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2014-15 Barclays under-21 Premier League

LEICESTER CITY: Under-21 Premier League

Rush Green

1 - 0 (Parfitt-Williams)

5 January 2015

Howes

Westley

Potts (Page)

Nasha

Burke

Oxford

Turgott

Bywater

McCallum (Brown J.)

Lletget

Fanimo (Parfitt-Williams)

 

The visitors took the three points after goals from two deflected free kicks by Grant Ward and a cool finish from Harry Wicks after sloppy defending. The Hammers drew level in the first half through a good finish from Ravel Morrison as he volleyed Nasha's cross into the far corner. The Tottenham side included South African International Bongani Khumalo and new American signing DeAndre Yedlin.

 

The win sees the north London outfit go, at least temporarily, top of the Barclays U21 Premier League.

 

NORWICH CITY : Under-21 Premier League

Rush Green

1 - 2 (Brown)

17 April 2015

Howes

Westley

Page

Onariase

Potts

Makasi

Parfitt-Williams

Nasha

Cullen

Ward

Brown J.

15_05_15 Chelsea v. WHU U23

EVERTON : Under-21 Premier League

Southport FC

0 - 2

15 January 2015

Spiegel

Westley

Page

Henry (Oxford)

Burke

Potts

Bywater (Cullen)

Poyet

Lee (Turgott)

Morrison

Nasha

CHELSEA : Under-21 Premier League

Rush Green

1 - 3 (Lletget)

23 January 2015

Spiegel

Pike

Westley

Makasi

Burke

Oxford

Lletget

Cullen (Carter)

Brown J.

Diangana (Powell)

Parfitt-Williams

SOUTHAMPTON : Under-21 Premier League

Staplewood

0 - 2

26 January 2015

Spiegel

Westley

Potts (Pike)

Henry (Carter)

Burke

Oxford

Powell (Makasi)

Nasha

Brown J.

Poyet

Parfitt-Williams

FULHAM : Under-21 Premier League

Rush Green

2 - 1 (Brown J., Cullen)

6 February 2015

Spiegel

Pike

Neufville

Nasha

Onariase

Akinola

Powell

Makasi

Brown J.

Cullen

Parfitt-Williams

LIVERPOOL : Under-21 Premier League

St Helen's RFC

0 - 5

20 March 2015

Howes

Knoyle

Pike

Onariase

Page

Makasi

Nasha (Carter)

Cullen

Powell (Gordon)

Parfitt-Williams (Diangana)

Brown J.

MANCHESTER UNITED : Under-21 Premier League

Leigh Sports Village

2 - 3 (Brown J., Oxford)

7 April 2015

Howes

Westley

Page

Nasha

Burke

Oxford (Onariase)

Parfitt-Williams (Makasi)

Poyet

Brown J.

Cullen

Knoyle (Pike)

MANCHESTER CITY : Under-21 Premier League

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Potts, [og])

24 April 2015

Spiegel

Knoyle (Westley)

Page

Nasha (Mavila)

Pask

Potts

Ward (Pike)

Makasi

Brown J.

Diangana

Parfitt-Williams

EVERTON : Under-21 Premier League

Rush Green

1 - 2 (Parfitt-Williams)

8 May 2015

Spiegel

Knoyle

Page

Makasi

Pask

Pike

Parfitt-Williams

Nasha

Brown J.

Diangana (Hector-Ingram)

Mavila (Westley)

CHELSEA : Under-21 Premier League

Stamford Bridge

1 - 0 (Cullen)

15 May 2015

Spiegel

Pike

Page (Neufville)

Makasi

Pask

Onariase

Parfitt-Williams

Nasha

Brown J. (Gordon)

Cullen

Mavila

LEICESTER CITY : Under-21 Premier League

King Power Stadium

1 - 3 (Gordon)

18 May 2015

Howes

Pike

Page

Onariase

Pask

Nasha (Sylvestre)

Makasi

Cullen

Gordon (Diangana)

Lee

Mavila (Borg)

Season 2014-15 2013-14 Development Squad 2015-16 Under-21 15_01_15 Everton v. WHU Unofficial

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Under-21 Premier League

Rush Green

1 - 3 (Morrison)

9 January 2015

Spiegel

Pike

Page

Nasha

Burke

Oxford

Parfitt-Williams

Whitehead

Lee (Lletget)

Morrison (Makasi)

Sadlier (Turgott)

The Development Squad secured a vital 1-0 win against Leicester City to kick off 2015 with a win.

