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Lessons learned as U18s win

Posted on 11 December 2011  - 12:00

Alex Inglethorpe felt his Under-18s side learned from last week's draw against Reading as they toppled Cardiff City 2-0 at Spurs Lodge on Saturday.

Alex Inglethorpe felt his Under-18s side learned from last week's draw against Reading as they toppled Cardiff City 2-0 at Spurs Lodge on Saturday.

The lads looked in charge at 2-0 up in the first half against the Royals last week only for the game to turn around and the visitors rescue a 2-2 draw.

This time around, Victor Zapata-Caicedo headed home the opener from Ruben Lameiras' cross after 20 minutes and the team was not to be hauled back again.

Instead, Shaq Coulhirst secured victory with a fine finish late in the second half of this Premier Academy League encounter.

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Alex reported: "We went 1-0 up after a short-corner routine, Ruben crossed and Victor glanced the ball home.

"I then thought we learned from what happened last week. Reading got in our faces last week, pushed us back and that got them back into the game.

"This week we controlled it more, continued to create chances and it was because of that possession that Cardiff had to stay in a defensive shape and found it difficult to counter on us.

"We scored the second late on after good work from Jack Munns and Ruben, he played in Shaq who shot across the goalkeeper.

"It was a good performance and the important thing is that performances are improving every week.

"Another positive was that we started with eight Under-17 players. That's a high percentage in the team with not too much experience at this level and they played well against a more experienced Cardiff team."

Spurs U18s: Granger, A McQueen, Modeste, Yeboah, Ekong (Barthram, 46), Lameiras, McEvoy, Munns, Zapata-Caicedo (Smith, 80), Coulthirst, Michael-Percil (Ward, 60). Unused subs: Priestley, Sheriff.