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Spot on Tommy!

Posted on 20 January 2005  - 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).

Tommy Forecast effortlessly slipped into modest-mode when asked to reflect on his goalkeeping heroics that went a long way towards securing a passage into the FA Youth Cup 5th round at the expense of Liverpool.


Despite the boys having the lions' share of possession and chances, Tommy was forced into two match-saving stops at the end of the 90 minutes - one where, stationed off his line, he managed to arch his back in retreat and tip a goalbound effort just over the bar.


Another fine block came in the extra half an hour before he managed to save two Liverpool penalties to set up the victory.


Tommy was reluctant to overplay his part in securing a home tie with Everton - victors over Yeovil - in the next round.


"Yeah, but you've got to help each other out and the team will help me out on another day," he pointed out. "We had to dig in, but we got the result and are very pleased.


"I was always stretching but managed to get the touch on the shot at the end. We could have lost at that point and rode our luck a bit - thankfully we got the result.


"Stopping the first penalty was a boost for the team as they could relax a bit because I had saved one. I got another, but the boys have got to take the penalties so it is just as much or more pressure."


The last shootout Tommy was involved with did not go our way when last season's under-17s were defeated by Everton in the play-off semi-finals.


"It did run through my mind!" he added. "The lads took their penalties really well though and it just happened for us at the end.


"This is our season, the FA Youth Cup is important to us and we feel we can do well in it. We've got a big game in the next round and it we get a good result there you never know."