Spurs under 18’s versus West Ham United: (match preview)
Our under 18’s resume league action on Saturday morning when they take on London rivals West Ham in the under 18 premier league south. Matt Taylor’s side have won their last two league games by a healthy margin of four goals and they’ll be looking to continue that trend when they welcome the ‘ Hammers ‘ to Hotspur Way. It’s fourth versus fifth place in the premier league south. West Ham who are managed by Kevin Keen have won one, lost one and drawn two of their opening four league games this season. Some of the West Ham players to look out for on Saturday morning include centre forward and top scorer last season Vernon Parkes, midfielder Sebastian Nebyla, centre half Will Greenidge and former England under 16 international Amadou Diallo. This will be a very competitive London derby with plenty of action, and for Matt Taylor’s inform side it is their first very big game of the season. Last season we did the double over West Ham in the league, we’ll be hoping to do the same this season. We will also face the ‘ Hammers ‘ in the Premier League Cup at the end of this month.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi (overage goalkeeper), Cesay, Matthew Craig, Binks (c), Lusala, Michael Craig, Robson, Cooper, Pedder, Whittaker, Asante.
Subs from: Kurylowicz, Muir, Mundle, Carrington, Etete.
Injured/unavailable: Malachi Walcott, J’Neil Bennett, Dennis Cirkin.
Doubtful: Nile John.
Previous meeting: Spurs 5-3.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.
My one to watch: The ‘ Hammers ‘ top scorer last season with eight goals Vernon Parkes. The second year scholar is a physical player and he could prove to be a handful for the Spurs defence.