Spurs seek response when Addicks visit in FA Women’s Championship
PUBLISHED: 13:30 13 November 2018
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After losing 4-1 at Manchester United Women on November 4, Karen Hills’ team will look to bounce back this weekend
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies entertain Charlton Athletic on Sunday looking to return to winning ways in the FA Women’s Championship.
Spurs haven’t played since November 4 when they lost 4-1 at Manchester United Women to see their perfect start to the campaign come to an end.
Karen Hills’ team are still top by a two-point cushion, having played a game more than United, and there were positives to take from the defeat at Leigh Sports Village.
“Obviously we were disappointed to lose, but we always knew it was going to be a tough challenge against a very good side,” said the boss.
“I thought second half we regrouped and knew we’d give absolutely everything, and the players were absolutely outstanding.
“They ran through brick walls for each other, which you have to do when you play against a good side, so we will most certainly take positives from the game and I felt we perhaps deserved more from it.”
A Jess Sigsworth double for the Red Devils and a goal for Lauren James and Charlie Devlin condemned Spurs to their first defeat of the season.
United went into the break three goals to the good and Sigsworth’s second on the stroke of half time left the visitors with a mountain to climb in the second half.
“We gave them a free kick which they scored from, so to then comeback from 3-0 was always going to be a tough ask,” Hills said.
“The third goal really was the killer blow, but I thought we regrouped and played really well in the second half.”
Until Angela Addison’s late consolation, United had yet to concede in the league, but the goal was the least the away team deserved in Sale.
Hills added: “We will take a lot of positives from the goal and we knew we could cause them problems. We have got some very good players who capitalised on their mistakes but unfortunately we just couldn’t take our chances.
“Angela did really well and caused them lots of problems on the right hand side. She is a feisty player, who has a lot of desire to run in behind and she is also really quick with her feet. I was really happy for her to get on the scoresheet, she covered every blade of grass.”
Spurs can expect a tough encounter with Charlton on Sunday, however, with the Addicks third in the table with five wins from seven games.