Some notes on Spurs loanees George Marsh and Shilow Tracey’s performances in the Leyton Orient v Macclesfield Town game:
On Saturday afternoon Tottenham Hotspur loanees George Marsh and Shilow Tracey went head to head for their respective teams in a league two game at The Breyer Group Stadium. Shilow Tracey completed 59 minutes of the game for Macclesfield Town on his debut, while George Marsh completed the whole game for Leyton Orient. In the following piece I shall be jotting down some notes and key points on both players performances (they both didn’t look out of place at this level). The game finished 1-1.
George Marsh: Operating at right back for this game Marsh had a very solid game on the whole, and he remained tenacious throughout the match. The 21 year olds first involvement in the game was to stop Frenchman Arthur Gnahoua from progressing down the left flank. Marsh dispossessed Gnahoua and Leyton Orient broke forward and came close to taking the lead. Marsh was given license to get forward during the early stages of the game although he often opted to stay deep. Marsh stayed close to Spurs teammate Shilow Tracey after the Spurs winger had switched flanks. Marsh then did well to win the ball off of Tracey on the edge of the Leyton Orient box before he made another good challenge on Tracey around ten minutes later to stop another Macclesfield attack. In the second half Marsh blocked substitute Theo Archibald’s cross, before he pumped a late free kick into the box which was cleared away by a Macclesfield defender. The Kent born player did well out of position in this match, and he didn’t allow Arthur Gnahoua to have much joy down his side of the pitch.
Shilow Tracey: The 21 year old winger made his Macclesfield Town debut as he started the game out on the right wing. After some good early tracking back, Tracey’s first involvement in the game occurred around the ten minute mark. After receiving defender Fraser Horsfall’s pass out on the right wing, Tracey pondered before attempting to cross the ball into the Leyton Orient penalty area however, it was blocked by James Brophy. Around five minutes later Connor Kirby passed the ball to Tracey out wide, he then managed to find Arthur Gnahoua with a fine cross however, Gnahoua tried to chest the ball down and it ended up going behind for a goal kick (Tracey switched flanks with Gnahoua shortly after). After receiving Connor Kirby’s pass out on the left flank, Tracey whipped the ball into the Leyton Orient box however it was cleared away by Daniel Happe before George Marsh managed to dispossess Tracey on the edge of the box as the game continued to be an end to end one. Tracey pressed the Leyton Orient defenders well. After playing a clever one two with Harry Hamblin down the left flank, Tracey passed the ball to David Fitzpatrick whose cross was cleared away. Tracey was back on the right wing for the beginning of the second half. After receiving Connor Kirby’s pass down the right flank Tracey crossed the ball for Arthur Gnahoua who shot just wide of the Leyton Orient goal. A couple of minutes later the Spurs loanee latched onto goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell’s goal kick before doing well to hold off James Brophy, before flicking the ball back to Daniel Whitehead who shot wide.
Tracey was definitely more involved in the second half and he was battling better for the ball. However, after making a good challenge on Jordan Maguire-Drew, Tracey inured himself and unfortunately he couldn’t continue. This was however, a good inventive performance from the winger who will hopefully return to action very soon for Macclesfield.