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Wonder goal from Marshall in Cup win

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.

“Both the performance and the result were very pleasing,” the U18s head coach told whufc.com. “We got the result we wanted here but I’ve got to give a lot of respect to Sheffield United.
I thought they were really good, especially in the second half when they put us under a lot of pressure, but sometimes that can work in the opposite way because it gave us a bit more room to operate in.

“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.

West Ham United U18s celebrate

 

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