Spurs v Leicester City Youth match reports
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19.11.2011

A thrilling comeback almost won the game for Spurs Under-18s, but the points ended up being shared in a 3-3 draw with Leicester City at Spurs Lodge.

Having gone close early on, with Jonathan Miles’ slip allowing a shot that went just wide, Leicester took a 12th minute lead, with Hopper latching onto a long high ball over the defence, heading the ball on for himself and putting the ball past the keeper. The Foxes’ lead only lasted three minutes, as Shaquile Coulthirst took on a defender just inside the box and the ball struck their arm, giving Tottenham a penalty, which Laste Dombaxe scored from sending the keeper the wrong way.

Attacks were swapped with Jack Munns just failing to reach Kenny McEvoy’s low cross and then Warburton struck a shot from a short free-kick that Miles saved well.  Hopper went close when Dombaxe’s pass was intercepted, before Tottenham took the lead.  Coulthirst had a good opportunity and then Munns won a corner, which he received before he cross was brought down by Shaq and he scored on the turn.

The scorer than forced a save from a glancing header, but Leicester went in level after a free-kick was given right on the edge of the Spurs box and Steve Smith got it over the wall, finding the corner of Miles’ net.

McEvoy started the second half sharply, putting a shot across goal and then having an attempted dink being smothered by the keeper when put through.  However, it was Leicester who scored next to make it 2-3 with Warburton getting on the end of a cross after Tottenham had lost the ball in their last third.

Jamie Anton went close with a curler for the visitors, but McEvoy put in another inviting cross, but with nobody on the end of it.  Tottenham then built some pressure on the Foxes’ goal and it paid off when McEvoy linked with Munns and substitute Ruben Lameiras drove a shot that took a deflection before ending up in the bottom corner. 

In an open game Joe Dodoo went close but a foul on Coulthirst in the box handed Spurs an opportunity for a late winner with just a minute left.  Dombaxe took it again and “it was a good height for a goalkeeper” and it was pushed away.  However, there was still a chance for either side to grab the decider, with Coulthirst smashing a shot that was saved by the keeper’s face and then a last-ditch corner was headed off target by a Leicester player right at the death.

Teams :
Spurs – 
Jonathan Miles, Ramil Sheriff, Alexander McQueen (Dominic Ball 46), Modeste, Connor Ogilvie, Laste Dombaxe, Ronnie Hawkins (Roman Michael-Percil 80), Jack Munns, Kenny McEvoy, Shaquile Coulthirst, Lee Angol (Ruben Lameiras 71)
Subs not used :  Priestley, Gardener

Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :

Attendance : –  ,



04.05.2011
Spurs finished their FA Premier Academy season with a 1-0 home win over the Foxes.

Shaquille Coulthirst had a number of chances in a very good performance for him, while Tottenham made the majority of openings, but the finishing was not the best on the day, so it fell to John Bostock to seize on a defensive lapse to fire the ball into the bottom corner of the net past the City keeper in the 38th minute.

Leicester failed to trouble Jordan Archer in the Tottenham goal, only having to make one save in the second half from Norburn’s long range effort, with their long ball game not reaping any benefits on the day.

Teams :
Spurs – 
  Archer, Tapping, Yeboah, Stewart, A. McQueen, McEvoy, Luongo, Ball (Champion 85), Bostock, Munns, Coulthirst (Williams 80)
Subs not used :  Miles, Ekong
Leicester City –  Gill, Seysay, Knight, Warburton (Beale 78), Jones, Taft, Byrne, Moore, Hopper, Robinson (Panayiotou 55), Norburn.
Subs not used :  Brennan, Dodoo, Tebbutt
Attendance : –  ,



25.09.2010
Spurs Under-18s had put in a good performance, but ended up on the wrong end of a 0-1 score-line when they took on Leicester City away. An early break saw Jesse Waller-Lassen’s low cross knocked onto the post by a Foxes defender, but the rest of the first half failed to produce much in the way of goalmouth activity.

Spurs had looked solid and were holding their own against an older Leicester side, but on the hour, a break through the middle ended with a shot across Jordan Archer to give the home team the lead.  When Alex Pritchard had an opening and looked to shoot at goal, he was thwarted when a defender made a last ditch block to deny him.

