U18s settle for a draw

Leeds United Under-18s 2-2 West Ham United Under-18s

Tony Carr's young side were frustrated by a late equaliser on Saturday morning after goals from Josh Payne and Anthony Edgar had looked like securing the first victory of the new season.

The youngsters turned in a solid display with captain Payne equalising from the edge of the area midway through the first half before a splendid strike from Edgar put the visitors in front just before half-time. It looked like the team would take all three points back with them to London until an 85th-minute deflected shot looped up over Marek Stech, giving him no chance to save. West Ham United, who began the season with a 0-0 draw at home to Manchester United last week, are next in action on Saturday against Reading.

West Ham United: Stech, O'Neill, Brown, Miller, Fry, Kearns, Lee, Payne, Grasser (Montano 75), Edgar, Abdulla
Subs not used: Loveday, Ashman, Barrett, McNaughton