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Hammers beat Spurs

West Ham United U18s came from two goals down to stun Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in U18 Premier League South at Little Heath on Saturday.

The north Londoners grabbed a quick two goal lead before Lewis Orford halved the deficit from close range but they restored their two lead after half-time with Will Lankshear notching a hat trick by the 51st minute.

Top Hammers prospect Ollie Scarles renewed Hammers in the 65th minute before exciting striker Divin Mubama scored twice in three minutes.

It was a brilliant victory which left Spurs devastated and Kevin Keen’s young Irons 15 points clear at the top of the U18s Premier League South, having won their opening ten matches of the season.

That it was the Spuds made it all the more enjoyable but demonstrated again that there are a lot of good things happening in the Irons academy

It is no surprise either to see both Scarles and Mubama – so impressive on his appearance for the first team – looking so good.

U18s coach Mark Phillips was full of praise for his side after an incredible turnaround.

“We were in a difficult position at 3-1 down,” Phillips told www.whufc.com. “I knew that we would give it a go and I knew that we would have a dominant period in the match. When you are two goals down it is vital to score the next goal.

“Ollie Scarles scored a fantastic goal to get us right back into the match. It was like an arrow, it went straight into the corner. Divin then scored twice and that completed a brilliant turnaround. It was a great reaction.”

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