Match Report - Wimbledon U19 v Tottenham Hotspur Under 19 - 17 Jan 2004
U18 Academy South
FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
Wimbledon U19s 0-1 Spurs
A well-worked goal finished by David Hicks secured a deserved three points for our U19s.
Breaking late from midfield, Hicks (pictured right) side-footed home 10 minutes from time after good work from Jamie Slabber.
Coach Pat Holland reported: "It was great because we were all disappointed with how we played against Norwich last week.
"We started brightly, hit the bar from a corner in the first minute and could have gone ahead but then it levelled out a bit.
"Having said that, we were slightly better and had more of the possession without being too creative and in fact they had the best chance, a shot from the edge of the area that only went a couple of inches wide.
"We said at half-time that we needed to pick it up a little but things didn't really change so after 20 minutes or so I moved Phil Ifil forward to right midfield and that changed it for us.
"We got hold of the ball, started creating and for 25 minutes it was as well as we've played for a long time.
"The goal was well made and finished well by David Hicks, Ricky Dobson hit the bar as well but we almost shot ourselves in the foot right at the end, we had three stabs at clearing a ball in or box and it was ricocheting all over the place but fortunately it went safe.
"Overall I was pleased with the performance, especially the last 25 minutes."
Spurs U19s: Eyre, Ifil, McKie, Foster, Hodges (Watson, 70), Dobson, Hicks, Malcolm, Slabber, O'Hara, Francis. Unused subs: Seanla, Lewis