Carr's High-flying Youngsters Eye Fa Youth Cup

ACADEMY Manager Tony Carr saw his side win their third match in a row against Crystal Palace on Saturday to take them to second in the Premier Academy table and believed his team thoroughly deserved the three points.

Tony said: "I thought we deserved it, there can be no question about that. We could have been three or four nil up in the firs-half and I don't think they could have complained. I thought we played some very good football and that the performance was excellent.

"It was frustrating not to be in the lead at half-time as we got into some good scoring positions, but just didn't make the right choices. But we dominated the first-half and knew the goal would come, which it did from the free-kick and the final score was definitely a fair reflection of the game."

The Hammers enter the FA Youth Cup in the third round which will be played in December and something Tony and his boys are really looking forward to.

"For the youth team players the FA Youth Cup is an exciting competition and our record in it is good. We have reached three quarter finals in the last three years so this season we want to go one or two better. We have a strong squad this season who are doing well in the League so I have a fair idea already of the team I will put out in December, but there are still a few places up for grabs."