FA Youth Cup as it happened

FA Youth Cup third round
Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United
Home Park
Kick-off: 7pm

Final score - Plymouth Argyle 0-1 West Ham United aet

Full time. A superb performance from Tony Carr's young side, who controlled the game from start to finish. Their reward is a place in the fourth round for the first time in four years.

120 min - A free-kick is awarded to the Hammers in the far corner. That must be that surely.

120 min - Still not full time as two Hammers' players are down with cramp. Surely once we start the game will be over.

120 min - The ball is at the right end of the pitch for now and the Hammers need to keep it there for just a few seconds longer.

119 min - We will have three nerve-wracking minutes of added time at the end of extra time.

118 min - Head is the first player booked after carrying on with the arguments about a free-kick a little too long. The striker had been warned moments earlier.

114 min - And it leads to the hosts having their best chance of the game as Nelson picks up the ball following a goalmouth scramble and shoots straight down the throat of Loveday. Either side of the 'keeper and that could have been a different story.

112 min - Just eight more minutes for the Hammers to hang on and their name will be in the pot for the fourth round for the first time in three years. But before their thoughts turn to that, they must ensure they keep their focus at the back as Plymouth have a free-kick just inside their half.

109 min - A rare shot for the home side and Baker will not want to see that again. He sliced his shot from the edge of the area wide and very very high.

108 min - Final change for the home side as Young is taken off. Dan Hart will replace him.

107 min - Just as the Hammers scored the rain seemed to subside and the moist conditions underfoot appear to have improved. A couple of the players look to be suffering from cramp but a few stretches should sort that out.

106 min - Final change for the Hammers as Hall makes way for Jack Lampe. The final period of the match has begun.

Half-time in extra time. Great half from the Hammers as they finally get the goal they deserve. If they can just see out the next 15 minutes in the same fashion as they have controlled the rest of the match then their passage to the next round should be secured.

105 min - You can tell how much a goal means to a team by the celebration. I have never seen scenes like that as nearly every member of the bench joined the entire team in mobbing Purdy in the near corner.

104 min - GOAL! Well that could be the case as Purdy makes the most of a misplaced pass by Young. The substitute still had work to do but managed to make space for a shot and beat Chenoweth with a low drive that went in via the post. What a relief!

100 min - It will be quite a late night for the youngsters and their bus driver tonight, as they will be making their way back to the Boleyn Ground by coach straight after the game. The journey will be all the more bearable for all concerned if they have secured a place in the fourth round.

99 min - Carr makes his second change as Barrett makes way for Daniel Purdy.

97 min - Stoppage here as Chenoweth is down following another collision with a team-mate. The break allows Carr to call a couple of players over for some further instructions.

94 min - Montano shows some pace down the left and his deflected cross wins another corner. The flag-kick causes some confusion in the area as Chenoweth collides with a defender. Sadly, the Hammers cannot capitalise and the chance goes begging.

93 min - West Ham attack once more and a short free-kick is played to Abdulla, who tests Chenoweth with a low drive. The stopper did well to hold on to that in the wet conditions with two Hammers strikers bearing down on him.

91 min - It's the start of extra time and the hosts make another change, swapping Jack Stephens for Curtis Nelson.

End of 90 minutes.

90 min - As has been the case for most of the match, it is West Ham who are on the attack and look the most likely to score but they just cannot make that breakthrough.

90 min - We will have two more minutes for someone to try and break the deadlock.

88 min - It looks like a straight swap as Driver goes straight over to play at right-back.

87 min - Carr makes his first change as Callum Driver is bought on for Filip Modelski.

85 min - If the lack of floodlights in one corner wasn't enough we now have a heavy downpour to contend with. Let us just hope that the heavier pitch will not affect West Ham's high tempo.

81 min - It really is looking like a matter of if and not when West Ham will score now Brown beats his man, rushes into the area and crosses the ball only for it to roll agonisingly past everyone. The Hammers just need that little bit more luck.

77 min - Plymouth have struggled to live with West Ham's quick tempo this evening and another foul, this time on Hall leads to another free-kick. Montano chooses to shoot this time and his swerving, dipping effort is tipped over by Chenoweth at full-stretch.

74 min - First change of the game as Lewis Coombes makes way for Sam Sawyer for the hosts.

73 min - Some superb goalkeeping Chenoweth keeps the game goalless. The corner was straight from the pitches of Little Heath as Abdulla flicked it on at the near post and Wearen shot from five yards only to see the Plymouth No1 pull off an outstanding one-handed save.

72 min - Wearen is fouled 30 yards out and the Hammers have a free-kick in a dangerous place. Montano takes the kick, it hits the wall and goes behind for a corner.

69 min - Carr has sent a couple of his subs to warm up so could be thinking of making a change as Moncur flashes a shot inches wide from 20 yards.

64 min - No goals but plenty of tension at Home Park. Both sets of players are giving everything they have got but so far have been unable to make the breakthrough. If I was a betting man, I would have my money on the Hammers at this stage as they have seen more of the ball and done more with it when they've had it.

61 min - Abdulla, Hall and Modelski combine to create some space for Barrett on the edge of the area. The right winger's eyes must have lit up as he hit his shot, that was until Trott threw himself in front of it to make the block.

60 min - Some smart play from Abdulla there as he dances round a few challenges before firing over from 30 yards. That is the best the Hammers have offered this half so far.

56 min - Loveday had very little to do in the opening 45 minutes but he has shown in the eleven minutes of this half that his has retained his focus. Once more, the stopper helps his defenders out by punching the ball clear from a corner.

52 min - After a few worrying moments at the beginning of the half, West Ham have forced the hosts back and a corner from the left is just headed clear. Plymouth break away and only some superb defending from Brown halts the dangerous-looking attack.

