Rob Hall was again the star of the show as West Ham United's band of young loanees enjoyed a busy Boxing Day.

While the Hammers' own Barclays Premier League fixture at Arsenal was de-railed by a Tube strike, Hall led Birmingham City to a 2-1 npower Championship victory at Barnsley.

The 19-year-old, who won man of the match honours in Birmingham's recent 2-2 home draw with Burnley, provided two assists for centre-back Curtis Davies, who scored both Blues goals at Oakwell. Hall's fellow West Ham loanee Ravel Morrison was an unused substitute, while former Hammer Hayden Mullins played the full 90 minutes.

Elsewhere in the Championship, goalkeeper Stephen Henderson was also an away winner with Ipswich Town. The Irishman helped the Tractor Boys to pick up three points courtesy of a 2-1 victory at Charlton Athletic, where only a Danny Haynes penalty was good enough to beat Henderson. Birmingham's win keeps them in 19th place on 29 points, two points and one place above Ipswich.

In npower League One, Dan Potts was booked as Colchester United fell to a 3-1 home defeat by high-flying Brentford. The U's are struggling in 20th place in the table, just one position and two points above the relegation zone.

Neither of West Ham's npower League Two representatives made it on to the pitch on Boxing Day. Blair Turgott was an unused substitute in Bradford City's 2-1 home win over Accrington Stanley - a game in which Zavon Hines started and Kyel Reid appeared as a late substitute before setting up the winner for Alan Connell. Elsewhere, Paul McCallum's AFC Wimbledon saw their home fixture with Northampton Town postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Bradford are fifth, while Wimbledon are 23rd and in the relegation zone.

Finally, Declan Hunt appeared as a 73rd-minute substitute for Braintree Town in their 3-0 home Blue Square Bet Premier defeat by Cambridge United.

*West Ham United can confirm that first-year professional centre-back Kenzer Lee has reached agreement to terminate his contract and registration with the club with immediate effect. West Ham United would like to thank Kenzer for his efforts and wish him all the best for his future career.

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