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2019-20 Premier League Under-18 (South Division)

SWANSEA CITY : Premier League Under-18

CHELSEA : Premier League Under-18

ARSENAL : Premier League Under-18

Hegyi

Ashby

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson (Adebayo)

Okotcha

Baptiste

Corbett

Giddings

Parkes

Nebyla (Caiger)

Chesters (Peakes)

 

Cobham

3 - 4 (Caiger, Nebyla, Parkes)

17 August 2019

STOKE CITY : Premier League Cup (Group E)

CHELSEA : Premier League Under-18

READING : Premier League Under-18

Little Heath

1 - 1 (Parkes)

18 January 2020

Jinadu

Ashby (Fevrier)

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson

Okotcha

Baptiste

Chesters

Stroud

Parkes

Nebyla (Veliky)

Baker-Boatiey (Simon-Swyer)

ARSENAL : Premier League Under-18

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Premier League Under-18

LEICESTER CITY : Premier League Under-18

Little Heath

2 - 1 (Corbett, Nebyla)

10 August 2019

Hegyi

Baptiste

Okotcha

Cover (Ashby)

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson

Giddings (Potts)

Corbett

Simon-Swyer (Keller)

Nebyla

Parkes

 

 

Goals from Sebastian Nebyla and Kai Corbett were enough to give West Ham United U18s a winning start under Kevin Keen in the U18 Premier League South.

Taking on Swansea U18 at a windswept Little Heath Sports Ground this morning, the young Hammers fell behind to a 19th-minute effort from the visitors’ striker.

Having missed the opportunity to equalise from the penalty spot shortly afterwards, Nebyla would go on to level the scores in the 29th minute.

It then fell to Corbett to win the game within the first-half, striking a top-quality free-kick from 25 yards in the 41st minute which granted Keen the perfect start to league life as Lead Coach of the Academy side, having returned to the club in early July.

The 2-1 victory places West Ham U18s fifth after the first round of U18 Premier League South fixtures, as Keen looks to build on their eighth-placed finish last season.

West Ham United U18s came out on the wrong side of a see-saw London derby with Chelsea U18s on Saturday, falling to their first competitive defeat of the season.

In an exciting end-to-end game at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre, the home side took advantage of uncertainty at the back through Myles Peart-Harris, who pounced to give them the lead in the 23rd minute.

West Ham U18s, however, came roaring back to lead 2-1 with two goals in two minutes just before half-time – the first a near-post header from Veron Parkes, the second a poacher’s effort from Sebastian Nebyla.

The second half saw Chelsea take charge of the game, levelling through an Armando Broja penalty before taking the lead when Dynel Simeu pounced on a defensive error.

After Broja took advantage of more defensive errors to hand Chelsea U18s a 4-2 lead, Samuel Caiger would reignite hope for U18s Lead Coach Kevin Keen’s men in the 81st minute with a solo goal, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat.

Little Heath

1 - 1 (Chesters)

24 August 2019

Sanneh

Ashby (Caiger)

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson

Okotcha

Baptiste

Chesters (Kileba)

Giddings

Parkes

Nebyla

Akande (Corbett)

Hogwood Park

3 - 3 (Corbett, Giddings, Kileba)

31 August 2019

Hegyi

Caiger

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson

Okotcha

Baptiste

Chesters (Simon-Swyer)

Giddings (Adebayo)

Corbett (Peake)

Nebyla

Kileba

READING : Premier League Under-18

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Premier League Under-18

Hegyi

Greenidge

Caiger

Appiah-Forson

Okotcha

Adebayo

Corbett (Chesters)

Giddings

Parkes

Nebyla (Kileba)

Simon-Swyer (Potts)

Hotspur Way

3 - 2 (Caiger, Corbett, Parkes)

14 September 2019

West Ham United U18s edged past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur U18s 3-2 in a thrilling contest at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre.

Goals from Sebastien Nebyla, Veron Parkes and Sam Caiger were enough to see Kevin Keen’s side pick up their first away victory of the season.

With the win the U18s move up to 4th in the U18 Premier League South and are now unbeaten in their last three games.

Assistant coach Mark Phillips spoke of his delight after a great all-round team performance.

