The lack of concentration that cost Tottenham Women against Everton


Tottenham Women’s head coach Rehanne Skinner lamented her team’s lack of concentration that allowed Jill Scott to claim victory for Everton in a 3-2 Barclays FA WSL thriller at the Hive.

The hosts found themselves on backfoot in less than 20 minutes when Valerie Gauvin scored two penalties for Everton after a handball by Ria Percival and a foul by Abbie McManus.

but Spurs refused to lie down and Angela Addison’s clean finish ten minutes before break cut the gap in half, while Gemma Davison’s stunning equalizer just after the break seemed to put the momentum in her favor.

But Scott’s close-range header – her first goal since being back on loan from Manchester City to Everton – brought the visitors the win, much to Skinner’s dismay.

She said, “We’re getting ourselves back into a 2-2 position and the only thing left to do from that point is to make sure we’re really keeping things tight. We definitely deserve to take a point from the game.

“We did very well overall and showed a lot of faith and character today to come back two goals behind. We created more clear chances than I think we had in the previous games. “

Tottenham’s second home defeat of the season means they stay eighth on the WSL standings, but Skinner insists that there were many positive aspects to the 7th March away game against Brighton.

One of two changes made to the team that lost just under 1-0 to Aston Villa three weeks ago was that 18-year-old Esther Morgan made her WSL debut and Skinner was from the Welsh star’s performance encouraged.

“We showed a lot of resilience to come back from 2-0 down and we worked on that,” she added. “There are many things that we can use now to look ahead.

“Esther has done really well. She worked very hard behind the scenes and has been in training groups for a while. She is a talented young player who we want to keep working with. “

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