Lost in the hubub of the weekend was Tottenham Hotspur Women’s performance in the FA Cup. Spurs played FA Women’s Championship side Barnsley yesterday and rolled to a 5-0 victory at The Hive. Spurs got a brace from Rianna Dean, a free kick goal from defender Siri Worm, a goal from Gemma Davison, and most excitingly, a debut goal for Spurs academy graduate Elisha Sulola.
You can watch highlights of the win on Spurs TV.
The draw for the fifth round was just held today, and it’s even more good news — Spurs have drawn Coventry United away.
Note: this is Coventry United, not Coventry City. Coventry United are a FAWC side that only just promoted to the second division last season. They’re currently ninth in the FAWC table out of 11 teams with nine points from 13 matches. Coventry United is one of the few clubs where their women’s team is significantly more successful than their men’s club — United’s men are currently playing in the Midland League Premier Division in the ninth tier of the English football pyramid.
Obviously, this is just about an ideal draw for Spurs as they continue to try and make a deep push into the FA Cup this season. They haven’t hit any of the big clubs yet, and if they keep winning they eventually will, but this draw should give them a pretty good shot at making the quarterfinals.
Here’s the full draw for the 5th round, which features a distressing lack of tasty match-ups.