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Ladies one win from title

Posted on 29 March 2011  - 12:00

Spurs Ladies suffered a rare defeat at the weekend - but they can clinch the South-East Combination title on Sunday.

Ladies one win from title

Spurs Ladies suffered a rare defeat at the weekend - but they can clinch the South-East Combination title on Sunday.

The ladies need one more victory from their remaining three fixtures to take the top prize.

And it will all come down to next week as they play Cambridge Women at home on Sunday, travel to Ebbsfleet next Wednesday, April 6 and then complete their league campaign at Crystal Palace on Sunday week, April 10.

Norwich City are the only team who can catch Spurs but will need to win their three remaining fixtures and hope our ladies falter.

Manager Karen Hills is well aware that the final step is often the toughest. "All three teams we've left to play will make it as difficult as possible for us," she said.

"They will all be gunning for us won't want us to clinch the title against them.

"Teams have raised their game against us in the last few weeks and that will be exactly the same against Cambridge on Sunday."

Sunday's match is now at the Frederick Knight Sports Ground, kick-off 2pm.

Milton Keynes 2-1 Spurs Ladies

The ladies suffered only their third defeat in 19 games in the South-East Combination at Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Manager Karen Hills had few arguments after MK started brightly, took control and were 2-0 up before her team managed to fight back.

Kirsten Thompson and Jess Cheeseman had Spurs' best chances saved in the first half as a goal either side of half-time, the second from the penalty spot, saw them trail 2-0.

Emma Kayser (pictured) struck a fine response with 20 minutes left but despite dominating the final period, they couldn't find an equaliser.

Karen said: "The better team won on the day. They had a game plan, they pressed the ball, didn't give us a minute to settle and it worked.

"We've three games left of what has been a long season and we're all determined to get back to winning ways as soon as possible - starting on Sunday."