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U18s draw at Coventry

Posted on 9 January 2011  - 12:00

Ryan Fredericks made his return from injury as our Under-18s picked up a 1-1 draw at Coventry City on Saturday.

U18s draw at Coventry

Ryan Fredericks made his return from injury as our Under-18s picked up a 1-1 draw at Coventry City on Saturday.

The young winger's performances last season earned a place on the bench for the first team's FA Cup replay against Leeds United at this time last year.

Unfortunately, injury stopped him in his tracks and his return as substitute at Coventry marked his first appearance of the campaign.

Ryan played the final 30 minutes as coach Alex Inglethorpe was left to reflect on missed chances in the Premier Academy League encounter.

The lads took the lead via an own goal after 25 minutes but were pegged back just before the break.

"Coventry were better in the early exchanges but we dominated the latter stages of the first half and the first 25 minutes of the second half and we should have scored more goals in that period," he reported.

"We missed a couple of one-on-one opportunities and with more clinical finishing, we'd have won the game.

"We went 1-0 up after quick-thinking from Zaine Francis-Angol, he took a quick throw to Laste Dombaxe and Kudus Oyenuga eventually drilled the ball across goal and it was turned in by a defender.

"Frustratingly, they equalised when we looked in control just before half-time. There was a possibility of offside but the defenders can't rely on that and that will be something they will learn from.

"In the second half, Jack Munns went around the keeper but hit the post and the keeper managed to get back to save Darren McQueen's follow-up.

"We wasted another couple of decent chances and we just weren't clinical enough on the day."

Spurs U18s: Miles, Barthram (A McQueen, 70), Francis-Angol, Dombaxe (Angol, 65), Sheriff, Stewart, Munns, Tapping, Oyenuga, Pritchard, D McQueen (Fredericks, 60). Unused sub: Archer.