Spurs’ Under 18 side played their final Premier League Cup group stage game of this season on Saturday. Head coach Stuart Lewis saw his side lose 4-0 to a Fulham side who dominated the game from start to finish. Saturday’s defeat means that Spurs are now officially out of this seasons Premier League Cup. Spurs started with Adam Hayton in goal, while a back four consisting of Brandon Bryan-Waugh, Alfie Dorrington, Charlie Sayers and Jahziah Linton started in-front of him. Captain Dante Cassanova and Khalon Haysman started in central midfield, while Maxwell McKnight and Renaldo Torraj started out on the flanks, either side of CAM Jez Davies. Jaden Williams led the line for Spurs. Fulham got the game underway on a very cold and rainy day, and early on in the game George Okkas hit an effort over the Spurs goal from distance. In the 16th minute of the game Fulham took the lead through Jaylan Wildbore, who after receiving the ball on the right flank managed to cleverly work his way into the Spurs box, where he was met by the outrushing Spurs goalkeeper Adam Hayton. However, Jaylan Wildbore managed to slot the ball past Hayton and into the back of the net from close range, 0-1. Fulham continued to create chances following their opener, and they doubled their advantage through the impressive Olly Sanderson on 26 minutes. The Fulham forward finishing well past Hayton from inside the Spurs penalty area, 0-2.
Soon after conceding their second goal of the game Spurs went 3-0 down. A pass out from the Spurs box from Adam Hayton came to George Okkas outside the box, and the Fulham player was able to finish past Hayton, who was out of position and into the back of the goal, 0-3. The second half initially started well for Spurs, who came close to getting a goal back early on in the half after Jaden Williams met Maxwell McKnight’s good cross from the right flank inside the Fulham box. However, Williams’ impressive headed effort came off the upright of goalkeeper Michael Allen’s goal before going clear of the goal. Defender Alfie Dorrington made a good block inside the Spurs box to stop Lemar Gordon’s effort from testing Adam Hayton in the Spurs goal. Khalon Haysman then curled over a free-kick for Spurs, before Fulham made it 4-0 after Jaylan Wildbore’s whipped low cross from the right was met by Imani Lanquedoc inside the Spurs box, and he finished well past Hayton with a first time effort, 0-4. Hayton saved Lemar Gordon’s effort well, before Terrell Works missed a one on one from inside the Spurs penalty area late on in the game, as Fulham won 4-0. Spurs made three substitutions in the second half, as Riley Owen, Thomas Bloxham and Jordan Hackett came on. Spurs’ next game at this level is away to Crystal Palace, in the Premier League South, next Saturday.
My man of the match: Jaden Williams. The centre-forward came very close to getting a goal back for Spurs early on in the second half from a header. However, I thought that Jaden’s work off the ball and pressing were very good during his 69 minutes on the pitch.