Southend United's Bilel Mohsni scores at both ends for West Ham United in trial game against Grays Athletic (From Echo)
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Southend United's Bilel Mohsni scores at both ends for West Ham United in trial game against Grays Athletic
BILEL Mohsni scored at both ends during an eventful trial game for West Ham United at Grays Athletic tonight.
Mohsni, who was granted permission from Southend United to play for the Hammers, inadvertently put the home-side ahead with an own goal inside the opening five minutes.
And, despite netting for his own team in the closing stages, the Frenchman was a frustrated figure at the final whistle following a 4-1 defeat.
“I'm disappointed because I scored the own goal and that set Grays on their way to win the game,” said Mohsni, 24.
“I was caught between their two strikers and had to make a tackle but, in doing so, the ball hit my shin and went in to the goal.
“That frustrated me and by the time I scored at the other end it was too late.”
Following Mohsni's own goal, Lee Flynn, Joao Carlos and Craig Pope were all on target for Grays.
And the defender is now not sure if he will figure again for West Ham at Colchester United tomorrow afternoon.
“I don't know if I will play there or not,” said Mohsni, who played the whole match against Grays at centre-back.
“I will definitely travel to the game and the manager has said I might be involved.
“However, he wants to give his first team players a good run out and, if I do play, it might only be for 15 minutes.”
Mohsni's trial with West Ham will end after the clash at the Community Stadium but he has yet to discover if he will be kept on.