WIFC went down to a heavy defeat at West Ham last Saturday, but the scoreline doesn’t tell the story. Having traveled without a keeper, we lost stand-in Tony Mehegan, borrowed from the hosts, to a nasty head injury early on and with Steve Eustice the only possible deputy we lost one of only two recognised strikers available on the day.
Despite a good, battling performance we succumbed to defeat and while a full-time keeper may have given a more reflective scoreline, West Ham were worthy winners. Stu Holdham scored what turned out to be our consolation while debutant Mozzer Clarke impressed in midfield. Sam Copeland made his 2nd appearance for the club alongside Stu, while Ben Frais made his 3rd appearance. We hope all three will be available regularly from here.
Team. 4-4-1-1. Tony Mehegan; Rob Stone, Martin Pollard, Stu Nicholls, Matt Ainsley; Rich Murphy, Sam Copeland, Stu Holdham, Mark Brennan; Joel Moody; Steve Eustice. Subs Mozzer Clarke, Lozza Wells, Ben Frais.
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