Our under 18’s and under 16’s enjoyed success today against Birmingham City in two separate academy showcase matches at St Andrew’s.
Under 18’s: Our under 18’s triumphed against the blues earlier today as they defeated them 4-1. Kazaiah Sterling opened Spurs’s account early on from the penalty spot however, Birmingham equalised shortly afterwards after they volleyed home on 15 minutes. Spurs soon regained the lead through forward Marcus Edwards, before getting a third before halftime after Dylan Duncan fired home after following up on Oteh’s saved effort. Sterling scored his second of the game with eight minutes to go in the second half, Sterling was played through from central defender Joy Mukena’s clearance before slotting home. Kieran McKenna will undoubtedly be happy with his sides very good performance to defeat the blues 4-1.
Spurs u18 goals:
Sterling, Edwards, Duncan, Sterling
-Spurs (4-2-3-1)-Austin, Tracey, Mukena, Maghoma,Bennetts, Marsh, Roles, Edwards, Duncan, Sterling, Oteh
Subs: Tanganga, Whiteman, Stylianides, Owens, Golledge
Under 16’s: Our under 16’s were also victorious against the blues today as they defeated the West Midlands side 3-1 this afternoon. Spurs opened the lead in stoppage time of the first half through Phoenix Patterson who slotted home after Birmingham’s keeper pushed out a cross into the path of the youngster. Tashan Oakley-Boothe retained Spurs’s lead with a spectacular 30 yard strike in the second half after the blues had earlier equalised. Phoenix Patterson’s well worked assist was tapped home by Spurs’s forward Reo Griffiths with just over 15 minutes of time remaining, our goalkeeper Charlie Freeman also made a fine save right at the death as Spurs ran out impressive 3-1 winners at St Andrew’s.
U16 goals: Patterson, Oakley-Boothe, Griffiths.
U-16 team- Freeman, Omolabi, Eyoma, Dinzeyi, Hinds, Skipp, Reynolds, Kirby, Oakley-Boothe, Patterson, Griffiths
subs – Armando Shashoua,Stratham, Mukendi