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2001-02 F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

LEEDS UNITED : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

CREWE ALEXANDRA : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

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Jackson, Metitiri (Khan), Dean, Johnson, Laurie, Cleaver, Tobolewski (Collington), Cascione, Allen, Eastwood (Ritchie), McMahon D.

Alexandra Stadium

3 - 3 (Allen 1 [1 pen], Johnson)

1 September 2001

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

LEICESTER CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

WATFORD : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

London Colney

1 - 0 (McMahon)

19 January 2001

Jackson

Khan

Lumsden

Ward

Ferdinand A.

Carrick

Akinsete

Britton

Allen

Eastwood

McMahon

IPSWICH TOWN : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

BIRMINGHAM CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

BRISTOL CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

Rush Green

2 - 2 (Eastwood, McMahon)

25 August 2001

Jackson

Metitri

Dean

Johnson

Cleaver

Laurie

Allen

Cascione

Eastwood

Mehmet (Ritchie)

McMahon D.

A late goal from Irish midfielder Darryl McMahon earned West Ham's under-19 side a point in their opening FA Premier Academy match of the season against Leeds United.

While the outcome may have matched the first team's efforts later that afternoon, the scoreline was certainly different, with the Hammers taking a first half lead through Freddy Eastwood. Leeds dominated second half proceedings, though, and fought back to take what appeared to be an unassailable lead. However, with just two minutes remaining, McMahon struck to earn a point.

Academy Director Tony Carr said afterwards: "We played very well in the first half and could have been 3-0 up. "To be fair, though, they dominated most of second half so we were pleased with a point after being 2-1 down until so late in the game. "It was an encouraging performance against a very good team, run by Bryan 'Pop' Robson, who passed on his best wishes to everyone connected with West Ham."

James Allen struck a late equaliser against Crewe as West Ham came from behind to grab a point, for the second game running. The Hammers trailed by three goals with half an hour to go after a sloppy first half performance. Crewe went in front on 10 minutes when the ball broke loose in the area for Clark to fire past Glen Jackson, It was 2-0 minutes later when Wilson's header looped over Jackson. However, the Hammers 'keeper did produce some fine stops to prevent further damage, including a flying one handed save.

He was helpless on 58 minutes, though, when Crewe went 3-0 ahead thanks to a Lee strike. However, the tide began to turn after that and Allen scored from the penalty-spot when Johnson was brought down in the area to give the Hammers hope.

Johnson then scored himself, heading in Darryl McMahon's cross to make it 3-2.The dramatic fight back was complete when Allen's thundering drive in the final minute left the Crewe goalkeeper with no chance.

Rush Green

1 - 1 (Allen)

8 September 2001

McMahon B.

Metitiri

Dean

Cleaver

Johnson

Smith D. (McMahon D.)

Britton

Eastwood

Ritchie

Cascione

Allen

Staplewood

1 - 0 (Cascione)

15 September 2001

McMahon B.

Metitri

Dean

Johnson

Cleaver

Britton

Smith D.

Cascione

McMahon D. (Tobolewski)

Eastwood (McClenahan)

Allen

SOUTHAMPTON : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

ARSENAL : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

McMahon B.

Ferdinand A. (Tattam)

Metitri

Johnson

Cleaver

Britton

Smith D. (Ritchie)

Cascione

Allen

Eastwood

McMahon D. (Tobolewski)

London Colney

1 - 3 (Allen)

22 September 2001

West Ham United's under-17s and under-19s both suffered FA Premier Youth Academy defeats at the hands of Arsenal.

"There was not a lot between the teams," says Tony Carr of the under-19s' 3-1 loss, "but we had a goal harshly disallowed and they capitalised on our errors. "It wasn't too disappointing a performance." James Allen scored the Hammers' consolation goal.

ASTON VILLA : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

Rush Green

3 - 2 (Allen 3)

23 November 2001

Jackson

Khan

Tattam

Cascione

Ward (Cleaver)

Ferdinand A.

