Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC Under-16s

2007-08

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01.09.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 1
West Ham United U16 4
Friendly

Despite a limited pre-season, the U16s played their part in an entertaining friendly against Essex League champions, West Ham United.
 
West Ham started the sharper of the two sides and were ahead after only 10 minutes.  However, Spurs gained composure and confidence and were rewarded when an in-swinging corner from Leesa Shields was turned into the net by the West Ham goalkeeper.
 
Just before the break, Spurs went behind again when they failed to clear their lines.  West Ham added a further two after the break without reply to finish 4-1 winners.
 
Despite the result, it was a good run out for the team with a lot of positive signs for the season ahead.

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
1 Ricole Vyse
3 Stavroulla Panayiotou
4 Shikiera Richards-Lake
5 Alex North
6 Rebecca Hunneyball
7 Ryah Vyse
8 Alex Small
9 Dee Gilbert
10 Leesa Shields
13 Charlie Archer
18 Becky Shephard
Subs.  :  -  11 - Semma Halil, 19 - Natalie Howard

 

02.09.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 3
THLFC Reserves 3
Friendly

With their second game of the weekend, the Under 16s took on the Reserves in a friendly.
 
In a tough, physical affair, with the early season bragging rights at stake, the Under 16s were the first on the scoreboard through Alex Small.  However, the Reserves batted back to draw level in the closing stages of the half.
 
In the second half, the U16's quickly bagged two goals through Becky Shepherd and Alex Small to take a 3-1 advantage, but again the Reserves battled back in the last ten minutes with two goals to leave the honours even at 3-3.
 
A much better performance than the Saturday fixture, the balance of the team looked a lot better and the team were much sharper in the last third.

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
1 Ricole Vyse
3 Stavroulla Panayiotou
4 Shikiera Richards-Lake
5 Alex North
6 Rebecca Hunneyball
7 Ryah Vyse
8 Alex Small
9 Dee Gilbert
10 Leesa Shields
13 Charlie Archer
18 Becky Shephard
Subs.  :  -  11 - Semma Halil, 19 - Natalie Howard

 

09.09.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 18
Lea Valley United U16 0
Friendly

The Spurs Ladies Under-16s finished off their pre-season fixtures with an emphatic 18-0 win over HCGFL U16 Division 2 newcomers.
 
After some dogged resistance by Lea Valley in the opening ten minutes, Spurs managed to hit 10 goals in the first half and a further eight after the break.
 
Dee Gilbert proved a real handful for the Lea Valley defence scoring a double hat-trick, ably supported by a Sophie Petros hat-trick with further goals from Becky Shephard (2), Rebecca Hunneyball (2), Semma Halil, Ryah Vyse, Charlie Archer, Shikiera Richards-Lake and Stavroulla Panayiotou.
 
Manager Glenn Weaver said, "Although this was a big score line, we still played some nice football in patches.  The Lea Valley goalkeeper also pulled off a series of good saves and we hit the woodwork on six occasions !  It's a confidence booster for the team who start next week in probably the strongest league since I started in girls football.  The challenge will be great for the team in their last season before they move in adult football."

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
13. Charlie Archer 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 14. Sophie Petros
  18. Becky Shephard 9. Dee Gilbert  
Used sub.  :  -  11 - Semma Halil

 

16.09.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 3
Denham United U16 1
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1

The Spurs Ladies Under 16s got off to a good start to the season with a 3-1 home victory against Denham United in the HCGFL.

After an opening period when both sides took time to settle, Alex Small put Spurs 1-0 up following a through ball from Ryah Vyse.  Spurs started to put together some attractive moves and move involving five players starting from goalkeeper Ricole Vyse saw Becky Shepherd finish well past the Denham United keeper.

In the second half, Spurs had the majority of possession without turning this into goals.  With seven minutes left, Denham United were awarded, and converted, a penalty.  This jolted Spurs back into action and in time added on, Alex Small scored to make it 3-1.
 
