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Under-10's reports 2004-05

 

04.09.2004
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 0
Ware Youth Boys U10 2
Friendly

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05.09.2004
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 0
Chelmsford City U10 0
Friendly

Both sides came close to scoring in this evenly matched friendly, with both keepers denying the players goals at both ends.

The crossbar denied Spurs a late winner, when Hollie Watson hit a free-kick that bounced off the crossbar and over, but in the end the draw was a fair result in a match played in very hot conditions and in a very good spirit. 

 

11.09.2004
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 P
Garston Blues U10 P
Herts Girl's Football League
Postponed - Garston failed to turn up.
Other results

Denham United  0   Bushey Rangers  0
Luton Town Belles  0   Stevenage Borough Vixens  7
Hemel Hempstead  4   Hitchin Town Belles  0

 

18.09.2004
Hemel Hempstead Town Girls U10 0
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 9
Herts Girl's Football League
The Spurs girls lined up for their first league match of the season.  From the whistle they showed they meant business with a number of shots being unleashed, unfortunately they didnít quite hit home.  Finally after constant pressure, Tottenham took the lead when Bobbi Cubberley let fly with five minutes gone, with a cracking shot that ended up in the left hand top corner.  Many more chances came and went for the Tottenham side, as they remained camped in the Hemel Hempstead Town end.  

The second goal came two minutes later and was an exquisite strike by Laura Newby created by Vicki Blake. Tottenham continued to pile pressure on the Hemel defence and their persistence paid off when Vicki struck the back of the net following a superb corner by Charlotte McLucas, after nine minutes had elapsed.

The midfield including Paige McHenry continued to pester their Hemel Hempstead Town counterparts and defence, which once again paid dividends, when Bobbi Cubberley slid in her second goal of the day, after 21 minutes.  In the last few minutes of the first half Marva Kreel danced through the Hemel defence to score number five for Tottenham.

The second half started in the same fashion as the first, with the Tottenham girls pushing their opponents back into their own half.  After a drop ball incident, Hollie Watson came from the back to volley the teamís sixth goal into the top right hand corner of the net on the stroke of 30 minutes. 

Shortly afterwards Lilly Tyrimos (goalie) who had seen nothing of the ball swapped with Katie Bell who was in the midfield.  Lilly soon got down to the task in hand and a ball was threaded through to Bobbi Cubberley who grabbed her hat-trick on 35 minutes.  

Paige McHenry had grown in confidence throughout the match and her reward came when she scored the eighth for the team on 41 minutes.  Charlotte McLucas who had played a very important role in the midfield, made some excellent runs through the defence, but on every occasion the Hemel goalie managed to just hold on to the final shots. 

Bobbi Cubberley scored the last goal of the day on 49 minutes and her fourth of the morning. 

The player of the match was Paige McHenry, who had battled throughout the game and had delivered some excellent passes to her teammates.  Overall this was a very entertaining match and an excellent team effort in their first competitive match of the season.

Tottenham  : - [7-a-side - rolling subs used]
1 Lily-Anna Tyrimos
3 Paige McHenry
4 Marva Kreel
6 Hollie Watson
7 Laura Newby
8 Vicki Blake
9 Katie Bell
10 Charlotte McLucas
11 Bobbi Cubberley

Other results :
Bushey Rangers  1 Hoddesdon Owls  2
Stevenage Borough Vixens  1   Garston Purples  3   
Bedwell Rangers  1   Hemel Hempstead  7
Hitchin Town Belles  0   Luton Town Belles  1

 

 

25.09.2004
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 10
Bedwell Rangers U10 0
Herts Girl's Football League
Sporting their new Tottenham kit the Under 10ís had a dream start to the game with Charlotte McLucas scoring within 30 seconds of the whistle, from an excellent individual run through the middle. This goal set the tone for the rest of the match with Spurs forcing the away side back into their own half. 

Goal number two came from an excellent flowing move, which involved a number of the Tottenham squad and was firmly struck home by Laura Newby after four minutes.  The midfield continued to pile on the pressure and a number of well-worked moves unfortunately didnít quite hit home.  This trend didnít last long however and Laura drove the ball into the goal, after it had bounced back off the goalie after 12 minutes and number three was in the bag. 

From Bedwell's kick-off, the midfield in the guise of Charlotte McLucas, Bobbi Cubberley and Marva Kreel, started to move the ball around nicely and some excellent searching passes were strung together.  It wasnít long before their efforts were rewarded with goal number four, being blasted home by Bobbi Cubberley after 15 minutes.  This goal was followed up by another a minute later, slotted away by Marva Kreel, who had got herself into a good position in the box and tucked it away in the bottom left hand corner, before the goalkeeper could react.  

