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Fast start pleases Clive

Posted on 18 March 2009  - 12:00

Clive Allen was delighted with how his reserve side tore into Chelsea on Monday.

Fast start pleases Clive

Clive Allen was delighted with how his reserve side tore into Chelsea on Monday.

The lightning start paid dividends with two goals and a host of chances inside the first 25 minutes paving the way for a 4-0 victory in the Barclays Premier Reserve League.

Pascal Chimbonda and Fraizer Campbell put us in the driving seat and the lads didn't take their collective foot off the gas all night.

Tom Huddlestone added the third from a free-kick just after the hour and Fraizer capped the evening with a penalty four minutes from time.

Development coach Clive didn't want a repeat of seven days earlier against Fulham when the lads struggled to get going in the first half and were then hit by two goals in eight minutes and an eventual 3-0 defeat.

"I thought it was an excellent start with the way we pressed Chelsea from the first whistle and that was led by the senior players and how they attacked the game," said Clive.

"It's so difficult to play when you are put under pressure like that and we didn't allow Chelsea to play. That set the pattern for the game.

"We looked a threat every time we attacked. We deserved to go in front early on and we controlled it from there.

"It was an excellent performance overall because you always wonder what might have happened if we'd dropped off or slackened in any way but we didn't, we kept it going throughout and finished the game well.

"We didn't want to slow down in any way because they had some technicians who, given time and space, could have caused us problems but we didn't allow that all night long, that was the most pleasing thing."

Highlights of the game are now available on Spurs TV Online.

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