Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List.
Eurofoot 2012, Group B, 5th game
Hazebeek Sportspark, Oostduinkerke
Saturday 4th August 2012, 7.30pm
SPURS v STANDARD LUIK
(All Navy) (All Red)
McQueen 11 Biscotti 43
Billy Granger 1 Luka Pirard
Grant Ward(C) 2 Matt Debra
Samuel Smith 3 Benjamin
Van Den Ackerveken
Joshua Onomah 4 Alessandro Astorino
Alex McQueen 5 Ali Yasar
Dominic Ball 6 Francois Marquet
Kenneth McEvoy 7 Jeremy Mayele
Ruben Lameiras 8 Thom-Dorian Npoto
Zapata-Caicedo 9 Pierre Biscotti
Darren McQueen 10 Deni Milosevic
Stefan Colovic 11 Anil Koc
Daniel Akindayini 12
Liam Priestley 13
Thomas Gardiner 14 Corentin Fiore
Aaron McEneff 15 Maechy Ngambo
Filip Lesniak 16 Stefano Maricosu
Roman Michael-Percil17 Thibault Duval
Shaquile Coulthirst 18 Stefano Delogu
19 Jonathan Benteke
20 Mohamed Mezgrani
(Colovic 26) (Van Den Ackerveken 30)
Lameiras(McEneff 26) Yasar(Benteke 30)
Coulthirst Ngambo(Duval 30)
For the last group match Spurs started with Granger in goal behind a defence of Ball and Gardiner with McEvoy at right back and Colovic on the left. McEneff joined Smith and Grant in the midfield with McQueen up front. To McQueen's right was Michael-Percil, and to his left was Zapata-Caicedo.
Spurs kicked off attacking the south end in the first half and showed some early determination, but it was nearly ten minutes before the first effort on goal when Zapata-Caicedo fired wide. Biscotti then fired wide for Standard.
Spurs took the lead when Ward got round the back and crossed for McQueen to finish from a couple of yards. Mezgrani drove wide and Biscotti fired over. Granger had to save from Van Den Ackerveken and then Marquet put his effort over as the half was finishing.
Inglethorpe made two changes for the second half with Akindayini replacing Colovic on the left with Smith dropping to left back and Lameiras replacing McEneff in the midfield. Ruben Lameiras had the number 4 on his shirt and had to change into the number 20 as his own shirt had been left in the changing room.
Granger had to save from Marquet before Standard made three changes themselves. Michael-Percil fired over before Lameiras was booked for a late tackle on Marquet as Spurs tried to find the passing game they had played at the start of the game.
When Maricosu handled the ball outside his area Lameiras took the kick which was half cleared to Ward. The captain hit his dipping shot over the bar. A long ball over the defence found Biscotti running through in acres of space to fire past a stranded Granger to draw Standard level. Spurs play went to pieces after that with Smith booked for fouling Mezgrani.
Coulthirst was introduced in place of Michael-Percil to pep up the attack and McQueen fired over before Spurs let in another goal. A free kick on the left found Fiore at the near post who turned the ball home as he was falling on his back. Spurs pushed everybody forward in search of an equaliser with Coulthirst driving wide before the final whistle.
The loss means that Spurs finish last in their group and will have to play Anderlecht for the wooden spoon tomorrow. (Sun 5th August, 2012)
Final Group Standings
Atletico Paranaense 11pts.
Club Brugge 11pts.
FC Utrecht 6pts.
Standard Luik 5pts.
SV Zulte-Waregem 4pts.
· Spurs 1 Atletico Paranaense 4
· Spurs 2 SV Zulte-Waregem 1
· Spurs 0 FC Utrecht 1
· Spurs 1 Club Brugge 2
· Spurs 1 Anderlecht 1 (Spurs win 3-1 on pens)
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