In a tight game, the Hammers claimed all three points after Djair Parfitt-Williams scored his first goal for the U21s – a header from a corner in the 84th minute.  

The 18-year-old has been in fine form for Steve Potts' U18s this season, scoring six goals in 16 appearances and he continued his impressive run of form with a header from a Lewis Page corner in the 84th minute.

With the Dev Squad currently sitting bottom of the Barclays U21 Premier League, Parfitt-Williams' goal was a crucial intervention to make sure they do not fall further adrift.

15_01_26 Southampton v. WHU

SUNDERLAND : Under-21 Premier League

Eppleton

0 - 3

9 March 2015

Howes

Pike

Page (Borg)

Makasi

Onariase

Pask

Powell (Diangana)

Carter (Mavila)

Brown J.

Cullen

Gordon

 

15_01_05 WHU v. Leicester City 15_01_09 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 15_01_23 WHU v. Chelsea 15_02_06 WHU v. Fulham 15_03_09 Sunderland v. WHU 15_03_20 Liverpool v. WHU 15_04_07 Manchester United v. WHU 15_04_17 WHU v. Norwich City 15_04_24 WHU v. Manchester City 15_05_08 WHU v. Everton 15_05_15 Chelsea v. WHU 15_05_18 Leicester City v. WHU Season 2014-15 2013-14 Under-21 2015-16 Under-21

West Ham United Academy Director Terry Westley was disappointed with the Development Squad's performances as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat away at Everton.

In a goalless first half, the Dev Squad started the stronger yet they couldn't find a way through a resolute Everton backline.

Striker Conor McAleny opened the scoring for the Blues on 50 minutes as his shot from the edge of the box beat West Ham goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel. The victory was sealed just a few minutes later as Callum Connolly's shot was adjudged to have gone over the line despite replays suggesting otherwise.

The Dev Squad slipped to a 3-1 defeat to title challengers Chelsea at Rush Green.

The Blues got off to a terrific start as Kasey Palmer cleverly flicked a cross past Raphael Spiegel.

With just three minutes to go they doubled their lead as Isaiah Brown headed home as the Hammers defence appealed for an offside flag that did not materialse.

Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke wrapped up the victory on the stroke of half time as he kept his cool to finish well after being put through one-on-one.

With the game already over, the Dev Squad played with more freedom and were given a glimmer of hope when Sebastian Lletget bundled in Djair Parfitt-Williams’ cross.

The Dev Squad slipped to a 2-0 away defeat by Southampton, as two defensive errors separated the two sides.

Saints midfielder Dom Gape opened the scoring after just eight minutes as his inswinging corner somehow crept in at the near post.

Despite the early setback the Hammers rallied, as young forwards Jordan Brown and Djair Parfitt-Williams had several half chances to equalise.

The Saints sealed the victory with just seven minutes to go as Ryan Seager intercepted a sloppy pass out from defence and scored from close range.

West Ham United U21s coach Steve Potts was delighted with the Development Squad's 2-1 win over Fulham at Rush Green.

The Hammers, who fielded another young side, took an early lead as captain Josh Cullen headed home Joe Powell's cross into the net.

Cullen's opener sparked a frantic five minutes as Adam Taggart equalised a minute later, only for striker Jordan Brown to restore the Hammers' lead with a similar header at the back post. The win was only the Hammers third in the league this season as they hope to beat the drop.

Development Squad right-back Alex Pike said his side deserved to lose against Sunderland following a disappointing away performance.

The hosts started the game the stronger as they had several early chances, however goalkeeper Sam Howes was on hand to deny the Black Cats. However, they were eventually rewarded when they won a penalty which Martin Smith slotted home.

The second half was more even with the Hammers having several half-chances to equalise, the best of which fell to Jaanai Gordon, whose shot fell agonizingly wide.

The hosts wrapped up the victory late on when Rees Greenwood ran onto Mikael Madron's incisive through-ball before Duncan Watmore slotted home in the 90th minute.

West ham United U21 coach Steve Potts said conceding two goals in five minutes proved costly as Liverpool secured a 5-0 win.