Manager Glenn Weaver said, "Overall, a pleasing performance with some nice football at times.  Cup final one of 21 is over and we need to be at 100% each week to compete in this tough division.  Alex Small is looking stronger and stronger every game and I thought Charlie Archer did a good job alongside Shikiera at the back.  Luton will be tough next week, but the girls need these fixtures as they prepare for the women's game next year."

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
10. Leesa Shields 13. Charlie Archer 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 14. Sophie Petros
  8. Alex Small 9. Dee Gilbert  
Unused subs  :  18. Becky Shephard, 20. Natalie Howard, 11 - Semma Halil 
To view match photos click here.
Other Results :

Luton Town  0     Bedwell Rangers  2    
Watford Ladies  2    
 
Enfield Town  3    
QPR  7    Southend United  1    

 

23.09.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 2
Luton Town U16 2
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
The Spurs Ladies Under 16s came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Luton Town in the HCGFL on Sunday.
 
After conceding a sloppy goal in the opening 90 seconds after failing to clear a corner, Spurs started to come back into the game and were rewarded when good work down the right from Becky Shepherd was converted by Stavroulla Panayiotou.
 
Play tended to shift from end to end over the rest of the first half with both defences holding strong.
 
In the second half, Luton regained their lead following the award of a penalty, but again Spurs came back and Becky Shepherd scored after good work from Alex Small.
 
Both sides gave it their all in the closing stages, but a draw was probably the fairest result.
 
Manager Glenn Weaver said, "We've got through two of our 21 'cup ties' this season.  I'm pleased that we came back twice to draw that shows our battling nature.  Ricole Vyse again put in a great performance and the whole of the defence was strong in another physical encounter.  We need to start linking out play a little better through the midfield but this will come.  Watford will be a strong test next week to keep the unbeaten run going".

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 14. Sophie Petros
  8. Alex Small 18. Becky Shephard  
Rolling subs used :  9. Dee Gilbert, 20. Natalie Howard, 11. Semma Halil, 10. Leesa Shields
Other Results :

Denham United  0     Watford Ladies  5      
Enfield Town  6    
QPR  1   
Southend United  0    
Bedwell Rangers  1    

 

30.09.2007
Watford Ladies U16 1
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 0
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
The Under-16s can count themselves highly unlucky in not achieving a least a point as the lost narrowly to Watford Ladies 1-0 in the HCGFL on Sunday.
 
Watford had the best of the early exchanges and took the lead after 17 minutes when a speculative cross from the right sailed beyond Ricole Vyse.  Spurs were always there or thereabouts in the first half, but the ball failed to run kindly in the penalty box at the right time.
 
In the second half, the Spurs girls battled throughout, with again not much luck in the last third.
 
The Spurs Player of the Match was Patrizia Leo for a fantastic performance at right back.

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 10. Leesa Shields
  8. Alex Small 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used :  18. Becky Shephard, 20. Natalie Howard, 15. Jay Morgan, 11. Semma Halil, 14. Sophie Petros
Other Results :

Bedwell Rangers  v Enfield Town  - match postponed (away win awarded)
Luton Town  6     Southend United  0    
QPR  7    Denham United  0    

 

07.10.2007
Enfield Town U16 1
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 4
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
The Spurs Ladies Under-16s dented Enfield Town's 100% league record on Sunday with a 4-1 victory at the Walker Ground.
 
Dee Gilbert opened the scoring for Spurs with less than three minutes played, but Enfield equalised less than a minute later.  It was the impressive Gilbert who again battled through to put Spurs back ahead with the match clock not having reached six minutes yet !
 
The game developed into a tough midfield battle for long periods, but in the 20th minute, Dee completed her hat-trick after clipping in a low corner from Leesa Shields.
 
The second half saw Enfield apply the pressure for a long period with the whole Spurs side defending superbly.  Tottenham increased their lead to 4-1 when Becky Shepherd pounced on a ball parried out by the Enfield keeper following a Shields free-kick.
 
In time add on, Enfield were awarded a penalty, but Ricole Vyse pulled off a fine save to make the final score 4-1.
 
