Tottenham Hotspur Ladies -

Under-13 team

Season 2002-03

1.9.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13's

Hitchin Belles

0

4

Friendly
Fielding eight new signings, the Under 13's took on last year's HGFL runners-up, Hitchin Belles, in a friendly fixture at the Frederick Knight Sports Ground.

Spurs took a while to settle and were under heavy pressure in the early stages but coped well with the central defensive partnership of Abi Hutchinson-McKay and Cassidy Bentley looking a solid unit.

Spurs fell behind after 24 minutes when they failed to clear a Hitchin Belles corner. Within six minutes, Spurs again failed to clear the lines from a corner and Hitchin went two up at the break. To make the situation worse, Spurs also lost their goalkeeper Rochelle Alexander with an arm injury whilst conceding the second goal.

Spurs looked more lively after the break and runs from wide midfield players, Jessica Richards and Chanel Breen, offer Spurs several good openings. However, Hitchin Belles again caught Spurs failing to clear their lines twice more in the last 15 minutes to eventually finish 4-0 victors.

 

 

15.9.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

QPR U13

1

1

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's pulled off an excellent 1-1 draw in the HGFL against last year's champions Queens Park Rangers.  With five players making their league debuts for Spurs, QPR took up the early running and took the lead after 15 minutes.  Spurs battled back and Jessica Richards equalised for Spurs before the break.

In the second half, Spurs continued to battle hard.  QPR missed a penalty late on and handed Spurs their first point of the season.

TEAM: - Williams, Boyce, Alexander, Bentley, Richards (sub. Lodge), Chapman, Cullinan, Parker, Breen, Hutchinson-McKay, Farace (sub. Wedderburn)

 

 

22.9.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Hemel Hempstead U13

1

2

Herts. Girls Football League

The Spurs Under 13's battled hard in a tough game, but slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat to Hemel Hempstead in the HGFL.

Kelly Farace was on the mark as the Spurs goalscorer.

TEAM: - 

 

 

29.9.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Denham United U13

4

1

Herts. Girls Football League

Although not firing on all cylinders, the Under 13's comfortably beat Denham United Ladies 4-1 in the HGFL. 

With goals from Jessica Richards, Laura Parker, Bonnie Cullinan and Kelly Farace, Spurs went on to record their first victory of the season in fine style.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Kelly Boyce
Rochelle Alexander
Abi Hutchinson-McKay (Sub : Roisin Fletcher)
Kelly Farace
Cassidy Bentley (Sub:Lillie Chapman)
Emma Marshall (Sub: Lizzie Lodge)
Jessica Richards
Bonnie Cullinan
Laura Parker
Chanel Breen
Subs Not Used: Lauren Wedderburn, Megan Livens

 

 

13.10.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

St. Albans Rangers U13

13

1

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's were in excellent form on Sunday when they convincingly beat St. Albans Rangers 13-1 in the HGFL.   

It rained goals as well as the wet stuff as Jessica Richards and Yasmin Palmer lead the way with four goals each, with further goals coming from Chanel Breen, Lillie Chapman, Kelly Farace, Laura Parker and an own goal.  To round off the scoring, even the St. Albans goal was scored by a Spurs player !!

TEAM: - 
Chanade Watson
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Lizzie Lodge
Lauren Wedderburn
Jessica Richards
Lillie Chapman
Jodie Smith
Megan Livens
Laura Parker (sub. Yasmin Palmer)
Kelly Farace (sub. Chanel Breen)

 

 

20.10.2002
Stevenage Borough U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

2

8

Herts. Girls Football League

Striker Yasmin Palmer continued her rich vein of scoring as she hit four goals in the Under 13's HGFL fixture against Stevenage Borough Juniors.

With the team making advances on the Stevenage goal, further goals were added by Jessica Richards (2), Kelly Farace and an own goal.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Lizzie Lodge
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Rochelle Alexander
Kelly Boyce (sub. Lauren Wedderburn),
Jessica Richards
Kelly Farace
Roisin Fletcher
Laura Parker
Bonnie Cullinan (sub. Chanel Breen)
Yasmin Palmer

 

 

27.10.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Harpenden Colts U13

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Postponed - high winds

 

 

3.11.2002
Luton Town Belles  U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

1

2

Herts. Girls Football League

Coming from a goal behind, the Under 13's gained an excellent 2-1 victory over high flying Luton Town Belles in the HGFL. 

