Hammers U18s claim 2-0 win over Tottenham


Goals from Odysseas Spyridis and Korrey Henry earned West Ham United U18s a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and extended the side’s winning run to four matches.


A close first half saw both sides miss opportunities but Spyridis continued his fine goalscoring form since his return from injury with a confident effort ten minutes into the second period.


Korrey Henry would then double West Ham’s advantage, powering home from the penalty spot after Spyridis was fouled in the area.


The result continues the U18s’ excellent form, with the side winning their last four fixtures.


Spyridis opened the scoring

It took the Hammers just 15 seconds to register a decent chance on goal as Rosaire Longelo burst into space on the left flank. Just before he could pull the trigger, a strong tackle saw the ball go out for a corner.


Spyridis fired an effort just over from the right before Bernardo Rosa just missed after a good move.


A terrific period of play then allowed Jeremy Ngakia to drive forward and cause trouble for Tottenham on the right, but once again the ball was over the bar.


Despite controlling the first half possession, Tottenham saw opportunities limited and could only muster one effort – a shot from distance that went over the cross-bar.


Debutant goalkeeper Joseph Anang was forced into a good save just a few minutes after the restart, before the Hammers opened the scoring a few moments later.


Spurs goalkeeper De Bie failed to deal with a ball into the box, which fell kindly for Spyridis, with the Cyprian gratefully slotting home for his fourth goal in three contests.


The striker was heavily involved for West Ham’s second as well. Excellent work from Spyridis got the forward into the box, where he was brought down. Henry stepped up and confidently dispatched the resulting penalty.


Korrey Henry doubled the Hammers' lead from the spot


There were also chances for Rosaire Longelo and Jeremy Ngakia, while Tottenham pressed to get back into the game. The closest the away side came almost resulted in a goal, only for captain Ben Wells to cap an excellent performance with a block on the line.


West Ham United: Anang, Barrett, Mingi, Wells, Nkagia, Henry, Lewis, R Longelo, Bernardo, Watson (Adarkwa 78), Spyridis (Wilson-Esbrand 81)


Subs not used: Matrevics, El Mhassani, Constaninou


Goals: Spyridis 55, Henry 74


Tottenham Hotspur: De Bie, Hinds, Reynolds, Oakley-Boothe, Skipp, Dinzeyi, Mukendi (Markanday 60), Shashoua (Thorpe 71), Griffiths, Patterson, Richards


Subs not used: Lock, Freeman, Statham