Spurs under 18’s versus Fulham: (match preview)
This fixture has seen some absolute crackers in recent seasons, of the three that I attended last season there were 11 goals and two of them were thrilling games. It’s a London Derby with added significance, its Spurs under 18’s head coach Scott Parker’s first time meeting his old club since retiring as a player at the end of last season. Whilst our lads will be hoping to follow on from last Saturdays 3-1 win over West Ham. The cottagers have started the season well and currently occupy third spot in the southern section of the under 18 league with 13 points from 7 league games. And Steve Wigley’s side will be looking to return to winning ways tomorrow morning. Fulham’s Academy has produced some real starlets out of their academy over the last few seasons, the Sessegnon twins, Dennis Adeniran and Patrick Roberts are just some of the players that come to mind, it will be interesting to see how they play tomorrow. As always I will be covering tomorrows game and shall have my report up by Saturday afternoon. COYS
This game will be the first of five Spurs games which I’ll be attending in successive days over the coming week, a win against Fulham would be a nice way to start off the weekend. COYS
My predicted lineup: De Bie(c), Lock, Lyons-Foster, Omolabi, Reynolds, Hinds, P.Maghoma, Mukendi, A,Shashoua, P.Patterson, Griffiths.
My predicted score line: Spurs 5-3. COYS!
One to watch: Desperately unlucky to miss out on the England u17 World Cup squad, talented midfielder Matt O’Riley is my ‘one to watch tomorrow’. O’Riley who has already made his senior debut for Fulham in the Carabao cup at the age of just 16, is a player of immense potential. The 17 year old will pose a real attacking and creative threat from the centre of the park, something he showed during last seasons 3-0 victory over us at Hotspur way where he scored a stunning long range goal.