U18s hold Royals

Eoin Wearen's 80th-minute equaliser secured West Ham United's U18s a deserved 1-1 FA Premier Academy League draw with Reading on Saturday morning.

The Republic of Ireland U17 midfielder stole in behind the Royals defence to volley Dominic Vose's right-wing free-kick past the goalkeeper.

Reading had taken the lead through a controversial penalty before half-time, but the Hammers could even have stolen all three points had the referee not turned down a convincing spot-kick appeal when Robert Hall appeared to be taken out in the closing moments.

Tony Carr's side continue their league campaign with a trip to Leicester City next Saturday.

West Ham United U18: Mehmet, Sanchez, McNaughton, Craig, Driver, Vose, Moncur, Barrett (Okus 46), Turgott (Wearen 60), Purdy (Hall 60), Subuola