George Moncur was left ruing the Development Squad's missed opportunities as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City, despite a wonder goal of his own.
With the Hammers staring defeat in the face with four minutes left at the Boleyn Ground, Moncur weaved his way into the box before curling a pinpoint shot into the top corner to earn his side a point.
The midfielder's strike cancelled out an own-goal from Leo Chambers who was unlucky to make contact with an Adam Drury cross that gave the visitors an undeserved lead.
Incredibly though, the Hammers should have had all three points when Sean Maguire netted in the final minute, only for the goal to be wrongly ruled offside.
Moncur felt that even despite the disallowed goal, the team still had more than enough chances to win the match.
He told West Ham TV: "It's definitely two points lost tonight, with the amount of chances we had, including myself.
"I could have easily had a hat-trick and a few of the other lads had chances so we could have easily won the game.
"My finishing tonight was shocking and I could have played Sean in once to be through on goal, I made up for it with the finish at the end though, so I thought I played well."
The young midfielder was the best player on the park and a constant threat to the opposition, having earlier struck the crossbar with a free-kick before he found the net.
It was Moncur's second goal in as many games for Nick Haycock's side and having been part of the first team squad which travelled to Barcelona for a friendly with Espanyol last week his confidence is higher than usual.
He said: "Confidence isn't really an issue for me.
"It was nice to go away with the first team and get another goal tonight after I scored against Newcastle last week, so my confidence is sky high at the minute."
The 20-year-old relished the experience of being around Sam Allardyce's squad and believes there will be opportunities for him and his team-mates to get some first team action.
"It was great to play with the top players they have in the first team and it was good to have the experience of playing with them and obviously playing against a team from La Liga was amazing.
"I think there's more hope for youngsters coming through this season and if we keep putting in performances like tonight most of us have got a good chance of being around the first team a bit more."