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6 - 1 (Kitson 3, Wright, Di Canio, Lampard)
12 July 1999
GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET
CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Keith Peacock Testimonial
ST ALBANS CITY : Steve Clark Testimonial
BARNET : Phil Wilson Testimonial
1 - 0 (Ritchie)
Liechtenstein National Squad
2 - 1 (Allen, Johnson)
3 - 4 (Allen 2, Johnson)
5 - 0 (Johnson 3, Mehmet, Tattam)
0 - 3
5th 6th Play-Off: Penalties
Slovakian National Squad
4 - 3
DEPORTIVO CALI (Colombia)
3 - 0 (Garcia, Riddle, Sjolund)
SANTA ANITA HEAT (Texas)
1 - 1 (Defoe)
CF MONTERREY (Mexico)
2 - 1 (Garcia, Defoe)
LEYTON ORIENT : Bobby Moore Cup
Di Canio (Andreasson)
4 - 1 (Di Canio 2, Kitson 2)
13 July 1999
0 - 1
19 July 1999
4 - 1 (Kitson 2, Di Canio 2 [1 pen])
21 July 1999
Ferdinand R. (Forbes)
Paul Kttson scored a second-half hat-trick as the Hammers' enjoyed the perfect warm-up for their Intertoto Cup-tie against FC Jokerit. West Ham United took a full-strength squad to Ship Lane, much to the delight of a record crowd of over 3,000.
But Purfleet shocked Harry's star-studded team when Paul Combes fired them ahead in the third minute. Ian Wright levelled 10 minutes later and Paolo Di Canio put the Hammers ahead before the break. Paul Kitson made it three on the hour and Frank Lampard volleyed the best goal of the game. Kitson put the Hammers 5-1 up and then completed his hat-trick in injury time.
This game was part of the deal that brought Kings' teenage striker Gavin Holligan to Upton Park last season. Holligan came on as a second-half substitute against his old team-mates.
Paolo Di Canio gave the Hammers a 20th minute lead. Trevor Sinclair set up the goal, and after another 14 minutes crossed For Paul Kitson to head the Hammers further in front. Dean Thomas fired a fierce shot over the bar for Kings, before Joe Cole beat four opponents to shoot narrowly wide.
After 58 minutes, Di Canio scored again with a great strike. Eight minutes later, Kings' defender Chris Fry reduced the arrears. With eight minutes to go, Kitson made it five goals in two games with a close-range header.
Several missed chances was punished as Gravesend scored a 90th minute match-winner.
A young West Ham United side, which included two triallists, should have been comfortably in front by half-time but Samassi Abou and Marcus Andreasson missed good scoring chances and Jimmy Bullard, who was signed from the Kent club last season, had two shots well saved.
The second-half saw Gravesend enjoy more of the play and a poor bad pass in the dying seconds gifted a home forward with trie chance to beat Stephen Bywater in a one-on-one.
2 - 0 (Coyne, Alexander)
21 July 1999
In the traditional pre-season visit to opponents managed by old Hammers' hero Alan Devonshire, a very young West Ham squad delighted cooch Glenn Roeder. "We fielded several of the youth squad who had started training just two days earlier, but the side played exceptionally well," he said. A crowd of more than 1,500 watched as Stephen Bywater kept the Hammers on level terms with a brilliant first-half display. On 62 minutes the deadlock was broken when Chris Coyne ran 80 yards up the middle to score. Gary Alexander scored Hammers' second from just inside the box. West Ham United included Brazilian triallist Jose Atunes.
Paul Kitson maintained his preseason scoring form with two more goals as the Hammers prepared for their Intertoto Cup second-leg tie against Jokerit. With Shako Hislop back in goal after a bout of flu, West Ham led with a fifth minute Kitson strike, but allowed Heybridge to equalise just on half-time through Adcock. Kitson regained the lead after the interval and Paolo Di Canio added a 60th minute third before completing the scoring with a penalty after being tripped.
New Recreation Ground:
2 - 2 (Etherington (pen), Alexander)
26 July 1999
Ian Pearce came successfully through his first comeback game, following a broken leg at Spurs last season, Craig Etfierington (penalty) and Gary Alexander scored for the Hammers.
1 - 1 (Wanchope)
30th July 1999
Hammers' new £3.5 million striker Paulo Wanchope scored his first goal for the Club in the 65th minute and was then substituted after a running battle with Chariton defender Richard Rufus. Graham Stuart equalised five minutes from the end with a penalty.
The Under-14s failed to qualify for the Milk Cup Finals from the main group, but were runners-up in the Plate - losing 1 -0 to Finn Harps in the Final.
"Although we didn't qualify from the top group, the young Hammers played some good football and did well against Harps in the Plate," said Stuart Richardson. "Competition was as strong as in previous years, with Under-14s from top clubs including Lazio, Everton, Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough."
DULWICH HAMLET : Gary Hewitt Testimonial
Richard Garcia was hero and villain as this narrow win took the Hammers into the Dallas Cup quarter finals. Our Aussie midfielder scored the winning goal on 85 minutes — and was then sent-off three minutes later. Jermain Deloe had given West Ham a 33rd minute lead but the Mexicans equalised on 72 minutes.
Jermain Defoe opened his Dallas Cup account by putting the Hammers ahead in the 43rd minute. A second-half equaliser left West Ham with a point, and needing a least a draw from their final group match against CF Monterrey to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The Brazilians ended West Ham United's Under-19s hopes of a second Dallas Cup victory when they knocked us out in the quarter-finals. Despite a brave effort, the Hammers could not contain their South American opponents, but can feel proud fhat as the only British team in the prestigious tournament they had reached the last eight. Saprissa took the lead after eight minutes but Jermain Defoe equalised five minutes later. Then Michael Ferrante scored a second on 41 minutes.
