Town Under-18s are beaten by Spurs

IPSWICH Town Under-18's were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham in a hastily-arranged match at Chigwell Academy last weekend.

IPSWICH Town Under-18's were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham in a hastily-arranged match at Chigwell Academy last weekend.

Town's loanee keeper Mirko Ranieri was looking to impress against his parent club, and he made several fine saves during the early exchanges.

Although the Londoners had most of the play, Ipswich were solid at the back and they went closest when a post denied Ronan Murray following a chip to the far post by Billy Clark. From the rebound Jamie Griffiths shot narrowly wide.

After the break, Ipswich came more into the game and a long-range effort from Luke Hyam went close. Lavery and Cawley also went close but it was Spurs who finally broke the deadlock in the 65th minute when a break down the left ended with a cross that reached the far post where Nathan Byrne fired home.


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Ipswich went three at the back pushing central defender Tom Eastman forward and his height immediately troubled the Londoners' defence. As the game entered injury time it was put beyond Town's reach when another cross from the left ended with Jesse Waller-Lassen trickling the ball over the line from a yard out.

Town played well in periods against a Spurs side that are second in Group B of the Academy League.

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This Saturday Ipswich travel to London again to meet West Ham United with an 11am kick-off.

Ipswich Youths: Ranieri, Bennett, Dunbar, Hyam, Eastman, McKeown, Clark, Cawley, Murray, Lavery, Griffiths. Substitutes: Carson, Brandon.

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