Young Academy squad perform well in Copa Amsterdam
Our Academy finished fifth in the Aegon Copa Amsterdam tournament over the weekend.
The team bounced back from a last-minute defeat against Fluminense in the group stage to beat Men United 1-0 with a goal from Darren McQueen and therefore take on Ajax in the fifth/sixth place play-off. Men United is a talent squad trained by Ronald de Boer.
The play-off finished 1-1 against the Dutch team and the players kept their nerve in the penalty shoot-out - scoring all their penalties to win 5-4.
Matches were played over 2x25-minute halves.
The tournament was won by Ajax Cape Town, who beat Borussia Monchengladbach in the final.
AEGON COPA AMSTERDAM
Match One - Spurs 0-0 Cruzeiro EC
Team: Vigouroux; A McQueen, Ball, Ogilvie, Carter-Vickers, Dombaxe, Lesniak (Miller, 32), Ward; Michael-Percil (McEneff, 47), Lameiras, D McQueen (Akindayini, 32).
Match Two - Fluminense 1-0 Spurs
Team: McGee; Vincent-Young, Ball, Ogilvie, Ward; Lesniak, McEneff (Lameiras, 40), Miller (D McQueen, 40); Sonupe (Michael-Percil, 30), Akindayini, Munns.
Match Three - Men United 0-1 Spurs
Goal: D McQueen (35m)
Team: Vigouroux; McEneff, Ball, Ogilvie, Ward; A McQueen, Lesniak (Akindayini 32; Sonupe, 46), Lameiras (Miller, 34); Michael-Percil, Munns, D McQueen.
Fifth/sixth play-off - Spurs 1-1 Ajax
Goal: Miller (46m)
Spurs won 5-4 on penalties - goalscorers - A McQueen, Ward, Lameiras, D McQueen, McEneff.
Team: McGee; McEneff, A McQueen, Ogilvie, Vincent-Young; Lesniak, Ward, Lameiras; Michael-Percil (Miller, 37), Munns (Sonupe, 51), D McQueen.