Kerys Harrop on London derby point
Tue 08 September 2020, 13:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Defender Kerys Harrop, a debutant in our draw with West Ham on Sunday (6 September), says the team were disappointed not to come away with three points, despite our valiant efforts in our opening game of the season.
Kerys, who had featured for Spurs already in pre-season wins against Sheffield United and London Bees, made her competitive debut for the Club in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League opener at The Hive at the weekend.
Karen Hills and Juan Amoros’ side were unfortunate not to be ahead at the interval after Kit Graham struck the woodwork twice, before an own goal from Grace Fisk in the second half, following Lucy Quinn’s corner, gave us a 1-0 advantage in the London derby.
But our lead didn’t last long as Adriana Leon drew the Hammers level five minutes later with an unstoppable solo effort fired past Becky Spencer into the top right corner.
"We had some good chances and Kit hit the crossbar a couple of times as well, we're a little bit disappointed, but it's a point on the board at least," Kerys said after the final whistle at The Hive on Sunday.
“At this level, you have to take the chances that you get, they are few and far between, so we'll look at them and reflect, not just the strikers but the defenders too, we have to do better with the goal we conceded."
Focus turns to Sunday (13 September) when we travel to Walton Hall Park to take on Everton in our first away game of the season – kick-off against the Toffees is 1pm with the game being streamed live on The FA Player for fans to keep up with the action.
"It's good to get our legs going and get the first game of the season out of the way. I think it was a good battle from us, everyone worked their socks off and there were some tired legs at the end - that is all you can ask for. Now we have to go to Everton and get the three points on Sunday.”