Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Hendon laments late winner


Filed: Tuesday, 20th September 2011
By: Staff Writer


Ian Hendon's development squad suffered defeat at the hands of a strong Charlton side this lunchtime.

Hendon's side went down 1-0 at Athletic's Sparrows Lane training ground, with the only goal of a hard-fought game scored by Morgan Fox with just ten minutes of play remaining.

Hendon fielded a mostly inexperienced squad for the game, with only Herita Ilunga - cast aside since rejecting a transfer window loan move, as revealed here on KUMB.com last week - and Freddie Sears having first team experience under their belt.

Conversely, the League One leaders' starting eleven consisted of NINE players who have represented the Addicks' first team already this season - the only two yet to feature being recent signings Yann Kermorgant and Mikel Alonso, who were both seeking match fitness.

Despite creating a number of chances throughout the game - the best of which fell to Freddie Sears in the closing minutes, the young striker unable to beat the 'keeper despite being offered a second bite of the cherry - the Hammers were finally beaten when a long ball found former Southend High School pupil Fox deep in enemy territory.

The young defender, a member of Charlton's current under 18 squad turned before finishing coolly, beating Marek Stech at his near post.

West Ham Utd XI: Stech, Driver, Ilunga, Wearen, Scott, Turgott (Shaw 58), Powell (Hurley 53), Fanimo (Miles 87), Sears, E.Lee (Vose 58).

Sub not used: Cowler.

Charlton Athletic XI: Sullivan, Francis, Evina (Ajayi 61), Cort (Jordan 61), Doherty, Hughes, Green (Smith 46), Alonso (Davisson 46), Bover (Fox 61), Kermorgant (Warren 46), Popo.

Subs not used: Pope, Azeez.





Related News

   arrow   It never rains! Doneil Henry ruled out for rest of season [17th Mar 2015]
   arrow   West Ham take half of FA Cup allocation  [16th Dec 2014]
   arrow   FA Cup third round draw - it's Everton [8th Dec 2014]
   arrow   42 [5th Dec 2014]
   arrow   A new home until Christmas [24th Sep 2014]
   arrow   2014/15 squad list [3rd Sep 2014]
   arrow   One over the eight [1st Sep 2014]
   arrow   Deadline day: Italian giants join Richards race [1st Sep 2014]
   arrow   Capital One Cup draw: the vulture returns [13th Aug 2014]
   arrow   Hammers consider goalkeeper bid [21st Jul 2014]


Your Comments


comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
The KUMB.com Podcast: with Irvine Welsh
The latest episode of the award-winning Knees up Mother Brown Podcast is av...more
Three Years Ago
The KUMB Q&A: The Cockney Rejects
Later this month a special preview screening of the new Cockney Rejects film, 'East End Babylon' - a...more
Five Years Ago
Zola on ... Everton
A delighted Gianfranco Zola shares his thoughts on a vital draw at Goodison Park......more