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Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (Johnson)

1 April 2000

1999-00 F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

SOUTHAMPTON : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

99_08_28 Southampton v. WHU U17 99_09_04 WHU v. Arsenal U17 99_09_11 Reading v. WHU U17 99_09_18 WHU v. Crystal Palace U17 99_09_25 WHU v. Bristol City U17 99_10_02 Wimbledon v. WHU U17 99_10_16 WHU v. Charlton Athletic U17 99_10_23 QPR v. WHU U17 99_10_30 WHU v. Southampton U17 - DiCanio sign 99_11_06 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur U17 99_11_13 WHU v. Watford U17 99_11_20 WHU v. Coventry City U17

COVENTRY CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

Pufleet

0 - 5

20 November 1999

McMahon B.

Metitiri (Fazakerley)

Dean

Cleaver

Ward (Mehmet)

Johnson

Chandler

Ritchie

Jjunju

Riddle

Allen

Programme dated: 13th November 1999

99_11_27 WHU v. Wimbledon U17 99_12_04 Charlton Athletic U17 99_12_11 WHU v. QPR U17 00_01_22 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU U17 00_01_29 Birmingham City v. WHU U17 00_02_05 Watford v. WHU U17 00_02_12 WHU v. Leicester City U17

LEICESTER CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

Chadwell Heath

12 February 2000

00_02_19 Fulham v. WHU U17 00_02_26 Millwall v. WHU U17 00_03_04 WHU v. Reading U17 00_03_11 WHU v. Leicester City U17

West Ham United

FA Premier Academy League Champions:

FA Premier Academy League play-offs:

00_03_18 WHU v. Fulham U17 Play-off 00_03_25 WHU v. Wimbledon U17 Play-off 00_04_01 WHU v. Millwall U17 Play-off 00_04_29 WHU v. Arsenal U17 Play-off

ARSENAL : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

READING : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

CRYSTAL PALACE : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

BRISTOL CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

WIMBLEDON : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

SOUTHAMPTON : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

Programme signed by Paolo Di Canio

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

WATFORD : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

WIMBLEDON : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

BIRMINGHAM CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

WATFORD : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

FULHAM : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

MILLWALL : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

READING : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

LEICESTER CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-17

FULHAM: Play-Off Round 1

WIMBLEDON : Play-Off Round 2

MILLWALL : Play-Off Round 3

ARSENAL : Play-Off Semi-Final

Chadwell Heath

2 - 2 (Johnson, Defoe)  4-3 penalties

18 March 2000

McMahon B.

Chandler

Riddle

Cleaver

Laurie

Johnson

Tobolewski (Allen)

Britton

Jjunju (Ward)

Defoe

Sjolund (McMahon D.)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 0  aet 3 - 1 (Cleaver, Jjunji, McMahon D.)

25 March 2000

McMahon B.

Cleaver

Tobolewski

Smith

Chandler

Riddle

Jjunju

Dean

Memitiri (Allen)

Ward

Johnson

McMahon B.

Chandler

Dean (Metitiri)

Cleaver

Ward

Johnson

Tobolewski (Allen)

Britton

Jjunju (Smith)

Defoe

Riddle

.

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Defoe, [og])

29 April 2000

Jermain Defoe cracked four goals in his Premier Academy League debut as the Hammers' Under-17s romped to an impressive 6-0 win in their first League game of the season at Southampton. After just six minutes a Defoe shot came back off a defender for Louis Riddle to score our first. Then Moses Jjunju hit a post before Defoe scored his first of the game on 23 minutes. Two minutes later Defoe made it three when he outpaced tfie Saints' 'keeper to sidefoot the ball into the net. Almost on half-time Darren McMahon blasted a fierce drive from the edge of the box to put the Hammers four up.

Defoe completed his hat-trick in the 62nd minute and then scored his fourth when he finished off on excellent move between Jjunju and Tobolewski.

