Spurs under 18’s 1-0 Fulham: (match report)
Our under 18 side recorded a 1-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday as John McDermott’s side defeated the cottagers 1-0 at a bitterly cold Motspur park. It was a thoroughly entertaining game of football, it was an end to end match and it could have easily produced half a dozen goals, but our lads were the deserved winners on the day as they continue their great run of form. The opening stages of the game saw plenty of chances at both ends of the pitch with Spurs have a coupling of fantastic early chances. Spurs best chance of the opening half hour came when striker Kazaiah Sterling nodded a header narrowly wide of the far post and shortly afterwards he set up Jack Roles inside the box but the midfielders effort was saved well by the Fulham goalkeeper Ashby-Hammond. At the other end of the pitch Jonathan De Bie was forced into action to make two smart saves in quick succession, shortly after Fulham again came close to taking the lead. Jose Garrido met Marlon Fossey’s free kick his headed effort went narrowly wide of the post. Meanwhile we went close minutes later at the other end of the pitch after Jack Roles found Shashoua with a pull back but the winger blazed his effort over the bar from 20 yards out.
Following his introduction at half time striker Aramide Oteh almost made an immediate impact after he managed to get past Garrido but with one on one with the goalkeeper Oteh’s low effort was saved. The deadlock was finally broken on
77 minutes, after Oteh was brought down in the area after trying to turn past his man the referee pointed to the spot, up stepped Shashoua who fired home to cap off an excellent performance from the under 18’s. It was a truly fascinating game of football both sides were incredibly creative but the lads class shone, we were the deserved winners on the day Our under 16’s were also in action on Saturday as they drew 2-2 to Fulham at Motspur park courtesy of goals from Rodel Richards and Elliot Thorpe.
My man of the match: Samuel Shashoua, the inform winger was outstanding. Shashoua’s dribbling was at times mesmeric and his mazing runs, creativity and vision were superb causing Fulham a defensive headache throughout the entirety of match, scoring the all important winner from the spot late on with a cooly taken penalty.
It was a very good performance from the young Lillywhites and there were some excellent individual performances. Goalscorer Samuel Shashoua had an excellent match on the wing the highly skilful 17 year old caused the cottagers many problems throughout the match. Another player who had an excellent game was midfielder George Marsh, Marsh was terrific in the centre of the park covering so much ground the midfielder reminded me of Ngolo Kanté. Marsh was everywhere making countless interceptions and challenges breaking up play throughout the match he also passed the ball around really well throughout.
Spurs U18s: De Bie, Hinds (Eyoma 80), Tsaroulla, Marsh (c), Tanganga, Dinzeyi, Shashoua, Duncan, Sterling (Oteh 46), Roles (Patterson 60), Bennetts. Substitute (not used): Austin (GK).