The Merseyside outfit were in rampant mood as they raced to 2-0 lead through goals from Kevin Stewart and Ryan McLaughlin. The Reds went on to score a third before half time as Cameron Brannagan capped of a wonderful one-touch move with a composed finish.

Liverpool:

Vigouroux, Williams, Maguire, Stewart, Cleary, Chirivella, McLaughlin, Brannagan, Canos, Wilson, Smith

Development Squad coach Steve Potts said he was delighted with the effort and performance of his side in their 3-2 defeat away at Manchester United.

The young Hammers started brightly and took a deserved lead when Reece Oxford headed home Josh Cullen’s free kick.

Midway through the first half the hosts rallied through a quickfire double from Josh Harrop and Joe Rothwell. Jordan Brown equalised just before half time however Harrop’s second of the game sealed the three points for the hosts.

Manchester United:

Periera, Rafael, McNair, Love, Kellett, Grimshaw, Rothwell, Goss, Wilson, Harrop, Januzaj

Steve Potts could be forgiven for wondering what he has done to deserve the misfortune that has befallen his Development Squad this season.

The Hammers’ second-string looked on course for a morale-boosting Barclays U21 Premier League victory over Norwich City at Rush Green.

 

Jordan Brown had fired the home side into a deserved lead with a peach of a goal five minutes after half-time, but after missing a host of chances, West Ham were made to pay as the Canaries scored twice within the final six minutes to steal a 2-1 victory.

“We easily should have won the game,” said Potts, with a wry smile. “In the first half, we came in nil-nil and said to them to keep doing what they had been doing. “We got a very good goal and it was just a case of getting the second. We had some fantastic openings but didn’t quite make the most of those opportunities and we got punished for making two mistakes. “It’s harsh, but this is the level we are playing at. If you make mistakes, you get punished and that’s what happened. It was a harsh, harsh lesson for the boys to take home.”

 

Brown could have had a hat-trick, hitting the crossbar and seeing two shots saved by Mark Bunn, while Djair Parfitt-Williams also rattled the goalframe and saw his own long-ranger turned aside. The Hammers forced at least a dozen corners, too, but only had Brown’s 25-yard curler to show for their efforts before full-backs Reece Hall-Johnson and Michee Efete broke the hosts’ hearts late on.

U21s coach Steve Potts said his side deserved the victory 2-1 over Manchester City on Friday 24 April after recent good performances had gone unrewarded.

Potts’ son Dan opened the scoring in the eleventh minute heading in Djair Parfitt-Williams’ cross after an exquisite bit of skill from the young forward. The Hammers doubled their lead early in the second half when Adam Drury stabbed Jordan Brown’s drilled cross into his own net.  

City rallied and looked increasingly dangerous before Olivier Ntcham scored late on to half the Irons’ advantage but it proved too little too late.

U21 coach Steve Potts said fine margins proved to be the difference as Everton came away from Rush Green with a 2-1 victory.

In an even game, there was little to separate the two sides with Potts’ men enjoying the majority of chances. However, the deadlock was broken in the 23rd minute when Chris Long capitalised on a misplaced pass and slotted by Raphael Spiegel.

Just moments into the second half the visiting Toffees doubled their lead when Kieran Dowell’s free kick took a wicked deflection which gave Spiegel no chance of keeping it out.

Djair Parfitt-Williams provided the Hammers hope after he beat two men before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

U21s coach Steve Potts praised his side’s performance as the young Hammers beat London rivals Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The Dev Squad shook off any nerves to put in a tireless performance in the iconic stadium. From the first to the last minute, the Hammers, to a man, were superb.

 

Chelsea:

Collins, Aina, Tomori, Houghton, Conroy, Colkett (Ali), Mitchell (Kiwomya), Musonda, Solanke, Palmer (Boga), Abraham

A slow start by the West Ham United Development Squad proved costly as the Hammers slipped to a 3-1 defeat away at Leicester City.

In their final game of the 2014/15 season, the Dev Squad were a goal down within three minutes when Joe Dodoo slotted home capitalising on slack passing at the back.

The Foxes early lead was then extended by long range efforts from Jack Barmby and Jak McCourt inside the first half an hour.

Leicester City:

Smith, Pearson, Elder, McCourt, Sesay, Davis, Scott (Stankevicius), Chilwell (Chiwell), Panayiotou, Barmby, Dodoo (Miles)