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Eurofoot 2013 Semi-Final v west Ham, 04.08.13
Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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               Eurofoot 2013
                Semi-final
      Hazebeek Sportspark, Oostduinkerke

         Sunday 4th August 2013,11am

           SPURS     v      WEST HAM
       (White/Blue)       (Claret & Blue)
           4-3-3              4-5-1

            1(0)               1(1)

Spurs: Voss; Walkes(Sonupe 32), Maghoma(Carter-Vickers 49), McQueen A., Ogilvie, Lesniak, Miller(Amos 43), Onomah, Walker-Peters(McQueen D. 45), Akindayini, Georgiou

Scorer: Akindayini

West Ham: Nemrava; Knoyle, Page, Girdlestone, Burke, Makasi, Cullen, Brown, Bywater, Mavila, Amoo(Sheaf 45)

Scorer: Mavila 24

Spurs lined up for this all English semi-final with Voss in goal behind Maghoma and McQueen with Walkes at right back and Ogilvie on the left. Lesniak anchored the midfield with Miller and Onomah while Akindayini led the attack with Walker-Peters on his right and Georgiou on his left.

Spurs defended the left end in the first half in what turned into a midfield battle with both sides looking to control the middle. The first chance fell to Spurs when Maghoma headed over from a corner. The Hammers were getting on top thanks to some tigerish tackling and closing in the midfield. Their wide players were doing more than our two and they gradually looked to be controlling things.

Mavila hit the underside of the crossbar arriving late into the area to reach an Amoo cross. Amoo drew a save from Voss before West Ham took the lead. Mavila took a free kick from out on the right and curled it high to the far post. Voss got a hand to it but could not stop it from going in. Voss stopped them getting a second when Cullen fired in from the edge of the area.

There were no changes at the interval as the Hammers continued to press Spurs with Girdlestone driving wide. Spurs' first change saw Sonupe come on for Walkes, starting on the left flank as Georgiou switched to the right and Walker-Peters dropped to right back.

Voss saved from Brown at the far post and when the ball was not cleared also saved from Mavila. Spurs replaced Miller with Amos in midfield and then Darren McQueen came on for Walker-Peters. Onomah attacked through the left channel before slipping the ball to Darren McQueen who laid it off for Akindayini to hit it on the turn low into the net to draw the sides level.

West Ham still looked the most likely to score with Spurs making their last change bringing on Carter-Vickers at left back. The game finished all square so it went to penalties.

Darren McQueen stepped up for the first one and saw it saved by Nemrava just inside the left post. Bywater made no mistake scoring to the left with Voss going the other way. 0-1.

Lesniak scored high to his right sending the keeper the other way while Borg netted inside the right post. 1-2

Onomah put his penalty in the same corner as did Mavila for 2-3.

Akindayini stepped up and sent the ball down the middle with the keeper going right. Page sent Voss the wrong way but saw the ball hit the right post and come out 3-3.

Alex McQueen stepped up and hit his penalty to the right with the keeper guessing right. Then Voss was not able to continue as he had a shoulder problem. The Ref initially allowed McGee to take his place but realised that it had to be one of the players who finished the game. Conor Ogilvie put on the gloves and went between the posts. Brown sent him the wrong way scoring to his right. 4-4.

Amos stepped up for the first sudden death penalties and hit it over the bar. Cullen scored the deciding penalty to Ogilvie's left to put the Hammers into the final.

Nordsjaelland beat Anderlecht 4-3 on penalties to meet West Ham in the final. Spurs will play off for third spot against Anderlecht. Last year Spurs played the Belgians for 11th place with the game going to penalties then before beating them.

Ray

Ray Lo's report on Day One of this tournament
Ray Lo's report on Day Two of this tournament
Ray Lo's report on the Third Place Play-Off of this tournament

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