Akinsete

Britton

Allen

Eastwood

Dean (Ritchie)

James Allen scored his second hat-trick in three games as the Hammers came from behind to record their third win in succession at Rush Green.

Villa stunned West Ham with a goal intheopening minute,but they struck back six minutes later when Manny Cascione chipped a pass over the Villa defence and Allen raced through to beat the 'keeper.

Hammers went 2-1 up in the 16th minute when a great pass from Leon Britton found Allen who took advantage of a similar one-on-one situation.

But Villa scored an equaliser with 20 minutes remaining and it was left to Allen to restore Hammers lead,

receiving a long throw-in from Terry Khan turning his marker to fire home.

Villa put pressure on the West Ham defence in the closing minutes but they held on to take the three points.

Coach Tony Carr said:"We deserved the win and James Allen took his goals well. We are looking a more balanced team now.James was a winger last year, but we've put him up front this season out of necessity. He's by no means the finished article but he can score with both feet and, if you judge him on the number of goals he's scored this season, he's done extremely well."

Rush Green

3 - 1 (Allen, Eastwood, McMahon)

17 November 2001

Jackson

Khan

Tattam

Ferdinand A.

Ward

Britton

Akinsete

Cascione (Ritchie)

Eastwood

Allen (Smith D.)

McMahon D.

Middlesex Road

4 - 1 (Allen 2, Ferdinand 2)

12 January 2002

Jackson

Johnson

Tattam (Khan)

Ferdinand

Ward

Akinsete (Smith D.)

Britton

Carrick

Allen

Eastwood

McMahon (Ritchie)

Manager: Tony Carr

Defender Anthony Dean was sent-off early in the second-half as Hammers Under-19s recorded their third successive draw of the season at Rush Green. A few minutes after Dean was shown the red card, Tottenham's right-back was also dismissed for his second bookable offence.

West Ham had taken the lead on 30 minutes when Leon Britton was felled in the box and James Allen stepped up to convert.The first spot-kick was saved, but Allen reacted swiftly and scored from the rebound.

Spurs hit back soon after the break when the West Ham defence failed to deal with a cross and the loose ball was struck home past Billy McMahon.

Hammers had a great chance to have won the game when Allen was played clean through but he failed to beat the Tottenham 'keeper.

Coach Tony Carr said:" It was a patchy performance and, although we played well in spells, we were on the back foot when we conceded a sloppy goal. A draw was perhaps a fair result."

IPSWICH TOWN : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

Rush Green

3 - 6 (Allen 2, Eastwood)

6 October 2001

McMahon B.

Tobolewski

Metitri

Cleaver

Johnson

Smith D.

Britton

Cascione

Allen

Eastwood

McMahon D.

West Ham's U19s lost 6-3 at home to Ipswich "We were 3-2 up with 14 minutes to go," says Tony Carr of the U19s game, "but we conceded two soft goals while Billy McMahon was chipped for another one.

"We started the game poor, going two down, and we finished badly as well. "By the end of the game we were a sorry, demoralised lot, I'm afraid to say. "But it is all part of the learning process - and Ipswich are a very good side who are top of their league." James Allen [2] and Freddie Eastwood grabbed the goals.

WIMBLEDON : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

Rush Green

2 - 1 (Allen, Eastwood)

29 September 2001

McMahon B.

Tobolewski

Metitri

Cleaver

Johnson

Smith D.

Britton

Cascione

Ritchie

Eastwood

Allen

West Ham United's two youth teams enjoyed identical winning results against Wimbledon in the FA Premier Youth Academy league on Saturday morning.

Tony Carr's under-19 side and Peter Brabrook's under-17s both secured 2-1 victories over the Dons, with James Allen and Freddy Eastwood scoring for the senior side and Greg Pearson and Graeme Carrick on the scoresheet for the younger age group.

Said Tony of the under-19s victory: "They should have been dead and buried by half-time but there was only going to be one winner once we equalised."

BIRMINGHAM CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

McMahon B.

