Spurs under 18’s versus Fulham: (match preview)
Our under 18’s are in action tomorrow morning, Fulham are the visitors for the young Lillywhites as John McDermott’s side ready themselves for their final home game of the season. We face Fulham for the third time during this seasons campaign, with one win and a defeat recorded from the two games played in the southern section of the under 18 league. McDermott’s side will be determined to finish the season well and their chances of winning the group two tier are looking a real possibility, tomorrows game comes at a very tough time for the Spurs players following the tragic passing of under 23’s head coach Ugo Ehiogu last week. Having already seen this impressive Fulham side twice this season, it’s hard not to admire Steve Wrigley’s talented team. The west London club have a very productive youth academy, with some of the under 18’s biggest talents including Steven Sessegnon, schoolboy Matt O’Riley and their top scorer Jon Dagur Thorsteisson, just a few of the talented players who should be involved tomorrow. I will be at Hotspur way for the final time this season for tomorrows game, I shall be reporting on the match and shall have a match report published by late afternoon for what promises to be a most competitive and intriguing game. COYS
Team news: Brandon Austin won’t be involved in tomorrows game, his on international duty with the USA’s under 18’s team, whilst I assume centre half Jonathan Dinzeyi will remain sidelined through injury, though I don’t know for sure. McDermott constantly rotates his side and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple of schoolboys involved against Fulham, Phoenix Patterson the most likely candidate. I’m expecting the inform Kazaiah Sterling to lead the line, with the creativity coming from Samuel Shashoua and Keanan Bennetts down the flanks.
My predicted lineup: Whiteman, Eyoma, Marsh, Tanganga, Tsaroulla, Oakley-Boothe, Skipp, Bennetts, Shashoua, Griffiths, Sterling.
One to watch: Fulham’s talented full back Steven Sessegnon, the talented England youth international is the twin brother of Fulham’s first team sensation Ryan Sessegnon.