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Under 23's

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Submitted by plaistow-man on Tue, 22/03/2022 - 18:07

After the heady experience of The mighty Irons (nail biting) victory over Sevilla I decided to take in the under 23's on Friday evening v Brighton. A few players caught my eye in the young Hammers ranks ... Alese was very commanding at the back, Perkins coud and should have had a first half hat-trick but to be fair Brighton young keeper pulled off a couple of blinding saves.
Hegyi pulled off a worldy, Longelo was kept busy nut overall looked quite composed. Ekwah netted a superb opener and was very commanding in the centre of midfield and the inter play between him an Alese was a joy to watch. Forson another goal scorer and incidently the smallest player on the pitch reminded me of Mark Ward in his pomp. Perkins impressed with his battling play and even though on the night he should have had at least 4 goals he never once gave up and got involved in a lot of forward play. Freddie Potts was another who put in a terrific and spirited performance. Thierry Nevers added a little something when he came on and indeed netted!
Kudos to Brighton and a few of their lads stood out as well, no's 7 & 11 (Peupion and Miller) both of Brightons scorers occupied the wide areas and were very impressive, constantly running and teasing our defenders, Mc Gill in goal had a very decent match and Brighton skipper Marc Leornard would look very good beside Alese.
What was evident is the overall team spirit and determination and the lads I mentioned for West Ham on this showing have a serious future in the game, Okoflex, Laing, Chesters and Greenidge all played their part and are certainly integral in this side, I hope this gives a little insight into the lads and hopefully encourage more fans to watch the and at £5 a real bargain and a great way to encourage our junior support.

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