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Spurs U19s v Standard Luik, 04.08.12
Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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        Eurofoot 2012, Group B, 5th game
       Hazebeek Sportspark, Oostduinkerke
        Saturday 4th August 2012, 7.30pm

         SPURS       v   STANDARD LUIK
       (All Navy)          (All Red)
         4-3-3               4-5-1

          1(1)                2(0)

Scorers:-
       McQueen 11         Biscotti 43
                          Fiore 50

Booked:-
       Lameiras 35(Late)
       Smith 44(Foul)


                   Squads

      Billy Granger  1 Luka Pirard
       Grant Ward(C) 2 Matt Debra
       Samuel Smith  3 Benjamin 
                       Van Den Ackerveken
      Joshua Onomah  4 Alessandro Astorino
       Alex McQueen  5 Ali Yasar
       Dominic Ball  6 Francois Marquet
     Kenneth McEvoy  7 Jeremy Mayele
     Ruben Lameiras  8 Thom-Dorian Npoto
     Victor
     Zapata-Caicedo  9 Pierre Biscotti
     Darren McQueen 10 Deni Milosevic
     Stefan Colovic 11 Anil Koc

  Daniel Akindayini 12 
     Liam Priestley 13 
    Thomas Gardiner 14 Corentin Fiore
      Aaron McEneff 15 Maechy Ngambo
      Filip Lesniak 16 Stefano Maricosu
Roman Michael-Percil17 Thibault Duval
Shaquile Coulthirst 18 Stefano Delogu
                    19 Jonathan Benteke
                    20 Mohamed Mezgrani

Subs:-
Akindayini             Milosevic
(Colovic 26)          (Van Den Ackerveken 30)
Lameiras(McEneff 26)   Yasar(Benteke 30)
Coulthirst             Ngambo(Duval 30)
(Michael-Percil 44)
For the last group match Spurs started with Granger in goal behind a defence of Ball and Gardiner with McEvoy at right back and Colovic on the left. McEneff joined Smith and Grant in the midfield with McQueen up front. To McQueen's right was Michael-Percil, and to his left was Zapata-Caicedo.

Spurs kicked off attacking the south end in the first half and showed some early determination, but it was nearly ten minutes before the first effort on goal when Zapata-Caicedo fired wide. Biscotti then fired wide for Standard.

Spurs took the lead when Ward got round the back and crossed for McQueen to finish from a couple of yards. Mezgrani drove wide and Biscotti fired over. Granger had to save from Van Den Ackerveken and then Marquet put his effort over as the half was finishing.

Inglethorpe made two changes for the second half with Akindayini replacing Colovic on the left with Smith dropping to left back and Lameiras replacing McEneff in the midfield. Ruben Lameiras had the number 4 on his shirt and had to change into the number 20 as his own shirt had been left in the changing room.

Granger had to save from Marquet before Standard made three changes themselves. Michael-Percil fired over before Lameiras was booked for a late tackle on Marquet as Spurs tried to find the passing game they had played at the start of the game.

When Maricosu handled the ball outside his area Lameiras took the kick which was half cleared to Ward. The captain hit his dipping shot over the bar. A long ball over the defence found Biscotti running through in acres of space to fire past a stranded Granger to draw Standard level. Spurs play went to pieces after that with Smith booked for fouling Mezgrani.

Coulthirst was introduced in place of Michael-Percil to pep up the attack and McQueen fired over before Spurs let in another goal. A free kick on the left found Fiore at the near post who turned the ball home as he was falling on his back. Spurs pushed everybody forward in search of an equaliser with Coulthirst driving wide before the final whistle.

The loss means that Spurs finish last in their group and will have to play Anderlecht for the wooden spoon tomorrow. (Sun 5th August, 2012)


         Final Group Standings

Atletico Paranaense     11pts.
Club Brugge             11pts.
FC Utrecht               6pts.
Standard Luik            5pts.
SV Zulte-Waregem         4pts.
Spurs                    3pts.
Ray

Spurs 1 Atletico Paranaense 4
Spurs 2 SV Zulte-Waregem 1
Spurs 0 FC Utrecht 1
Spurs 1 Club Brugge 2
Spurs 1 Anderlecht 1 (Spurs win 3-1 on pens)

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