Spurs v West Ham United Reserves match reports


18.10.2021 Spurs lost out by a single goal to West Ham in a high scoring, topsy-turvy Premier League 2 match at Broadhall Way.

A seventh minute goal gave The Irons the lead when Josh Oluwayemi saved well from Oko-Flex, but the ball was cleared to Ekwah, who fired it back into the top corner  That lead only lasted three minutes, as Matthew Craig picked out a good pass to Jack Clarke, who was tackled on the edge of the penalty area, with the ball running invitingly for Nile John to sweep a shot across the West Ham keeper into the opposite bottom corner of the net.

The lead was then Tottenham’s when John slipped a pass through the West Ham defence for Alfie Devine to drill the ball home off the goal=post in the 17th minute.  With the clock on 24 minutes, West Ham pulled level as Chesters hit a shot from wide of the goal that took a touch off a defender to luckily take it past Oluwayemi.  Two minutes later they were in front as A right wing cross was touched on by Perkins before coming off Marqes Muir’s chest and into the goal.  When Clarke was fouled by Alese, Nile John put the ball in the opposite corner to the goalkeeper’s dive to make it 3-3 in the 37th minute, but it was a penalty four minutes after half-time, given for a foul on Appiah-Forson by Tobi Omole that ended up winning the game, as Oko-Flex converted his spot-kick with Oluwayemi just failing to get enough on it to keep it out.

West Ham had a few more chances, which they couldn’t take and Nile John fizzed a couple of long-range efforts just wide, but Spurs could not trouble the opponents’ goal.

Teams :
Spurs –  Josh Oluwayemi, Marcel Lavinier (Brooklyn Lyons-Foster 75), Kallum Cesay  , Matthew Craig (Yago Santiago 64), Marqes Muir, Tobi Omole, Nile John, Harvey White (c), Jack Clarke, Alfie Devine (Michael Craig 64)
Unused subs. : –  Thimothee Lo-Tutala, Malachi Fagan-Walcott
West Ham –  Krisztian Hegyi, Harrison Ashby, Emmanuel Longelo  , Pierre Ekwah  , Jamal Baptiste, Aji Alese (c), Dan Chesters, Keenan Appiah-Forson, Sonny Perkins, Kamarai Swyer    (Bernardo Rosa 73), Armstrong Oko-Flex (Thierry Nevers 70)
Unused subs. : –  Brian Kinnear, Will Greenidge, Freddie Potts.
Referee : – Jacob Miles
Attendance : –   434


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Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –
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24.02.2009 Spurs won this meeting with West Ham United at Bishops Stortford FC in the Premier League Reserve League thanks to an Adel Taarabt hat-trick.

An early warning, when Junior Stanislas fired wide was not heeded by the Spurs defence and in the fifth minute, Anthony Edgar took Zavon Hines’ cross and put the ball past Alnwick at the post.  However, without being involved for the first ten minutes, Taarabt got the ball in the middle of the pitch, ran at defenders – leaving them in his wake – and rifled a low shot into the bottom corner of the goal from the edge of the box past an unmoved Marek Stech in goal to make it 1-1.

Two minutes after the goal, Irons defender Matthew Fry mis-contolled the ball and it ran to Kudos Oyenuga, who fired a shot into the side-netting.  With 15 minutes gone, Taarabt hit a shot just wide from the edge of the box, as he was starting to enjoy himself and Ricardo Rocha joined the attack to head a corner at goal, only for Stech to keep his effort out. 

Cian Hughton and Jacques Maghoma linked on the left to provide the French youngster with a shooting opportunity from 18 yards in the 18th minute, which Stetch put over the top, while Taarabt went close again a couple of minutes after.  West Ham fought back into the game and when Tom Harvey passed to Edgar on the edge of the box, his shot from the edge of the six yard box in the 22nd minute was saved by Ben Alnwick.

From a corner, Harvey’s effort on goal was stopped on the line by Danny Hutchins and then the Irons’ Stanislas hit a shot on goal in the 26th minute, with Alnwick needing to push it round after taking a couple of deflections before it got to him.  Spurs came strong at the end of the half, with Yaser Kasim taking the ball on after the ref played an advantage for a foul on Taarabt, playing in Oyenuga to shoot too high and then Takura Mtandari got wide and crossed for Taarabt, but he could only shoot straight at Stech.  There was still time for Hughton to go on a good run, but fired over the bar from 20 yards just before the break.

