Spurs v Reading Youth Match Reports
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11.09.2021 A late, late winner saw Spurs Under-18s secure their first win of the season, defeating Reading 3-2 at Hotspur Way.

With injuries hitting the Tottenham team, Sam Amo and Archie Chaplin from the Under-16s were given their debuts at this level and the game ebbed and flowed in the early stages. There was an early opportunity for Reading’s Hamid Abdel-Salam, but he put his effort over the bar, while Jamie Donley and Khalon Haysman both went close for Spurs before we took the lead.  Haysman put in a cross that was cleared, but only to Dante Cassanova, who had a shot blocked with the ball falling to Renaldo Torraj 20 yards out, from where he found the roof of the net with a precise shot with 31 minutes on the clock.

Reading looked to strike back and Adam Hayton had to be alert in the Spurs goal, making fine saves from Caylan Vickers and Harry Murphy.  Tottenham’s lead could have been extended when Jaden Williams charged down a clearance by the Royals’ keeper and moved towards an empty net, but was foiled by a tackle by Abrefa to stop an almost certain goal.  Williams did find the net though, when he converted in added time, taking Donley’s through pass and slotting past Rowley.

With six minutes of the second half gone, Jordan Addo-Anotine pulled one goal back for Reading, tucking the ball away after Hayton had saved from David Nyarko, making saves from efforts by Nyarko and Aston Greaver after the goal to preserve the lead.  Substitute Rio Kyerematen was denied by Rowley at his near post and another sub – Thomas Blaxham – narrowly failed to reach Donley’s cross with the goal gaping invitingly in front of him.  Somewhat against the run of play the Visitors looked like they had stolen a point, with Nyarko’s shot from the edge of the box deflected past Hayton to make it 2-2 with three minutes of added time played.

Two minutes later, Tottenham had sealed the win with a period of pressure on the Reading goal ended with Williams had two shots blocked by the keeper and Abrefa before Jamie Donley forced the loose ball into the net from close range.

Teams :
Spurs –  Adam Hayton, Renaldo Torraj, Jahziah Linton, Dante Cassanova (c), Alfie Dorrington, Archie Chaplin, Sam Amo (Thomas Bloxham 68), Khalon Haysman (Rio Kyerematen 63), Jaden Williams, Jamie Donley, Riley Owen (Maxwell McKnight 81).
Subs not used :  Elliot Krasniqi, Billy Heaps
Manager : – Stuart Lewis
Reading –  Matthew Rowley, Kelvin Abrefa, Sam Paul (Troy Murray 46), Abraham Kanu  , Jordan Addo-Antoine, Ben Purcell (c), Hamid Abdul-Salam (Jacob Borgnis  64), Ajani Giscombe, Harrison Furlong (Aston Greaver 46), Caylan Vickers, David Nyarko.
Subs not used :  Tom Norcott, Princewill Ehibhationham
Attendance : –  ,


24.10.2020 Spurs Under-18s had to share eight goals with Reading at Hotspur Way in this Premier Under-18 League match.

Jordan Hamilton (18) and Harvey Maunder (12 and 27) had given Reading a three goal lead, before Dane Scarlett struck in the 33rd minute.  Reading went 4-1 up when Kelvin Ehibationham scored from the penalty spot with 35 minutes gone.  Things looked bleak for Spurs, but Alfie Devine pulled one goal back after 37.

The second half was more even, but Spurs salvaged a well-earned point with a 71st minute own goal by Kelvin Abrefa and nine minutes from time Tarelle Whittaker tied it up at 4-4.

Teams :
Spurs –  Isak Solberg, Marqes Muir, Maksim Paskotsi (Nile John 52), Dermi Luala, Kallum Cesay (Roshaun Mathurin 67), Alfie Devine  , Matthew Craig  , Khalon Haysman (Romaine Mundle 58  ), Yago Santiago, Tarrelle Whittaker, Dane Scarlett
Subs not used :  Adam Hayton, Jordan Hackett
Reading –  Matt Rowley, Michael Strickland, Sam Paul, Kelvin Abrefa  , Lynford Sackey, Ben Purcell, Jordan Hamilton, Tyrell Ashcroft, Kelvin Ehibhationham, Jamari Clarke (David Nyarko 68), Harvey Maunder (Alfie Anderson 46  ).
Subs not used :  Tom Norcott, A. Trialist, Jack Senga-Ngoyi
Attendance : –  ,



15.01.2011

Spurs Under-18s produced a comeback kids performance to beat Reading 3-2 at Spurs Lodge this morning.   Twice behind in the game, they took the three FA Premier Academy League points with goals from Paul McBride and two from Kudus Oyenuga.

