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Posted on 25 August 2004  - 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).

Pat Holland has pinpointed finishing as the area his Under-18s need to work on after disappointing opening day defeat in the FA Premier Academy League at Sunderland.

The lads dominated large chunks of the game and created a host of chances only to end up losing 2-1.

They started particularly brightly without reward and then found themselves two goals down with two quickfire strikes from the home side in a matter of minutes before the break.

They came back again in the second half and eventually pulled a goal back via Andy Barcham but the damage was done.

Coach Pat reflected: "It's a situation where we can come out and say we should have scored goals but it's an area we have to work on.

"We identified it quite early in the season in a friendly against Luton where we had a lot of the game but couldn't put the ball in the net.

"Hopefully it won't be recurring situation because it can frustrate the players and the coaches and you could see a sense of it creeping in at Sunderland, especially when Sunderland scored twice in a few minutes after we'd created so many chances in the first half.

"That was an unbelievable first half really. Credit to the lads though, they came back and had a go in the second half, more chances and eventually got a goal back from Andy Barcham. But as I said, it's an area we have to work on."