Hall gets another cap

Robert Hall won his second England cap on Friday night as he played his part in a 1-0 victory against Wales in the Victory Shield Under-16s tournament.

The teenager, who turned 15 on 20 October, started the game at Llanelli, having come off the bench in last month's 6-0 win away to Northern Ireland. Hall played for 63 minutes of the 80-minute contest before being substituted. The only goal of the came in the dying minutes from Benik Afobe. Hall will hope to have done enough to keep his place for the Victory Shield decider against Scotland in Lincoln on 28 November.

Hall, who was watched by Sir Trevor Brooking, has been with the club since he was seven and proved to be a prolific goalscorer as he has progressed through the Academy ranks. On 18 October, his first game at Under-18 level for the club saw him score within a few minutes of coming on against Chelsea. He is following in the footsteps of other West Ham United products to have featured in the Shield including Brooking, Joe Cole and current U19 captain Jordan Spence.