West Ham Acaademy side to strong for Arsenal

PUBLISHED: 12:23 02 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:11 05 October 2010

Tony Carr was delighted with his side's showing

Tony Carr was delighted with his side's showing

West Ham's academy side battled back from a goal down at half-time to beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday morning

West Ham's academy side battled back from a goal down at half-time to beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday morning.

Ahmed Abdulla, Cristian Montano and George Moncur were all on target to seal the win and leave Academy Directory Tony Carr delighted.

Tony Carr was a happy man after watching his West Ham United Under-18s secure a hugely impressive 3-1 FA Premier Academy League victory over Arsenal.

"That is two wins on the spin now and four games unbeaten, so hopefully we've turned the corner," he smiled.

"We've been more ruthless in front of goal and more stingy at the back, which is a good combination to have."

"We started brightly and Danny Subuola had a great chance to put us 1-0 up, but fired it wide. Arsenal then took the lead about halfway through the first half, so we went into half-time a goal down."

"We started the second half well and Ahmed scored the equaliser from close-range five minutes in following good work from Cristian and Conor Okus.

"After the goal, we controlled the game and looked the better team, and were rewarded on 70 minutes when a really good passing move ended with Cristian firing high into the top corner from an acute angle.

"Our third goal came in the last minute, when Calum Driver's header from a corner was cleared from off the line to George on the edge of the penalty area. He took a touch and drove it high into the goal.

The U18s return to action with a trip to Fulham next Saturday morning.

West Ham United: Street, Driver, Craig, Sanchez, Brown (Purdy 86), Barrett, Okus, Wearen (Moncur 30), Subuola (Modelski 90), Abdulla, Montano.

Subs: Loveday, Lampe, Smith, Werndly.

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