Boro’s show spurs Stimson

PUBLISHED: 11:33 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

Spurs’ Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane tries to find a way through the Boro defence

Spurs’ Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane tries to find a way through the Boro defence

STEVENAGE Boro boss Mark Stimson was more than satisfied with his side s performance in their 3-0 defeat by Spurs at Broadhall Way on Tuesday night. Over 6,000 fans enjoyed a feast of football from the Premiership side on a warm and balmy evening. Spurs p

Mascot for Tuesday night’s game against Spurs was Charlie O’Keefe,  who got a big welcome from Spurs’ Dutch international Edgar Davids. Charlie is the son of Robbie O’Keefe who is on the staff at the Shephalbury soccer academy

STEVENAGE Boro boss Mark Stimson was more than satisfied with his side's performance in their 3-0 defeat by Spurs at Broadhall Way on Tuesday night.

Over 6,000 fans enjoyed a feast of football from the Premiership side on a warm and balmy evening.

Spurs paraded a list of first-team stars that gave five star entertainment.

But there was clear evidence that Stimson is building a fine side that will challenge for honours this coming season.

"We didn't expect to win but what we learned will be invaluable to the players.

"We were playing against some of the finest players not just in the country but in Europe but we put up a great show and I was very pleased with my players.

"You have got to remember this is a new Boro side. There were just a few players from last season out there so we are still getting to know each other.

"For training purposes it was great to test the players' fitness and I was very impressed with all of them

"Barry Fuller was brilliant at right back and Santos Gaia and Luke Oliver superb at the heart of the defence.

"Also, I had four 18-year-old out there-Mackie, Lewis, Sullivan and Hatton-which shows the talent we have here.

"Our front men tried but came up against a formidable wall in perhaps the two best central defenders in the county, Ledley King and Michael Dawson.

"But I judged our performance on our fitness and I was very impressed with my players. They are getting into good fitness habits."

One player missing from the Spurs game was Dale Binns.

Binns limped out of Boro's 2-1 win at Boreham Wood on Saturday with a knee injury.

This week Borough were waiting on the results of a scan on the problem injury.


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