A young Tottenham Hotspur striker had a first half to remember for the under-21s on Monday.
Last week it was Shayon Harrison making the headlines as he scored a hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur’s under-18 side against their Arsenal counterparts, and this week another Spurs youngster grabbed the opportunity – and possibly the attention of Mauricio Pochettino – with a brace for the under 21s.
Shaq Coulthirst may currently be on loan at Southend but the terms of his move means he is still able to turn out for Tottenham’s under-21 side if required.
And they will be grateful that he did this week, as he netted twice before half-time against Everton’s youngsters.
The 20-year-old has scored four goals for Southend this season and he still has some way to go before forcing his way into Tottenham’s first-team plans. But more performances like the one he put in on Monday will not go amiss.
Coulthirst opened the scoring for Spurs after just six minutes, before his good work to play in Alex McQueen ultimately saw Connor Ogilvie double the lead.
Coulthirst then made sure of the victory, calmly finishing with only 24 minutes on the clock.
At that point it looked like it might be a cricket score, but Tottenham’s young side managed just one more goal, Ruben Lameiras winning and converting a penalty.
That was the end of the scoring, with Tottenham’s promising forward unable to make it a hat-trick, but it showed his eye for goal and begged the question: Could he ultimately follow in Harry Kane’s footsteps and make an impact for Pochettino’s first-team?