The Dell

6 - 0 (Defoe 4, McMahon D., Riddle)

28 August 1999

Jackson (McMahon B.)

Johnson

Dean

Cleaver

Laurie

Tobolewski

McMahon D. (Smith)

Britton

Defoe

Riddle

Jjunju (Allen)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

4 September 1999

McMahon B.

Detitiri (Ward)

Dean (Daley)

Tobolewski

Johnson

Smith

Allen (Mehmet)

Britton

Jjunju

Riddle

McMahon D.

Without our 16-year-old striking sensation Jermaine Defoe, Hammers struggled to break down a resolute Gunners' side that lost their star player, Jermaine Pennent, when he was sent off in the 27th minute after a clash with Anthony Dean. Despite being down to 10 men, Arsenal scored the decisive goal three minutes before half-time.

Moses Jjunju came closest to scoring for the Hammers when his header flashed inches over me bar.

Jackson

Metitiri

Dean

Tobolewski

Johnson

Smith

Chandler

Britton

Jjunju

Riddle

McMahon D.

Away

0 - 0

11 September 1999

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Jjunju, Johnson, McMahon D., Riddle)

18 September 1999

McMahon B.

Tobolewski

Dean

Johnson

Smith (Demitiri)

Britton

McMahon D. (Mehmet)

Chandler

Riddle

Jjunju

Lensky (Daley)

Hammers' Under-17s enjoyed an easy romp in their FA Youth Academy League match against Crystal Palace at Chadwell Heath, Darryl McMahon scored the first on 19 minutes when he burst through the midfield to blast a rocket shot into the top corner from 25 yards. Then on the half hour Moses Jjunju chipped the ball skilfully over the advancing goalkeeper. Two minutes later Louis Riddle made it three with a low hard drive. Despite constant pressure Hammers only scored once more in the second-half when Glenn Johnson headed home Martin Chandler's free-kick on 56 minutes.

Chadwell Heath

0 - 0

25 September 1999

Jackson

Smith

Dean

Tobolewski

Johnson

Cleaver

Chandler

Britton

Jjunju

Defoe

Riddle

Only a brilliant display by the Bristol City goalkeeper prevented the Hammers' Under-17s from a deserved victory. Marc Palmer, a 16-year-old from Billericay, kept the Hammers out with a series of great saves, especially from Louis Riddle and Jermaine Defoe.

On 15 minutes, Riddle had tfie best chance of the first-half but his shot went inches wide of the post. Then, just three minutes from the end, Riddle's fierce shot, destined for fhe top corner, was saved by Palmer. Riddle's follow up was tfien stopped by ffie feet of Palmer and when a third shot came in, a City defender headed the ball off the line!

With time slipping away, Defoe had three shots on target that were all saved by Palmer. Hammers are second in the League behind leaders Wimbledon.

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Riddle)

27 November 1999

McMahon B.

Allen

Dean (Metitiri)

Cleaver

Ward

Ritchie (Tatum)

Chandler

Britton

Jjunju

Riddle

Johnson

After falling behind in the 13th minute, the Hammers were unlucky not to have emerged with all three points in this FA Premier Youth Under-1 7s League game at Chadwell Heath, creating several good scoring chances before the break.

A half-rime change of tactics saw the Hammers hit back strongly from the start and they scored a deserved equaliser on 75 minutes. Wing-back James Allen skipped past two strong challenges to reach the byline and his cross was headed back for Louis Riddle to head home.

 

Arsenal took the lead after just six minutes in this FA Premier Academy League semi-final play-off at Chadwell Heath, when Carling Itonga hammered a shot into the top right hand corner of the net from just outside the box.

Then Moses Jjunju and Dean Cleaver wen! close for the Hammers before Itonga put Arsenal two up in the 23rd minute.

Hammers started well after tfie break but despite some good approach work failed to break down a strong Gunners' defence.