“I felt that we were always in front throughout the match, in the last 10 minutes they started to ask serious questions. I thought Will Greenidge defended excellently throughout against a very difficult Tottenham team.”

West Ham now have 8 points from their first five league games and have successfully negotiated a tough opening run of fixtures.

ASTON VILLA : Premier League Under-18

Little Heath

3 -1 (Simon-Swyer 2, Nebyla)

30 November 2019

Jinadu

Ashby (Nsumbu)

Greenidge

Chesters

Caiger

Baptiste

Parkes

Giddings

Odubeko (Simon-Swyer)

Nebyla

Diallo (Corbett)

 

 

West Ham United U18s continued their impressive winning run in the U18 Premier League South by beating Aston Villa U18s 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Two late goals from Kamarai Swyer proved to be the difference at Little Heath after Villa had earlier cancelled out Sebastian Nebyla’s first-half opener.

The win keeps the young Hammers in fourth position in the league but moves them to just two points behind Brighton in third.

Clayton Wood

1 - 4 (Mubama)

23 November 2019

Hegyi

Greenidge

Caiger

Appiah-Forson

Nsumbu

Okotcha (Mubama)

Chesters

Woods

Odubeko

Nebyla (Perkins)

Kileba (Boaiety)

 

West Ham United U18s were eliminated from the U18 Premier League Cup on Saturday morning as they lost 4-1 away to Stoke City U18s.

Four goals in the second half for the hosts consigned the young Hammers to just their fourth defeat of the season.

With other results also not going the way of Kevin Keen’s side, the U18s finished bottom of their U18 Premier League Cup group on three points.

Little Heath

2 - 1 (Appiah-Forson, Parkes)

11 January 2020

Jinadu

Ashby

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson

Okotcha

Baptiste

Peake

Stroud

Simon-Swyer

Nebyla

Parkes

 

West Ham United were beaten in a penalty shootout by London rivals Charlton Athletic despite going ahead on three occasions during normal time in the FA Youth Cup at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. The Hammers looked to have booked their place in the fourth round of the competition for the first time since 2011/12 when they nudged themselves ahead for the third time with less than a quarter of an hour of the 90 minutes remaining. However the battling Addicks struck back with two minutes left of the clock to take the game to extra-time and eventually penalties. The visitors' nerves cracked first when Hammers stopper Krisztian Hegyi saved from Charlton's second spot-kick, however Kevin Keen's men also missed their second and eventually their sixth as the south east Londoners booked their place in the fourth round proper.

Manager: Kevin Keen

West Ham United U18 were pegged back by a late equaliser against Arsenal U18 at Little Heath, drawing 1-1.

The young Hammers made a fast start to their third U18 Premier League South game of the season, going ahead after six minutes when Joshua Okotcha’s exquisite pass found Daniel Chesters to put them in front.

Buoyed by an impressive performance away at Chelsea U18 last week, albeit ultimately in a 3-4 loss, the young Hammers looked dangerous throughout, producing another display full of attacking intent, but sadly lacking in the end product necessary to close the game out.

Those missed chances would come back to cost Kevin Keen’s side, as a splendid individual effort by Arsenal’s Luke Plange 13 minutes from the end of the contest resulted in honours even at full-time.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Premier League Cup (Group E)

Little Heath

2 - 1 (Adebayo, Caiger)

28 September 2019

Jinadu

Greenidge

Caiger

Adebayo

Nsumbu

Okotcha (Nebyla)

Chesters

Giddings

Kileba (Veliky)

Flaherty

Diallo (Peake)

West Ham United U18s defeated Tottenham Hotspur U18s for the second time in a fortnight to open their 2019-20 Premier League Cup campaign with three points.

The Hammers opened the scoring towards the end of the first half when left-back Sam Caiger cut in from the left-hand side and curled the ball into the far corner from 20 yards.

The balance of play remained relatively even for the rest of the first half as both sides spurned chances, Amadou Diallo and Caiger having shots well saved, but it was the visitors who came out on the front foot after the break.

Three minutes after the restart, Chay Cooper’s low ball into the box found Enoch Asante at the far post, the Spurs attacker duly converting from four yards.

Hammers heads remained high, however, and six minutes later the home side regained the lead, a corner finding its way to the back-post where midfielder Iyiola Adebayo was on hand to sidefoot home.

