Terry Westley praised a perfect performance from Nathan Trott and his West Ham United Under-23 teammates as the young Hammers ran out comfortable 5-2 winners over Swansea.
Goals from Nathan Holland, Grady Diangana, Dan Kemp and two from Toni Martinez – his first of the season – ensured West Ham romped to victory over last year’s PL2 Division Two champions. From start to finish, it was the perfect display.
“I’ve got to give tribute to the players, all the staff that work with the players” Westley said.
“Today is a combination of everything we’ve done, everyone involved in the academy because that was near on the perfect performance.
“Make no mistake, that was a really strong Swansea outfit that were taken to the sword today from our attacking play today.”
The two sides met in Division Two last season, with Swansea City winning on both occasions, but on Sunday, it was certainly Terry Westley’s men who flew into the ascendency.
21 seconds after kick-off, Nathan Holland wriggled his way through two Swansea defenders, into the box and slotted coolly into the bottom corner to give the Hammers a dream start.
“We’ve really got to come out of the blocks hard and quick – that was the message to the group today” Westley explained.