Hard-fought draw at Cambridge

Cambridge United 0-0 West Ham United XI

Jack Collison returned to his former club on Wednesday night as a West Ham United XI recorded a goalless draw at the Abbey Stadium.

The reserve-team captain came through the ranks at Cambridge before moving to the Boleyn Ground three years ago. He has not looked back since, establishing himself as part of Alan Curbishley's first-team squad. Despite the Wales midfielder's presence and an in-form forward line of Freddie Sears and Zavon Hines, Kevin Keen's youthful team could not make the breakthrough against experienced opposition after two previous victories against Billericay Town and Thurrock.

After Collison had just missed with a chance in the first half, Sears came the closest of all in the game as he hit the post with ten minutes to play after rounding the keeper. Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson was another impressive performer, clearing one off the line after entering for Joe Widdowson who had played the previous night in the 2-0 first-team win at Peterborough United. A West Ham United XI will next be in action against Grays Athletic this Saturday afternoon.

West Ham United: Walker, Miller, Widdowson (Eyjolfsson 60), Spence, 'Gala (O'Neill 76), Stokes (Payne 55), Stanislas (Edgar 65), Collison (c), Jeffery, Sears, Hines
Subs not used: Street, Harvey