NORWICH CITY : Premier League Under-18

Little Heath

4 - 1 (Akande 2, Nebyla 2)

21 September 2019

Jinadu

Heal

Greenidge

Giddings

Okotcha

Adebayo

Corbett (Peake)

Nebyla

Simon-Swyer

Akande (Kileba)

Chesters (Diallo)

 

West Ham United U18s maintained their grip on fourth place in the U18 Premier League South with a dominant 4-1 victory over Norwich.

The home side momentum was evident from the opening moments when West Ham’s new trialist scored with his first touch in a Claret and Blue shirt, sweeping in Sebastian Nebyla’s cross from the edge of the box inside two minutes.

Nebyla then continued his blistering start to the season by doubling West Ham’s lead after 19 minutes, tapping in after good work from Kamarai Simon-Swyer.

The visitors then took advantage of some momentary defensive slackness from the Hammers to pull one back, Josh Giurgi converting after 28 minutes.

West Ham’s two-goal advantage was restored within a minute of the restart, however, as Nebyla netted his fifth goal in six games with an excellent solo effort, collecting Will Greenidge’s pass and rounding the keeper before slotting home.

3-1 the score remained until half-time, from whence West Ham opted to change the pace and seek control of the game.

Their victory was sealed when their trialist rounded off the scoring – and a fine first impression in a competitive fixture – with a fantastic free-kick after 64 minutes.

FULHAM : Premier League Under-18

Hegyi

Ashby (Nsumbu)

Greenidge (Peake)

Forson

Okotcha

Baptiste

Corbett (Kileba)

Giddings

Parkes

Chesters

Diallo

Motspur Park

1 - 5 (Parkes)

5 October 2019

Little Heath

1 - 1 (Nebyla)

19 October 2019

Sanneh

Ashby

Greenidge

Nebyla

Nsumbu (Thomas)

Okotcha

Peake (Kileba)

Chesters

Parkes

Appiah-Forson (Giddings)

Corbett

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Premier League Under-18

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Premier League Under-18

SWANSEA CITY : Premier League Under-18

LEICESTER CITY : Premier League Under-18

SOUTHAMPTON : Premier League Under-18

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : FA Youth Cup (Third Round)

Newcastle United Academy

Score

26 October 2019

Landore Training Centre

8 - 2 (Parkes 3, Veliky 2, Kileba, Nebyla, Odubeko)

2 November 2019

Sanneh

Greenidge

Thomas

Woods (Kileba)

Nsumbu

Okotcha (Perkins)

Parkes

Giddings

Odubeko (Veliky)

Nebyla

Peake

 

Belvoir Drive Training Ground

3 - 1 (Parkes 2, Nebyla)

9 November 2019

Sanneh

Greenidge

Thomas

Appiah-Forson

Nsumbu

Okotcha

Parkes

Giddings (Veliky)

Odubeko (Trialist)

Nebyla

Peake (Perkins)

 

 

Staplewood

5 - 0 (Odubeko 3, Corbett, Simon-Swyer)

7 December 2019

Hegyi

Greenidge (Fevrier)

Okotcha

Nsumbu

Caiger

Appiah-Forson

Nebyla

Simon-Swyer (Corbett)

Peake

Odubeko

Parkes (Gileba)

 

 

West Ham United U18s made it three consecutive league wins in a row on Saturday morning as they overpowered Southampton U18s 5-0.

An early Mipo Odubeko strike had put West Ham in control at the break, before the forward was able to complete his first hat-trick for the club during the second period.

Kamarai Swyer and Kai Corbett were also on target for Kevin Keen’s side at a chilly Staplewood Training Ground.

The win sees the young Hammers rise to third in the U18 Premier League South table, having played a game more than Brighton & Hove Albion in fourth.

