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Five star U18s

Posted on 23 March 2009  - 12:00

Our Under-18s remain on course for the FA Premier Academy League Group B title after a 5-0 win against Chelsea.

Five star U18s

Our Under-18s remain on course for the FA Premier Academy League Group B title after a 5-0 win against Chelsea.

The lads maintained their four-point lead over Aston Villa - who beat Ipswich 4-2 at the weekend - with a fine performance at Chelsea's Cobham training HQ.

However, coach Alex Inglethorpe was quick to point out that the start wasn't quite what the scoreline suggested. "Chelsea have a good team with good, technical players and in the first 20 minutes we hardly touched the ball, they had a lot of possession.

"Oscar Jansson made a key save in that start but the game changed midway through the half when Kudos Oyenuga outmuscled their centre-halves and fired in to open the scoring.

"We soon made it 2-0 with a good move, Yaser Kasim, Nathan Byrne and Adam Smith were all involved before Ryan Mason fired in from the edge of the box.

"We kept that momentum at the start of the second half and that was important.

"After 55 minutes David Hutton broke through and was brought down and Ryan tucked away the penalty for 3-0.

"Dean Parrett capped a fine display individually with a super strike for 4-0 after 70 minutes and then two substitutes combined for the fifth as Harry Kane sent away Paul-Jose M'poku who dummied the keeper before tapping into an empty net.

"It was a very professional performance in the second half, we weren't complacent in any way - it was a complete performance."

There are now six games left in the FAPAL - they travel to Fulham next on Saturday.

Spurs U18s: Jansson, Smith, Cox, Parrett (Ekim, 80), Caulker, Butcher, Byrne, Kasim, Oyenuga (M'poku, 70), Mason (Kane, 75), Hutton. Unused subs: Butler, Nicholson.