West Ham United Under-18s 2-1 Portsmouth Under-18s
West Ham United's youngsters warmed up for Wednesday night's vital FA Youth Cup tie with a comeback home win against Portsmouth.
The Hammers welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Boleyn Ground in midweek for the third-round fixture and Tony Carr will have been delighted with Saturday's league result at Little Heath - especially as the first half saw Zavon Hines miss a penalty before Portsmouth took the lead.
Hines then made amends with the equaliser in the second half before the home side, featuring several changes including the presence of reserve-team captain Jack Collison, took the points with a wonder goal from Matt Fry. The victory means it is three games unbeaten for Carr's side after a 1-1 draw at Fulham followed a 2-0 win at Ipswich Town.
West Ham United: Stech, Payne, Ashman (Miller), Blackwell, Brooks, Fitzgerald, Fry, Collison, Edgar, Kearns, Hines
Return to whufc.com on Monday for more on the Academy side, including the thoughts of Tony Carr on the weekend outing and the big cup tie on Wednesday.