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Spurs XI 0-3 Southend - report from the Training Centre

Posted on 19 November 2014  - 15:12

Harry Voss saved a first half penalty as a young Spurs XI side lost 3-0 to League Two Southend United in a training ground friendly on Wednesday.

Harry Voss in action against SouthendEmmanuel Sonupe on the chargeHarry Winks plays the ball forwardDaniel Akindayini up against on-loan Shaq CoulthirstDaniel Akindayini lets flyFilip Lesniak gets ready to time a tackle

The young stopper denied Jack Bridge from 12 yards in the opening exchanges, but he couldn’t keep out a header from the Shrimpers’ forward later in the first half, with further goals from David Worrall and Ryan Leonard in the second period adding to the scoreline.

Our on-loan forward Shaq Coulthirst lined up against us at Hotspur Way, but the nearest he came to hitting the target was when he dragged wide after a quick break on the half-hour mark.

Earlier, Daniel Akindayini tested the visiting goalkeeper with an angled drive before Voss parried Bridge’s spot kick – the penalty awarded after Connor Ogilvie was adjudged to have tripped Jerome Binnom-Williams just inside the box close to the byline.

Another Akindayini shot looped up off the keeper on 25 minutes, but Gary Deegan was able to scoop the ball out at the far post at the expense of a corner with Filip Lesniak in close proximity.


The visitors took the lead two minutes before the interval when Kevan Hurst’s shot from outside the box was parried by Voss, with Bridge reacting instantly to direct a header past the home custodian.

Substitute Luke Amos took a free-kick short to Lesniak who in turn fed Will Miller in the 48th minute, but the latter’s low shot was deflected behind.

Worrall buried at the far post to extend Southend’s advantage after Josh Banton’s sweeping cross-field ball fell nicely for him on 66 minutes, before Leonard finished crisply with his right foot from 18 yards seven minutes later to complete the scoring.

Jason Williams struck the base of the post with a close range drive nine minutes from time in the last real chance of the game.

Pictured above: Harry Winks on the ball