Reserves 4-3 Chelsea FT

Barclays Premier Reserve League South
Tuesday 16 December
Woodside Park
Kick-off: 7pm
Referee: S P Beck

Final score - 4-3

Diego Tristan scored twice on his first 90 minutes for West Ham United in a keenly-fought London derby at the home of Bishop's Stortford. The match was also noticeable for the return of Jonathan Spector, while Freddie Sears and Tom Harvey were also on target. will have full action and reaction to come.

90min - GOAL! - Sinclair gives Stech no chance with a well-taken spot-kick.

90min - Spector concedes a penalty but it looked like he won the ball. Nouble went down under the challenge and the referee pointed straight to the spot.

90min - Spector does well to see the ball out as Chelsea press again. It has been a hugely competitive contest and both teams can take plenty of credit. Tristan will take the headlines with his two goals but Harvey, Stokes and Lopez have more than played their part. We are playing three minutes of added time.

87min - GOAL! - Tristan scores his second with a diving header. The No9 had shown great energy to get into the box  as Chelsea tried to regroup and was on hand when Harvey produced a solid challenge to win the ball before whipping in a terrific cross.

86min - Stech produces a magnificent save to deny Stoch from levelling matters.

85min - GOAL! - Nouble capitalises on a mix-up involving Stech. A lofted back pass to the goalkeeper meant Stech had to try and control on his chest. When the ball dropped to the floor, the substitute nipped in and smashed the ball into the net despite the best efforts of Spector.

83min - Spector does well to deny Stoch with a headed clearance before a well-timed tackle stopped Nouble in his tracks.

82min - Tristan showeds his stamina by getting back to help out the defence. Chelsea are still in this and know a goal will make the last few minutes very interesting.

79min - Lopez has a chance to fire in a free-kick but fails to beat the first man. It was his first mis-step on what has been a superb display by the young South American.

76min - GOAL! - Jonathan Spector is unfortunate to flick the ball in under pressure from Nouble just in front of Stech who could do little about it.

74min - Kakuta is off for Frank Nouble , while Oliver Lee is on for Kearns.

72min - GOAL! - Harvey scores with a fierce effort against the run of play but it was a terrific move. Sears and Lopez combined before Tristan's delightful flick into the path of the onrushing Harvey. The England youth international made no mistake.

69min - Stoch does well again on the left before crossing in but again there is no one there to meet it.

68min - Stoch is having a good game. He flights a superb ball over the defence into Sinclair's path but Spector is quick to react and see away the danger.

65min - Miller brings down Stoch just outside the box to the left of goal. From the free-kick, Carl Magnay meets a knock-down with a spectacular overhead kick but he cannot direct it on target.

64min - Spector wins another header at the back. He has been solid on his first competitive game since April.

62min - Harvey has done a good job protecting the back four tonight. Another piece of bright play snuffs out a visiting attack. Within seconds he is up front trying his luck with an effort after being set up by Tristan.

61min - 'Gala shepherds the ball away from Kakuta just as he threatened to burst through on goal.

60min - There are 459 fans here this evening. A creditable showing given the temperature.

58min - Spector and then 'Gala have to be alert after two good crosses in quick succession from the visitors. Chelsea are looking the more likely at the moment.

56min - It is all Chelsea right now. Incisive play by Stoch on the left wing finishes with him chipping to the back post beyond Stech. The ball just sails wide with no Chelsea attacker close enough to capitalise.

55min - Sinclair shows good footwork to work an opening but his shot at the end is wide.

53min - Sinclair's cross is cut out by Kearns and goes straight to Stech. Rodriguez had played his team-mate in with a slide-rule pass behind the home defence.

51min - Alex Dyer has not made any changes yet but has Icelandic Under-21 international defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson among his replacements. So far Spector and 'Gala have done well at the back though.

48min - The temperature has dropped by a few more degrees but the few hundred at Woodside Park have had an enjoyable contest so far. Can the home side give them more to cheer?