Tobolewski (Ritchie)

Khan

Cleaver (Ward)

Laurie

Johnson

Smith D.

Cascione

Allen

Eastwood (Metitiri)

Tattam

Away

1 - 3 (Johnson)

13 October 2001

Colney Training Centre

2 - 2 (Cascione, Eastwood)

20 October 2001

McMahon B.

Khan

Dean

Cleaver

Laurie

Metitri

Smith D.

Cascione

Eastwood

Britton

Ritchie (Pearson)

NORWICH CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

FULHAM : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

LEICESTER CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

WATFORD : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

EVERTON : F.A. Youth Cup (Third Round)

FULHAM : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

NORWICH CITY : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

ASTON VILLA : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

READING : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

CHELSEA : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : F.A. Premier Youth Academy Under-19

Rush Green

0 - 2

27 October 2001

Rush Green

0 - 1

3 November 2001

Jackson

Khan

Tattam

Ritchie

Ward

Lumsden

Akinsete

Cascione

Allen

Eastwood

Britton

Rush Green

3 - 1 (Allen 3)

10 November 2001

Jackson

Khan

Tattam

Ward

Lumsden

Akinsete (Ritchie)

Britton

Allen

Eastwood

Cascoine

McMahon D.

Upton Park

1 - 2 ([og]) aet

27 November 2001

Jackson

Khan

Tattam

Lumsden (Dean)

Ferdinand A.

Akinsete

Cascione

Johnson

McMahon D. (Ritchie)

Allen (Carrick)

Eastwood

Despite having most of the play,the Hammers saw their FA Youth Cup dream disappearfor another yearas they slumped to defeat in extra-time against Everton at Upton Park.

The biggest threat to Everton's strong, rearguard action, came from Freddy Eastwood who almost

grabbed a deserved winner in the 70th minute when his tremendous low drive from the edge of the area smashed against a post and rebounded to safety.

TheToffees had also been denied by the woodwork themselves in the 19th minute, when their only real effort during normal time saw Michael Symes hit the crossbar from close range.

However,the hard-working striker got his reward six minutes into the first period of extra-time when he took advantage of a slip in the Hammers defence and slammed the ball past Glenn Jackson from 12 yards out.

Four minutes later, Symes again took advantage of another defensive lapse to fire a low shot past Jackson. With just three minutes of the second period of extra-time left, England Under-19 defender Glen Johnson weaved his way past two defenders and hammered in a shot that was turned into his own net by defender Robert Southern. Sadly,for the young Hammers the goal came too late to force the tie into a penalty shoot out.

In their final game before the Christmas break, West Ham United's under-19 side secured their fourth consecutive victory in the FA Premier Youth Academy League against Fulham on Saturday.

Tony Carr's side opened the scoring in the 27th minute after dominating the opening stages of the encounter, with Freddie Eastwood striking home after some good build up play by Graeme Carrick.

The second goal came eight minutes before the break. When Fulham goalkeeper Flitney struck his goal kick straight to Leon Britton, the pint-sized midfielder took on a Fulham defender but saw his shot cleared of the line. Fortunately, the advancing Carrick made no mistake with the follow-up.

West Ham looked like going into the interval with a comfortable lead but out of the blue Fulham pulled one back, as a left wing cross by Doherty was turned into his own net by Brent Tattum.

The late goal in the first half made the second half very tense but the Hammers deservedly held on to take the three points.

Motspur Park

2 - 1 (Eastwood, Carrick)

15 December 2001

Jackson

Khan

Lumsden

Ferdinand A.

Ward

Akinsete (Dean)

Britton

Carrick

Smith D.

Eastwood (Ritchie)

Allen

Playford Lane

2 - 2 (Lumsden, Ward)

16 February 2002

Rush Green

0 - 1

23 February 2002

 

Rush Green

4 - 1 (Eastwood 2, Lumsden, Mehmet)

2 March 2002

Rush Green

0 - 0

9 March 2002

Bodymoor Heath

1 - 1 (Eastwood)

23 March 2002

Cantley Park

2 - 1 (Britton, Johnson)

27 March 2002

Rush Green

1 - 1 (Eastwood)

6 April 2002

Sparrows Lane

2 - 0 (Cole M., Eastwood)

13 April 2002

Away

1 - 0 (Allen)

20 April 2002

2000-01 Academy U19 2002-03 Academy U19 Season 2001-02

McMahon B.

