FA Women’s Super League 2: Tottenham Hotspur Ladies sunk by clinical Brighton & Hove Albion Women
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FA Women’s Super League 2: Brighton & Hove Albion Women 2 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies left Culver Road with a frustrating 2-0 defeat after Brighton & Hove Albion Women struck late in each half during an end-to-end FA Women’s Super League 2 contest.
Ryah Vyse was equal to Ini Umotong’s strike off the left inside four minutes. Two minutes on, Umotong broke inside past Chloe Morgan but struck over.
Bianca Baptiste looked for Vyse’s surge into the box, but Lucy Gillett denied the cross after 10 minutes.
Jenna Legg assisted Danni Buet, who dragged wide from 18-yards two minutes later. Aileen Whelan’s left sided cross for Umotong needed Renee Hector to head away on 15 minutes.
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Vyse’s eye-catching free-kick saw Vicky Ashton-Jones deny Katie O’Leary a one-on-one after 20 minutes.
Jenna Schillaci cleared Fliss Gibbons’ cross out towards Legg, who struck the crossbar on 22 minutes.
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A minute later, Baptiste’s strike from a tight angle hit the upright with Gillett beat.
Morgan patted away Buet’s free-kick; Sophie Perry sent a cross towards the far-post for Lucy Somes to fire wide with 26 minutes played.
Baptiste’s delayed strike from 20-yards was caught low on 28 minutes. Perry’s cross into the box picked out Whelan, who volleyed wide on the half hour mark.
A minute on, Coral-Jade Haines sent Wendy Martin through, but Gillett rushed out to smother.
Somes’ cross was headed out by Martin for Buet to hit wide on 43 minutes. A minute later, The Seagulls took the lead. Chloe Peplow’s left sided free-kick looped over Morgan at the far post.
Just before the break, Ashleigh Neville volleyed Schillaci’s corner towards goal, but a crowded box denied her from troubling Gillett.
Peplow’s low driven 25-yard free-kick was touched wide by Whelan six minutes into the second-half.
Haines’ splitting pass sent O’Leary through the middle, but Ashton-Jones recovered on 57 minutes.
Two minutes later, Legg’s low cross was inches from meeting Whelan at the back-post, but Neville tracked back to hook away.
Haines’ 25-yard chip was caught on 65 minutes and four minutes later, Haines’ volley from afar was tipped over by Gillett.
Spurs were denied an equaliser after Baptiste burst through and placed past Gillett, only to be deemed offside 13 minutes from time.
Hannah Mackenzie’s cutting pass over the top found debutante, Andreya Ezekiel-Meade, who placed past Gillett but Ashton-Jones cleared with five to go.
Albion doubled their lead in stoppage-time when Umotong, off the right, placed across to Amanda Nilden who slotted in.
Brighton & Hove Albion: 1. Lucy Gillett, 6. Vicky Ashton-Jones, 5. Laura Rafferty, 3. Sophie Perry, 35. Chloe Peplow (8. Kirsty Barton 86), 14. Jenna Legg (10. Kate Natkiel 78), 4. Danni Buet, 11. Fliss Gibbons, 7. Lucy Somes, 16. Aileen Whelan (34. Amanda Nilden 60), 9. Ini Umotong. Substitutes (not used): 24. Sophia Pharoah, 36. Marie Hourihan, 17. Natalie Taylor.
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies: 21. Chloe Morgan, 29. Ashleigh Neville, 6. Renee Hector, 11. Jenna Schillaci, 19. Ryah Vyse, 4. Josie Green, 23. Coral-Jade Haines (45. Andreya Ezekiel-Meade 80), 10. Wendy Martin, 8. Bianca Baptiste, 14. Katie O’Leary (17. Lauren Pickett 76), 34. Rea Laudat (12. Hannah Mackenzie 66). Substitutes (not used): 1. Chloe Crook.