Academy finish third in Eurofoot
04 August 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Our Academy squad finished third overall in the prestigious Eurofoot Tournament in Belgium over the weekend.
The lads picked themselves up from the heartbreak of a semi-final defeat on penalties against West Ham to beat Anderlecht 2-0 in the third/fourth play-off.
Alex McQueen and Darren McQueen struck the goals to secure third.
In the semi-final, West Ham opened the scoring just before half-time - matches played over two 25-minute halves - before Daniel Akindayini equalised.
Filip Lesniak, Emmanuel Sonupe, Akindayini and Alex McQueen all scored from the spot but the Hammers edged the shoot-out 5-4.
Spurs v West Ham - Voss, Walkes (Sonupe, 32), Maghoma (D McQueen, 45), Ogilvie, Lesniak, Onomah, Miller (Amos, 42), Walker-Peters, Georgiou (Campbell-Vickers, 49), Akindayini.
Spurs v Anderlecht - McGee, Sonupe, Maghoma, Campbell-Vickers, Walkes (Ogilvie, 47), A McQueen (Onomah, 47), Amos (Georgiou, 42), Lesniak, D McQueen, Miller, Akindayini.
The lads completed the group stages unbeaten - and without conceding a goal in five matches - with a 1-0 win over Zulte Waregem and goalless draws against Cercle Brugge and Standard Liege.
William Miller struck the all-important goal against Zulte Waregem.
Spurs v SV Zulte Waregem - McGee, Amos, Maghoma, Ogilvie, Walker-Peters, Lesniak, Onomah, Miller (Walkes, 43), Sonupe (Campbell-Young, 50), Georgiou, Akindayini (D McQueen, 40).
Spurs v Cercle Brugge - Voss, Campbell-Young, Carter-Vickers, Ogilvie, Walker-Peters (Georgiou, 40), A McQueen, Walkes, Pritchard (Onomah, 8), Sonupe, Miller (Lesniak, 33), D McQueen (Akindayini, 37).
Spurs v Standard Liege - McGee, Campbell-Vickers (Amos, 25), A McQueen, Ogilvie, Walker-Peters, Lesniak, Walkes, Onomah (Miller, 32), D McQueen, Georgiou, Akindayini (Sonupe, 30).
The lads kicked-off the prestigious event held over three days with a goalless draw against French side Valenciennes FC.
However, they followed up with an impressive 4-0 victory against Danish side Nordsjaelland.
With matches played over two 25-minute halves, Kyle Walker-Peters opened the scoring in the 14th minute, quickly followed by Darren McQueen for a 2-0 lead at the break.
Anthony Georgiou made it 3-0 after 43 minutes and Daniel Akindayini completed the scoring in injury time.
Spurs v Valenciennes - McGee, Campbell-Young, A McQueen, Maghoma, Ogilvie, Lesniak, Onomah (Walkes, 47), Amos (Pritchard, 40), Sonupe, Miller (Georgiou, 35), D McQueen (Akindayini, 35).
Spurs v Nordsjaelland - Voss, A McQueen, Carter-Vickers, Ogilvie, Walker-Peters, Lesniak (Amos, 44), Walkes (Onomah, 40), Pritchard, D McQueen (Sonupe, 35), Georgiou (Miller, 44), Akindayini.