Nathan Trott and his West Ham United teammates take on Liverpool in Premier League 2 action at the Kirkby Training Ground on Saturday February 17th.
Exciting new signing Oladapo Afolayan is in contention to start against Liverpool after two impressive starts since his deadline day arrival.
Long-term injuries sustained to Dan Kemp, Nathan Holland and Noah Sylvester mean they are still unavailable for team selection.
Although they are top of the League, Liverpool are on a bad run of form, only winning two of their previous five games and were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham last time out. West Ham and Liverpool played each other in the early stages of the season with the Hammers losing 2-0.
In West Ham United’s last game, the points were shared in an entertaining London derby. Goals from Domingos Quina and Marcus Browne ensured West ham United fought back twice from behind to draw 2-2 against Tottenham.
Interestingly both teams' previous games were against Tottenham with the Hammers fighting back to a 2-2 draw while Liverpool were 1-0 losers.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Bermuda's U17 Women Watch Smith & Pride Train
Bermuda’s Under 17 Women’s National team had the pleasure of watching Khano Smith and his Orlando Pride train today in Florida.
Smith and the Pride are preparing to Open their 2018 Season at Home on March 24th vs. Utah Royals.
The Bermuda Under 17 Women’s National team have spent the week in Florida preparing for the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Under 17 Championships that will be held in Nicaragua in April where Bermuda will compete in Group B with the United States, Costa Rica, and Canada.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Bermuda U17 Women Win Second Practice Match
Bermuda’s Under 17 Women’s National team bounced back from their first practice match defeat to pick up a 3 – 1 win over a Monteverde Academy Select.
Jaden Masters gave Bermuda the lead late in the first half as Bermuda took a 1 – 0 lead to the break.
Monteverde would equalize one minute into the second half, but Leilanni Nesbeth who is recovering from an injury played limited minutes came off the bench and scored two goals to secure the win.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Bermuda's U17 Women Go Down In Practice Match
Bermuda’s Women's Under 17 Team continued their Training Tour in Florida, with a practice match.
The Bermuda Women’s Under 17 team took on a strong local Under 19 team and went down 8 – 0, with Koa Goodchild telling www.islandstats.com, “We have to learn how to play long periods without the ball, this practice match will help us learn that.”
Jaden Masters said, “We will face this similar challenge when we arrive in Nicaragua, so we just need to learn from this.”
This tour also serves as preparation for the CONCACAF Women’s Under 17 Championships that will be held in Nicaragua in April where Bermuda will compete in Group B with the United States, Costa Rica, and Canada.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Trott & West Ham Draw With Tottenham
A day after www.islandstats.com reported that Djair Parfitt-Williams has signed a contract, we report that Nathan Trott and his West Ham United Under 23 teammates played to a 2 – 2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League 2 London derby.
In the 3rd minute Tottenham would take the lead, Keanan Bennetts taps in after Shilow Tracey's driving run down the right hand side.
West Ham would equalize in the 20th minute as Domingos Quina gets his first of the season, West Ham were set away down the right hand side and Marcus Browne had plenty of space to run into. Staying composed, the captain got his head up and saw Quina in space, and the Portuguese took his time, got it under control and curled beyond the Tottenham goalkeeper’s reach into the far corner.
Six minutes later Tottenham would be back in front, Tracey this time scores. Quina slipped through one-on-one, and the forward beat a defender before striking at the keeper. Spurs broke and first goalscorer Bennetts played a lovely through ball into the path of Tracey, who finished coolly, chipping the onrushing Trott.
In the 48th minute Tottenham had a decent chance, from a corner from West Ham's right a header was directed at goal, but Trott saves well, taking the ball out the air and holding on.
West Ham drew level again the equalizer came in the 77th minute when they were awarded a penalty, which was hit straight down the middle from Browne.