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Posted on 30 September 2005  - 12:00

Pat Holland was delighted with the response of his Under-18s after last week's disappointment at Ipswich Town.

Pat Holland was delighted with the response of his Under-18s after last week's disappointment at Ipswich Town.

The lads had one of those days at Portman Road and were 3-0 down when, fortunately, the game had to be abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.

But they more than made up for it with Saturday's fine performance and deserved 3-0 victory.

Claude Seanla scored twice to put us in the driving seat before Radwan Hamed wrapped it up in the second half.

Coach Pat gave us this rundown. "In fairness, we dominated the game. We started brightly, created numerous chances in the first half and what was pleasing was that we started with Claude Seanla wide left within our 4-3-3 system and he managed to score two goals in the far post area

The first goal came after about 20 minutes, a decent finish, and then 10 minutes later a header to make it 2-0.

"That first half performance was as well as we've played all season and we said at half-time not to lose concentration, to try to score the third goal and it would be game, set and match.

"We started brightly again but then lost our way a little, it was a poor period for us and we were giving them chances on the counter attack but fortunately they didn't capitalise.

"We made a change with Radwan Hamed coming for Claude, who'd worked ever so hard. We then scored the third goal after good work from Jacques Maghoma, who cut the ball back for Radwan to tap into an empty net. I thought 3-0 was about fair."

Spurs U18s: Button, Riley, Kyriacou, Lewis, Mills, Peprah, Davis, Livermore, Dawkins, Maghoma, Seanla (Hamed, 70). Unused subs: Lake, Smith, Forecast.