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ACADEMY REPORT

Posted on 30 September 2005  - 12:00

Our under-18 Academy side drew 1-1 with Millwall at Spurs Lodge on Saturday.

Our under-18 Academy side drew 1-1 with Millwall at Spurs Lodge on Saturday.

Coach Pat Holland takes up the story...

"It wasn't one of our better performances. We started quite brightly and should have scored after about ten minutes when we went one on one with the keeper - Jamie Davis hit the keeper with that opportunity.

"It then levelled out a little bit and both sides cancelled each other out to a certain degree and there wasn't a great deal of quality play.

The second half started in a similar way and we weren't very fluent in our movement.

"They then got a poor goal from our point of view. We were in possession just outside the box and lost it, the lad got the ball across the face of the goal and they went 1-0 up.

"I made three changes and bought Leigh Mills, Simon Dawkins and Rad Hamed on. It sparked a bit of a reaction and we had a good spell for 20 minutes with four great opportunities - of which we took one through Dawkins.

"Because we didn't play well in the first hour or so we didn't deserve any more than a draw. With the opportunities we had though, we were kicking ourselves a bit in the end that we dropped two points."