Date: 17th July 2013 at 9:03am
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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.