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WINNER TAKES ALL

Posted on 8 May 2008  - 12:00

Our Academy will slug it out with Sevilla for a place in the semi-finals of the Tournoi International de Football de Monthey in Switzerland after beating FC Sion 3-1 on Thursday night.

Our Academy will slug it out with Sevilla for a place in the semi-finals of the Tournoi International de Football de Monthey in Switzerland after beating FC Sion 3-1 on Thursday night.

The lads recovered in style from their opening night defeat against Real Murcia on Wednesday for a comfortable victory in the second of three group matches in this Under-20 tournament.

Tomas Pekhart's penalty and Jake Livermore's (pictured) 20-yard strike put us in the driving seat in the 70-minute match played in Aigle. Danny Rose extended the lead to 3-0 in the second half before a late consolation for FA Sion.

Coach Alex Inglethorpe reported: "It was a good reaction after the defeat against Murcia, very positive.

"Having said that, we were a bit lacklustre in the first half but we managed to go 2-0 up. Tomas Pekhart was brought down in the box for a penalty after 10 minutes, picked himself up and scored from the spot and Jake Livermore made it 2-0 with a decent strike from outside the box after 25 minutes.

"We were better in the second half and made it 3-0 after 60 minutes when Danny Hutchins took a quick free-kick to send Danny Rose away and he finished well. They pulled a goal back late on.

"We now play Sevilla on Friday night and basically whoever wins will go through to the last four."

Murcia beat Sevilla 2-0 in Thursday night's other Group A match while in Group B, CR Flamengo beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 to head the standings by a point from the German side and Sporting Club de Portugal.

Spurs: Jansson, Mtandari (Hutchins, 50), Martin (Smith, 60), Kasim, Archibald-Henville, Butcher, Fraser-Allen, Livermore (Mason, 60), Pekhart (Olsen, 65), Rose, Townsend.