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35th Terborg Tournament 2014 - Day Two
Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List.

            35th Terborg Tournament 2014
           Sportpark De Paasberg, Terborg. 
              Saturday 31st May 2014

Third Game Vitesse Arnhem

Spurs(4-3-3) Voss, Walker-Peters, Ball, Ogilvie, Amos, Winks(Lameiras 33), Lesniak, Miller, Oduwa(Sonupe 36), Harrison(Akindayini 34), Georgiou (McEvoy 30)

Unused Subs Glover, Walkes, McQueen

Scorers Winks (pen) 6, Sonupe 40+1

Vitesse Houwen, Diks, Evre(Baptista 21), Kotte(v.d.Berg 29), Holte, Koning, Berghuis, Katon, Defares(Peters 14), Yuning, Prieto

Unused Subs. - Jungen, Jagt, Smit, Dahmani

Booked Diks 5(Foul), Kotte 15(Foul)

Spurs lined up with Voss in goal behind Ball and Ogilvie with Walker-Peters at right back and Amos on the left. Lesniak anchored the midfield alongside Winks and Miller. Harrison led the line with Oduwa on his right and Georgiou on his left.

Spurs were fast out of the blocks looking for their first win in the tournament. In the second minute Winks played Harrison in to draw a save from Houwen. A minute later and Winks fired wide from Georgiou's cross.

Oduwa was released down the right to get behind the defence and he pulled the ball back for Miller to shoot, but his effort was blocked. Lesniak sent Walker-Peters on a run that took him into the Dutch area where he was fouled by Diks. Spurs were awarded a penalty, and the defender was booked. Winks stepped up to score his second penalty sending the keeper the wrong way, hitting the ball high to the right.

Two minutes later, Walker-Peters sent Oduwa down the right. He got round the back and pulled the ball back for Miller to hit the bar with a rising effort. Harrison laid the ball off for Lesniak to fire over. Kotte was booked for fouling Harrison after he gave the ball away. Yuning fired Vitesse's first effort wide before Winks' long range effort was deflected over for a corner. From the corner Ball, headed over. At the end of the half, Katon fired wide.

Vitesse made early changes and Spurs also made some when McEvoy replaced Georgiou on the left. Lameiras took over from Winks in the middle before McEvoy crossed for Oduwa to head wide when well placed. Akindayini came on for Harrison and was followed by Sonupe who took over from Oduwa on the right.

Houwen saved a weak effort from McEvoy before stopping a low drive from Sonupe who had been played in by a long ball from Lameiras. Baptista hit the inside of the far post as Vitesse mounted a charge to save the game.

Voss saved from Jagt at the expense of a corner in the last minute of normal time. Houwen came up for the corner and had to chase McEvoy into his own half when the ball was cleared to the winger by Lesniak. He caught up with him on the edge of his area but McEvoy played in Sonupe to score. There was still time for Akindayini to force a save before the final whistle.

This was a dominating performance from Spurs in contrast to the previous day and kept them in the hunt for second place in the group.

Fourth Game Dalian Aerbin FC

Spurs(4-4-2) Glover, Miller, McQueen, Ogilvie(Walkes 23), Lameiras, Sonupe, Oduwa(Walker-Peters 28), Lesniak(Amos 25)McEvoy , Akindayini, Harrison(Georgiou 25)

Unused Subs - Voss, Ball, Winks.

Scorers McEvoy 10, Sonupe 22, Akindayini 29

Dalian Yipeng, Jinxian, Zhengyu, Xin, Yaopeng, Yipeng, Qianshuo, Yanfeng, Hui, Zhen, Honglin, Yunzi

Unused Subs. - Yuqiu, Xinyu, Ming, Pang, Shiwei, Xudong

Booked Xiaoyu 20(Foul)

Spurs started with a very attacking line-up. Glover was in goal behind McQueen and Ogilvie with Miller at right back and Lameiras on the left. Lesniak anchored the midfield with Oduwa ahead of him flanked by Sonupe on the right and McEvoy on the left. Harrison and Akindayini were in attack. While they did line up as a 4-4-2 it soon turned out that Lesniak sat in front of the centre backs while the full backs pushed into midfield giving a 2-1-5-2 formation.

Lameiras had the first effort for Spurs in the second minute with an effort wide that was followed a minute later by Sonupe drawing a save. Harrison forced the keeper to save for a corner from McEvoy's cross. Miller saw his effort diverted for a corner before Spurs took the lead. From the corner McQueen headed back across goal for McEvoy to score at the far post. McQueen made a strong run from the back at the end of the half drawing a foul from sub Xianyu that saw him booked.

Spurs kicked off the second half with Oduwa advancing with the ball before laying off to Harrison who played in McEvoy on the left. The winger got round the back and drew a save with a low drive.

Two minutes later, Spurs doubled their lead. Lameiras got down the left and squared the ball to Akindayini who played it into the path of Sonupe who hit it early into the roof of the net at the near post.

With the game won, Spurs made all their changes in a five minute spell. Walkes replaced Ogilvie at the back. Georgiou came on for Harrison, and Amos for Lesniak while Walker-Peters took the Captain's armband when he replaced Oduwa.

A strong run through the left channel by Georgiou saw him lay the ball off to Akindayini who finished with a low drive to make it 3-0. Spurs took their foot off the gas after Miller fired over. Amos had the last chance with an effort that was wide just before the final whistle.

That win and the three goals was almost enough to see Spurs into the semi-finals but a late goal in their 3-1 win over Vitesse saw Fluminense finish third. Both sides had 7 points with a +3 goal difference, but while Spurs had scored one goal more than the Brazilians, which, in most tournaments would see them through, Fluminense's victory over Spurs was the deciding factor.

We had to wait to find out who Spurs were to play as Feyenoord and Mexico finished level and had to have a penalty shoot out to decide third place in their group. Feyenoord triumphed 4-3 and so will meet Spurs in the play-offs.

             Final Group Table
                  P  W  D  L  F-A   Pts.
Cruzeiro          4  2  2  0  6-1    8
Fluminense        4  2  1  1  5-2    7
Tottenham         4  2  1  1  6-3    7
Vitesse Arnhem    4  1  0  3  3-7    3
Dalian Aerbin     4  1  0  3  1-8    3

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