Hugely impressive Hammers under 21s win again


West Ham United U21s 3-1 Nottingham Forest
Premier League 2, Rush Green Stadium, Friday 1 December, 7pm GMT

The hugely impressive Hammers under 21s recorded their sixth win of the season to go 14 games unbeaten when overcoming Nottingham Forest 3-1  in Premier League 2. It was yet another hugely impressive showing on a bitterly cold night at Rush Green as the Hammers kept themselves in second place in the league

Patrick Kelly opened the scoring on 29 minutes when he won the ball the ball high up the field, before it  around Forest goalkeeper Will Brook. The second came two minutes later when Callum Marshall saw his block deflect over Brook and into the net.


Forest hit the post through Jack Perkins in the second half before he was denied by Jacob Knightbridge to keep  the Hammers’ two-goal lead intact.

Marshall added his second of the match – and West Ham’s third – with a  dipping strike from the edge of the area which found the bottom corner. Forest managed a meaningless late consolation  

Steve Potts’ men stay in second place in Premier League 2 after nine matches played. They have lost just one game this season. 

West Ham United starting XI: Knightbridge, Chesters, Laing, Casey © (Tarima 82), Luizão, Scarles (Clayton 68), Kelly, Orford, Earthy (Fawunmi 84), Marshall, Kodua (Moore 68)
Subs not used: Terry (GK)

Goals: Kelly 29, Marshall 31 78

Booked: Luizão

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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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