Three minutes after the break Saprissa equalised then booked a place in the semi-finals with a 76th minute winner.
Roger Cross is taking a team to play at Dulwich Hamlet's Champion Hill Stadium to play in a Testimonial game For their long-serving player, Gary Hewitt. Gary joined the then Isthmian Leaguers Dulwich Hamlet from Erith & Belvedere during the summer of 1 983, when former Hammers defender Eddie Preslond was their manager.
When Eddie left Dulwich for Hendon the following season, Gary joined him for a while. During the remainder of me 1 980s he had spells with Gravesend & Northfleef, Bromley and Margate before rejoining Erith & Belvedere.
In December 1 990, Gary rejoined Dulwich and has been with them ever since. He helped the club regain its Isthmian (now Ryman} League Premier Division status in 1 992 and last May he was a member of the team that won me London Challenge Cup.
Gary won the Supporters' Player of the Year award in 1993-94 and the Manager's Player of the Year award last year. He has now made over 432 first-team
appearances, scoring 30 goals. In the past 50 years, only three players have made more appearances for the Hamlet. Now at 36, Gary, a postman by profession, is still a valued member of their first-team.
The Hammers kicked-off their Dallas Cup campaign with a good win over Colombians, Deportivo Cali. As FA Premier Academy League Under-1 9 League winners, West Ham United were invited to compete in this prestigious annual tournament in Dallas, Texas. The Hammers hold the distinction of being the only British winners in the history of the tournament. Richard Garcia scored after 29 minutes and this was followed two minutes later with a second from substitute Louis Riddle. Daniel Sjolund completed the victory with a third in the 88th minute.
DEPORTIVA SAPRISSA (Brazil)
2 - 3 (Defoe, Ferrante)
5 - 0 (Alexander 4, Laurie)
2 August 1999
Perry's Crabble Stadium
0 - 0
4 August 1999
Pearce S. (Cooper)
6 - 0 (Alexander 2, McCann, Brayley, Omoyinmi, Etherington)
12 August 1999
8 - 0 (Keller 2, Kitson 2, Brayley 2, Wilson, Ruddock)
6 October 1999
JUGEND EURO CUP 2000 : Gaildorf 5-A-Side Tournament : Germany
8th - 9th January 2000
3 - 3 (Kitson 2, Riza)
22 February 2000
DALLAS CUP XXI : International Youth Soccer Tournament : USA
16th - 21st April 2000
0 - 0
9 May 2000
2 - 1 (McCann, Riza)
16th May 2000
Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground
SPAIN v. ENGLAND
UEFA Under-18 Championship
2 - 0
6th October 1999
UEFA Under-18 Championship Preliminary Round Group 3
AN England Under-18 side containing four West Ham United players, were beaten 2-0 by an impressive Spain. Under-18s coach Martin Taylor admitted this defeat will now make it difficult for England to reach the European Championship finals,
Spain's Roberto Trashorras made the most of slack marking to score with two headers either side of half-time. His first came from a nod-back by Asier del Horno from a corner on 42 minutes. The Barcelona striker again found the net midway through the second-half with o great header at the near post.
England Under-18's: Stephen Bywater (West Ham United); Ezomo Iriekpen (West Ham United), Paul Koncheshy (Charlton Athletic), Michael Carrick (West Ham United), Jay-Lloyd Samuel (Aston Villa), Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Daniel Webber (Manchesterer United), Davidd Prutton (Nottingham Forest), Ian Stonebridge (Plymoufri Argyle), Joe Cole (West Ham United), Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City). Subs: Andrew Johnston (Birmingham City), Christian Hanson Middlesbrough), Paul Rachubka, (Manchester United) Craig Pead (Coventry City), Adam Tann (Cambridge United), Leon Mike (Manchester City), Matthew Etherington (Peterborough United). Subs used; Johnston for McSheffrey, (76) Tann for Iriekpen (82) and Etherington for Cole (64).
Playing subs: Briggs, Garcia, Ferrante, Bullard, Clark, Brayley
O'Reilly (McMahon B.)
McCann, Angus, Riddle, Etherington, Riza, Itonga,
Milk Cup - Northern Ireland
(19th - 23rd July 1999)
Forrest, Marcus, Andreason, Cole, Bullard, Sinclair, Kitson
Coyne, Angus, Purches
West Ham United's Under-16s finished fifth in a European Five-A-Side competition in Gaildorf, Germany — and became the first ever English team to take part in tne prestigious event.
Hammers success at youth-level last season, when they won both The Times FA Youth Cup and the FA Premier Academy Under-19s title, brought the invitation from the FA Premier League to play against some of Europe's leading clubs - Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Slavia Prague and Brondby for the three-day tournament.
The Hammers faced the favourites Bayern in their first game and won 1 -0, thanks to a Niall Ritchie goal. In the second game, the Hammers beat Liechtenstein 2-1, with goals from Glen Johnson and James Allen. In their third game of the day, West Ham United conceded a fourth goal in the dying seconds against Dortmund to lose 4-3. James Allen scored twice and Martin Chandler was our other scorer.
The Hammers beat the host club Gaildorf 5-0 with Johnson scoring a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Billy Mehmet and Brent Tattam. West Ham needed a win against Slavia Prague to qualify for the semi-finals, but unfortunately lost 3-0.
A penalty shoot-out was needed to decide the fifth and sixth place play-off which the Hammers won by defeating the Slovakian national Under-16 side 4-3. Dortmund went on to beat Bayern 4-2 in the final.
In front of a 1,500 crowd, West Ham United were presented with a trophy for finishing fifth and were invited to return to compete in next year's tournament.