Pompey ease to 4-1 victory over Spurs
Pompey Ladies brought the curtain down on their 2014 campaign with a comfortable home victory over Tottenham.
The result leaves the Blues fourth in the Premier League Southern Division, but with games in hand over all their title rivals.
They broke the deadlock on 19 minutes when Molly Clark found the bottom corner following some neat passing up the pitch.
And Ini Umotong soon doubled the hosts' advantage, volleying home after great work from Charley Wilson to tee-up her strike partner.
Spurs immediately hit back and reduced the deficit when a cross looped off the leg of Shannon Sievwright and into the net.
But Pompey regained their two-goal lead early in the second half, with Wilson meeting a free-kick to head home.
Umotong then wrapped up the victory on the hour mark, striking from the edge of the box after Tottenham had failed to clear a corner.
Blues boss Perry Northeast said: “I’m really proud of the whole team – it was a great performance and we thoroughly deserved the three points.
“Spurs are a very physical side. We had to match them on that front and then make sure that our football did the talking.
“The build-up play for our goals was really impressive and it’s good to see that the scoring is still being shared around the side, so we’re not having to rely on one or two players. Everyone’s chipping in.
“That’s the first half of the season done and I’m pleased with what I’ve seen, but we haven’t won anything yet and we’re not in any cup finals.
“There is still a lot of work to do and we need to maintain the same attitude in 2015. If we produce the same passion and desire then let’s what happens.”
Pompey: Blakely; Bazan, Rutherford, Currie, Frampton; Sievwright, Clark, Kempson, Quinn (Jeal 88); Wilson (Dark 77), Umotong (Newsome 83)
Subs not used: Bloomfield, Keen
Photo: Jordan Hampton