When Arsenal scored a third in the 60tti minute the game looked dead and buried. Itonga weaved his way down the byline and pulled the ball back for Steven Santry to slot home from close-range. But the Hammers were far from finished and on 69 minutes James Allen sent Jjunju away down the right and his low cross was turned into his own net by Santry. A minute later Allen put Jermaine Defoe through but he was pulled back by Nicola Galli. The referee had no alternative but to send Galli off. From the ensuing free-kick Jjunju fired over following a goalmouth scramble. In the 81 st minute a long throw-in was flicked on and Defoe scored with a spectacular overhead kick from close-range.

With a few minutes remaining Hammers almost scored a dramatic equaliser but Elliot Ward's bouncing shot following a corner was just turned away by Arsenal 'keeper Holloway.

Coach Peter Brabrook was obviously disappointed with the result. He said: "It was an uphill struggle after going three goals down but in the end I thought we were unlucky not to have forced a draw and gone into extra-time. Our second-half performance when we Fought back to 3-2 was tremendous. If we had played like that in the first-half it might have been a different story."

Coach: Peter Brabrook

Only poor finishing prevented the Hammers' Under-17s from taking the three points in their FA Premier Academy League game. In the first-half, Reading's England Under-16 goalkeeper Shaun Allaway prevented West Ham taking a deserved lead with some great saves, particularly from Moses Jjunju and Louis Riddle. But several good scoring chances were also wasted. In the second-half Billy McMahon went close and Jjunju lofted the ball over an empty net. Just before the end Jjunju thought he had scored the winner but Allaway produced another fine save.

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Cleaver, Jjunju, Riddle)

16 October 1999

Jackson

Smith (Mehmet)

Metitiri

Cleaver

Dean (Daley)

Tobolewski

Britton

Chandler

McMahon D. (Allen)

Riddle

Jjunju

Table-Topping Hammers were very impressive in this convincing FA Premier Academy Under-17 League victory against Charlton at Chadwell Heath.

Moses Jjunju gave them a 14th minute lead. Louis Riddle made it two on 55 minutes and Dean Cleaver added a third two minutes from time. Charlton scored a consolation goal in the last minute.

WHU v. Charlton U17

Jackson

Smith

Dean (Mehmet)

Tobolewski

Johnson

Cleaver

Chandler

Britton

Jjunju (Ward)

Riddle

McDonald (McMahon D.)

Roehampton Vale

3 - 1 (Dean, Jjunju, Riddle [pen])

2 October 1999

West Ham Under-17s knocked Wimbledon off the top of the table with this victory. The firstl 5 minutes saw play confined to the midfield with no chances created at either end until the 23rd minute when Anthony Dean opened the scoring. Triallist Scott McDonald was fouled just outside the box. Leon Britton took the kick ond passed to Dean who volleyed the ball into the roof of the net from 15 yards. Five minutes later a shot by McDonald was parried by the Dons' goalkeeper and Moses Jjunju followed up to score from close-range.

Just before the break, Dons pulled one back when a cross from the left was screwed in to the net at the near post.

In the second-half, Dons piled on the pressure and equalised on the hour. The Hammers scored a deserved winner in the 72nd minute when Louis Riddle converted a penalty-kick after Jjunju had been brought down by their 'keeper.

1998-99 Academy U17 2000-01 Academy U17 Season 1999-00

Twyford Avenue

1 - 3 (Allen)

23 October 1999

McMahon B. (Jackson)

Smith

Metitiri

Tobolewski

Johnson

Cleaver

Chandler (Fazackerley)

Ritchie (Mehmet)

Jjunju

Riddle

Allen

Chadwell Heath

0 - 2

30 October 1999

Jackson

Metitiri

Dean

Ward

Cleaver

Johnson

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Smith (Ritchie)

Allen (Mehmet)

Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (Jjunju)

6 November 1999

McMahon B.

