Spurs under 18’s versus Swansea City: (match preview)
Our under 18’s will welcome the Premier League South’s basement side Swansea City to Hotspur Way on Saturday morning, for a league clash. Matt Taylor’s side have won their last three league matches in a row and they’ll be looking to make it four when they take on Anthony Wright’s and Alan Tate’s Swansea City side, who have only picked up five points from 11 league games this season. In the reverse fixture back in August, Spurs comprehensively beat the ‘ Swans ’ by four goals to nil after a close first half which finished goalless. Goals from Chay Cooper, Kion Etete, and an own goal from Scott Buttler secured the win for Spurs in the second half, in what was a good and dominant performance. Swansea lost 8-0 to Chelsea in their last league game, and they have struggled defensively this season, conceding 46 goals. However, this will still be a tough game for Spurs as Swansea have some good players. Physical centre forward Ali Al-Hamadi is one to watch, as is the ‘ Swans ’ top scorer this season Josh Thomas. Also defender Tivonge Rushesha put in quite a good performance in the reverse fixture. As there is no under 23 game until next month it is quite possible that Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Luis Binks and Harvey White might drop down to the under 18’s for tomorrow’s game. My in-depth match report will be out by tomorrow evening. I would like to wish the lads all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Kurylowicz, Muir, Fagan-Walcott, Binks (c), Lusala, White, Skinner, Whittaker, Pedder, Bennett, Etete.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Hackett, Matthew Craig, John, Mundle.
Injured/unavailable: Michael Craig.
Doubtful: Max Robson, Enock Asante, Chay Cooper, Nile John.
Previous meeting: Spurs 4-0.
My score prediction: Spurs 6-1.
My one to watch: First year scholar and forward Josh Thomas, who has scored six goals for the ‘ Swans ’ under 18 side so far this season.