Skip to main content

News

  • REPORT STAINES TOWN 2, SPURS XI 4
Subscribe to newsfeed 

REPORT: STAINES TOWN 2, SPURS XI 4

Posted on 21 July 2007  - 12:00

Our Spurs XI side had to recover from nightmare traffic problems and conceding a goal inside 20 seconds before overcoming Staines Town 4-2 in Saturday's friendly.

Our Spurs XI side had to recover from nightmare traffic problems and conceding a goal inside 20 seconds before overcoming Staines Town 4-2 in Saturday's friendly.

A young side - including First Year Academy scholars Andros Townsend and Jonathan Obika - turned it around thanks to goals from Obika, Jake Livermore, Leigh Mills (pictured right) and Kyle Fraser-Allen.

Development coach Clive Allen takes up the story...

"We left the training ground at 12 noon but the M25 was at a standstill and we didn't arrive at the ground in Staines until 10 to three," he said. "Kick-off was put back to half-past three but we then went a goal down after 17 seconds. Not the best of starts!

"We got ourselves back into the game when we worked the ball down the right to Jonathan Obika who cut in and curled into the corner with his left foot, that was after 20 minutes.

"Unfortunately, we went 2-1 down just before half-time with an own goal, one we couldn't do much about.

"It took only three minutes in the second half for us to level at 2-2 with another move down the right, David Hutton picked out Jake Livermore who burst into the box and finished well.

"We took the lead after 65 minutes when Leigh Mills headed home at the near post from David Hutton's corner and we were comfortable then.

"We made a few substitutions and two of them combined for the fourth goal after 72 minutes when Ryan Mason passed inside the full-back and Kyle Fraser-Allen went through to score.

"After the start to the day I thought we played well. We controlled the game in the second half."

Spurs XI: Forecast, Riley (Smith, 60), Mills, Mtandari, Hughton, Hutton, Livermore, Hutchins (Kasim, 46), Townsend (Mason, 46), Barcham (Olsen, 85), Obika (Fraser-Allen, 70).