Match Report - Tottenham Hotspur Under 19 v Crystal Palace U19 - 28 Feb 2004
U18 Academy South
FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
Spurs U19s 1-2 Crystal Palace
Pat Holland was left disappointed after two late goals turned victory into defeat.
Andy Barcham opened the scoring in just three minutes and it stayed that way until three minutes from time when Palace levelled via the penalty spot and then
Coach Pat reflected: "I thought we were in control. Andy Barcham opened the scoring, good individual goal, picked it up in the box, turned his man and shot home.
"It was a good start and I thought we were the better side, a competitive game that we edged.
"The second half was a non-event but we gave an unneccessary penalty away, clumsy challenge and they slotted it. Within two minutes a corner came over, free header and we're 2-1 down.
"So from being 1-0 up, in control and probably looking to nick another goal we ended up losing 2-1. It was disappointing and the fourth defeat on the trot and that doesn't happen too often to us."
Spurs U19s: Forecast, Ifil, Francis, Lee, Foster, Dobson, McKenna, Barcham (Thyer, 75), Malcolm, O'Hara, McKie. Unused sub: Watson.