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Manager Hills looking for even more goals next time

PUBLISHED: 13:30 06 February 2019

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies manager Karen Hills at Leigh Sports Village (pic: Wu's Photography).

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies manager Karen Hills at Leigh Sports Village (pic: Wu's Photography).

©Ying Pan Wu , Wu's Photography, wusphotography.com

Spurs Ladies triumphed 3-0 last weekend, but missed other chances against Crystal Palace Ladies

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies' Ashleigh Neville (left) is congratulated on her goal against Crystal Palace Ladies by team-mate Jessica Naz (pic: Wu's Photography).Tottenham Hotspur Ladies' Ashleigh Neville (left) is congratulated on her goal against Crystal Palace Ladies by team-mate Jessica Naz (pic: Wu's Photography).

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies turn their focus back to the FA Women’s Championship this Sunday when they make the short trip to local club London Bees.

Last weekend, Spurs secured a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace Ladies to reach the Women’s FA Cup fifth round, matching their best ever run in the cup.

Goals from Jessica Naz, Ashleigh Neville and Coral-Jade Haines made it four straight wins for Tottenham in 2019.

Boss Karen Hills said: “I’m happy. From a manager’s point of view, you always want one more and expect more, but I thought we dominated from the first to the final whistle

“We worked on a lot of things in training and that all came through. We’re all very pleased, but critical that there should have been more goals.

“We got that third goal and that settled us down before we just saw the game through.

“This is the furthest we’ve ever gone in the competition and we’ll take whoever next and give a good performance.”

On Monday Spurs discovered they will host Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City Women in the fifth round of the competition, with the tie set to take place on Sunday, February 17.

Tottenham’s Lucia Leon will hope to be available for selection and involved for that encounter after playing her first 90 minutes for almost two months last weekend.

She was given an opportunity to start against Palace and produced a good display to help Spurs make it four wins in a row.

Now Leon will hope to feature for the Lilywhites in the league encounter at Bees on Sunday afternoon.

“It was a great game against Palace and we dominated, they didn’t have many clear chances,” she said.

“We took three goals and it could have been more, but we’re happy to go through and excited for the next round.

“Considering I haven’t had many minutes this season, this was a great opportunity for me to show the coaches and everyone what I can do. I felt comfortable and enjoyed the game, which overall is excellent.”

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