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Daws' Upton spark

Posted on 8 December 2008  - 12:00

Michael Dawson has some fond recent memories of Upton Park - not least last season.

Daws' Upton spark

Michael Dawson has some fond recent memories of Upton Park - not least last season.

The defender headed home the equaliser in the 1-1 draw against the Hammers in November and celebrated by all-but climbing in with our delirious travelling fans.

He was also part of the side that famously won 4-3 in March, 2007, when we came from 2-0 and then 3-2 down with Paul Stalteri of all people tapping home the winner in injury time.

"Who could forget that one - it was an unbelievable game," smiled ‘Daws' at Spurs Lodge as the squad prepared for their latest trip to East London on Monday.

"We looked out of it at 2-0 down and then again at 3-2 so late on and we all thought we'd got a point when we made it 3-3, not that we'd go on to win it!

"It was a great run by Paul, he was still full of legs, Jermain Defoe's shot was saved but Paul was there to tap it in. It was a fantastic win.

"Last season was my only goal in the league, right in front of our fans. It was a great moment for me as I don't get that many!"

Happy memories but Michael was quickly back to business. "We've got to go there and try to get back to winning ways, simple as that," he said. "They played well at Liverpool last week and a goalless draw at Anfield is a great result.

"We were all disappointed with the Everton game last weekend, but there's no point dwelling on that. We did well at Watford on Wednesday and now we have to get out there and get the three points we need."