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2010-11 F.A. Premier Academy League - Group A

The team play 18 group fixtures, twice against the other nine teams on a home and away basis. They also play ten inter-group fixtures against teams from Groups B, C and D. In all they play 28 matches. The four group winners proceed to the semi-finals before the final is held in May.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

MIDDLESBROUGH Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

Wootton, Modelski, McNaughton, Sanchez, Driver (Young), Vose (Tombides), Moncur, Purdy (Hurley), Fanimo, Hall, Subuola

West Ham United Under-18s suffered a losing start to the FA Premier Academy League season, going down to a 3-2 defeat. The Hammers started sluggishly in the Midlands, falling 2-0 down before staging an admirable fightback through goals from Matthias Fanimo and Danny Subuola either side of half-time. Unfortunately, the Baggies regained their composure and netted a late winner to leave Academy Director Tony Carr feeling frustrated. "We started as if we were still in bed and fell two goals down and, to be fair, it could have been more. We found our feet and got it back to 2-2, then proceeded to dominate the second half, but we couldn't score a third. "They took advantage when we failed to clear a long throw and scored the winner."

West Ham's first goal was scored by England U17 winger Fanimo, who netted a low shot across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner shortly before half-time. Then, ten minutes after the break, Subuola opened his account for the new season to level matters, but Carr's youngsters could not hold on. The Academy Director has urged his players to tighten things up defensive if they are to get back to winning ways when Middlesbrough visit Little Heath on Friday afternoon, kick-off 2.30pm. "I thought we deserved at least a draw, if I'm being honest, but we got punished for starting slowly and then lapsing defensively after getting back to 2-2. "When we equalised it looked like we would go on and win the game, but our marking was loose and they took advantage of it. "We seem to have to score three goals just to get something out of a game at the moment - it was the same in pre-season. We're going to have to get better defensively if we're going to win games."

WBA Training Ground

2 - 3 (Fanimo, Subuola)

21 August 2010

10_08_27 WHU v. Middlesbrough Youth

Southend United Youth Cup

10_07_24 Southend United v. WHU SUFC Youth Cup 10_07_25 Arsenal v. WHU SUFC Youth Cup Final

Southend United Youth Cup Final

Cowler

Driver (Lee)

Craig

Sanchez (Young)

Brown

Hurley

Wearen

Moncur

Vose

Hall

Subuola (Powell)

Little Heath

5 - 1 (Hall 3, Subuola, [og])

27 August 2010

Robert Hall was the hat-trick hero as West Ham United Under-18s defeated Middlesbrough 5-1 to record their first FA Premier Academy League victory of the season. The England U17 international struck with three clinical finishes, while Daniel Subuola was also on target. An own-goal from Boro's Adam Reach completed the Hammers' scoring at Little Heath. The Friday afternoon fixture started in rip-roaring fashion, with three goals being scored in the opening seven minutes. Hall added a third just past the half-hour mark before second-half goals from Subuola and that boy Hall ensured Tony Carr's side picked up their first points of the 2010/11 campaign.

BIRMINGHAM CITY Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

Wast Hills Training Ground

0 - 2

4 September 2010

Cowler

Young

Craig

Sanchez

Potts (Driver)

Hurley (Vose)

Wearen

Moncur

Fanimo

Hall (Tombides)

Subuola

10_09_04 Birmingham City v. WHU Youth

West Ham United Under-18s fell to a 2-0 FA Premier Academy League defeat at Birmingham City. A goal either side of half-time from the home side put paid to Tony Carr's side's chances of building on their 5-1 home victory over Middlesbrough.

MK DONS Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_09_11 WHU v. MK Dons Youth

Little Heath

3 - 0 (Purdy 2, Fanimo)

11 September 2010

Republic of Ireland Under-18 international Daniel Purdy scored twice as West Ham United scored a 3-0 FA Premier Academy League victory over MK Dons. The Dublin-bom forward netted twice before half-time, as did England U17 winger Matthias Fanimo, as the Hammers brushed aside their visitors at Little Heath. Academy Director Tony Carr had demanded an improvement defensively following the 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City a week ago and was rewarded with a convincing display. Midfielders Declan Hunt and Jack Powell and Australian forward Dylan Tombides were all handed their first starts of the season, while Purdy marked his second start with two well-taken goals. "We were 3-0 up at half-time and should have gone on to get more goals," said Carr. "However, it is our first clean sheet of the season and another three points and a good performance, so let's see if we can go on and build on it at Coventry City next weekend. "We freshened things up a bit and have a few youngsters a chance to start the game. With respect to MK Dons, we thought this was a game in which we could give them some experience and they took advantage of their chances and produced a good all-round performance.

