Spurs under 18’s versus Newcastle United: (match preview)
Our under 18’s face Newcastle United on Saturday morning in a crucial premier league cup group game. All four teams in our group are tied on three points going into the final round of group matches, and that means that all four teams could qualify for the quarter finals by winning the group (there is also the possibility of finishing in second place and qualifying as one of two best placed runners up). Saturday’s game which takes place at the Newcastle United academy training centre, is a must win for Spurs. The opposition haven’t started the season well domestically. The ‘ Magpies ‘ sit in 11th place in the premier league south after picking up only eight points from their opening nine league matches. Newcastle who are managed by Neil Winskill are, I must admit a team that I know little about as we rarely play northern teams at this level. However, from the research that I’ve done on this Newcastle team it appears that their main danger man is forward Elliot Anderson. Other players to look out for include Dylan Stephenson and Josh Gilchrist. This will likely be a tough game for Spurs, and it will be Interesting to see what style of play is on show (I’m guessing fairly direct) from the home side. I shall be in Newcastle reporting on this game and I would like to wish the lads the lads all the very best of luck.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Kurylowicz, Lusala, Muir, Skinner, Cirkin, Santiago, Robson, Mundle, Pedder, Cooper, Whittaker.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Cesay, Matthew Craig, Mathurin.
Injured/unavailable: Michael Craig, Nile John.
Doubtful: Jeremy Kyezu, Matthew Craig, Enock Asante, Kion Etete, Dane Scarlett.
Previous meeting: N/A.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-0.
My one to watch: Newcastle forward Elliot Anderson who has found the back of the net in four of his six league appearances so far this season.