Wool­ley’s win­ner a win­ter warmer for Den­ham’s U14s

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CUP glory still beck­ons for Den­ham Ladies U14s thanks to Court­ney Wool­ley’s late win­ner against Tot­ten­ham on Sun­day.

Wool­ley got the last touch to a goal­mouth scram­ble with just two min­utes left to book Den­ham’s place in the last eight of the Mid­dle­sex Cup, the win­ner com­ing only mo­ments af­ter their north Lon­don op­po­nents had drawn level.

This was quite a scalp for boss Leigh Bar­low’s young side against a Tot­ten­ham team who play a year higher in the Es­sex League.

Den­ham dom­i­nated the first half, play­ing quick pass­ing foot­ball to stretch their op­po­nents, but de­spite this the game was goal­less at the break.

It was Naomi Hickey, who pro­vided the in­spi­ra­tion soon af­ter the restart, her driv­ing run down the left end­ing with a low shot into the cor­ner to break the dead­lock and give Den­ham the lead.

A com­posed per­for­mance at the back from Amy Hold­croft, cou­pled with sev­eral out­stand­ing saves from player of the match, goal­keeper Chloe Daw­son, helped pre­serve the slen­der lead un­til, with just four min­utes re­main­ing, Tot­ten­ham drew level.

Ex­tra time ap­peared to beckon, but skip­per Holly Sy­mons ral­lied the troops for one last at­tack and when the ball came into the box Wool­ley grabbed her mo­ment to be a hero by pok­ing the ball home to cue the cel­e­bra­tions.

Mean­while, in league ac­tion, Tara Jhawer’s se­cond-half dou­ble clinched a 2-0 win for Den­ham’s U12s against En­field.

Den­ham United Ladies U14s

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