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Reserve report:<br>Spurs 1-1 Fulham

Posted on 29 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).

Dean Richards completed 90 minutes on his return to action as our reserves' winning streak came to an end against Fulham on Monday night.

The big defender looked in good shape after his lengthy lay-off with ear and head problems, kept a tight hold on Fulham dangerman Collins John with central defensive partner Rodrigo Defendi and didn't let a loose pass go all night.

Unfortunately, the visitors punished our only piece of slack marking all game when Neale McDermott was allowed space in the box in injury time in the first half and finished in style off the underside of the crossbar.

Eddie Silva Sousa got us back on level terms within seconds of the restart but despite enjoying the lion's share of possession, clear-cut chances proved elusive.

It meant the end of a six-match winning run and a spell of eight wins in nine games can now been seen as one defeat in 10 - form that took the lads to the top of the Barclays Premier Reserve League South last week.

It was always a high-tempo, neat and tidy game with the ball zipping nicely off the surface at Broadhall Way.

Spase Dilevski had the first chance of the night inside a minute but couldn't find enough on a chip to beat Dave Beasant - Fulham's goalkeeping coach still going strong at 45.

The lively Mark Yeates and Jamie Slabber tried their luck from distance but neither defence looked like cracking until McDermott's fine finish with the last kick of the first half.

Silva Sousa levelled it with the crowd still taking their seats after the break, turning in Marcel McKie's left-wing cross from 12 yards for his sixth goal in his last nine reserve games.

Slabber looked to have a good call for a penalty after a clumsy challenge from Darren Pratley and then saw Beasant spill his shot but recover in time to flick the rebound away from Dilevski.

John volleyed Fulham's best chance over from 12 yards before the final opportunity of the night as Silva Sousa played in Dilevski who raced into the box only to fire wide.


50secs: Slabber released Dilevski, pace took him a yard clear, Beasant just tall enough to grasp attempted lob from 20 yards.

19mins: Best move so far, McKenna skipped away from two tackles, O'Hara spread play wide to Yeates who cut inside two players but 20-yarder was blocked.

28mins: Fulham's first effort of note, Watkins stole around the back to connect with Doherty's deep free-kick but headed over.

34mins: Slabber won ball 30 yards out, spotted Beasant out of goal, attempted lob landed on roof of net.

35mins: Burch out quickly to win 50-50 with John after back pass fell short.

Injury time: GOAL. Ball fed into McDermott, right side of box, cut in and scored off underside of bar.
Spurs 0, Fulham 1

Half-time: Spurs 0, Fulham 1

46mins: GOAL. McKie's cross from the left finished first-time by Silva Sousa from 12 yards.
Spurs 1, Fulham 1

50mins: Burch comfortable save low to his right from Noble's 20-yard strike.

55mins: PENALTY? Appeals waved away after Slabber went down under Pratley's clumsy challenge.

56mins: SAVE. Beasant spilled Slabber's shot but somehow managed to flick loose ball away from Dilevski.

64mins: Lee intercepted Fulham pass and let rip from 25 yards, Beasant spilled shot again, Silva Sousa onto it but angle too tight for a shot, cross cleared.

72mins: Yeates threaded ball through for Slabber but combination of Fontaine and Beasant cleared.

76mins: John volleyed just over from Milsom's cross.

85mins: Silva Sousa released Dilevski, right channel, through on goal, shot wide.

Full-time: Spurs 1, Fulham 1

Line-ups: Spurs: Burch, McKenna, McKie, Defendi, Richards, Dilevski (Price, 86), O'Hara, Lee (Maghoma, 73), Yeates, Silva Sousa, Slabber. Subs: Malcolm, Eyre, Daniels.

Fulham: Beasant, Ormosuzi (Buari, 58), Milsom, Watkins, Fontaine, McKinlay, John, Pratley, Noble, McDermott (Timlin, 67), Doherty. Subs: Davidson, Lawless, Collins.