Khan

Dean

Metitri

Cleaver (Smith D.)

Laurie

Britton

Ritchie (Johnson)

Cascione

Pearson

Eastwood

Tony Carr admits that his under-19 side were deservedly beaten against Birmingham City on Saturday. "It was a poor performance and we were second best all day; that's all there is to say, really," explains Tony of the 3-1 loss at Birmingham, in which Glen Johnson scored the Hammers consolation.

 

Freddy Eastwood and Manny Cascione scored the goals as the Hammers won their first point in three games with a fine display against a strong Norwich City team.

In a game that flowed from end to end,our Under-19s created the better chances and Eastwood forced the Norwich 'keeper to make two very good saves early on. The Hammers took the lead on 26 minutes when Steven Laurie's header from the halfway line found Eastwood who turned his marker and sent a cracking right foot drive into the back of the net.

Norwich equalised with a deflected free kick from outside the penalty area just before half-time. The home side went ahead on the hour,following a mistake by Anthony Dean, but Cascione levelled the scores with a long-range effort just four minutes later.

Both West Ham United's under-17 and under-19 teams suffered defeats at the hands of Leicester City on Saturday.

The under-19s went down 1-0, while Graeme Carrick scored the under-17s consolation in their 2-1 defeat.

Said Tony Carr of the older team: "It was an open game, we had two or three good chances and they scored with their only shot on target two minutes from time. We were the better side."

West Ham United's youth teams both gained creditable victories at the weekend against Watford.

The under-19s won 3-1 with a James Allen hat trick and boss Tony Carr said: "We played very well but missed lots of chances in the second half, when we could have gone four or five up, but they pulled one back.

"Then it was all hands to the pump in the last 15 minutes before James grabbed a late goal - and got a whack on the ankle for his troubles."

 

Tony Carr's under-19s continued their impressive run of form with a single goal win over their Hertfordshire rivals at London Colney.

Darryl McMahon's strike secured the first league double of the season following a 3-1 victory over the Hornets back in November.

Louis Riddle made a welcome return as a second half substitute for his first competitive game since breaking his leg in the final reserve game of last season against Charlton

The under-19s have now won their last six matches and sit second in Group B behind leaders Ipswich.

West Ham United's under-19 side fought back from two goals down to snatch an impressive 2-2 draw against group leaders Ipswich Town in the FA Premier Youth Academy league.

After being outplayed in the first 45 minutes, Tony Carr's team were lucky to come in only 1-0 down at the interval, but then conceded another goal early in the second half.

The comeback started in the 60th minute, when defender Elliott Ward finished well after good work by Ayo Akinsete, and the Hammers were level 10 minutes later when James Allen fed Phil Lumsden, who fired in from the edge of the box.

There were chances for both sides to snatch the winner late on, with West Ham coming close on two occasions in the last five minutes, but the draw was considered a fair result for both teams.

Said Tony Carr afterwards: "Ipswich are a very good side, top of the league, and to be honest we were chasing the ball in the first half. We still managed to create some chances, though, and I always felt that we could turn it around.

"The two goals we scored were both well-worked and the lads showed a lot of character to react like that after going two down. It could have been a real s

Jackson

Khan

Dean

Lumsden

Ward

Ritchie (Fletcher)

Akinsete

Carrick

Allen (Mehmet)

Eastwood

Smith D. (Britton)

Jackson

Khan

Lumsden

Ferdinand A.

Ward

Smith D. (Ritchie)

Akinsete (Mehmet)

Britton (Fletcher)

Allen

Eastwood

Dean

Jackson

Khan

Dean

Ferdinand A.

