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Posted on 26 September 2007  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies reserves toppled Dagenham and Redbridge to progress in the London Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies reserves toppled Dagenham and Redbridge to progress in the London Cup.

Player of the Match Hayley Graham steered the ball into the net for the first goal of the game before turning provider for Fiona Butterfield. Natalie Arbuckle added the third.

Elsewhere, the first team beat Littlehampton Ladies 4-1 and Nikki Hunnable (pictured) was on the scoresheet as the Under-14s beat Denham 4-0.

Here is the latest batch of reports with thanks, as always, to Wyart Lane...


Denham United U12 2
Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 3

A see-saw match saw Spurs Ladies Under-12 Blues come back from going a goal behind, but had to rely on a late goal to earn their win over Denham United.

Having conceded early on, it took a goal from a Louisa Fox free-kick to draw level and then went ahead when Fox struck a precise second. With just 15 minutes left, Denham drew level and it was Chloe Smith who popped up to poach a winning goal after the keeper had denied Fox her hat-trick, but could not stop Tottenham nicking the win.

Squad: Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Monique Thompson, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Nicole Hall, Loren Humphreys, Alison Woodward, Jess Johnson, Sam Delves.

Tottenham Hotspur U14 4
Denham United U14 0

Having been kept at bay by the Denham defence and goalkeeper in the first half, Tottenham Ladies U14s turned in an impressive display in the second period to ease home 4-0.

With everyone available, Spurs were too strong for Denham in the end, as a Whitney Tango shot, a Nikki Hunnable free-kick and further goals from a Laura Smith close range finish and Renata Inniss dribble and shot gave Spurs the points too maintain their 100% record at the start of the season.

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.

Harvesters U15 A 1
Tottenham Hotspur U15 Whites 1

There were positives to be taken from this performance by the Spurs Ladies Under-15 Whites, even though a late Harvesters goal denied them of the three points.

Changes to the side saw players deployed to strengthen the spine of the side, with substitute Lindsey Cockle coming on to grab the opening goal with a well timed run and finish.

Chances were created, but missed and the referee denied Andrea Edobor a second Spurs goal with an offside decision, but also ruled out an appeal for a Harvesters penalty.

Rhiannon Kelly caused lots of problems for Harvesters with her strength and pace, but Spurs were left cursing those missed chances when they conceded five minutes before the end of the game, when a deflected shot rolled agonizingly across Sian Osmond and into the corner of the net.

Team: Nicola Davey (Sian Osmond), Lucky Di Biasio, Zoë Jackson , Katie Goodland, Paige Barnard (Vanessa Hassan), Andrea Edobor, Chloe Gunn, Tessa Osborne, Rhiannon Kelly, Bethany Brown Hunter Scott (Tarn Harris), Jodie Fenn (Lindsey Cockle).

Tottenham Hotspur U16 2
Luton Town U16 2

The Spurs Ladies Under-16s came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Luton Town Belles in the HCGFL on Sunday.

After conceding a sloppy goal in the opening 90 seconds after failing to clear a corner, Spurs started to come back into the game and were rewarded when good work down the right from Becky Shepherd was converted by Stavroulla Panayiotou.

In the second half, Luton regained their lead following the award of a penalty, but again Spurs came back and Becky Shepherd scored after good work from Alex Small. Both sides gave it their all in the closing stages, but a draw was probably the fairest result.

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

Dagenham & Redbridge 0
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 3

Spurs Ladies Reserves picked up their Cup giant-killing form from where they left off last season to knock out Dagenham & Redbridge in the London County Women’s Cup.

A strong wind played its part in the match, making passing football difficult, but Tottenham made a good start and had a number of opportunities before Laura Allen set up Player of the Match Hayley Graham to steer the ball into the net for the first goal of the game.

On the hour, Graham turned provider, putting Fiona Butterfield in for a tap-in to make it 2-0 and it was soon three when Butterfield played in Natalie Arbuckle to fire home, as Tottenham played well into the face of the breeze in the second half and go through to meet Hackney in Round 2.

Team: Lacey Amato, Mary Griffiths, Louise van Hamme, Hannah Charman, Katie Taylor, Sam Garner (Lizzie De Asha) Hayley Graham (Beth Richards), Laura Allen, Sarah Mair, Fiona Butterfield, Natalie Arbuckle (Chanel Breen).

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 4
Littlehampton Ladies 1

The promising start to the season from Spurs Ladies continued with a good League win over Littlehampton at Fred Knights.