West Ham had the first chance of the second half, with centre half Fry heading Stanilslas’ free-kick against the post on 48 minutes and on 75 minutes, Edgar was sent clear, only to be denied by Alnwick, who stood up well.  West Ham substitute Daniel Kearns had a shot that went just wide of the post.

But, seven minutes from time, Taarabt won the ball, ran at the Irons back four and from the edge of the box planted the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

West Ham tried to get level with a Fry header that Alnwick did well to dive and palm out, but it was Taarabt who had the last word, firing home from the penalty spot in stoppage time after David Hutton had been brought down to seal the 3-1 win.

Teams :

West Ham –  Marek Stech; O’Neill, Payne, Fry, Miller (McNaughton 74); Edgar, Harvey, Grasser (Kearns 48), Stanislas; Jeffrey, Zavon Hines (Bajner 79)
Unused subs. : –  Loveday, Abdulla

Spurs –  Ben
Alnwick; Takura Mtandari, Ricardo Rocha (Steven Caulker 46), Yuri Berchiche (Sam Cox 55), Cian Hughton; David Hutton, David Hutchins, Yaser Kasim, Jacques Maghoma, Adel Taarabt, Kudus Oyenuga (Nathan Byrne 74)
Unused subs. : –  David Button, Jake Nicholson

Attendance : –   ,


03.11.2008 West Ham United made the short trip to visit Brisbane Road in the Premier League Reserve League and Spurs won out 2-0.

The Irons keeper was soon in action, with a third minute save as Kevin-Prince Boateng met a Charlie Daniels cross at the near post, but as play moved to the opposite end, Jacques Maghoma was in the right place to clear Widdowson’s low shot off the line after Reid had crossed from the left wing.

Chances were created at both ends, with Boateng volleying over Gilberto’s eighth minute cross and West Ham hitting the side netting when Reid cut in from the left wing and struck a low 25-yard effort.  A sharp finish to Gilberto’s saved shot in the 21st by Daniels was ruled out for offside and the first half finished goal-less.

Spurs changed things around and two minutes into the second period, Street had to be alert to push Hossam Ghaly’s shot from 25 yards out around the post.  Another good chance was spurned in the 51st minute, as Boateng intercepted a back-pass and unselfishly laid the ball into the path of Kyle Fraser-Allen, who blasted over from 10 yards out.  The goal came just a couple of minutes later, when a corner from the left wing dropped for Mtandari to stand up a cross into the heart of the penalty area and Boateng was first to it with his head.  Street did well to stop the powerful header, but the rebound dropped to Charlie Daniels to tap in, without a linesman’s flag this time. 

Five minutes later, Daniels was on the score-sheet again, getting the ball on the edge of the centre circle, taking on a couple of West Ham players and drilling a low shot into the left corner of the net to make it 2-0.

Paul Stalteri took on his marker on the right wing and put in a cross low to the near post ten minutes after the second goal, where Fraser-Allen mis-hit his shot, but got a second bite of the cherry and forced a good stop from Street, who was lucky in the 69th minute, when Hutton’s corner escaped Ghaly six yards out and was missed at the far post by Mtandari, who slipped over.  It was West Ham’s turn to attack in the next minute, as Spence hit a hopeful high ball into the Spurs area and when Cesar came over Bajner to punch clear it only fell to Harvey, who hit his shot too high.

When Daniels fired in a low curving cross in the 71st minute, it was somehow missed by both Dervite and Mtandari and then West Ham broke with Harvey’s cross being put wide by Bajner, who glanced his header instead of getting some power on it.  Another header two minutes from time saw Cesar make a fine save in glancing Lopez’s effort over the bar.  The resulting corner was headed over by the same player and that was the last chance that saw Spurs take the spoils.

Teams :
Spurs –  
Cesar Sanchez, Paul Stalteri, Gilberto, Jacques Maghoma, Dorian Dervite, Ricardo Rocha (Takura Mtandari 46), Kyle Fraser-Allen, Hossam Ghaly, Adel Taarabt (David Hutton 46), Kevin-Prince Boateng, Charlie Daniels
Unused subs : – 
Lee Butcher, David Hutchins, Yuri Berchiche
West Ham –  
Street, O’Neill, Widdowson, Stokes, Ngala, Spence, Harvey, Lopez, Tristan (Bajner 46 [Edgar 86]), Kearns, Reid (Lee 76)
Unused subs : – 
Loveday, Brooks, Grasser
Attendance : –   ,


25.02.2008 The two London sides met at Leyton Orient FC and it was West Ham Reserves who took the points, winning 3-1 with a strong side.

