An exciting morning of football at Tottenham
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 10:15PM BST, Monday, 10 September 2012
All four Junior teams were involved in thrilling matches at Tottenham on Saturday
Tottenham U17's 0 Charlton U17's 2
Overall a good steady performance for the team's first game of the new season. With a number of new players in the squad the Addicks settled well and dominated much of the first half with Spurs creating a few good chances.
Charlton took the lead on the hour when Megan Carroll challenged the Spurs centre-back in the air and the defender deflected the cross past her own keeper.
The Addicks extended their lead after 75 minutes when Vicky Chincharo nodded home Megan Mulholland's corner for a debut goal.
Tottenham U15's 2 Charlton U15's 1
Another good team performance which offers plenty of encouragement for the forthcoming season.
It was Tottenham who opened the scoring in the first half with a long range effort.
On the hour the Addicks drew level after Chloie Stewart-Wilkin closed down the keeper blocking her clearance and fired into the empty net.
Ten minutes later Tottenham again took the lead from a long range strike and in the final stages the Addicks had plenty of chances to level the score but just could not find the back of the net.
Tottenham U13's 5 Charlton U13's 0
Tottenham U11's 1 Charlton U11's 1
The first game for the U11's against Tottenham turned out to be an exciting affair.
The girls having never played a game together started off slightly nervously. However after 15 minutes you would never have guessed that the game was the first time they had played.
Some great team play and good passing football saw the girls holding their own against Tottenham. Some great defensive play meant there was no real threat from the north London opposition. However a long range shot from the Tottenham centre mid screamed in to the top right corner leaving Goalkeeper Rosie Nobbs without a chance of stopping it (sometimes you just have to take your hat off to a great strike.)
Undeterred the girls continued to play good football and equalised when Rachel Minova picked the ball up in our own half ran past three players and shot from outside the penalty area into the top right corner.
The girls dominated the 3rd quarter with Tottenham Goalkeeper being the busiest.
The 4th quarter was a hard slog for both teams due to the huge pitch and the heat. The girls dug deep soaking up small pockets of pressure but again dominating and creating the better chances including Rachel Minova hitting the cross bar, Elizabeth Oke shooting inches over the bar and Brooke Taylor forcing a good save from the Tottenham Goalkeeper.
In all a fantastic performance from everyone of the girls which made the coaching staff proud and full of excitement for the rest of the season.