"We have got a reasonably big squad and the reserves will be basically playing every week, so I will have to rotate things quite a bit this season.

Cowler

Driver

Potts

Craig

Sanchez

Hunt

Powell (Hurley)

Vose

Fanimo

Purdy

Tombides (Subuola)

COVENTRY CITY Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_09_18 Coventry City v. WHU Youth 10_09_25 WHU v. Crystal Palace

CRYSTAL PALACE Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

Cowler

Young

Craig

Sanchez

Potts

Turgott

Wearen

Lletget (Vose)

Fanimo

Hall

Subuola (Tombidges)

Mehmet

Driver

Potts

Craig

Sanchez (Young)

Turgott

Wearen

Moncur

Lletget (Fanimo)

Purdy (Tombides)

Hall

Academy Director Tony Carr has expressed his pleasure after watching his Under-18s keep a second consecutive clean sheet in Saturday's goalless FA Premier Academy League draw at Coventry City. West Ham United's youngsters followed up a 3-0 home win over MK Dons with a resilient display in the Midlands, and could even have snatched all three points with a little more luck in front of goal. Having watched his team concede six times in their opening three fixtures, Carr was happy to see his players show their worth at the defensive end of the pitch. "We've been working very hard on that side of the game just to try and improve the team play and the team performance," he said. "At Coventry, I thought it all came together - we worked very hard and it was a very tough game in terms of the intensity of it. There was no quarter asked or given. "We had a couple of good chances. The first fell to Blair Turgott after great work from Matthias Fanimo. His shot was well-saved on the line by the goalkeeper before being scrambled away. We appealed that it might have gone over the line, but the assistant referee was having none of it. "Blair had another great chance, too. He was picked out by Eoin Wearen and his touch just let him down. If his first touch had been true he certainly would have gone on and scored because he was right in the centre of the goal with just the goalkeeper to beat."

Alan Higgs Centre

0 - 0

18 September 2010

West Ham United U18s suffered their third FA Premier Academy League loss in five matches with a 2-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace at Little Heath. The Eagles scored two late goals to condemn the Hammers to defeat, leaving Academy Director Tony Carr frustrated. "We were disappointed with the result against Crystal Palace the performance, in terms of keeping the ball and having the lion's share of possession, was not bad, but we didn't take advantage of the situations we had. We squandered some good opportunities. "The goals we had scored against us came late in the game on the counter-attack. There are lots of lessons to be learned. "I have to say that Crystal Palace worked very hard for their win. They were very well organised and ten or eleven men behind the ball at every opportunity. They had a great team ethic in terms of making sure their team didn't concede. They denied us time and space.".

Little Heath

0 - 2

25 September 2010

SOUTHAMPTON Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_10_02 Southampton v. WHU Youth

IPSWICH TOWN Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_10_09 WHU v. Ipswich Town

FULHAM Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_10_16 WHU v. Fulham

CHARLTON ATHLETIC Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_10_30 Charlton Athletic v. WHU Youth

CHELSEA Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_11_06 WHU v. Chelsea

ARSENAL Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_11_20 WHU v. Arsenal

PORTSMOUTH Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh

2 - 0 (Purdy, Hall)

26 November 2010

Larkins, Modelski (Young), Driver (Potts), Hunt, Lee K., Powell (Hurtley), Hall, Wearen, Subuola, Moncur, Purdy

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

ALDERSHOT TOWN : F.A. Youth Cup (Third Round)

10_12_07 WHU v. Aldershot FAYC3 10_12_07 WHU v. Aldershot FAYC3 - Unofficial

FULHAM Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

10_12_07 WHU v. Aldershot Town 10_12_11 Fulham v. WHU Youth

Academy Director Tony Carr was all smiles after seeing his West Ham United U18s defeat Aldershot Town 5-0 in the FA Youth Cup third round. George Moncur, a Doug Bergqvist own-goal, Sebastian Lletget, Dylan Tombides and substitute Daniel Purdy were all on target as the Hammers cruised into the last 32. On a freezing night at the Boleyn Ground, West Ham could have added more goals to their tally, with Robert Hall hitting the post and Shots goalkeeper Jordan Clement making a number of fine saves. To their credit, Football League Youth Alliance side Aldershot did not give up, forcing Deniz Mehmet into two late saves, while Paco Craig was also forced to clear one effort off the line. "I was more than satisfied, obviously the first objective is to get into the next round, but the second objective is to play well and I think we did that in patches. We're in the next round, we scored five goals and for long periods of the game we played very well, kept possession of the ball very well and nullified them in the sense that they created very few opportunities - just one or two late on."

