Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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FA Premier Academy League, Group D
Spurs Lodge, Luxbourgh Lane, Chigwell
18th January 2003, 11am ko.
SPURS V CHARLTON
Paul Rutherford 1 Jack Delo
Philip Ifil 2 Charles Funna
David Galbraith 3 Chris Nunn
David Tyrie 4 Barry Fuller
Ben Bowditch(C) 5 Mark Ricketts
Danny Foster 6 Bob Thanda
Lee Barnett 7 Lloyd Sam
Mark Yeates 8 Karl Beckford
Jamie Slabber 9 Alex Varney
Mario Noto 10 Stacy Long
Nicky Wettner 11 Michael Gordon
Jonathan Black 12 Chris Cerroni
(10) 78Mins (10) 46 Mins.
Robert Burch 13
Danny Perry 14 Osei Sankofa
Michael Malcolm 15 Simon Jackson
(7) 90+ Mins. (4) 70 Mins.
Scorers - Slabber 44(pen), 72
Booked - Long (dissent) 45, Fuller (late) 45+
The first game at the Lodge after the Christmas break saw the senior youth
side containing most of the players that played in the cup on Wednesday
entertaining our south London rivals Charlton. The morning was warming up
with the dew causing a slippery surface to contend with for the players in
front of the small band of watchers. Spurs lined up with Bowditch in
between Foster on his right and Tyrie on his left. In front of them was
Barnett flanked by Yeates on the right and Wettner to his left. Ifil
occupied the right wingback position with winger Galbraith on the left.
Spurs kicked off attacking the left goal and spent almost the whole of the
half in the Addicks end with Rutherford having to collect one centre and a
corner during this time. Delo in the visitors goal was a little more busy
with efforts from Slabber, Tyrie, Barnett and Yeates with Slabber and Noto
going close, before Slabber released Yeates who headed straight for goal
only to be tripped for a penalty. Jamie smashed the ball to the keepers
left as he went the other way. There was still time for a Slabber header
just wide of the post before the end of the half.
Charlton made two changes for the second half and looked more threatening
as they made a couple of chances with Foster blocking one effort from
Cerroni and a couple of shots just wide with Rutherford collecting another
centre. Spurs then resumed the pressure at the other end with Slabber
missing a hatful of chances before Rutherford made his first save
collecting an effort from Gordon who was the best of the addicks side.
Spurs made the game safe with a second just after seventy minutes when they
forced a corner on the left. Yeates quickly played the ball back to
Galbraith who swung it into the near post where Bowditch touched it onto
the post. Slabber was the quickest to the rebound for his second of the
Rutherford had to come off his line to collect at the feet of Varney
before making a reflex save tipping over a Tyrie clearance near the end.
Yeates moved up front when Noto was taken off and Tyrie chased a long ball
into the Charlton area as he found time to go forward before Malcolm came on
in stoppage time to give Barnett a rest.
A good team performance with Tyrie in command at the back marshalling the
defence and giving Rutherford little to do as we kept a clean sheet. We had a
dominating midfield with the ever running Yeates everywhere, not in the
role he played on Wednesday, and Slabber doing a good job up front, winning
the ball in the air, linking up the midfield and having a lot of efforts on
Next Saturday the match at the Lodge will be the U-17's who will be
playing Arsenal with an 11am ko.
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