Youthful Irish in Tuesday action…01/10/2019

A number of our upcoming Irish starlets, and a few seasoned campaigners, were in action on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

On a day to be forgotten for Tottenham Hotspur, their UEFA Youth League side went down to a four one home defeat by Bayern Munich at their Hotspur Way Ground in Enfield. Troy Parrott completed 90 minutes for the hosts but Ryan Johansson was unused on the visitors bench. In the same competition, goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu was in action for Manchester City who were held to a two all draw by visitors Dinamo Zagreb at their Academy Stadium.

In the EFL Trophy competition, Southampton U21 youngsters Kameron Ledwidge, Aaron O’Driscoll and Seumas Keogh suffered a one nil defeat at Walsall, who included former U21 internationals Liam Kinsella and Rory Gaffney in their starting eleven. Seventeen year old defender Andrew Omobamidele started for Norwich City U21s who secured a two one victory at Crawley Town while Warren O’Hora was in central defence for Brighton & Hove Albion U21s who defeated their hosts Southend United by two goals to nil at Roots Hall. Former U21 internationals Rob Kiernan, Stephen McLaughlin and Joe Shaughnessy all started for the defeated ‘Shrimpers’.

Current U21 midfielder Jack Taylor was in the Barnet side which secured a four nil National League success at AFC Fylde.