Okus earns Palace point

Crystal Palace U18s 1-1 West Ham United U18s

Conor Okus scored on his first full start of the season as West Ham United earned a creditable draw away to Crystal Palace.

The midfielder struck midway through the first half after a good move involving Cristian Montano, who was himself just back from injury troubles while Filip Modelski got another game under his belt after his recent knee injury. The Hammers held the lead until the hour when the Eagles capitalised on injured centre-half Paco Craig being off the pitch to convert from a free-kick.

Having drawn 3-3 last weekend at home to Southampton last weekend, Tony Carr's team will be on the road next Saturday as well when they go to Portsmouth. Danny Purdy could be back in contention after getting a late run-out against Palace after his goalscoring exploits with the Republic of Ireland U17 side last week.

West Ham United: Mehmet, Modelski, Brown, Craig (Lampe 65), Sanchez, Barrett (Abdulla), Okus, Werndly, Subuola (Purdy 75), Wearen, Montano