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MATCH REPORT | Tottenham 8 Millwall Lionesses 0

October 21, 2018

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Spurs went top of the league as they showed their class by putting 8 past Millwall. After recent improvement in their performances, the Lionesses would have seen this as an opportunity to stop Spurs continuing their 100% start to the season.

 

Spurs started like they were on a mission and got the home fans cheering from the off, Spurs remained on the front foot for a long period at the start as they looked for an opener, not letting Millwall get out of their own half. Former Lionesses Megan Wynne and Rianna Dean were causing trouble for Millwall, Megan down the wing was constantly getting the ball into the box and Rianna Dean was making her presence known.

 

It took Spurs 20 minutes to get their first, Addison beat an on rushing Grace Taylor to the ball as the forward headed the ball over Grace and into the net, A goal the hosts feel was coming and now wanted more hoping this goal would push them on for even more. With the hosts in front, Millwall would have to re group and avoid going even further behind.

 

Despite Millwall's best attempts at keeping the gap to only one, a one minute moment of madness saw Spurs score two goals and all but kill off the game. The first one of these two came on the 29th minute when former Lionesses Rianna Dean got her first of the day. Then a minute later it was 3 as Wiltshire reacted quickest to Grace Taylor's save and tapped home from close range as the side from North London found themselves in a very comfortable position only 30 minutes into the game.

 

With Spurs in cruise control they didn't stop their attacking relentless footballing style that had got them this lead, Millwall had barley had more than a minute on the ball with Spurs shutting down very quickly and not allowing Millwall to play, Grace Taylor had to make a few saves to deny Spurs a fourth but couldn't stop Neville who made in 4 with 10 minutes to go until the break, Spurs were flying and with the home fans behind them, they were going into the break with an impressive 4 goal lead.

 

With Millwall 4 goals behind, Chris introduced Freya to the team at half time in hope the midfielder could help sure up the defensive side, Millwall started brightly in the second half but Rianna Dean took a tumble in the penalty area and smashed home the following penalty, It was her second of the game and that goal deflated a very positive Millwall side. The Lionesses did not give up despite the scoreline and kept trying to break through what was a very organised backline of Spurs but just couldn't find that final pass in the final third.

 

Millwall kept going, they kept battling, up against a very good Spurs side who were just having one of those days when everything was going to plan. Baptiste then got on the score sheet for Spurs on the hour mark, another well taken goal by the hosts and Millwall found themselves 6 behind against a Spurs side who were showing everyone why they are top of the league.

 

The day was just not meant to be Millwall's despite how much work they were putting in, Spurs showed skill and trickery that was causing Millwall problems all game, The hosts then won their second penalty of the game through their quick feet and it was Rianna Dean who stepped up again to complete her hat trick, The striker went to the same place and got the same result,  increasing Spur's lead to 7 (seven). Millwall were trying to stop a rampant Spurs from finding the back of the net but Spurs were catching Millwall on a bad day and made it 8 (eight) with less than 10 minutes to go. Addison got through the Millwall defence before firing home her second of the game as Spurs comfortably wrapped up the game in style.

 

The game was Tottenham's as they went top of the league, above title favourites Manchester United by two points, Millwall who had played so well in recent performances were off the pace and made to pay by a good Spurs side, the result may have flattered the hosts but Millwall just couldn't get it to work today.

 

It ended 8-0 a result Chris will only hope will teach this young Lionesses side a tough lesson, its onwards and upwards for this Lionesses side however who need to recharge their battery's for next Sunday's clash against Charlton Athletic.

 

Millwall Lionesses Starting XI:

Taylor, Mackie (Bailes 45), Priest, Giddings, Powell, Rossiter, Fitzgerald, Lumsden (Guzowska 74), Cataldo, Clarke, Ravenscroft (Auguste 64)

 

Millwall Lionesses unused subs: Sansom, Bailey

 

Tottenham Starting XI:

Morgan, Mclean, Hector (Leon 63), Wiltshire (Martin 56), Dean, Schillaci, Wynne, Addison, Naz, Neville, Haines (Baptiste 56)

 

Tottenham unused subs: Gibbon, Meiwald, Green, Vyse

 

 

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