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Premier U-18 League
Inter group 2013-4
Liverpool Academy, Kirby.
Saturday 29th March 2014, 11am.
LIVERPOOL v SPURS
(All Red) (All Blue)
Owen Wheeler 1 Liam Priestley
Connor Randell(C) 2 Kyle Walker-Peters
Sam Hart 3 Kane Vincent-Young
Daniel Cleary 4 Filip Lesniak
Tom Brewitt 5 Christian Maghoma
Nathan Burke 6 Cameron Carter-Vickers
Alex O'Hanlon 7 Cy Goddard
Matthew Virtue 8 Anton Walkes(C)
Sheyi Ojo 9 Daniel Akindayini
Yan Dhanda 10 Lloyd Ross
Ryan Kent 11 Joe Pritchard
Darius Waldron 12 Channing Campbell-Young
Shamal George 13 Alfie Whiteman
David Roberts 14 Anthony Georgiou
Liam Griffin 15 Shayon Harrison
17 Armani Daly
Harrison 86(10 yds)
N. Critchley J. McDermott
Ref:– O. Lynn
Assistants:- C. Bull & L. Ockleshaw
Spurs travelled to Liverpool for an Inter group match against the third placed team in the Northern section. This was an appetiser for the Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday. Last season Spurs played out a draw here.
Spurs lined up with Priestley, fresh from sitting on the bench at WHL the previous evening, behind Carter-Vickers and Maghoma with Walker-Peters at right back and Vincent-Young on the left. Lesniak anchored the midfield trio with Walkes and Ross. Akindayini led the line with Goddard and Pritchard.
Spurs defended the Southern end in the first half and had to contain early Liverpool pressure. Dhanda put in a cross that was turned out for a corner. From the corner Brewitt headed wide. Goddard won a free kick just outside the area but hit the wall with his kick. When Ross slipped it allowed O'Hanlon to get down the right and fire wide.
Vincent-Young got down the left and whipped in a cross that was turned behind for a corner as Spurs began to get a grip on the game. Lesniak fired wide from distance. Priestley saved from O'Hanlon before Pritchard got down the left and crossed for Akindayini to turn wide. Just before the break Kent put in a good cross from the left that went begging.
Spurs made one change for the second half replacing Ross with Harrison as they sought to put more pressure on the home side. Pritchard fired over early on and an injury forced a change for Liverpool.
Spurs went in front when a cross from Walker-Peters reached Pritchard at the far post who fired home.
Ojo got through to fire wide, before Spurs made their second change replacing Pritchard with Campbell-Young as they sought to hold onto their lead. Campbell-Young went to right back to allow Walker-Peters to move into midfield.
Priestley saved from Ojo before Harrison played in Walker-Peters for a chance, which was deflected wide. From the corner, Harrison fired wide. Burke fired wide before Spurs sent on young Daly for his first appearance replacing Goddard.
Harrison was booked for not retreating at a free kick but played a one-two with Daly to get through and draw a save from Wheeler. Liverpool threw players forward in search of an equaliser and Waldron forced a diving save to concede a corner. Walkes was booked for a foul as Spurs hung on for the three points.
This was a hard fought game, but a well earned three points that keeps pressure on Fulham and the Hammers at the top of the southern group as Spurs go joint top with West Ham.
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