ACCRINGTON STANLEY v WEST HAM UNITED 
FA YOUTH CUP
STORE FIRST STADIUM
TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2013
KICK-OFF: 7PM
REFEREE: IAN JOHNSTON

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Full-time: That's it! Accrington have progressed to the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in their history despite the best efforts of the Hammers. Harney scored in the 92nd minute to take us to extra-time cancelling out a Webb goal. The Hammers continued to dominate in the extra period before with five minutes left disaster struck in the shape of Hazeldine who sends Stanley through and West Ham out.  

122 mins: Mavila gives away a free-kick by the corner flag and that looks to be that.

121 mins: We're into two minutes of added on time.

120 mins: Amoo's cross is flicked on by Bywater and Brown's header is easy for the keeper to hold.

119 mins: They did it before, can they do it again? Just a minute left!

118 mins: Another great save! The keeper tips over after Page's cross is diverted goalward. From the corner Amoo strikes a close-range shot just wide!

117 mins: What a save! Brown is denied by a sprawling save. The resulting corner is over everyones head. One more push lads.

115 mins GOAL:  Heart break for the Hammers! Corner to Accrington won by Webb. The ball is swung in from the left and Hazeldine flicks the ball home.

113 mins: Howes heads the ball out of play as Webb chases a long ball.

111 mins: Cullen goes down in the box but the referee waves away what little protests there are.

110 mins: Stanley are defending for their lives now with just ten minutes left as the Hammers seek to end it before penalties.

109 mins: Corner to the Hammers after good work by Mavila. Bywater will take. The ball in is to the near post but easily cleared.

107 mins: Brown is denied at the near post by a last-ditch tackle after Amoo's cross.

106 mins: We go again for the final 15 minutes of the match.

Half-time: Half-time in extra-time with the Hammers having all the play and the home side rarely threatening. 15 more minutes to come before a possible penalty shoot-out.

105 mins: I was up in celebration as Harney spins on the edge of the box and looks to have sent a right-foot shot into the top corner but instead it hits the post behind the goal. Now I look rather silly.

104 mins:  Bywater hits one first time from outside the box but it's straight at the keeper.

101 mins: Let-off for the Hammers as Hazeldine's free-kick bounces just wide after missing everybody. Barker is on for Hartley.

100 mins: Chance for the hosts as a corner skids menacingly through the box.

98 mins: The home side finally see the ball but look to be really struggling to get about the pitch as they quickly lose it.

96 mins: Brown goes for a placed finish as the ball breaks to him on the left but he hits it well wide of the far post. It's all West Ham.

95 mins: So close! Bywater slides in after Brown's shot is parried to him but a defender nips in to clear.

94 mins: Free-kick as Bywater is barged over. It's in shooting range and Bywater duly does have a pop but his curled effort flies just over.

92 mins: Amoo is also on as sub, replacing Parfitt-Williams after full-time.

91 mins: Again the Hammers are back on the attack and Captain Bywater rifles a half-volley just wide of the target.

91 mins: We're back underway for 30 more minutes, time which Steve Potts may have begun to think he would never have when we reached the 90 minute mark.

Full-time: Harney's late, late equaliser has sent us into 30 minutes of extra-time. It was nothing less than the Hammers deserved for their efforts with the home side on the back foot for almost the entirety.

90+5 mins: Brown goes in hard on the keeper but a foul is given. Great stuff at the end!

90+4 mins: The Hammers think they can win this now as Brown has a penalty shout waved away.

90+2 mins GOAL: It's in! Harney wheels away in delight as he heads home Bywater's corner! Get in!

90+1 mins: Corner from the right. Mavila delivers and it's flicked behind for another corner.

90 mins: Five, yes five minutes of injury time are signalled. Hope yet?

89 mins: Makasi wins a free-kick near the halfway line. Bywater takes, Harney flicks on but the awaiting Hammers can't get to it.

89 mins: Last knockings now for the Hammers, surely they'll get one more chance.

87 mins: Bywater is also cautioned for dissent as the referee shuffles his cards.

86 mins: Time is now running out for the Hammers and the game is stretched with Nasha racing back to make a brilliant last ditch tackle on Hazeldine. Howes goes into the book after his protest at the award of a corner. He needn't have worried as it comes to nothing.

85 mins: Accrington hit back now as Steenson's shot flicks up off a defender and nearly beats Howes but lands on the roof of the net. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

84 mins: Brown shrugs off a couple of defenders before having a pop from distance. His strike is powerful but again straight down the middle. The pressure mounts!

83 mins: Corner from the right. Bywater whips in and it so nearly rebounds off Makasi into the net! As it is it falls just wide.