Spurs had gone a goal down in the first half with a 31st minute Josh Webb penalty giving Reading the lead, but the introduction of Paul McBride at the break, coming back after injury, soon reaped rewards with a goal after just four minutes, netting past three Reading players on the line from close range.  Reading re-asserted their lead five minutes before the hour mark as substitute Aaron Tijhbola netted, but Kudus Oyenuga hit two goals in ten minutes to see Spurs home. 

His first, a header quickly brought Spurs level at 2-2 and then he showed great skill in beating three Reading players on the left wing, before cutting inside to fire a shot past the keeper’s right hand at his near post to put Tottenham ahead for the first time and that was the way it stayed until the end.

Teams :
Spurs –   Archer, Barthram (Day 80), Durojaiye, Sheriff, Stewart, Dombaxe (c), Hawkins (McBride 46 [Angol 81]), Tapping, Pritchard, Munns, Oyenuga
Unused subs. : –  Miles, Yeboah
Reading –  Santangelo, Arnold, McHugh, D’Ath, McDonald (c), Partridge, Carr (Morgan 83), Webb (Tijhbola 55), Walker (Samuel 55), Tanner, Obita.
Unused subs. :  Cooper, Mutero
Attendance : –  ,



06.11.2010

One goal decided this FA Premier Academy League away game and it was Reading who scored it. While Tottenham enjoyed a lot of the ball and played very well, they could not make it count in the last third of the pitch and with few chances created by either side, one goal was always going to settle the match.  A defensive error lead to Reading’s goal being scored by Lawson D’Ath with 15 minutes left, but Alex Pritchard had a chance to equalise when he forced the keeper into a good  save minutes later.

Teams :
Reading –  Santangelo, Arnold, Obita, Raymond, McDonald (c), McHugh, Losasso, Goddard, Ugwu (Samuel 49), D’Ath, Tanner (Morgan 70).
Subs not used :  Henly, Murphy, Cooper
Spurs –   Archer, Tapping, A. McQueen, Stewart, Champion (Coulthirst 55), Sheriff, Waller-Lassen, Munns, Oyenuga (D. McQueen 70), Pritchard, Dombaxe
Subs not used :  Miles, Yeboah
Attendance : –  ,



05.05.2010

Spurs completed their sixth six goal score-line of the season with a 6-2 win over Reading at Spurs Lodge.

Paul Jose M’poku’s cross found Alex Pritchard and taking a touch, he laid the ball on to Tom Carroll, who applied a cool finish to make it 1-0 to Spurs.  The lead was doubled when Dean Parrett put Nathan Byrne away on the wing and his cross was netted by M’poku.  The Belgian striker was involved in the third goal when he freed Carroll to lift the ball over the keeper as he came out to meet him.  Before half-time, Tottenham went 4-0 ahead with Zaine Francis-Angol taking on two men in a wide position to cross for Parrett to score.

Just after an hour had been played, Jake Nicholson netted the fifth Tottenham goal with a well-placed shot from just outside the area and this prompted a response form the visitors, who scored a goal to make it 5-1.  However, Laste Dombaxe got wide and crossed into the box for Alex Pritchard to neatly back-heel the ball home to restore Tottenham’s five goal margin.  Reading managed to pull one goal back before the end, but Spurs ran out 6-2 victors in the end of a performance that saw them close down the Royals well and pass the ball exceedingly well.

Teams :
Spurs –  
Archer (Jansson 89), Byrne, Butcher, Durojaiye (Tapping 46), Francis-Angol, Pritchard, Nicholson, Parrett, Carroll, M’poku (Dombaxe 70), Bostock
Subs not used : ,
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



31.10.2009

A 4-0  away win against a strong Reading side saw Tottenham gain a valuable three points in the FA Premier Academy league.

