Match Report - Tottenham Hotspur U17 v Charlton U17 - 14 Feb 2004
U17 Academy South
FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
Spurs U17s 2-1 Charlton
Jimmy Neighbour's Under-17s showed the character to come from a goal behind to topple Charlton.
Jack Maghoma levelled Charlton's opener in the first half with a fine strike from the edge of the area before Claude Seanla tapped home a rebound to secure the points.
Coach Jim said: "We started off well, played some good football, kept the ball well and it was pleasing to watch. I was delighted with that first half.
"But we went behind. They didn't have many attacks but with one they had they scored, the lad took it well with a strike from the edge of the box.
"We came back into it when Jack Maghoma broke from midfield and hit it from the edge of the box, the keeper got his hand to it but it was a powerful shot and he couldn't keep it out.
"We played some good football again in the second half but didn't really get our rewards and they came back into it a little.
"We kept going and we got the winner when Claude Seanla got to a rebound after coming on as substitute.
"We started with six schoolboys, had another five on the bench and I was really pleased with that. Joe Martin is an Under-15 player and he got 10 minutes and did well. The lads are looking good and considering the amount of lads who are now pushing up and the U16s coming into my team, that is looking quite good."
Spurs U17s: Forecast, Riley, Wright, Lee, Welch, Peprah, Mascarenhas (Heller, 75), Lewis, Dawkins (Seanla, 70), Maghoma, Stevens (Martin, 80). Unused: Kyriacou, Button.