46min - Chelsea have made one change. With Sergio Tejera Rodriguez replacing Nielsen.

Half-time 2-0

45min - Harvey becomea the third Hammer booked in four minutes. The midfielder pulled Sinclair's shirt.

44min - Kakuta meets a Ofori-Twumasi cross with his head but it runs through to Stech.

43min - Kearns also goes into the book for a foul on Patrick van Aanholt. The home side are clearly committed this evening.

41min - Lopez is booked for tugging back Kakuta. The referee was right on the spot.

39min - Stoch finds Stech in great form again after a surging run and one-two with a team-mate. Stech has been equal to everything tonight.

38min - Miroslav Stoch as a long-range effort but it clears the bar again.

37min - More good work by Tristan and Lopez but this time it comes to nothing.

34min - GOAL! - Sears makes no mistake from close range. Widdowson fed Harvey in the midfield, before he in turn slid Lopez in behind down the left flank. The Uruguayan played a lovely pass into the box where Sears took a touch before slotting under Taylor. There was never any doubt that he would score.

32min - Corner to Chelsea after more strong play down their left. Stokes gets it away at the near post.

30min - GOAL! - Fantastic finish by Tristan, who was teed up by the quick-thinking Lopez. It came about after a poor clearance by Taylor went straight to the Uruguayan, who evaded a challenge before making the assist. It was an unstoppable drive from 20 yards.

28min - Daniel Kearns flashes in a lovely curling effort that is only just clawed away by Taylor.

28min - Ashley Miller's long cross only just eludes the head of Lopez coming in at the other side. The resulting corner is punched clear by Taylor.

27min - After a scrappy period, Tristan plays in Sears through the middle and the youngster is just inches away from connecting before Rhys Taylor comes out to claim.

23min - Tom Harvey and Lopez are showing plenty of effort in midfield. All that is perhaps lacking at the moment from the home side is the final pass.

21min - Kakuta has a low shot after being put through the middle by Michael Woods. Stech produces a comfortable save.

19min - Chelsea are in the ascendancy at the moment. Sinclair does well in off the left flank before pulling back for Morten Nielsen to shoot first-time with his left foot. Stech got down well though to save before the ball is cleared.

17min - Jacob Mellis has a go from distance - Stech watches it soar over the bar. 

13min - Sublime skill by Lopez out on the left wing sees him drag the ball back and then knock it through the legs of Seth Ofori-Twumasi. The ball eventually finds its way to Sears but his shot is blocked.

12min - Good link-up play between Tristan and Sears ends with the latter being brought to the ground after a tackle. The referee waves play on.

11min - Gael Kakuta picks out Sinclair out to the left and the England Under-19 international has a go from distance. However, he was unable to get a clean connection and Marek Stech is untroubled.

9min - Scott Sinclair has looked lively so far for the visitors but in truth neither side have really got going yet. It is a freezing night so perhaps the conditions are playing a part.

6min - Strong play from left-back by Joe Widdowson threatens to get somethihg going down then flank but he just cannot keep the ball in. Walter Lopez is playing just in front of the homegrown Hammer.

5min - A quick break allows Freddie Sears to run at the Chelsea defence. He makes good ground before laying the ball off but the move soon breaks down as Chelsea regroup.

3min - Now it is Bondz 'Gala - back from a month with MK Dons - making the clearance. The 19-year-old gained some valuable experience.

2min - An early touch for Jonathan Spector with a defensive clearance. The offside flag is up to halt the Chelsea attack anyway.

1min - Chelsea get us under way.

West Ham United: Stech, Miller, 'Gala, Spector, Widdowson, Kearns, Stokes, Harvey, Lopez, Tristan, Sears
Subs: Loveday, O'Neill, Eyjolfsson, Lee, Jeffery

Chelsea: Taylor, Ofori-Twumasi, Bruma, Magnay, Van Aanholt, Woods, Stoch, Mellis, Nielsen, Kakuta, Sinclair
Subs: Sebek, Taiwo, Nouble, Tejera Rodriguez, Fabio Ferreira