U19s stung by early Hornets show
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Spurs U19s 1-2 Watford
Michael Malcolm was on target again as the U19s fell to a 2-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday.
Two first half goals proved the undoing of Pat Holland's side, who greatly improved in the second period but had only one goal to show for their efforts.
Pat takes up the story...
"The first half was disappointing. Watford worked harder, closed us down well and put a lot of pressure on us. They created some half chances then the first goal was a disappointment.
"We lost it in the middle of the park, they played a long ball over the top, we got caught flat and the boy finished well. The second was a poor mistake by our defence - a back pass was cut out and played over Robert Burch.
"After ten minutes of the second half I changed it, put David Galbraith up front and it sparked us from then on. I thought we were the better side in the last 30 and worked very hard.
"They lost a bit of their tempo, but we couldn't get a goal earlier enough. In the last ten minutes it was a good individual goal by Michael, he picked it up on the edge of the box, beat a man and drilled it into the bottom corner.
"We left it too late."
Spurs U19s: Burch, Bowditch, McKie, Hughes, Henry, Foster, Barnett (Galbraith, 55), Black, Malcolm, Yeates, Wettner. Unused sub: Perry.