Substitute Chuba Akpom's late strike ensured Arsenal Under-18s took all three points against West Ham at London Colney on Friday.

Akpom was on target with 10 minutes remaining to hand Steve Bould's side their third win in succession and continue the pressure on league leaders Fulham.

The England Under-17 international was making only his second appearance for Bould's youngsters after making the step up from the Under-16s last month.

And the young forward did his credentials no harm with the match winner against a strong West Ham outfit.

Arsenal Yth

1
McDermott
2
Bellerin
3
Hayden
4
Bihmoutine
5
Fagan
6
Rees
7
Wynter
8
Toral
9
Ebecilio
10
Roberts
11
Neita 65

Substitutes

12
Monteiro
13
Vickers
14
Akpom 65 Goal!
15
Monakana

West Ham United

1
Sam Couler
2
Jake Young
3
Daniel Potts
4
Taylor Miles
5
Kenzer Lee
6
Jack Powell
7
Leo Chambers
8
Elliot Lee
9
Blair Turgott
10
Matthias Fanimo
11
Kieran Sadler

Substitutes

12
Sam Baxter
13
Frazer Shaw
14
Josh Siata
15
Taylor Tombides
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