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Report: Under-18s make it two wins from two

Albion’s under-18s made it two wins from their opening two games after beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 to move top of the U18 Premier League South table.

By James Hilsum • 18 August 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Stefan Vukoje was on target against Tottenham.
  • Albion’s under-18s beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2
  • Lorent Tolaj (2) and Stefan Vukoje on target
  • Kiote Etete (penalty) and Kasey Cesay score for Spurs
  • The under-18s are next in action against Leicester City on Saturday

 

Albion’s under-18s made it two wins from their opening two games after beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 to move top of the U18 Premier League South table.

Lorent Tolaj’s brace and a goal from Stefan Vukoje secured all three points for Mark Beard and Mikey’s Harris’s side in north London.

Spurs took the lead with just a minute played, after Max Robson was brought down inside the box and Kion Etete fired in the resulting penalty.

But after Jack Leahy went close to levelling the scores, Vukoje managed to find an equaliser in the 20th minute. The striker broke away down the right-hand side and fired the ball past the onrushing Kacper Kurylowicz in the Spurs goal.

Albion took the lead for the first time just past the hour mark when Tolaj latched onto a long pass forward and shot past Kurylowicz into the far corner.

The Swiss youngster got his second and Albion’s third in the 75th minute when he was allowed to turn inside the area and scored with a close-range finish.

The hosts did manage to halve the deficit with four minutes remaining, as Luis Binks saw his header hit the post and Kasey Cesay tapped in on the rebound to make the final score 3-2.

ALBION: Talley; Turns (Tanimowo 55), Cocoracchio, Tsoungui, Packham; Everitt, Spong, Leonard (Jenks 69), Leahy (Miller 67); Tolaj, Vukoje.

SUBS NOT USED: Bull, Offiah.

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