Post-Match Report

U-18s: Arsenal 1-2 Tottenham - Report

Josh Dasilva
Josh Dasilva

Tottenham Hotspur U18 -

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Premier League U18
Premier League U18
  Arsenal U18
Arsenal U18
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  Tottenham Hotspur U18
Tottenham Hotspur U18
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By Connor Armstrong


Josh Dasilva’s strike was not enough as our under-18s lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at London Colney.

The visitors' captain Timothy Eyoma headed home the opener from a free-kick after just eight minutes.

That advantage was doubled before the half-time interval when Jack Roles nodded in a second.

Dasilva let fly with a strike from distance which beat Alfie Whiteman in the 67th minute, but we could not fight our way back into the game.


Joao Virginia started in goal, with Jordi Osei-Tutu and Kostas Pileas in the full-back positions.

Joseph Olowu partnered Zech Medley in the heart of the defence, with Charlie Gilmour pairing up with Dasilva in central midfield.

Emile Smith-Rowe, Joe Willock and Yassin Fortune played in behind Tyreece John-Jules, who led the attack.


The visitors stormed into an early lead when Phoenix Patterson’s free-kick was powered past Virginia by the head of Eyoma.

Willock looked to make amends quickly at the other end, but his low near-post drive was turned away by Whitman.

Patterson also provided the assist for Totenham's second goal, floating a cross in from the right flank this time as Roles headed in.


The second period started more positively for the Gunners, with Smith-Rowe darting towards goal before seeing his attempt saved by Whiteman as he looked to halve the deficit.

Smith-Rowe was at the heart of an attacking move once again soon after, winning the ball in his own half before breaking upfield. His pass found Fortune, with John-Jules eventually seeing his effort thwarted by Whitman.

When Dasilva found the back of the net with 23 minutes remaining, it was Smith-Rowe who provided him with a pass infield, enabling the central midfield to thump home from distance.

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