Sunderland U18s off mark with Smith winner against West Ham

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Martin Smith’s second-half penalty earned Sunderland a first win of the Barclays Under-18 Premier League today, as West Ham were beaten 1-0 at the Academy of Light.

Smith slammed home from the spot after Lynden Gooch was brought down by Amos Nasha.

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