Grimes

Dean

Demitri

Ward

Khan (Ritchie)

Chandler

Toblewski

Jjunju

Allen (Fazakerley)

Mehmet

 

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Jjunju, Riddle)

13 November 1999

McMahon B.

Metitiri

Dean (Allen)

Ritchie

Ward

Johnson

Chandler

Britton

Jjunju

Riddle

Mehmet

Away

3 - 0 (Riddle 3, [1 pen])

4 December 1999

McMahon B.

Brooker (Metitiri)

Dean (Tatam)

Cleaver

Ward

Johnson

Chandler

Tobolewski (Ritchie)

Jjunju

Riddle

Allen

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Jjunj, Riddle)

11 December 1999

McMahon B.

Brooker

Dean (Tatam)

Cleaver

Ward

Johnson

Chandler

Ritchie (Metitri)

Jjunju

Riddle

Allen

Spurs Lodge

3 - 0 (Allen, Jjunju, Riddle)

22 January 2000

McMahon B.

Metitiri (Tattam)

Brooker

Cleaver

Ward

Johnson

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Riddle

Allen

Away

5 - 0 (Jjunju 2, Cleaver, Laurie, Tobolewski)

29 January 2000

McMahon B.

Brooker

Dean

Cleaver

Ward (Laurie)

Johnson

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Riddle (Mehmet)

Ritchie (Smith D.)

Parmiters Sports Centre

0 - 1

5 February 2000

Jackson

Cleaver

Dean (Tatam)

Johnson

Ward

Laurie

Allen

Tobolewski

Riddle

Smith (Mehmet)

Ritchie

Motspur Park

7 - 2 (Riddle 2, Jjunju, Dean, Chandler, Cleaver, Metitiri)

19 February 2000

Jackson

Allen (Tattam)

Dean

Cleaver

Laurie

Johnson (Mehmet)

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Riddle

Smith D. (Metitiri)

Calmont Road

2 - 1 (Riddle, Smith)

26 February 2000

McMahon B.

Allen

Dean (Tattam)

Ward

Laurie

Cleaver

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Riddle

Smith D.

Chadwell Heath

4 - 2 (Jjunju 3, Riddle)

4 March 2000

McMahon B.

Allen (Tattam)

Dean (Mehmet)

Cleaver

Laurie

Ward (Memitiri)

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Riddle

Smith D.

Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (Cleaver)

11 March 2000

Jackson

Memitiri

Dean (Tattam)

Cleaver

Laurie

Johnson

Chandler

Tobolewski

Eastwood (Allen)

Riddle

Smith D.

MATCH POSTPONED

? : rearranged for 11 March 2000

Queens Park Rangers took full advantage of a slip up in the Hammers' defence between Billy McMahon and Dean Cleaver to take an early lead in this FA Premier Academy Under-17 League match. Despite being a goal down, West Ham United were much the better side in the first-half but failed to take their chances through bad finishing. Hammers' 'keeper Billy McMahon suffered a scare in the 12th minute when he was stretchered off with a suspected leg fracture after an accidental collision with an opponent. Fortunately, the injury wasn't as bad as was first feared and Billy reported in on the Monday with severe bruising but no break.

Some good inter-passing led to James Allen equalising when he slipped the ball into the net at the near post. Again sloppy defending allowed Rangers to regain the lead in the 67th minute and then score a thrid goal 16 minutes later.

With six regulars missing, coach Peter Brabrook was Forced to field a squad which included 12 schoolboys in this FA Premier Academy Under-17 League match at Chadwell Heath.

On 30 minutes Saints took the lead when a cross which should have been cut out by goalkeeper Glenn Jackson was headed home.

The game was put beyond doubt 1 2 minutes from the end when a mistake in the Hammers' midfield allowed Southampton to break through for a simple goal.

With the Hammers pushing forward Moses Jjunju, Martin Chandler and James Allen all had good scoring chances but Failed to put them away.

Leon Britton, nursing an ankle injury, set up both goals as Hammers Under-17s defeated Watford in their FA Premier Academy League match at Chadwell Heath.

