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Obika on song for Spurs XI

Posted on 12 May 2010  - 12:00

Jon Obika hit four goals as our Spurs XI beat Chelsea 5-3 in a training ground friendly on Wednesday afternoon.

Obika on song for Spurs XI

Jon Obika hit four goals as our Spurs XI beat Chelsea 5-3 in a training ground friendly on Wednesday afternoon.

The striker currently on loan and preparing for promotion play-offs with Millwall in League One scored a hat-trick in the first half as we dominated at Spurs Lodge.

He also had a goal disallowed as we led 3-0 at half-time before adding the fourth in the second half. John Bostock completed the scoring.

It took just five minutes for Obika to finish a one-on-one chance for the opener before scrambling home the second from close range.

He completed his hat-trick just after the half-hour when he latched onto a pass from Dean Parrett and lobbed home over the advancing goalkeeper (pictured below).

Obika

Jacob Mellis pulled a goal back for Chelsea but Obika soon restored the three-goal cushion with powerful downward header from Parrett's free-kick (pictured top).

Bostock drilled home from 30 yards to make it 5-1 before two fine goals from Gael Kakuta and Jeffrey Bruma made it a final 5-3 scoreline.

Technical Co-Ordinator Tim Sherwood reported: "It was excellent. The game was played at a nice, high tempo and it was a great exercise for us.

"I thought we moved the ball really well at times and the application of the players was first-class.

"Adam Smith was outstanding, Calum Butcher was outstanding, Steven Caulker as well - but we all know what they can do.

"Jon Obika scored four goals and wasn't even the best performer out there! He certainly knows how to score a goal though."

Spurs: Thomas; Smith, Butcher, Caulker (Durojaiye, 75), Byrne (Cox, 75); M'poku (Dawkins, 60), Parrett, Mason (Luongo, 75), Townsend; Bostock; Obika.

Andros