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ACADEMY DRAW

Posted on 18 November 2007  - 12:00

Alex Inglethorpe had mixed emotions after our Under-18s drew 1-1 at Bristol City on Saturday.

Alex Inglethorpe had mixed emotions after our Under-18s drew 1-1 at Bristol City on Saturday.

The lads certainly had the chances to win the FA Premier Academy League encounter but had to wait until the 70th minute for David Hutton to secure a point with a curling free-kick.

Coach Alex reported: "It was a bit scrappy but there were positives in the performance. The front players did well again, we attacked well and created chances although we could have done better in the execution of some of those chances.

"However, I was disappointed with the way we defended.

"We started brightly but conceded a goal from a corner after 20 minutes and that's unlike us.

"The rest of the first half was scrappy although Ryan Mason had one effort cleared off the line and I thought overall we were perhaps unlucky not to be level going into half-time.

"Bristol caused us some problems in the second half but we had two decent penalty appeals turned down and had another two shots cleared off the line, Ryan again and Jon Obika, before David Hutton's free-kick levelled it.

"Bristol are doing well and are a good team and it made for an interesting game."

Spurs U18s: L Butcher, Mtandari (Cox, 80), Hutchins, Livermore, C Butcher, Casey, Fraser-Allen (Hutton, 60), Mason, Olsen (Kasim, 46), Obika, Townsend. Unused: Clare, Dalton.