Wednesday, August 24, 2011

West Ham 1 Aldershot 2

West Ham's poor home form continued in this Carling Cup tie. West Ham put out a generally weakened team, with Nolan being the only player in the team who also started on Sunday. Callum McNaughton was given his first senior game for West Ham.

Despite fielding a weakened side it was West Ham who took an early lead through Stanislas' 16th minute goal. His curled shot beat Young after some good battling from Barrera.

In the second half McNaughton was sent-off, which handed the initiative to Aldershot. In the 78th minute Guttridge scored from close range. Then in the 89th minute Hylton got the winner for Aldershot, converting McGlashan's cross with a low shot into the bottom right corner of the goal.

1 Comments:

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the end of the world,but no excuses can be found for losing to a League Two side,no matter what the circumstances.

Allardyce needs time to get the team playing to his potential,but the results so far prove how mammoth a task he has in front of him. On paper we seem to have an extremely talented side for this division. Yet we cannot win at home, we consistently concede late goals,and we too often manage to lose or draw matches from commanding positions. Not the stuff of automatic promotion-not even close.

 

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