Tottenham Hotspur Youth Update - November 2016

U-18 League

Spurs started the month with a London derby at Fulham on the 4th. It turned out to be a tight affair as Fulham worked hard to close Spurs down. It was not until late in the game that Spurs got on top. It did not stop an end to end game in which both keepers had plenty to do. With so many chances it took a penalty for Spurs to win it. Substitute Oteh turned his marker in the area who was penalised for holding. Shashoua made no mistake from the spot.

Team(4-1-4-1) – De Bie, Hinds(Eyoma 80), Tanganga, Dinzeyi, Tsaroulla, Marsh(C), Shashoua, Roles(Patterson 60), Duncan, Bennetts, Sterling(Oteh 46).

Unused Sub. - Austin.

Scorer – Shashoua pen.78.

Booked – Tanganga 55, Marsh 90+2.

Spurs' second game of the month saw Reading travel to Hotspur Way on the 12th. The royals completed the double over Spurs thanks to two own goals conceded by defender Mukena. Spurs were the brighter of the two sides pushing the visitors back for much of the first half but went behind when Mukena put through his own net trying to cut out a low cross. Duncan levelled on the stroke of half time when a cross from the left was laid off to him by Shashoua and he scored on the turn. The visitors got the winner early in the second half when another cross from the right was headed into the net by the unfortunate Mukena. Spurs hit the post twice and Reading once in a close game.

Team(4-2-3-1) – Whiteman, Eyoma, Marsh(C), Mukena, Tsaroulla, Skipp(Patterson 74), Oakley-Boothe, Shashoua, Duncan, Bennetts(Maghoma 79), Sterling(Oteh 63).

Unused Subs. - Freeman.

Scorer – Duncan 45.

Booked – Eyoma 90+3.

Spurs' third game of the month was at home to West Ham on the 19th. Spurs won a close game that was played at pace. It was end to end with both sides having chances to win it. Spurs took the lead when the hammers keeper fluffed his clearance twice allowing Roles to score. The visitors equalised near half-time when they got behind the defence to beat Austin one on one. The winner came in the last minute of the game when Spurs won a penalty from a corner that was converted by Sterling.

Team(4-1-4-1) – Austin, Hinds, Tanganga, Dinzeyi, Tsaroulla, Skipp,Shashoua(Sterling 72), Oakley-Boothe(Patterson 59), Roles, Bennetts, Griffiths.

Unused Subs. - Whiteman, Eyoma.

Scorers – Roles 21, Sterling pen.90+3.

Booked – Tsaroulla 37, Tanganga 49, Skipp 52.

Spurs last game of the month was away to Southampton on the 26th. It turned into a goal fest as Spurs ran out 6-2 winners. Shashoua opened the scoring adding a second from the penalty spot after Tsaroulla got round the back before being fouled in the area. Shashoua then set up Roles for the third after the midfielder had one chalked off for off side also provided by Shashoua. Roles made it four before halftime when Skipp provided the cross for his late run. There was a little wobble when Southampton came out and scored in the first minute of the second half and got another five minutes later. Spurs steadied the ship with a cracking fifth from Roles set up by a cutback from Shashoua before Substitute Sterling added the sixth playing a one two with Roles. There were chances to add to that scoreline before the end but overall it was a good all round performance from the team.

Team(4-1-4-1) – De Bie, Hinds, Marsh(C), Dinzeyi, Tsaroulla, Skipp(Tanganga 63), Shashoua(Sterling 71), Roles, Duncan(Bennetts 63), Reynolds,  Griffiths.

Unused Subs. - Freeman, Eyoma.

Scorers – Shashoua 11, pen.18, Roles 29, 43, 59, Sterling 75.

Booked – Dinzeyi 71.

Spurs ended the month in third position.

