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Kane's so able!

Posted on 1 November 2009  - 12:00

Harry Kane fired home two free-kicks as our Under-18s beat Watford 3-2 in the Premier Academy League on Friday.

Kane's so able!

Harry Kane fired home two free-kicks as our Under-18s beat Watford 3-2 in the Premier Academy League on Friday.

The skipper led from the front as his side stormed into a 3-0 lead in the first half of a match re-arranged from October 4.

However, in a classic ‘game of two halves', Watford hit back after the break and hauled themselves back to 3-2 as the lads held on for a sixth win in seven PAL matches.

The first half was all Spurs and the opening goal arrived in the 12th minute when Kane headed Dean Parrett's free-kick back into the danger area for Ryan Fredericks to guide home from close range.

Kane scored the first of his free-kick double after 22 minutes, an inch-perfect curler over the wall and into the top corner from 25 yards.

Fredericks saw a third ‘goal' chalked off for a borderline offside call before Kane took aim again from a free-kick, this time on the right side of the box, and curled into the side-netting.

Watford didn't heed the warning and Kane lined-up a third free-kick from just outside the box three minutes before the break. This time he went for power and his piledriver arrowed into the bottom corner for 3-0.

It was so nearly 4-0 a minute later when Jesse Waller-Lassen smashed the underside of the crossbar from Paul Jose Mpoku's cross and it took until added time for Watford to force a save from Jamie Butler, back in the side after a broken nose.

Nathan Byrne

The second half was a different story.

Watford slowly worked their way back into the game and eventually hit back via a penalty after 65 minutes.

They then made it 3-2 after a scramble from a corner with 15 minutes remaining but that was the end of the scoring.

"We played some excellent stuff in the first half and actually looked quite comfortable at the start of the second half without creating the same chances," reflected coach Alex.

"But we then lost our identity and basically took a step back. Credit to Watford though, they seized the moment and the momentum.

"It would be easy forget what we did in the first half and come off feeling negative after the second half, but that first half display was full of positives."

Spurs U18s: Butler; Cox, Butcher (Smith, 46), Byrne, Carroll; Fredericks, Parrett (Bostock, 60), Nicholson, Mpoku, Waller-Lassen (Oyenuga, 70); Kane.

Harry Kane, 1st free-kick

Harry Kane, 1st free-kick

Harry Kane, 1st free-kick

Tom Carroll

Jake Nicholson