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Spot-on Wolves’ penalty drama

06 March, 2020 — By Steve Barnett

Highbury Wolves won the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Girls’ Tournament at The Hive Stadium

MOVE over, Wolverhampton Wanderers, because when it comes to clawing out a big win in north London there’s a new pack in town.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side certainly entertained the crowd when they twice came from behind to beat Spurs 3-2 on Sunday in a topsy-turvy Premier League tie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But that was nothing compared to the drama that Highbury Wolves brought to the pitch when they were recently crowned champions of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Girls’ Tournament.

The victorious Under-14s side survived a nail-biting penalty shootout against Enfield Ladies to snatch the silverware.

Held at the Hive Stadium in Edgware – which is where Tottenham Hotspur Women play their home games – Wolves came out on top after the final had ended goalless in normal time.

Midfielder Milla Martinez-Groom scored the winning penalty, while goalkeeper Emily Kemp made a decisive finger-tip save as Wolves won the sudden-death shootout 3-2.

Head coach David Scrafton said: “We are so proud of how far these girls have come as a team. They are a credit to our club. This fantastic win just proves that they are getting better and better.”

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