Manager Glenn Weaver said, "It was a battling performance from start to finish.  I was pleased that the changes made in the midfield combination worked and really pleased for Dee Gilbert to score a hat-trick.  We now have three forwards scoring regularly, adding different elements to the team play according to the opposition.  We must match these types of performance every week to move towards the top of the table in this extremely tight division.  The result must now go in the bag and we move on to play Bedwell Rangers next week who are another strong side."

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 10. Leesa Shields
  14. Sophie Petros 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used :  8. Alex Small, 18. Becky Shephard, 20. Natalie Howard
Other Results :

Denham United  0     Luton Town  7    
Bedwell Rangers  1    
QPR  0   
Southend United  1     Watford Ladies  4      

 

14.10.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 2
Bedwell Rangers U16 2
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
In a game of swinging fortunes, the U16 secured a 2-2 draw against Bedwell Rangers.
 
Spurs started brightly and were 2-0 at the break through goals from Dee Gilbert and Alex Small. However, after the break Bedwell game back into the game and equalised after two defensive errors. 
 
The last ten minutes were nip and tuck with both sides looking for a winner but the final score remained 2-2.      
 
Manager Glenn Weaver said, "After playing some great football in the opening stages, the first goal from Bedwell seemed to shake the confidence of the team.  The second Bedwell goal opened us through the centre which has been one of strongest areas in recent weeks.  Bedwell are a never say die team and gave everything in the later stages.  The match again looked like a solid adult fixture and yet another tough fixture." 

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 15. Jay Morgan
  14. Sophie Petros 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used :  18. Becky Shephard, 20. Natalie Howard, 11. Semma Halil, 8. Alex Small
Other Results :

Southend United  10     Denham United  1    
Watford Ladies  1    
 QPR  1   

 

21.10.2007
NO GAME
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Other Results :

Denham United  0     Bedwell Rangers  8    
Enfield Town  5
     Southend United  0    
Luton Town  2     Watford Ladies  3    
 

 

28.10.2007
Southend United U16 1
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 0
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
The Spurs Ladies Under 16s disappointingly slipped to a 1-0 away defeat against Southend United in the HCGFL on Sunday.
 
Spurs failed to take the advantage of a strong wind behind them in the first half and we made to pay the price when poor defending from a corner saw Southend score unchallenged in the 63rd minute.

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 15. Jay Morgan
  8. Alex Small 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used :  18. Becky Shephard, 11. Semma Halil, 14. Sophie Petros
Other Results :

Denham United  1     Enfield Town  5    
Luton Town  4     QPR  0   

Watford Ladies  3    
 
Bedwell Rangers  1    

 

04.11.2007
QPR U16 3
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 0
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
It was just not going to be the Under 16's day as they were defeated 3-0 by a lively QPR side in the HCGFL.
 
With traffic problems on the both the M25 and North Circular, the majority of the team arrived five minutes before kick-off.  It was no surprise that some sloppy play from the Spurs kick-off saw QPR race through and score with less than 30 seconds on the clock.
 
Spurs then steadied themselves and were unlucky not to have drawn level after two good efforts from Jay Morgan.     
 
In the second half, Spurs were not tight enough down their left hand side and QPR bagged a further two goals, one which was from the penalty spot.

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 15. Jay Morgan
  8. Alex Small 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used :  18. Becky Shephard, 20. Natalie Howard, 14. Sophie Petros
Other Results :

Enfield Town  v Luton Town  - match postponed (Home win awarded)
Bedwell Rangers  5     Southend United  2    
Watford Ladies  9    
 
Denham United  0    

 

11.11.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 P
Southwark Caribbean U16 P
London FA Youth U16 Cup - First Round
Match postponed.
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Other League Results :

Enfield Town  2     Watford Ladies  3      
Bedwell Rangers  0     Luton Town  1    

Southend United  4    
QPR  3    

 

18.11.2007
Luton Town U16 5
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 2
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
With seven players either ill, injured or unavailable, the Under 16s put up a brave performance in losing 5-2 to Luton Town in the HCGFL on Sunday.
 
