Some notes on Spurs loanees Jubril Okedina and Shilow Tracey’s performances against Morecambe:

Spurs loanees Jubril Okedina and Shilow Tracey were both involved in Cambridge United’s 2-1 League Two victory over Morecambe on Saturday afternoon. Okedina completed the whole of the match, while Shilow Tracey was introduced to the game in the 75th minute and he won the penalty which Cambridge scored, to get that crucial second goal of the game. Jubril Okedina started the game on the right hand side of a back four, in central defence, and the 20 year old who has made great strides in his development this season put in another solid defensive performance. After a high tempo start to the game Cambridge United took the lead in the 18th minute of the match, and they were the better team during the first half. Okedina’s first real involvement in the game from a defensive point of view was to get in front of Morecambe’s Carlos Mendes Gomes on the edge of the Cambridge United box, to get on the ball in front of Mendes Gomes. However, the Cambridge United defence weren’t really tested too much during the first half. At the beginning of the second half Jubril Okedina sprinted to get in front of Morecambe’s Cole Stockton on the edge of the Cambridge United box, before winning the ball and passing back to the goalkeeper (Callum Burton) who then cleared it up field. During the 55th minute of the game Morecambe had a man sent off, but they would still test the Cambridge defence further during the remainder of the half. Shilow Tracey was introduced to the game in the 75th minute. Not long afterwards Okedina, who had kept good positioning throughout the match would clear behind Liam McAlinden’s cross from the left flank into the Cambridge penalty area.

Jubril Okedina then cleared away John O’Sullivan’s cross, and then a couple of moments later Shilow Tracey was involved in the game for the first time. The Spurs winger received Wes Hoolahan’s pass on the left flank, before surging forward into the Morecambe penalty area, where he was brought down by a Morecambe defender. A penalty was awarded by the referee and Paul Mullin scored it, although Morecambe did get a goal back in the 88th minute of the game. During the final stages of the match Shilow Tracey managed to get on the ball in the middle of the pitch, and he then traveled forward with the ball at great pace towards the corner flag on the left flank, before passing the ball to a teammate who held the ball up, as Cambridge United held on to win the game. Jubril Okedina had another good game in central defence, where he read the game well and was always composed in his play, while Shilow Tracey once again made a positive impact on the game after being introduced in the second half.

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