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U's Stalemate With Spurs

6 November 2013

Bonne and Bond goals earn draw

"These lads have been out for a while and it was a good fitness exercise for them. It would have done them the world of good as they look to get back to full fitness ready for first team action." 

Tom Eastman, Ryan Dickson and Tosin Olufemi played ninety minutes for the first time in their recovery from injury and Hall was pleased with what they got out of it.

"Unlike the game at Wakering, when we had the lion's share of possession, we were chasing the ball a lot and then having to show quality on the ball to make things happen against really good players."

"We have some very talented youngsters in our ranks but playing the top clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham shows them that there is another level."

Richard Hall was pleased with the workout, saying: "These are the games that we want our youngsters involved in regularly."

There was still time for the resilient young U's to equalise once again, with Bonne volleying home from twelve yards out to make the final score 3-3.

A Macauley Bonne chip made it 2-2 but some sloppy play allowed Spurs to take the lead for a third time as the game entered its final quarter.

Bond equalised after latching onto a mistake but a dubious penalty put the Premier League side ahead again.

A talented Spurs' side dominated the opening forty five minutes, but could only beat Mark Cousins once to lead 1-0 at the break.

In a game played at Tottenham's training ground, Andy Bond scored one and Macauley Bonne twice and the youngsters came back from being behind three times.

The U's U21s have held Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-3 draw.

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