Ryah Vyse (c), Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Charlie Newson-Archer, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Alex Small, Bethany Brown Hunter Scott, Semma Halil.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 1
Woking Ladies 1
L&SEWRFL – PREMIER DIVISION
Spurs were held to 1-1 draw at home by Woking, but once again played the better football.
Tottenham took the lead from some attractive attacking football which saw Ebony Heath chip the goalkeeper in the first half to round off some neat passing and movement.
Chances were created for Shadine Mars, Rosi Webb, Jade Perrin and Heath, who all went close to extending the lead, but as the Spurs Ladies tired going into the last ten minutes, a speculative 30 yard Woking shot beat Lacey Amato in goal and the visitors were happy to leave Fred Knights Sports Ground with a point, when more clinical finishing could have wrapped up all three for Tottenham.
Team : - Lacey Amato, Carly Snell, Kerry Daniells, Kelly Herrett (c), Mel Berry, Chanel Breen, Kat Clifton, Claire Singh, Rosi Webb, Jade Perrin, Shadine Mars, Ebony Heath (Katie Taylor)
Unused sub. : - Mary Griffiths.