48 min - Plymouth have started the stronger in this half and Loveday has to be alert to come and claim a free-kick on the edge of his area.

46 min - The home side restart that the game and within eleven seconds come the closest they've come all night to scoring. A 25-yard effort from midfielder is tipped over by Loveday at full stretch.

Half-time - Carr will be happy with that 45 minutes, with a goal the only thing lacking from his side's play. Hall's shot against the post was the closest either side have come.

45 min - West Ham are going all out for a goal at the end of the half and Craig forces Chenoweth into a sprawling save to stop his goalbound shot.

44 min - So close! A brilliant move forward by the visitors eventually gives Hall a shooting chance from 25 yards. The England Under-17 international needs no second invitation and drills the ball against the upright, before it bounces clear.

41 min - Still goalless as we approach half-time. If it were to stay this way until the end of the second half we would have extra time and then penalties, if needed.

39 min - Brown is given a talking to after sliding in on Chenoweth, but Mr Derrien opts to keep his cards in his pocket.

35 min - Corner to the visitors leads to some frantic action in the penalty area. The ball come back to Moncur but his shot is deflected wide for another flag-kick. The West Ham United No6 takes the kick himself and Abdulla meets it with a firm header which flies straight at Chenoweth in the Plymouth goal.

32 min - Brilliant tackle by Craig to take the ball away from Head. The England youth striker has not had a sniff so far, which will no doubt please Carr.

28 min - A controversial moment there as Hall fires over from seven yards but straight away runs to the referee claiming he was fouled by Ryan Leonard. Mr Derrien waves away the appeals for a penalty and it is a goal kick for the hosts.

26 min - Trott is back on and the match restarts. The home side win a corner following a deflected cross but Abdulla is there to thump the ball clear.

23 min - Another break in play as Trott is down receiving treatment. The stoppage allows both sets of players to come to the near side and have a drink and a chat with their managers.

20 min - West Ham are knocking the ball about with some confidence now but it is just the final ball that is lacking at present. Several times they have had the ball in the last third but a pass has been overhit or misplaced.

16 min - Good spell this for Carr's side, but they still have to be careful at the back as Loveday is forced to rush from his area to beat Head to a through ball.

13 min - Abdulla is in the wars as some neat footwork forces Connor Clifford into a rash challenge, which is penalised. Abdulla takes the free-kick but it is hacked clear.

12 min - We had a slight delay as Abdulla was treated but thankfully he is back on his feet and looks OK to carry on. Hall lines up the free-kick but hits it straight into the wall.

10 min - That kick was headed wide, but the Hammers have another free-kick right on the edge of the Argyle penalty area following a strong tackle by Jordan Trott on Abdulla. The West Ham United midfielder is down and appears to be in some pain.

7 min - The game is yet to settle yet with neither side able to assert themselves on the game. West Ham have a free-kick just inside the Plymouth half which Moncur will take.

4 min - First bit of action for Mr Derrien as he awards Plymouth a free-kick on the far side of the pitch following a foul by Paco Craig. The resulting set-piece is headed clear by Barrett.

3 min - West Ham are in the traditional claret and blue, while the hosts are in an all-white kit.

2 min - It looks like the Hammers will be in their usual 4-4-2 diamond formation, with Moncur sitting in the middle, Nick Barrett on the right, Wearen on the left and Abdulla at the point.

1 min - Montano and Hall get us under way.

6.59pm - Well it looks as though we have been given some false information on the teamsheets as it is Jordan Brown who goes into the centre circle for the coin toss and not Loveday.

6.58pm - The teams come out to warm reception from the crowd and after the handshakes are completed, Carr's side go into a huddle near the centre circle. Argyle follow suit with their own huddle moments later.

6.55pm - The number of fans in Home Park is steadily growing as we get closer to kick-off. I would guess we have at least 300 here already with another five minutes to go until the start.

6.49pm - The visitors have finished their warm up and make their way off the pitch. Loveday was being put through his paces by Academy goalkeeping coach Jerome John in the dark corner of the ground but the lack of lighting did not seem to affect him too much so that is a good sign.

6.45pm - The teams are in and Tony Carr names a strong side for West Ham United, with just one change from the impressive 3-1 weekend win against Norwich City. Ahmed Abdulla returns at the point of the midfield diamond, where he'll play behind forwards Robert Hall and Cristian Montano. The latter will be hoping for a repeat of Saturday when he scored twice, the second of which was a mesmerising solo effort. Goalkeeper Peter Loveday skippers the side.

The Hammers will need to be wary of Plymouth striker Liam Head, who has featured for England at Under-16 and Under-17 level.

Good evening from Home Park, where tonight's FA Youth Cup third round game between Plymouth Argyle and West Ham United is taking place.

We've had some drama here already without a ball being kicked as the game looked in doubt after one of the floodlights caught fire at 2pm this afternoon. Thankfully it was safely put out, but it means that one corner of the stadium is slightly darker than the others.

Tony Carr and his opposite number Mike Pejic joined referee Mark Derrin on the pitch just after six and they all agreed that the match should go ahead. Both managers concurred that although one corner is affected, it will not be of benefit to either side as they will both have to play into it.

So the match is on and we are just waiting for team news now.

West Ham United: Loveday, Modelski, Craig, Sanchez, Brown, Moncur, Barrett, Wearen, Abdulla, Montano, Hall
Subs: Mehmet, Lampe, Purdy, Driver, Subuola

Plymouth Argyle: Chenoweth, Leonard, Nelson, Trott, Clifford, Rickard, Kinsella, Young, Baker, Head, Coombes
Subs: Varazinskis, Stephens, Richards, Sawyer, Hart