FT: Dev Squad 3-2 Derby County U21
FT: There goes the full time whistle. The Hammers have held on to a deserved victory at Rush Green. Elliot Lee led the way magnificently, scoring twice and setting up the other. It was a real team performance tonight. We'll have reaction for you shortly.
90: Final moments now. Hang on!
89: Towering header from Onariase relieves some pressure, the Hammers hoof it downfield yet Browne is penalised for a heavy challenge, he's booked too.
87: Spiegel clears his lines in the knick of time. Makasi is going to get booked for handball. Wastes some valuable seconds if nothing else.
84: Amos Nasha is on for Stephen Hendrie to help and try and bolster the midfield. Not too long to go now. Can the Hammers hold on?
81: GOAL for Derby County. Striker Ivan Calero strikes from close range to ensure a nervy final few minutes. 3-2.
76: Spell of the pressure from the Rams. This is their third consecutive corner, the hosts eventually clear through Parfitt-Williams.
73: Derby desperately trying to claw their way back into the game. The game is getting a tad scrappy as the Hammers try and slow the proceedings down. Excellent game management from the hosts, showing a great deal of maturity.
68: Leo Chambers has been superb this evening, he's taken off for a well earnen rest. Manny Onariase is on in his place.
64: That goal was slightly against the run of play as Derby had started the second half very strongly. However, conceding their third goal has somewhat knocked the wind out of their sails.
58: GOOOOAL! 3-1! Elliot Lee scores his second of the evening with a fine glancing header from Parfitt-Williams' cross. That Derby miss looks even more costly now.
57: Huge let off! Mason Bennett is free, onside and unmarked, yet heads his effort at point-black range into Spiegel's arms.
54: Foot race between Zanzala and Spiegel. The striker gets there first and the goalkeeper clatters him, the referee thankfully gives a corner. You've seen them given!
51: Excellent ball from Chambers sets Parfitt-Williams flying down the wing. He Cryuff-turns majestically past two players but is eventually holted. The crowd loved that!
47: GOAL for Derby! Callum Guy shoots from the edge of the box, through a packed penalty area and pulls a goal back. Just the start the visitors needed. 2-1.
46: We're back under way here at Rush Green. Alex Pike is on in place of Reece Oxford.
45: Final exchanges of the half, Spiegel boots it high upfield and that's the half-time whistle. Plenty left in this game you feel.
43: Nasty challenge by Jamie Hanson on Josh Cullen who absolutely plows through the back of him. Cullen is left in a heap and clearly unhappy with the challenge. Hanson goes into the book, with some fans calling for a straight red.
41: The Hammers are really in the ascendancy here. Lee tries his luck from distance but he gets too much on it.
37: GOOOOAL to the Hammers! Josh Cullen runs on to Marcus Browne's parried effort following superb work by Elliot Lee. He got to byline, twisted and turned his man before laying it on a plate for Browne. 2-0!!
36: There's a real edge to this game now. Jake Buxton goes into the book for a foul on Browne.
34: Brief handbags between Leo Chambers and Zanzala. There was contact but nothing major yet it takes several moments to calm things down. As ever, Oxford is chief peacemaker.
31: Super play by Josh Cullen who twists out of a tight corner before spreading it 40-yards to Kyle Knoyle. Xabi Alonso-esqe from the midfielder.
30: Jamie Hanson tries his luck from the edge of the box but it flies harmlessly over.
29: Marcus Browne is adjudged to have fouled Callum Guy. He and his teammates are disgusted at the decision but Derby have a free-kick in a dangerous position...
27: Ivan Calero twists and turn before aiming for the top corner. It isn't miles away but Spiegel was watching it closely.
24: Excellent save by Raphael Spiegel to deny Zanzala from close range. Excellent goalkeeping.
21: Oxford shepherds Zanzala out of play as the winger was one-on-one. Page's throw in is finally cleared.
19: Free kick to Derby as Zanzala's pace is too much for Knoyle who cuts him down mid-sprint. The Hammers clear the delievery without too much fuss.
17: The game is just settling into a more steady rhythm after a frantic start. Just the final ball missing for the Hammers as Page overhits his through ball.
15: Teasing ball in by Page but Koos comes to collect with Lee lurking.
13: Oxford showing his evident class tonight. Commanding at the back, he's orchestrating everything. As silky as you like on the ball. His confidence is spreading through the team.
11: Fast and furious tempo to this game so far, both teams zipping it around nicely. The hosts have enjoyed more territory and possession so far, the Rams are getting frustrated.
7: GOOOOOAL!! Elliot Lee makes no mistake from the spot. He steps uf confidently and sends Kelle Roos the wrong way. 1-0! Just the start the Hammers needed.
7: Lee bares down on goal again and tries to feed Parfitt-Williams. It has just too much on it yet the Hammers force a corner. From the corner Reece Oxford is hauled down and it's a penalty!!
5: End to end stuff here! Leo Chambers does well to block Ivan Calero on the edge of the box. Down the other end Browne's through ball almost finds Lee.
3: Free-kick by Josh Cullen headed away, the Hammers have possession back and are using it well. Stephen Hendrie is playing further than usual at left-wing with Lewis Page behind him.
1: Marcus Browne and Elliot Lee get us under way in the first half, the Hammers are kicking left-to-right in the first half.
18.59: Here we go! Both teams are out on the field, pre-match handshakes are underway and we're all set. COYI!
18.45: Just 15 minutes to go until kick off. Rush Green statdium is filling up nicely, fantastic support for youth football. Here's hoping they're rewarded with a decent match!
18.35: It's a chilly evening here at Rush Green, both sets of players are out extra early to make sure they've warmed up properly. They're going to need tonight, could well come down to whoever wants it more.
18.20: One of the stand out performers for the U21s this season has undoubtedly been Marcus Browne. The 17-year-old midfielder has gone from strength-to-strength since making the step up from the U18s. Read what he had to say about his break-through season here.
18.10: Terry Westley has named a strong team for tonight's game, and they'll need to be at their best as visitors Derby are currently top of the league with 19 points from their opening nine games. They are also the League's top scorers with 21 goals so far.
West Ham United U21: Spiegel, Knoyle, Page, Makasi, Chambers (Onariase 68), Oxford (c) (Pike 46), Parfitt-Williams, Cullen, Lee, Browne, Hendrie (Nasha 84)
Subs: Brown, Brown (GK)
Derby County U21: Roos, Santos, Ssewankambo, Hanson, Buxton, Cover, Guy, Vernam, Zanzala, Bennett, Kalero
Subs: Elsnik, Mackay (GK), Stabana, Bunjaku, McDonald
Referee: Andrew Laver
6pm: Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage live from the Academy of Football! Kick off here at Rush Green is 7pm and Terry Westley has named a strong line up to face his former side Derby County.