23 Feb 2011

Reid has joy of scoring goal put into perspective

9:44 am on 23 February 2011

All White Winston Reid says his joy at scoring his first goal for English club West Ham was quickly put into perspective by the earthquake in Christchurch.

Reid scored West Ham's fourth goal in a 5-1 FA Cup win over Burnley yesterday.

Reid says it was a fantastic night, but the earthquake put it into perspective and his heart goes out to everyone back home.

The 22-year-old has friends and cousins in the Christchurch area, which was hit by the 6.3-magnitude quake yesterday.

The defender, who joined West Ham from Danish side FC Midtjylland in August 2010, has admitted that he is still in shock and has been watching the news

intently for updates.