Gills suffer first loss of the season in the FA WPL Cup

Gillingham Ladies travelled to Cheshunt FC to face Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in the third round of the FA WPL Cup.

Spurs Ladies started well and in the eight minute took the lead through a header from Lucia Leon, Spurs opener coming from a corner kick. Two minutes later the home side’s lead was doubled, an own goal by Gills new signing Jay Blackie gave the hosts an early commanding advantage. Spurs continued to dominate the first half and just before half time made it three through Mayo Vio.

Half Time: Spurs Ladies  3      Gillingham Ladies   0

Gillingham started the second half brightly putting more pressure on the home side when in possession, just before 60 minutes Gills made their first substitution when Jade Keogh came on for injured forward Kallie Balfour.

Within a couple of minutes of the substitution a penalty was awarded for a foul on Jay Blackie, Fliss Gibbons stepped up and converted the spot kick to grab one goal back.

Gills continued to put pressure on the home side with chances for Amy Taylor and Fliss Gibbons.

Gillingham made a second substitution with Emma Tune replacing Jay Blackie mid way through the second half. This was shortly followed by a goal for Spurs that was ruled out for offside.

In the last 10 minutes there was chances both ends but it was Gills that had a chance through Fliss Gibbons whose shot was saved and Amy Taylor managed to get the ball over the line to make it 3-2.

Gills had another chance to make it 3-3 but it was Spurs that scored to extend their lead to 4-2 and saw out the last few minutes of the game to progress to the next round of the cup.

Full Time:  Spurs Ladies 4    Gillingham Ladies   2


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