FT- Dev Squad 1-2 Swansea City U21

FT: Dev Squad 1-2 Swansea City

There's the full time whistle and that's it. The Hammers eleven game unbeaten comes to an end. Reaction to follow. 

90+3: The Hammers are piling on the pressure, Reece Oxford's shot is deflected wide. 

90+1: Good cross by Browne almost finds Belic but the Swans clear their lines. 

90: Not long to go now, Swansea are sitting deep and proving hard to break down. 

That was almost curtains! Swansea break and Sheehan smacks the post, it rebounds to Akinola who's clearance hits the post, hits Howes and almost goes in!

84: Not long to go now, it's do or die time! Is the Hammer's unbeaten run about to come to an end?

79: Sam Howes does superbly to race off his line and save well, however he's taken a knock for his troubles. Thankfully he's OK to continue. 

75: Terry Westley responds by bringing on Dan Kemp for Grady Diangana. The young winger Kemp has been in great form lately, scoring in his last four games for the U18s. 

71: Goal for Swansea! Adam King nets with a vicious strike from the edge of the box. 1-2. 

70: Another good Hammers' move breaks down at the last as Pike plays a searching ball toward Diangana but he is outmuscled at the ball goes out for a goalkick. 

66: What a goal that would have been! Parfitt-Williams and Diangana combine with a majestic one-two to get in behind yet Swansea recover in the knick of time. 

Luka Belic, the goalscorer last week against Derby County, is on in place of Jahmal Hector-Ingram who has led the line admirably tonight, full of energy and endeavour. 

61: Diangana lays it to Pike on the overlap, however his drilled cross is cut out for a throw-in. 

59: Neufville delievers another great cross in search of Hector-Ingram, he throws himself at it and is only inches away from getting an all important touch.  

55: Ouch. Reece Oxford takes a stinging shot right where it hurts. 

53: Goal for Swansea as Josh Sheehan fires past Sam Howes into the far corner. 1-1. 

50: Very even opening to this second half as both teams try and find their rhythm. 

46: We're back under way here at Rush Green, no subs as yet.  

HT: That's the half-time whistle and the Hammers lead 1-0 at the break. 

44: Close shave! Swan's striker Oliver McBurnie is through on goal, yet a combination of Sam Howes and Doneil Henry scramble the danger away. Henry's heroics have cost him however and Olatunji Akinola replaces him. 

43: A mazy run by Parfitt-Williams is eventually curtailed on the edge of the box, he is screaming for a handball but nothing doing. Browne's snap shot on the edge of the box goes narrowly wide. 

40: Five to go before the break and a real end to end game here at Rush Green. Further good news for the Academy of Football is that Martin Samuelsen starts for Peterborough United in their FA Cup fourth round replay with West Brom. 

36: More superb build up, lead by Oxford and Parfitt-Williams, you can see the effect training with the first team has had on them!

32: The Hammers are really in the ascendancy here. This time Parfitt-Williams bares down on goal but Swansea clear it away at the last minute. They break, yet Neufville shepheards the ball away from danger and out of play. 

29: GOOOOOAL!! It's that man Diangana who can't stop scoring! That's his first at U21 level and a well taken one it was too. He smashes his effort past Gregor Zabret at the near post. Get in! 1-0. 

28: Diangana's whipped free-kick falls to Henry, who lays it to Browne who swings a boot and his shot cannons off a white shirt and out for a corner...

25: Diangana, the U18's top goalscorer, has shown some lovely touches in the opening exchanges. The self-described 'flair player' knows exactly what he is! Great skill and poise on show. 

22: From the resulting delievery, Parfitt-Williams picks up the ball, bursts into the box and is bundled over. However the referee isn't having it as he waves play on. 

21: Neufville has taken to U21s football like a duck to water, and a duck with lightening quick feet at that! He bamboozles his marker then races to the byline before whipping in a dangerous cross to the far post which is cleared for a corner. 

18: Excellent move from the Hammers, starting with Oxford. He sprays it left and then right, to Pike and then Neufville. Unfortunately it breaks down on the edge of the Swans' area. 

16: Corner to Swansea creates a moment of panic as Oxford's header almost creaps in yet Alex Pike does well at the back post to clear behind for another corner. 

12: Lovely tackle to win possession and then spin by Moses Makasi, another who has impressed these last few weeks!

9: Another good chance, this time Marcus Browne fires just over following Alex Pike's burst down the right-wing and Grady Diangana's superb cross field pass. 

8: Dobson is really assertng himself in the heart of midfield, his touch, composure and vision really is excellent. Doneil Henry has proved to be commanding presence at the back. 

5: Having said that, the Swans look more than accomplished they've won a corner as Raheem Hanley bursts forward. Howes collects with minimum fuss and the danger is cleared. 

3: Excellent start this from the hosts. Their pressing has been superb so far and they're forcing a number of mistakes. 

1: Almost the perfect start for the Hammers! George Dobson wins possession on the half-way line and feeds Djair Parfitt-Williams, he lifts the ball over the defence into Jahmal Hector-Ingram who can't get enough power on the shot. 

6.59: Here we go! The Hammers are led out by captain Reece Oxford, wearing their traditional claret and blue, our visitors Swansea are in their all white strip. 

6.50pm: Again, Terry Westley has named an impressively young side, they did him proud away at Derby last week and the Academy director has kept faith. In total, there are seven U18s in the starting line up with a further four on the bench!

6.45pm: The young Hammers are in terrific form at the moment, currently on an 11 game unbeaten run. Here's hoping they make it 12 tonight! 

6.30pm: The Dev Squad have 24 points so far this season and are currently sixth in the Barclays U21 Premier League. The Swans are the number 8 with 17 points.

6pm: Hello and welcome to today's coverage live from Rush Green Stadium! Today the Development Squad will face The Swans. Kick off is at 7pm. 

West Ham United: Howes, Pike, Neufville, Dobson, Henry (Akinola 44), Oxford, Diangana, Makasi, Hector-Ingram (Belic 64), Browe, Parfitt-Williams
Subs: Brown, Carter, Kemp

Swansea City: Zabret, Shephard, Hanley, Fulton, K. Davies, Rodon, King, Grimes, McBurnie, Sheehan, Bray
Subs: James, O.Davies, Biabi, Maric, Lucas  

Referee: Lloyd Wood 
Assistant referees: Dean Skipper & Christopher Myatt