Tottenham’s upset win over Brighton sets the stage for a huge Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Arsenal.
Yesterday, Tottenham pulled off a historic 1-0 win in their Club’s history after beating Women’s Super League Two side, Brighton Hove & Albion Women, in the Women’s FA Cup’s fourth round.
This match marked Spurs Ladies’ first triumph over a Women’s Super League club and sees Spurs continue their march towards trying to win the FA Cup.
By beating Brighton, Tottenham also secured their third trip into the Women’s FA Cup fifth round in their Club’s history, claiming another milestone for this side.
It’s just another major accomplishment for Spurs after the feat that they pulled off last season by winning a double.
Lifting the Ryman Cup and FA Women’s Premier League Cup after contesting in three finals, coming up just short in the Capital Cup to Charlton Athletic Ladies was a very good end to a hard fought campaign.
And with yesterday’s win, Tottenham are back in the hunt for some more silverware.
At the moment, Spurs are still alive in five competitions this season.
They are second in the FA Women’s Premier League South behind Cardiff City Ladies in goal difference but have a game in hand. Spurs are back in the Ryman Cup final, they have reached the semi-finals in both the FAWPL Cup and Capital Cup, and of course reached the fifth round in the Women’s FA Cup.
It has been a successful time for Spurs Ladies and manager Karen Hills was delighted following their win over Brighton on Sunday.
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“It’s a special win,” Hills told Spurs’ official website. “It’s where we want to be, always challenging ourselves and so far this season, every time we’ve put a challenge in front of the players, they have risen to it. Long may it continue.”
Standing in Spurs’ way in reaching the final eight of the FA Cup will be another Women’s Super League club, Arsenal Ladies.
Arsenal are the current holders of the FA Cup and 14-time champions among other impressive accolades (including two-time WSL champions, 12-time Women’s Premier League champions, UEFA Cup winners in 2007, etc.).
With all of the FA Cup’s fifth round ties set to take place on Sunday, March 19th, Tottenham must shift their attention onto their league commitments with a match against fellow FAWPL South division opponents, Crystal Palace Ladies.
Palace sits in fifth-place in the league table with 22 points, nine points back of second-place Spurs.
Spurs who beat Lewes Ladies on February 12th, and went top of the table, will look to reclaim that position by maintaining their great form after running roughshod in their division with 10 wins and one draw in 11 matches.
For the past two seasons under manager Karen Hills, Spurs Ladies have overseen a huge tick in their Club’s fortunes with impressive wins and trophies won.
This season, with Tottenham still alive in all five competitions, some more silverware could be added to the haul that was won last season.