The first goal came two minutes before the break when Britton played a superb pass through to Moses Jjunju who beat Watford's offside trap to chip the ball over the 'keeper. On 65 minutes, Britton picked the ball up inside his own half, outpaced four Watford players to reach the byline and chipped deep to the far post for Louis Riddle to volley home.

Table-topping Hammers failed to contain an older and stronger Coventry City side in their FA Premier Youth Under-17s League match played at Purfleet.

Forced to field mostly 14 and 15-year-old schoolboys, Hammers fought hard in the first-half and conceded just one goal following a free-kick on the edge of the penalty-area. Before the Hammers organised their defence, Sky Blues' Fowler curled the kick into the top corner of the net, giving Billy McMahon no chance.

Coventry went further ahead on 58 minutes when Ward, attempting to pass back to McMahon mishit the ball and Magennes nipped in, went round the 'keeper and put the ball into the empty net.

Chandler then gave away a free-kick out on the right of the Hammers area which resulted in Davenport heading home on the far post.

McMahon had no chance with Coventry's fourth goal when Magennes' shot was deflected over his head. Brush then made it five with almost the last kick of the match.

Louis Riddle scored a hat-trick for the Hammers against Charlton to maintain their place at the top of the FA Premier Academy Under-17 League.

His first came on 21 minutes from the penalty-spot after Moses Jjunju was brought down by the home goalkeeper. Then, in the 37th minute, Riddle made it two when he picked up the ball outside the area and beat a defender before crashing a magnificent drive into the roof of the net.

Riddle completed his hat-trick in the 72nd minute when schoolboy James Allen beat three defenders to reach tfie byline and chip the ball to the far post. Louis rose above the Charlton defence to power home a great header.

This victory at Chadwell Heath leaves Peter Brabrook's boys six points clear at trie top of trie FA Premier Youth Academy League at the half-way stage of the season — a fine achievement considering the number of schoolboys used when regulars have been drafted into the Under-19s. The Hammers scored after only four minutes when Louis Riddle beat three opponents and put in a great ball which Moses Jjunju slipped coolly into the net. It was Riddle again, after 61 minutes, who put the result beyond doubt. A corner-kick was headed on for Riddle, stealing in unnoticed at the back post, to head powerfully home. It was a move obviously practised on the training ground.

Hammers remained top of the Under-17s League table with this fine win at Spurs. Moses Jjunju opened the scoring on 10 minutes when he beat the offside trap to slip the ball into the far corner. Twelve minutes after the break a well-rehearsed free-kick paid off when James Allen made it 2-0. Just before the end, Allen raced down the right and pulled the ball back for Louis Riddle to score with a shot that went in off both posts.

Moses Jjunju scored twice as the Under-! 7s strengthened their lead at the top of the FA Premier Youth Academy League. Dean Cleaver put the Hammers ahead on 30 minutes from a Niall Ritchie pass. Jjunju put the Hammers two goals up on 60 minutes and Steve Laurie headed a third nine minutes later. Jjunju scored his second before Ross Tobolewski completed a fine all-round display to make it 5-0 nine minutes from the end.

The Hammers crushed Fulham in their FA Youth Academy Under-17s League gome at Motspur Park. Louis Riddle put West Ham ahead on 20 minutes, Moses Jjunju made it two a minute later and then Riddle stored his second on 22 minutes before Anthony Dean hit an unstoppable volley on 28 minutes to make it four. Martin Chandler scored number five 10 minutes later after some fine passing movement.

At the start of the second-half, Fulham come out fighting and were awarded a penalty on 50 minutes but Hammers 'keeper Glen Jackson saved Rehman's spot-kick. Nine minutes later Fulham were awarded a second penalty but this time Davis took the kick and sent Jackson the wrong way to pull one back for the home side.

