Grace Clinton inspires Tottenham Hotspur to a well-deserved victory against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Her second goal, a lasered long range hit, came before Ria Percivals late strike sealed three points for Robert Vilahamns women in a high tempo and at times gritty encounter at the Amex Stadium.
Martha Thomas was the other Spurs player to get on the score sheet, as she bagged her fourth goal of the season.
An absorbing first half saw Brighton open the scoring in the seventh minute, as Elisabeth Terland met an inch perfect in-swinging corner from Maisie Symonds at the front post for her third WSL goal of the season.
But Tottenham kept going and slowly asserted themselves, with the Seagulls’ stern resistance eventually broken on the stroke of half time.
Drew Spencer sent a magnificent curling shot clattering into the bar, and it fell marvellously to Thomas, who was able to strike the rebound low and hard into the bottom left corner.
Into the second half, and the game seemed to instantly open up, with Brighton having a slight edge approaching the hour mark.
As time ticked on Tottenham stayed patient, dictating the tempo, and fearlessly playing out from the back.
And their bravery was rewarded. Almost from nowhere, Clinton, Spurs’ standout performer, picked up the ball 30 yards from goal, lashing home beyond a sprawling Katie Spencer for her first goal of the campaign.
Spurs’ backline was required to weather a late Brighton storm, before Jessica Naz broke away, found Percival, who slotted home and sealed victory.