Spurs goalscorers were Kelly Farace and Yasmin Palmer.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Cassidy Bentley
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Rochelle Alexander
Emma Marshall (sub. Kelly Boyce)
Jessica Richards
Lillie Chapman
Chanel Breen
Laura Parker (sub. Bonnie Cullinan)
Yasmin Palmer
Kelly Farace

 

10.11.2002
Buntingford  Cougars U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Match postponed

 

17.11.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Harpenden  Colts U13

1

5

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's slipped to a 5-1 defeat against Harpenden Colts in the HGFL.
Harpenden were on top for large periods of the game and it wasn't really until the last 15 minutes that the Under 13's fully applied themselves.
Jessica Richards was the Spurs goalscorer.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Lizzie Lodge
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Rochelle Alexander
Emma Marshall
Jessica Richards
Lillie Chapman
Chanel Breen (sub. Laura Parker)
Roisin Fletcher
(sub. Lizzie De Asha)
Yasmin Palmer
Kelly Farace

 

 

24.11.2002
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Northwood

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

 

1.12.2002
Denham United U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Postponed

 

8.12.2002
Hitchin Belles U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Postponed - waterlogged pitch

 

15.12.2002
St. Albans Rangers U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Postponed - waterlogged pitch

 

5.1.2003
QPR U13 
Tottenham Hotspur U13
-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Postponed - waterlogged pitch

 

12.1.2003
Denham United U13
Tottenham Hotspur U13
-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

.

TEAM: - 

 

19.1.2003
Hitchin Belles U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

0

3

Herts. Girls Football League

After an extended lay off, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U13 bounced back into form with an excellent 3-0 victory over high flying Hitchin Belles in the HGFL.

After a tight first half, Spurs took the game to Hitchin and were rewarded through goals from Bonnie Cullinan, Kelly Farace and Yasmin Palmer.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Lizzie Lodge
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Cassidy Bentley
Kelly Boyce (sub. Roisin Fletcher)
Laura Parker (sub. Lizzie De Asha)
Jodie Smith
Lillie Chapman
Kelly Farace
Bonnie Cullinan
Yasmin Palmer

 

26.1.2003
Hemel Hempstead U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13 

2

2

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's kept in the hunt for the League Championship with a creditable 2-2 draw against Hemel Hempstead.

Goals from Jessie Richards and Bonnie Cullinan helped earn a vital point in the race for the top spot.

TEAM: - 

 

2.2.2003
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Buntingford Cougars U13

-

-

Herts. Girls Football League

Match postponed

 

9.2.2003
St. Albans Rangers U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

1

8

Herts. Girls Football League

Despite going a goal behind, the Under 13's eventually ran out 8-1 winners
against St. Albans Rangers in the HGFL.

Yasmin Palmer helped herself to a five goal haul, while Bonnie Cullinan, Lillie Chapman and Jessica Richards all added to the total tally as Spurs ran out comfortable winners in the end.

TEAM: - 

 

16.2.2003

Tottenham Hotspur U13

Stevenage Borough Juniors U13

12

0

Herts. Girls Football League

Tottenham fired a broadside of goals to sink Stevenage Borough Juniors in this Herts. Girls Football League match at Frederick Knights sports ground.

As early as the fifth minute, Tottenham made their intentions clear, when Roisin Fletcher shot wide when through on goal.  From the resulting goal-kick, the ball went to Yasmin Palmer on the edge of the box and she shot low past the keeper to open the scoring.  Five more minutes and another goal, this time produced as a result of a long through ball by Rochelle Alexandra, latched onto by Bonnie Cullinan, who slipped it past the keeper to double the lead.

Bonnie scored her second when she chased down a ball into the box and the goalkeeper's clearance bounced back of her into the net in the thirteenth minute, which proved to be lucky for the Tottenham forward.  Straight from the kick off, Spurs put together a flowing move.  Cullinan, on the half-way line, swept the ball wide right to Palmer, who ran forward putting in a great low ball into the box.  Unfortunately, it just evaded Cullinan and Parker as they ran in, with a defender just knocking the ball out of play before it was put away.

Bonnie Cullinan was having a lot of the possession at this stage and showed good skill to make some space when surrounded by defenders on the "D".  Her shot was deflected wide for a corner, which was cleared to Lizzie Lodge.  Hitting a shot from outside of the penalty area, it flew in past the keeper, despite her getting a hand to it.  That was after twenty minutes and just a minute later, there was controversy when Cullinan thought she had wrapped up her hat-trick, after chipping the ball over the diving keeper, but the referee adjudged that the ball had gone into the side netting and wide, rather than in and through the goal net.

The home side only had to wait until the 24th minute to rack up number five, when Lodge received the ball from a Stevenage goal-kick and burst into the left side of the area before unleashing a powerful shot for her second goal of the match and the season.  Spurs were now almost unstoppable and a minute later made it 6-0, with Kelly Farace getting on the scoresheet after a neat pass from Lillie Chapman.

