spurs v birmingham city reserves match reports

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18.03.2008 A pulsating first half was a little more subdued after the break, but a comeback goal earned Birmingham City a 3-3 draw. 

David Button was the first keeper into action when he pushed out a De Ridder shot in the ninth minute, but in the next 60 seconds City took the lead.   De Ridder's corner saw Martin Taylor rise to head into the six yard box and Jervis got there first to knock the bal into the net with his head.

Adel Taarabt was showing his skills, but his finishing didn't match his ability on the ball as he slashed wide when well placed, then Spurs were 0-2 down with Gary O'Connor leaving his marker to meet another De Ridder cross, this time from a free-kick, to slide the ball past Button with 13 minutes gone.

Button was in the right place to save a shot straight at him by Mutch and then again from Wilson, before play moved to the Birmingham end as David Hutton's corner dropped for Mtandari to shoot, but there were too many bodies in front of him to get it through.  Taarabt once more showed that he needs to sharpen up his shooting skills as he blazed over from long distance, but it came just before Tottenham scored after Fraser-Allen's 33rd minute cross was volleyed home by David Hutton at the far post as he ran in unmarked.

Taarabt did better when he exchanged passes with Mtandari and as he shaped to shoot, Doyle dashed out at his feet to save.  He was the architect of the second Spurs goal in the 39th minute, as he beat three men in the box and Lifted the ball over the keeper for Tomas Pekhart to head into the net.  Spurs still had to be alert and Button needed to dive to push Mutch's 30 yard effort past the post in time added on at the end of the first half.

The second half saw long periods of stagnant play, but Tottenham took a 3-2 lead with a goal in the 52nd minute, as Kyle Fraser-Allen played the ball through to Taarabt to slide the ball past Doyle and into the net.  The young Frenchman then almost created a fourth, as he put Hutton through, but his left foot shot went just wide.

With a minute gone past the hour mark, Birmingham got another equaliser.  And once more De Ridder was the man who opened the Spurs defence to cross for O'Connor to rise at the far post to head back into the top corner for 3-3.

As both sides battled away, the game reached a bit of a stalemate, but three minutes from the end Tottenham came closest to grabbing a winner, as Taarabt and Pekhart played in Mtandari, who hit a shot from the edge of the area that was blocked by the Blues defenders and a draw was the final result.

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Doyle, Wilson, Schmitz, Taylor, Queudrue, Sammons (O'Brien 57), De Ridder, O'Connor, Jervis (Sheldon 78), Mutch, Aydilek (Joyce 46)
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Lyness, Hubbins
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Button, Gunter, Hughton, Kasim (Hutchins 78), Archibald-Henville, Martin, Fraser-Allen, Mtandari, Pekhart, Taarabt, Hutton (Obika 78)
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01.02.1982 A 1-0 away win by Birmingham City Reserves shocked Spurs with Dean Sturridge scoring the winning goal.

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16.03.1981 Spurs won 2-0 at home against Birmingham City Reserves.

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08.04.1972 Spurs Reserves were held to a goal-less draw at home by Birmingham City Reserves in the Football Combination.

There was little excitement in the game, with few chances, although Ray Clarke hit the bar in the first half and Birmingham did the same in the second period.

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T. Lee, Want, Souness, Peck, E. Jones, Neighbour, Clarke, P. Collins, Holder, Morgan
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24.03.1971 Spurs Reserves were grateful for goals from Ray Bunkell and Mike Dillon to see off Birmingham City 2-1 in the
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Daines, Evans, John Collins, Bunkell, Dillon, Naylor, Johnson, Holder, Woolcott, Want, Neighbour (Cutbush)
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13.02.1971

Birmingham City  Reserves beat Spurs Reserves 2-0 at St. Andrews to end Tottenham's long unbeaten run.


Spurs reserves had gone 23 matches without defeat, but Birmingham City reserves, having missed some good chances, scored twice in the second half to take the points, despite Spurs fielding Mike England and Roger Morgan, who were both given an opportunity for playing time after recovering from injury.

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08.12.1957 The Spurs Reserves' trip to St. Andrews brought a 1-0 win, thanks to Tommy Bing's goal, that took them top of the Football Combination league table, as Bournemouth & Boscombe were defeated elsewhere.

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