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Reserve reaction

Posted on 11 November 2004  - 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 admitted the display against Watford did not reach the heights of recent performances, but praised the resilience of his team in the 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.


An own goal from Marcus Gayle opened the scoring just after the hour mark, the former Wimbledon man nodding a Yeates corner into his own net before Jamie Hand levelled for the home side following a goalmouth scramble.


A Johnnie Jackson sprint and lob over keeper Alec Chamberlain just before stoppage time secured the three points and made it six wins out of seven for Clive's boys.


"I think in what was a very physical and fast game we never really controlled the tempo as we have in previous games," reflected Clive. "So it was a different experience for one or two, especially Edson Silva for example, who commented on how fast and furious it was.


"It's all part of the learning process and there are different ways in which you win games. It was a big night in terms of us getting a result when we haven't played well. I am really pleased about that.


"We've had to be resilient we've had to fight at times, which you have to do at times when you're not allowed to play the way that you'd like to.


"However, I thought we got caught up in the pace of the game, the ball was turned over too frequently for my liking."