West Ham United Under-18s continued their perfect start to 2012 with a 6-1 FA Premier Academy League victory at Norwich City - delighting Academy Director Tony Carr.
Having begun the year with a 3-2 league win at Chelsea and a 4-1 FA Youth Cup fourth-round success against Brighton and Hove Albion, West Ham hit the heights again to ground the Canaries at Little Heath.
Kieran Sadlier and Paul McCallum (pictured) each scored twice, while Blair Turgott and Frazer Shaw were also on target as the Hammers roared back after falling a goal behind early on.
Turgott missed a penalty before Sadlier equalised and then crossed for McCallum - who has recently returned to action following a spell out with a foot injury - to put West Ham in front before half-time.
The second half was something of a procession, with McCallum netting from the penalty spot before Sadlier, Turgott and Shaw added gloss to the scoreline.
"We made seven changes from the team that beat Brighton on Wednesday, so this performance and result were a great advert for the strength in our squad," said Carr.
"Norwich scored from a free-kick out wide that was allowed to bounce in at the far post, and when Blair missed his penalty we could have thought 'This isn't going to be our day' but we didn't let our heads drop.
"Norwich also shuffled their pack after going to extra time in their FA Youth Cup game against Chelsea, but that should take nothing away from our boys.
"This was a great performance, especially in the second half."
Highlights of Saturday's big win, and a full re-run of last week's FA Youth Cup success, are available to view on West Ham TV.
West Ham are awaiting a finalised date for their FA Youth Cup fifth-round tie at Chelsea, which must be played before Saturday 11 February. Before then, the Hammers will travel to Crystal Palace for their next league fixture on Saturday 21 January.
West Ham United U18s: Wootton, Siafa, Shaw, Hurley (Miles 80), K.Lee, Young (Chambers 60), Sadlier, Ruddock, McCallum (Boakye-Yiadom 70), Turgott, Vose