The next passage of play was bogged down in midfield for a while, but in the 34th minute, Chapman found Cullinan on the edge of the box.  Bonnie shielded the ball and picked out the bottom left hand corner of the net to seal her hat-trick just before half-time.

At the break, Megan Livens replaced Roisin Fletcher and Rochelle Alexandra went in goal, with Rebecca Williams moving up front for the second half.

And it was Williams who had the first chance of the second half with a shot into the side netting, then Palmer shot across goal and Cullinan straight at the keeper.  Bentley Cassidy made a good challenge as a Stevenage break threatened the Spurs penalty area, before Tottenham went on the attack again.  Six minutes into the second half, Cullinan took a free-kick on the left wing, floating it into the middle of the area.  It was met by a Williams volley that hit the bar and bounced down for Kelly Farace to score from close range to net Spurs' eighth goal.

With eleven minutes gone in the half, the Borough keeper did well to save Chapman's high shot and then in the next minute, Megan Livens scored her first goal for the club.  Laura Parker crossed the ball, Megan had a shot from point blank range that hit the keeper in the face, Lillie was involved in a  goalmouth scramble and the ball broke to Livens who shot home from close range.

Halfway through the half, another scramble saw Williams, Palmer and Cullinan all have efforts blocked by the keeper and the defence and the team had to wait until the 24th minute of the half to take the score into double figures.  Yasmin Palmer went on a long run, fed Cullinan, who moved the ball Kelly Farace and in turn, onto the left side of the box, where Megan Livens was waiting.  She produced a delicate chip over the keeper that went just under the bar for her second of the match.

Yasmin Palmer was trying to add her to her total with three efforts all off target and another that the keeper pushed aside for a corner, while Rebecca Williams had a shot on the turn saved.  With just four minutes remaining, a Chapman volleyed pass split the Boro defence down the middle and Cullinan stayed cool to slot home past the keeper for her fourth goal of the match.

The scoring was rounded off with the best goal of the game right on time.  The ball was cleared to Lillie Chapman, who was standing 25 yards out and she teed herself up for a "Jamie Redknapp" style volley that went over the keeper's head and dipped under the bar to make the final score 12-0.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Lizzie Lodge
Rochelle Alexandra
Cassidy Bentley
Kelly Boyce 
Roisin Fletcher  (sub. Megan Livens)
Laura Parker 
Lillie Chapman
Kelly Farace
Bonnie Cullinan
Yasmin Palmer
For photos from the match click here

 

23.2.2003
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Northwood U13

3

0

Herts. Girls Football League

A disappointing performance by the Under-13s saw them overcome Northwood, but not without some problems.

Two goal Kelly Farace and another strike by top scorer Yasmin Palmer gave Tottenham the win, but joint manager Alex Cullinan said he would have hoped for a more cohesive performance.  The side did not use the possession they had to the best effect and also backed off the Northwood players when they had the ball, allowing them to get a foothold in the match.

With tougher matches against the top teams to come, it is hoped that the team can show some improvement in their consistency to push for the top from their current fourth position.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Kelly Boyce
Emma Marshall
Lauren Wedderburn (sub. Rochelle Alexander)
Lizzie Lodge
Megan Livens (sub. Lizzie De Asha)
Roisin Fletcher
Laura Parker (sub. Lillie Chapman)
Kelly Farace
Bonnie Cullinan
Yasmin Palmer

 

2.3.2003
Denham United U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

3

3

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's were involved in a match of swinging fortunes.  After going in at the break with a 2-0 lead through two Yasmin Palmer goals, Denham United battled back into the game to take a 3-2 advantage. 

It was left for a Jessica Richards free-kick to level the scores and save the Under 13's from defeat with just five minutes left on the clock.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Kelly Boyce
Rochelle Alexander
Abi Hutchinson-McKay (sub. Megan Livens)
Lizzie Lodge
Jessica Richards
Kelly Farace
Lillie Chapman
Roisin Fletcher
Bonnie Cullinan (sub.  Laura Parker)
Yasmin Palmer

 

9.3.2003
Harpenden Colts U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

0

1

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's pulled off a fine 1-0 victory over Harpenden Colts that
stills leaves them in championship contention. 

Spurs took the lead as early as the second minute from Kelly Farace. The game then swung from end to end with both teams having chances. 

