Five-star show beats Galaxy

An Under-18 side recorded a solid 5-0 win against a touring LA Galaxy side at Little Heath on Saturday morning.

The Hammers, who have just got back from winning an international tournament in Washington D.C., were always in control at a sunny Little Heath.

Tony Carr's side scored through a Blair Turgott penalty, Dylan Tombides, Jack Werndly and Eoin Wearen with the scoring completed by an own goal. A weakened U16 side, with many having stepped up to U18 level, went down 5-2 to the Galaxy.

Academy Director Carr was pleased to see his players return to action after being without a fixture over the Easter weekend.

"It was a good opportunity to get a game under our belts after having a break over Easter, when we didn't have a scheduled fixture. LA Galaxy have been on a UK tour and were in Manchester last week before coming down to London.

"It has to be said, we were more or less an Under-16/17 side playing against an Under-18 team, and we won quite comprehensively in the end. It was a worthwhile exercise and a good workout.

"Jack Werndly scored after a long spell out injured, so it was good for him to get his name back on the scoresheet. The goals were shared around, it was a good workout in hot and sunny conditions, and it will keep the boys fit ahead of the final few games of the season.

"The Galaxy were enthusiastic and worked hard. They were a little bit tactically naive at times, and individual mistakes cost them possession, but they were quite well-organised. We pressured them a lot and it forced them into making errors."

West Ham United: Loveday (Larkins), Young (Modelski), Hurley (Brown), Wearen, Craig, Vose, Moncur (Powell), Turgott, Fanimo, Tombides, Werndly (Hall)