The u15s played host to
Hampstead U15 for the first league game of the season on a day that saw
Spurs hit top form.
The u15s had a full squad
to choose from for the match and opened the scoring after only five
minutes when Siobhan Jones found Renata Inniss in the box. Renata turned
and shot into the corner of the net to make the score 1-0.
With seven minutes on the
clock Nikki Hunnable crossed to Renata who in turn found Jemma Young in
the penalty area. Jemma took aim but saw her shot blocked. Luckily for
her the ball came straight back to her feet and she made sure the second
time firing high into the net to score her first goal for Spurs Ladies
and make the score 2-0.
The Spurs backline had to
be in their guard against an unknown opponent in the early stages of the
game and both Harley Keenlyside and Katie Mills were called into action
to cut out probing runs from Hampstead attackers.
After 16 minutes Renata
picked the ball up in midfield, having been found by Rosie Kmita, and
took the ball into the box before lashing the ball home to grab her
second of the game and make the score 3-0 to Spurs.
Renata completed a
quick-fire hat-trick on 18 minutes after being found on the edge of the
box by Charlotte Dean before firing home to make the score 4-0.
With 33 minutes on the
clock a cross from Laura Smith found Renata who teed up Phoebe Eshen to
open her account for Spurs and make the score 5-0 to the u15s.
On 34 minutes Whitney
Tango picked the ball up on the edge of the penalty area. Her shot was
blocked but the rebound fell to Ayse Mustafa who slotted home from close
range to make the score 6-0.
Almost straight from the
restart a goal kick was intercepted by Ayse. Ayse found Whitney who
fairly lashed the ball home to open her account for the season making
the score 7-0 at half time.
Laura was having a very
good game on the right flank and fed Whitney with a precise pass on 40
minutes. Whitney promptly found Siobhan with her back to goal and the
latter turned and drove the ball home to make the score 8-0 to Spurs.
Spurs best goal of the
game came on 43 minutes when good interplay between Katie and Laura
started a move that resulted in Laura whipping in a dangerous cross that
was flicked on by Siobhan to Phoebe who calmly planted the ball into the
side of the net to claim her second of the game and make the score 9-0.
With 48 minutes on the
clock Whitney demonstrated some great hold up play waiting for support
which arrived from Siobhan who need no second invitation to score her
second of the match making it 10-0 to the u15s.
On 52 minutes Phoebe
picked the ball up on the left and passed to Rosie who had made a great
run from midfield. Rosie took the ball into the box and fired into the
far corner making it 11-0 to Spurs.
After 58 minutes after
making a great run down the left flank Rosie found Renata in the penalty
area with her back to goal. Renata ‘turned on a sixpence’ before lashing
the ball home to claim her fourth to make the score 12-0.
Georgie Richings and Molly
Kmita were tidy at the back with Molly letting fly with a couple of
shots from distance in the second half.
On the hour a dangerous
cross from Laura found Jemma in the box who shot into the corner of the
net making the score 13-0 to Spurs.
Jemma scored her second
goal in as many minutes to complete her hat-trick and make it 14-0 when
she collected a ball on the edge of the box and fired home.
On 62 Laura picked the
ball up on the right wing and fired in a shot on goal. The bounce of the
ball deceived the Hampstead keeper to make the score 15-0 to Spurs.
Ayse took aim from
distance a minute later and beat the keeper to record her second goal of
the game making the score 16-0.
On 64 minutes Renata
grabbed her fifth and Spurs seventeenth when she fired home as the
Hampstead team tired.
It was Ayse’s turn to
complete her hat-trick on 66 minutes when she fired home from close
range making the score 18-0.
The avalanche of goals in
the last few minutes continued when on 68 minutes Siobhan fed Renata who
needed no second invitation to make it 19-0 grabbing her sixth of the
match in the process.
With a minute to go a goal
kick from Daisy O’Sullivan was picked up by Nikki who found Whitney in
space. Whitney took the ball through the centre of defence before
smashing the ball home to grab her second and make the final score 20-0
A statement of intent –
maybe – but on the day the girls were absolutely outstanding and should
be congratulated. Well done too to Hampstead who kept trying despite
running into a Spurs team in ruthless form and only having ten players.
thlfc u15 player(s) of the match:
25 Rosie Kmita and 12 Laura Smith.