West Ham sit 2nd in the Premier League 2 table with the U21s continuing their fine form this season.

Steve Potts’ side overcame Nottingham Forest 3-1 on a bitterly cold night at Rush Green, with our Hammers producing another eye catching attacking display to get the 6th win of the season.

It was a game that once again saw some outstanding individual performances, with Lewis Orford pulling the strings and Calum Marshall netting twice against Forest to put West Ham 2nd in the league table.

Speaking after the game, manager and former player Steve Potts was understandably delighted with his team, highlighting the importance to get his team pressing high to gain more chances against the opposition.

“It took a bit of work out of possession for us to get those first two goals,” Potts told the club’s Official Website.

“We did that well. We got after them, and PK nicked the ball after a really excellent press from the attacking three.

“We say to the boys you are not [doing that press] for the sake of it. You are doing it because you can get chances out of it. And we have had several chances this season from getting after teams and winning turnovers.That is what the boys are all about really.”

The Academy boys will be looking to make history for the club up next on Tuesday night, when we face Colchester United as we look to book a place in the Quarter Finals of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy for the first time.