The first half was coming to a close, but Tottenham hadnít finished with their goal fest.  After a corner had been drilled across the Bedwell goal mouth, Katie Bell pounce on the opportunity and very coolly stroked the ball with the inside of her boot into the bottom left hand corner, delivering her first goal of the season and Tottenhamís sixth of the day. 

Tottenham came out in the second half, looking for more scoring opportunities, which they soon capitalised on when Charlotte McLucas scored her second and made it 7-0 for the team after 23 minutes.  This goal seemed to inspire Bedwell Rangers, who started to move out of their own half and for the first time really in the match, the defence of Hollie Watson and Vicki Blake were called into action.  The defence however, ensured that Bedwell didnít progress any further up the pitch and goalkeeper Lilly Tyrimos was an interested spectator for most of the game.  

For a 10-minute spell the Spurs girls created chance after chance, but their previous finishing power, suddenly deserted them.  It took the captain Bobbi Cubberley to lead the way with goal number eight after 36 minutes, which came out of some disciplined passing that left Bedwell defence in disarray.  Bobbi Cubberley secured her hat-trick three minutes later, for the second week in a row, when on a break, the Bedwell goalkeeper suddenly found herself staring at three Tottenham players charging towards her, with the ball. 

Tottenham hit double figures when, with a minute left on the clock, the ball was turned in by Vicki Blake, after a cross from Charlotte McLucas.  This was a fitting end to the game and after her goal in each half and her work rate throughout the match, Charlotte McLucas was named player of the day.  Once again this was an excellent team effort and the quality of the passing and movement continues to progress.

DAVID WATSON

Tottenham  : - [7-a-side - rolling subs used]
1 Lily-Anna Tyrimos
3 Paige McHenry
4 Marva Kreel
6 Hollie Watson
7 Laura Newby
8 Vicki Blake
9 Katie Bell
10 Charlotte McLucas
11 Bobbi Cubberley

To view Paul Newby's match photos click here.

Other results :
Hoddesdon Owls  2    Stevenage Borough Vixens  3
Hemel Hempstead  8   Garston Blues  0
Denham United  1   Hitchin Town Belles  0

 

02.10.2004
Stevenage Borough Vixens U10 0
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 6
Herts Girl's Football League
The girls lined up on a sloping, wind-swept pitch for their toughest test to date in the league against Stevenage Borough Vixens. 

From the kick off the Spurs girls started with the same pattern of attack as in previous games and it wasnít long before they were pitching their tents in the oppositions half.  The pressure from Laura Newby up front, supported by the midfield of Charlotte McLucas, Marva Kreel and Bobbi Cubberley was intense, with shots raining in from all angles.  Stevenageís goalkeeper pulled off some excellent saves to deny Tottenham time after time.  The level of passing and movement from the whole team was truly entertaining to watch and you just knew it would only be a matter of time before the breakthrough would come.

Rather surprisingly it didnít come from open play, but from a penalty after a handball incident in the Stevenage box.  Bobbi Cubberley coolly stepped up to the mark and blasted the ball in the bottom left hand corner of the net after seven minutes.

This was the signal that Tottenham needed and number two came a few minutes later, following an excellent movement from the midfield.  Vicki Blake came out from the back to step past a number of defenders and wallop the ball into the top of the net before the goalie had time to react.

The level of skill from the girls continued at a high standard and a great example of it was delivered by Marva Kreel, who beat a number of players in the penalty area and then turned back on herself to slot number three into the goal after 16 minutes.

To this point, Stevenage had been totally outplayed and dominated by Tottenham Hotspur.  However, they started to pick themselves up and come at the Tottenham midfield and defence, where Hollie Watson and Vicki Blake held firm.  Stevenage continued to push forward and try without success to thread some passes through to the front line and this was how the first half ended, with the score at 3-0.

Both sides came out ready for action in the second half and for a time it was a real battle in the midfield, in the guise of Charlotte McLucas, Katie Bell and Paige McHenry, which stood firm against the Vixens pressure.  The Stevenage playmaker tried time after time to get past the defence, but some timely and firm challenges by Hollie Watson and Vicki Blake, ensured that Stevenage didnít have one shot on target from open play.

Keeper Lily Tyrimos was called into action a number of times from corners and she ensured, with her firm and brave interceptions of the ball, that nothing got passed her.  Tottenham weathered this extra pressure and it wasnít long into the second half (27 minutes) that Bobbi Cubberley scored number four for the team after an excellent threaded pass from Katie Bell, who had been pushing forward constantly.

