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Match Report - Falkenbergs FF v Tottenham Hotspur - 13 Jul 2004

Posted on 14 July 2004  - 12:00


We opened up our friendly programme at our Swedish training camp with a draw against Falkenbergs FF on Tuesday night.

Lee Barnard got the ball rolling for Jacques Santini and our new continental-style management team with a fine first goal of the summer after 21 minutes.

The 20-year-old striker finished clinically from Marcel McKie's cross, sweeping home on the half-volley from eight yards, as a youthful line-up competed well against the Swedish Superettan outfit.

Barnard was one of the night's plusses as the new boss took a look at the younger members of his squad - 17-year-olds Jamie O'Hara and Phil Ifil played the second half - and was unlucky to see a second goal disallowed for offside.

The home side, well into their domestic season, had a fair share of the game and eventually equalised via Bjorn Carlsson's fine chip in the second half.


3mins: Larsson volley, Kelly block tackle over.

6mins: De Stefano through 1v1 from Daniel Svensson pass, dinked over Burch, hit post.

10mins: JJ corner, GB flicked header wide.

21mins: Jackson fed McKie who accelerated past his right-back and cross for Barnard to sweep home on the half-volley from eight yards. 1-0.

24mins: Ricketts 20-yarder straight at Karlsson.

34mins: De Stefano speculative volley from 20 yards dipped over.

35mins: DISALLOWED. McKie-Barnard combination again, Barnard fine finish left footed one-on-one but ruled offside.

Half-time: Falkenbergs FF 0, Spurs 1

51mins: Free-kick taken short to edge of area but Carlsson shot blocked and deflected over by Doherty.

55mins: Larsson stumbled forward before unleashing 25-yarder just wide.

63mins: Snapshot from no-where from Larsson superbly tipped over by Burch.

68mins: GOAL. Ifil block tackle but ball fell to Carlsson who chipped Burch from 15 yards. 1-1.

75mins: Persson header from Moller corner flew just wide.

80mins: Jackson slipped over attempting header clear, Mehmet fluffed half-chance wide.

81mins: Flying header from Sorensen to deny Hughes header from Ifil cross.

84mins: Marney one-on-one from Slabber pass, tricky angle, Sorensen out quickly to block with legs.

Line-ups: Falkenbergs FF: Karlsson, Persson, Carlsson, Lundgren, Gustafsson, Karnell, Josefsson, De Stefano, Svensson, Sandquist, Larsson. Subs: Sorensen, Bergstrand, Berta, Sundqvist, Rosen, Moller, Kameraj, Egenwall, Olsson, Mehmet, Elm.

Spurs: Burch, Kelly (Ifil, 45), McKie (Slabber, 45), O'Donoghue, Bunjevcevic (Doherty, 45), Hughes, Marney, Jackson, Ricketts (O'Hara, 45), Yeates (Price, 67), Barnard (Malcolm, 67).

Attendance: 1,654