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Reidy's pride

Posted on 3 May 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).

Andy Reid described the scoring of his first goal in Spurs colours as a proud moment, one he feels has been inching closer over the last few weeks.

The Republic of Ireland international took aim and rattled the net at the Paxton Road end on 67 minutes with a spectacular effort that left Aston Villa keeper Stefan Postma beaten all ends up.

The 22-year-old has been threatening to trouble the scorers for a little while now having displayed his shooting ability in most games since his arrival from Nottingham Forest at the end of January.

"I think it has been coming," he agreed. "I've been getting pretty close but to finally get it in a good win like this is really great."

Andy added that breaking his duck did provide something of a release as he sparked further Sunday celebrations for the White Hart Lane crowd.

"It was a bit. It was a very proud moment for me and my family, it is always great to get a goal and to score it at home was really special."

Teammate Robbie Keane believes the goal was a sign of how well Andy is taking to the task of performing at Premiership level.

"The goal was great," chipped in Robbie. "Coming into the Premiership for any player, no matter how good you are, is always going to be difficult. He has come in and taken to it and that goal has been coming for the last few weeks.

"I have seen him score goals like that for Ireland and Forest and he has now got his reward here."