Prolific Nigerian youngster David Omilabu scored his sixteenth goal of the season on Wednesday afternoon. The young striker reached the feet with a hat-trick against West Ham.
Crystal Palace U18s edged West Ham U18s 5-1 in the U18 Premier League match played at the Crystal Palace Academy Stadium.
David Omilabu broke the deadlock for the host in the seventh minute from the penalty spot - before Jack Wells-Morrison doubled their advantage six minutes into the half-time break.
West Ham reduced the deficit through Amadou Diallo's spot-kick in the forty-third minute, while Omilabu restored their two-goal advantage from the spot.
Omilabu completed his hat-trick with a simple tap-in at the hour mark, while Daniel Quick completed the rout.
He is not the only Nigerian descent player on parade as Tayo Adaramola also started for Crystal Palace - while Victor Akinwale and Ademola Ola-Adebomi came off the bench in the 67th and 84th minute respectively.
The win cement the Eagles place at the top of the South zone with forty-four points from twenty games, while West Ham are eleventh with sixteen points from nineteen games.
Omilabu has featured in fifteen games for the young Eagles and has started twelve. He has scored sixteen goals and assisted two.
By - Adewale Adeyemi
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