Luton opened the scoring in the first five minutes, but Spurs quickly found their feet and started to defend well and break on the attack.  In the 22nd minute some neat inter-change work down the Spurs left saw Dee Gilbert put through to side foot past the Luton goalkeeper.
 
With just seconds before the break, Luton won a free-kick on the edge of the Spurs box and caught Spurs cold as they quickly despatched this into the top corner of the goal.
 
Spurs continued to battle, but Luton pushed the lead to 4-1 before a good through ball from Natalie Howard saw Becky Shepherd strike home a sweet left foot shot to make it 4-2.  In the closing minutes, Luton squeezed home another goal  to make the final score 5-2.
 
Manager Glenn Weaver said, "It was a difficult situation going into the game with only 10 players but full marks to the girls for their battling spirit throughout.  Sophie Petros had no hesitation in going in goal and did a great job with her encouragement throughout.  Dee Gilbert turned in yet another strong performance, this time in central midfield.  I was also pleased with Victoria Matthews on her debut for a performance full of running.  We now have three tough games at home and must use this game as a stepping stone for an improved run." 

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  14. Sophie Petros  
31. Victoria Matthews 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 9. Dee Gilbert 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 20. Natalie Howard
  - 18. Becky Shephard  
No subs.
Other Results :

Enfield Town  2     Bedwell Rangers  3    
Denham United  2    
Southend United  3    
QPR  0    
Watford Ladies  0      

 

25.11.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 0
Watford Ladies U16 1
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1

The Spurs Ladies Under 16s pushed division leaders Watford Ladies all the way before finally succumbing to the only goal of the game a minute into injury time.  

Spurs battled well throughout and although under pressure for long periods of the game, were always dangerous on the counter attack.

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  1. Ricole Vyse  
13. Charlie Archer 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 31. Victoria Matthews
  18. Becky Shephard 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used : - 11. Semma Halil, 14. Sophie Petros, 20. Natalie Howard, 10. Leesa Shields
Other Results :

Enfield Town  5     Denham United  2    
QPR  3     Bedwell Rangers  1    

 

02.12.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 P
QPR U16 P
Home Counties Girl's Football League  - Under-16 Division 1
Match postponed - water logged pitch.
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Other Results :

Luton Town  8     Denham United  0    
Southend United  v  Enfield Town  - match postponed (Home win awarded)

 

09.12.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 P
Eltham Town U16 P
London Youth FA Under-16 Cup - Semi-final
Match postponed - water logged pitch.
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Other League Result :

Southend United  3     Luton Town  0    

 

16.12.2007
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies U16 0
Eltham Town U16 1
London Youth FA Under-16 Cup - Semi-final
The Under 16s put up a fantastic performance before losing in the narrowest of margin 1-0 to Eltham Town FC in the London Youth FA Cup semi-final.
 
In a game of few chances, it was both the defences that had the upper hand throughout. However, it was Eltham Town who opened the scoring with 15 minutes to go, heading home from a free kick close to the goal-line.
 
Spurs continued to battle to the end, despite the loss of Patrizia Leo and Charlie Archer to injury, but couldn't find that elusive equaliser.
 
Glenn Weaver said, "Another top game played by two excellent teams with players that will go on to make great seniors.  Spurs battled fantastically throughout and I am personally proud of every one on them.  Best wishes to Patrizia and Charlie who got injured in this game and to Ricole who is having a knee scan this week."

GLENN WEAVER

Tottenham Hotspur : - 
  10. Leesa Shields  
13. Charlie Archer (18. Becky Shephard) 5. Alex North 4. Shikiera Richards-Lake 21. Patrizia Leo (sub. 20. Natalie Howard)
3. Stavroulla Panayiotou 6. Rebecca Hunneyball 7. Ryah Vyse (c) 3. Jay Morgan
  8. Alex Small 9. Dee Gilbert  
Rolling subs used : -  14. Sophie Petros
To view match photos please click here.
No other League results

 

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