Reggae Ladies Drew Spence and Khadija Shaw on the right track in openers


Reggae Ladies Drew Spence and Khadija Shaw each scored of their English Girls’s Tremendous League (WSL) openers on Sunday, however the former completed the happier of the Jamaica pair after an excellent efficiency on debut for Tottenham Hotspur.

Midfielder Spence, 29, scored for each groups as Tottenham held on to win 2-1 at Leicester’s King Energy Stadium, whereas 25-year-old ahead Shaw’s 53rd-minute purpose proved in useless as Manchester Metropolis went down 4-3 towards Aston Villa in a thriller at Villa Park.

Spence opened her Tottenham account in type following her summer season transfer from Chelsea after Ashleigh Neville’s Thirty fifth-minute opener, arrowing a shocking long-range effort into the underside left nook in first-half stoppage time.

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Nonetheless, Spence then handed Leicester a lifeline 13 minutes after the restart when she turned a nook into her personal web beneath strain from Sophie Howard, however the hosts did not discover a leading edge to stage it up.

London-born Spence, who joined Tottenham in June on a two-year take care of the choice of an additional yr, was Chelsea’s longest-serving participant, netting 50 targets throughout 238 appearances.

Spanish City-born Shaw headed in a leveler from captain Steph Houghton’s nod again throughout purpose, however Villa had the ultimate say of their first-ever win over the Blues, who till Sunday had gained all 4 of their earlier conferences by an combination rating of 17-0.

After ending third final season Metropolis boss Gareth Taylor stated the main focus could be on successful a primary WSL title since 2016, however there was an unfamiliar look and feel to Metropolis’s beginning XI.

Ellen White, Jill Scott and Karen Bardsley have all retired, Lucy Bronze and Walsh have moved to Barcelona and Georgia Stanway and Caroline Weir have joined Bayern Munich and Actual Madrid respectively.

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