TONY CarrÂ¹s side recorded their third straight win against London rivals Spurs at Little Heath, but it took a late penalty from Greg Pearson to secure the points for the Hammers.
The home side enjoyed the majority of the possession during the game and created several good chances. The Spurs keeper produced a number of fine saves to deny the lively Hammers strikeforce, while midfielder Danny Bunce struck a post before the crucial breakthrough arrived 12 minutes from time.
Hogan Ephraim's curling free-kick hit the post and rebounded back into the crowded penalty area, where it struck the arm of an unfortunate Spurs defender. The referee had no hesitation in pointing the spot and Pearson took full advantage, coolly slotting home the penalty.
WHU: Reed; McClenahan, Tattam, Parrington, Laws, Lumsden, Wright
75), Noble, Collington, (Yao 63), Carrick (Pearson 75), Bunce.
Charlton Athletic U-17's 1 v 1 West Ham United U-17's
STRIKER Ollie Allen netted his third goal in two games to earn
the Hammers a point at London
Kevin KeenÂ¹s youngsters went in front midway through the first-half when Kyle Reid broke down the left and crossed for Densal Davidson, who knocked the ball down for Allen to take a touch and fire home.
The Hammers went on to dominate much of the game and carve out numerous other good goalscoring opportunities, but failed to increase their lead any further.
The visitors paid for their profligacy 10 minutes from time when the home side hit back with a deserved equaliser. But the Hammers held on for the point and stretched their unbeaten run to five games.
Coach Kevin Keen said: "We showed good commitment and
worked hard. Overall I was pleased and
IÂ¹m looking for us to get to Christmas in the top two or three."
WHU: Behcet; Henry, Moncur, Tomkins, Andrews, Davidson (Brady
Cowley, Reid (Welsh 65), Stokes, Allen.
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