Match Report - West Ham Reserves V Arsenal Reserves - 08 Sep 2004

Kevin Keen says there were some positives form the reserves' defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday night despite the score line.

West Ham lost 5-0 to a strong Arsenal side and had Tommy Laws sent off just after half time for retaliation.

At half time the score was 1-0 and Kevin says:

"There were some good things to come out of the game and it was very even in the first half - we were unlucky to be a goal down after playing very well.

"We had a lot of youngsters out there and we didn't deserve to be losing at the break.

"But when Tommy was sent off it made things very difficult against a side that pass and move so well and had some very athletic players.

"I am proud of the way we continued to work hard with only 10 men."

Darren Behcet saved a twice taken penalty conceded by Danny Bunce.

Elliot Ward was captain.

TEAM: Behcet, McClenahan, Blewitt, Laws, Ward, Bunce, Stokes [Yao 75], Wright, Ashikodi, Ephraim [White 58], Reid [Allen 75].

Subs unused: Reed, Brady.