FT- Wolves U21 1-1 Dev Squad

FT: Wolves 1-1 Dev Squad

There's the full time whistle and it's honours even at Telford. The Hammers were certainly the brighter in the first period while Wolves responded in the second. Reaction to follow. 

91: Rice does superbly to beat two men and bring it forward but the move breaks down. 

90: Three minutes of time to be added on. 

89: The Hammers are playing 3-5-2 and Pike is so far forward he finds himself on the edge of the area and shoots fiercely yet Flatt is equal to it. 

87: Frustration creaping in as the Hammers try and force the issue. They are on the front foot but can't make it count. 

85: The Hammers are pressing to re-take the lead. Hector-Ingram bursts forward and his effort is saved by Flatt. 

83: Goal for Wolves. The pressure has taken it's toll as Hakeem Odoffin slots home from close range. 

82: A real battle out there now, this is going down to the wire!

80: Declan Rice does ever so well to block Enobakhare. The striker has pace, yet Rice stands his ground and gets the vital block in. 

76: Neufville's throw-in is flicked on by Hector-Ingram into Makasi's path. He charges forward into the box but slips at the crucial moment. Unlucky. 

72: Westley responds by bringing replacing Ford with Jahmal Hector-Ingram. The goalscorer has had a great game, leading the line well. 

71: Close! That's the closest Wolves have come to equalising. The corner is a good one, which Upton heads inches wide. 

70: Neufville goes into the book for a trip on Armstrong. The booking seemed harsh. Ronan fires in a whipped cross which Pike steers behind for a corner. 

68: Wolves are by no means out of this, in fact you'd have to say they have edged the last 10 minutes. Their intent and build up is certainly very impressive. 

65: Howes claims a cross easily and launches it Parfitt-Williams, the break is on but a good challenge saves Wolves. 

62: Chance! Another one for Ford. Parfitt-Williams chests a ball for Makasi, to retuns the favour, DPW then floats a great ball for Ford to chase. Flatt charges out bravely to save his side. 

59: Noha Sylvestre is coming on for Alfie Lewis, a very impressive debut for the youngster. 

55: I've said it before and I'll say it again. What an impressive player George Dobosn is, deceptively so. His awareness, vision and determination really is something to behold. He's looking good in training sessions with the first team too. He wins the ball back on half-way, bursts forward 40 yards and almost sets Parfitt-Williams free.  

53: Makasi is penalised for an overzealous infringement, free-kick Wolves. 

51: The Hammers do well to survive a goalmouth scramble, Rice gets his body in the way, as does Pike. Plenty of ohs and ahs, it's like pantomime season. The Hammers clear, oh yes they did...

50: Warning sign as Upton rises highest at the back post but nods his effort just wide. 

For a short man, Neufville does ever so well in the air. He's beaten his man on several occassions despite the height difference. Commitment. 

46: We're back underway here at Telford. More of the same please. Declan Rice is on, as planned, for Doneil. 

HT: The referee brings the half to an end and a very entertaining one it was. Sam Ford's debut goal seperates the two sides. 

45: Strong, committed challenge from Pike, and what else would you expect? The home crowd are braying for a penalty, but a corner it is. The cross is headed over. Two minutes of added time to be played. 

Another spell of short, sharp passing. Lewis, Pike and Diangana all did superbly to maintain possession. 

40: Five minutes to go to the break, this game is incredibly open. 

35: Spell of pressure from Wolves. Howes does well to punch a freekick clear yet they've won a corner...which Neufville intercepts and clears upfield. 

So close to another debut goal! This time Lewis stabs Parfitt-Williams' cross yet Flatt saves it. 

27: Chance for Wolves as they burst down the right, Randall fires a dangerous ball into the box which Neufville does superbly to get in front of and win the foul. 

25: More incisive, scintillating play. Two touch stuff, one-twos everywhere, attacking in numbers. Great football. 

21: Typically good play by a whole host of Hammers. Oxford is orchestrating everything, Dobson keeping things ticking over and Makasi buzzing all over the place. They culminate to set Parfitt-Williams free, who squares it Ford, six yards out, takes a touch when he should have shot, and the chance is gone. 

18: Chance for Wolves as Wilson scuttles forward, he shoots off balance, which skims the far post and goes out. 

15: Boyed by his first goal for West Ham, Ford tries and audacious overjead kick. It falls just over the crossbar, excellent effort!

12: GOOOOAL! And what a great individual effort that is! Ford picks up a loose ball, bursts forward, twists and turns, checks back and slots home coolly. Great finish! 1-0. 

10: Lovely build up play from Henry, Pike and Lewis, the move eventually breaks down and Wolves clear. Good game this!

7: Crunching challenge from Oxford wins the ball superbly and sets the counter up, he charges forward, lays it to Neufville however his cross just has too much on it. 

5: First effort on target as Wolves' Daniel Armstrong bends a free-kick low around the wall yet Howes is equal to it and saves it with minimum fuss. 

3: Ford looks to get on the end of Doneil Henry's ball over the top but it's shephered behind. Djair Parfitt-Williams and Vashon Neufville are looking lively down the left flank. 

1: We're off! Captain Oxford wins the toss and the Hammers get us underway with Lewis and Ford. 

6.59pm: Not long to now! Both sets of teams are marching out, the Hammers are in their bright blue away kit, Wolves in their customary gold and black. 

6.50pm: We're rapidly approaching the business end of the season, so if you want to see the stars of the future, you're most welcome to come down to Rush Green and cheer the boys on! Parking and admission are both free! The Hammers next scheduled home game is against Blackburn Rovers on Monday 7 March, 7pm. See you there!

6.45pm: Having featured for the first team in yesterday's thrilling 5-1 win, Reece Oxford, Doneil Henry and Djair Parfitt-Williams all start tonight. Sam Howes, Alex Pike and George Dobson all travelled with the first team too. A great experience no doubt!  

6.35pm: Looking at the table makes for better reading for the Hammers than the hosts... Wolves are currently eleventh with nine points from 16 matches, meanwhile the Hammers are trying to break into the play off spots, currently sixth with 24 points from  17. A win tonight would see them leapfrog West Brom. 

6.25pm: In the reverse fixture earlier in the season, the Hammers triumphed 4-0 thanks to goals from Enner Valencia, Emmanuel Onariase, Marcus Browne and Martin Samuelsen. None of which feature tonight...

6.15pm: The first point of order is to congratulate U16 Alfie Lewis who makes his Dev Squad debut tonight. Big things are expected of the youngster who can play as a holding and attacking midfielder. 

Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage of Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 v the West Ham United Development Squad. Here's hoping for a second succesful awayday in as many days!

Wolves: Flatt, Odoffin, O'Hanlon, Rainey, Upton, Carter, Hunte, Kellerman, Wilson, Enobakhare, Randall

Subs: Hayden, Weeks, Ronan, Armstrong, Collins

Dev Squad: Howes, Pike, Neufville, Dobson, Henry (Rice 46), Oxford (c), Diangana, Makasi, Ford (Hector-Ingram 72), Lewis (Sylvestre 60), Parfitt-Williams

Subs: T. Brown (GK), Kemp

Referee: Michael D'Aguilar