Spurs now face a massive game at home to second place QPR next Sunday at the Frederick Knight Sports Ground.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Cassidy Bentley
Rochelle Alexander
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Lizzie Lodge
Jessica Richards
Kelly Farace
Lillie Chapman
Laura Parker  (sub. Roisin Fletcher)
Bonnie Cullinan   
Jodie Smith

 

16.3.2003
Tottenham Hotspur U13

QPR U13

0

4

Herts. Girls Football League

Despite a battling performance, Queens Park Rangers ran out convincing winners in this top of the table clash. 

Spurs were under pressure for long periods of the match and were unable to make much from the possession they had, while Rangers punished them ruthlessly.  Showing why they are second in the table the visitors ran in four goals without reply, but the Tottenham girls kept competing to the end on a day when little went right for them.

TEAM: - 

 

23.3.2003
Buntingford Cougars U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

1

10

Herts. Girls Football League

The Under 13's keep their championship hopes alive with a convincing 10-1 victory over lowly Buntingford LFC. 

Bonnie Cullinan lead the way with five goals assisted by further goals from Jessica Richards (2), Kelly Farace, Lillie Chapman and Rebecca Williams.

TEAM: - 
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Rochelle Alexander
Roisin Fletcher
Lizzie Lodge  (sub. Lauren Wedderburn)
Jessica Richards
Kelly Farace
Lillie Chapman
Rebecca Williams
Jodie Smith  (sub. Laura Parker)
Bonnie Cullinan   
Megan Livens

 

30.3.2003
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Luton Belles U13

1

1

Herts. Girls Football League

Despite having opportunities, Spurs Under 13's had to settle win a 1-1 draw against top of table Luton Town Ladies FC. 

After Luton took the lead in the first half, Spurs took the game to their opponents and were unlucky on several occasions.  It was left to Bonnie Cullinan to gain Spurs the point with a 30 yard free kick in the second half, still leaving Spurs in with a mathematical chance to win the championship with four games left.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Abi Hutchinson-McKay
Rochelle Alexander
Cassidy Bentley
Lizzie Lodge
Jessica Richards
Lillie Chapman
Laura Parker  (sub. Roisin Fletcher)
Jodie Smith
Kelly Farace
Bonnie Cullinan   
Unused sub. : - Megan Livens

 

6.4.2003
Northwood U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

0

7

Herts. Girls Football League

Birthday girl Kelly Farace celebrated in some style as she despatched a first half hat-trick as the Under 13's marched to a 7-0 victory against Northwood.

Spurs other goalscorers were Jessica Richards, Laura Parker, Roisin Fletcher
and Lillie Chapman, as the girls maintain their free-scoring record this season.

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Emma Marshall
Rochelle Alexander
Roisin Fletcher
Lizzie Lodge
Jessica Richards
Kelly Farace
Lillie Chapman
Laura Parker  (sub. Lauren Wedderburn)
Jodie Smith 
Lizzie De Asha (sub. Bonnie Cullinan)

 

13.4.2003
Hemel Hempstead U13

Tottenham Hotspur U13

0

2

Herts. Girls Football League Cup

Spurs slumped out of the League Cup with a 0-2 defeat on the road at Hemel Hempstead.

TEAM: - 

 

11.5.2003
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Hitchin Belles U13

1

4

Herts. Girls Football League 

The Under 13's squeezed in their home fixture with Hitchin Belles yesterday afternoon.

The Under 13's slipped to a 4-1 home defeat in their penultimate home league fixture against Hitchin Belles. After a goalless first half, Hitchin Belles scored three times in the first ten minutes of the second half to knock Spurs back. Bonnie Cullinan managed to claw one back with ten minutes to go before Hitchin Belles sealed off the game with a goal in the closing stages. 

TEAM: - 
Rebecca Williams
Cassidy Bentley
Rochelle Alexander
Emma Marshall (sub. Megan Livens)
Lizzie Lodge
Jodie Smith
Lillie Chapman
Jessie Richards
Kelly Farace
Roisin Fletcher (sub. Yasmin Palmer)
Bonnie Cullinan

 

18.5.2003
Tottenham Hotspur U13

Buntingford Cougars U13

12

0

Herts. Girls Football League 

The Under 13's finished off the season in fine form with a 12-0 home victory against Buntingford Cougars. 

Bonnie Cullinan hit five to finish the season at the club's top goalscorer with further goals from Jessica Richards (3), Kelly Farace (2), Lizzie Lodge and Lizzie De Asha. 

TEAM: - 
Roisin Fletcher
Megan Livens
Rochelle Alexander
Lizzie Lodge
Lizzie De Asha
Jessie Richards
Kelly Farace
Laura Parker
Bonnie Cullinan
Lauren Wedderburn
Emma Marshall

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