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Clive's delight

Posted on 22 May 2005  - 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).

Clive Allen was delighted that Lee Barnard capped a season to remember with a goal against Mauritius.


The young striker was coach Clive’s top scorer for the reserves last season with 17 goals in 17 appearances - the highlight successive hat-tricks against Derby and Arsenal.


Barney’s strike meant he scored the first and last goals of the 2004-05 season — the first in a friendly against Falkenbergs in Sweden in July and, 10 months on, the last here in Mauritius.


“Lee deserved it and it was a goal that summed up his season, the way he came inside and his first thought was ‘can I score’,” said Clive. “His thinking has changed and it was a tremendous finish.


“He’s been hungry to learn all season and it’s all paid off with a wonderful goal for the first team out here.


“His all-round play has improved along with the confidence he’s got from scoring goals.


“He’s been a constant threat in games even when things haven’t gone his way and that has resulted in a very productive season.”