West Ham beat Hull comfortably tonight in the third round of the Carabao Cup at the London Stadium. And some Hammers fans raved about the performance of Harrison Ashby.
The east London side were far too good for the Tigers.
And we actually played very well tonight. With all of the doom and gloom currently surrounding the club, it made a nice change to have a positive feeling emanating from the London Stadium.
Sometimes it is easy to get wrapped up in the negativity that has surrounded us as a football club. We at Hammers News haven’t been immune from that either. But we sometimes forget just how many good young players we are currently producing.
We got a glimpse into the future watching Aji Alese in action. But it was his teammate Harrison Ashby who received most of the plaudits.
The 18-year-old is very highly rated in east London. He has played 23 games for West Ham’s under-18’s and seven games for the club’s under-23’s.
Considering our problems at right-back, Ashby could save us a lot of money in the future. And the teenager demonstrated what he is all about tonight, what with his impressive pace, tenacious tackling and work-rate.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter to praise Ashby for his performance against Hull…
See it last week!!…. Harrison Ashby is the real deal ⚒ #WHUHUL
— Rob Waldon WHUFC #GSBOUT (@RobWaldon) September 22, 2020
Nice long buster of a run from Ashby there to win the corner. Nice to see a youngster really try to lay down a marker & do well.
Alese has looked so assured too, so comfortable on the ball & a decent passing range too. Certainly have no issue him being 3rd/4th choice this season
— Mike (@mhare641) September 22, 2020
Impressed with Ashby & Alesse. Both look comfortable and confident on the ball. #WHUHUL
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) September 22, 2020
Ashby, Alese and Johnson have looked great so far.
— Dan Springate (@DCSpringate) September 22, 2020
Ashby has great technique and pace. Some poor decisions passing the ball but looks a real talent! As he matures those mistakes will go away.
— West Ham USA ⚒ #GSBOUT (@USAWestHamUSA) September 22, 2020
Ashby looks Class
— Jayden Cuthbert (@JaydenCuthbert) September 22, 2020
that Ashby is proper nippy, looks good
— TheHopelessHammer #GSBOUT (@HammerHopeless) September 22, 2020
I think Ashby and Alese have been the shining lights.
Wilshere playing well also.
Yarmolenko is a puzzle for the manager… classy and creative but very lazy. I think he has to play behind the forward with little defensive responsibility.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) September 22, 2020
All the academy players have looked good, with Ashby being the standout for me. Only change I’d make is Wilshere for Coventry⚒
— ⚒ESSEX•HAMMER⚒ (@WHULUVA) September 22, 2020
Really like the look of Ashby too. Very comfortable on the ball. We may need to call on these youngsters if more test positive for Covid.
— Den (@denzimart) September 22, 2020
I like Ashby. Very comfortable on the ball
— Matty Denners (@Denner7s) September 22, 2020
Alese and Ashby looking good, really promising. Felipe, Snoddy, Haller and Yarmo playing well
— Martim ⚒️ (@Mertins1801) September 22, 2020
Ashby looks a serious player
— Tiba #GSBOUT (@Tibaa21) September 22, 2020