After a bitterly disappointing 4-1 loss at Manchester United two weeks ago, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies bounced back with a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic Women on Sunday at Cheshunt Ground. Striker Jessica Naz scored the match’s only goal in the first half, her first ever for Spurs Ladies’ first team, but it was enough to see Spurs through and keep them at the top of the FA Women’s Championship table with 21 points form eight matches.
The match was an even affair, with both sides having chances to score. Charlton are a decent side, and even after the loss are still fourth in the table behind Spurs, United, and Durham. It’s another solid win for Karen Hills’ women.
After the match, Naz said how pleased she was to get her first goal in Spurs colors.
“We had a tough test against Manchester United [a 4-1 defeat last time out], we worked hard in training and we came here with a strong mentality. Credit to the team, we stuck together, fought hard and it all paid off as the result shows.
”I’m obviously happy to get my first goal. I’ve done well with the team and we have worked really well together. Wherever I play I work well with my teammates because they trust me, so that makes it so much easier on the pitch.
”We know we are all talented players and not everything is going to go our way, so we need to show our talents every single match, and we did that here. We dug in, worked hard and came away with the points that we needed.”
Naz started her career with Spurs Ladies’ development squad but signed for Arsenal Women before returning to Tottenham this season. She’s an England U19 international with four caps to her name.
The win keeps Spurs at the top of the FAWC table, though United have a game in hand. Spurs host Durham in their next match on December 2.