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Final means everything to Spurs Ladies

Posted on 14 April 2015  - 16:00

Spurs Ladies want some silverware to show for their best-ever season.

Skipper Jenna SchillaciWendy Martin

Still competing for the FA Women’s Premier League title, the ladies are unbeaten in league action so far in 2015 and reached the fifth round of the FA Women’s Cup for the first time in 20 years.

They played Women’s Super League opposition for the first time in competitive action in that FA Cup run as they lost out to Notts County at Meadow Lane. Notts County are now in the semi-finals of the competition that will hold its final at Wembley for the first time in August.

Next up for Spurs is the big one - the Ryman Cup Final against FAWPL South rivals Charlton Athletic at Ware FC on Thursday night (April 16, 7.30pm).

“This match means everything to us,” said skipper Jenna Schillaci as the team prepares for a first cup final since landing the London Cup back in 2012.

“We’ve worked really hard this season, the team is gelling well and now we’ve reached a cup final.

“It’s been five years in the making and now it’s all coming together. It’s all about team spirit, everyone understanding each other and sheer hard work in training and we’re starting to see the rewards.”

Wendy Martin, a regular goalscorer from midfield, added: “As Jenna said, we’ve worked hard, bonded on and off the pitch and we’re playing some of the best football we’ve played so it would be perfect to finish the season on a high by winning a trophy.”

The team comfortably beat Charlton last time out in the FAWPL but that was back in September and the Addicks have stormed up to third in the table since then and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup where they unluckily lost out to WSL side Everton on penalties on Sunday.

“It will be a very different game this time around,” added Wendy. “Charlton are playing really well, they look strong so we know we have to go out and put in a good performance but if we play our best football, I’m confident we can win.”