Friday 01 Mar
Updated Friday 01 Mar 12:00
Academy

U18s go for four wins in a row at Tottenham

West Ham United U18s

 

West Ham United's scholars will head to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday morning seeking their fourth U18 Premier League South win in a row.

Mark Phillips and Jack Collison's side have beaten Norwich City, Swansea City and Aston Villa in recent weeks to rise to fourth in the table, scoring seven goals and conceding just one in the process.

Next up for the young Hammers will be arguably their toughest test of the season so far, with free-scoring Tottenham welcoming their London rivals to Chigwell on Saturday morning.

Spurs have scored 56 goals in their 14 league matches at an average of four per game and rattled nine without reply past West Ham at Little Heath back in September.

Despite that, U17s lead coach Collison believes the Hammers will give Tottenham a proper game this coming weekend.

“Tottenham will be tough, no doubt about it, and they’re not unbeaten for any other reason that they’re a really good side at this level,” he confirmed.

"But we will put in the work on the training pitch and in the classroom this week and we will go there to give a good account of ourselves and, if we do, we can make it four wins in a row.”

Kick-off on Saturday is at 10.30am. We will bring you a report and reaction from the game on whufc.com.