Seagulls up next in FA Youth Cup

West Ham have been drawn at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Youth Cup fourth round.

The Hammers' won 3-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in round three, with Elliot Lee scoring twice and Kenzer Lee bagging a late winner. The Seagulls advanced courtesy of a surprise 1-0 home win over Aston Villa, with Carl Forster-Caskey bagging the only goal of the game with a 30-yard free-kick.

Brighton are going great guns this season as they also sit top of the Football League Youth Alliance South East table, having lost just one of their eleven league fixtures played so far.

Under-18s coach Nick Haycock joked that he had a premonition that West Ham would draw Brighton in the last-32 after scouting the south coast club in their victory over Villa earlier this week.

"It's funny because I knew we'd draw Brighton after what happened when we went to watch them play against Villa!" he said. "We had a nightmare journey down there - it took us three hours - and we got to the ground right on kick-off.

"We watched the game and I said to one of the physios that we'd draw the winners in the fourth round. He just laughed, but it looks like I had a premonition because we've pulled them out in the draw.

"It's a home game and one we are all really looking forward to. It will be played at Upton Park and will give the boys an opportunity to show what they can do in front of what will hopefully be a big crowd."

West Ham have won the FA Youth Cup three times and finished as runners-up on four occasions. Brighton have never reached the final.

The fourth round tie must be played by Saturday, January 21.

Before then, the Hammers complete their 2011 schedule by hosting Fulham at Little Heath in the FA Premier Academy League on Saturday, kick-off 11am. Admission and parking are both free of charge.

Full FA Youth Cup fourth-round draw

1 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton
2 Charlton Athletic v Leicester City
3 Cardiff City v Stevenage or Tottenham Hotspur
4 Queens Park Rangers v Everton
5 Reading v West Bromwich Albion
6 Stoke City v Brentford
7 Burnley v Ipswich Town
8 Blackburn Rovers v Bristol Rovers or Coventry City
9 Swindon Town v Manchester City
10 Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic
11 Norwich City v Chelsea
12 Portsmouth v Swansea City
13 Manchester United v Derby County
14 Newcastle United v Watford
15 West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion
16 Peterborough United v Fulham