Spurs under 18’s versus Reading: (match preview)
After a triumphant couple of weeks our under 18’s return to league action on Saturday morning when they host Reading at the training centre. Still on a high after Impressive back to back victories over both Arsenal and Monaco in the last seven days. Parker’s side will be hoping to carry their form into this game against the struggling royals. A side who haven’t won on the road this season (in the league) David Dodds lads sit second from bottom in the league. And after a poor start to their league campaign, things got worse for his lads after they were expelled from the FA youth cup the other week for fielding an underage player. Whilst I’m expecting quite a bit of rotation for this one, I’m not for one minute expecting an easy game, especially if highly rated England youth international Danny Loader is involved. Earlier on in the season Parker’s lads traveled to Hogwood Park to face Reading in the reverse fixture, it was a miserable game. And despite his sides dominance a late goal cost them. I’m hoping for a slightly more enjoyable game to report on, on Saturday. COYS
Something I noticed from youth hawk was that they’ve listed our very own Moroyin Omolabi on the Reading team sheets recently. I’m pretty sure that that is incorrect, as Omolabi has been on crutches since November. I believe it may be his brother who has been turning out for the royals. http://youthhawk.co.uk/wiki/Reading_2-6_Arsenal_(2017-18_Under-18_Premier_League)
My predicted lineup: De Bie, Lock, Statham, Lyons-Foster, Okedina, Bowden, Patterson, Markanday, A.Shashoua, Bennett, Richards.
Subs from: Kurylowicz, Hinds, P.Maghoma, Mukendi, Griffiths.
Doubtful: Charlie Freeman.
Injured: Moroyin Omolabi.
Previous meeting: Reading 1-0.
My score prediction: 5-1 Spurs.
One to watch: Royals midfielder and top scorer this term Ethan Coleman.