On 62 minutes Hammers increased their lead when Dean Cleaver headed into the top corner from Chandler's corner. A minute later sub. Kes Metitiri made it seven before Lwondo scored a late consolation for Fulham.

McMahon B.

Allen (Tatum)

Dean

Cleaver

Ward

Metri (Brooker)

Chandler

Tobolewski

Jjunju

Riddle

Smith D. (McMahon D.)

 

Louis Riddle capped a fine performance by scoring the match-winner at Millwall to put the Under-17s four points clear at the top of their FA Premier Youth Academy League.

The 17-year-old striker hit the vital goal just a minute from the end after Moses Jjunju had beaten three opponents before pulling the ball back from the byline.

Hammers had taken the lead in the 12th minute through Dean Smith but were shaken eight minutes after the break when Elliott Ward's error was punished in the penalty-area.

A Moses Jjunju hat-trick at Chadwell Heath, confirmed the Under-17s as Champions of their FA Youth Academy League.

They now go on to the play-offs with a home tie against Fulham as their reward for finishing top of their group table. Jjunju's first goal came after 20 minutes when he cleverly beat the Reading offside trap. His second on 43 minutes was a half-volleyed flick over the Reading 'keeper and number three a brilliant shot with his back to goal on 58 minutes.

Seven minutes after completing his hat-trick, Jjunju turned provider when he beat the right-back and clipped a cross over for Louis Riddle to power a header into the top corner of the net.

Reading scored two late consolation goals but by then the game had been well won by the young Hammers.

Coach Peter Brabrook said: "It's a tremendous achievement for the Under-17s to win their League and reach the play-offs, particularly with the injuries we've had this season. In Elliott Ward and Brent Tattam I've got two 14-year-olds who have provided excellent backup and Moses Jjunju deserved his hat-trick for all the hard work he has put in."

Already winners of their FA Premier Youth Academy League, the Under-17s widened the gap between them and second-placed Watford with a fine performance against Leicester City at Chadwell Heath. Dean Cleaver headed the only goal of the game in the 11 th minute when he met Martin Chandler's well-placed free-kick. Louis Riddle then had a couple of good scoring chances and James Allen sidefooted over the bar just before the end following the best move of the game. Freddie Eastwood, 15, from Basildon, had an impressive trial up front for the Hammers.

A reward for winning their group is a home draw in each round of the play-offs, which began with a dramatic win against Fulham on penalties.

West Ham United's Under-17s battled through to the Second Round of the FA Premier Academy League play-offs with a penalty shoot-out win against Fulham at Chadwell Heath.

After falling behind to a 30th minute goal from a corner, Hammers snatched a dramatic equaliser to force extra-time when England youth international Glen Johnson dived in at the far post to score with just seconds of normal time remaining.

After 1 0 minutes of the extra period, Fulham regained the lead when poor marking from a throw-in resulted in their second goal.

From the restart, the Hammers attacked non-stop and hit a deserved equaliser in the 11 3th minute when Jermaine Defoe scored from the penalty-spot after being hauled down in the box.

A tense shoot-out then took place with Martin Chandler, Elliott Ward, Johnson and Defoe all finding the target for the Hammers. Louis Riddle's penalty was saved but it did not matter as Fulham missed their final effort to put the Hammers Into the next round and a game against Wimbledon.

The Hammers Under-17s made certain of a place in the FA Premier Academy League play-offs quarter-finals by beating a stubborn Wimbledon after extra-time at Chadwell Heath. West Ham just edged the first 90 minutes with Darryl McMahon, Louis Riddle and Moses Jjunju all going close.

Dean Cleaver opened the scoring on 98 minutes heading in a corner-kick but Dons equalised straight from the kick-off.

Five minutes into the second-half of extra-time, Darryl McMahon made it two when he sidefooted in after excellent work out wide by Jjunju. Two minutes from the end me compliment was returned as McMohon set up Jjunju for the Hammers third and decisive goal.

West Ham United now host Millwall in the last eight.