Ex-Saints loanee Yago Falque scores twice as Spurs win U21 clash 4-0

Former St Mary’s loanee Yago Falque scored twice as table-topping Spurs beat Saints at White Hart Lane in the Under-21 Premier League.

Early chances fell to visiting striker Sam Hoskins in the opening 15 minutes, but the rapid forward couldn’t find the net.

Ben Reeves’ free-kick on 21 minutes was dealt with well by the Tottenham defence, before a quick counter-attack saw Dean Parrett slot a perfectly weighted ball into Falque, who finished nicely past Chris Jones in goal.

Just three minutes later, the home side found themselves two-up. The impressive Tom Carroll crossed a well-flighted ball into the box, which Jonathan Obika headed past Jones.

It looked set to be an uphill task for Saints, but the visitors managed to look more comfortable on the ball, with skipper Reeves particularly impressive in possession.

However, the hosts added to their tally a minute into first-half stoppage time, as Obika turned provider for Falque, with the 22-year-old bending a fantastic curling shot that hit the top of the far post before nestling into the net.

With a three-goal cushion, Spurs were happy to keep possession after the interval as Saints began to tire.

Chances were few and far between in the second period, but it was the visitors who had the first after 63 minutes. Joe Curtis stole the ball from a Spurs defender before showing neat footwork to get a shot off, but Lawrence Vigouroux did well to save the effort.

Reeves then played Sam Hoskins through on goal, but his shot was saved by the leg of Vigouroux.

The three-goal cushion seemed a little flattering for the hosts considering chances were being consistently produced by the men in red.

With just over ten minutes remaining Curtis played an accurate ball out wide to the pacey Jake Sinclair, who returned the pass with a deep cross to the feet of Curtis, but his resulting shot was palmed wide for a corner.

Spurs then added insult to injury with a fourth, saving the best until last. Substitute Souleymane Coulibaly picked up the ball on the left-hand side and struck an ambitious shot which nestled into the top right corner.

Reeves nearly grabbed a consolation when he wormed his way through a number of Spurs defenders before hitting a right-footed shot that looked to be going into the top corner, but Vigouroux was at full stretch to keep his clean sheet.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lawrence Vigouroux, Ryan Fredericks, Kevin Stewart, Massimo Luongo (C), Grant Hall, Tom Carroll, Yago Falque, Ryan Mason, Jonathan Obika, Dean Parrett, Cristian Ceballos.

Saints: Chris Jones, Danny Butterfield, Matt Targett, Joe Curtis, Bevis Mugabe, Jordan Turnball, Jake Sinclair, Corby Moore, Sam Hoskins, Ben Reeves (C), Lloyd Isgrove.

By Josh Harris, at White Hart Lane

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2:55pm Tue 13 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

I couldn't understand the FALQUE loan deal last season.He played only one half for the first team,a cup game if my memory serves me well and after that it was only reserve team football for the rest of his Saints career.Why take a player on loan if you aren't going to play him.
Talking of players on loan what the heck has happened to AARON MARTIN at Palace.
I couldn't understand the FALQUE loan deal last season.He played only one half for the first team,a cup game if my memory serves me well and after that it was only reserve team football for the rest of his Saints career.Why take a player on loan if you aren't going to play him. Talking of players on loan what the heck has happened to AARON MARTIN at Palace. CB FRY LIVES
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6:53pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Thornhill Saint says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
I couldn't understand the FALQUE loan deal last season.He played only one half for the first team,a cup game if my memory serves me well and after that it was only reserve team football for the rest of his Saints career.Why take a player on loan if you aren't going to play him.
Talking of players on loan what the heck has happened to AARON MARTIN at Palace.
Tried to find out on line what happened to Martin but is a cyber black hole. Not injured. I guess he is just not playing.
The revenge of the U21 specialist! I did not wonder why we did not play him for the seniors after seeing his debut, but fair play, yesterday he sure showed our Reserves what they are missing out on!
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: I couldn't understand the FALQUE loan deal last season.He played only one half for the first team,a cup game if my memory serves me well and after that it was only reserve team football for the rest of his Saints career.Why take a player on loan if you aren't going to play him. Talking of players on loan what the heck has happened to AARON MARTIN at Palace.[/p][/quote]Tried to find out on line what happened to Martin but is a cyber black hole. Not injured. I guess he is just not playing. The revenge of the U21 specialist! I did not wonder why we did not play him for the seniors after seeing his debut, but fair play, yesterday he sure showed our Reserves what they are missing out on! Thornhill Saint
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7:17pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Red n White says...

Is this one of the first match reports for the youngsters the Daily Echo have done this season? Why haven't we managed to get reports from when we've been winning as well? I couldn't care less about Falque and what he's doing, but I'd like to see more reports on our youngsters.
Unless I missed it, did the Echo run a story on our Under 18 team qualifying for the 'Elite' group?
Is this one of the first match reports for the youngsters the Daily Echo have done this season? Why haven't we managed to get reports from when we've been winning as well? I couldn't care less about Falque and what he's doing, but I'd like to see more reports on our youngsters. Unless I missed it, did the Echo run a story on our Under 18 team qualifying for the 'Elite' group? Red n White
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