Sears treble sees off Chelsea

West Ham United Under-18s 4-1 Chelsea Under-18s

Freddie Sears continued his scoring streak with a stunning hat-trick as West Ham United went goal crazy for the second successive game.

After last week's 6-0 triumph at Cardiff City, Tony Carr's side ran out convincing winners at home against Chelsea at Little Heath. As with last week though, the first half was a cagey affair with only Sears' goal on 15 minutes separating the sides at the interval. However, it was to be a different story after the break.

The 17-year-old striker notched his second on 50 minutes and completed his treble midway through the half, just five minutes after Junior Stanislas kept up his fine form with a goal on the hour. The victory owed much to the defensive form of James Tomkins, who must surely be knocking on the first team soon.

West Ham United: Street, Spence, Payne ('Gala 46), Tomkins, Miller (Blackwell 80), Stanislas, Harvey, Lee, Edgar, Sears, Hines (Kearns 65)
Subs not used: O'Neill, Ashman