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U18s season ends on high

Posted on 4 May 2011  - 12:00

John Bostock’s first half strike gave our Under-18s victory in their final game of the Premier Academy League season.

U18s season ends on high

John Bostock’s first half strike gave our Under-18s victory in their final game of the Premier Academy League season.

The midfielder capitalised on a defensive error before drilling a low shot into the bottom corner as Leicester City were beaten 1-0 at Spurs Lodge.

It means Alex Inglethorpe’s side have lost just once since November 20, leaving them with a fourth-place finish in Group B.

A number of chances were spurned in the second half of this encounter, but coach Alex was happy with the performance overall and encouraged by the team’s form during the second half of the campaign.

He said: “Our results and performances have improved significantly since Christmas, using a lot of Under-16 and Under-17 players, which is a very positive sign.

“We played ever so well today. Leicester are a traditionally strong side but we carved out enough chances to win three games – the only negative is that we only took one of them.

“Shaquille Coulthirst missed chances today but his all-round play was excellent and his performance deserved goals.

“John Bostock showed a tremendous attitude. He has only played once since coming back from Hull but he was like a ‘big brother’ to the younger players he had around him.

“Collectively, the lads did very well, managed to control the game and were a constant threat.”

Lineup:
Archer; Tapping, Yeboah, Stewart, A.McQueen; McEvoy, Luongo, Ball (Champion, 85), Bostock; Munns; Coulthirst (Williams, 80)
Unused subs: Miles, Ekong