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U18s outfox Foxes!

Posted on 15 March 2009  - 12:00

Alex Inglethorpe was delighted to see our Under-18 squad players flourish with a 4-2 win against in-form Leicester City on Saturday.

U18s outfox Foxes!

Alex Inglethorpe was delighted to see our Under-18 squad players flourish with a 4-2 win against in-form Leicester City on Saturday.

A number of regulars were rested with the prospect of being involved in Monday night's reserve clash against Chelsea but the lads were undetered against a Foxes side that had climbed up to third in Group B of the FA Premier Academy League with a run of wins.

"We were without five regulars and up against a Leicester side that had won eight games on the trot," said coach Alex.

"The lads endeavoured to go out and pass the ball in the same style as always and make it a game played to our strengths and that's what they managed to do.

"It's also worth mentioning that Oscar Jansson made a magnificent save in the first half when the scoreline was still 0-0.

"We went 1-0 up on the half-hour when Jake Nicholson (pictured) hit a cross that found its way into the net.

"That was the score at half-time and we were excellent in the second half.

"Ryan Mason was brought down in the box after 55 minutes and picked himself up to score from the spot. Ten minutes later David Hutton sent Ryan away again and he finished in real style for 3-0.

"We then had a spell like we've had a few times this season when the opposition have come back at us and Leicester, to their credit, scored after 70 minutes and then 78 minutes to make it 3-2.

"David Hutton then went through one-on-one and scored for 4-2 with eight minutes left.

"It could have been five as Harry Kane was denied what looked like his first goal for us at this level by a late, late linesman's flag.

"All things considered, it was a very satisfying performance."

Spurs U18s: Jansson, Nicholson, Cox, Kasim, Berchiche, Butcher, Byrne, Parrett, Oyenuga (Kane, 78), Mason, Hutton. Unused subs: Ranieri, O'Neill, Ekim,