Match Report - Southampton U17 v Tottenham Hotspur U17 - 24 Jan 2004
U17 Academy South
FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
Southampton U17s 1-1 Spurs
A goal two minutes from time robbed our Under-17s of maximum points against high-flying Saints.
Jack Maghoma's fine strike looked like it might be enough before the late reply.
However, coach Jimmy Neighbour wasn't complaining after drawing with the league's top two teams - West Ham and Southampton - in the last two weeks.
He said: "It was a good game of football and I was really pleased with the boys because they worked very hard.
"It was an even game and Southampton aren't a bad side, top of our group with West Ham and we've now played them both in the last two weeks, matched them both and could have won either.
"We went 1-0 up with about 15 minutes to go, well deserved and a good goal.
"It was a good move down the left, Scott Thyer played it into Jack Maghoma who latched onto the ball just inside the box and put it past the keeper. He took it well.
"Southampton put us under pressure, had chances but nicked a goal back right at the end, two minutes to go. It was a decent goal, they good behind us and it was decent finish.
"It was a shame but I wasn't too disappointed - the pleasing thing was the way we played."
Spurs U17s: Forecast, Riley, Wright, Lee, Welch, Peprah, Maghoma, Lewis (Mascarenhas, 70) Thyer (Dawkins, 80), Stevens (Seanla, 80), Daniels. Unused sub: Kyriacou.