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Thursday, 19 July, 2001, 23:28 GMT 00:28 UK
Strong Spurs sink Orient
Leyton Orient 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Sustained pressure from Tottenham finally paid off against their Third Division neighbours in the second half of a testimonial for Orient's Steve Castle.

A crowd of over 6,000 watched as Tottenham took just over an hour to break down the defences of Leyton Orient.

With 62 minutes played and Orient having made 10 half-time changes, Simon Davies broke the deadlock with a pass from Steffen Iversen.

Spurs, who decided not to give a first public appearance to Teddy Sheringham, could not convert their dominance into goals in the first half.

Sergei Rebrov
Rebrov sealed the win for Spurs
Despite earning nine corners to their opponent's two, they managed only three significant chances on the home goal from Davies and Sergei Rebrov.

Orient posed little threat to the composed Spurs defence with only Scott Oakes coming close in the 30th minute.

Castle, the one man from their first-half XI to appear for the second period, was off target following a bold advance from midfield before Spurs went ahead.

Ukraine international Rebrov, shortly after recent signing Gustavo Poyet's introduction as a substitute, sealed the win in the 73rd minute with a cheeky lob from inside the penalty box

Spurs threatened to run riot but alert saves from second-choice Orient keeper Scott Barrett kept the scoreline down.

Steffen Freund, Chris Perry, Poyet and Mauricio Taricco were all given second half run-outs by Spurs, while Orient called upon no less than 25 players at various stages.

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