Wally Downes thanks Hammers fans for keeping faith

Wally Downes

Wally Downes

West Ham assistant boss Wally Downes has thanked West Hams loyal supporters for keeping faith in the players on Saturday.

The team player terribly in the first half and found themselves 3-0 at the break, only to come back with a stirring second half effort to earn themselves a point.

The club had just been named as preferred bidders in the race to take over the Olympic stadium after the 2012 games, but any optimism that came with that soon vanished as poor defending let West Brom race into a three goal lead.

An amazing second half saw debutant Bema Ba score two and Carlton Cole get one as the Hammers came back to earn a point.

Assistant Downes wanted to thank the 2,500 supporters who endured the torrid performance for sticking with their team and roaring them back from the brink.

The Hammers’ first-team coach told the West Ham website, “I imagine they were fuming at half-time and so we were we, the way the fans stuck with us at 3-0 down and went for the whole 95 minutes and still had hope and belief that we were going to get the winner was terrific.

“I’m so pleased with the fact we gave our fans who were there some cheer in the second half, and some hope.

“As long as we’ve got those fans shouting for us at home and away, I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

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