Millwall U19 0-4 Spurs
Dean Marney scored his 3rd goal in two games after completing a double-strike in the comprehensive win over Millwall at Spurs Lodge.
Marney notched a late leveller for Pat Holland's side in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea last time out, and the midfield dynamo picked up where he left off against Millwall scoring the second and fourth goals.
Lee Barnard handed Spurs the lead after only six minutes, before Marney struck nine minutes later. Dave Galbraith added to the tally on 30 minutes and Marney completed the scoring after 70.
Pat takes up the story.
"It was a tough game and they were quite a strogn physical side and they set their stall out quite early with a challenge on our goalkeeper (Shwan Jalal). Unfortunately for them, their number nine injured his ribs going in on Shwan.
"It was obvious they wanted to be competitive right from the word go, so the goal we got early on took a little bit of pressure off the boys. A free-kick went wide to our right hand side, Ben Bowditch latched onto it and drove across the face of goal and Barnard finished it off.
"From a counter attack after they had a few corners, Barnard went up with the keeper with a brave header, the ball broke loose and Deano got a header.
"Our third came from a free-kick and Galbraith scored from 25 yards with an excellent strike.
"We had a couple of escapes, but throughout we tried to play which was good. In the second half they altered their tactics and put three up to try and unsettle us, but the boys contained it.
"We then broke and scored with a good individual goal by Deano, he came inside the defender and curled it round the keeper into the top corner.
"It was a thoroughly good day for the boys, a good education in terms of the other side of the game. Chelsea was a footballing game, although competitive, this was a tough game all round so I was pleased with them and we must take it onto the next one."
Team: Shwan Jalal, Jimmy Lee, Marcel McKie, Mark Hughes, Ron Henry, Stephen Kelly, Dean Marney, Ben Bowditch, John Sutton, Lee Barnard, Dave Galbraith. Subs: Ghyslain Vedeux, Robert Burch, Paul O'Donoghue.
Millwall U17 1-2 Spurs
A Jamie Slabber double secured full points for the under-17s in the tough away trip to Millwall on Saturday.
The prolific striker opened the scoring after 35 minutes and completed a good morning's work ten minutes from time with a penalty.
Millwall replied in the second period, but could not deny Jimmy Neighbour's side a good away win.
"We played very well in the first half," said Jimmy. "We should have made more of our chances in that time because they came back strongly after the break.
"We had to defend well and did. We battled hard for the points in what was a tough game for the boys."
Team: Paul Rutherford, Daniel Perry, Ricki Dobson, Lee Barnet, Danny Foster, David Tyrie, Mario Noto, Joe Watson, Jamie Slabber, Mark Yeates (Michael Malcolm 82), Nicky Wetner, Nicky Eyre, David Hicks, Owen Price, Gareth Jenkins.
Our under-19 side romped to their biggest win of the season with a 4-0 victory over Millwall, while the under-17s continued their recent good form with a 2-1 success over the South Londoners.