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XI held by Brighton

Posted on 1 March 2011  - 12:00

Our Spurs XI team were denied a friendly win on Tuesday after a determined fightback by Brighton in a 3-3 draw at Spurs Lodge.

XI held by Brighton

Our Spurs XI team were denied a friendly win on Tuesday after a determined fightback by Brighton in a 3-3 draw at Spurs Lodge.

Andros Townsend and Ryan Fredericks caused all sorts of problems for the visitors charging forward from their full-back positions in the first half and both were on target as we forged ahead 3-1 by the interval.

Townsend produced a fine cross from the left byline for Harry Kane to open the scoring in the seventh minute.

Brighton, who included experienced Bulgarian international midfielder Radostin Kishishev, levelled 10 minutes later when Alan Navarro's pass picked out Torbjorn Agdestein who finished in some style.

It was soon 2-1 though as Townsend, who shone on his first-team debut and scored against Charlton in the FA Cup in January, burst forward and was upended in the box. He picked himself up to drive home the penalty and restore the lead, 22 minutes on the clock.

Dean Parrett fizzed a 25-yarder just wide and Mirko Ranieri saved well from Christian Baz before the third goal just before the break.

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The goal owed much to a defence-splitting pass from Massimo Luongo, who spotted Fredericks' run from deep and sent him clear on goal, Fredericks providing a cool finish for 3-1.

There was still time for Ranieri to deny Hart one-on-one before the break and Brighton stepped up in the second half.

Agdestein provided another classy finish for 3-2 in the 56th minute and the comeback was completed 10 minutes when Hart beat the offside trap before slotting low past Ranieri.

Townsend fired just over and Alex Pritchard crashed a 20-yarder against the crossbar as the lads pushed for a win. The final chance arrived in injury time as Parrett's free-kick appeared to strike an arm in the defensive wall but penalty appeals were waved away.

Spurs XI: Ranieri; Fredericks, Nicholson, Durojaiye, Townsend (Munns, 85); Luongo, Parrett; Waller Lassen, Kane (McBride, 62), Lancaster (Pritchard, 46); Oyenuga.