Reserves 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur FT

Barclays Premier Reserve League - South
Brisbane Road, Leyton Orient
Kick-off: 7pm
Referee: John Hopkins

Final score - 1-3

90min - Stokes flashes a shot wide from the edge of the area.

89min - No. Tottenham get the ball away and nearly get a break on goal before the offside flag is raised.

89min - Sears wins a corner. Can he get his hat-trick?

87min - Ashton shows good vision to leave a crossfield ball for Collison to run on to. The captain's shot is blocked well, though.

86min - Ashton tries an acrobatic finish from Reid's cross. He couldn't quite connect but still forced Button to save. Spurs counter quickly and Spence gives away a free-kick on the edge of the area. Mtandari was just about to shoot before being brought down. The free-kick is wasted by Mason and Walker watches it sail over.

83min - Hines tries one touch too many in a good position but is crowded out. There could be more goals in this. Reid tries to bend a free-kick round the wall but it never troubles the goal.

81min - West Ham United's greater experience has told in this second half although Tottenham have competed well and will feel hard done-by to be trailing by two goals.

78min - Lorcan Fitgzgerald is coming on for Miller. The young full-back can be pleased with his contribution.

76min - Ryan Mason is coming on for Dervite.

75min - Good header by Spence clears the danger after a Parrett's dangerous cross. Stokes then does well to get things going in attack. Sears wants his hat-trick.

73min - GOAL! Sensational goal from Sears. Ashton's quick thinking set the youngster away. With three defenders around him, he outpaced them all to bear down on Button's goal. Without hesitation, the prolific striker slotted into the corner of the net with ease.

70min - Tomkins is coming off to be replaced by Jordan Spence. Stokes gets a chance to shoot from distance after good work by Collison and Ashton.

68min - Martin is booked for a late challenge on Hines that has left the substitute in some discomfort.

68min - GOAL! Ashton tucks in from close range. Outstanding play from Hines sets Sears away. He advances to the byline before slipping the ball across goal for his strike partner to score.

65min - Pantsil is trying to get something going on the right. Tottenham are able to stop him advancing and break quickly. That too comes to an abrupt end and the visitors go again. The game is becoming stretched.

63min - Archibald-Henville is down for treatment after an aerial collision with Ashton.

60min - Double change for Tottenham. Takura Mtandari is on for Hutton and Dean Parrett is replacing Fraser-Allen.

58min - Dawkins wins a corner off Spector. Stokes clears with a strong header. The ball comes back in but Tomkins gets it away before a Tottenham handball is spotted.

57min - Now Spector is booked after a foul in a similar place at the other end. Tottenham scored from this kind of position. This time though, Tomkins gets Hutton's set-piece away.

56min - Quick feet from Sears forces a foul from Spurs captain Archibald-Henville. He is booked for that and West Ham United get a free-kick in a dangerous position. Tomkins takes and Ashton heads into Button's hands.

54min - Miller nearly slips Sears in. Spurs are worried about the striker as he looks likely to get in behind with every attack.

52min - Sears wins a free-kick after more bright play. He has looked very lively this half. The set-piece comes to nothing and Spector commits a foul as Spurs look to counter.

50min - Collison does well to help Miller out after a good Spurs attack. The play switches to Reid on the right wing. He tricks his way into the area before teeing up Sears. He misses his kick but the ball comes through to Ashton, who shoots straight at Button.

49min - Great play by Sears. A quick counterattack from Ashton's clearing header saw Reid set Sears away. The No7 then ran at the Spurs defence before seeing his shot blocked. Seconds later, he picked out Ashton for a header.

48min - A few fouls but nothing much else has happened so far. Hines is the latest penalised for a foul on Rose.

46min - A change for West Ham United, Zavon Hines is on for Zamora. It looks like Sears will go through the middle alongside Ashton with Hines out wide.


45min - GOAL! Freddie Sears does it again. Great play by Ashton on the right saw him pick out Reid on the edge of the area. His shot was miscued but it fell to Sears with his back to goal. He turned in an instant and then flashed it past Button. One shot, one goal from the youngster.

44min - Half-time is fast approaching and Keen will hope for better in the second half. The visitors have not really been able to test Button despite some bright moments of build-up play. Zamora appears to have taken a knock to his right leg but is able to continue.

41min - Reid rounds Hughton on the left before having a shot. His effort does not trouble Button.

39min - Tomkins does well to stop another Tottenham counterattack. Ashton then tries to get Zamora away quickly but the offside flag is raised.

37min - Reid tries to get something going on the left before feeding Miller. His cross is off target though and the move breaks down.

36min - It was nearly two but for a smart stop from Walker from David Hutton.

34min - GOAL! - Troy Archibald-Henville is able to head in from a fierce Danny Rose free-kick from the right. Walker had no chance. The Spurs No5 was well-placed in the centre of goal.

33min - Another corner for Tottenham after good work by Fraser-Allen. Rose takes it from the right wing but Collison clears at the near post.

30min - Ashton tries to pick out Zamora on the back post after getting away from the Spurs defence. Button comes and claims though with relative ease.

29min - Pantsil does well to get forward from the right. He tricks his way past Martin before cutting in from the byline. His cross is low and firm but the referee blows his whistle after his assistant spotted the ball had run out of play.

28min - Superb again from Tomkins to read the danger. Not once but twice in the space of ten seconds. He is having a good game as usual.

26min - Well played Tomkins. After a good West Ham United attacking move broke down, Tottenham looked for the quick counterattack but the young England Under-19 international was alive to it and intercepted.

25min - Reid slips the ball into Ashton. He lets fly from 25 yards but the ball misses to the right of goal.

24min - Good work by Ashton pulling out to the left finishes with him picking out Collison for a header in the centre of goal. The captain was unable to connect well though and again Tottenham keeper David Button watches it sail behind.

23min - Zamora's first sight of goal. Stokes' cross was played back in by Reid and it found the fit-again forward. He was closed down by Hughton but managed to lift it over his head but could not direct the resulting shot on target.

22min - Sears gets a chance to break on the right but, just as he is about to cross, the ball hits a divot and flies out of play.

20min - Spurs look for a long ball over the top to Dawkins but Walker comes out to claim. David Hutton then goes forward on the left but his shot is cleared by Miller. The young left-back is having a good game and a strong tackle stops Fraser-Allen - although the hosts get a corner. Nothing comes of it, with a foul on Spector.

18min - Now the referee is talking to Rose and Tony Stokes after another stoppage.

17min - Reid does brilliantly to bring the ball out of defence on the left. The play is switched to the right and Pantsil plays in a superb cross towards Ashton. The No9 is just unable to get his head fully on the ball though and it sails behind for a goal-kick.

16min - Spurs are fully committed for this contest. Miller is upended again - this time by Fraser-Allen and he becomes the first player to be cautioned.

15min - We are under way again after Miller received treatment. He is under pressure again, this time by Kyle Fraser-Allen but the No7's cross is wayward.

13min - An outstanding challenge by Miller on Dervite denies Spurs a shooting chance after good approach play. The youngster slid in superbly to win the ball but appears to have taken a knock.

12min - Sears has not really seen the ball yet out on the right wing. The 18-year-old is in good form of late and was key to last weeks' 2-0 reserve win against Fulham.

10min - Jake Livermore is penalised for a late challenge on Reid. The game is a bit stop-start at the moment.

8min - Excellent build-up play from Tottenham before Collison tidies up and John Pantsil nearly gets Ashton in behind the Spurs defence with a ball over the top. Good defending by Dorian Dervite. Spurs then quickly counter and the move finishes with Dawkins flashing a long-range effort wide.

7min - Ashton, Zamora and then Collison link up well to get something going on the left. The move breaks down though with the ball running out of play on the left wing.

5min - A good defensive header from Tomkins gets the ball back to Walker as Rose looked to pick out Simon Dawkins. Up the other end, Miller is fouled deep in the Spurs half.

4min - James Tomkins does well to bring the ball under control. He is fouled in the process and West Ham United get the chance to attack. Already Reid is looking lively.

3min - Danny Rose gets a chance to head at goal after a quick break down the right from Cian Hughton. The No8 cannot keep his effort on target though and Jimmy Walker watches it sail over.

2min - Ashton forces a throw-in deep in Tottenham territory. From it Kyel Reid is able to win a corner. Some good early pressure from the visitors although the corner comes to nothing.

1min - Spurs get us under way. Spector is playing at centre-back with Miller at left-back.


6.55pm - Jack Collison is in the centre-circle and we will be under way soon. Ashton is wearing No9 and Zamora has No10 for those interested.

6.49pm - We have a couple of changes to the West Ham United team. Ashley Miller replaces Bondz 'Gala while Ludek Miklosko replaces substitute goalkeeper Adam Street.

6.46pm - The reserves are third in the ten-team division. They are level on 22 points with Reading and four points adrift of leaders Aston Villa, although both rivals have two games in hand. Reading and Villa meet tonight at Villa Park.

6.41pm - Clive Allen is in charge of Tottenham's reserves and is out there with his team as they fire in shots on goal.

6.37pm - On a clear but chilly evening in east London, both teams are warming up on the pitch. Ashton was the first one out there though, going through his pre-match routine a good five minutes before anyone else arrived. Goalkeeping coach Ludek Miklosko is putting Jimmy Walker through his paces while the rest of the squad limber up with the help of conditioning coach Alex Dyer.

6.15pm - Welcome to the home of Leyton Orient for live text coverage of the reserves' away game against Tottenham Hotspur. Kevin Keen's men are in good form with three consecutive wins and look to have plenty of firepower this evening. Dean Ashton partners Bobby Zamora in attack with Freddie Sears and Kyel Reid set to support from the flanks. At the back, John Pantsil and Jonathan Spector will give plenty of experience in the full-back positions.

Tottenham Hotspur: David Button, Cian Hughton, Joseph Martin, Jake Livermore, Troy Archibald-Henville, Dorian Dervite, (Ryan Mason 76), Kyle Fraser-Allen (Dean Parrett 60), Danny Rose, Jonathan Obika, Simon Dawkins, David Hutton (Takura Mtandari 60)
Subs: Oscar Jansson, Daniel Hutchins,

West Ham United: Jimmy Walker, John Pantsil, James Tomkins (Jordan Spence 70), Ashley Miller (Lorcan Fitzgerald 78), Jonathan Spector, Freddie Sears, Tony Stokes, Jack Collison, Kyel Reid, Dean Ashton, Bobby Zamora (Zavon Hines 46)
Subs: Ludek Miklosko, Junior Stanislas,