West Ham United U18s produced a fine 3-1 FA Youth Cup third round win at Sheffield United yesterday (Wed) with a brilliant finish from Callum Marshall followed by two well-taken goals by Divin Mubama.
In the first Cup outing of the season Sam Aston grabbed a late goal for the Blades but the Hammers’ impressive showing saw them through to the fourth round at the Impact Arena.
Kevin Keen was delighted saying: “We’ve had to come up here and play a team that are competing at the top of their league, so I’m really pleased for our squad.
“It was a tough game. We’ve had to come up here and play a team that are competing at the top of their league, so I’m really pleased for our squad.
“I always talk to our lads about it being a squad game, and Callum Marshall comes on and scores a wonder goal after being told he’s on the bench just a few hours before.
It was nice for him to come on and get his goal and then Divin, through Gideon’s hard work, has scored twice. It was very pleasing to see.
“We saw a lot of professionalism from the lads. This is a tournament that drives young players; the one that everyone wants to be in and playing, but we must keep their feet on the ground and remind them it’s about doing the things we’ve been doing all season.