Moloney: Spurs Ladies will show their true colours in third cup final against Cardiff City

Midfielder Shannon Moloney was disappointed with Spurs Ladies’ performance as they lost the second of their three cup finals – and she says the Lilywhites are determined to make amends and win another trophy this weekend.

Having beaten Charlton Athletic in the Ryman Cup final on April 14, Spurs lost to the same side in the Capital Women’s Cup final last Wednesday, going down 3-0 at Wingate & Finchley’s Harry Abrahams Stadium.

However, Karen Hills’ outfit have one more shot at glory to come as they prepare to face Cardiff City in the League Cup final at Kidderminster Harriers’ Aggborough Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

“It wasn’t a great performance by us, I don’t think we performed as well as we can, especially as we had a lot to live up to from the way we played last time [in the Ryman Cup Final],” said Moloney. “There was a bit of change in the personnel, but it really shouldn’t matter.

“We know what we’re capable of and unfortunately we probably didn’t turn up. We just thank all the fans for coming again.


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“At the end of the day the only way is up from now – there’s nothing more that we can say, that we can do. We’ll regroup again. That’s a big word for us – regrouping, getting on the ball and playing our football and showing what we actually can do.

“Obviously we’re absolutely gutted, but fair play to Charlton, they came out and did a really good job. The manager said they did their homework on us and they came out and they were the better team – but we can’t lose spirit, we can’t lose fight.

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“We had a really inspirational team talk at the start, and we are a family. It’s just unfortunate that it didn’t come off for us. We did try, we put a lot of bodies on the line, but now we just push ahead and look forward to the next one.

“Credit to the girls, they kept their heads. We just need to keep going and we have a massive final next week to come. I’m still proud of the girls, and we’ll all be proud of each other.”

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