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U18s lose out

Posted on 8 November 2010  - 12:00

Our Under-18s lost by the only goal at Reading in the Premier Academy League on Saturday.

U18s lose out

Our Under-18s lost by the only goal at Reading in the Premier Academy League on Saturday.

The Royals capitalised on a defensive slip with 15 minutes remaining to secure the 1-0 victory.

Alex Pritchard (pictured) forced the home keeper into the save of the match just minutes after the goal but it wasn't to be.

Nevertheless, coach Alex Inglethorpe feels his young team will benefit from the experience of playing in the PAL so early.

"We were unfortunate to lose at Reading but I'm confident they'll all learn from it," h said.

"The experience is invaluable for these young players. You can see them starting to settle at this level, they are learning and the experience they are gaining now will hold them in good stead."

Alex was pleased with the display at Reading. "We got a point against Coventry last week but I was happier with the performance this time around," he said.

"It was a game of few chances. We had a lot of good possession and play in around the final third of the pitch but it was just our final pass that let us down.

"I thought Kevin Stewart and Ramil Sheriff did well at centre-half, Alex McQueen, an Under-16 player at left-back, Laste Dombaxe in midfield and Alex Pritchard was the best player on the pitch.

"I'm sure, after Christmas, we'll start to surprise a few teams."

Spurs U18s: Archer, Tapping, McQueen, Stewart, Champion (Coulthirst, 55), Stewart, Sheriff, Waller Lassen, Munns, Oyenuga (D McQueen, 70), Pritchard, Dombaxe. Unused subs: Miles, Yeboah.