Tottenham won a muddy match at Home Park 3-0 to win this FA Youth Cup
Fifth Round tie.
The first chance of the game came in the ninth
minute, when Ryan Mason made a run into the left side of the penalty box
and slid a ball across the box, but his ball went between Jon Obika and
Stephen Caulker. Just before the quarter hour, Mason took
Parrett's pass and hit a shot towards Brooks' near post, but the keeper
beat the ball away for a corner.
It was 19 minutes into the game when Spurs took
the lead, as Mason finished from 10 yards after being put in by Andros
Townsend's pass from the right. In the 27th minute, Mason was on
hand to preserve the lead, when he cleared off the line as Head headed
Young's corner on target. Ten minutes before the break, Tottenham
doubled the lead with Paul-Jose M'puku converted from the edge of the
area with a curling shot after intercepting a defender's pass.
At the other end, Nathan Byrne deflected
Edwards' shot wide and at the other end, Hodgkinson did the same to deny
Plymouth started the second half with a
determination to get back into the match, but Joe Mason hit a fierce
shot wide and then a free-kick from Kinsella was easily taken by Jansson
in the Spurs goal. Four minutes into the half, a free-kick from
Townsend dropped for M'puku and Butcher in on goal, with the Plymouth
defence pushing up for offside, but neither were able to get a decent
contact on the ball. Then Spurs hit the woodwork in the 50th
minute, when Mason smashed a shot from 12 yards out against the bar.
Six minutes later, Obika was alive to some
loose defending and found M'puku, who shot past the keeper from the left
side of the box to make it 3-0.
It was all Spurs after that as Caulker had a
59th minute header cleared off the line by Edwards, Bostock struck a
shot just wide after an hour and then goalkeeper Brooks stopped an
accurate 66th minute effort from Townsend, then again denied Mason and
Perrett a minute later. The goalie was there again four minutes
from time to make a brave stop at the feet of substitute Oyenuga.
Plymouth Argyle - Brooks, Leonard,
Brett, Kinsella, Hodgkinson (c), Gerring, Edwards, Young, Head, Mason,
Subs not used : Trott, Sawyer,
Rickard, Levett, Chenoweth
Spurs - Jansson, Smith, Byrne (Nicholson
90), Parrett (c), Caulker, Butcher, M'poku (Oyenuga 84), Bostock (Kasim
74), Obika, Mason, Townsend
Subs not used : Butler, Ekim
Attendance : - ,