Our under 19’s lost in the final of the NextGen series tournament this afternoon after Kieran McKenna’s side lost 2-0 to the South African club Ajax Cape Town. The first half didn’t see many chances in either end as both sides showed great defensive tenacity as they stopped any attacking moves from each other, the first real chance of the match came shortly after the beginning of the second half. After Kazaiah Sterling’s effort from within the box darted narrowly wide of the left post. However, immediately afterwards the South African side took the lead after their forward Thethani was found via a goal kick and the youngster who was through on goal expertly lobbed Whiteman in the Spurs net to give them the lead. A little over five minutes later Ajax Cape Town doubled their advantage in similar fashion to their first, after a long searching ball found Thethani on the edge of the box and he dinked the ball over the head of the racing Whiteman to double the Cape Town clubs lead. It finished 2-0 to the urban warriors as the young Lillywhites narrowly missed out on the trophy. However this young Spurs side should be proud of their achievements in this competition and it was a great feat getting to the final as they defeated some top clubs on their way. COYS⚽️
Young Spurs forward Marcus Edwards won a most valuable player award, after the young Spurs starlet had an excellent tournament.
Whiteman; Walker-Peters, Walkes, Maghoma, Muscatt; Lesniak, Marsh; Harrison, Miller, Pritchard; Sterling. Substitutes: McDermott, Benyu, Stylianides, Goddard, Duncan, Tracey, Edwards.