Pressure from the start built on the visitors defence and Kelly Herrett’s long pass picked out Rosi Webb to lob the ball over the keeper to give Spurs the advantage. They doubled the lead when Samarawit Bereket buried a fine shot past the goalie from a tight angle, but Littlehampton narrowed the deficit with a goal from a corner before the break.

The second half saw Spurs put the game beyond Littlehampton’s reach with a fine solo goal from Kat Clifton, who beat three players and placed her shot into the top corner of the net, before Webb shot home from a narrow angle to wrap up a second successive league victory for the Ladies.

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


Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 9
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues 2

The first of the Spurs derby fixtures in the Under-11 Division saw the Under-11 Whites coming out 9-2 winners over the Under-11 Blues.

There was an improved showing from the Whites after last week’s defeat and they were too strong for the Blues.

After a close first half, the physical and direct nature of the Whites game put them in control, with the Whites’ goals coming from Hannah Fenton Burgess, who bagged four, two apiece for Tia Fogarty and Rachel Hands and one from Isabella Rueben-Crompton to give them the three points.

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

Blues Squad: Danielle Charles, Tyra Poole, Tara Sandford, Georgia Fairs, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Poppy Bennett, Maya Vio, Emma Tammaro, Shannon Shacklock, Christie Page, Karla Simpson, Lily Farakish.


Tottenham Hotspur U10s 11
Enfield Rangers U10 0

Spurs established a claim to go through to the next stage of the Chairman’s Cup with a fine 11-0 competitive debut.

Six goals from striker Ellis Lunn, four from Chloe Tunicliffe and Megan Jones’ debut goal sealed a convincing win with some very good football aside from the goal tally, leaving them a high standard to maintain for the remainder of the season.

Squad: Jacqueline McLucas, Ronell Humes, Megan Jones, Ellis Lunn, Chloe Tunnicliffe, Molly Bassett, Rebecca Mills, Alice Simmonds.

Tottenham Hotspur U11 Blues 7
Hitchin Town Belles U11 0

The Under-11 Whites took a first league game in their stride with a big victory against a plucky Hitchin Town Belles side.

Within minutes of the start of the game Spurs went 1-0 up to a well deserved goal by Georgia Fairs. This helped put Spurs at ease and then, with slick passing and movement all round the pitch, more goals started to follow.

Maya Vio hit the back of the net three times, plus goals from Xelia Mendes-Jones and Tara Sandford reflected Tottenham’s dominance. Goal of the match went to player of the match and newly appointed captain Poppy Bennett with a 30 yard pile driver.

Squad: Danielle Charles, Tyra Poole, Tara Sandford (c), Georgia Fairs, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Poppy Bennett, Maya Vio, Emma Tammaro, Shannon Shacklock, Christie Page, Karla Simpson.

Denham United U11 1
Tottenham Hotspur U11 Whites 0

The Spurs Ladies Under-11 Whites slipped to a 0-1 defeat against Denham United in their opening HCGFL match.

Although Spurs played some attractive football and had the greater amount of possession, we were unable to create enough chances in the last third and got caught out by what was Denham United’s only serious shot on goal.

Squad: Kitty Chapman, Jenny Hunnable, Emma Lee (c), Evie Rose, Isabella Rueben-Crompton, Tia Fogarty, Hannah Fenton-Burgess, Rachel Hands.


Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 8
QPR U12 0

It was a slow start to the THLFC Under-12 Blues 11-a-side careers, but they soon found their range with an 8-0 win over QPR at Fred Knights.

Defender Alison Woodward opened the scoring with a long range effort after five minutes, with winger Chloe Smith adding a second before the break.

In the second half, striker Georgia Miller scored two well taken goals and was joined on the score-sheet by captain Phoebe Guiver, Louisa Fox and two late goals from player of the match Jess Johnson to wrap up a satisfactory opening three points of the season.

Squad: Naomi Coulson, Chloe Smith, Jemma McCarthy, Monique Thompson, Phoebe Guiver (c), Georgia Miller, Louisa Fox, Nicole Hall, Loren Humphreys, Alison Woodward, Jess Johnson, Sam Delves.

Parkfield Girls U14 0
Tottenham Hotspur U14 4

Parkfield Girls were making their HCGFL debut and found the Spurs Ladies Under-14s in good form at the start of their season.

In a game that Tottenham dominated, Nikki Hunnable opened the scoring halfway through the first half and then seven minutes later, Laura Smith received a throw-in and shot home the second goal.

The same pattern followed in the second period, with Renata Inniss crossing for Taylor O’Leary to score and a powerful late shot from Whitney Tango secured a 4-0 win with a good performance.

