A bundle of goals for Mundle sees Under-21s to victory at Bromley
Bromley 0-2 Spurs Under-21s
Wed 20 July 2022, 22:00|Tottenham Hotspur
A Romaine Mundle brace saw our Under-21s overcome Bromley 2-0 at Hayes Lane on Wednesday evening.
On a warm night in south London, the winger set us on our way against the National League side, whipping home a fine curling effort from the edge of the box on 36 minutes. After the interval, he then doubled his and our tally as, after being awarded a penalty, he stepped up to the spot and converted confidently.
The hosts enjoyed bright spells early on in the encounter but ultimately struggled to really test goalkeeper Josh Keeley, who was making his first appearance for our Development Squad following his move from St Patrick's Athletic. The Ravens later finished the game with 10 men as second-half substitute Chris Bush was dismissed on 86 minutes after being shown two yellow cards.
As aforementioned, the non-league side enjoyed the better of the game’s opening minutes and created a number of chances to take the lead. David Smith saw an effort blocked well by Charlie Sayers, Adam Marriott then tested Keeley with a stooping header before Charlie Nicholas sent a header from a couple of yards out onto the roof of the net.
It was not until the 24th minute that we had our first effort of note of the night, and it came in rather fortuitous circumstances as, despite Kallum Cesay doing superbly to take a raking pass from the right down and round his marker with just one touch, it was then a miskick from Omar Sowumni that allowed the defender into the box but, when one-on-one with the goalkeeper, his effort was tame and easily saved.
That chance was enough to see a swing in the game’s momentum as we began to enjoy much more of the ball and, crucially, also started to create. Soon after Cesay’s effort, Nile John stung the palms of the Bromley goalkeeper from range before Kion Etete fired over after showing neat feet to work the shooting space.
For all our good play though, a minute after Etete’s chance, the Ravens should have taken the lead as Harry Forster sent a low ball across the box for Marcus Sablier to tap in at the far post, but the midfielder steered it wide of the mark.
Moments later, it was us who had the lead – and we found it in some style. Mundle showed a clean set of heels down the right before cutting inside and away from his marker. With time and space, he then set his sights before whipping a fine effort into the far corner of the goal from the edge of the box. Five minutes later, he should have then doubled both his and our tally as more fine footwork from Etete released him into the box, but he could only fire over the bar.
He would make no mistake nine minutes into the second half, however, as he found the back of the net once more. This time it came from the penalty spot after the referee had adjudged Mundle to have been fouled as he was barged off the ball in box. The winger then dusted himself off before steering the spot-kick home.
We were then almost three to the good through Jamie Donley just after the half hour mark, only for Bush to clear the striker’s effort off the line. But that was about that for opportunities in the match as the intensity began to peter out. The hosts did register another effort on target come the 71st minute as Hannam volleyed a loose ball towards goal, but it was a comfortable claim for Keeley.
That was not that for incidents though as, on 86 minutes, Bromley were reduced to 10 men with Bush receiving his marching orders after picking up his second yellow card.
Bromley 0-2 Spurs Under-21s
Bromley: Trialist A, Sowunmi (c) (Bush 46), Trialist B (Arthurs 46), Sablier (Krauhaus 46), Marriott (Lovatt 46), Dennis (Reynolds 46), Smith (Bingham 46), German (Alexander 46), Forster (Hannam 46), Vennings (Arthurs), Nicholas. Substitutes (not used): Fisher.
Spurs: Keeley, Ashcroft (Donley 22), Lavinier (Paskotsi 63), Bowden (c) (Lyons-Foster 63), Fagan-Walcott (Muir 72), Sayers (Dorrington 63), Mundle (Mathurin 63), John (Robson 63), Cesay, Santiago, Etete (Mukendi 63). Substitutes (not used): Maguire.
Goals: Spurs – Mundle 36, 55
Yellow cards: Bromley – Arthurs 60, Bush 65, 86; Spurs – Bowden 14
Red card: Bromley – Bush 86
Referee: Aaron Farmer
Venue: Hayes Lane
Weather: Cloudy but warm, 26 degrees