Some notes on Spurs loanee Brandon Austin’s performance against Silkeborg IF:
On Friday afternoon Spurs loanee Brandon Austin was in action for Danish side Viborg FF. Viborg took on fellow Danish side Silkeborg IF in a friendly (former Spurs man Filip Lesniak was in action for Silkeborg) at the JYSK Park. Austin completed the first half of the game which finished 2-0 to Viborg. During the early stages of the game Austin could be seen barking out instructions and orders to his teammates as Viborg played out from the back, he was also pointing things out to them on the pitch. After impressing early on with his short distribution, Austin’s first real involvement in the game was to save a tame effort from one of the Silkeborg midfielders (apologies I couldn’t tell most of the numbers on the back of the Silkeborg players shirts) who shot from the edge of the Viborg penalty area. A couple of minutes later Austin managed to get the faintest of touches on Svenn Crone’s whipped cross to tip it away from a Silkeborg forward who was lurking at his back post. Austin’s next involvement came after Sven Crone’s cross was met by a Silkeborg player in the Viborg box however, his headed effort was comfortably saved by the composed 21 year old goalkeeper. Austin then did well to get low down to tip Mads Emil Madsen’s effort from 20 yards out behind for a corner kick.
Austin then managed to punch away a corner kick before a Silkeborg player tried rather ambitiously to beat the Viborg goalkeeper with an effort from inside his own half however, Austin had it covered. The Spurs loanee was then on hand to push away a Silkeborg players powerful effort from range, it was a decent stop. Austin gathered Kees Luijckx’s cross comfortably before then making his fifth and final save of the game, and it was the pick of the bunch. After latching onto a pass on the edge of the Viborg penalty area a Silkeborg player tried to beat Austin with a powerful low effort however, the young goalkeeper managed to collapse his body well to make a great save and push the ball behind for a corner kick. This was a good performance from Austin, Viborg’s league season resumes on the 28th of this month when they play Hvidodre, hopefully there will also be a stream for that game.