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Posted on 23 October 2007  - 12:00

Our young reserve team came from 1-0 down to record a fine 3-1 win against an experienced Portsmouth side at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.

Our young reserve team came from 1-0 down to record a fine 3-1 win against an experienced Portsmouth side at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.


Full-time: Spurs 3, Portsmouth 1

Added time: GOAL - SPURS. Clever pass through from Hutchins to Livermore, beat offside trap and dinked a delightful finish over advicing Begovic.
Spurs 3, Pompey 1

86.58: CHANCE - POMPEY. Nugent managed to get goal-side of Mtandari and through on goal, left side of box, angle against him and curled effort wide.

84.55: Pekhart angled header a yard wide from Routledge's corner.

83.45: DOUBLE SAVE - BEGOVIC. Pekhart played Livermore through the middle, Begovic stood firm to save with legs, rebound fell to Dawkins who tried to pick his spot from 18 yards but keeper there again to deny him.

83.08: CLOSE - POMPEY. Songo'o dribbled into the area, poked shot inches wide from 18 yards.

75.09: CHANCE - POMPEY. Taylor hit flat cross from left into path of Ndebe Nlome, who guided good headed chance wide.

73.50: SAVE - BEGOVIC. Routledge progress down the right, laid ball back for Livermore to try his luck, rasper from 25 yards that Begovic tipped over at full stretch.

71.02: Livermore lashed wide from 30 yards.

69.05: WOODWORK - SPURS. Routledge turned away from Pack and Mvuemba in central area before unleashing piledriver from 30 yards that rattled the crossbar. Duffy just beat Pekhart to the rebound.

66.15: GOAL - SPURS. Livermore played in Rose down the right, lovely low cross into danger area met by Maghoma, who scored at the second attempt from close range after Begovic blocked first effort.
Spurs 2, Pompey 1

57.40: Dawkins fierce drive straight at Begovic.

57.01: SAVE - BEGOVIC. Poor clearance fell straight to Dawkins who fired the ball back, Begovic making a fine save, turning the ball away diving to his left.

55.20: GOAL - SPURS. From that save, Routledge whipped in corner, Archibald-Henville flicked header that clipped top of Duffy's head and nestled in far corner.
Spurs 1, Pompey 1

54.53: SAVE - BEGOVIC. Dawkins low shot from 20 yards forced the keeper to tip wide at full stretch diving to his right.

53.07: CHANCE - SPURS. Routledge played one-two with Livermore, drive cross across goal where Dawkins fired wide from close range.

49.54: Quick feet from Dawkins opened up a shooting chance, left-foot drive always aiming just wide from edge of box.

47.10: CLOSE - POMPEY. Oastler flicked header just wide from Taylor's corner.

Half-time: Spurs 0, Pompey 1

Added time: Pekhart 20-yarder straight at Begovic.

41.55: Dawkins shot blocked by Duffy.

41.22: Tackle from Peck saw ball land at feet of Dawkins, set himself well for shot but could only curl high and wide from 16 yards.

40.01: Taylor whipped in corner, ball struck Archibald-Henville and flew straight into Button's hands.

39.40: Good reactions from Pekhart in defensive area as Button spilled Taylor's free-kick, striker there to clear the rebound.

36.22: SAVE - BUTTON. Taylor flick sent Ndebe Nlome away down the right, drove low across Button who did well to palm shot away and had luck of green as loose ball fell just behind Nugent following in.

26.56: SAVE - BUTTON. Pinpoint pass over the top from Mvuemba for Nugent, took it first time as Button advanced and tried to guide over the keeper, Button stretched his tall frame well to fingertip wide.

24.08: CHANCE - SPURS. Wonderful cross from the right by Routledge set up golden chance for Pekhart, six yards out, went for it with his left foot rather than possible diving header, failed to connect.

22.37: SAVE - BEGOVIC. Dawkins to the left byline, cross aiming for Maghoma cut out. Pekhart kept corner alive, Riley climbed well to reach second ball, his header blocked by Begovic.

21.40: CHANCE - POMPEY. Songo'o cross from the right picked out Pack, time to pick his spot, guided effort just wide.

17.05: SUB - SPURS. Mtandari for injured Berchiche.

13.36: Obika charged down clearance, ball picked up by Dawkins, he found Livermore who might have played in Pekhart but opted for shot, deflected for corner.

10.26: GOAL - POMPEY. Mvuemba picked up the ball on the right side of the box, perhaps wasn't closed down quickly enough and managed to squeeze a low shot between defenders and in off the far post.
Spurs 0, Pompey 1

3.52: CLOSE - POMPEY. Taylor flashed a 30-yard free-kick just over.

Kick-off put back to 7.15pm as Portsmouth arrival delayed by traffic.


Spurs: Button, Riley, Hughton, Livermore, Archibald-Henville, Berchiche (Mtandari, 18), Routledge, Maghoma (Hutchins, 72), Pekhart, Dawkins, Obika (Rose, 46). Subs: L Butcher, Hutton.

Portsmouth: Begovic, Lauren, Traore, Duffy, Oastler, Pack (Kilby, 85), Songo'o, Mvuemba, Nugent, Ndebe Nlome, Taylor. Subs: Odiji, Govas, Jordan, Cowan-Hill.