Soccer Ferns star Ria Percival on course for Tottenham in North London derby

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Football Ferns star Ria Percival on target for Tottenham in North London derby


Tottenham midfielder Ria Percival slots one past Arsenal goalkeeper Lydia Williams.

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Tottenham midfielder Ria Percival slots one previous Arsenal goalkeeper Lydia Williams.

Soccer Fern Ria Percival fulfilled a lifelong dream when she discovered the again of the web twice in a North London derby match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, solely to lose 5-4 on penalties when marquee signing Alex Morgan missed the goal.

Percival levelled the rating at 1-1 when she slotted one previous Arsenal goalkeeper Lydia Williams within the sixtieth minute of their FA Girls’s League Cup encounter at Meadow Park on Thursday (NZT), earlier than stepping as much as convert Tottenham’s fourth penalty try in the course of the shootout.

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The Group B sport completed 2-2 after 90 minutes.

“I’ve been a Spurs fan my entire life so it was fairly good to attain in the present day,” stated Percival, who scored one other objective towards second-tier membership London Metropolis Lionesses earlier within the event.

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“As a staff we’re fairly happy with the efficiency tonight. It was a troublesome tussle towards Arsenal, and it all the time is being a derby sport, however I’m happy with the staff. We placed on a very good present and performed some good soccer.”

With Arsenal changing all 5 of their makes an attempt, United States worldwide striker Morgan needed to rating hers to ship the shootout into sudden demise.

Ria Percival vies for a header with Arsenal’s Jill Roord.

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Ria Percival vies for a header with Arsenal’s Jill Roord.

Nonetheless, the World Cup winner skied her penalty over the crossbar at hand victory to rivals Arsenal, eliminating each groups from the event.

Group B leaders Chelsea have six competitors factors and can’t be caught with a sport in-hand.



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