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Six of the best!

Posted on 19 November 2009  - 12:00

Our Under-18s put six past bottom of the table MK Dons at Spurs Lodge in the Premier Academy League at the weekend to stay within seven points of leaders Leicester City with 11 games played.

Our Under-18s put six past bottom of the table MK Dons at Spurs Lodge in the Premier Academy League at the weekend to stay within seven points of leaders Leicester City with 11 games played.

Kudus Oyenuga hit a hat-trick and Harry Kane a brace with Thomas Carroll adding another - all three pictured above - in a convincing victory.

And it could have been seven had Kane not failed to convert a late penalty.

It took 20 minutes for us to open the scoring, when Ryan Fredericks ran at the heart of the visiting defence before being tackled, with Oyenuga on hand to slam home first time.

And we didn't have to wait long before doubling our lead. Left-back Zaine Francis-Angol was upended in the box by the Dons goalkeeper after a positive run from the back, and Kane made no mistake from the spot.

The scores remained 2-0 until 10 minutes after the break when a pass of the match from Nathan Byrne set Oyenuga in the clear to round the keeper and make it three.

It was the first of four goals in a 20 minute spell, with Carroll's solo effort putting the game out of reach just after the hour mark.

Oyenuga again linked up with Byrne to go one-on-one with a defender 20 minutes from time and rifling into the roof of the net for his hat-trick.

And Kane acrobatically rounded off the scoring with a neat bicycle kick following Jesse Waller-Lassen's left-wing cross.

Coach Alex Inglethorpe said: "I was pleased that the players had to solve the problem of a team that sat off and asked questions of whether we could play through them.

"I thought that, as the game went on, we got better at solving those problems, and although they packed the midfield, the players did very well at out-numbering them in key areas.

"But they've got to realise that this could all be undone next week and that, although it's nice to win like this, they still have to demand more of themselves every week."

A trip to sixth-placed Coventry City is up next for the lads.

Team:
Butler; Waller-Lassen, Byrne, Durojaiye, Francis-Angol; Fredericks (Pritchard, 75), Nicholson (O'Neill, 70), Carroll, McBride (Blackwood, 60); Kane; Oyenuga
Subs not used: Ranieri, M'Poku