Hammers just survive and send Spurs down!


The Hammers under 21s thankfully hung onto their Premier League Division Two status via a 1-0 defeat against the Spuds.

After a brilliant season by the under 18s, the older lads have struggled all season and escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth and the bonus was Spurs went down instead.

The Hammers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Spurs all finished the campaign on 28 points but Spurs would be relegated – finishing 13th in the 14-team league – on goal difference. The narrowest of margins in an immensely tight season.

Captain Krisztián Hegyi commenting on said: “It’s weird to say, given we lost the game 1-0, but we’re delighted.
“It was a long 90 minutes with a lot of defending to do. Tottenham had a lot of the possession, especially in the first half. 

“We obviously went a goal down early on but we did really well to keep it 1-0. It was really important that we kept our heads up, stayed solid, and continued to be positive, and we did that.”

Spurs took the lead on eight minutes through Jamie Donley in a first half that also saw the hosts hit the post and have an effort cleared off the line by Kaelan Casey.

West Ham would improve in the second, with George Earthy striking the woodwork, while Tottenham had substitute Kallum Cesay sent off following an altercation with Regan Clayton.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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