Craig Dawson hopes West Hap will be at the start of the FA Cup trip after the treacherous conditions and a hard-working Stockport outfit to progress to the fourth round.
It rained continuously throughout the game, but it intensifies after halftime to turn the park into a swampy surface that bridges a gap betweenWest Ham
and their non-league hosts' quality.
West Ham played against League oneDoncaster
and won 1-0 withDawson
's goal seven minutes to go, with the winner of this game would face
in the fifth round.
"We'll take each game as it comes and hopefully keep the run going,"
's brave resistance was ended when Dawson rose highest to head home after substitute
swung in a cross following a short corner in a move the match-winner says came straight from the training ground.
"It's something we work on in training, so it's good that it's come off," Dawson added in quotes on West Ham's official website. "The lads put in a great shift and it's great to keep another clean sheet.
"Stockport are a great side who are doing well in their league. It was a tough match for us, and as we saw with the other ties this weekend, it's not easy coming to grounds like this, so it was a great performance from the lads.
"The conditions were tough and it's been a while since I played on a pitch like that. But we stuck to our task and got a great win in the end."