Victory at Portsmouth

West Ham United's Under-18s extended their unbeaten FA Premier Academy League run to three matches with an important 2-0 victory at Portsmouth.

Second half goals from debutant Dylan Tombides and Ahmed Abdulla (pictured) saw the Hammers score their first win since the opening day of the season at Stoneham Lane in Eastleigh.

Tombides, who has been in red-hot form for the Hammers' U16 team this season, opened the scoring before Abdulla made the game safe, ending a run of seven league matches without a win stretching back to the 2-1 success at Everton on 22 August.

Academy Director Tony Carr was delighted with the result, saying: "It was a good win for us in what was a scrappy game on a pitch that was more suited for rugby than for football. It's a real confidence booster for all of us and we'll look to win again when we entertain Arsenal on 31 October."

The U16s also tasted victory, thrashing Portsmouth 8-2 at the same venue.

West Ham United U18: Street, Modelski (Driver 75), Craig, Sanchez, Brown, Barrett, Moncur, Okus, Werndly (Purdy 41), Abdulla, Tombides (Wearen 80)