this game against Derby County reserves at Leyton Orient FC with a goal
from the penalty spot by Jon Obika.
In a physical match, both Dorian Dervite and Gilberto intercepted crosses
into the area in the early stages, but the closest either team came to
scoring was a twelfth minute turn and shot by Danny Rose, but it was
just too high. Alex Smith hit a pass diagonally to Kyle
Fraser-Allen and he cut inside to fire a shot at goal, but he was
unlucky to see it rebound off the foot of the post.
In the 35th minute, Troy Archibald-Henville
nodded down a corner and Simon Dawkins latched onto it, slashing a shot
goalwards, which deflected off defender Addison's head and over the
crossbar. The Derby defender was very involved and having already
sandwiched Fraser-Allen with Kean, he slid into Jacques Maghoma with his
studs showing and received an immediate red card in the 38th minute.
Five minutes before the break, Gilberto's break
down the left wing saw him pull the ball back for Maghoma, but the
striker missed the target when well placed. Five minutes the other
side of the interval and Gilberto was the creator again, making an
opening for Rose to volley too high. It was all Spurs and Dawkins
had a shot blocked by Kean after Fraser-Allen had crossed to him.
Rose's 58th minute corner saw Archibald-Henville head wide and then Rose
himself had a chance, with a shot that Forde got a touch on to take
As the game reached 72 minutes, Jon Obika got
into the box following nice work from Rose and Dawkins. Once
there, Johnson felled him before he had a chance to shoot and he got up
to take the spot-kick to make it 1-0.
Keeper Kean could not reach Makura Mtandari's
header from a corner, but it flew over the bar, then Rose hit a shot
well wide and was thwarted by Kean, leaving a final effort by Smith to
fly way too high from 30 yards failing to add to the scoreline.
Spurs - Forecast, Smith, Gilberto,
Archibald-Henville, Rocha, Dervite (Obika, 46), Fraser-Allen, Mtandari,
Dawkins (Mason, 73), Rose, Maghoma (Cox, 46)
Subs not used : Jansson, Kasim
Derby County - Kean, Forde,
Beardsley, Booth (Johnson, 46), Addison, Dudley, Dillon (Connolly, 73),
Richards, Ojamaa, Simmons, Mills
Subs not used : Keane, Connolly, Garton,
Attendance : - ,