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RESERVES EDGED OUT IN FRIENDLY

Posted on 25 September 2007  - 12:00

A young reserve side lost out to a spectacular late goal against Ipswich Town in a friendly at Portman Road on Tuesday.

A young reserve side lost out to a spectacular late goal against Ipswich Town in a friendly at Portman Road on Tuesday.

Ipswich fielded seven players with first team experience in contrast to our two and one of those players, Fabian Wilnis, connected with an overhead kick with 10 minutes remaining to secure the home side a 3-2 victory.

Earlier, Andy Barcham made it three goals in three games with the opener, Ipswich hit back to go 2-1 up and Tomas Pekhart made it 2-2 before the late winner.

Development coach Clive Allen was delighted with his side's display as both First Year Academy forward Andros Townsend and Under-16 midfielder Dean Parrett enjoyed valuable game time off the bench.

Clive reported: "Ipswich had a number of players with first team experience and it was an ideal test for us.

"We went 1-0 up when Jake Livermore threaded a pass through to Andy Barcham who turned and shot home from 20 yards.

"Ipswich levelled it before half-time and went 2-1 up in the second half but we made it 2-2 when Phil Ifil crossed from the right and Tomas Pekhart sidefooted home from 12 yards.

"We had the better chances after that but Ipswich won it when they swung over a free-kick and Wilnis scored with an overhead kick - it was like the equaliser Camara scored against us for Fulham.

"It was a good game played in the right way. Ipswich were strong while we were able to give Andros Townsend and Dean Parrett time off the bench and they both did well.

"The only disappointment was the way we conceded that winning goal but overall, it was a very productive exercise."

Spurs: Forecast, Ifil, Mills, Archibald-Henville, Hughton, Davis (Townsend, 20), Livermore, McKenna (Parrett, 70), Maghoma, Barcham (Olsen, 65), Pekhart.

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