HISTORY BEGINS IN
0
0
0
DAYS
0
0
HRS
0
0
MINS
0
0
SECS
Forgot Password
2012-09-04T07:28:00 Updated 2015-02-19T01:56:54

Ladies held by Spurs

West Ham United Ladies opened the FA Women's Premier League Cup group-stage with a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Monday evening.

The first half saw little goalmouth action at Ship Lane, although shortly before the break a Becky Merritt free-kick landed on the top of the crossbar and both Sam Rowland and Stacey Little saw shots pass the upright.

The deadlock was finally broken just after the hour-mark when a long ball out of the Tottenham half allowed Chloe Burr to lob Hammers goalkeeper Toni-Anne Wayne and Bianca Baptiste was able to apply the finishing touch as the ball bounced inside the home penalty area.

West Ham pushed for an equaliser and switched to a 3-5-2 formation in an attempt to control the midfield. On 75 minutes, the tactical move paid off as Stacey Little rose highest to head home Jess Barling's free-kick.

After only a few chances had been created throughout the game, the final ten minutes suddenly saw a flurry as Wayne pulled off a superb one-handed save. At theother end, Kelley Blanchflower went through on goal but her shot flew wide before a late aerial barrage into the Tottenham area saw several chances spurned and meant Julia Setford's team had to settle for a point.

The Ladies continue their League Cup group-stage campaign by travelling to Watford on Sunday 23 September. Before then, they head to Queens Park Rangers on Sunday 9 September, with kick-off at 2pm.

West Ham United Ladies: Wayne, Stimson, Barling, Roache, Revell, Little, Merritt, Thomas, Bowers, Rowland, Blanchflower
Subs used: Lipley-Hinton, Tye, Bottom

Related News
DON'T MISS
Injury News
Enner Valencia update
Enner Valencia update
Interviews
Lanzini delighted with Hammers welcome
Lanzini delighted with Hammers welcome
West Ham TV
Hammers players undergo screening tests
Hammers players undergo screening tests
Reaction
Sakho - I'll score goals with Payet
Sakho - I'll score goals with Payet
West Ham TV
Goals - West Ham United 2-2 Astra Giurgiu
Goals - West Ham United 2-2 Astra Giurgiu
Reaction
'It was a very frustrating evening'
'It was a very frustrating evening'
Spire Roding Hospital
Thursday 6 August 19:00Stadionul Marin Anastasovici
V