Laura Newby had been denied on countless occasions in the first half and her presence up front had worried the Stevenage defence for most of the game.  Lauraís reward however, finally came on the stroke of 30 minutes, drilling the ball firmly home after some great movement by the midfield.

Page McHenry, struck the final goal of the game home from a very well worked corner in the last minute of the game.

The team had come through their greatest test so far with flying colours and had raised their overall performance to another level.  The player of the match was Vicki Blake, who had performed to a high standard at both ends of the pitch.

DAVID WATSON

Tottenham  : - [7-a-side - rolling subs used]
1 Lily-Anna Tyrimos
3 Paige McHenry
4 Marva Kreel
6 Hollie Watson
7 Laura Newby
8 Vicki Blake
9 Katie Bell
10 Charlotte McLucas
11 Bobbi Cubberley

To view Paul Newby's match photos click here.

Other results :

Bedwell Rangers  0    Luton Town Belles  2
Bushey Rangers 1 
   Hemel Hempstead  3
Garston Blues  1  
  Denham United  6
Hemel Hempstead Town Girls  0
    Garston Purples  8
Hitchin Town Belles  0
    Hoddesdon Owls  2

 

09.10.2004
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 8
Hitchin Town Belles U10 0
Herts Girl's Football League
Straight from the kick off, Tottenham went on the attack and it was clear from the outset that the girls meant business. Some lovely flowing moves were put together and the first goal came within two minutes from some excellent passing which ended with Marva Kreel slotting the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

This was quickly followed by number two, a minute later, when Laura Newby tucked the ball away, once again following an excellent pass from Bobbi Cubberley.  Laura Newby found herself on the score sheet again after five minutes, scoring after another well-worked move down the right hand side of the pitch, involving Bobbi and Marva.

The midfield of Charlotte McLucas, Bobbi Cubberley, Marva Kreel and Vicki Blake from defence, dominated the middle of the park and the opposition were on the ropes and reeling from the constant pressure being applied.

This domination was enhanced further when Laura Newby secured her hat trick and number four for the team after only 12 minutes.  This goal was a shot by Laura Newby from outside the penalty  area, which hit the inside of the left hand side of the post and went into the back of the net.

Hitchin at this point started to get more into the game and whilst they struggled to get past the defence of Hollie Watson and Vicki Blake, they were making more of a game of it.

The Spurs girls however werenít finished and following one of Tottenhamís trademark short corners, Bobbi Cubberley struck the ball firmly towards goal, which deflected by one of the Hitchin girls past the goalkeeper to make it 5-0.

Charlotte McLucas, delivered goal number six after breaking through the Hitchin defence, with Paige McHenry and Laura Newby, following a timely pass by Katie Bell.

At half time, the keeper Lily Tyrimos, who had only seen the ball from a distance, swapped with Charlotte McLucas.  It was clear from the start of the second half that Hitchin were determined not to let any more goals go pass them.  They had retreated into their own half and the re-shaped, so that the Tottenham side found it very hard to break down their defences.  Indeed Hitchinís best attempt on goal, came after a rather over enthusiastic tackle by one of the Tottenham players resulted in a free kick just outside the area.  The free kick was played in and it resulted in a goalmouth scrabble, with the ball finally being cleared by Hollie Watson.

There were some attempts on the Hitchin goal by Paige McHenry, after a well-worked move, which was well saved and a long-range effort from Hollie Watson, which went wide.  A little frustration started to creep into the Tottenham side and unfortunately Marva Kreel had to be substituted after an injury was sustained.

This seemed to spur the girls on once again and following a short corner, Bobbi Cubberley beat a number of players to produce a very good individual goal and the seventh for the team after 30 minutes.

The crowd had to wait another nine minutes before the last goal of the game was delivered, by whom other than Laura Newby who had an outstanding game.  The goal was however, well worth waiting for after Laura picked up the ball from her own half and then ran at great pace into the Hitchin goal area to coolly drill the ball low past the goalkeeper.  This goal rounded off an excellent game for Laura Newby, who quite rightly won player of the match award.  It was a good team effort with every member of the squad delivering what was asked of them.  

David Watson

Tottenham  : - [7-a-side - rolling subs used]
1 Lily-Anna Tyrimos
3 Paige McHenry
4 Marva Kreel
6 Hollie Watson
7 Laura Newby
8 Vicki Blake
9 Katie Bell
10 Charlotte McLucas
11 Bobbi Cubberley

Other results :
Denham United  3    Hemel Hempstead
Town Girls  0     
Hoddesdon Owls  -    Bedwell Rangers  -    
Stevenage Borough Vixens  0    Bushey Rangers  1 
    
Garston Purples  6  
  Garston Blues  0

For photos from the match click here.