82 mins: Bywater goes close now! He expertly turns his marker before unleashing a low drive from distance which the keeper does well to hold.

80 mins: Mavila has an effort on target from distance but it doesn't have the power to trouble the keeper who gathers easily.

78 mins: We're coming towards the final ten minutes as Accrington make their first change. Jenkins goes off and is replaced by Steenson.

75 mins: Free-kick on the right. Mavila takes this time and finds Bywater who flicks a header onto the roof of the net. Closest the Hammers have come.

73 mins: Harneys gets trapped going towards his own goal and his attempted clearance falls to Webb in the box but Harney is saved the the linesman who is flagging for a foul on the defender.

71 mins: The away side are starting to build pressure as they up their efforts for an equaliser which would take us to extra-time.

69 mins: If the score stays as it is the Hammers will feel very hard done by with the only clear-cut chance of the game being the one that decides it at the moment.

67 mins: Bywater takes another corner from the left which the keeper is out well to punch clear.

66 mins: Downey goes into the book as the referee points to numerous areas around the pitch which the midfielder has committed fouls.

64 mins: Parfitt-Williams goes wide left to Page who looks to deliver a cross but there's no one in the box and it goes harmlessly out of play.

62 mins: The young Hammers need to dig deep now as the home side have improved since they opened the scoring. A big test for Steve Potts' side.

60 mins: Nearly! Bywater swings over a corner which is met by Harney but his header is just over the bar. Getting closer.

58 mins: Double change for the Hammers as Steve Potts brings on Mavila and Makasi for Burke and Marlow.

56 mins: Hartley strikes now. The midfielder has a go from long-range but his effort is down the throat of Howes.

55 mins: Free-kick to the visitors on the right. Page bends it in but it's just too long for his on-rushing teammates at the back post.

53 mins: Chants of 'We're going to Wembley' ring out from some rather vocal home fans. Premature? Let's hope so.

51 mins: The Hammers immediately go back on the offensive and after Bywater swings in a cross from the right, Brown heads just wide.

49 mins GOAL: Accrington take the lead as Webb executes an overhead kick from a few yards out to put the home side ahead.

48 mins: Bywater swings over a free-kick from the left and Harney gets there but can only prod a right-footed effort wide.

46 mins: The Hammers nearly go ahead straight away! Knoyle races down the right and puts in a beautiful cross which is met by Cullen who heads just wide of the target. So close!

46 mins: The home side kick off the second half with both sides looking to find the opening goal. A place in the next round is firmly up for grabs.

Half-time: The referee brings a first half of few chances to an end with the deadlock yet to be broken in Accrington. The home side have created very little with their game plan of long balls yet to pay dividends. The Hammers have also had little to get excited about but have threatened through Brown and Knoyle's deflected shot. A very even game thus far.

45 mins: Burke makes Howes scramble across goal with a misplaced back pass as the officials announce one minute of added time.

43 mins: We tick towards half-time as the ball comes crashing into the stand. From the throw-in it comes to Brown on the left who has a dig but sends his effort more towards the corner flag than the goal.

41 mins: Nasha breaks now, driving at the back four before attempting to play in Bywater but his pass is over-hit and rolls out of play.

39 mins: Now Nasha is penalised for a foul having won the ball as the away side grow a little frustrated.

37 mins: Burke brings down Jenkins. Giving away a free-kick just outside the box on the right-hand side. Downey puts over an in-swinger which is narrowly over everyone's head as it slides wide of the far post.

35 mins: Knoyle gets to the byline and delivers a cross from the right. It's low and finds Brown who strikes goalwards only to find the ball deflected and easy for the keeper.

33 mins: Another corner this time won by Marlow is delivered and flicked on by a defender toward goal. Fortunately for him it falls to a teammate who clears.

31 mins: Knoyle has a pop from long-range and has the keeper scrambling as the ball deflects off Webb and out for a corner. Bywater delivers but the ball is cleared.

29 mins: Accrington have their first shot as the ball sits up for Downey who half-volleys from miles out and sends the ball flying over the crossbar.

28 mins: Parfitt-Williams finds Brown going away from goal in the box. The striker turns but he's crowded out and Stanley clear.

26 mins: Brown flicks the ball into Parfitt-Williams who slide it out left to Page. The left-back runs onto the ball and sidefoots an effort from just outside of the box wide of the right-hand post.

24 mins: The home side seem content to launch the ball long at every opportunity with lots of aerial balls for Harney and Burke to deal with. The pair are handling it well so far.

22 mins: Another defensive mix-up from the home side sees a defender clear a ball which the keeper is already sliding in for. A West Ham throw follows but comes to nothing.