Ward

Ritchie (Akinste)

Mehmet

Allen

Britton

Eastwood

McMahon (Saunders)

Jackson

Khan

Dean

Ritchie

Fletcher

Johnson

Britton

Smith D.

Mehmet

Eastwood

Allen

Jackson

Khan

Lumsden

Ferdinand

Ward

Johnson

Britton

Saunders (Ritchie)

Allen

Eastwood (Morris)

Cole M. (Fletcher)

Jackson

Tucker

Blewitt

McClenahan

Metitiri

Laws

Mehmet

Parrington

Lee

Eastwood

Khan

 

Jackson

Lumsden (Morris)

Tattam

Ward

Fletcher

Akinsete

Mehmet

Ritchie

Khan

Eastwood

Cole M. (Collington)

There were mixed fortunes for West Ham United's Academy League teams at the weekend as the under-17s secured a 1-0 victory over Birmingham City but the under-19s were defeated by the same scoreline, also against the Midlanders.

Both games were severely affected by the almost gale-force conditions on Saturday morning, with Tony Carr's older side going down to a freak goal in the 73rd minute when goalkeeper Glenn Jackson was completely deceived by a shot from the edge of the area that appeared to be sailing over the bar before the wind caught it and the ball dropped into the net.

Freddy Eastwood and Elliott Ward had both come close to opening the scoring for the Hammers, but the weather played a huge part in proceedings and Carr was left to reflect on a miserable day for his team.

"It was an awful game," he admitted afterwards. "It simply wasn't a football match because the conditions meant that no football could be played and, as a spectacle, it was terrible.

"The goal that won it was out of nothing and would never have gone in had the wind not caught in, but you just have to accept these things and get on with it.

"That is only our first defeat since November, so the boys have had a good run, but it feels horrible to lose in this manner."

The under-19s were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Bristol City, frustratingly the match was spoilt by the near-gale force weather conditions, and there was further bad news for Tony Carr's under-19 side, as midfielder Daryl McMahon sustained a torn cartilage in a freak incident and will now miss the rest of the season.

Says Carr: "It was a terrible game, absolutely ruined by the conditions, and the injury to Daryl just rounded it off.

"He was going for a ball and caught his studs in the turf as he attempted to win the ball. It's very sad for the boy, because he has been dogged by various injuries all year and this has brought his season to a sorry end.

"He had an operation on Monday (March 11) and will spend the summer rehabilitating in the hope of being fully fit for pre-season training.

"It's not a career threatening injury but horrible all the same and we wish him a speedy recovery."

In a game of few chances, the Hammers enjoyed the better opportunities but Tony admits he was glad to hear the final whistle.

"As a spectacle, it was a non-event, and the players get nothing out of playing in those conditions.

"It was a waste of time trying to play football and I was glad that we came away without conceding a freak goal, because we didn't deserve to lose."

A late strike from Leon Britton secured a 2-1 victory for the under-19 side in their Academy league match at Reading. Hammers had opened the scoring in the sixth minute, when defender Glen Johnson rose to head in a cross from Terry Khan, and then had a number of chances to extend their lead before half-time.

However, the hosts equalised just a minute after the break and seemed to be holding out for a valuable point until the 86th minute, when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball drop to Britton, who fired low into the net from the edge of the area.

Said Tony Carr afterwards: "It was pleasing to win like that after a tough game.

"To be honest, we controlled the game in the first half and should have scored two or three before half-time.

"They came back strong in the second half, though, and had a few big lads who caused us problems at set pieces.

"It was nice to see Leon hit the winner, because he hasn't scored many goals at youth level and it was a timely strike."

West Ham United's under-19 side secured a comfortable 2-0 victory against Charlton Athletic in their penultimate FA Premier Academy group game of the season on Saturday.

Early goals from Freddy Eastwood and Mitchell Cole were enough to see off our London rivals in an open and exciting encounter.

The Hammers got off to a flyer when Eastwood opened the scoring after just two minutes and Cole added a second 18 minutes later.