 

Chigwell Construction Stadium

3 - 3 (Odubeko 2, Parkes) lost 4-5 pens

13 December 2019

Hegyi

Appiah-Forson

Nsumbu

Okotcha

Greenidge

Giddings (Adu)

Stroud

Fevrier (Velicky)

Nebyla (Peake)

Simon-Swyer

Odubeko

Shenley Training Centre

5 - 1 (Odubeko 2, Nebyla, Simon-Swyer, [og])

1 February 2020

Little Heath

3 - 1 (Odubeko, Parkes [pen], Simon-Swyer)

22 February 2020

Little Heath

3 - 2 (Ashby 2, Corbett)

Date

Sanneh

Greenidge

Okotcha

Appiah-Forson

Gileba (Corbett)

Parkes

Nebyla (Woods)

Nsumbu

Giddings

Chesters

Thomas (Peake)

 

West Ham United Under-18s fell to a 5-1 defeat at League leaders Fulham on a chilly Saturday morning at Motspur Park. Kevin Keen’s side were perhaps unlucky to be on the end of such a harsh scoreline, with the hosts capitalising on several spells of dominance to clinically take the game beyond their reach. Fulham took the lead inside ten minutes, striker Jay Stansfield glancing Conor McAvoy’s cross into the far corner. With ten minutes to go until half-time, Fulham began to demonstrate their quality, with Hammers goalkeeper Kristztian Hegyi forced into two fantastic top-corner saves to deny Stansfield’s turn and shot and Jonathon Page’s hooked volley. Moments later, however, and the hosts had control of the match, a corner from the right receiving two ricochets on the way to Stansfield at the back post, who had the simple task of converting from merely yards out. The former Exeter front-man would then complete a first-half hat-trick five minutes later, darting between the Hammers' lines before calmly slotting past Hegyi. West Ham went into half-time with a 3-0 deficit; an indication of just how clinical Fulham, and Stansfield in particular, had been. Keen subsequently switched to a more attacking formation at the interval, and West Ham enjoyed their best spell of the match shortly afterwards, Ashby’s mishit cross clipping the bar moments before Veron Parkes flicked home Amadou Diallo’s accurate cross from the left. Despite the Hammers’ greater intent, Fulham would kill off the game as a contest with 15 minutes remaining when McAvoy headed in at the far post. Further gloss was added with four minutes left, when Stansfield pounced on a rebound from close range to claim his fourth, and Fulham's fifth, of the match.

 

West Ham United U18s were held to a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion U18s at Little Heath on Saturday morning.

Sebastian Nebyla’s calm finish late in the first-half had put West Ham in front, before Stefan Vukoje equalised for the visitors early in the second period.

The draw means Kevin Keen’s side continue their positive start to the season, the young Hammers sit 4th in the U18 Premier League South, with 12 points from seven games.

 

West Ham United Under-18s hit Swansea U18s for eight as forwards Veron Parkes scored a hat-trick. The junior Irons got off to the best possible start when Swansea failed to clear a high ball from Odubeko and Parkes picked it up on the edge of the area, rifling a low shot into the bottom left hand corner after just eight minutes. Odubeko then grabbed his maiden goal on his first appearance two minutes later, stroking home Lennon Peake’s through-ball, before the home side pulled one back through William Rickard on 27 minutes.

The Hammers regained their two-goal advantage eight minutes later, a powerful Odubeko run, before the debutant lobbed the ball to top-scorer Sebastian Nebyla, who finished into an empty net.

Swansea pulled a goal back shortly after the interval, to reduce the deficit once more, before enjoying an excellent opportunity to level the scores – only for Hammers keeper Serine Sanneh to display impressive reflexes to deny the home side.

This would prove a turning point in the game as Veliky squared for Parkes’ composed second with 63 minutes played, before the Slovakian playmaker made it 5-2 ten minutes later.

As the home side’s defensive shape began to falter, Parkes completing his hat-trick with seven minutes to go when he sidefooted Greenidge’s low cross into the net, before pinball inside the Swans’ area allowed Veliky to make it 7-2 on 90 minutes. Just a minute later, and winger Gael Kileba completed the scoring.

West Ham United U18s made it back-to-back away league wins as they overcame Leicester City U18s 3-1 at the Leicester City Training Ground on Saturday morning.

A brace from Veron Parkes and a calm finish from Sebastian Nebyla was enough to see Kevin Keen’s side come away with all three points, although the Hammers were denied a clean sheet late on by a Connor Barrett strike.

The victory sees West Ham remain fourth in Premier League U18 South but there is now a seven-point gap between them and their hosts Leicester in fifth.

