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Colin accepts Hammer blow

Posted on 17 October 2001  - 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).

Reserve boss Colin Calderwood held up his hands after West Ham's late equaliser on Tuesday night and admitted: "Overall, they probably deserved it."

The Hammers struck four minutes before the final whistle as a highly-entertaining FA Premier Reserve League encounter ended 2-2 at Stevenage Borough FC.

Paul Kitson opened the scoring for West Ham, Tim Sherwood levelled and put us 2-1 up at half-time and just as an open affair looked set to end in our favour, Kitson popped up again to level.

Colin reflected: "To get so close, like any game, you're going to be upset but they did have three or four chances in the second half and Kasey Keller did very well in one-on-one situations.

"I'm sure they think they deserved something out of the game and to be fair, they probably did.

"A lot of our play in the first half was very good but in the second half we struggled to have the same impact, for whatever reason.

"It would have been lovely to win 2-1 because there were a lot of good performances out there that deserved more than a draw but overall it was very even and draw was probably fair."

Colin also appreciated the pace and panache of the 90 minutes. "That is probably the best reserve game we've played in terms of the tempo it was played at, tackles, all that type of thing," he said.

"It was as good as a reserve game in terms of a physical work out as they'll get this season.

"Both teams played good football in patches and played in the right way.

"There was a lot of pace out there and I can imagine every player will feel the effects of it and the benefits of it."