Youths see unbeaten run end

Charlton Athletic Under-18s 1-0 West Ham United Under-18s

West Ham United Under-18s' six-game unbeaten run was thwarted as they lost out to a single goal at London neighbours Charlton Athletic.

Tony Carr's side, who had hit 17 goals in the last three games, were unable to find the net in today's encounter and suffered what was only their third defeat of the season. Oliver Lee and Bondz 'Gala had the best of the chances and goalkeeper Marek Stech made vital saves but the Czech stopper was unable to do anything about the Addicks' second-half winner from Danny Uchechi.

Although disappointed to have lost, there were positives for the visitors as young striker Ben Hunt got a first run-out under his belt since being sidelined for a month with a knee injury. The U18s are next in action a week today when they welcome Arsenal to Little Heath.

West Ham United: Stech, Spence, Miller, 'Gala, Payne, Harvey (Blackwell 75), Edgar, Lee (Jeffrey 65), Hunt (Hines 65), Stanislas, Fitzgerald.

Sub not used: O'Neill, Ashman