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Willem the conquerer!

Posted on 25 October 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<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B><P class=MsoNormal><B>Spurs Reserves 6 Leicester City Reserves 0<o:p></o:p></B><P class=MsoNormal>Willem Korsten produced a four-midable display as the reserves tore City to shreds at the Lane on Tuesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>Korsten was simply too cunning for these Foxes and ran the show as Chris Hughton&rsquo&#59;s men threatened to run riot in the second half.<P class=MsoNormal>The Dutchman &mdash&#59; who missed the start of the season with a hip problem &mdash&#59; took his tally to seven goals in his last five reserve team outings with three right out of the top drawer.<P class=MsoNormal>He first struck after just eight minutes. Impressive right-back Alton Thelwell knocked a ball over the top and as the City defence hesitated, Korsten pounced, beat the last man and fired home past goalkeeper Simon Royce.<P class=MsoNormal>Spurs enjoyed the lion&rsquo&#59;s share of the possession in a rather subdued first half.<P class=MsoNormal>Matthew Etherington &mdash&#59; up against experienced campaigner Frank Sinclair down the left flank &mdash&#59; volleyed wide after 23 minutes and Simon Davies was inches away with a curler from 20 yards three minutes later.<P class=MsoNormal>Etherington missed the target again on the half-hour and Yannick Kamanan saw two tame efforts comfortably fielded by Royce.<P class=MsoNormal>City&rsquo&#59;s best spell followed in the final few minutes of the half with Arnie Gunnlaugsson&rsquo&#59;s half-chance blocked by Gary Doherty and Sinclair curling a free-kick over just before the whistle.<P class=MsoNormal>Into the second half and Kamanan carved out a chance for himself within two minutes but after robbing centre-half Tommy Goodwin, fired wide under pressure.<P class=MsoNormal>Korsten&rsquo&#59;s second goal came after 62 minutes and it was a peach. Etherington broke from inside his own half, reached the edge of the area and squared to Korsten who beat the last defender before dinking over the advancing Royce.<P class=MsoNormal>City threatened to strike back straight away but Ian Walker was equal to Stefen Oaks&rsquo&#59; free-kick and Ciaran Toner&rsquo&#59;s 50-yard break deserved better than his wild blast over the bar.<P class=MsoNormal>The third goal wasn&rsquo&#59;t far away though as Korsten completed his hat-trick. This time he went away from two defenders and his shot from 20 yards was deflected wide of Royce into the bottom corner.<P class=MsoNormal>Anthony Gardner got in on the goalscoring act after 79 minutes, a sweetly struck half-volley from 18 yards.<P class=MsoNormal>But it was Korsten&rsquo&#59;s night. Two minutes later he ran 40 yards, cut inside Wilson and squared to John Piercy, who side-stepped Royce before slotting into an open goal for 5-0 and with six minutes left the pick of the bunch for our sixth and his fourth &mdash&#59; a superb drive from the edge of the box that arrowed into the top corner.<P class=MsoNormal>All that with manager George Graham an interested onlooker &mdash&#59; not a bad night&rsquo&#59;s work.<P class=MsoNormal><B>Spurs Reserves:</B> Walker, Thelwell, Gardner, King, Doherty, Young, Toner, Davies, Kamanan (Piercy 63), Korsten, Etherington.<P class=MsoNormal><B>Leicester City Reserves:</B> Royce, Wilson, Sinclair (Thomas 65), Goodwin, Ashton, Delaney, Oaks (Noble 70), Gunnlaugsson, Dudfield, Benjamin (Stevenson 18), McCann.<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>