U23 Report: Spurs 2-2 Saints

By SFC Media Fri 13 Sep Spurs v Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field
Fri 13 Sep 12PM
Premier League 2 - Division 1
Tottenham Hotspur
2
Southampton
2
Markanday [23'] White [33']
Okedina (og) [34'] Hansen [64']
O'Driscoll (45+2') Jankewitz (49')
Referee: Daniel Middleton | Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre | Attendance: 168

Southampton Under-23s earned a 2-2 draw away at Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League 2 on Friday afternoon.

First-half goals from Dilan Markanday and Harvey White put the hosts in control, before a Jubril Okedina own goal gave hope going into the break.

And Kornelius Hansen’s second-half strike earned Saints’ youngsters a valuable point at Enfield Training Centre.

Radhi Jaïdi's team came into the game off the back of a positive performance against Forest Green in the EFL Trophy and made a bright start. 

Harlem Hale’s pressing him up the pitch forced an error from Spurs goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman, and the resulting corner from Alex Jankewitz saw Kayne Ramsay head over.

Harlem Hale in action against Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo: Isabelle Field)

Hale was involved again on 11 minutes for the first real opening. Hansen was released down the left and sent a low cross into the forward, who saw his first-time effort go just wide.

The hosts’ first opportunity arrived when Phoenix Patterson drove into space before driving a low, left-footed effort just wide of Jack Bycroft’s goal.

On 23 minutes, it was Spurs that broke the deadlock. Armando Shashoua’s ball
across the face of goal was met by Markanday, who swept the ball into the far corner with his left foot.

It took them just ten minutes to double the advantage. Rodel Richards was brought down in a promising position around 20 yards from goal, with full-back White stepping up to curl the ball beyond the reach of Bycroft.

Saints needed a reaction and got one within an instant. Hale’s low cross presented Hansen with a chance, and his effort went in off Okedina to halve the arrears.

Early in the second-half, Bycroft was forced into a fine low save from Shilow Tracey after he had cut inside from the left to work space inside the box.

Chances were few and far between, with Jaïdi introducing Kgaogelo Chauke to the action in place of Jankewitz just after the hour mark.

Kornelius Hansen celebrates his equaliser with Jake Vokins (Photo: Isabelle Field)

With 65 minutes on the clock, Saints drew level. The ball was worked out to Jake Vokins down the left, and his low cross pinballed around the area before falling at the feet of Hansen to finish.

Despite some inevitable late pressure from Spurs, a young Saints team showed their resilience to preserve a point. Next up in Premier League 2, Chelsea visit St Mary's on Saturday 21st September at 3pm.

Tottenham Hotspur

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    62
    38
  • Shots
    15
    9
  • Shots on target
    8
    2
  • Corners
    2
    3
  • Passes Complete
    446
    228

Tottenham Hotspur PL2

1
Alfie Whiteman (GK)
2
Jubril Okedina
5
Timothy Eyoma (C)
6
Jonathan Dinzeyi
3
Harvey White
7
Dilan Markanday
11
Shilow Tracey
Rayan Clarke (90′)
10
Phoenix Patterson
Paris Maghoma (64′)
4
Jamie Bowden
Tariq Hinds (45′)
8
Armando Shashoua
9
Rodel Richards
16
Rayan Clarke
13
Jonathan De Bie
14
Paris Maghoma
15
Brooklyn Lyons-Foster
12
Tariq Hinds

Southampton PL2

1
Jack Bycroft (GK)
6
Christoph Klarer
4
Pascal Kpohomouh
Kameron Ledwidge (82′)
5
Aaron O'Driscoll
2
Kayne Ramsay
10
Lucas Defise
7
Callum Slattery (C)
8
Alexandre Jankewitz
Kgagelo Chauke (61′)
3
Jake Vokins
9
Kornelius Hansen
11
Harlem Hale
Kazeem Olaigbe (78′)
13
Tommy Scott
12
Kieran Freeman
14
Kameron Ledwidge
16
Kgagelo Chauke
15
Kazeem Olaigbe
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