Reserves Reversed

West Ham are still seeking their first reserve team win of the season after a 2-1 reverse against Tottenham on Tuesday night in which three players with first team experience sustained injuries.

"Richard Garcia, Shaun Byrne, and Youssef Sofiane all picked up knocks," reveals Roger Cross, but we hope they won't be too serious although it will prevent them from travelling to Crewe.

It means a mixed evening for Richard, trying to make his name this season, who scored the opening goal of the game.

"It was an outstanding goal, a fantastic shot from 25 yards that thumped in off the post," adds Roger.

"We played quite brightly in the second half, better than we did in the first half," says Roger.

"Before they equalised we had two very good chances with Shaun Byrne going through and was unfortunate that the keeper made a couple of good saves which meant he wasn't able to stick them away.

"After that Poyet scored for them with Dalmat supplying, and they reversed that for the second goal.

"They had a bit of a side out including the South African boy, Mabizela, that we looked at, Ziege, and Gary Doherty, and we just got beaten by two little bits of quality which is a shame because we played well.

"I was happy with the performance and I thought the lads put an awful lot into the game with what you might say is our strongest reserve side this season."

TEAM: Bywater, McLenehan, Tattum, Laws, Lumsden, Kilgallon [Blewitt 45], Sofiane, Byrne, Garcia, Noble D., McMahon.

Unused: Behcet, Pearson, Cohen, Noble M, Carrick G.