Youths Win At Cardiff

HAMMERS Under-18s secured their first win of the season in the Premier Academy Under-18 League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff City.

Tony Carr's team put on a fine display to earn their first three points of the season, with a goal in either half seeing off the Bluebirds.

After showing plenty of attacking promise in the early stages, Hogan Ephraim put West Ham United 1-0 up on 20 minutes. The striker capitalised on a defensive mistake before rifling a low shot past the Cardiff goalkeeper.

Despite a dominant performance it was not until the 87th minute that Hammers wrapped up the points, substitute Zavon Hines pouncing on a loose ball and firing across the goalkeeper into the far corner of the net to secure a 2-0 victory.

WHU: Blackmore; Henry, Andrews, White, Tomkins, Cowley, Reid, Collison, Jeffery (Hines 71), Ephraim, Welsh (Hales 80).

By Tony Fowles, Ironworks Gazette