- West Ham United PL2 ran out 2-0 winners over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Monday
- The Hammers burst into life in the final ten minutes to take the victory
- Noha Sylvestre believes his side will continue to improve
Noha Sylvestre insists West Ham United PL2 will continue to work hard on the training ground as they bid to mount a serious title challenge this year.
The Hammers’ 2-0 win over Norwich City left them second in Premier League 2, Division 2 but their performance was not up to their usual high standards according to Sylvestre and boss Terry Westley.
Late goals from Toni Martinez and Marcus Browne ensured the Hammers of the three points but the Swiss midfielder believes there is still work to do.
“We’re very pleased to get the win because we need that win. We needed it for our confidence,” he said.
“We should have done better, should have played better and we didn’t find our usual style to play. That wasn’t our style out there tonight but we’re happy with the win.”
It was a tight game but Terry Westley’s men always looked the more likely to take the victory.
They left it very late, until two minutes remaining in fact, after Dan Kemp was pulled down in the penalty area, leaving Constantine Hatzidakis with no choice but to point to the spot.
Norwich’s Toby Syme was sent off as a result and left the Canaries with nine men after Louis Ramsay was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence just minutes later.
Toni Martinez stepped up but his penalty was saved by keeper Ben Killip, only for the Spaniard to slot in the rebound for his seventh goal in just six matches.
Marcus Browne capped off a brilliant individual display with West Ham’s second after an unselfish cutback by Sylvestre.
“There’s a great atmosphere between everyone, you can see that on the pitch but football wise we have to do a lot better so we keep on winning,” added Sylvestre.
“To have a striker like Toni in your team is very good because it’s easy to play with him. He can hold the ball, score whenever he wants from everywhere. He’s a fantastic player.
“We need to find a way to put the margins into the game and hopefully improve for next week. I’m sure we’ll be on it against Brighton.”