Late Drama as Brighton and Tottenham Share points in Women’s Super League Clash

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Brighton dropped points to Tottenham Hotspur after conceding a late goal at the Gaughan  Group Stadium. A strong performance from the Seagulls saw a high tempo that led to their  success. Elisabeth Terland scored her 13th goal of the season after a lovely cross from Pauline Bremer found the Norwegian striker. However, the host found the late equalizer in  the 80th minute as Bethany England looped the ball into the back of the net, securing a  point in the Women’s Super League. Written by Samuel Skedge 

Previously losing 2-1 to Everton, Mikey Harris’s team brought in 6 changes to the starting  eleven. Including Thorisdottir, Losada, Bremer, Lee, Haley and first-time starter, Loeck. 

A fast-paced start to the game saw both sides creating chances in an attempt to take an  early lead. But it was the North London club with the first attacking threat, as the Spurs  team found the quick Charlotte Grant on the counterattack who slotted the ball just wide  of the post. Mikey Harris’s team was fortunate as Tottenham should have converted. 

Brighton retaliated with a high press which forced an error in the backline, as Terland took advantage, but her shot was struck straight at the keeper. Albion kept the pressure on the  Spurs’ defence, Bremer whipped a ball and was met by a thunderous header from Terland. 

Goalkeeper Barbora Votíková’s great effort pushed the header onto the bar, but Terland  was quickest to pounce and rebound into the net in the 17th minute 

Near the end of the second half, Spurs were roaring for an equaliser as the ball went nicely  to Grant who was left wide open on the right-hand side. She tried to place the ball but was  met with a safe save by debutant Melina Loeck. The pressure continued as Jessica Naz  stormed down the line and played a beautiful layoff to England whose effort is tipped over  the bar. The Brighton defence fends any more attacks and survived the first half. 

Tottenham carried on where they left off and were creating attacking threats. The last-ditch and frantic defence from Brighton ends with Kit Graham just on the edge of the box. Her  curling effort just whiskers past the post. 

Spurs pressure finally prevails as in the 80th minute, Ashleigh Neville’s accurate cross finds  England who lobbed the ball into the net. The English striker continues her fine form, and  makes no mistake in finding the leveller. The last chance of the game came to the  Tottenham goal scorer whose long distant shot seemed destined to go in but rattled the  crossbar resulting in a draw. 

With this 1-1 result, Brighton remained in 8th place in the Women’s Super League table. The  seagulls will play their last home game next week against Aston Villa who is just above  them in the standings.

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