Youths Lose In Cardiff

WEST Ham United Under-18s have lost 2-1 at Cardiff, Tony Stokes' second-half strike not enough to earn Hammers a point.

Cardiff took the lead at a sunny Pontrypridd in the twenty seventh minute despite West Ham having the greater of the chances. 

The score remained the same until two minutes from time when a long clearance from Darren Behcet found Tony Stokes in the opponents half.  A quick bounce over a defender and the ball was fired home for the Hammers equaliser. 

However the joy was shortlived as the home side grabbed an unexpected winner some sixty seconds later to deny Tony Carr's team a point.

WHU: Darren Behcet, Jemel Henry, Ryan Andrews, Liam White; James Tomkins; David Cowley; Kyel Reid; Joe Martin (Richard Georgio 73 minutes); Tony Stokes; Densal Davidson; Ishmael Welsh (Moses Ashikodi 62 minutes).

By Tony Fowles, Ironworks Gazette