U18 Report: Spurs 7-0 Saints

By Marc Walker time Sat 21 Nov Tottenham vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Will Tizzard
Sat 21 Nov 11.30AM
U18 Premier League
Spurs
7
Southampton
0
Devine [9'] Mundle [22'] Scarlett [40'] [61'] [69'] [82'] Paskotši [73']
goal
Referee: Mark Pond | Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre | Attendance: 0

Southampton Under-18s fell to a 7-0 defeat to Spurs in the Under-18s Premier League on Saturday.

The match started in competitive fashion and both sides enjoyed some good possession in the opening stages as they tried to take control of proceedings.

It was Spurs who snatched the lead early on though as midfielder Alfie Devine seized upon a loose pass from Saints and finished confidently with nine minutes played.

The visitors to North London tried to respond immediately when a training ground set-piece gave Marco Rus an opening to fire at goal, but his effort was well blocked by the home defence.

Shortly after, Zuriel Otseh-Taiwo – consistently pushing forward from full-back - forced goalkeeper Thimothee Lo-Tutala to tip a fierce drive across goal around the post, but Spurs were to double their lead in the 22nd minute.

A flowing move from the hosts saw the ball worked to Romaine Mundle in a central position just outside the box and he made no mistake by sweeping home to leave Saints shot-stopper Matt Hall with no chance.

Hall was then forced to make a superb double save to stop striker Dane Scarlett making it 3-0 – getting down low to parry a fierce initial strike and a rebound from close-range.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Marco Rus of Southampton during the Premier League U18s match between Southampton U18s and Fulham FC at Staplewood Training Ground on October 31, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southamtpon FC)
Marco Rus

Saints went closest to halving the deficit when Ryan Finnigan’s effort from much longer range looped onto the top of the net, whilst Scarlett then struck the post at the other end. Spurs’ main man in attack was not to be denied his goal for long though.

A swirling cross from the right wing was flighted perfectly for Scarlett to head home from on 40 minutes and give his side a convincing lead at the half-time interval.

Into the second-half, the Lilywhites looked for more goals and Kallum Cesay blazed over the first shot in anger after the break.

With Saints battling hard but struggling to piece together dangerous attacks of their own, Scarlett made a spell of early Spurs pressure pay when he finished smartly across goal for 4-0 just after the hour mark.

The number nine then completed his hat-trick ten minutes later when he flicked home a header from a free-kick delivery, and Spurs’ lead was stretched to six when a mix-up at the back for Saints saw a clearance fly back into the net off of home defender Maksim Paskotsi.

Luke Pearce was introduced as a substitute for Saints at half-time and forced saves from goalkeeper Lo-Tutala on two occasions having worked space for himself in the box, but it was the home side who would add further to their lead when Scarlett netted his fourth of the match in the latter stages.

Saints are next in action in the Under-18s Premier League when they host Norwich City at Staplewood Campus on the 28th November, with kick-off at 11am.

Spurs

1
Thimothee Lo-Tutala (GK) (C)
2
Kallum Cesay
3
Jordan Hackett
replace Nile John (70′)
4
Matthew Craig
replace Michael Craig (66′)
5
Marqes Muir
6
Maksim Paskotsi goal
7
Tarrelle Whittaker
8
Alfie Devine goal
replace Max Robson (70′)
9
Dane Scarlett goal goal goal goal
10
Yago Alonso
11
Romaine Mundle goal
13
Aaron Maguire
12
Nile John
14
Michael Craig
15
Max Robson
16
Dermi Lusala

Southampton

1
Matt Hall (GK)
2
Zuriel Otseh-Taiwo
3
Matt Carson
4
Ryan Finnigan
5
Will Tizzard (C)
6
Lewis Payne
7
Jayden Smith
replace Fedel Ross Lang (67′)
8
Marco Rus
9
Sam Bellis
replace Luke Pearce (46′)
10
Diamond Edwards
replace Kaya Tshaka (67′)
11
Ramello Mitchell
12
Jeremi Rodriguez
14
Kaya Tshaka
15
Fedel Ross Lang
16
Luke Pearce

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