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LADS DRAW OPENER IN ITALY

Posted on 29 January 2008  - 12:00

Our Under-20 squad drew a thrilling opening game in the Viareggio Tournament in Italy on Monday.

Our Under-20 squad drew a thrilling opening game in the Viareggio Tournament in Italy on Monday.

We kicked-off the prestigious 48-team tournament with a 3-3 draw against last year's winners Genoa in the Stadio dei Pini in Viareggio.

We actually led three times. Joe Martin was in the right place at the right time to strike when a free-kick was loose in the penalty area, Simon Dawkins then made it 2-1 with a smart finish at the near post from Danny Rose's cross and Rose was there again for the third, this time tripped in the box to allow Tomas Pekhart to score from the penalty spot. It stayed that way until the 70th minute when the Italians made it a final 3-3 scoreline.

"It was a fantastic game, by all accounts one of the best opening games in the tournament's history," reported development coach Clive Allen. "Genoa won the event last year but we could have and perhaps should have won it having led three times.

"The results sets us up nicely though as we believe we've a good chance of getting something from the remaining two group games."

The lads next face Cisco Roma at Empoli on Thursday.

Spurs: Button, Riley, Butcher, Martin, Hughton, Hutton (Fraser-Allen, 70), Livermore, Maghoma (Cox, 65), Rose, Dawkins, Pekhart.