Jess N’Gunga scored twice as Arsenal Women reserves enjoyed a hard fought 2-1 win against Tottenham Ladies.

Kalani Peart, who impressed in her 45 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain, was unfortunately injured mid-way through the first-half.

The opening goal came straight from the kick-off through N’Gunga, who struck an effort into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area. Spurs’ equaliser came around the half-hour mark, with Pickett finishing past Lucy Thomas.

The winner came in the 83rd minute, with N’Gunga rounding the goalkeeper and scoring from an acute angle to give the Arsenal Development team a 2-1 win.

Spurs created many chances and their lack of a finishing touch cost them dearly. On the Arsenal side, it is easy to notice how much younger the squad is this season.

The decision-making needs improvement at times, but the play and passing quality was good in the first-half, with many chances created. However, Spurs where very much on top after the break.

The team included Anna Filbey, Gaby Ravenscroft, Jess N’Gunga, Lucy Thomas, Lia Catalado, Beth Lumsden, Miri Taylor, Kalani Peart, and it was nice to see Ellie Perkins and Grace Neville back in the Arsenal colours after their year at London Bees and Millwall Lionesses.

As for the Arsenal seniors, Pedro Rosa’s side will be one of the football picks for the title and may fetch good odds with the best sports handicappers.