Harry Kane opened the scoring on 15 minutes, being set up for his goal by Paul-Jose Mpoku, who cut in from the left to provide his fellow striker with a clear shooting opportunity.  The Belgian scored two before the break to put Spurs in a comfortable position at half-time.  His first came five minutes after Kane’s goal, with Ryan Fredericks’ right wing cross being converted at the far post and the second when Mpoku cut inside from the left to fire a right foot shot past the Reading keeper.

Into the second half, Reading fought back and were looking dangerous until they had a player unluckily dismissed, leaving Spurs the scope to play a bit more football and they rounded off the win with the fourth goal in the 80th minute, when Fredericks came inside from the right to bend a left footed shot into the net from outside the box.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs –  
Butler; Smith (Waller-Lassen, 65), Byrne, Butcher (Carroll, 60), Cox; Fredericks, Nicholson, Parrett (Oyenuga, 55), Bostock, Mpoku; Kane
Subs not used : 
Ranieri, McBride
Attendance : –  ,



07.03.2009

A second half comeback from 1-4 behind saw Tottenham grab a point to keep them ahead of the chasing pack in the FA Premier Academy League.

It took only twenty minutes for the physical Reading side to go 3-0 ahead.  A fifth minute free-kick was not well defended and Reading went 1-0 ahead, which became 2-0 five minutes later when some sloppy defending let the home side in again.  A good finish in the 17th minute left Tottenham facing a big deficit, but bringing Stephen Caulker on for Adam Smith and the better shape to the side forced a goal back in the 30th minute, as Jonathan Obika was brought down in the box and Ryan Mason converted the penalty kick.  A highly dubious fourth Reading goal was allowed despite the player being offside by a long distance.

Introducing the returning Danny Rose at the interval gave Spurs fresh impetus and five minutes in, Obika smashed a shot in from 20 yards to make it 2-4, then Mason curled a shot right into the top corner on the hour to make it only a goal difference between the two sides.

With 20 minutes left, Caulker powered home a header from a corner to make it 4-4 and after that the game fizzled out, as Spurs failed to capitalise on the momentum they had built up.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs –  
Butler, Smith (Caulker 25), Nichsolon, Kasim, Byrne, Butcher, Oyenuga (Rose 46), Cox, Obika, Mason, Fredericks (Parrett 55)
Subs not used : 
Ranieri, Bostock
Attendance : –  ,



04.10.2008

A 1-0 home win at Reading racked up the Tottenham Academy side’s fourth straight win and seven matches without defeat.

The defensive resilience kept Reading at bay, mainly from free-kicks and corners, while Ryan Mason’s curling free-kick in the 50th minute gave Spurs the victory in a game of few openings.

Teams :
Spurs – 
Jansson, Mtandari, Byrne, Ekim (Kasim 61), Caulker, Butcher, Parrett, Mason, Obika, Bostock, Townsend
Subs not used :  Butler,
Cox, Nicholson
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



16.02.2008

Tottenham’s eighth consecutive league win came courtesy of a 2-0 win away at Reading.

A strange 25th minute goal came direct from Andros Townsend’s corner kick, deceiving the Royals’ keeper.

With the bulk of possession falling to Spurs in the second half, with Jake Livermore and Takura Mtandari dominating.  Townsend created the opportunity for Alex Olsen to finish neatly for the second Tottenham goal.  Olsen was denied a second goal when Kyle Fraser-Allen set him up for a shot, but the striker’s shot hit the underside of the crossbar and when it bounced down, the linesman rules that it had not crossed the line.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
Jansson; Smith, Mtandari, Berchiche, Cox (Hutchins, 45); Fraser-Allen, Kasim, Livermore, Townsend; Olsen, HuttonSubs not used :  Butler, Obika, Mason, Asajile
Attendance : –  ,



25.02.2007
A strong Reading side edged Tottenham out of the points with a late winner.

Reading made the most of a free-kick just before the interval, but Spurs made a number of second half chances, with the only one taken by Takura Mtandari, who reacted well to convert Andros Townsend’s set-up from the left wing.  With three minutes on the clock, a hopeful shot from distance by a Reading player caught out Richard Stroud in goal and the ball found the net to give the home side the win.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs – 
Stroud, Adam Smith, Hughton, Livermore, Martin, Archibald-Henville, Townsend, Hutchins, Fraser-Allen (Mtandari 60), Obika, Hutton
Subs not used :  Cox, Dalton, Asajile
Attendance : –  ,



21.01.2006
Simon Dawkins hit the goal as the Spurs Under-18 side won 1-0 at Reading.  The striker converted second half substitute Andy Barcham’s cross from close range in the 70th minute for the only goal of the game.

