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Posted on 2 October 2007  - 12:00

Our reserves had the best of the chances but couldn't find the goal they deserved as Tuesday night's reserve derby ended in a 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient.

Our reserves had the best of the chances but couldn't find the goal they deserved as Tuesday night's reserve derby ended in a 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient.


Full-time: Spurs 0, Arsenal 0

Added time: Chance on the counter as Obika burst through, had Pekhart in support but couldn't get enough cross, Arsenal cleared.

Added time: OFF LINE - PEKHART. Barcham took off down the left, great strength to get into the box, cross popped up for Pekhart to try spectacular overhead that beat Szczesny only for Hoyte to head off the line.

89.08: CHANCE - SPURS. Dawkins great work down the right, cross picked out Barcham, 16 yards out, had time but snatched at shot and sliced high and wide.

83.45: SAVE - SZCZESNY. Eastmond made hash of clearance, Obika found Dawkins, his shot was blocked but rebounded into path of Obika, diving header at far post somehow clawed off line by Szczesny.

80.08: CLOSE - SPURS. Obika pace got onto a ball over the top, managed to pull back for Dawkins who curled a yard wide from the edge of the box.

74.58: Half-chance started when Livermore switched play to Dawkins down the right, he found Pekhart, back to two defenders, managed to get in shot but straight at Szczesny.

73.40: More good work from Hughton, reached the byline down the left but Pekhart had checked back off his defender and Hughton's cross went flying across six-yard line.

72.30: CLOSE - SPURS. Hughton whipped in cross from the left, Dawkins went flying in, couldn't quite get enough on header and ball flashed wide.

66.02: Eastman angled drive across goal, Watt not too far away from diverting it home.

54.11: CLOSE - ARSENAL. Thomas backheeled into path of Merida Perez who fizzed 20-yarder inches wide.

52.21: Teasing low cross from Barcham found Hutton sliding in a near post, Szczesny got their first and ball cleared.

51.40: Ogogo misjudged a high ball and for a split-second Hutton looked through, defender got back to make challenge and chance went.

47.03: Thomas rasper flew just over from 25 yards.

Half-time: Spurs 0, Arsenal 0

44.25: CLOSE - ARSENAL. Ogogo's cross from the right misjudged by Riley fell to Steer, he drilled low across goal where Van Den Berg was inches away from a tap in.

36.59: Routine save for Forecast as Watt let fly from 25 yards.

30.03: Excellent defending as Archibald-Henville slid in to deny Van Den Berg as he pulled the trigger in front of goal.

29.50: SAVE - MANNONE. Barcham threaded pass through to Dawkins who was suddenly through on goal, albeit with two defenders breathing down his neck. Had to take it quick and Mannone read his intentions, saving down to his left.

27.01: Barcham pace down the right, clipped in fine cross that Pekhart headed over.

24.54: WOODWORK - ARSENAL. Dunne cross from the right found Van Den Berg in space at far post, had time to pick his spot but aimed header too high and it hit the top of the crossbar.

21.04: SAVE - MANNONE. Bounce got the better of Hoyte and enabled Pekhart to run through on goal, right side, angle against hi,, went for near post drive and Mannone got down well to tip around post.

19.50: Appeals for penalty as Pekhart went down under Rodgers' tackle in box, appeared to get ball though.

18.11: Pekhart met Riley's cross with decent downward header, not enough power to trouble Mannone.

16.28: CHANCE - SPURS. Very similar to earlier chance, this time Maghoma dribbled way into the box from the left again cutback for Pekhart, again hit high over the bar from 16 yards.

13.02: SAVE - FORECAST. Barazite threaded pass into box for Merida Perez, Foerecast straight out to save at his feet.

9.53: Forecast punch went straight to Dunne, 30 yards out, went for ambitious lob back over keeper but effort way off target.

7.07: SAVE - MANNONE. Pekhart slid ball wide right to Barcham, pace took him past Steer and drilled shot at goal from 16 yards that Mannone did well to beat out.

2.31: CHANCE - SPURS. Pekhart started move by robbing Ogogo in left-back area, Hutton took over, beat his man, cut the ball back for Pekhart, now in the middle, he hammered over from 12 yards.


Spurs: Forecast, Riley, Hughton, Livermore, Mills, Archibald-Henville, Barcham, Maghoma, Pekhart, Dawkins, Hutton (Obika, 60). Subs: Dalton, C Butcher, Berchiche, Hutchin.

Arsenal: Mannone (Szczesny, 46), Ogogo, Steer, Dunne, Hoyte, Rodgers, Barazite, Thomas, Van Den Berg (Eastmond, 63), Merida Perez, Watt. Subs: Cruise, Eastmond, Ayling.

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