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U18s report: Omilabu hat-trick secures convincing Palace win

Crystal Palace Under-18s flexed their attacking muscles against West Ham United on Wednesday afternoon, with David Omilabu bagging a hat-trick in the Eagles' 5-1 victory.


  • Paddy McCarthy makes one change from the recent Southampton clash: naming Jesurun Rak-Sakyi
  • The Eagles take the lead after six minutes through a David Omilabu penalty
  • Palace add a second as Jack Wells-Morrison strikes home from the centre of the box – Rak-Sakyi assisting both efforts
  • The Hammers pull a goal back late in the first-half: Amadou Diallo converting from the spot
  • Half-time: Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham Under-18s
  • The Eagles add a third and fourth as Omilabu completes his hat-trick
  • Both sides enjoy chances throughout the second-half
  • Dan Quick bags in the game’s dying minutes
  • Full-time: Crystal Palace 5-1 West Ham Under-18s

Looking to leapfrog Fulham to regain their place at the top of the Under-18s Premier League south, Palace began in lightning fast fashion when Jesurun Rak-Sakyi worked his way into the box to earn a penalty.