With all the hubbub surrounding the men’s team’s search for a new manager and hopefully keep Harry Kane, one could have easily missed major developments with the women. As the men figure out who can come in and clean house, the Tottenham Hotspur Women did just that, allowing contracts to expire on 11 of their 23 players, after advancing in the FA Cup.
Eventful times for Tottenham Hotspur Women
May has been an eventful month for the Women’s team at N17. No doubt the biggest thing to happen to Spurs Women’s team was their fifth-round date with Sheffield United in the Women’s FA Cup.
Spurs took the lead on a wonderfully struck ball that went upper 90 at the near post from Lucy Quinn. In the second half, a 50/50 clearance by keeper Becky Spencer was blocked and Sheffield scored into the open net. Fortunately, late in the second half, Kit Graham connected on a cross and head the women home and through to the quarterfinals of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
The draw for the quarter-finals will take place this Friday, May 28. However, because of the topsy turvy nature of the Covid season, that quarter-final match will not be played until September.
Further, given the offseason and transfer window between matches, many players who impacted the 5th round win, including Lucy Quinn – scorer of the first goal – will not be back with the team. Quinn was one of 11 women whose contract the Spurs allowed to expire.