Under-18s draw at Everton

West Ham United's Under-18s shared a goal apiece with Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Nick Haycock's visitors took the lead through Kieran Sadlier's penalty in the 20th minute after his shot was ruled to have hit Jake Adelson's arm. Sadlier nearly doubled the lead soon after when he shot wide when well placed as the Hammers adapted quicker to a cold and windy afternoon at Finch Farm.

The second half was a different story, though, as the hosts increased the tempo and went close through Courtney Duffus and Joseph Williams. Their pressure eventually told when they were awarded a penalty of their own for a foul on Ryan Ledson, who stepped up to convert the kick.

The Hammers stood strong in the face of late Everton pressure to end a run of two straight defeats. The Academy are next in action when they play host to Reading on Saturday.

West Ham United U18s: Sam Baxter, Cheye Alexander, Manny Onnariase (Josh Siafa 90), Amos Nasha, Lewis Page, Taylor Miles (Tom Gogo 84), Josh Cullen, Kieran Bywater, Kieran Sadlier, Taylor Tombides (Nana Boakye-Yiadom 30), Moses Makasi.
Subs not used: Sam Howes, Robert Girdlestone