Parfitt-Williams Scores In West Ham 3 – 2 Win

January 14, 2016

Djair Parfitt-Williams and his West Ham United Development teammates are through to the quarter-finals of the Under 21 Premier League Cup Round after a  3-2 win over Fulham, with Parfitt-Williams scoring in the 17th minute.

Fulham’s match report said, “Fulham saw their unbeaten run come to an end following a 3-2 loss at West Ham United after extra-time on a chilly Wednesday night in the U21 Premier League Cup.

“An action-packed first half saw four goals, with West Ham twice fighting back from behind, first after a deflected Matt Smith strike and then following a neatly taken Mattias Kait shot after a goalmouth scramble. An extra-time penalty from Elliot Lee was the difference following a stagnant second half.

Djair Parfitt-Williams TC Bermuda Jan 14 2016

“Peter Grant selected a handful of First Team stars. Smith led the line, with George Williams and Ben Pringle flanking him on each wing. West Ham also named a strong team including Alex Song and teenage starlet Reece Oxford.

“The Whites started brightly and the first chance fell to Williams as he skipped effortlessly passed two West Ham defenders and cut in from the left flank. His attempted curled shot looked destined for the bottom corner, only to see Sam Howes make a smart save in the Hammers net.

“The breakthrough came eight minutes later when a perfectly lofted throughball by Ian Pino Soler in behind the West Ham back four found Smith. With the West Ham defence reeling, Smith took a touch and steadied himself before firing a powerful right-footed shot on goal. His effort took a big deflection off a West Ham defender and found a way past a wrong-footed Howes.

“The lead was short-lived as six minutes later Djair Parfitt-Williams was able to outleap everyone at a corner and head home past Magnus Norman, who had been untested up until that point.

“Fulham were back in front on the half-hour mark. Pringle lined up a free-kick just outside the box which was palmed behind. The resulting corner was almost turned in by a defender. Howes did incredibly well to palm it clear but an opportunistic Kait was well positioned to slide home from three yards.

“Moments later Fulham were unlucky not to go further in front as Williams initiated a two-on-one after beating two defenders and surging towards goal. Following a quick touch onto his left foot, his shot was well blocked behind for a corner.

“The Whites were punished just before half-time when Lee lashed a shot in from just outside the box. With the temperature dropping, the referee blew his whistle to bring an end to an action-packed first half.

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