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Yeates the City slicker

Posted on 31 March 2003  - 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).

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Bristol City U19s 2-3 Spurs

Pat Holland rightly praised an inspirational performance from Mark Yeates as our Under-19s beat Bristol City 3-2 on Saturday.

The Irish midfielder netted a hat-trick including a late winner after City had hauled back a 2-0 deficit to level at 2-2.

Coach Pat takes up the story: "It was nice to get a result but what was more important was the performance.

"I've not been particularly pleased with how we've played lately but the performance was very good and we had a very young side, all under 18 with a couple of schoolboys as well in Ifil and O'Hara.

"Both sides tried to play on what was a poor pitch, both sides had a go, but in fairness the player who changed the game was Mark Yeates.

"He opened the scoring with a header from a good cross from Owen Price after about seven minutes and we went in 1-0 up.

"We started the second half brightly as well and Yeatesy scored the second, beat the man and slid it past the goalkeeper and I though that would be it.

"But they went straight down the other end, scored, that lifted them and they equalised with about 12 minutes to to.

"Suddenly we're thinking it's a shame because we could end up losing but Mark's beat a couple of players and rifled it into the top corner. It was a special day for him, a young boy in the youth team but he can look back and say he was the difference."

Spurs U19s: Eyre, Ifil, Wettner (Francis, 80), Barnett, Foster, Dobson, Price (Perry, 80), O'Hara, Malcolm, Yeates, Black. Unused sub: Burch.