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Posted on 7 August 2007  - 12:00

All the action from our Spurs XI team's 3-2 victory over Grays Athletic in Tuesday night's friendly.

All the action from our Spurs XI team's 3-2 victory over Grays Athletic in Tuesday night's friendly.


Full-time: Grays Athletic 2, Spurs 3

87.50: GOAL - GRAYS. Kedwell drilled in low cross from right slid in by O'Connor at near post.
Grays Athetic 2, Spurs XI 3

83.13: CHANCE - SPURS. Delicious pass between defenders from Taarabt to pick out Barnard's run, Barnard skipped around advancing Knowles but was sent wide, Sambrook managed to block him out.

80.37: SAVE - KNOWLES. Taarabt let fly again from 20 yards, this time a low skidder that flew off the wet surface and Knowles did well to get down to it to his right.

75.18: CLOSE. Barcham worked a yard in a crowded box, hit his shot back across Knowles but just wide.

67.46: GOAL - SPURS. Huddlestone shot cannoned off Ashton into path of Taarabt, took a touch, weight it up and then smashed into top corner from 20 yards.
Grays Athletic 1, Spurs XI 3

61.44: Taarabt progress centrally, poked through to Barcham, Knowles out to gather.

57mins: RED CARD - GRAYS. Murray after a bit of a tangle with Huddlestone.

56.27: SUB - SPURS. Maghoma for Boateng.

53.31: GOAL - SPURS. Barcham beat Cooksey, dribbled into the box, unselfishly squared to Boateng who applied the finish from eight yards.
Grays Athletic 1, Spurs XI 2

52.20: Taarabt dribbled into the box, left side, hit shot straight at Knowles.

48.20: Murray rifled just over from the edge of the box.

Half-time: SUB - SPURS. Barcham for Routledge.

Half-time: Grays Athletic 1, Spurs XI 1

44.50: CLOSE - GRAYS. Hearn free-kick from 20 yards drifted just wide.

43.21: CLOSE - SPURS. Mills clearance set up a four on three attack led by Taarabt, dribbled into the box, hit low shot just wide.

40.13: O'Hara dragged shot across goal.

35.44: CLOSE - SPURS. O'Hara free-kick from 25 yards fizzed just wide.

31.53: CHANCE - SPURS. Huddlestone beat offside trap and went through on Knowles, skipped around the keeper but forced slightly wide, weighed up his options, went for the shot but Haverson back to make goal-saving block.

23.13: GOAL - GRAYS. Hearn whipped in dangerous free-kick from the left, appeared to flick of a couple of heads and therefore made it a tricky save through the bodies for Forecast, he managed to get down to it but could only parry into the path of Watson who prodded home.
Grays Athletic 1, Spurs XI 1

19.23: CHANCE - SPURS. O'Hara played into Barnard who rolled back for Boateng to shoot, central, 18 yards out, decent hit but straight at Knowles.

16.38: CLOSE - GRAYS. Hearn curled free-kick just wide from 22 yards.

12.32: SAVE - KNOWLES. Huddlestone into O'Hara, had room to run at Haverson, side-stepped the defender and drilled shot from 20 yards that forced fine diving save out of Knowles.

11.05: Boateng latched onto Barnard knockdown, instant half-volley a yard wide.

8.54: Barnard intercepted pass, skipped around Stuart but dragged shot wide from edge of box.

5.26: GOAL - SPURS. Mills climbed high at far post to power home O'Hara's corner.
Grays Athletic 0, Spurs XI 1

2.59: O'Hara spotted Knowles off his line fully 45 yards out, went for lob, ball landed a couple of yards wide.

1.13: Hearn rifled in the first shot, easily taken by Forecast.

Grays Athletic: Knowles, Sambrook, Stuart (Ashton, 46), Oli, McAllister (O'Connor, 75), Murray, Hearn (Day, 71), Watson (Kedwell, 75), Cooksey (Gross, 64), Marshall, Haverson. Subs: Flitney, Lawson.

Spurs XI: Forecast, Riley, Berchiche, Huddlestone, Ifil, Mills, Routledge (Barcham, 46), Boateng, Barnard, O'Hara, Taarabt. Subs: Butcher, Casey, McKenna, Livermore, Maghoma.