Despite today's loss to Southampton, there are major reasons to celebrate if you're a Tottenham Hotspur fan. Tottenham Hotspur Ladies won a historic double today, lifting the FA Women's Premier League Cup trophy. Tottenham defeated Cardiff 2-1 in the final, played at Kidderminster Harriers' Aggborough Stadium
Striker Bianca Baptiste and midfielder Mya Vio each scored for Spurs as they held off a determined Cardiff squad. Kelly Isaac scored the lone goal for Cardiff just before halftime. Tottenham midfielder Riana Soobadoo was named Player of the Match.
After the match, manager Karen Hills was delighted with the performance.
This is the third cup final the Ladies have played in this season, and second cup trophy they've lifted: they defeated Charlton Athletic Ladies on penalties earlier this season in the Ryman Cup final, and lost the Capital Cup final, again against Charlton. It's hard enough to make three cup finals in a season, much less win two of them.
The Womens' Premier League Cup is known as the "national cup" and up until the creation of the FA Women's Super League in 2011 was the premier cup competition in English women's football. It's still a very prestigious competition, open to all 72 clubs in the Women's Premier League.
A very hearty congratulations to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies!