Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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Premier League 2, Division 1 2017-18
Victoria Road, Dagenham, Essex
Monday 12th February 2018, 7pm
WEST HAM v SPURS
Nathan Trott 1 Alfie Whiteman
Ben Johnson 2 Joseph Pritchard
Joe Powell 3 Jaden Brown
Alfie Lewis 4 George Marsh
Josh Pask 5 Christian Maghoma(C)
Tunji Akinnola 6 Jonathan Dinzeyi
Grady Diangana 7 Shilow Tracey
Domingos Quina 8 Dylan Duncan
Oladapo Afolayan 9 Kazaiah Sterling
Marcus Browne(C) 10 Jack Roles
Sead Haksabanovic 11 Keanan Bennetts
Jahmal Hector-Ingram 12 Matthew Lock
Daniel Jinadu 13 Brandon Austin
Jeremy Ngakia 14 Maximus Tainio
Reece Hannam 15 Rayan Clarke
Bernardo Rosa 16 Jeremy Mukendi
Diangana 19 Bennetts 2
Browne 77(pen)Tracey 25
Lewis 74(Holding) Roles 90+2(Late)
Terry Westley Wayne Burnett
Referee:– Sam Purkiss
Assistants:– Isaac Searle & Michael Ryan
Fourth Official:– Tom Fell
Spurs travelled to Dagenham on a chilly evening to play West Ham United who lost their last game to Sunderland 1-0. Spurs had beaten table-topping Liverpool 1-0 last week. Earlier in the season the "Hammers" beat Spurs 3-2 at Hotspur Way before Spurs beat them 7-3 in the PL International Cup. We did not play them at this level last season as they won promotion to Division One by beating Newcastle in the final play-off after finishing the season in fifth place.
Spurs lined up with Whiteman in goal behind Maghoma and Dinzeyi with Pritchard at right back and Brown on the left. Marsh anchored the midfield with Duncan and Roles ahead of him flanked by Tracey on the right and Bennetts on the left in support of Sterling up front.
Spurs defended the East end in an open game that saw us take an early lead. Bennetts ran onto the ball when Sterling was tackled on the left. He advanced and played in Tracey on the right and got into the six yard box to convert the cross.
Afoyayan drew a save with the follow-up going wide. Bennetts got forward to play in Roles but his effort was blocked for a corner. Whiteman saved from Diangana before the West Ham player got down the right and crossed for Quina to fire in the equaliser. Browne played in Diangana to draw a save from Whiteman. Browne then had an effort saved before Spurs went in front again. Marsh won the ball in the middle, playing it forward to Bennetts who passed inside the full back for the advancing Tracey to score. Whiteman saved from Diangana and a free kick from Browne before the break.
There were no changes for the start of the second half which saw Afolayan fire over at the near post from Haksabanovic's cross. Bennetts' effort was deflected wide for a corner which saw a Maghoma header saved. Browne fired over before the home side made a couple of changes.
Browne hit another free kick over the bar before Lewis went into the ref's book for pulling back Bennetts when he got past him. Hector-Ingram drew a save from Whiteman and then, when he got into the area again, Pritchard conceded a penalty leaning into him. Browne made no mistake from the spot.
Afolayan headed over from a free kick before Spurs made their first change. Tainio replaced Duncan who had moved to right back during the first half. As the game moved into added time Roles was booked for a late challenge and Clarke replaced Tracey. In the last minute Ngakia was booked for a foul on Bennetts.
Spurs gained a point in an entertaining match which showed both sides attacking intent. The "Irons" were more aggressive in the tackle while Spurs used their pace. Marsh had to receive treatment twice during the game in which he did so well. The point moves Spurs above Sunderland (to tenth place out of 12) on goal difference. Spurs travel to Swansea on Friday evening. Swansea are on a good run, having beaten Manchester City 1-0 in their last game.
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