Hammers face Cup final test tonight

U21Ahead the West Ham Development Squad’s second leg of the Barclays U21 Premier League final with Hull City tonight, Academy director Terry Westley described his cautious optimism.

The young Hammers hold a slender 1-0 lead thanks to Djair Parfitt-Williams’ 90th minute winner, under the lights at the Boleyn Ground. Looking ahead to the second leg, Westley said: “It’s only half-time in the tie. Yes, we hold a 1-0 advantage, but we know we are going to be in for tough game. That small cushion will give us the confidence we need and away from home, the pressure will be off us, which I think will help.”

Westley continued to expand on the lessons learnt from the first leg: “They were very resolute, compact and we found it hard to break them down. At some point, they will have to come out and attack us because they need to score, that should give us some opportunities, which we will need to exploit.Training has been good. There was a sense that we didn’t quite rise to the occasion in the final, in front of a huge crowd, so that has spurred us on to complete the job.”

The Hammers take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Wednesday 4th May, kick off is 7pm. Admission is free to everyone!

Fans do not need to collect tickets in advance in order to attend the game and turnstiles will open at 6pm for all supporters.

Supporters who are planning to attend the game at the KC this evening will be able to enter the Cranswick PLC West Stand via turnstiles 23-26 & 36-39.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “Hammers face Cup final test tonight

  1. Are there any live streams for the game? Anyone please.

  2. Don’t think so Mooro,I havnt seen any on the usual streaming sites.Don’t take my word for it though 😉

  3. Thanks Radai. I’ll keep checking through the day. Will post it if i find anything.

    • OK,cheers mate.But the word on the street so to speak seems to be that there is no coverage anywhere so I think we are out of luck.

  4. Hahaha… Nice new name mighty Lama… How do you write a message if you’re illiterate? You’re a mystic man… lol 😀

    • Predictive text & spell check Matte.I would never be able to communicate with you without,haha

  5. Great name but for me impossible to spell muckraker will be down grading me to a E
    They why I stick with bubs I can’t spell Bublles properlly
    Shame it’s not live as 11,000 people turned up to watch it last week,

  6. Didn’t realise you had your very own teacher on here bubs,you are honoured the rest of us only have AnyOldIron to tell us how low brow we are.Must try harder to get a D+ at worse lol

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