Tony Carr's team then had further chances to extend their lead and, although Charlton fought back to test keeper Glenn Jackson in the second half, the Hammers were always in control.

Said Carr afterwards: "We got off to a great start and dominated the first half. There were further chances to score and we could have been three or four up at half-time.

"Charlton came back into it in the second half and hit the post, but we defended well and fully deserved our victory in the end."

Jackson

Khan

Tattam

Cascione

Lumsden

Smith D.

Akinsete

Carrick G.

Allen

Eastwood

Britton

Jackson

McClenahan

Lumsden

Ferdinand

Ward

Carrizo (Ritchie)

Akinsete

Mehmet

Smith D. (Fletcher)

Eastwood

Allen

02_02_16 Ipswich Town v. WHU U19 02_01_19 Watford v. WHU U19 02_02_23 WHU v. Birmingham City U19 02_03_02 WHU v. Norwich City U19 02_03_09 WHU v. Bristol City U19 02_03_23 Aston Villa v. WHU U19 02_03_27 Reading v. WHU U19 01_11_27 WHU v. Everton FAYC 3 02_04_13 Charlton Athletic v. WHU U19 01_09_08 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur U19 01_09_15 Southampton v. WHU U19 01_10_06 WHU v. Ipswich Town U19 01_10_13 Birmingham City v. WHU U19 01_10_20 Norwich City v. WHU U19 01_10_27 WHU v. Fulham U19 01_11_03 WHU v. Leicester City U19 02_04_06 WHU v. Chelsea U19 01_12_15 Fulham v. WHU U19 01_11_10 WHU v. Watford U19 01_11_23 WHU v. Aston Villa U19

The young Hammers did not do themselves justice against a Fulham side languishing at the foot of the table.

The Cottagers looked the livelier side from the outset and tookthe lead on 11 minutes with one of the most bizarre goals of the season. As Riehman launched a high ball into the penalty area Hammers 'keeper Billy McMahon came off his line to claim, but with an opponent lurking he lost concentration and allowed the ball to bounce over his head and into the empty net.

Niall Ritchie then went close for the Hammers before Freddy Eastwood created their best chance on 39 minutes, putting Greg Pearson through, only for him to shoot wide with the 'keeper beaten.

Dean Smith and Leon Britton both squandered chances after the break, but when Kes Metitri conceded a penalty on 58 minutes, Shevel secured the points for Fulham.

West Ham United's under-19 side gained a creditable 3-1 win over Wolves on Saturday, while the under-17s completed the double with a 2-0 victory over the Midlanders.

A good move involving Leon Britton and Ayo Akinsete set up James Allen for the first, Freddy Eastwood lashed home following a corner for the second, and Daryl McMahon struck a half volley from the edge of the box for the final goal.

The margin could have been greater as McMahon had what looked like a good effort ruled out for offside and Wolves' consolation came after West Ham's players stopped, thinking the ball had gone out of play from a corner.

Said boss Tony Carr: "It was a good game played against aggressive, but fair, opponents. We dominated the second half."

Strikers Daniel Morris and Greg Pearson grabbed the goals for the under-17s.

West Ham United's under-19 side secured a magnificent 4-1 victory over Norwich City. The victory was a personal triumph for young striker Billy Mehmet, who returned to action after almost a year on the sidelines with a back injury, and scored the vital third goal within 10 minutes of appearing as a substitute.

Freddy Eastwood had given the Hammers a 25th minute lead when he took advantage of a goalmouth scamble and tucked the ball home, but the scores were level just 10 minutes later when some loose marking handed the Canaries an equaliser.

The lead was restored on the stroke of half-time when Anthony Dean's low free-kick took a ricochet off a defender and landed at the feet of Phil Lumsden, who fired in from close range.

Norwich fought bravely to stay in the game and brought a fantastic save out of Glenn Jackson early in the second half, but the tension was lifted in the 65th minute when Mehmet converted and Eastwood's second of the game a few minutes later rounded off an excellent team performance.

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