Teams :
Leicester City –  Gill, Trebutt, Taft, Mills, Bolger (c), Knight, John, Byrne (Peritori 46), Harper (Robinson 55), Schlupp, Norburn.
Subs not used :  Brennan
Spurs – 
  Archer, Tapping, Stewart (Champion 80), Dombaxe, Sheriff, Francis-Angol, Waller-Lassen, Munns, Coulthirst, Pritchard, Angol (Day 70)
Subs not used :  Miles, Ekong
Attendance : –  ,



06.03.2010
Spurs drew their FA Academy Premier League match at Spurs Lodge with Leicester City after coming back from a goal behind.  Leicester’s physical approach threw Tottenham at the start of the game and took a lead on the half hour, when a forward latched onto a big kick up-field from the keeper and finished well.  Spurs almost went in at half-time all square, when Tom Carroll pulled the ball back from the right wing to Paul Jose Mpoku, but the striker could not keep his shot down.

It took until the 70th minute to bring it back to 1-1, when Jake Nicholson and M’Poku linked well and a cross from the latter found Carroll coming in unmarked at the far post to knock the ball home.

Teams :
Spurs – 
  Butler, Byrne, C. Butcher, Durojaiye, Cox, Parrett, Carroll, Nicholson, McBride (Waller-Lassen 46), M’Poku, Oyenuga.
Subs not used : 
Archer, Francis-Angol, Pritchard, Blackwood
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



10.10.2009
A rare defeat for the Under-18 team came at Leicester City, who ran out 3-2 winners in the FA Academy Premier League. It all looked good for Tottenham, who took a 2-0 lead into the second half, but they had lost goalkeeper Jamie Butler with a suspected broken nose, when he bravely went in at the feet of Foxes striker Adi Yussef.  A 17th minute Jake Nicholson corner found Kudos Oyenuga’s head, as he made a prodigious leap over two towering central defenders to power home a header and ten minutes later, it could have been 2-0, but a foul on Jesse Waller-Lassen gave Tottenham a spot-kick which Paul-Jose M’Poku saw Leicester goalkeeper Robert Ambrusics push away with a good dive to his right.

However, from the corner, Nicholson picked out M’Poku this time and his flicked header went across the keeper and in at the far post. Mirko Ranieri came on for Butler and made a good stop with his legs to deny Yussef, but the striker beat the goalie low in the corner with a 20 yard drive early on in the second half.  The Spurs keeper once more kept Yussef out, but Leicester got on level terms when Jarron John hit a shot past Ranieri.  A minute later and they had taken the lead, with a close range Nathan Hicks volley and as Tottenham tried to get an equaliser, Jeff Schlupp broke away down the left wing and crossed for Yussef to hit Leicester’s fourth to secure their eighth win out of eight games this season.

Teams :
Leicester City –  , , , , , , Hicks, Schlupp, John, Yussef.
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
  Butler (Ranieri 32), Blackwood, Durojaiye, Byrne, Francis-Angol, Waller-Lassen, Nicholson (Fredericks 78), M’Poku, Kane, McBride (Lancaster 68), Oyenuga
Subs not used : 
Carroll, O’Neill
Attendance : –  ,



14.03.2009
Tottenham’s Under-18s did well to overcome an in-form Leicester City side who are challenging Spurs at the top of the table, despite a much changed team due to call-ups for the reserve team a couple of days later. It was the ninth win on the spin for Spurs and it was achieved with some good passing football, although Oscar Jansson came to Tottenham’s rescue when he made an outstanding save when the game was score-less.  However, the side settled and went ahead on 30 minutes, when Jake Nicholson’s cross fortuitously found it’s way into the Foxes’ net. 

Ten minutes into the second half, Ryan Mason was fouled to give Spurs a penalty and he put the ball away from the spot to make it 2-0.  On 65 minutes, David Hutton hit a third after he was put through by Mason and it was then that Tottenham relaxed and let Leicester back into the game.  Two goals in the 70th and 78th minutes brought the score-line much closer and City pressed to equalise.  However, in the 82nd minute, Hutton finished well when one-on-one with the goalie to make it 4-2 and Harry Kane was denied in the closing stages as his goal was ruled out by an off-side decision.

