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Swindon 1 - Tottenham 1

Swindon Town
1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur

County Ground

16/7/2013, 19:00

Attendance: 10,465

Referee:

Swindon Town put in a spirited effort last night at the County Ground to draw 1-1 with Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.

Heading in to the match, many fans had expected Town to get an absolute thrashing but the 10,500 in attendance at the County Ground were treated to an evening of entertaining football.

Spurs got off to the better start but a string of saves by Town`s goalkeeper Wes Foderingham ensured both teams stayed on level terms. On 15 minutes though Gareth Bale slammed the ball past Foderingham to give Spurs a 1-0 lead. It was evident many Town fans were Spurs fans. After the goal many in the home end applauded Bale`s effort.

Foderingham continued his fine form denying England International Jermain Defoe twice as Spurs headed into half time with a precious 1-0 lead.

Town came out of the gates second half looking a different team and enjoyed most of the possession. Swindon would finally get a deserved goal after several close chances when a deflected goal from Andy Williams went past Brad Friedel making it 1-1, which is how the game ended.

The match itself was very encouraging indeed following losses to Non-League sides, Banbury United and Forest Green Rovers.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas remarked after the match, 'Overall, it was a good first show from everyone and congratulations to Swindon, they played well.

Star Player

Alex Pritchard - The tricky winger is clearly a class above the rest. Shame we never had him last season after Matt Ritchie left for Bournemouth.


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Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Wednesday July 17 2013
Time: 9:03AM

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As a Spurs fan I attended the game yesterday, I am a little disappointed by the statement "It was evident many Town fans were Spurs fans. After the goal many in the home end applauded Bale`s effort" was this not because it was a really good goal and all football fan which ever team they support enjoy a bit of real class. I applauded a couple of times when Town had good moves as did my fellow Spurs fans around me. A bit disappointed with the Town support I know it was a pre season match but they did not seem to get behind their team, perhaps they only get interested when they play Oxford United!
Ox Yid
17/07/2013 09:35:00
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I know many Swindon fans who are Spurs fans, infact I know someone who was a Swindon Town season ticket holder and is now a Spurs season ticket holder instead. Our support was poor mind you if it was an FA Cup match it may have been different, being a pre-season friendly and expecting to get battered didnt help!
STFC_Gazza
18/07/2013 08:32:00
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