West Ham United
West Ham United



Balogun 2

Clarke 2


Monday 31 Jul
Updated Monday 19 Feb 12:31

West Ham United 1-5 Arsenal

Bernardo Rosa

West Ham United remain bottom of the U18 Premier League South table after a heavy home defeat by Arsenal at Rush Green.

The Hammers went into a shock early lead against the high-flying Gunners when Bernardo Rosa (pictured, above) put them in front with a toe-poked effort from the edge of the penalty area.

Arsenal leveled through Flo Balogun's equaliser, which beat trialist goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu, who then produced a fine save to deny the same player. Harry Clarke put the Gunners in front before Balogun bundled home a third goal just before half-time.

The home side valiantly attempted to get back into the game after half-time, but it was Arsenal who made the game safe, with Clarke heading in a fourth, before Armstrong Okoflex completed the scoring from Balogun's pass late on.

West Ham United: Jinadu, Barrett (Ashby 46), Mingi, Diallo (E.Longelo 73), Hannam, Watson, Belic, Okotcha, Adarkwa (Hamilton 73), Trialist, Rosa
Subs not used: Forde, El Mhassani