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So far, so good for Spurs Ladies

Posted on 21 July 2015  - 12:05

The early signs are promising as Spurs Ladies look to follow up their best-ever season.

Wendy Martin - on target against Bees and GillsKaren Hills

The team has won two out of two pre-season friendlies so far with last week’s 4-1 victory over London Bees followed up by a 2-1 success against Gillingham on Sunday.

A club-high fifth in the FA Women’s Premier League South last season, the ladies also matched their best-ever run in the FA Women’s Cup - losing out to WSL1 side and finalists Notts County in the fifth round - and reached the Ryman Women’s Cup Final.

New signing Jenny Moore, a former Charlton player back in the country after spending time in America, was on target alongside Wendy Martin, Bianca Baptiste and Rosie Kmita against London Bees while Wendy struck again against Gillingham, where Annabelle Costa capped a fine display with the second goal.

Manager Karen Hills has been happy with the first fortnight of pre-season.

“The girls have trained well and we’ve looked strong in the friendlies,” she said.

“We’ve a couple of new players in Jenny and Manuela Naprta, a powerful defender who has joined us from Brentford.

“We were quickly into our stride against London Bees in the first friendly and then grew into it after a slower against Gillingham.

“We played three 30-minute periods against Gillingham and eventually controlled the game. That control is what we’re looking for and the players are taking on board what we’ve been talking about in training, so it’s so far, so good.”

Next up for the ladies is a friendly against Norwich City this Sunday, July 26.