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Ladies back on song

Posted on 8 September 2015  - 15:00

Spurs Ladies are helping out the West End production of 'Bend It Like Beckham' - and they are back on song in the FA Women's Premier League.

Amy Cooper challenges in Spurs Ladies' 2-0 win at Lewes on Sunday (photo: James Boyes)Avilla Bergin gets forward (photo: James Boyes)Shannon Moloney snaps in in midfield (photo: James Boyes)Toni-Anne Wayne claims the ball (photo: James Boyes)Lucia Leon (photo: James Boyes)

The team have been working with the cast for a number of months, teaching them football skills to perform on stage as part of the show which is currently running in London’s Phoenix Theatre in the West End.

Indeed, the cast were welcomed to a special training session at Hotspur Way a fortnight ago, just days after Spurs Ladies suffered a somewhat surprise FAWPL defeat against C&K Basildon at Cheshunt, albeit after being reduced to nine players.

Since that visit, Spurs Ladies have clicked back into gear again. They beat Lewes 5-0 in the League Cup last week and followed up with a 2-0 win at Lewes' Dripping Pan Stadium back in FAWPL action on Sunday.

Below: The players congratulate Wendy Martin after her spectacular opener at Lewes (photo: James Boyes)


Wendy Martin - one of the players who now finds herself on-stage with the cast of Bend It Like Beckham - was the star of the show.

The midfielder hammered home a 35-yard volley to open the scoring on 20 minutes before following up when Rosie Kmita struck the woodwork for 2-0 seven minutes later.

Assistant manager Juan Amoros described the win as 'massive'. "We lost our last league game and we really needed to win this one," he said.

"We beat Lewes last weekend but it's always a difficult away trip. They are a strong, physical team and it's tough for the players after a long trip in the coach, but they performed well and deserved the win.

"Three points and a clean sheet - perfect!"

Below: Spurs TV special: The ladies with the cast of Bend It Like Beckham - at Hotspur Way and in the West End


Spurs Ladies now have back-to-back home games in the FAWPL. They take on Forest Green at Cheshunt FC on Sunday (2pm) before returning to their Theobalds Lane base on Thursday week, September 17 to face Charlton (7.45pm).

Spurs Ladies v Lewes: Toni-Anne Wayne, Sophie McLean, Alex Keown, Lucia Leon (Riana Soobadoo 70), Amy Cooper (Maya Via 65), Wendy Martin, Shannon Moloney, Rosie Kmita, Katie O'Leary (Mollie Kmita 60), Leah Rawle.