Match Report - Tottenham Hotspur U17 v West Ham U17 - 17 Jan 2004
U17 Academy South
FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
West Ham U17s 1-1 Spurs
Jimmy Neighbour thought his U17s just about edged this draw against table-topping West Ham.
In the end it was a point apiece with Charlie Lee's (pictured left) towering header from Danny Stevens' corner levelled West Ham's first minute opener.
Coach Jim reflected: "We started very, very slowly and conceded a poor goal after less than a minute - basically we kicked-off, lost possession, they got behind us, poor defending and they've tapped in.
"So it was a disappointing start but credit to the boys, after 20 minutes they got their acts together and started playing some good football.
"We came back into it well, created a few chances and took one of them from a corner kick after 30 minutes when Charlie Lee got on the end of a Danny Stevens corner, a great header to make it 1-1.
"Second half, even though West Ham are top of our group, I thought we matched and sometimes bettered them, passed the ball well and created more chances.
"I thought we just about edged it and it was a shame we couldn't nick another goal because I believe we just about deserved it.
"Credit to the lads, they recovered from last week against Wimbledon and I was quite pleased with them."
Spurs U17s: Forecast, Riley, Wright, Lee, Peprah, Welch, Maghoma, Mascarenhas (Heller, 72), Thyer, Stevens (Dawkins, 80), Daniels. Unused subs: Button, Kyriacou.