Hall and Moncur play

Robert Hall and George Moncur both started for England U18s in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Italy in Carpi

Hall played for 65 minutes and Moncur for 72 minutes before being replaced. Both Hammers youngsters will be hoping to step up to U19 duty next season, as will current U17 starlets Matthias Fanimo and Blair Turgott, who are both due to play at the 2011 UEFA European U17 Championship in Serbia between 3-15 May.

Fanimo and Turgott should be included in John Peacock's squad for the summer finals after helping the Young Lions to an impressive qualification, including the elimination of Spain. At the tournament, defening champions England will meet the hosts, Denmark and France in the group stage.

Meanwhile, schoolboy defender Leo Chambers has been included in the England U16 squad for the forthcoming Algarve Tournament in Portugal later this month. Chambers is fresh from helping England win the Victory Shield for home nations.