A Narrow Defeat

Tony Carr says defensive lapses in a "crazy" five minutes just after half time cost his Academy side a point at Manchester United on Saturday.

The Hammers lost 3-2 with goals from Ollie Allen and Sam Wright, and Tony says:

"We made some uncharacteristic mistakes at the back and were punished for them when we went two down just after half time - having edged the first half.

"But we showed character to pull it back to 3-2 and I think if the game had gone on another 10 minutes we would have got a point.

"For long periods we ran them close, and we missed some good chances as well, so it wasn't to be.

"But they are a quality team and have the pick of the players home and abroad."

* The reserve fixture against Derby County, originally set for Wednesday, 16th March at Dagenham and Redbridge, has now been put back to Wednesday, 20th April.