A YOUNG West Ham United Under-18 team went down 5-1 at Ipswich Town.
Without several players due to international duty and a Reserve team game on Monday the Hammers struggled in East Anglia. Tony Carr handed debuts to young players Ben Hunt, Gary Bowes and Tom Harvey, but despite a hard-working Hammers performance they were over-run by a more experienced Ipswich Town side.
Ipswich took the lead from the penalty spot middway through the first-half, but Hammers were quickly on level terms again thanks to a goal from defender James Tomkins.
Unfortunately a slip by Tomkins moments before half-time let Ipswich in again and they made it 2-1 just before the break.
After half-time it was all Ipswich once Zavon Hines had been sent off on 64 minutes for two bookable offences.
The Tractor Boys added three more goals as ten-man Hammers chased the game to seal a 5-1 defeat for West Ham United.
WHU: David Blackmore; Ryan Andrews, Lorcan Fitzgerland, Liam White, James Tomkins, Jordan Spence, Densal Davidson (Gary Bowes 75 minutes), Tom Harvey (Ben Hunt 65 minutes), Zavon Hines, Lee Hales, Kyel Reid. SUB NOT USED: Matt Reed (GK)
Youths Beaten At Ipswich