 

16.10.2004
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 10
Hoddesdon Owls U10 1
Herts Girl's Football League
The Tottenham girls lined up ready for this important match, with the added twist being that the Tottenham captain Laura Newby had previously played for Hoddesdon Owls.  The start was very tense and exciting with Hoddesdon creating the first few chances, although they were well marshalled by Hollie Watson and Vicki Blake in the Spurs defence.

It wasnít long however before the superior skills, movement and passing of Tottenham girls started to shine through and the first goal came within the first five minutes. It came at the end of an excellent movement down the right hand side of the pitch where Charlotte McLucas crossed the ball to Bobbi Cubberley, who squared it to Laura Newby to slot it away.  The tension broke as sections of the crowd went wild.

The pressure was now firmly on Hoddesdon and Laura made it goal number two on the stroke of seven minutes after another exciting flowing move, between Vicki, Bobbi and Laura herself.

The Spurs team were on fire and the next goal came after some slick passing from Vicki to Laura Newby down the left hand side of the pitch.  Laura drilled the ball passed the keeper to secure her second hat trick in the last two games.

Hoddesdon started to push forward once again at the Tottenham defence, but Hollie and Vicki werenít going to let anyone break through and they managed to keep the visitors out of the danger zone.  The ball was moved around nicely, but it was another 10 minutes before a break-through was delivered, despite a near miss by Laura Newby.  This time it involved a memorable 30 yard side footed pass from Katie Bell to Charlotte McLucas, who wasted no time in thumping the ball past the keeper for goal number four, just before the half time whistle.

Both sides came out after the break looking to get stuck in and the Spurs keeper Lily Tyrimos was called into action a few times to collect the ball from her penalty area, as Hoddesdon tried to deliver long balls to their strikers.

Katie had a shot on goal, which was saved and Laura narrowly blasted a ball over the bar.

After 25 minutes, Bobbi Cubberley scored an excellent goal, when she picked up the ball from deep in her own half and managed to run at pace the entire length of the pitch to slot the ball passed the keeper for the fifth Tottenham goal.

This was followed a few minutes later by an excellent second goal from Bobbi, supplied by a well timed pass from Marva Kreel to make it number six.

Those two were at it again a minute later, which resulted in yet another hat trick from Bobbi Cubberley and another "hat trick hero" trophy for the mantle piece.

Despite the score, Hoddesdon had never given up and the pressure from them had created an excellent battle in the middle of the park.  The Owls finally broke free from the Spurs defence and despite a well-saved shot by Lily Tyrimos, they managed to score on the re-bound and Tottenham had conceded their first goal of the League season.

The crowd held their breath, what would they do now ? 

The Tottenham girls responded in a fashion which typifies the outstanding winning team spirit they have created, by delivering an immediate response.  The ball was passed from the back by Hollie through to Charlotte, who carried it up the park and then played a square ball to Bobbi Cubberley who nut-megged the  keeper to make it 8-1.

With only five minutes left on the clock, Spurs werenít quite finished and an audacious 25-yard strike by Paige McHenry managed to squeeze itself past the keeper.

Laura Newby had not completed her mission for the day, however and she scored a marvellous individual goal, running down the left hand side of the pitch, past many of her ex-team-mates to deliver the tenth and final goal of the day. 

Whilst the score line doesnít really reflect it, Hoddesdon were probably the strongest team Tottenham had faced in the league to date and the team delivered a truly spectacular performance.  Whilst there were many potential candidates, the player of the day was Katie Bell, who had managed to come from her sick bed and deliver her best performance of the season so far.  Well done.

DAVID WATSON

Tottenham  : - [7-a-side - rolling subs used]
1 Lily-Anna Tyrimos
3 Paige McHenry
4 Marva Kreel
6 Hollie Watson
7 Laura Newby
8 Vicki Blake
9 Katie Bell
10 Charlotte McLucas
11 Bobbi Cubberley

Other results :

Hemel Hempstead  2    Denham United  0    
Luton Town Belles  2     Garston Blues  0    
Bushey Rangers  7 
    Bedwell Rangers  0    
Hemel Hempstead Town Girls  0
     Stevenage Borough Vixens  7    
Hitchin Town Belles  0
     Garston Purples  4     

 

23.10.2004
Bushey Rangers U10 0
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U10 2
Herts Girl's Football League
The Tottenham girls finally arrived after a long journey for some, little knowing that they were about to face an even greater challenge than the battle the week before.

