Sears double downs Villa

West Ham United Under-18s 3-0 Aston Villa Under-18s

Tony Carr was more than happy with a tremendous team display as his Under-18s saw off a strong Aston Villa side with a home win at Little Heath on Saturday morning.

The visitors arrived with the reputation of being one of the best Academy sides in the country but were beaten by two goals from Freddie Sears and another strike by Ahmed Abdulla. Sears poked in the first midway through the first half before showing good composure to add his second just before the interval. Abdulla's first of the season was a header as the game moved into the closing stages.

It was the first victory of the season but, after three previous draws, Carr's side are still unbeaten. The delighted Academy director said: "It was our best performance so far this season and Villa's first defeat. It was a very good result for us." They are next in action away to Birmingham City next Saturday.

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