U18s produce four-star display

West Ham United's scholars maintained their unbeaten start to the 2014/15 Barclays U18 Premier League season with a fantastic 4-0 win at Reading on Saturday.

The Hammers produced a convincing display in Berkshire as goals from Josh Pask, Grady Diangana, Jordan Brown and substitute Oscar Borg saw them make it six league games without defeat.

Steve Potts' side created chance after chance and England U16 international Jahmal Hector-Ingram had already gone close twice before Brown fired a shot narrowly over the crossbar.

It was defender Pask who broke the deadlock, however, diverting Kieran Bailey's strike into the net after Reading had failed to clear a Djair Parfitt-Williams corner.

Having fallen behind, the Royals enjoyed arguably their best period of the match, but Pask's central defensive partner Emmanuel Onariase threw his giant frame in the way of a goalbound shot to maintain West Ham's lead.

Bermuda-born Parfitt-Williams shot narrowly over the top as the first half came to a close with the Hammers still in the ascendancy.

After the break, it took just a few moments for the visitors to double their advantage. Again, a Parfitt-Williams corner led to the goal, with Diangana scrambling the ball home after Onariase's header had been blocked.

Brown went close yet again before finally netting his fifth goal in six league matches when he latched onto a pass from Onariase and slotted into the net for 3-0.

West Ham were now in top gear and could have had a fourth when Hector-Ingram showed good strength to hold off his man before cutting back for Diangana, whose shot was blocked behind for a corner.

The Hammers' dominance was rewarded with 15 minutes to go when Parfitt-Williams showed good awareness to pick out Brown, whose low cross was converted by substitute Borg.

With three wins, three draws and 15 goals scored under their belts, the Hammers will seek to extend their unbeaten start to seven matches when they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion next weekend.

U18s: Bogard, Sylvestre, Neufville, Bailey, Pask, Onariase, Hector-Ingram, Browne (Elsom 80), Brown (Sheriff 85), Diangana (Borg 70), Parfitt-Williams
Subs not used: Boness, Rice