West Ham United Under-18s 4-0 Bristol City Under-18s
An inexperienced Academy side still proved too strong for Bristol City with four forwards in goalscoring form for Tony Carr.
Danny Purdy, Elliot Lee, Dylan Tombides and Robert Hall all found the net, with the first three goals coming inside a rampant first half for the Hammers at Little Heath on Saturday. Academy Director Carr was delighted with the way his team bounced back after going down 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur the previous weekend.
Carr said: "It was a good performance, especially as we had a very young team because of the reserve game on Monday. We started off really well, it was a bright start. We scored early and went on from there.
"We started in some respect like Tottenham did against us last week. It was a complete role reversal. I thought we did very well."
Irish youngster Danny Purdy broke the deadlock within the first five minutes. It came after a well-worked one-two involving Lamar Hurley and Tombides, before the ball was cut back to Purdy to fire in first time.
Lee, the younger brother of Oliver, an unused substitute for Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, hit the second with an individual goal that saw him beat a defender and score with a low finish.
Tombides, who will not feature for the reserves away to Blackburn Rovers on Monday because of first-team commitments, added a well-taken third after more good work from Jake Young and Hurley down the right flank.
Carr said: "We went in at half-time in complete dominance and could have had more. Bristol rarely threatened in the second half and it never lived up to the same intensity as the first half. It was nice to have a comprehensive win and a clean sheet. It boosted the lads confidence."
Hall, a late substitute, sealed the victory with a fourth after cutting inside from the right and shooting beyond the visiting keeper with his left. The clean sheet was even more satisfying as Carr tried out Paul McCallum in a centre-back role, a position he had played as a youngster, while also getting the opportunity to blood three schoolboys.
As well as promising striker Lee, he introduced England Under-16 centre-back Leo Chambers and Republic of Ireland Under-17 midfielder Kieran Sadlier as replacements. "At this time of year we start to blood the young ones and see what they are about. It is a good opportunity for them and they did well."
Chambers will go off to represent England in the Victory Shield match against Scotland on Wednesday, with Carr having been without U17 duo Blair Turgott and Matthias Fanimo this weekend because of their own Young Lions commitments.
Turgott scored in Saturday's 3-1 win against Northern Ireland, the first of three UEFA European Under-17 Championship Elite round fixtures between Saturday and Thursday. The next match is against Belgium on Monday.
Meanwhile, midfielder Sebastian Lletget was on target for the United States Under-20s in a 3-0 friendly win against FC Dallas reserves as they warmed up for the 2011 CONCACAF U20 Championship in Guatemala.
The Americans will face Surinam on Tuesday and Panama on Saturday in the group stage, with the four semi-finalists qualifying for the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia in July.
West Ham United: Mehmet, Young, Potts (Sadlier 70) , McCallum (Chambers 55) , Hunt, Powell, Hurley, Vose, Lee (Hall 80), Tombides , Purdy