Squad: Renata Inniss, Shianne St. Louis (c), Rosie Kmita, Molly Kmita, Katie Mills, Hannah Lyons, Ayse Mustafa, Taylor O’Leary, Sarah Skipper, Charlotte Dean, Nikki Hunnable, Whitney Tango, Laura Smith.

Tottenham Hotspur U15 Whites 2
Kidlington Youth Girls U15 3

A close opening league game was edged by Kidlington, as they made advantage of the wind they had in the first half.

The visitors settled into the match quickest and passed well and used the wind behind them to go 2-0 up in the early stages. Spurs managed to pull a goal back before half-time when Zoë Jackson’s free-kick picked out Paige Barnard to shoot home.

The game was more even in the second half when the wind dropped and a breakaway saw Kidlington go 3-1 up, but Tottenham battled back with Rhiannon Kelly scoring a header from Andrea Edobor’s corner and although they pushed hard for the equaliser, the opposition’s defence and keeper kept them out to take the points.

Squad: Sian Osmond, Jodie Fenn, Paige Barnard, Zoë Jackson (c), Stephanie Smith, Lucky Di Biasio, Andrea Edobor, Chloe Gunn, Lindsey Cockle, Tarn Harris, Tessa Osborne, Katie Goodland, Vanessa Hassans, Laila El Haddad, Bethany Brown Hunter Scott, Rhiannon Kelly.

Tottenham Hotspur U15 Blues 0
Hitchin Town Belles U15 3

It was a disappointing start for the Spurs Ladies Under-15 Blues, who crashed to a 2-0 reverse at home to Hitchin Town Belles in the Home Counties Girls Football League.

There were few chances created by Spurs in a match played mainly in midfield, but three times they were caught on the break and were made to pay. Goalkeeper Megan Barsby made a couple of good saves to keep the score to 3-0 and the team will be hoping to improve their form very soon.

Squad: Megan Barsby, Loren Hynes, Rosie Daly, Olivia Keown, Tayla Goodman (c), Leanne Simmons, Lotty Lovejoy-Crump, Sinead Makins, Chloe Kraemer, Kelly Fenlon, Jessie Donnelly, Katie Walters, Georgina Robertson.

Tottenham Hotspur U16 3
Denham United U16 1

The Spurs Ladies Under-16s got off to a good start to the season with a 3-1 home victory against Denham United in the HCGFL.

After an opening period when both sides took time to settle, Alex Small put Spurs 1-0 up following a through ball from Ryah Vyse. Spurs started to put together some attractive moves and move involving five players, starting from goalkeeper Ricole Vyse, saw Becky Shepherd finish well past the Denham United keeper.

In the second half, Spurs had the majority of possession without turning this into goals. With seven minutes left, Denham United were awarded, and converted, a penalty. This jolted Spurs back into action and in time added on, Alex Small scored to make it 3-1.

Team: Ricole Vyse, Patrizia Leo, Leesa Shields, Shikiera Richards-Lake, Charlie Newson-Archer, Ryah Vyse (c), Sophie Petros, Rebecca Hunneyball, Stavroulla Panayiotou, Dee Gilbert, Alex Small. Subs: Becky Shephard, Natalie Howard, Semma Halil.

Staines Town Ladies 3
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 4

Progress to the Second Qualifying Round did not come easy to Tottenham, but they showed great spirit to win despite being behind for most of this WFA Cup tie.

Staines took the lead in the 20th minute and a goalkeeping error led to a second goal for the home side.

Starting the second half, Spurs came out with a new vigour and Vicci Pritchard’s shot hit the back of the net to reduce the arrears to 2-1. A defensive mix-up resulted in Staines' third goal, but Gill Blackmore released Rosi Webb to slot home Tottenham’s second goal. When Jessie Richards chased down a long ball and drove a low cross into the box, Kat Clifton set-up Webb to score the equaliser at 3-3.

With the momentum now in Tottenham's favour, Richards struck a shot across the goal and at the far post, Jade Perrin followed up to beat the keeper to put Spurs ahead for the first time in the tie at 4-3. Although reduced to ten players with a dismissal, the Ladies hung on to knock Staines out and go through to meet Acton Sports Club in the next round.

Squad: Laura May, Dom Clarke, Kat Clifton, Athena Yennaris, Mel Berry, Kelly Herrett (c), Gill Blackmore, Rosi Webb, Faye Callaway, Claire Singh (Jade Perrin), Vicci Pritchard (Jessie Richards)
Unused subs. : - Kerry Daniells, Jenny Curtis, Samrawit Bereket.