FA Youth Cup: Round 3

Spurs were drawn at home to Stevenage who became the visitors to their own ground as Spurs are playing their home game there. The game was a complete mismatch as Spurs had an easy win overwhelming Stevenage 10-1. Sterling got the first in the first minute of the game running through the defence and added two more before the break to complete his hattrick. Tanganga claimed the next two, the first from a corner and the second from a Shashoua free kick on the goal line. Eyoma fired in the sixth and Brown beat the keeper to a through ball from a counter attack for number severn. Shashoua got on the scoresheet with a typical strike before Roles got the ninth and Shashoua rounded it off with the tenth in added time.

Team(4-1-4-1) – De Bie, Eyoma, Marsh(C), Tanganga, Tsaroulla(Brown 74), Skipp(Dinzeyi 68), Shashoua, Roles, Duncan. Bennetts, Sterling(Griffiths 76).

Scorers – Sterling 1, 10, 41, Tanganga 58, 62, Eyoma 65, Brown 76, Shashoua 86, 90+1, Roles 89.

Booked – Duncan 78.

UEFA Youth League

The fifth group match was away at AS Monaco on the 22nd. Spurs got off to a bad start losing keeper Austin in the warm up and Oakley-Boothe inside 20 minutes. Monaco needed a result to close the gap at the top while Spurs needed the points to close to gap at the bottom. Monaco pressed Spurs for most of the game while Spurs found the Monaco keeper in good form on the occasions they got through. The keeper pushed a Duncan free kick onto the post and made two saves from sub Shashoua at the end of the half. In between Whiteman was kept busy. Monaco had a player sent off early in the second and Spurs took advantage as Sterling opened the scoring. With Spurs looking for a second they let in ten man Monaco to score twice to win the game 2-1. The first another own goal and the second a cracker.

Team(4-2-3-1) – Whiteman, Eyoma, Tanganga, Walkes(C), Walker-Peters, Marsh(Roles 83), Oakley-Boothe(Shashoua 19), Duncan, Harrison, Bennetts, Sterling(Griffiths 69).

Unused Subs. - Freeman, Dinzeyi, Tracey, Stylianides.

Scorer – Sterling 53.

Booked – Marsh 21, Walkes 42.

Spurs are bottom of the group.

Premier League 2

Spurs' first game of the month was a NLD on the 18th with Arsenal coming to Hotspur Way for a noon kick off. After a first half when the two sides cancelled each other out the visitors stepped up a gear to put pressure on Spurs to win 2-0. The first was a cross from the left that was converted at the far post. The second came from a penalty conceded by Spurs best player Amos. It did not help that Owens was sent off as the last man when he pulled a player back on the break. Spurs had chances with Harrison effort cleared off the line in the first half and Harrison and Tracey getting behind the defence late in the second but wasted the opportunities. The two wide men Walker-Peters and Georgiou ended the game playing as full backs.

Team(4-2-3-1) – Austin, Muscatt(Tracey 46), Owens, Maghoma(Pritchard 85), Ogilvie(Goddard 77), Amos(C), Walkes, Walker-Peters, Carroll, Georgiou, Harrison.

Unused Subs. - Glover, Stylianides.

Booked – Ogilvie 24, Owens 51,Carroll 63, Amos 82.

Sent Off – Owens 67.

Spurs' second match was away to Sunderland on the 28th. Played at the Eppleton Colliery ground in Hetton-Le-Hole. Sunderland started strongly taking a two-goal lead before Spurs began to get on top. Tracey scored before halftime playing a one-two with striker partner Harrison. They took control in the second half from the start forcing saves and had a Harrison effort cleared off the line before Tracey got his second. Harrison had one chalked off for offside along with other chances which meant that it was more a case of two points lost than one gained.

Team(4-4-2) – Lopez, Walker-Peters, Walkes, Owens, Stylianides, Amos(C)(Brown 90+3), Pritchard, Goddard(Muscatt 79), Tracey, Harrison.

Unused Subs. - Glover, Omolabi, Lock.

Scorer – Tracey 45+1, 53.

Spurs finished the month in bottom place.

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