Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 West Ham United
West Ham United’s U18s took on Tottenham Hotspur in an all-London U18 Premier League South fixture, but were beaten 3-1 at their hosts’ training ground.
A second half Bernardo Rosa goal clawed Mark Phillips and Steve Potts’ side back into the game after they had fallen two goals behind, but Spurs added a third to put the result beyond any doubt.
The Hammers’ trialist on the right-hand-side was lively early on, testing home keeper Jonathan De Bie from range however it was Scott Parker’s men who took the lead. Jeremie Mukundie was the architect, crossing to forward Reo Griffiths who scored his first of two 28 minutes in.
Summer signing Anouar El Mhassani went close soon after for the Hammers, smashing the post as he looked for his first goal in a West Ham shirt.
Shortly before the break, Spurs also hit the woodwork as Paris Maghoma struck the upright fron a free-kick, however the lead was doubled seven minutes into the second half.
It was Griffiths again on target, sending Rihards Matrevics in goal the wrong way with a deflected shot which wrong-footed the giant Latvian.
Rosa was yet to score in 2017/18, but he changed that with 19 minutes left on the clock to reduce the deficit to just one goal. The attacker, closing down the Spurs defence, stole possession and went on to fire past De Bie in goal and make it 2-1.
But the with the visitors pressing, Spurs saw that the points were theirs just minutes later. Defender Moroyin was this time the scorer, volleying past Matrevics from 12 yards to give Tottenham a first win in three.
The Hammers, meanwhile, are adrift at the bottom of the U18 Premier League South table.
West Ham United: Matrevics, Ngakia, Okotcha, Wells, R. Longelo, Mingi (Watson 66), Johnson, El Mhassani (Dalipi 46), Rosa, Trialist (Adarkwa 46), E.Longelo
Subs not used: Forde (GK), Constantinou