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Development Coach : Steve Potts
READING : Under-18 Premier League South Division
The competition will take a similar format to last season, with our players taking part in the Southern Division between August and February before the Southern and Northern sections are split up into smaller pools based on league positions for the closing months of the season.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Under-18 Premier League South Division
2 - 0 (Akinola, Lewis)
13 August 2016
Belic K. (Hamilton)
1 - 0 (Lewis)
20 August 2016
West Ham United opened their Barclays U18 Premier League South campaign with an entertaining 2-0 victory at Reading.
The hosts came out strong in the first half but were unable to convert any of the succession of chances they created in the opening 45 minutes.
After the break, West Ham rallied and pushed themselves ahead when captain Tunji Akinola found space at the far post to head home from Anthony Scully’s cross.
Shortly after, Scully was again involved as the visitors doubled their lead, setting up midfielder Alfie Lewis, who swept home whilst laying on the floor in the penalty box.
West Ham United continued their perfect start to the 2016-17 U18 Premier League South season with a deserved 1-0 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The young Hammers, who opened their campaign with a 2-0 victory at Reading, and followed up with another three points thanks to midfielder Alfie Lewis’ low eleventh-minute strike.
The Academy of Football overcame wet and windy conditions at Little Heath to score a second straight win for U18s manager Steve Potts.
His assistant Mark Phillips was delighted to pick up another valuable victory, saying: “I’m much happier this week. What we witnessed was a good, solid 90 minutes of defensive football – not that we shaped up to play a totally defensive game that is.
SOUTHAMPTON : Under-18 Premier League South Division
0 - 2
27 August 2016
LEICESTER CITY : Under-18 Premier League South Division
2 - 2 (Kemp, Wells)
10 September 2016
Steve Potts believes his side could have easily taken all three points from their 2-2 U18 Premier League South draw with Leicester City.
The U18s manager made three changes from the side that lost 2-0 away at Southampton before the international break with Sam Howes, Alfie Lewis and Joe Powell all coming into the starting line-up at Little Heath.
The Hammers took the lead in the first half through Dan Kemp, only to have been pegged back after the interval.
Leicester then took the lead, but Potts’ men responded well as the second half wore on to level the scoring through Ben Wells and looked the more likely to clinch a winner by the end. However, the hosts were forced to settle for a share of the spoils
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