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PERFECT 10

Posted on 17 March 2008  - 12:00

Our Under-18s made it 10 wins on the trot in the FA Premier Academy League with a 2-1 win at Charlton.

Our Under-18s made it 10 wins on the trot in the FA Premier Academy League with a 2-1 win at Charlton.

Ryan Mason (pictured) struck twice in the space of seven minutes in the second half as the lads came from 1-0 down to record a fine 2-1 victory on Saturday.

The winning run stretches back to December with the last league loss at Milton Keynes on October 27. They are 12 games unbeaten in total, 11 wins and a draw against Bristol City.

Coach Alex Inglethorpe gave us the rundown. "We conceded a goal within five minutes and it took us a while to get into our rhythm, we eventually created chances but still went in 1-0 down at half-time.

"We had a very strong 25 minutes where we played the sort of football we want to, moved the ball around and scored twice via Ryan Mason.

"The equaliser came after 55 minutes when Alex Olsen did well to control a shot, it struck the post and Ryan was there to finish the rebound.

"The second goal after 62 minutes followed good work from Yaser Kasim down the left, beat a couple of players, got into the box and found Ryan who took a great first touch and finished.

"Unfortunately we then went down to 10 men when Yaser received a second yellow card, it was a cheap way to get sent off and something he'll learn from.

"So we had the last 25 minutes with 10 men and although we conceded possession, we didn't really have too many worrying moments and if anything, we had chances on the counter-attack to extend the lead.

"Winning 10 games on the trot is an achievement to be recognised and the lads deserve a lot of credit for how they've trained and then approached the matches."

Spurs U18s: Jansson, Smith, Berchiche, Kasim, Mtandari, C Butcher, Hutton (Cox, 75), Hutchins, Olsen (Fraser-Allen, 85), Mason, Obika. Unused subs: Butler, Asajile.