West Ham United's Under-18s continued their preparations for the new season with a thrilling victory over their Charlton Athletic counterparts on Tuesday afternoon.

Steve Potts' team travelled to south London to take on the Addicks at their Sparrows Lane training ground and quickly stamped their authority on the contest.

Jordan Brown, a first year scholar who joined the Academy from Arsenal this summer, notched twice before the break to put the Hammers in a commanding position.

But Charlton came roaring back in the second half to level thanks to goals from Mehawl Martin and Tomi Adeloye.

Their efforts were to prove in vain however, as Marcio Martins popped up with a last-minute winner to give the Hammers the perfect send off for their participation in the Eurofoot Tournament in Belgium from Friday.

Under-18s manager Steve Potts (pictured) said: "It was a deserved win. We had the chances to make it more comfortable, and you never know what might happen when a team gets it back to 2-1.

"So to respond positively when they brought it back to 2-2 was excellent and I was pleased with the workout."

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