West Ham United Under-18s got their 2020 off to an excellent start with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Little Heath on Saturday morning.

Going into the new year third-placed in U18 Premier League South, the Hammers were superb to a man against their London rivals, the league leaders who were hitherto undefeated up to that point.

The visitors took an early lead in contentious circumstances when George Nunn put them ahead after eight minutes, but West Ham came roaring back during an entertaining first 45.

Two well-drilled teams were on show in east London, containing one another well, so it was left to two moments of outstanding quality from West Ham’s scholars to overturn Chelsea’s advantage.

The first came on 32 minutes when midfielder Keenan Appiah-Forson recorded a spectacular first goal of the season, arriving at the edge of the area to rifle home Veron Parkes’ ball on the half-volley.

Two minutes later, and 18-year-old Parkes found himself on the scoresheet, an excellent team goal seeing Harrison Ashby and Lennon Peake combine down the right before the latter played in Parkes, who provided an exquisite finish - his tenth goal for the U18s in all competitions this campaign.

 

Goals from Sebastian Nebyla and Kamarai Swyer, and a brace from Mipo Odubeko, had put the Hammers well in control before a late Zane Monlouis own goal completed the scoring. West Ham took the lead in the 28th minute through Nebyla. A razor-sharp counter-attack saw Jayden Fevrier released down the right-hand side and the No7 managed to cut the ball back inside to Nebyla who fired home for his tenth league goal of the season. The hosts equalised shortly before half-time after they were awarded a penalty. Alfie Matthews made no mistake from 12 yards to send the teams in level at the break.

Just five minutes after the restart the Irons were ahead once more, Fevrier finding the advancing Swyer. The winger was able to apply the finishing touch. The Hammers extended their advantage when a miscommunication amongst the Arsenal backline left Odubeko one-on-one with Gracyk. The striker finished calmly under the keeper to put West Ham 3-1 up. The 17-year old didn’t have to wait long to add to his tally, he intercepted a sloppy Arsenal pass on the halfway line, the forward evaded two challenges on his way to the edge of the box and curled the ball immaculately into the top right corner to put the result beyond doubt. The Hammers added a fifth in injury-time when Keenan Appiah-Forson’s first-time effort cannoned in off Arsenal defender Monlouis and into the Arsenal goal, sealing a comprehensive victory for Kevin Keen’s side.

 

Hegyi

Appiah-Forson (Nsumbu)

Baptiste

Okotcha

Caiger

Parkes (Simon-Swyer)

Stroud

Giddings

Chesters

Peake

Odubeko (Nebyla)

 

Hegyi

Ashby

Baptiste

Okotcha

Greenidge

Appiah-Forson

Chesters (Baker-Boaltey)

Fevrier (Caiger)

Adebayo

Corbett

Simon-Swyer (Parkes)

West Ham United U18s stretched their unbeaten U18 Premier League South run to nine games with a well-taken 3-1 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

 

Despite falling behind midway through the first half at Little Heath to Kion Etete's penalty kick, Veron Parkes equalised for the junior Hammers just before the interval – also from the spot.

 

Shortly after the restart, Ademipo Odubeko put Kevin Keen’s U18s ahead with a clinical finish before Kamarai Simon-Swyer put the game beyond all doubt as it ticked over into injury time, sparking jubilant scenes amongst his teammates.

 

The victory keeps West Ham U18s just two points behind league leaders Fulham and Chelsea – albeit with the Lilywhites having a game in hand.

 

A stoppage-time winner from Harrison Ashby ensured West Ham United U18s made it ten league games unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Leicester City U18s.

 

Kevin Keen’s side went ahead in both halves, but the visitors managed to level twice and thought they had salvaged a point when Shane Flynn capitalised on a defensive error in the 90th minute.

 

With mere seconds remaining however, a fine individual run from Ashby saw him break into the box, and the Scotland U19 International made no mistake in finding the bottom corner to seal all three points.

 

The win sees the young Hammers remain just three points behind league leaders Fulham in U18 Premier League South - setting up a top-of-the-table clash with the Cottagers at Little Heath next Saturday.

