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Ladies up and running

Posted on 8 September 2009  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Under-11s kicked-off their season in style on Sunday.

Ladies up and running

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Under-11s kicked-off their season in style on Sunday.

The team won a friendly tournament at Frederick Knights Sports Ground after winnig three games, drawing one and not conceding a goal!

The girls held the Crystal Palace Under 10s and Under 11s sides to goalless draws, beat Peterborough United 1-0 and West Ham United 2-0 before taking three points from our Under 10 Whites side in a 2-0 victory giving them the points needed to win the tournament.

Goals from Rosie Johnson and Kally Anne Westgarth, new girls Emily Tibbs and Immy Lancaster both took the girls to the top of the table, while the rest of the team all played their part as the team was rotated in the warm conditions to give the side confidence for the coming season.

Squad: Izzy Lewis, Carlota Franques, Joely Harris Tharp, Kally Ann Westgarth, Emily Tibbs, Flo Donald (c), Ronnell Humes, Rosie Johnson, Immy Lancaster.

THE FIRST team - pictured below and with manager Karen Hills and skipper Ebony Caben-Goodey pictured right - has kicked-off life in the Women's South-East Combination with a win, two draws and a loss.

An away trip to Ipswich Town on the opening day saw the team come back from 1-0 down to secure a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from new signings Vanessa Storey and Emma Kayser.

High-flying Gillingham - who have scored 37 goals in four games - were held to a respectable 3-1 defeat.

Ebbsfleet United were the visitors to Broxbourne Borough FC as THLFC fell behind to a first half goal before battling back well, hitting the woodwork twice before Storey scored a headed goal from a rebound to earn a point.

The next game ended 1-1 as well, with Tottenham holding local rivals Enfield Town to a home draw.

Ladies

OTHER MATCHES

Saturday, September 5

Cambridge City U15s 1
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U15s 1

FRIENDLY

A friendly meeting between teams who won their own league and cup double last season ended with honours even as Spurs Ladies Under-15s visited their counterparts of Cambridge City.

An open game gave Spurs the chance to field four new summer signings and the team slipped into a familiar groove as they attacked smoothly and defended with strength. Although both sides stopped any scoring chances in the first half, City took the lead with 15 minutes left, when a striker created room to shoot past the Tottenham keeper.

The Spurs team keep playing their game and two new girls combined, with Megan Oates setting up Sam Delves to fire home an equaliser. Both sides pushed for the winner, but had to be satisfied with a draw.

Squad: Lily Tyrimos, Saskia Collins, Vicki Blake, Hollie Watson (c), Clara Littlechild, Lydia Maher, Katie Fray, Sam Delves, Megan Oates, Sarah Brennan, Charlotte McLucas, Sophie Gardiner, Bobbi Cubberley, Shoshana Field, Blerta Berisha.

Sunday, September 6

LNER 0
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Thirds 4

GLRWFL - DIVISION 3 NORTH

The Spurs Ladies Third team, who were formed over the summer, produced a very good performance to keep a clean sheet and hit four goals against LNER in the Greater London Regional Women's Football League Division 3 North.

A young team, with some players with first team experience, put in an impressive first appearance at this level, with a goal a couple of minutes from half-time when Ruby Marlow converted a through ball.

After settling into their roles, Kate Wilson smashed home the ball to round off a flowing move for 2-0 and then Becky Shephard and a second from Marlow earned the team, encouragingly lead by skipper Geena Gordon, to a fine first victory for the young ladies.

Team: Chelsea Spurrier, Marit Undheim, Stephanie Le, Katie Wilson, Paris James, Clare Singh, Geena Gordon, Aimee Rose (Eleanda Taladianou), Charlotte Copeland (Chloe Kraemer), Becky Shephard, Ruby Marlow.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Reserves 1
Hackney Women 2

GLRWFL - DIVISION 1

A reshaped Spurs Reserves side started their first campaign in the Greater London Regional Women's Football League Division 1 with a narrow 1-2 defeat by an experienced Hackney Women's side.

An opportunist goal for Hackney, when they seized on a loose ball to hit the net gave the visitors the lead, but Spurs were playing some decent football and soon after the second half kicked off, Tottenham equalised with Natasha Ademakinwa calmly stroked the ball past the keeper.

However, with confidence flowing through the team, conceding a soft goal let Hackney Women return home with all three points.

Team: Fiona Butterfield, Dom Clarke, Leesa Shields, Jenny Curtis, Kerry Daniells, Charlie Archer, Fran Hussey, Beth Richards (Sam O'Brien), Laura Gardiner, Chelsea Orridge-Golding (Carly Williams), Natasha Ademakinwa. Unused subs: Dee Gilbert, Amanda O'Neill.