Hills delighted with character of Spurs Ladies after victory
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The Lilywhites fought back from a goal down to see off London Bees 2-1 on Sunday
Karen Hills was thrilled after Tottenham Hotspur Ladies started the new FA Women’s Championship season with all three points following a 2-1 win over London Bees.
Spurs had to come from a goal down to win at Cheshunt FC with a penalty by Coral-Jade Haines levelling the scores before Josie Green’s excellent strike secured a late victory.
Hills said: “In the first half we found it tough and they made it very difficult, but in the second half we got more players on the ball and built in confidence.
“I felt in the second half we were much better. We rode our luck in the first half but in the second we showed great character to turn the game around.”
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Green’s stunning goal will live long in the memory for everyone present on Sunday and Hills was delighted for the midfielder.
She added: “Josie’s worked so hard in training since we came back in for pre-season. She is instrumental to our midfield and is an absolute warrior. Her goal would have been worthy of winning any game at any level.”
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The Tottenham boss was also delighted to start the season with a win at home and was quick to mention the tremendous support they had at Theobalds Lane in front of 362 spectators.
“The crowd made a massive difference, they encouraged and helped our girls, so we want to say thank you to them,” Hills said.
“We want to make this a hard place for teams to come and turn it into a bit of a fortress. I hope the supporters enjoyed the game, I thought it was a great spectacle and I hope they return to see us continue onto winning ways.”
Tottenham will aim to build on this when they travel to Yeovil Town on Sunday for a Continental Tyres Cup Group One South tie.
After two games, Spurs have three points after a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and a 10-9 shoot-out win against Brighton & Hove Albion last time out following a 2-2 draw.
Once they return from their long trip to Somerset, Hills’ girls will get ready for more Championship action.
Tottenham are set for some more travelling when they visit Leicester City next Wednesday (September 19) for a 7.45pm kick-off.