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Reserves report

Posted on 21 November 2000  - 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).

<B>FA PREMIER RESERVE LEAGUE<P class=MsoNormal>Nottingham Forest Reserves 1 Spurs Reserves 3</B><P class=MsoNormal>Willem Korsten grabbed the spotlight from Sol Campbell at the City Ground on Tuesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>All the pre-match attention was on our returning skipper but the flying Dutchman stole the show with a superb hat-trick.<P class=MsoNormal>Korsten&rsquo&#59;s treble handed us a thoroughly deserved win in the rain in Nottingham - incredibly our first competitive win on our travels at senior level this season.<P class=MsoNormal>While Sol looked his assured self and in the main untroubled at the back during his 65-minute return to action, Korsten provided the spark alongside Chris Armstrong up front.<P class=MsoNormal>As well as his hat-trick he saw a first half effort go inches wide, flashed in numerous shots and won a penalty.<P class=MsoNormal>Indeed, manager Chris Hughton was probably left scratching his head as to how we went in trailing at half-time.<P class=MsoNormal>Forest started brightly as both sides adapted to the wet conditions but we dominated play and in a 20-minute spell the home barely touched the ball.<P class=MsoNormal>Two tame efforts from Gareth Edds and Andy Reid were the net result of Forest&rsquo&#59;s early head of steam and we took over on the quarter-hour. Forest goalkeeper Barry Roche bravely blocked at the feet of Etherington after Korsten&rsquo&#59;s flick from Ian Hillier&rsquo&#59;s cross found the youngster six yards out and the impressive home stopper superbly palmed away Korsten&rsquo&#59;s low drive from a free-kick minutes later.<P class=MsoNormal>But Forest broke away and scored during this spell of pressure. Gray played a one-two with Reid and his cross from the byline found Edds unmarked eight yards out and the striker in turn made no mistake with his head.<P class=MsoNormal>The final chance of the half fell to Korsten. We broke from a Forest attack, Etherington picked the perfect pass and Korsten, through one-on-one, dinked the ball over Roche but inches wide.<P class=MsoNormal>Korsten soon made amends in the second half though. With 51 minutes on the clock he picked up Simon Davies&rsquo&#59; pass, beat the lunging Dawson, ran away from the last man and coolly finished.<P class=MsoNormal>Ten minutes later he was there again, this time driving into the area and forcing a penalty as both Dawson and Roche slid in. Roche spread himself well to deflect Armstrong&rsquo&#59;s spot kick over the bar with his legs.<P class=MsoNormal>Sol departed after 65 minutes and two minutes later we were in front. Korsten burst into the area again from the left-hand side, skipped away from Dawson and slid the ball into the far corner.<P class=MsoNormal>Walker had to be alert to pounce on a Reid cross as Edds closed in but play soon switched back into Forest&rsquo&#59;s half as Korsten memorably completed his hat-trick. This time he picked up a loose ball on the right-hand side, switched to his left foot and unleashed a curler into the top corner from 30 yards to cap a perfect night.<P class=MsoNormal><B>Forest Reserves:</B> Roche, Gray, Brennan, Cooper, Calderwood, Dawson, Matrecano, Reid, Freeman, Edds, Foy (Cash, 73).<P class=MsoNormal><B>Spurs Reserves:</B> Walker, Hillier, Gardner, Freund, Campbell (Jackson, 65), Doherty, Toner, Davies, Armstrong, Korsten, Etherington.<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>