FA Youth Cup: Two players of Nigerian descent on target for Tottenham Hotspur in win against BrentfordPublished: December 06, 2023
Tottenham Hotspur progressed to the fourth round of the prestigious FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night after a 5-1 win over Brentford, with two teenagers of Nigerian descent on target for the north London club at Wheatsheaf Park.
Tottenham U18s coach Stuart Lewis handed starts to second year scholar Damola Ajayi and first-year scholar Callum Olusesi, while Miracle Adewole entered the game as a substitute in the 90th minute.
A headed goal from Iwan Morgan saw the Bees take the lead insider six minutes, but the two teams were level at the break thanks to Hall's strike.
Tottenham turned up the tempo in the second half, scoring three goals through Akhamrich, Morgan and Ajayi in the space of fifteen minutes.
Ajayi blasted a shot past Brentford goalkeeper in the 74th minute and Olusesi added gloss to the scoreline with Tottenham's fifth goal in the third minute of stoppage time when he slotted into an empty net after rounding the goalkeeper.
Ajayi has been in the best form of his career at Tottenham Hotspur despite ongoing speculation surrounding his future, having netted in each of his last four appearances for the U18s.
The 17-year-old has also represented Tottenham's development squad this season, playing in games against the first team of Cambridge United and Manchester City U21s.
Central defender Theodore Adelusi, a first year scholar, was a non-playing substitute against Brentford.
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