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Posted on 31 August 2012  - 07:42

Spurs Ladies suffered a 3-1 defeat against Millwall Lionesses in the FA Women's Premier League, Southern Division on Sunday.

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Having suffered a 4-0 reverse at Brighton on the opening day, Karen Hills’ side were hoping to get their first win this season.

But it wasn’t to be as the visitors took the initiative and a 3-0 lead before Spurs pulled a goal back, but it was too little, too late.

The ladies made a bright start with Jess Cheeseman, Amy Cooper and Shannon Maloney linking up well in the middle of the park. There was a great opportunity for us to take the lead in the opening five minutes when Bianca Baptiste beat her player from the left-hand side but with only the keeper to beat, played it straight into the her hands.

It was Millwall who opened the scoring after 20 minutes with Emma Whiter out-muscling the Spurs defence to fire past Jo Ayre. But Spurs continued to work hard, stuck to the game plan and were again unlucky when Baptiste beat the left-back only to see her shot crash off the crossbar.

Millwall’s Abigail Igbavboia doubled their lead just before half time, beating two defenders and finding the top corner and she then set up Whiter for her second just five minutes after the restart to make it 3-0.

We hit back on the hour, Baptiste's shot falling to Chloe Burr who followed up to score, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

Manager Karen said after the game: “This was a disappointing result for us as I feel we did enough to get at least a point from the game.

“We created the better chances but just couldn’t find the back of the net which was our problem. The girls are continuing to work hard and are staying positive as we know the results will start to come together very soon.”

Spurs Ladies: Ayre, Orridge-Golding (Wilson 65), Downie, Heath, Schillaci, Cheeseman, Maloney (O’Halloran 75), Cooper, Burr, Baptiste.