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SSE Women's FA Cup - Road to the Final
Gillingham won a penalty shootout against Forest Green Rovers to take their place in the Third Round, after the sides had shared a 1-1 draw. Gills goalkeeper Courtney Shanly saved three spot kicks during the shootout to ensure that Gillingham will play host to Tottenham Hotspur, who reached this stage when doubles from Leah Rawle and Avilla Bergin gave them a 4-1 victory away to Swindon Town.
The Club was formed in 1985 as Broxbourne Ladies by the late Sue Sharples and Kay Lovelock after the East Herts College team folded. For the 1991-92 Season, the team got permission granted for the name Tottenham Hotspur to be used and at the start of the 1992-93 season, a reserve side was added to the Senior side.
The Club continues to grow and their reliance on realising a player's true potential has seen many move onto Centres of Excellence and through to the First Team after progressing through the junior sides.
Spurs Ladies is one of the biggest clubs in London, running 13 teams with the First Team playing in the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division, which they reached in 2011 and have remained ever since.
The Club runs three senior sides and ten Youth sides at Under-18s, Under-16's (two teams), Under-15s, Under-14s, Under-13s, Under-12s, Under-11s and Under-10s.
The club worked its way up through the Greater London League, winning the Division One title in 1997-98. After finishing as runners-up in the Premier Division on four occasions, before finishing as Champions in 2007-08. Three years later, in 2010-11, Spurs carried off the South East Combination title. They were London County Senior Cup winners in 2011-12 and last season, were runners-up in the Ryman Women's Cup.
The first team is managed by Karen Hills, who has a good pedigree in the FA Women's Cup, winning the trophy with Charlton Athletic in 2004-05. She is assisted by Anton Blackwood with Juan Carlos as Coach and Sarah Budd as Physio. Aaron Tillbrook and Luke Sheldrake are Goalkeeping Coaches whilst June Clarke undertakes the role of Secretary.
Jenna Schillaci, who has made 95 appearances since they joined the FAWPL, is captain while Wendy Martin and Avilla Bergin are regulars on the scoresheet and at the other end, former England goalkeeper Toni Anne Wayne is between the posts.
A special mention and a big thank you to Val Weaver who, since the sudden loss of our chairman Glenn Weaver last year, has been a key player in moving the club forward.
Gillingham (from): Courtney Shanly, Lauren Williams, Vanisha Patel, Emma Tune, Charlie Thurston, Rachel Ahern, Katie Hardaker, Shannon Redhouse, Jade Keogh, Ashleigh Loosemore, Imogen Alabaster, Kallie Balfour, Chelsea Wallace, Georgia Reece, Madison North, Lydia Wills, Fiona Constable, Megan Maslak.
Tottenham Hotspur (from): Toni Anne Wayne, Lucia Leon, Leah Rawle, Shannon Moloney, Sophie McLean, Alex Keown, Avilla Bergin, Bianca Baptiste, Mollie Kmita, Wendy Martin, Jenna Schillaci, Riana-Devi Soobadoo, Katie O'Leary, Maya Vio, Rosie Kmita, Hanna Jaadla, Jennyfer Moore, Chloe Morgan, Ronnell Humes, Kelley Blanchflower, Sydney Hinchcliffe, Josie Green.
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