Ladies ‘relieved’ to head into break with crucial league win

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies player congratulate Angela Addison on her late winner against Leicester Cit

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies player congratulate Angela Addison on her late winner against Leicester City Women (pic: Wu's Photography). - Credit: Archant

Spurs Ladies are in the midst of what is essentially a three-week break still celebrating thanks to Angela Addison

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies boss Karen Hills revealed the squad were relieved to claim a 1-0 win over Leicester City Women in dramatic fashion last Wednesday.

Substitute Angela Addison delivered the goods deep into stoppage time after a superb run into the area.

It ensured Spurs went into a lengthy break on a high note and still leading the FA Women’s Championship table after 15 matches.

“The substitutions made a massive impact, I thought Angela coming on and scoring that goal was absolutely fantastic,” Hills said.


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“Credit to the whole team as they kept going. It was one of those games where we just needed to grind it out and believe that we would go on and score and we did. I’m really pleased.

“The players were relieved. They worked so hard and they’ve had a tough week with playing Manchester City Women, then going back to work and coming in for this and doing everything they possibly can.

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“We always knew we were going to have to make subs and credit to Angela – what a finish and she totally deserves that too.”

As alluded to, the clash took place days after a taxing encounter with Super League club Man City in the FA Cup on February 17.

While Tottenham lost 3-0 in the fifth round, they were able to bounce back and get the better of Leicester.

It could have been different had Chloe Morgan not denied Rosie Axten minutes before Addison scored at Cheshunt FC’s Theobalds Lane.

On the same night, fellow title rivals Charlton Athletic Women lost 2-0 at Aston Villa Ladies to strengthen Spurs’ grip on top spot.

Addison added: “It was such a relief to get that goal and get the win.

“We needed it, we needed the three points, especially after hearing that Villa beat Charlton, so it was a great three points.

“The spirit and mentality in the group is incredible – every game we believe that we can win, but we just need to keep working hard.”

Spurs are now in the midst of what is essentially a three-week break and don’t return to Championship action until March 12 away to Aston Villa.

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