Impressive U18s enter Cup knock out rounds


Impressive U18s enter Cup knock out rounds

West Ham‘s hugely impressive U18s entered the knock out rounds of the Premier League Cup following a a thumping 5-1 win at Middlesbrough

Lewis Orford found the net on 26 minutes  after Scarles won the ball in midfield before Favour Fawunmi added the second on half time with a magnificent volley.

The second half saw the team in great form to take all three points, producing a clinical attacking display.

Impressive U18s enter Cup knock out rounds: Lewis Orford

Orford – believed by many to be the next big Academy  thing – was again involvedh this time providing the assist from a free kicj which Ezra Mayers poked home  before Fawunmi added his second of the match and finished a neat move to make it 4-0 to West Ham with 55 minutes played.

Dan Rigge then hit the bar and despite a consolation goal through Ajay Matthews on the hour, Jemiah Umolu’s penalty, ten minutes from time, sealed a fabulous win and a place in the knockouts.

West Ham United starting XI: Abraham (GK), Nwosu, Battrum ©, Mayers, Scarles (Akpata 75), Orford, Rigge (Jones 75), Medine, Ajala (Umolu 56), Fawunmi (Sowunmi 75)
Subs not used: Awesu

Goals: Orford 26, Fawunmi 45+2 55, Mayers 47, Umolu 80

Booked: Scarles Abraham

West Ham United U18s will face Leicester City next time out at Little Heath Ground on Saturday 2 December. The match will kick-off at 12 noon.

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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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