20 mins: Knoyle's long ball forward brings an attempted back pass from Goulding who sells his keeper short as Brown comes bearing down and goes in for a 50-50 which sends the ball out for an Accrington throw-in.

18 mins: Brown looks a threat when the West Ham midfield can find him with room to run at the Accrington defence.

16 mins: Both sides are winning plenty of headers early on as the contest continues to be as hard fought as in the early minutes.

14 mins: The visitors have a free-kick on the right. Page takes short to Bywater who crosses but finds an Accrington defender who has time to clear upfield.

13 mins: The referee is eager to let the game flow but it's coming at the expense of several dangerous looking challenges going unpunished.

11 mins: The Hammers have a very debatable corner on the left-hand side, one that they didn't even appeal for. Bywater delivers but it misses absolutely everyone.

9 mins: Page advances down the left and is found by Burke and proceeds to deliver a threatening cross which is dealt with by the goalkeeper.

7 mins: This is a really fiesty start by the hosts as they fly into tackles with Burke again on the receiving end.

5 mins: Accrington threaten now as the ball is delivered from the left and Hartley gets his head to it but sends the ball over. Burke is now waved back onto the pitch.

4 mins: A lightning quick start to the game as Brown hits one from long-range and the keeper parries but is able to gather at the second attempt. Burke is also down receiving treatment after a tough tackle.

3 mins: Parfitt-Williams is again involved as a long ball is hoisted into the box and a defensive mix-up sees the ball fall to the winger who shoots but his effort is straight at the keeper.

1 min: West Ham quickly take control of possession and Parfitt-Williams looks to flick the ball to Brown but his pass runs through to the keeper.

Kick-off: We're underway at the Store First Stadium with the Hammers kicking us off.

6:58pm: The players emerge from the tunnel and partake in the customary hand shakes.

6:55pm: We're just five minutes away from kick-off here and the fans are flooding in pasties in hand! The atmosphere and the smell are building!

6:50pm: The players have retreated to their respective changing rooms to pull on their kit ahead of kick-off here.  

6:45pm: Fifteen minutes until kick-off and the atmosphere is building nicely. Despite the game being in Accrington there is also a number of West Ham flags on display.

6:22pm: The Hammers are out on the pristine surface to start their pre-match warm-up just under 40 minutes ahead of kick-off.

6:20pm: The home side have announced their line-up:
Accrington Stanley: Wolland, Wolfenden, Hennigan, Goulding, Greaves, Hickey, Hartley, Downey, Jenkins, Webb, Hazeldine
Subs: Tiernan, Steenson, Quansah, Hudson, Barker

6:10pm: The West Ham United team is in with Steve Potts selecting a familiar starting XI with Jordan Brown leading the line. The starting line-up is below:
West Ham United: Howes, Knoyle, Harney, Burke, Page, Marlow, Nasha, Cullen, Bywater, Parfitt-Williams, Brown
Subs: Brown, Amoo, Mavila, Makasi, Onariase

5:45pm: The Hammers have arrived at the Store First Stadium and are out to assess the pitch, which on first inspection wouldn't look out of place in the Barclays Premier League.

West Ham United Under-18s enter the FA Youth Cup tonight as they arrive at the Store First Stadium to play Accrington Stanley in a Third Round tie. Steve Potts' team are in fine form and are unbeaten in their last nine Barclays Under-18 Premier League matches, including a 3-1 win over league leaders Fulham last time out. Kieran Bywater scored twice in that win continuing his fine form which has seen the midfielder score 13 times in 15 appearances from a wide-right position this season. Fellow wideman Djair Parfitt-Williams will also be looking to add to his tally of five goals against Stanley, as will striker Jordan Brown who has also netted five times for Potts' side.

Tonight's opponents Accrington are themselves unbeaten in their last seven matches and thumped Preston North End 5-1 on Saturday. They earned a tie with the Hammers after overcoming Carlisle United in Round One before seeing off Ilkeston in Round Two. One of the two sides' unbeaten records will come to an end tonight as the game must be decided this evening with extra-time and penalties to be played if necessary.

West Ham United: Howes, Knoyle, Harney, Burke, Page, Marlow, Nasha, Cullen, Bywater, Parfitt-Williams, Brown
Subs: Brown, Amoo, Mavila, Makasi, Onariase

Accrington Stanley: Wolland, Wolfenden, Hennigan, Goulding, Greaves, Hickey, Hartley, Downey, Jenkins, Webb, Hazeldine
Subs: Tiernan, Steenson, Quansah, Hudson, Barker