An excellent strike by Adekite Fatuga-Dada helped Watford to their first point of the FA Women’s Super League 2 season as they held Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw at Kings Langley.

Having spurned the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot in the first half, Fatuga-Dada put the hosts in front eight minutes after the restart.

The Hornets were hanging on at the end of what was a breathless second half after Lucia Leon's equaliser, but held out for what was a morale-boosting result.

“That point was very much deserved and it's been coming,” said Fatuga-Dada.

“We just needed to be playing well and today I think we played really well as a team and we deserved the point, we should have maybe had more.

“Obviously we had the penalty miss, but penalties are a lottery and we had a lot of chances that we could have put away. We were very unlucky today.

“My goal felt a bit like deja vu from Millwall, but I just made sure that I made good contact and got it on target and it went in.”

In front of a crowd of 579 – Watford’s third highest in the WSL and largest away from Vicarage Road - it was the visitors who almost went ahead inside six minutes when Sarah Wiltshire's cross was headed against the inside of the post by her strike partner Wendy Martin.

Watford then wasted a golden opportunity after being awarded a penalty when Leon tripped Rinsola Babajide in the area, only for the striker to hit the post with her spot-kick.

The woodwork was then struck for a third time when Hornets midfielder Danielle Puddefoot sent a superb effort from 30 yards against the top of the bar as the first half ended goalless.

But Watford broke the deadlock eight minutes after the restart when Bianca Bragg chipped the ball to the far post from the left and Fatuga-Dada crashed a superb volley into the top corner.

Spurs drew level just after the hour mark when captain Jenna Schillaci played in a dangerous free-kick that ran loose from Watford goalkeeper Fran Kitching and Leon was on hand to back-heel in from close range.

The visitors pressed for a winner and twice hit the woodwork in the closing stages, with Kitching tipping Wiltshire's free-kick on to the bar before Watford defender Kylie McCarthy struck her own post.

Watford Ladies: Kitching; Nuttall, Jones, McCarthy; Fatuga-Dada (Cudone 83), Puddefoot, Bragg (Maple 80), Will, Kerr; Murray (Ward 83), Babajide. Subs not used: Baranowska, McKeag, Neal, Petkova.

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