Teams :
Spurs – 
  Jansson, Nicholson, Cox, Kasim, Berchiche, Butcher, Byrne, Parrett, Oyenuga (Kane 78), Mason, Hutton
Subs not used : 
Ranieri, O’Neill, Ekim
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



11.10.2008
Spurs edged a thrilling battle with Leicester City, after the Foxes came back from 0-3 down, only to fall to a cracking goal that handed Tottenham the win at the Belvoir Drive training ground. Spurs started sharply and they had chances with Dean Parrett and John Bostock going close.  A foul on Andros Townsend by Joe Cobb brought Tottenham a 10th minute penalty, but Ryan Mason failed to convert it, with Robert Ambrusics pushing it past the post and Spurs had to wait another 20 minutes for Mason to tee up Yaser Kasim to hit a goal with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area with his left foot.  Leicester came back into the game with Ricky Sappleton forcing a good stop from Butcher in the 22nd minute and immediately, Lee Cox hit a shot that hit the post and then bounced away. 

Jon Obika also struck woodwork a minute before the break, but fifteen minutes after the interval he scored to make it 2-0 and quickly added a third, both created by Mason, but then Spurs went into self-destruct mode with some lax defending.

A sloppy goal in the 67th minute allowed Leicester to get off the mark with Robbie Burns scoring, quickly followed by a second from an Adam Vasey shot from inside the area two minutes later, then a Ricky Sappleton 78th minute penalty was scored to level the score at 3-3, having been brought down by Jamie Butler.

Spurs were indebted to defender Adam Smith, who struck from 35 yards to send a screamer past the keeper to earn a win in the 86th minute after dominating for the first 65 minutes.

Teams :
Leicester City – 
Ambusics, Cobb, Bolger, Garner (Parks 51), O’Neill (John 45), Hicks, Cox, Vasey, Burns, C King (Yusef 82), Sappleton.
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
  Butler, Smith, Byrne, Kasim, Caulker, Butcher, Bostock (Cox 81), Parrett, Obika, Mason, Townsend (Ekim 86)
Subs not used : 
Ranieri, Nicholson, O’Neill
Attendance : –  ,



01.03.2008
Spurs overcame a resilient Leicester City side with a 3-2 win at Spurs Lodge.Leicester had the better of the early play, but Tottenham took the lead through a Jon Obika goal, although the Foxes were 2-1 ahead when they struck either side of the break.  A tactical change saw Spurs come back into the match and the boys took their game to the visitors and David Hutton slotted home a 60th minute penalty, while Adam Smith and Hutton combined well to set up Ryan Mason for the winning go

Teams :
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
  Jansson, Mtandari, Hutchins, Berchiche (Smith 56), Kasim (Cox 56), C Butcher, Hutton, Parrett, Olsen, Mason, Obika
Subs not used : 
L Butcher, Asajile
Attendance : –  ,



13.10.2007
A 5-3 win over reigning Academy League champions Leicester City featured an impressive debut for Danny Rose. Going 0-1 down, after only seven minutes, Tottenham hit back straight away with Dean Parrett scoring a 20 yard strike.  Around 22 minutes, the home side regained the lead with an interception that was worked into a good opening that they converted.

With 31 minutes on the clock, Daniel Hutchins made it 2-2 as he received a clearance from a corner and curled the ball back past the keeper from 20 yards out.  The score remained that way until half-time, then Danny Rose and Calum Butcher appeared as substitutes after the break, changing the balance of the game and making Spurs look much more comfortable. A good pass from Parrett set Alex Olsen free and he slipped the ball home to give Tottenham the lead for the first time after 55 minutes, then Danny Rose was felled for a penalty that David Hutton slotted home to put Spurs 4-2 up.  With 82 minutes played, Rose then scored a fine solo debut goal with a run cutting into the Leicester box and beating a defender before his shot beat the keeper to put Tottenham 5-2 ahead.  With minutes remaining, Leicester got a goal back to reduce the margin of victory, but it could not hide the improvement in the Spurs play from last season’s defeat against the Foxes.

Teams :
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
L Butcher, Hutchins, Berchiche, Kasim, Martin (C Butcher 46), Mtandari, Fraser-Allen (Rose 46), Parrett, Olsen, Hutton, Obika
Subs not used : 
Dalton, Townsend, Smith
Attendance : –  ,



20.01.2007
Tomas Pekhart gave Tottenham a 2-0 half-time lead with two very different goals, but Spurs succumbed to Leicester’s exploitation of set-pieces in the second period.

