<B>FA PREMIER RESERVE LEAGUE <P class=MsoNormal>Watford 1 Spurs 2<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B><P class=MsoNormal>The reserves followed the first team&rsquo;s lead as youth grabbed its chance to shine at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>Boss Chris Hughton started with five Under-19 players &mdash; Andrew Burke, his debut at this level, Destin Makumbu, John Jackson, Steven Ferguson and Yannick Kamanan &mdash; and both Ferguson and Kamanan hit the target in an impressive win.<P class=MsoNormal>We looked tight defensively all night with the experience of Ian Walker marshalling the back line while Andy Booth proved a fine foil for both Ferguson, Kamanan and the likes of John Piercy, Jackson and Ciaran Toner, always willing to join in offensively from midfield.<P class=MsoNormal>We had the first chance in the 11h minute when Watford keeper Richard Lee misjudged Jackson&rsquo;s corner but managed to save John Piercy&rsquo;s fierce drive on the ground. Jackson blasted the rebound over.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>Five minutes later Ferguson controlled, swivelled and shot just over, Ian Hillier&rsquo;s 25-yard free-kick was a yard off target and after 20 minutes, Booth headed just wide.<P class=MsoNormal>The home side&rsquo;s first effort followed after 26 minutes as Stephen Armstrong cut in from the left only to drag his shot wide from 18 yards.<P class=MsoNormal>Hillier&rsquo;s long throw caused havoc and was flicked inches wide by a defender and moments later, with 37 minutes on the clock, the deadlock was broken.<P class=MsoNormal>Booth&rsquo;s control and lay-off to Jackson started the move, Jackson found Ferguson and he found Piercy charging into the box. The wing-back&rsquo;s first shot was beaten out by Lee, his effort from the rebound crashed off the underside of the bar only for Kamanan <I>(pictured) </I>to drill the loose ball home.<P class=MsoNormal>Booth headed Piercy&rsquo;s fine cross over after 40 minutes and with corners and crosses causing all sorts of problems for the Hornets, Booth forced Lee into action again from Piercy&rsquo;s in-swinger and the keeper flapped at Jackson&rsquo;s free-kick that Ferguson headed over from close range.<P class=MsoNormal>Our second goal came just two minutes into the second half and it was classic route-one stuff. Ian Walker launched a clearance upfield, Watford&rsquo;s defence were square and static and Ferguson needed no second invitation to nod the ball around Lee and tap into an open goal.<P class=MsoNormal>Kamanan was next a ball over the top, shooting straight at Lee from a tight angle and at other other end, Armstrong elected to square the ball when a shooting opportunity looked on.<P class=MsoNormal>Perpetuini tested Walker for the first time after 70 minutes as his shot from distance took a nasty bounce in front of the keeper, who dealt with it with few problems and Lee Cook shot straight at Walker from the corner of the box eight minutes later.<P class=MsoNormal>Watford clawed a goal back with nine minutes left. Armstrong curled in a fine free-kick and James Okoll, eight yards out, headed powerfully past Walker, who managed to get a hand to the effort but couldn&rsquo;t keep it out.<P class=MsoNormal>The only down side were three yellow cards (Burke, Ferguson and Fenn) and a somewhat mysterious sending off of Piercy by referee Mr Graham in the 88<SUP>th</SUP> minute, presumably for dissent.<P class=MsoNormal><B>Watford:</B> Lee, Neill, Perpetuini (Matthews 45), Okoll, Doyley, Ifil, Swonnell, Armstrong, Forde (Edghill 89), Easton, Cook. Unused subs: Hughes, Williams, Godfrey.<P class=MsoNormal><B>Spurs:</B> Walker, Hillier, Burke, Toner, Gardner, Makumbu, Piercy, Jackson, Booth (Fenn 75), Ferguson, Kamanan. Unused subs: Attwell, Consorti, Quilter, Snee.