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Lads tested by heat at Fleet

Posted on 11 July 2005  - 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).

Clive Allen believes the combination of the hot weather and a tricky playing surface presented his Spurs XI side with the perfect test to kick-off their pre-season at Fleet on Sunday.


In the end it needed a late equaliser from Lee Barnard to secure a 1-1 draw in the heat at Fleet Town's Calthorpe Park.


Fleet had earlier forged ahead via the penalty spot after 28 minutes.


"It was just what you expect in pre-season," said Clive. "The conditions were very difficult and it was very hot but I was delighted with the way we went about it.


"We'd trained hard all week but you cannot replicate the competitive situations you find in matches in training. That's why the friendlies are so important at this stage and you want things done right.


"We controlled the game for long periods especially in the second half and finally Barney popped up late with an equaliser. It was a good work out for us and I was very pleased with the lads."


Our Spurs XI outfit return to action against Cheshunt at Theobalds Lane on Friday, kick off 7.45pm.