Youth Teams Update

West Ham Under 17s lost 2-1 to Southampton on Saturday while the Under 19s drew 3-3 with Charlton.

The U19s were 2-0 down after just 6 mins but clawed their way back to a 3-2 lead on 50 minutes.

The goalscorers for the U19s were Graeme Carrick, Ollie Allen and Liam Parrington; the scorer for the U17s was Tony Stokes.

Says Academy director Tony Carr of the U19s draw: "We would have won if I had'nt taken some players off to rest them before the FA Youth Cup game next week.

"It was a great performance after a slow start and the boys showed great attitude and commitement to drag themselves back into the game.

"Graeme Carrick is on a good consistent run of performances and he, along with Phil Lumsden and Darren Blewitt were outstanding."