MANCHESTER UNITED : F.A. Youth Cup (Fourth Round)

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Lletget, Moncur, Purdy, Tombides, [og])

7 December 2010

Upton Park

0 - 1

19 January 2011

11_01_19 WHU v. Manchester United

PORTSMOUTH Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

Academy Director Tony Carr was left to lament what might have been as West Ham United were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup at the fourth-round stage by Manchester United. The Red Devils capitalised on an uncharacteristic mistake from goalkeeper Sam Cowler to take the lead through Will Keane's 35th-minute header at the Boleyn Ground. However, a strong second-half performance saw two convincing penalty claims turned down by referee Andy Crysell - the second when Robert Hall's goal-bound 93rd-minute shot hit the outstretched hand of a defender - while substitute Sebastian Lletget flashed a shot inches wide of the goal from close-range. Carr and his players were clearly gutted to lose a game they could easily have won had fortune favoured them. "I thought we deserved to win the game on our second half performance, in terms of territory, possession and chances and the two penalty claims which were very legitimate - I've seen the second one on the replay and it was blatant handball. "Regardless of whether he meant it or not, it's hit his hand as it's going into the net so it's a penalty. Obviously the referee didn't see it that way and I thought that was a poor decision from the referee. "If it's handball, it's handball. It's stopping a certain goal and we should have been playing extra time. We should have had another penalty when Robert Hall was pulled down. He's played on when Dylan [Tombides] was scythed down on the edge of the box. Robert's picked it up and he's wiggled into the box and just as he's about pull his leg back to shoot, he was pulled back and for that's another penalty. "Sebby has come on and he might have done better and we've also had another two or three good opportunities flash across the goal. "They were obviously going to be dangerous on the break because we were taking the game to them a little bit more in the second half. We played a lot better in the second half "I was disappointed that we gifted them the goal. It was a goalkeeping mistake and uncharacteristic of Sam because he's been very solid for us this season. He made a mistake and they capitalised on it and then sat back and basically said 'Break us down' and their game was counter-attack from that point. "I was disappointed with the result but very pleased with the second-half performance. We deserved something from it and, if it wasn't for the referee, we might even have won the game."

11_01_22 WHU v. Portsmouth

SOUTHAMPTON Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

11_01_29 WHU v. Southampton

ARSENAL Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

NORWICH CITY Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

11_02_12 WHU v. Norwich City

CRYSTAL PALACE Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

IPSWICH TOWN Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

11_03_05 Ipswich Town v. WHU Youth

CARDIFF CITY Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

11_03_12 WHU v. Cardiff City

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

BRISTOL CITY Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

CHARLTON ATHLETIC Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

NORWICH CITY Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

11_04_06 Norwich City Youth

WATFORD Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

READING Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

11_04_30 Reading v. WHU Youth

CHELSEA Under-18 : F.A. Premier Academy League

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

Director of Youth Academy : Tony Carr

No OFFICIAL Programmes were issued for the Home games played at Little Heath

Wootton

Young

Driver

Powell

Craig

Lee K.

Turgott

Vose

Tombides

Fanimo

Hall

Larkins

Young

Driver

Hurley

Craig

Lee K.

Wendly

Hunt

Subuola

Purdy

Vose

Roots Hall

0 - 0

24 July 2010

Roots Hall

2 - 1 (Subuola, [og])

25 July 2010

Mehmet

Driver

Potts (Hurley)

Craig

Lee K.

Hunt

Turgott

Vose (Lletget)

Tombides

Hall

Fanimo (Subuola)

 

Staplewood

2 - 3 (Lletget, Tombides)

2 October 2010

Cowler

Young

Potts

Craig

Driver

Hunt (Turgott)

Hurley

Lletget (Vose)

Tombides

Subuola (Hall)

Fanimo

 

Little Heath

1 - 2 (Turgott)

9 October 2010

Cowler

Young

Driver

Craig

Sanchez

Hall

Wearen (Purdy)

Moncur

Vose (Powell)

Tombides

Subuola (Lletget)

 

Little Heath

0 - 4

16 October 2010

Mehmet

Young

Driver

McNaughton

Sanchez

Hunt

Turgott

Lletget (Vose)

Hall

Subuola (Tombides)

Fanimo

 

Sparrows Lane

0 - 4

30 October 2010

Cowler

Driver

McNaughton

Sanchez

Fanimo

Wearen

Powell (Hurley)

Vose

Turgott

Hall (Lletget)

Tombides

 

Little Heath

3 - 2 (Lletget, Tombides, Vose)

