Sarah Wiltshire confident Tottenham Hotspur Ladies will be ready for start of the Women’s Super League 2 campaign

Sarah Wiltshire has joined Tottenham Hotspur Ladies (pic: John Wiltshire).

Sarah Wiltshire has joined Tottenham Hotspur Ladies (pic: John Wiltshire). - Credit: Archant

Former Yeovil and Watford forward delighted to score first goals for new club

Spurs Ladies summer signing Sarah Wiltshire hopes her experience of playing at the highest level will provide her new club with the ammunition needed to make a lasting impression in the top-flight.

Wiltshire opened her account with two goals against Gillingham in Sunday’s 6-1 pre-season friendly win, as Tottenham built up some early momentum ahead of the forthcoming Women’s Super League 2 campaign.

Goals from Ryah Vyse, Bianca Baptiste and a double from Wendy Martin helped Spurs turn in an impressive performance – and the former Yeovil Town maestro only sees the squad improving.

“The atmosphere is really good and everyone is looking forward to being in the WSL 2,” said Wiltshire.

“We have friendlies throughout pre-season to get some minutes and practice playing together. It was good – I thought we passed the ball around quite well in the first-half especially.

“I think for the first, Bianca did good work down the wing then set me the ball – I just thought to have a go.

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“Same with the second, I just thought why not. It feels like a long time to be honest since I’ve done that! You’ve just got to have a go – if you don’t shoot you don’t score.”

The 31-capped Welsh international striker joins with a lot of pedigree in front of goal having scored an impressive 27 goals in 45 WSL games for Yeovil.

And although Wiltshire – a Spurs fan since young – knows the challenge that lies ahead, she is impressed with the platform in place at last season’s FA Women’s Premier League National Champions.

She added: “It means a lot, the first shirt my dad brought me was a number seven Wiltshire Spurs shirt for my seventh birthday!

“I’m coming into a very good team and there are lots of good attacking players. I just want to help the team however I can – picking out the right passes, hopefully chipping in with assists and goals if I can.

“The girls deserve to be in the WSL2 – I’ve played there with Yeovil and Watford – it’s a hard league, but we’re doing the right things in training, and we’ll be ready by September.”