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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Trott Helps West Ham Defeat Bristol Rovers

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Nathan Trott and his West Ham United Under 23 teammates took on Bristol Rovers in their Second Group Stage fixture of the Checkatrade Trophy.

The home side took the lead with the first attack of the game. A Byron Moore cross is headed home by Tom Nichols beating Trott, the goal took just 25 seconds of action

In the 21st minute another Bristol Rovers free-kick, was again a decent effort, which was collected by Trott.

West Ham were on level terms in the 42nd minute, Ben Johnson was pulled down in the area and Toni Martinez tucked the ball away coolly.

Eight minutes later West Ham United went ahead 2 - 1 as Martin Samuelsen fired home a powerful effort across goal after a bit of pinball in the penalty area.

In the 58th minute the Bristol Rovers were pressing, a couple of half-chances were created by the home side - the best of which saw a cross fly past Trott. It eluded everyone but a slight touch and it would have levelled the score.

In the 63rd minute West Ham was dominating possession but Bristol Rovers went on the attack, a deep cross was played in which Trott did not collect ceanly, but the goalkeeper was able to collect at the second attempt.

West Ham United scored a third goal in the 76th minute and Toni Martinez scored his second, a delightful chipped effort.

Goalkeeper Trott, who was part of the Hammers team which beat Swindon 3-2 earlier this campaign, was confident his team can qualify for the next round.

He said, “We have a really strong squad this season, and when everyone is fit, it’s a really great team. All eleven players on the pitch are really talented and so are the guys on the bench who come on and help us out.

“I think we can win anything this season. Our objectives at the start of the season were a top six finish but how well we are doing in the league, we can look even better than that.

“Our form shows how much we are working at the moment and how high the concentration levels have been all season. If we continue like that we will keep getting good results like this.”

 
 
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