6 November 2010

Mehmet

Modelski (Chambers)

Driver

Hunt

Sanchez

Moncur

Wearen

Turgott

Lletget (Hall)

Tombides (Hurley)

Vose

 

Little Heath

1 - 0 (Tombides)

20 November 2010

Mehmet, Modelski, Driver (Potts), Craig, Sanchez, Wearen, Moncur (Purdy), Lletget (Vose), Turgott, Hall, Tombides

Larkins

Modelski

Potts

Sanchez

Hunt

Wearen (Powell)

Hurley

Bose

Purdy (Turgott)

Hall

Tombides

 

Motspur Park

1 - 0 (Sanchez)

11 December 2010

Cowler, Modelski, Driver, Craig, Sanchez, Hall, Wearen, Moncur, Turgott (Lletget), Vose (Fanimo), Tombides

Larkins

Young

Potts (Chambers)

Hunt

Lee K.

Hurley

Turgott

Powell (Hall)

Subuola (Lee E.)

Lletget

Fanimo

 

Little Heath

3 - 2 (Hall, Powell, Turgott)

22 January 2011

Larkins

Modelski

Craig

Chambers

Driver

Turgott

Lletget (Vose)

Powell (Hall)

Fanimo

Hall

Tombides

 

Little Heath

3 - 4 (Hall, Turgott, [og])

29 January 2011

Larkins, Young, Sanchez, Craig, Driver, Purdy, Powell, Wearen, Fanimo (Vose), McCallum, Lee E. (Turgott)

London Colney

3 - 0 (Fanimo 2, Lee E.)

5 February 2011

Wootton

Young

Potts

Sanchez

Hunt

Turgott

Vose

Moncur

Fanimo (Purdy)

Hall (Lee E.)

McCallum (Tombides)

 

Little Heath

3 - 2 (Fanimo, Hall, McCallum)

12 February 2011

Wootton, Modelski, Driver, Craig, Sanchez, Turgott, Wearen (Moncur), Vose (Lletget), Tombides, Hall, Purdy (McCallum)

Copers Cope Road

1 - 3 (Sanchez)

19 February 2011

Wootton

Young

Potts

Hunt (Lletget)

Sanchez

Hurley

Hall

Moncur

Lee E. (Tombides)

McCallum

Purdy (Turgott)

 

Playford Road

0 - 1

5 March 2011

Wootton

Young

Potts

Hunt

Craig

Vose (Hurley)

Turgott (McCallum)

Lletget

Tombides

Hall

Fanimo

 

Little Heath

1 - 0 (Hall [pen])

12 March 2011

Mehmet, Young (Chambers), Potts, Craig, Hunt (McCallum), Powell, Turgott, Lletget , Lee E. (Vose), Hall, Fanimo

Spurs Lodge

1 - 3 (Turgott)

19 March 2011

11_03_26 WHU v. Bristol City Youth

Mehmet

Young

Potts (Sadlier)

McCallum (Chambers)

Hunt

Powell

Hurley

Vose

Lee E. (Hall)

Tombides

Purdy

Little Heath

4 - 0 (Hall, Lee E., Purdy, Tombides)

26 March 2011

Cowler

Young

Potts

McCallum

Sanchez (Chambers)

Hall

Powell

Hunt

Hurley (Craig)

Lee E.

Vose (Purdy)

 

Little Heath

2 - 1 (Hall, McCallum)

2 April 2011

11_04_02 WHU v. Charlton Athletic Youth 11_04_09 WHU v. Watford Youth

Cowler

Driver

Potts

McCallum

Lee K.

Hall

Hunt

Moncur

Turgott (Sanchez)

Lee E. (Wearen)

Tombides

 

Colney Training Centre

0 - 1

6 April 2011

Cowler

Young

Potts (Turgott)

Chambers

Sanchez

Hall

Powell

Vose

Wearen

Lee E.

McCallum

 

Little Heath

4 - 1 (Hall, Lee E. Potts, Vose)

9 April 2011

Wootton

Hurley

Potts (Hunt)

Chambers

Sanchez

Powell

Hall

Wearen

Lee E.

Lletget

Vose

 

Hogwood Park

5 - 1 (Vose 2, Hall, Lee E., Powell)

30 April 2011

Larkins, Young (Siafa), Potts, Sanchez (Sadlier), Lee K., Hunt, Hall (Miles), Powell (Hall), Lee E., Hurley, Vose

Cobham

4 - 1 (Lee E. 3, Hall [pen])

7 May 2011

11_01_19 WHU v. Man Utd TS 2009-10 Academy League 2011-12 Academy League Season 2010-11