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Colin's delight

Posted on 30 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).

Colin Calderwood was delighted with how his reserve side stuck to their task to overcome an enthusiastic Watford outfit on Monday night.

The 2-1 victory at Stevenage Borough stretched our home record in the FA Premier Reserve League to three wins and a draw.

Hornets worked hard and often played with eight men behind the ball but we finally broke them down with goals after the break from Oyvind Leonhardsen and Yannick Kamanan.

Boss Colin reflected: "They matched us formation wise and because we had the more experienced team we were in the ascendency and knocked the ball about more.

"Watford stuck to their task and followed runners all over the pitch but eventually, if you are not in possession, you will get more tired than the team with the ball.

"I stressed that to the lads at half-time. We eventually got a couple of goals and it was pleasing how we stuck at it.

"Even though some of the passes were back and square, we retained possession and eventually Watford ran out of steam.

"We took advantage of that and scored in the second half. We got a little sloppy in the last 15 minutes and that's where the younger lads especially have to remember to keep moving the ball and keep possession.

"I would have liked to kept a clean sheet, that would have been ideal, but we created three or four good chances and took a couple."