Street denies Fulham

West Ham United Under-18s extended their unbeaten FA Premier Academy League run to five matches with a goalless draw at Fulham on Saturday.

Tony Carr's side edged a close-fought contest at Motspur Park, and could have stolen all three points had Danny Subuola and Cristian Montano not spurned presentable goalscoring opportunities.

At the other end, Canada U20 goalkeeper Adam Street made a pair of fine saves to earn the Hammers their third clean sheet of the season.

Overall, Academy Director Carr said he was pleased with his side's performance against an older, more experienced Fulham outfit.

"It was a game of missed chances which, had they been taken, either side could have won," said Carr. "We edged the game in terms of possession and chances, particularly before half-time, but we didn't manage to take advantage when we were in the ascendancy.

"Danny Subuola had a good chance, while Cristian fired wide when, if he had hit the target, I'm sure he would have scored.

"We were very, very good in the first half, and later in the second, but we were just unable to complete the final pass or put the finish to some superb passing moves. We have not been clinical enough at times this season, and that was the case again.

"Defensively, we are looking much more secure and we didn't allow Fulham to create many clear chances. When they did, Adam pulled off a couple of very good saves.

"Overall, it was a good team performance, but we were not quite clinical enough to secure the win. Hopefully, that is a situation that will change as the season progresses."

Next up on West Ham's fixture list are Chelsea, who visit Little Heath next Saturday morning.

West Ham United U18: Street, Modelski, Craig, Sanchez, Driver, Barrett, Okus, Moncur (Wearen 70), Subuola (Purdy 80), Abdulla, Montano
Subs not used: Smith, Brown, Lampe, Werndly