RESULT from Woodside Park, Bishops Stortford FC
West Ham Reserves 0-0 Chelsea Reserves
Kick Off 7pm FINAL SCORE
FULL-TIME: WEST HAM RESERVES 0-0 CHELSEA RESERVES
Its all over: West Ham not knowing for their long ball game, went the long ball, creating a couple of chances that the young Chelsea defence struggled to clear properly. A second successive 0-0 draw for Chelsea reserves.
Last two minutes: Still 0-0.
Last five minutes: Free-kick to West Ham. Cleared on the second attack and a poor fina ball sees Stoch given offside. Cummings on for Sahar.
85mins: Still 0-0. In front of a half decent crowd, West Ham fans must be disappointed with their team's performance - must this performance mirror those of the first team. West Ham sub. Sears off for Fitzgerald. After good work by Ferreira, Sahar sends one over the bar!!
81mins: Still 0-0. Sam's first mistake all night nearly sees Jeffrey sneak a lead for West Ham - undeserved it would have to be said.
80mins: Still 0-0. Another save from Walker from a Stoch shot after he cut in from Chelsea's left. Other than that nothing to report for the last five minutes.
75mins: Still 0-0. West Ham sub. Jack Jeffrey on for Carlton Cole. After a West Ham corner, Chelsea broke and Walker made a smart save from Stoch. The corner came to nothing. The piece of football produced by Chelsea all night, sees Sahar caught offside, although it did look very very harsh.
70mins: Still 0-0. Hilario makes a smart save from ex-Chelsea striker Carlton Cole. Chances are few and far between, it is a game of two defences.
65mins: Still 0-0. Since Stoch's introduction down Chelsea's left, Chelsea have had more of the possession.
60mins: Still 0-0. Chelsea sub. Miroslav Stoch on for Michael Woods. West Ham sub. Tomkins on for James Collins.
55mins: 0-0. Cat and mouse, mouse and cat with a bit of Chess thrown in. Its 4-5-1 v 4-3-3 and at the moment 4-5-1 is winning. Collins with a header just over Chelsea's bar.
50mins: 0-0. Sears sends a close range effort over Hilario's bar. First attack of the second half. After a poor clearance from Chelsea, Spector pops one just over the bar from 22 yards.
WEST HAM 0-0 CHELSEA
SECOND-HALF KICK OFF
HALF-TIME: WEST HAM 0-0 CHELSEA
45mins: Still 0-0. Sam Hutchinson at 17yrs old looks a decent prospect at centre-half. And remember he is captaining a young Chelsea side (with cup winners) showing great maturity.
40mins. Still 0-0. Another decent save from Walker after a Chelsea attack. 25 yards from Fernandes bringing Walker diving to his right to save. Then West Ham struck back with a cross shot across Chelsea's area. Woods with a wonderful 40 yard diagonal pass, saw Ferreira (F) with a first touch that saw WH's defence clear away.
35mins: 0-0. Still WH with most of the possession. I can imagine Brendan Rodgers 'doing a Jose' and turning it around possession wise for the Blues. Fantastic first decent chance for either side. Sahar gets the ball, turn inside the WH defender and lets fly but Walker makes a decent save. Watch out England!!!
30mins: 0-0. There is an awful lot of cancelling out by both teams. In the last five minutes or so WH have had the majority of possession, but the young Chelsea defence have held out. Young without the likes of Hilario in goal and Paulo at right back.
25mins: 0-0 What must it be like for a 17yr old. Being captain of a team that contains seasoned professionals and medal winners like Paulo Ferreira and Hilario. Sam Hutchinson a JOHN TERRY in the making.
20mins: 0-0 Loads of possession for both teams, but there still hasn't been a clear cut chance for anybody.
15mins: 0-0 If you are wondering about WH's goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, yes he is the one who saved Frank's penalty in the CC a couple of years ago and had a blinder for the rest of the game. Chelsea won EVENTUALLY!!
10mins: 0-0. Chelsea may have trouble getting past WH's International back line. Spector, Dailly and Collins, but Chelsea's young age is on their side.
5mins: 0-0. Cute ground. Never ssen BSFC before. HIlario has been the busier of the two goalkeepers. Good crowd despite West Ham reserves season. WH's keeper just made a great save from Fernandes.
Hilario, Paulo Ferreira, Liam Bridcutt, San Hutchinson (c), Jonas ELmer, Michael Woods, Sergio Tejera, Lee Sawyer, Fabio Ferreira, Ben Sahar, Ricardo Fernandes.
Subs: Yves Ma-Kalambay, Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Carl Magnay, Shaun Cummings, Miroslav Stoch
West Ham Squad:
Jimmy Walker, John Pantsil, Joe Widdowson, Johnathan Spector, Christain Dailly, James Collins, Freddie Sears, Carlton Cole, Lee Hales, Junior Stanislas, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Marek Stech, Jack Jeffrey, Tom Harvey, James Tomkins