Hegyi

Greenidge

Ashby

Appiah-Forson (Stroud)

Nsumbu

Caiger

Parkes (Simon-Swyer)

Chesters (Corbett)

Odubeko

Nebyla

Peake (Diallo)

 

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West Ham United U18s played out a 3-3 thriller against Reading U18s at the Berkshire side’s training ground.

The Hammers' scholars went into the fixture in sixth place and looking to kickstart their season.

They got off to a poor start against Reading, however, falling behind within six minutes to a strike from Portuguese left winger Pedro Neves.

The home team pressed for a second, but lead coach Kevin Keen’s young side demonstrated their powers of recovery when, after 23 minutes, last week’s goalscorer Daniel Chesters picked out Gael Kileba, the winger notching the equaliser.

The scores remained level until the interval – but it was West Ham who evidently used the break to better effect, bursting out the traps with some momentum.

Within five minutes of the restart, Kai Corbett – who recently made his debut at U23 level in a friendly against Brentford ‘B’ – put the away side in front, Kileba turning provider this time around, before Jake Giddings doubled the advantage just six minutes later.

But the end-to-end match had a final twist in store, West Ham’s brace sparking Reading themselves into a rally. After Josh Hewitt converted for the hosts from the penalty spot after 62 minutes, Claudio Osorio put the teams on a level pegging ten minutes later.

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West Ham United U18s performed well but fell to a 3-1 defeat at Newcastle United’s Academy training ground.

The fixture marked Kevin Keen’s side's second match in the Premier League Cup group stage, having already overcome Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in their opening game last month.

The Hammers started the game in the North-East brightly and with plenty of attacking intent, but fell behind to two quickfire strikes from Kain Reed after a quarter of an hour played; the first an excellent finish from the edge of the area, the second a simple tap-in.

Those early blows did not dull West Ham’s intent, however, and they won themselves a lifeline when Gael Kileba won his side a penalty shortly after the half-an-hour mark, Veron Parkes converting for his fourth goal of the season.

Although the Hammers started the second period on the front foot, their momentum was halted by two red cards in quick succession for Dan Chesters and Kai Corbett towards the end of the half.

Newcastle subsequently took full advantage from a corner eight minutes from time, working a corner well to Elliott Anderson to outmanoeuvre the Irons and put the game to bed as a contest.

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Academy 2019-20

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Official Programme

Team Sheet

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West Ham United Under-18s were forced to settle for a point against Reading on Saturday morning, having fought back from a goal behind at Little Heath.

Kevin Keen’s U18s side went into the fixture off the back of a morale-boosting win against U18 Premier League South leaders Chelsea last weekend. The confidence garnered from that result was evident initially as the Hammers began their game against the Royals at a high tempo, creating three excellent chances inside the first 20 minutes of the match.

Failing to capitalise on those turned the early tide, however, as Reading’s defender Nelson Abbey converted Imari Samuels’ corner kick on 28 minutes.

The visitors were buoyed by their lead and went on to create several presentable opportunities themselves, only to fail to extend that early advantage.

After half-time, the Hammers rallied, deservedly grabbing an equaliser with a quarter of the game to go when the ball was whipped across to Dan Chesters.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder initially looked to be set to shoot from a tight angle, but instead played a cute ball back for top scorer Veron Parkes, who gleefully converted his third goal in three games.

From then on, it was anybody’s game, with both teams showing plenty of attacking intent, but ultimately the game finished honours even at 1-1.

 

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West Ham United Academy Under-18s

1 May 2020

COVID-19

Premier League clubs have agreed that this season's Academy Games Programme will be curtailed from Under-9s to Under-23s

 

Premier League Shareholders today unanimously agreed to curtail the 2019/20 Academy Games Programme. This decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first-team football, has been taken to give Academy staff and their players clarity at this challenging time.

The curtailment will include all Under-9 to Under-16 games as well as the Under-18 and Under-23 competitions. The methodology for determining the final league standings and outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date.

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21 March:

1 April:

18 April:

25 April:

Fulham

Brighton & Hove Albion

Norwich City

Aston Villa

Southampton

Little Heath

American Express Elite Performance Centre

Colney Training Centre

Bodymoor Heath

Little Heath

(H)

(A)

(A)

(A)

(H)

Void Fixtures

Following the curtailment of the 2019-20 campaign our youngsters were subsequently awarded third place on a points-per-game basis.