Hammers under 21s make is six on the trot


Hammers under 21s make is six on the trot: George Earthy

Sean Moore scored his first Premier League 2 goal as the under 21s stretched their wins in the league to six in succession with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City at Rush Green .

Hammers under 21s make is six on the trot

He drove his shot into the top corner  to open the scoring in the 38th minute whilst Kamarai Swyer and George Earthy found the net either side of Jack Griffith’s effort in the second half as the Under 21s completed their ninth league win .

The lads are now on an unbeaten league run of 11 games and are in second place with 29 points from a dozen fixtures.

Earthy hit the post after 30 seconds but as things progressed the U21s were indebted to a number of saves from Jacob Knightbridge before Moore opened the scoring .

Skipper Michael Forbes deflected a Stoke header onto the crossbar, before Swyer got a deflection from a Robinson cross over the visiting keeper to double the Irons’ lead.

A composed finish from Griffiths on 64 minutes breathed life into the fixture and left Steve Potts’ side searching for more goals to confirm the win.

Moore was denied by an inspired stop from Blondy Noukeu, while Lewis Orford struck over the bar after a neat move opened up the visitors .

With Knightbridge busy at the other end , the Hammers needed Earthy’s stoppage-time strike ensured another three-point haul .

West Ham United U21s: Knightbridge, Robinson, Casey, Forbes ©, Luizao, Scarles, Kelly, Orford, Moore (Clayton 85), Swyer, Earthy
Subs not used: Terry (GK), Laing, Chesters, Tarima

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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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