Match Report - West Ham U18 V Manchester City U18 - 21 Aug 2004

Tony Carr's Academy U18 side got off to a disappointing start to the season when they were beaten 4-0 by Manchester City on Saturday.

"We were outfought and outplayed," admits Tony.

"It was physical and we were not up to the task - we were overrun in all departments.

"They were a big team, and to be honest it could have been more because it was men against boys.

"We had a school boy who was giving away three years to some of their players, so no complaints - it was no surprise.

"But it is a disappointment and shows us what we need to achieve this year."