John Sutton made Reading pay the penalty to maintain Spurs Under-17’s unbeaten start in the FA Premier Academy League.
The striker buried his chance from the penalty spot in the 70<sup>th</sup> minute to secure the win after Jimmy Lee has been upended in the box.
Although delighted with the victory, boss Jimmy Neighbour knows his side can play better. “I was a little disappointed with the performance,” he admitted.
“We defended very well but we should have won by more than 1-0. We didn’t create enough chances against what was a very hard working Reading team.
“So although we won the game we know we can do better.”
Spurs U17s: Burch, Gardner, Herron, Marney, O’Donoghue, Henry, Lee (Barnett 72), Hughes, Sutton, Barnard (Slabber 72), Galbraith.
Meanwhile, the Under-19’s match against Birmingham City was called off with the Blues suffering a flu epidemic.