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SUNDAY APRIL 28...
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 4
Long Lane 1
LONDON & SOUTH-EAST WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
Spurs Ladies took three good points from their visit to South London against Long Lane to take the title race to the last game.
A fine passing performance saw the Ladies outplay Long Lane and match them in the physical side of the game to ensure they would not be denied the victory.
Ten minutes in, a good move between Gill Blackmore (pictured) and Rosi Webb ended with Webb converting a save from Blackmore’s shot to see Spurs take a 1-0 lead. Webb returned the favour by setting up Blackmore from Faye Callaway’s cross to strike number two.
The home side started a long ball bombardment of the THLFC defence, but Spurs broke away and Kat Clifton picked out Jessie Richards with her cross to finish well for a 3-0 lead. It was soon 4-0 before the break when Callaway dinked a ball over the Long Lane defence and Webb ran on to coolly shoot home.
Although Long Lane scored soon after the interval, Spurs showed great discipline to see out the rest of the match to go into the decider for the title in their final game at home to Horley Town at Fred Knights. All are welcome to see the match for free with the kick off at 2pm this Sunday, May 4.
Squad : - Lacey Amato, Dom Clarke, Kelly Herrett (c), Athena Yennaris, Kerry Daniells, Kat Clifton, Gill Blackmore (Jenny Curtis), Mel Berry, Faye Callaway (Geena Gordon), Jessie Richards, Rosi Webb (Samrawit Bereket).
Tottenham Hotspur U12 Blues 1
Enfield Town Ladies U12 2
HCGFL – U12 CUP SEMI-FINAL
Enfield Town Ladies produced a fine performance to overcome THLFC’s Under-12 Blues to go through to the League Cup final.
Midfielder Hannah Mills turned home a Louisa Fox corner to give Tottenham a first half lead. Enfield came back into the game but could not break through the Tottenham defence before the interval.
Halfway through the second half Enfield equalised from a corner and then went ahead from a free-kick fired home from outside the area. In a frantic finish, Fox’s free-kick was blocked and Chloe Smith had a shot stopped on the goal-line to see the Spurs team lose for the first time this season.
Squad : - Naomi Coulson, Sam Delves, Jemma McCarthy, Helena Scotland, Monique Thompson, Alison Woodward, Phoebe Guiver (c), Femi Elisery, Louisa Fox, Amy Runciman, Hannah Mills, Georgia Miller, Chloe Smith.
Enfield Town Ladies U13 0
Tottenham Hotspur U13 0
HCGFL – U13 DIVISION 1
A tight top of the table meeting between the Under-13 sides of Spurs Ladies and Enfield Town Ladies ended in a goal-less stalemate.
However, it wasn’t a dull game. Although both defences were on top form, there were chances and Lily Tyrimos saved well on a number of occasions, while Becca Dowling and Vicki Blake both produced goal-saving tackles.
In the second half, Spurs kept the Enfield keeper busy with Blerta Berisha and Laura Newby firing shots on goal, but in the end, it was Saskia Collins who performed admirably throughout who stopped Enfield getting through on the Tottenham goal.
The league title will go to the wire with the teams having to meet again in two weeks time.
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.
Harvesters U14 0
Tottenham Hotspur U14 4
HCGFL – U14 CUP QUARTER-FINAL
A dull first half burst into life in the second period, as Spurs Ladies Under-14s took their place in the League Cup semi-final.
Harvesters battled well to disrupt the Spurs game-plan, but the chances that did come their way were not converted by the Tottenham girls until after the break.
Good defending kept a clean sheet at the back, but the breakthrough came shortly after half-time, when Nikki Hunnable’s corner found Siobhan Jones, whose shot was saved, but Renata Inniss was on hand to bury the rebound. Five minutes into the half, Inniss’ cross found its way to Molly Kmita who drilled a shot into the net to make it 0-2 to Spurs.
Eight minutes later, another Spurs corner from Hannah Lyons' fell to Jones to side foot into the net and two minutes later the scoring was completed when Sarah Skipper found Renata Inniss, who took the ball on before cutting inside a defender and burying the ball into the back of the net making it 0-4 to Spurs and earning a well-earned victory.
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, Laura Smith
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 1
Watford Youth 2
GLRWFL – DIVISION 2 NORTH
With an early goal, it was a disappointing ending to the season in this first game of a double header against Watford Youth at Fred Knights on Sunday.
Midfielder Hayley Graham equalised after good work from Fiona Butterfield on the left wing, following a Watford goal where they beat the offside trap to go through and open the scoring. Tottenham should have been 2-1 ahead at the break, when the Watford keeper dragged the ball back from behind the line and insult was added to injury, when the away side went in ahead when they scored on the stroke of half-time.
Spurs failed to play to their potential and a seemingly good second half goal Butterfield was disallowed and the Hornets hung on for the win.
Team : - Lisa McCabe, Hannah Charman, Mary Griffiths, Louise van Hamme (c), Katie Taylor, Hayley Graham, Charley Sandford, Laura Allen, Sarah Mair, Chanel Breen (Sam Garner), Natalie Arbuckle, Fiona Butterfield.
Unused subs. : - Ebony Heath
Watford Youth 4
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 1
GLRWFL – DIVISION 2 NORTH
The heat, the injuries and tiredness of three games in a week took their toll, as the Spurs Ladies Reserves fell to a 1-4 defeat in the second game of the double header against Watford Youth.
Once more Watford took the lead and Spurs hauled the scores level, with Ebony Heath rising to head bravely home.
However, three second half goals from Watford earned them the win that left Spurs in fourth place, as both teams were glad to hear the final whistle.
Team : - Lisa McCabe, Laura Allen, Mary Griffiths (Hayley Graham), Charley Sandford, Katie Taylor, Hannah Charman, Louise van Hamme (c), Sarah Mair, Sam Garner, Ebony Heath, Natalie Arbuckle (Fiona Butterfield).
Unused subs. : - Chanel Breen
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies first team are a win away from the London & South-East Premier League title.