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Posted on 2 August 2006  - 12:00

Anthony Gardner completed 73 minutes on his return and Jermaine Jenas another hour as Andy Barcham's double sunk Fisher Athletic on Wednesday night.

Anthony Gardner completed 73 minutes on his return and Jermaine Jenas another hour as Andy Barcham's double sunk Fisher Athletic on Wednesday night.

Defender Gardner was back in action after a fortnight lay-off with a slight shin injury sustained at our training camp in France.

It was his second pre-season match and he found himself in a physical battle with Fisher's big forward Steve Watts that he came through largely untroubled.

It was also JJ's second friendly after playing 45 minutes at Bishop's Stortford and it was somewhat of a frustrating evening for the England midfielder who made a number of bursts forward in the first half without the ball falling kindly for him.

Fisher, from the Conference South, provided stern opposition at Dulwich Hamlet's Champion Hill Stadium with the friendly becoming a little feisty at times.

However, it was a good test for Clive Allen's men and they came through thanks to Barcham's two-goal burst in the space of four minutes in the second half.

Earlier, Jamie O'Hara curled home a beauty from 30 yards to hand us the lead but the home side struck back before the break when Leroy Griffiths' low cross from the right evaded everyone and ended up in the back of the net via the far post.


8mins: GOAL - O'HARA. Great effort from the young midfielder, won a 50-50 tackle centrally 35 yards out, picked himself up, took a look up and curled into the top corner from 30 yards.
Fisher Athletic 0, Spurs XI 1

12mins: GOAL - GRIFFITHS. Griffiths whipped in fine inswinging cross from the right that missed everyone in the box but crept in off the far post.
Fisher Athletic 1, Spurs XI 1

16mins: Ifil drilled a 25-yarder that flew a yard wide.

26mins: Gardner forced into diving headed clearance after Griffiths broke away down the left and crossed dangerously.

35mins: Lee burst past a couple of tackles and was suddenly on the edge of the box, didn't quite get hold of shot that was blocked by Lorraine.

36mins: O'Hara let fly again, this time his 20-yarder sailed just over.

38mins: SAVE. Watts blasted free-kick through the defensive wall from the edge of the area but Forecast positioned himself well to palm away.

39mins: Dawkins knocked ball down to Jenas, return pass found Dawkins eight yards out but shot blocked out by combination of Lorraine and Scannell.

40mins: Lee quickly-taken free-kick in own half picked out run of Dawkins down right, he squared to Jenas who touched off for Barcham to strike over from just inside box.

44mins: WOODWORK. Great break from Barcham who cut in from right before rolling ball into Ziegler's run from left, he lashed first-time shot that clipped the top of the crossbar.

Half-time: Fisher Athletic 1, Spurs 1

Half-time: SUB - SPURS. Maghoma for Ziegler.

54mins: Maghoma broke to the byline, whipped in cross, Deen sliced clearance just wide of own goal.

60mins: SUB - SPURS. Njie for Jenas.

64mins: Decent build-up ended with Dawkins heading Ifil's cross from the right a couple of yards wide.

70mins: Griffiths piledrive flew just over with Forecast at full stretch.

73mins: GOAL - BARCHAM. O'Hara zipped pass into Barcham that Fisher half-cleared, deflection took ball back into Barcham's pass however and the striker made no mistake, curling home from the edge of the box.
Fisher Athletic 1, Spurs XI 2

73mins: SUB - SPURS. Defendi for Gardner.

77mins: GOAL - BARCHAM. Very similar to second goal, this time Barcham received the ball to his feet just inside the box, worked a yard and curled home again from left side of area into far corner.
Fisher Athletic 1, Spurs XI 3

83mins: CLOSE. Well-worked corner found Griffiths in box, shot looked on target but hit his own player and rebounded to safety.

85mins: CHANCE. Hat-trick chance for Barcham as O'Hara crossed from the right but the striker couldn't get enough on his header to trouble Pullen.

Full-time: Fisher Athletic 1, Spurs XI 3

Line-ups: Fisher Athletic: Squad: Pullen, Hearn (L Piper, 86), Deen (Ball, 86), Hocking (Clancy, 68), Lorraine, Scannell, Riviere, Kitamirike, Griffiths, Watts (Healy, 78), Robinson, Davis, Nicholls, C Piper.

Spurs XI: Forecast, Ifil, Daniels, Lewis, C Lee, Gardner (Defendi, 73), Barcham, Jenas (Njie, 60), Dawkins, O'Hara, Ziegler (Maghoma, 46). Subs: Button, Mills, Riley.