Teams :
Spurs –  Button, Smith, Martin, Lewis, Peprah, Mills, Hellar, Livermore (Barcham 65), Dawkins, Hutton, Maghoma
Subs not used :  Lake
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



22.10.2005
Spurs went ahead five minutes into the game through Claude Seanla and the same player added a second on 20 minutes.  Simon Dawkins could have put away a third in the second half, but when through on the goalkeeper, he hit his shot wide. Reading took the game to the other end and scored from a free-kick after 70 minutes, but Radwan Hamed finished when the ball fell kindly for him to put Tottenham 3-1 up.  Still Reading came back and ten minutes from time, they dragged the score back to 3-2, but Tottenham held on at Spurs Lodge.

Teams :
Spurs –  Button, Riley, Martin, Lewis, Archibald-Henville, Mills, Barcham (Kyriacou 71), Maghoma, Hamed, Dawkins, Seanla
Subs not used :  Forecast, Smith, Lake, Hughton
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



13.11.2004
Brendan Rodgers’ Reading Academy side beat Spurs 2-0, with a 32nd minute goal from a familiar old face.

Former Spurs youth midfielder Mario Noto struck a pacy 25 yard free-kick past the Spurs keeper to give the Royals the lead.  .

Teams :
Spurs –
Subs not used :
Reading –  , , , , , , Noto.
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,


08.12.2001 Under-17 Academy league match at Spurs Lodge.
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03.02.2001 Spurs Under-19s enjoyed a big win over a big Reading side, who are often difficult opponents.

Ben Bowditch opened the scoring with a goal on 15 minutes, then Yannick Kamanan scored a double on the half hour and hour, before a 4-0 win was completed by Andrew Burke who hit the net with 10 minutes left.

Teams :
Spurs –  Attwell, Kelly, Herron, Partin, Makumbu, Bowditch, Snee (Consorti 75), Barnard (di Giuliantonio 75), Kamanan, Jackson, Burke
Subs not used : Adams, Fortune, Quilter
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,


23.09.2000 Spurs Under-17s travelled to Cantley Park Sports Ground to meet Reading and returned with a 1-0 Premier Youth Academy League victory.   It was John Sutton who was the match winner with a penalty in the 70th minute, following a foul on James Lee.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Burch, Gardner, Herron, Marney, O’Donoghue, Henry, Lee (Barnett 72), Hughes, Sutton, Barnard (Slabber 72), Galbraith
Subs not used :  Rutherford, Dhall
Attendance : –  ,


27.12.1986 Spurs Youth team lost to Reading Youth 2-1 away in the South-East Counties Division 1 match, with a performance that should have produced more with a number of good chances they created.

Richard Johnston found the bottom corner of the Reading net with an 18 yard shot to put Spurs ahead in the 11th minute, but Reading scrambled an equaliser in the 25th minute.  While the Royals played better in the second period, Spurs should have wrapped the match up long before the home side scored their winner from a goalmouth scramble in the 88th minute.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs – Kevin Dearden, Andy Polston, P. Simmonds, Peter Garland, Craig Bickles, S. Carney, Gary Bennett, Andy Theodosiou, Richard Johnston, Fitzgerald, Matthew Edwards
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,


12.01.1980 Reading hosted Spurs Juniors in a South-East Counties Division 2 match, which Tottenham won 3-0.

The Spurs goal-scorers were John Cooper, Ian Crook and Steve Cox.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs – P. Burke, Terry Emms, P. Baxter, Simon Webster, Pat Corbett, Ian Crook, John Cooper, Mark Bowen, Steve Cox, Chris Harvey (Allan Cockram), M. Duffield
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,


19.04.1975 Spurs Youth team travelled to Reading Youth and lost out 2-1 in the South-East Counties Division 1 match, with the goal netted by Gary Hyams.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs – Cranstone, Wade, J. Arbuckle, K. Barrett, Boyle, Cavanagh, Bacon, Bradbury, Robinson, K. Stead, Hyams
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,


12.10.1974 The South-East Counties Division One meeting between Spurs and Reading at Cheshunt saw Tottenham run out 5-1 winners.

