A decent run out for effectively a third string Tottenham side. A mixed starting line-up included the mystery man Simon Dawkins, who lined up in a three man midfield alongside side Giancarlo Gallifuoco and Ruben Lameires. Loan returnee Jordan Archer started in between the sticks with Dominic Ball and Kevin Stewart in front of him in the centre back berths. Adam Smith started in a slightly unfamiliar left back role and captain Ryan(freddo) Fredericks started at right back. Jonathan Obika lead the line supported by Cristian Ceballos and Kenny McEvoy.
The game was largely dominated by Tottenham without creating a great deal of clear scoring opportunities. A clinical McEvoy header from about 6 yards and a deflected shot from Obika after a powerful run and perfectly weighted ball from the impressive Ball gave spurs a two nil half time lead.
A few changes at the break saw free scoring Coulthirst replace Obika, Miles replaces Archer in goal, Aaron McEneff came on for Lameires and Dombaxe replaced McEvoy. The changes lead to a bitty second half where spurs struggled to get behind the Kingstonian defence as often as they managed in the first. Dawkins scored with a smart finish before being replaced. Further changes came seeing appearances for the McQueen brothers and Roman Michael-Percil before Ceballos scored in the final minute with a low drive from the angle.
A good workout which gives a few clues as to who will be featuring regularly in the u21 side this season. Ball is likely to play a full season at centre half and did plenty to impress. Lameires had an effective 45 with some incisive passing and displayed some good decision making. McEvoy continues to show his potential and is equally dangerous off either flank. McEneff is another who is likely to get plenty of playing time for the u21’s this year and on first impressions looks a steady prospect. One downside was ending the game down to ten when we had used all our subs and Adam Smith took a blow to the knee.
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