It was a grey overcast day, with drizzle in the air and the pitch was soft and muddy. From the whistle, the Spurs girls sprang into action and it could have been one nil within the first 20 seconds, but unfortunately Laura Newby couldnít quite deliver the finish required. 

Bushey Rangers however, were undaunted by this attack and started to pressurise the Tottenham midfield and the defence of Vicki Blake and Hollie Watson were called into action far quicker than had happened in previous games. 

The girls seemed a little out of sorts and were slower to the ball than had been previously this season.  The midfield did battle hard to try and work a way through the Bushey Rangers defence, which was on them in a flash.  When the Tottenham girls started to pass the ball around, which was proving a little more difficult in the wet conditions, they started to create chances, which regrettably the normally very reliable strike force of Laura Newby, Charlotte McLucas, Marva Kreel and Bobbi Cubberley couldnít quite capitalise on. 

The best chance for Tottenham came after 10 minutes of the first half, when a ball was threaded through from Vicki Blake to Charlotte McLucas and the Bushey keeper suddenly found herself surrounded by Charlotte, Laura and Bobbi, each had an attempt at goal and it was finally a goal mouth scrabble that cleared the ball off the line. 

Bushey Rangers were very quick on the break and created some good space, which on occasions Tottenham were slow to react too.  It should be noted that Bushey didnít have one attempt on goal in the first half, which in part was due to the very solid defending by Hollie and Vicki, aided by the midfield of Marva, Bobbi and Charlotte coming back to support. 

The keeper Lily Tyrimos was shouting encouragement to the girls and patrolled her goal like a panther, ready to spring into action at a moments notice.  

Despite a number of good chances, the girls found themselves going in at half time not in the lead, which was once again a new experience for them. 

Manager Gerry McLucas called the girls round for a team talk, giving his normal words of encouragement and pointing out some tactical changes that were required to deliver the winning goal, which had alluded them in the first half. 

The girls started far brighter in the second half and despite the rain getting a little heavier they once again applied pressure on the Rangers.  The Bushey keeper had other ideas and shots from Bobbi Cubberley, Paige McHenry, Marva Kreel, Charlotte McLucas and Laura Newby were all saved brilliantly, time after time. 

Hollie Watson made a number of timely clearances of the ball, which on occasions turned dangerous situations into attacking opportunities.  Her fellow defender Vicki Blake also delivered some excellent tackles and the Tottenham back line held firm. 

Just when the Spurs girls and the supporters felt that a goal would never come, there was a good passing move from Paige McHenry to Charlotte McLucas, who then squared it to Bobbi Cubberley and we saw the ball finally fly pass the out stretched hand of the Bushey keeper on the stroke of 23 minutes.  

The Tottenham girls tried very hard to make it number two, but once again the left hand side of the Bushey defence and the keeper decided that wasnít going to happen that easily and all the midfielders and the strike force of Laura Newby were constantly frustrated. 

Despite the pressure that Bushey applied, they didnít have a shot at goal in the second half from open play either and Hollie and Vicki were now starting to take turns in pushing up the park.  This saw a run by Hollie to get past three players on the right hand side and Vicki have one or two shots herself from just outside the area, which were blocked by the opposition. 

Goal number two finally came from a throw in by Vicki Blake to the feet of Laura Newby, who struck the ball into the back of the net after 36 minutes.   

The girls had really worked hard, in difficult conditions and they all knew that they had faced their biggest test to date and had managed to grind out a win, after many frustrating moments and chances on goal which hadnít been buried as had happened in previous games.

Hollie Watson was awarded player of the match for her excellent work in the defence and Vicki Blake was also thanked for her partnership with Hollie. Well done to the whole team.   

David Watson 

Tottenham  : - [7-a-side - rolling subs used]
1 Lily-Anna Tyrimos
3 Paige McHenry
4 Marva Kreel
6 Hollie Watson
7 Laura Newby
8 Vicki Blake
10 Charlotte McLucas
11 Bobbi Cubberley

To view the Newby's match photos click here.

Other results :
Denham United  0   
Luton Town Belles  1     
Bedwell Rangers  1     Hemel Hempstead Town Girls  1     
Hoddesdon Owls  0    Garston Purples  5  
   
Stevenage Borough Vixens  1   
Hemel Hempstead  2    
Garston Blues  0    Hitchin Town Belles  1
     

For more games from this season, click here

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