GREATER LONDON LADIES LEAGUE
Spurs Ladies 3-3 Southend United
Key decisions went against the ladies as they failed to hold onto 2-0 and 3-2 leads against Southend.
Southend's first goal, with Spurs 2-0 up, looked suspiciously offside and their late equaliser came via a hotly-disputed penalty.
Spurs played well early on and took just eight minutes for their first decent attempt as Chloe Theocharis, a summer signing from Enfield Ladies, shot just past the post from long range. Zoella Freeman was the next just wide with a lob four minutes later.
Theocharis shot over after 20 minutes but it was soon 1-0 when Freeman's fine individual effort from the edge of the area found the bottom corner.
Mo Cordes had a shot turned around the post but from the corner Theocharis shot home through a crowd of players to make it 2-0.
Southend's debatable opener made it 2-1 within a minute and after 28 minutes was 2-2 with a shot from close range.
Five minutes into the second half Gill Blackmore ran from the Spurs half before hitting the side netting with a shot from inside the area but Spurs grabbed the lead five minutes later as the impressive Cordes swept the ball into the net from a cross by Lorraine Sparrow.
Freeman hit the woodwork from 15 yards and Cordes produced a fine save from the visiting keeper as Spurs pushed forward for the fourth - only to be denied by the late penalty.
Spurs Ladies Hills, Brigitte, Curtis, Djoshkoun, Herrett, Farnum, Blackmore, Theocharis, Cordes and Freeman. Subs: Sparrow, Daniells.
A SEVERLY weakened reserve outfit were beaten 8-0 in the Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy at Colney Heath. The Spurs side contained several youngsters with no less than six players making their senior debuts and came up against a well organised Colney Heath side. Despite the scoreline, goalkeeper Claire Bloomfield pulled off several fine saves to avoid an even bigger defeat.
Spurs Ladies Reserves: Bloomfield, S. Jones, Dow, Southgate, McEachern, Fish, McGhee, Groves, Heaven, Sammon, Cole. Sub Black
THE UNDER-15s came from 4-2 down to beat Old Elizabethans in the Herts Girls League with a hat-trick from Meroulla Lazorou and goals from Rosi Webb and Katie Jackson.
SARAH Green and Laura Glover were on target as the Under-14s lost 4-2 in a friendly against Kent Magpies Under-15s.
THE UNDER-12s fought back three times before finally losing 4-3 against Hemel Hempstead in the HGL. Goalscorers were Bonnie Cullinan (2) and Jessica Richards.
BARNET Copthall provide Sunday's away test in the GLLL for the first team on Sunday (2pm). The reserves also travel to Watford Reserves (2pm). The Under-14s face Arsenal away in the London Youth Cup quarter-final while the Under-12s host Harpenden Town at Frederick Knight SG (2pm).