Spurs had the first couple of chances in the match, with Danny Rose rising to head Cian Hughton’s cross over the top and Simon Dawkins was played in by Jon Obika and he hit his shot just wide of the target.  West Ham’s first chance came in the 17th minute, as Ashton put a header from six yards wide from Pantsil’s cross.  Bobby Zamora almost tricked Hughton with a lob over his head, but he could not control his volley once he got the other side of the defender and Ashton once more won the ball in the air, this time near the penalty spot and it went a couple of feet past the post.

Somewhat against the run of play, Tottenham took the lead in the 34th minute.  A free kick on the right was played in by Danny Rose and Troy Archibald-Henville jumped for it, but the ball swung straight into the net to give the winger the goal.  A minute later, Dawkins and David Hutton linked up to allow the striker a shot on goal, but the players around him made it difficult for him to get any power in his shot and Walker saved easily.

Just before the interval, the Irons equalised when Freddie Sears capitalised on Reid’s complete air shot and finished Ashton’s cross with a low drove past Button to see the sides level at the break.

Joe Martin prevented Hines knocking in Sears low ball into the box and then Ashton failed to convert Pantsil’s cross, causing Button no problems to save.  The Spurs keeper had to stretch to keep the ball out as Sears tried to lob him and in the 69th minute, the keeper was beaten when Sears provided Ashton with a chance that Ashton finally netted from inside the six yard box.  It was only three minutes before it was 3-1 Stokes fed Sears and he took the ball on the run to slide it past the Button as he came out.

Parrett almost found Obika before Pantsil nudged the ball away, while late on Ryan Mason put a free-kick over the bar and then mis-hit a shot that Walker dropped on to make a comfortable stop and preserve the 3-1 score-line.

Teams :
Spurs –  David
Button, Cian Hughton, Joe Martin, Jake Livermore, Troy Archibald-Henville, Dorian Dervite, Kyle Fraser-Allen (Dean Parrett 63), Danny Rose, Jon Obika (Ryan Mason 78), Simon Dawkins, David Hutton (Takura Mtandari 63)
Unused Subs: Oscar Jansson, David Hutchins

West Ham –  Jimmy
Walker, Pantsil, Jonathan Spector, James Tomkins (Spence 72), N’Gala, Miller (Fitzgerald 81), Stokes, Fred Sears, Jack Collison, Ashton, Bobby Zamora (Zavon Hines 46), Reid
Unused Subs:   Ludek Miklosko, Stanislas

Attendance : –   ,


20.02.2007 A Premier Reserve League South match played at Bishops Stortford FC saw Spurs win 2-0.

It was a quick start by Tottenham who took a 2-0 lead within the first 17 minutes of the match.  Captain Charlie Lee was playing in central midfield and his effect was immediate, with a run into the box to finish off Phil Ifil’s cross from 10 yards after good work from Adel Taarabt and David Hutton.  Lee was instrumental in the second goal, winning the ball in midfield and then putting Hutton away to cross in for Jake Livermore to shoot home.Taarabt hit a 25 yard shot just wide and West Ham keeper Jimmy Walker denied Charlie Daniels’ effort after Emil Halfredsson played him in.  As the half came to an end, Ben Alnwick had to be on his toes to keep out Lee Hales’ shot.Shortly after the break, Alnwick stopped Lorcan Fitzgerald as he ran through one-on-one, but he was finally beaten when Freddie Sears reduced the deficit in the 59th minute.  However, Spurs held out to win the game.Teams :
West Ham –  Jimmy Walker, O’Neil, Widdowson, N’Gala, James Tomkins, Hales, Fred Sears, Jack Collison (Stanislas 5 [Blackmore 46]), Jeffrey, Hunt (Blackwell 89),
Fitzgerald
Unused Subs. : –  Miller Bowes

Spurs –  Ben Alnwick, Phil Ifil, Charlie Daniels, Jake Livermore (Kyle Fraser-Allen 83), Troy Archibald-Henville, Leigh Mills, David Hutton (Takura Mtandari 83), Charlie Lee (c), Andy Barcham, Adel Taarabt, Emil Hallfredsson
Unused Subs. : –  Tommy Forecast, Cian Hughton, David Hutchins
Attendance : –   ,

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Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,


15.09.2003 Premier Reserve League South (Home). Click here for a match report.

06.04.1998 .

Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,


17.01.1998 The FA Premier Youth League match with West Ham United, due to be held at Chadwell Heath, was postponed.

15.08.1997 West Ham Reserves were at home with the match played at Southend United’s Roots Hall, but it was Spurs who ran out 3-1 winners in the Football Combination.

West Ham had a lot of the ball in the early stages, but when Jason Dozzell latched onto Colin Calderwood’s header to shoot at goal, the momentum swung in Tottenham’s favour.  A goal came shortly afterwards, with a foul on Jose Dominguez giving Andy Sinton the chance to fire home from the free-kick.  A second goal followed quickly, as Ruel Fox put Paul Mahorn away on the wing and his cross picked out Dominguez for his first Spurs goal.  It didn’t end there as Mahorn cut out a pass and then beat the keeper from 20 yards out to make it 3-0.

A sloppy start to the second half brought Espen Baardsen into action to repel the West Ham efforts on goal, although Dozzell twice went close to adding to the Spurs score.  Colin Calderwood picked up a yellow card to be sent off and a West Ham player was also dismissed.  This opened the game up and the ball went from end to end, with the best chances falling to Mahorn and Fox, but it was West Ham who scored with 20 minutes remaining, forcing Spurs into a rear-guard action to see the game out.

Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –  Espen Baardsen, Garry Brady, Jamie Clapham, Colin Calderwood, Stuart Nethercott, Gary Mabbutt, Ruel Fox, Jason Dozzell, Paul Mahorn, Andy Sinton, Jose Dominguez (Danny Hill 75)
Unused subs. : –  Peter Gain, Luke Young
Attendance : –   ,


23.04.1996 .

Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –
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27.11.1995 Tottenham Hotspur Reserve’s home ground at St. Albans was waterlogged causing the postponement of this match with West Ham United.

26.03.1983 One of the worst performances of the season, which manager Robbie Stepney referred to as a “nightmare”, saw Spurs lose 1-4 at Upton Park.

It was a blow to top of the table Tottenham, although Garth Crooks’ bullet header from Ian Crook’s corner had seen them turn around a goal to the good.  However, the second half was a totally different story as four goals gave the Irons the distinction of the only side to do the “double” over Spurs in this season.

Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Ian Culverhouse, Pat Corbett, Paul Price, Giorgio Mazzon, Mark Bowen, Allan Cockram, Ally Dick, Ian Crook, John Pratt, Garth Crooks
Attendance : –   ,


17.01.1981 A hard fought draw was the result of the reserve meeting with West Ham United at Upton Park.

Goals from Tony La Ronde and Ray Houghton gave West Ham a 2-0 half-time lead, but two second half Spurs goals levelled the final score at 2-2.

Teams :
West Ham – Ferguson, Wright, A. La Ronde, Brignull, Hibbert, Neighbour, Houghton, Lansdowne, Morgan, Banton
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,


03.11.1979 A goal-less draw saw neither side sparkle at White Hart Lane on West Ham’s visit to White Hart Lane.

Both Mark Falco and Tony Galvin went close to hitting the target in the first half, when Ray Houghton struck the post with a shot for the Irons.  It was a similar story in the second half, with Bobby Ferguson making a good stop from Stuart Beavon and Mark Falco hit the bar with an effort, but West Ham could have won the points with a late chance, but couldn’t find a way to beat the Spurs defence.

Terry Emms made his Reserves debut coming on a as substitute. 

Teams :
Spurs –  Mark Kendall, Terry Naylor, Alex Hamill, Gary O’Reilly, Giorgio Mazzon, Garry Brooke (Terry Emms 61), Tony Galvin, Stuart Beavon, Terry Gibson, Mark Falco, Jimmy Bolton
West Ham –  Bobby Ferguson, , , , , , , , Ray Houghton, ,
Attendance : –   ,


07.04.1979 West Ham United took the points at Upton Park with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from George Cowie and Billy Lansdowne in the second half of the game.

