Spurs’ Under 18 side faced Fulham in a Premier League South fixture at their Motspur Park training ground, on Saturday. Spurs lost the game 6-0, and it was a game in which Fulham were the much better team. Spurs lined-up with captain Luca Gunter in goal, while Brandon Bryan-Waugh, Archie Chaplin, Jahziah Linton and Maeson King started in defence. Callum Olusesi and Mikey Moore started in central midfield, as Maxwell McKnight and Riley Owen started out on the flanks, either side of CAM Damola Ajayi. Jaden Williams led the line for Spurs, who got the game underway. Fulham started the game well, and after Oliver Gofford had hit an effort over Luca Gunter’s goal from the centre of the Spurs box, Aaron Loupalo met a cross from the right flank, inside the Spurs box. However, his effort was saved by Luca Gunter. Jaden Williams had an effort blocked by Caelan Avenall inside the Fulham box, before Archie Chaplin blocked Oliver Gofford’s effort at the other end of the pitch.
Mikey Moore blocked an effort from Terrell Works, as Fulham continued their good start to the game. Archie Chaplin made a good recovery challenge on Aaron Loupalo, before the Fulham centre-forward received a through-ball pass, before continuing into the Spurs box. However, Luca Gunter read the situation well, and he was able to get an important hand on the ball. After winning a free-kick near the edge of the Fulham box, Mikey Moore hit an effort towards goal, which was deflected behind by the Fulham wall. Archie Chaplin did well to block an effort from Oliver Gofford, off the line inside the Spurs box, before Fulham won a penalty. Lemar Gordon was brought down by Jahziah Linton inside the Spurs box, as the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Terrell Works stepped up to find the bottom left corner of the Spurs goal, 0-1.
Not long after Fulham had taken the lead, the home side got another goal. Brandon Bryan-Waugh’s clearance inside the Spurs box following a Fulham chance, came to Oliver Gofford, who finished low past Luca Gunter, 0-2. After Aaron Loupalo turned his way past Archie Chaplin, the Fulham forward went forward with the ball and into the Spurs box. Luca Gunter was initially able to gather the ball, before Aaron Loupalo managed to get on the ball again, and this time he found the back of the net, 0-3. After dribbling his way into the Fulham box well, Callum Olusesi hit an effort over their goal. Archie Chaplin made a good challenge on Aaron Loupalo, inside the Spurs box, before Fulham extended their lead. Terrell Works passed the ball to Aaron Loupalo on the right side of the Spurs box, and the first year scholar found the bottom left corner of the goal, in what was the final chance of the first half, 0-4.
Fulham got the second half underway. After receiving Terell Works’ pass inside the Spurs box, Aaron Loupalo hit an effort just wide of the Spurs goal. Han Willhoft-King came on to replace Callum Olusesi, before Thomas Bloxham came on to replace Damola Ajayi. The impressive Aaron Loupalo hit an effort over the Spurs goal from inside the penalty area, and then Archie Chaplin managed to block Lemar Gordon’s effort on the edge of the Spurs box. Riley Owen was shown a yellow card by the referee after making a strong challenge, and then Maxwell McKnight had an effort blocked by Harvey Araujo on the right side of the Fulham box. Brad De Jesus hit an effort wide from distance, before Han Willhoft-King blocked an effort from the same player shortly after. Thomas Bloxham hit an effort wide from the edge of the Fulham box, as Spurs tried to get back in to the game.
Yusuf Akhamrich came on to replace Riley Owen, and then Oliver Gofford hit an effort wide of the Spurs goal, from inside their penalty area. Substitute Callum Osmand further extended Fulham’s lead after receiving a pass inside the Spurs box, Callum Osmand found the bottom left corner of Luca Gunter’s goal, 0-5. Thomas Bloxham had an ambitious effort from distance saved, before Fulham got another goal. It was a good move by the home side, as Terrell Works passed the ball to Callum Osmand inside the Spurs box, and he then finished past Luca Gunter, 0-6. The referee sounded his whistle for full-time soon after. Spurs’ Under 18 side face Norwich City at home next Saturday, in their next Premier League South fixture.