Pekhart charged down the goalkeeper’s kick and then put the ball into an empty net, with the second goal being a flowing move to put Tottenham into a good lead.  Yaser Kasim played David Hutton through on the wing and his cross was invitingly placed for the Czech striker to hit the net.

The strong wind forced Tottenham back and from three set-pieces Leicester grabbed goals that gave them a 3-2 win.

 

Teams :
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
Button, Hughton, Martin (Mtandari 75), Wells, Archibald-Henville, Casey, Fraser-Allen (Townsend 70), Kasim, Pekhart, Hutchins, Hutton
Subs not used : 
Stroud, Smith, Medley
Attendance : –  ,



11.11.2006
Spurs earned a 1-1 draw against Leicester City’s Under-18 side with a good performance at Spurs Lodge.

Top of the table Leicester took the lead, but Spurs battled back with Jake Livermore scoring Tottenham’s equaliser with 15 minutes left.  Cian Hughton and David Hutton linked well on the left wing to open up the visitors defence, leaving Livermore to dash in at the far post with a well-timed run to get onto the end of the move and grab a point for Spurs, who felt they might have had more from the match .

Teams :
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
Button, Mtandari, Hughton, Archibald-Henville, Mills, Martin (Casey 41), Davis (Fraser-Allen 61), Livermore, Pekhart, Mason (Hutchins 71), Hutton
Subs not used : 
Stroud, Smith
Attendance : –  ,



25.03.2006
After an hour, Spurs Under-18s looked set for a win, being 3-1 up, but a late surge by the Foxes gave them the points.

Simon Dawkins, Radwan Hamed and Matthew Wells put Tottenham ahead, but three goals in the last 15 minutes saw the home side win out. Tottenham’s first goal had a touch of luck about it, as the Leicester keeper fumbled a cross and Radwan Hamed was on hand to tap home the loose ball.  Tommy Forecast was at fault when he let a shot squirm through him two minutes into the second half to make it 1-1, but then Simon Dawkins crossed for Matthew Wells to hit a far post volley in to put Spurs 2-1 up.  Dawkins fired a shot to to the keeper’s right to make it 3-1 with 60 minutes gone.Spurs continued to go forward and this saw them caught out as Leicester pulled a goal back and sparked a rally that saw them hit two goals in the last five minutes to steal the game 4-3.

Teams :
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
Forecast, Smith, Hughton, Wells, Mills, Martin, Davis, Lewis, Hamed, Dawkins, Livermore
Subs not used : 
Lake, Hutchins, Townsend
Attendance : –  ,


05.02.2005

Spurs Under-18s lost 0-2 away to Leicester City in the FA Premier Academy League.  The Foxes scored both goals in a ten minute spell just before the interval to wrap up the game.  Spurs had chances, but failed to take them, leaving them chasing the game.  A lack of concentration five minutes before half-time saw Leicester get behind the defence to score and then four minutes later, it was 2-0.

The introduction of Radwan Hamed helped Spurs add some pace up front, but although the side found their shape and form in the last half hour, they failed to break through the Foxes defence.

Teams :
Spurs – 
Forecast, Kyriacou, Riley, Lee, Wright, Lewis, McKenna (Daniels 70), O’Hara, Davis, Thyer (Hamed 70), Dawkins
Subs not used :
Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



20.11.2004
A 2-0 win for Spurs was just reward for a good performance against Leicester City at Spurs Lodge.

The game started with Spurs in the ascendancy, but Leicester got back into the match, although neither side looked like scoring.  However, Andy Barcham broke the deadlock by creating the opening goal for Charlie Daniels.  Barcham got away on the left wing, took the ball past the Foxes’  right back and squared the ball for Daniels to knock the ball in from six yards out.   

It was Barcham who scored the second running on to a long ball through the middle to slip the ball past the visiting keeper.  Tottenham could have scored a couple more goals in a good fifteen minute spell at the end of the game, when Spurs opened Leicester up on the wings, with Jamie Davis going close. 

Teams :
Spurs –  Tommy Forecast, Chris Riley (Kieran McKenna 75), Mark Wright, Stuart Lewis (Brian Mascarenhas 70), Leigh Mills, CHarlie Lee, Richard Heller (Jamie Davis 60), Jacques Maghoma, Andy Barcham, Jamie O’Hara, Charlie Daniels

Subs not used :   Scott Thyer, Simon Dawkins

Leicester City –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,