Spurs were 2-0 ahead through Trevor King and Mark Thorn before Reading seized on a defensive error and pulled a goal back.  However, it was Thorn who restored the two goal lead with a volley just before the break.

Just after the re-start Noel Brotherston converted Gary Hyams’ pass to make it 4-1 and a foul on the Irishman handed Garry Bacon the opportunity to score from the penalty spot to complete a satisfying win.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Cranstone, Roger Wade (K. Ducker), Micky Stead, Kieran Barrett, Steve Walford, Mark Thorn (J. Arbuckle), Trevor King, Garry Bacon, Martin Robinson, Noel Brotherston, Gary Hyams
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,


02.02.1974 A brace from Martin Robinson helped the Spurs Youth side to a 2-0 victory over Reading in the South East Counties League.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs –  Cranstone, I. Smith, M. Stead, Keeley, Cegielski, M. Robinson, Brotherston, Bacon, S. Cooper, Powley (G. Smith), Howe
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,


01.09.1973 Spurs romped to a 6-0 win at Cheshunt against Reading Youth in the South-East Counties Division 1.

Ray Alexander opened the scoring with a header and further goals from Martin Robinson (2) and Konrad Powley made it 4-0 at the interval.

The second half continued in the same vein as Powley hammered home a shot and then Noel Brotherston set-up Robinson for his hat-trick goal, which he took with a sharp first time effort.

Teams :
Spurs –  Cranstone, I. Smith, Stead, Keeley, Cegielski, Bacon, Brotherston, R. Alexander (J. Arbuckle), Robinson, Powley, D, Gillett
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,


10.02.1973 A Gary Mabee hat-trick, two goals each from Danny Clapton and John Margerrison and one each form Noel Brotherston and Wayne Cegielski gave Spurs a big 9-1 win over Reading Youth at Cheshunt.

Teams :
Spurs – Cranstone, Gibbins, G. Hayzeldean, Keeley, Cegielski, Anderson, Brotherston, Margerrison, Mabee, Clapton, R. Scarth
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,


11.11.1972 Reading Youth hosted Spurs Youth, but Tottenham ran out 5-1 winners in the South-East Counties Division 1.

Goals from Danny Clapton, John Margerrison, Chris Jones and two from Gary Mabee saw Spurs earn a convincing away win.

Teams :
Spurs – Cranstone, Anderson, G. Hayzeldean, Keeley, Osgood, McGrath, Chris Jones, Margerrison, Mabee, Clapton, Gibbins
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,


18.12.1971 Reading Youth hosted Spurs Youth in the South-East Counties Division 1, with Tottenham earning a 2-0 away win.

Two first half Gary Mabee goals won the match for Spurs. The first goal came after the Reading keeper had pushed out a shot from Chris McGrath and Mabee followed up to shoot home, then the Spurs striker set off on a run from just inside the Reading half, beating two opponents, to then smash the ball in after 23 minutes.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs : – P. Matthews, Boughey, R. Walker, J. Field, Osgood, McGrath, Cook, Margerrison, Mabee, Clapton, Gibbins
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,


21.08.1971 Spurs Youth recorded a 3-0 South-East Counties Division 1 win over Reading Youth with their goals scored by Gary Mabee, Danny Clapton and John Margerrison as Spurs eased to a comfortable victory at Cheshunt.

Teams :
Spurs : – P. Matthews, Boughey, Anderson, J. Field, Osgood, McGrath, Chris Jones, Margerrison, Mabee, Clapton, Scarth
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,


09.01.1971 Tottenham confirmed their top spot in the South East Counties Division 1 with a crushing win over Reading at Cheshunt.

Ray Clarke opened the scoring with a penalty after he was fouled in the area, then late in the first half, John Lewis drove home a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area. 

Soon after the restart, Reading scored an own goal following a Mike Flanagan header into the goalmouth that caused panic and then Flanagan had a cross neatly deflected in by Stuart Atkins for the fourth Spurs goal.  The Royals pulled a goal back on the break, but as full time approached, Clarke hit his second after intercepting a back-pass and firing the ball past the Reading keeper to round off a 5-1 win.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ward, M. Jackson, C. Rigby, Jones, Gemmell, J. Henry, Mabee (Stuart Atkins), Boughey, Clarke, J. Lewis, Flanagan.
Reading –  .
Attendance : –  ,