Elliot eager for league boost

Elliot Lee is hoping West Ham United Under-18's midweek FA Youth Cup victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers can spur them on to greater heights in the FA Premier Academy League.

The Hammers youngsters scored a magnificent 3-2 win at Molineux, defeating a Wolves side which had won its previous seven matches.

Lee scored twice, while namesake Kenzer netted a dramatic late winner. Now, the striker is hoping the team can take their form into Saturday's league trip to Charlton Athletic.

The Hammers have lost five of their previous six league matches to drop from top to fifth in the Group A table.

"Considering we've had a few dodgy results in the league, this will give us great confidence and hopefully we can push in both the league and the FA Youth Cup," Lee told whufc.com

Casting his mind back to Wednesday's big win at Wolves, the forward was delighted to net two goals at a Premier League stadium and is now targeting a long run in the FA Youth Cup.

The fourth-round draw will take place on Friday 16 December and Lee is hoping to be given the opportunity to show his talents off at the Boleyn Ground.

"It was a brilliant feeling, both scoring and winning, and I'm so pleased we're through to the next round," he added.

"The first goal came from a great cross from Rob, who got to the byline and crossed it to me. I just took one touch and swivelled and hit it really. I just hoped for the best.

"I think the goal settled the whole team down. We wanted to go out and get an early lead and that's what we did. Unfortunately we conceded and it put everything back to normal.

"The second one came from another great cross, this time from Matthias. I got a bit lucky when it hit a defender and came back off the crossbar and left me an open goal.

"I hit the post instead of getting a hat-trick but it didn't matter because we scored the winner from the resulting corner. I'm very happy for the team."

"I can't say there was ever a time when I thought we weren't going to win. We scored twice and then let two goals in, but when we got the third one I thought it would be our night.

"Kenzer was an unlikely match-winner, but I'm very happy for him! I'd love a home draw in the next round, if possible, but I don't really mind who we get."

*Kick-off at Sparrows Lane on Saturday is at 11am. The full address is Charlton Athletic Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, New Eltham SE9 2JR.