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All square with Tykes

Posted on 26 March 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Our under-17 side drew 1-1 at Barnsley in their opening group stage game of the end-of-season play-offs.

Jimmy Neighbour's side feature in a three-team group along with Barnsley and Coventry and the midlanders have already triumphed over the Tykes. This means Jimmy's boys must overcome Coventry on Saturday April 6 to progress to the knock-out stages.

Jimmy takes up the story...

"We went 1-0 up early on with a good goal. We took a corner and Mark Yeates flicked it on and Michael Malcolm had an easy chance to put it in.

"We passed the ball quite well after that, the pitch was poor, but they made it very hard for us.

"We didn't have too many goal opportunities, but I was delighted with the way they fought and the good attitude showing they wanted to keep something from the game.

"Unfortunately we gave them a goal with ten minutes to go. Danny Foster fell over the ball which gave them a chance to break through - the finish then came off one of our players.

"I'm not unhappy with the boys because they worked hard and it was a tough game. The league is now in our hands, if we beat Coventry we are through to the quarter-finals.

"I think it's the third time we've stayed overnight and it's a good experience for the boys to go on a Friday. I think they enjoyed being together and had a bit of a laugh - they are a good bunch of boys.

"Coventry beat Barnsley and we've now got to beat them - the draw would see Coventry go through.

"They've had a great season whatever happens, I'm hopeful that they can do that as long as they do it in the right way.

"Play the right way and if we can beat Coventry by doing that I'll be delighted."