Match Report - Tottenham Hotspur U17 v Bristol City U17 - 20 Sep 2003
U17 Academy South
FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
Spurs U17s 4-1 Bristol City
A first half blast put the game beyond doubt as our U17s served up their best display of the season against Bristol City.
A double strike from Stuart Lewis, an own goal and a tremendous strike from Scott Thyer (pictured) put the lads 4-0 up at the interval.
Tommy Forecast also saved a penalty in that first half but the visitors put up a spirited show after the break and pulled a goal back.
Coach Jimmy Neighbour reflected: "The lads played really well in that first half. They passed the ball well, created a lot of chances, everyone worked hard for each other and it was one of those performances where everything we tried came off.
"They were four good goals as well. The first came from Stuart Lewis where we've got down the flank, crossed it, they've cleared but Stuart, great technique, hit it hard and low into the bottom corner.
"The second goal was when Danny Stevens got behind their defence and put in a great ball that they could only put into
"The third was a great strike from Scott Thyer where he's cut inside from the left and hit a ball with his right foot that you've hardly seen before it's hit the back of the net and the fourth was another from Stuart Lewis.
"The second half was slightly different, a bit of an anti-climax after the first half. They came out more and started getting the ball forward quicker but we didn't help ourselves, instead of keeping it simple we tried to do the harder things but it's always difficult that far ahead at half-time.
"We were still the better side but they got a goal back, a decent one, a header at the far post.
"I've also got to mention the goalkeeper, Tommy Forecast, who made a great penalty save in the first half. That was in the first half at 3-0, so it was important and the spot kick itself was in the corner and Tommy's held it.
"The lads have done okay so far. It was a good win but they know they have to do it week in, week out."
Spurs U17s: Forecast, Riley (Kyriakou, 60), Wright, Lee, Welch, Peprah (Harvey, 75), Mascarenhas, Lewis, Thyer, Stevens (Dawkins, 70), Daniels. Unused subs: Button, Seanla.