TONY Carr's youth squad prepared for next weeks prestigious Osaka Tournament with a warm-up against Oxford United at Little Heath.
Hammers had plenty of chances, but went down 1-0 to Oxford and saw a late penalty from Ishmael Welsh come back off the woodwork
In an entertaining game, the Oxford goal came against the run of play in the 26th minute and try as they did, Hammers could not breach the stubborn Oxford defence to find an equaliser.
Tony Carr used the game to give outings to two trialists.
WHU: Kemal, Henry, Andrews (Widdowson 79), Trialist, White (Davidson 74), Tomkins, Hines (Welsh 68), Cowley, Trialist (Jeffery 46 mins), Collison, Reid