Spurs under 18’s versus West Ham United: (match preview)
Our under 18’s host London rivals West Ham United at Hotspur Way on Saturday morning. Matt Wells’ side will be hoping to record their sixth consecutive league win in a row tomorrow, although it is worth noting that the ‘ Hammers ‘ have improved since we thrashed them 9-0, in the reverse fixture back in September, at Little Heath. After doing so well to beat Reading 2-0 with such a young and inexperienced team, in the last match, Spurs will be hoping that they can put in a similar performance against Mark Phillips side tomorrow morning. The East London club occupy fourth spot in the table after winning more than half of their league games this campaign. However, the ‘ Hammers ‘ have only managed to win three league games on the road all season. Some of West Ham’s most important players include their captain and commanding centre half Joshua Okotcha, tricky right winger Bernardo Rosa, left winger and their top scorer in the league this season Vernon Parkes, and last but not least the ‘ Hammers ‘ goalkeeper Serine Sanneh. Tomorrow’s game will be a very competitive London Derby and I’m sure that it will be a game which is played at a high tempo. For Matt Wells‘ injury hit side their objective will to be win the game by playing their usual passing game. Sadly I will be unable to report on tomorrow’s important league (kick off is at 10:30 AM) game as it clashes with our first teams massive North London Derby at Wembley. I would like to wish our under 18’s all the very best of luck for their very own important London Derby.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Tainio, Walcott, Binks, Okedina, Pedder, A.Shashoua(c), Pochettino, Cooper, Markanday, Whittaker.
Subs from: Kurylowicz, Statham, Matthew Craig, Asante.
Injured/unavailable: Jeremie Mukendi, Jamie Bowden, Phoenix Patterson, Troy Parrott.
Doubtful: Rodel Richards, Elliot Thorpe.
Previous meeting: Spurs 9-0.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.
My one to watch: Predominantly a left winger, West Ham’s top scorer at under 18 level this season is Vernon Parkes who has netted seven goals so far this campaign.