Teams :
West Ham –  Day, Wright, Smith, McGiven (c), Cowie, Brignull, Thomson, Banton, Lansdowne, P. Allen, Curbishley.
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,

02.12.1978 A 1-1 Football Combination draw with West Ham United at White Hart Lane saw Spurs come back from the set-back of George Cowie’s first half goal for the Irons.  Jason Wright’s free-kick fell for Billy Jennings to thread the ball through for Cowie to shoot home from the edge of the area.
A second half equaliser preserved the unbeaten run of 19 games, but it stopped the run of 18 consecutive victories.Teams :
Spurs –
West Ham –  Moseley, Wright, Smith, Cowie, Martin, McGiven (c), Lansdowne, Jennings, Otulakowski, Morgan, Banton
Unused sub. : –
Attendance : –   ,

05.11.1977 Tottenham won this reserve game at Upton Park 2-1.

West Ham scored through Nicky Morgan in the 17th minute, with a side-foot finish from close range, but it wasn’t enough to stop Spurs taking both points.  An equaliser shortly after the re-start gave Spurs the impetus, but a penalty for West Ham was awarded, but missed.  It was a deflected free-kick that gave Tottenham the win, leaving keeper Bobby Ferguson no chance to save.

Teams :
West Ham –  Ferguson, McDowall (c), Lock, Devlin, Martin, Horan, Otulakowski, Thomson, Morgan,
Lansdowne, A. Taylor, (Banton 85)
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,


04.04.1977 Spurs beat West Ham United reserves at Chadwell Heath in the Football Combination.

The 1-5 score-line saw the visitors win with goals from braces from Billy Lansdowne and Alan Curbishley, while Keith Coleman got the fifth, which all came in the second half.

Teams :
Spurs –  Kendall, Walford, M. Robinson
West Ham –
Attendance : –   ,


09.03.1977 Spurs lost heavily to West Ham United reserves in this Football Combination meeting at Cheshunt.

The 1-5 score-line saw the visitors win with goals from braces from Billy Lansdowne and Alan Curbishley, while Keith Coleman got the fifth, which all came in the second half.

Teams : 
Spurs –
West Ham –  Sproul, Coleman, Brush, A.
Curbishley, Martin, T. Taylor, Ayris, Pike, Lansdowne, McGiven (c), K. Robson
Attendance : –   ,


22.02.1971 .

Teams :
West Ham –
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,

26.12.1970 Snow on the pitch caused this reserve meeting with West Ham United at Upton Park in the Football Combination to be postponed.

Teams : 
West Ham –
Spurs –
Attendance : –   ,


30.10.1967 West Ham United won through to the final of the London FA Cup after a 1-0 win with Trevor Brooking scoring a second half goal to settle the semi-final at Upton Park.

Teams :
West Ham – Colin Mackleworth. Frank Lampard Snr., Bill Kitchener, Eddie Bovington, Paul Heffer, Bobby Howe, Tim Clements, Trevor Brooking, Peter Bennett, Trevor Hartley, Doug Eadie
Spurs –
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09.05.1966 A 2-1 Football Combination win went to the home side, with two John Dryden goals, but Spurs had already won the championship before the match was played away to West Ham reserves.

Teams :
West Ham –  Alan Dickie, Eddie Presland, Bill Kitchener, Trevor Dawkins, George Andrew, Bobby Howe, Harry Redknapp, Peter Bennett, Trevor Hartley, Brian Dear, John Dryden
Spurs –  Stewart Skeet, Ben Embery, John Collins, Neil Johnson, Ron Henry, Roy Low, Keith Weller, Brian Parkinson, Frank Saul, David Gillingwater, Roger Smith
Ref : – Mr. M. Kerkhof (Bicester, Oxon)
Linesmen : –  Mr. R. J. Bannister (Surrey) – Red Flag; Mr. A. J. Dalrymple (Bucks)  – Yellow Flag
Attendance : –   ,

05.03.1966 Spurs overcame an experienced West Ham side, that took a first half lead through Martin Britt, who finished Joe Kirkup cross.  Two goals for Spurs sealed the win though, taking them into second place in the table.

Teams :
Spurs –  ,
West Ham –  A. Dickie, J. Kirkup, J. Charles, T. Dawkins, Bickles, B. Howe, Harry Redknapp, Peter Bennett, M. Britt, Bloomfield, A. Sealey
Attendance : –   ,