Addison bags quick hat-trick in dominant win over Lewes
Spurs Women 6-0 Lewes Women (Continental League Cup)
Wed 11 December 2019, 23:46|Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs Women marked their final home game of 2019 with a dominant 6-0 win as a Lucy Quinn brace, a hat-trick in four minutes from Angela Addison and a strike from Lucia Leon saw off Lewes in the Continental League Cup at The Hive on Wednesday evening.
In our final League Cup fixture of the season, Head Coaches Karen Hills and Juan Amaros made 10 changes to the side that earned a hard-fought 1-0 win against Brighton on Sunday (8 December), handing senior competitive debuts to Development Squad players Sofia Stovold, Elisha Sulola, and Renea Jarrett, who came off the bench in the second half.
Quinn got us off to a flying start when she curled a beautiful shot into the top right corner after a free-kick was played quickly into her path by Coral-Jade Haines just before the quarter-of-an-hour mark.
Lewes goalkeeper Faye Baker went off with an injury soon after the first goal, forcing defender Amy Taylor to take on goalkeeping responsibilities. She had to face a penalty within minutes when a shot by Haines was handled in the box by Filippa Savva and Quinn made no mistake from 12 yards by firing the spot-kick into the top corner to double her tally in the 23rd minute.
Chloe Morgan did well to prevent the visitors from pulling a goal back when she brilliantly parried a Meghan Wingsutton attempt away from danger after she found herself in a one-on-one situation in the 18th minute.
We made it 3-0 in the 34th minute when Addison took full advantage of Lewes failing to deal with a cross by breezing past Charley Boswell and curling a shot into the top corner from an acute angle.
Addison then bagged her second just a couple of minutes later when Rosella Ayane’s long-range shot crashed off the crossbar and the young forward tapped the ball into an empty net from six yards out.
But she wasn’t finished there. Our advantage was extended to five and Addison completed a sensational four-minute hat-trick in the 38th minute when she managed to scramble a headed effort into the net after a mix-up in the Lewes defence.
We kept the pressure on in the second half and got our sixth of the match in the 64th minute when Leon burst forward from defence and drove a low shot in at the near post past makeshift keeper Taylor.
Despite dominating possession for the remainder of the match and regularly peppering Lewes’ goal, we couldn’t find any more goals as the opposition held firm. But six goals and a clean sheet isn’t a bad way to mark our final home match of the calendar year.
At full-time, Head Coach Juan Amoros said: "We're very pleased, especially with the first half where we were very dominant. I think three girls are going to be going home really happy - Sofia, Elisha and Renea getting their debuts tonight, they completely deserve it so it was a very good evening overall. I was extremely happy to see the goals, Angela came back into the team and she got a hat-trick and I think we performed really well tonight in front of goal. Finishing the year at home with a 6-0 win and handing out three debuts really reflects the good work going on, especially in the Development Squad. Laura Kaminski and her coaching team are doing a fantastic job and it was only smiles this evening in the cold."
Spurs Women 6-0 Lewes Women
Spurs: Morgan, Leon, Schillaci (c), Stovold (Davison 62), Wynne, Furness (Jarrett 46), Sulola, Haines, Ayane, Quinn, Addison. Substitutes (not used): Spencer, Green, Peplow, Filbey, Worm.
Lewes: Baker (Quayle 16), Cleverly, Taylor, Jones (Webb 62), Rowbotham, Wingsutton, Boswell (Bacon 46), Donovan, Peter, Savva, Timoney. Substitutes (not used): Hutson, Bacon.
Goals: Spurs - Quinn 14, 23, Addison 34, 36, 38, Leon 64.
Referee: Joel Mannix.
Weather: Clear skies, three degrees.