Forward thinking for Edgar

Anthony Edgar was one of a number of youngsters that shone as a West Ham United XI side hit three goals for the second consecutive game in the 3-0 win at Kingstonian on Friday.

Edgar formed part of a three-pronged attacked alongside Frank Nouble and Cristian Montano that caused the home side endless problems. Defender Matthew Fry opened the scoring midway through the first half when he turned in an Edgar free-kick from six yards out. Nouble added a second seven minutes later with a fine solo effort before grabbing his second after a defensive mix-up three minutes after the break.

"I think we played well and the whole team stuck together," Edgar told WHUTV. "We kept the ball, but it was hard as they were in for the battle and were kicking us. But I think we did well and it was very competitive.

"It was hard but everyone had good technical ability out there and we moved the ball well with one and two touch passing and created some good opportunities."

After the match former West Ham defender Ian Pearce, who was lining up in attack for Kingstonian, was full of praise for West Ham's forward line and Edgar explained that he believes the arrival of Nouble can only help his own game.

"It's great that Frank has come to the club. I like the style of football that he plays. He knows where my runs are and I know where his runs are and hopefully we can carry it on," he said.

The 18-year-old revealed that reserve-team manger Alex Dyer ensured that his young side were only concentrating on their own performances during his pre-match team talk.

"Alex Dyer said to us before the game that these players want to do well and want to impress because they are playing West Ham. He told us all you need to do is keep your head and keep the ball and we'll get the goals. I think we did that well."