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Daws is back!

Posted on 8 December 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson marked his return to action with a goal as our Spurs XI beat MK Dons 4-3 in a friendly at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday.

Daws is back!

Michael Dawson marked his return to action with a goal as our Spurs XI beat MK Dons 4-3 in a friendly at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday.

The defender played the full 90 minutes in a competitive encounter and scored the fourth goal as we raced into a 4-1 lead five minutes into the second half.

Technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood said: "It was great to see Michael back and he did everything asked of him.

"You can train all you like but there is nothing like playing matches and this will help him get his timing back and emulate what he'll do when he returns to action for the first team. He will be far better for it."

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Tim was delighted with the team's football as they recovered from going a goal down inside three minutes to lead 3-1 at half-time.

Simon Dawkins crossed for Cameron Lancaster to finish after seven minutes and Lancaster was there again to make it 2-1 after good work from Giovani dos Santos five minutes later.

Nathan Byrne provided the perfect cross from the right for Dawkins to slide in the third after 17 minutes.

We had to wait until the 50th minute for the fourth goal and Dawson's moment, making room in the box before firing home the loose ball from a corner.

MK Dons capitalised on two set-pieces to reduce the arrears after 73 and 85 minutes and Stipe Pletikosa made one fine save after that to secure the 4-3 win.

"I thought our passing and general performance in the first half was excellent," added Tim.

"Sandro was excellent again and got another 45 minutes under his belt and I was impressed with Nathan Byrne as well.

"All in all, it was a good work out against a strong MK side and the ground staff did a great job to get the pitch ready for us."

Spurs XI: Pletikosa; Byrne (Waller Lassen, 81), Dawson, Durojaiye, Carroll; Giovani, Luongo, Sandro (Francis-Angol, 46), Lancaster (Pritchard, 57); Kane, Dawkins (Oyenuga, 61). Unused subs: Ranieri, Tapping.

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