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Posted on 6 February 2006  - 12:00

Pat Holland felt the foundations for the convincing win against Watford were laid last time out against Reading.

Pat Holland felt the foundations for the convincing win against Watford were laid last time out against Reading.

The lads impressed in a 1-0 win against the Royals on January 21 and coach Pat felt Saturday's 5-0 victory was simply a continuation of that form.

Simon Dawkins and Jamie Davis put the lads in control with goals in the first half before Andy Barcham and late strikes from Richard Heller (pictured right) and Stuart Lewis secured their biggest win of the campaign.

Pat reported: "Watford were a strong side but I thought this result came off the back of last week where our shape was good, the performance was good and we just didn't have the goals to show for it.

"From the word go we played really well and the difference this week was that we stuck the ball in the back of the net.

"Jamie Davis came in for Richard Heller, Andy Barcham started because Jacques Maghoma was isuspended and Charlie Lee came in and did well, a bonus for us.

"The first goal came after 20 minutes when Simon Dawkins got the right side of his defender and slotted the ball away well. We then scored a similar goal with Jamie Davis getting onto a through ball and finishing well and that was 2-0 at half-time.

"Watford had the better start in the second half but couldn't score and we then broke with Andy Barcham who scored an indivudual goal, getting around the outside of his man, cutting across and hitting it under the keeper. That was after about 60 minutes.

"The last two goals came in the final 10 minutes. Richard Heller came on for Jamie, beat his man and smashed it home from about 25 yards, a super goal.

"Stuart Lewis finished it all off with the last kick of the game, a corner half-cleared to him that he hit back, it took a slight deflection but it was still a clean strike.

"The shape of the side looked good again and there were plenty of positives."

Spurs U18s: Button, Smith, Martin, Lewis, Mills, Lee (Lake, 80), Davis (Kyriacou, 80), Livermore, Dawkins (Heller, 75), Hutton, Barcham. Unused sub: Peprah.