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Group Match

3 - 4

29 March 2013

 

 

 

 

Group Match

0 - 3

29 March 2013

 

 

 

 

Quarter-Final

0 - 2

30 March 2013

 

 

 

 

10th/11th Play-Off

1 - 0

31 March 2013

 

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2012-13 Friendlies

FK AUSTRIA WIEN (Austria)

Season 2012-13 2011-12 Friendlies

BOREHAM WOOD (First team)

VTB Lev Yashin Cup Tournament (Development Squad)

SOUTHEND UNITED (First team)

OXFORD UNITED (First team)

GRAYS ATHLETIC (WHU XI : Opening of Stadium)

COLCHESTER UNITED (First team)

THURROCK (Development Squad)

DARTFORD (Development Squad)

FC ROT-WEISS ERFURT (Germany)

SG DYNAMO DRESDEN (Germany) :

Summer of Champions

WELLING UNITED (Development Squad

FC ENERGIE COTTBUS (Germany)

IPSWICH TOWN (First team)

AFC WIMBLEDON : Simon Bassey Testimonial

NORTHAMPTON TOWN (Development Squad)

Meadow Park

1 - 1 (Baldock)

10 July 2012

Roots Hall

3 - 0 (Baldock, Maynard, Spence)

14 July 2012

Kassam Stadium

0 - 1

17 July 2012

Att: 4,708

Rush Green Stadium

1 - 4 (Moshni)

20 July 2012

Att: 7,135

Weston Homes Community Stadium

2 - 1 (Maynard, Noble [pen])

21 July 2012

Att: 7,985

Ship Lane

2 - 1 (Sadlier 2)

21 July 2012

Steigerwaldstadion

3 - 0 (Vaz Te 2, Ofosu-Ayeh [og])

25 July 2012

Att: 6,750

Gluckgas Stadion, Desden

0 - 3

27 July 2012

Park View Road

0 - 1

28 July 2012

Stadion der Freundschaft

2 - 2 (Kazim-Richards, Baldock)

29 July 2012

Portman Road

1 - 3 (Taylor)

4 August 2012

Att: 7,682

Kingsmeadow

4 - 2 (Piquionne 3 [1 pen], Turgott)

4 July 2012

Sixfields

1 - 3 (Baldock)

7 August 2012

Henderson (Jaaskelainen)

Spence

Tomkins (McCartney)

Reid (Noble)

Potts

Taylor (O'Neil)

Diame (Nolan)

Morrison

Lletget

Cole (Maynard)

Baldock (Vaz Te)

 

 

Generali Arena, Vienna

1 - 3 (Baldock)

7 July 2012

Referee: Harald Lechner

Att: 7,150

West Ham United lost their first pre-season game after going down to a 3-1 defeat at FK Austria Wien. Sam Baldock headed the visitors in front after four minutes but three goals from the hosts turned the match around. Summer signings Jussi Jaaskelainen and Mohamed Diame both made their debuts for the Irons. West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald told the club website: "We said before the game that it was all about improving our fitness and getting our endurance up and a lot of them played 45 minutes-plus so it finished off a good week, even though we got beaten 3-1."

 

West Ham were the first Premier League side to return to training after the summer break. Sam Allardyce, who led his side to promotion via the Championship play-offs, is clearly keen to get a head start on his rivals before the big kick-off on August 18.

Unofficial Team Sheet

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1st Half:

Jaaskelainen, Driver, McCartney, Lee K.,

Spence, Moncur, Ruddock, Noble, Fanimo,

Baldock, Vaz Te

 

2nd Half:

Larkins, Chambers, Reid, Wearen, Potts, Nolan, Morrison, O'Neil, Turgott, Taylor, Maynard

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Jussi Jaaskelainen made his West Ham bow as Sam Allardyce's side were held to a 1-1 draw in a pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood. Sam Baldock followed up his goal in the 3-1 defeat to Austria Vienna with the opening strike after 27 minutes, finishing off some fine work from the lively Ricardo Va Te. Despite being in control for much for the game, the Hammers - who fielded two different sides for each half - were pegged back after the break with Inih Effiong punishing some lacklustre defending.

Unofficial Team Sheet

The Development Squad that travelled to Moscow contained a mixture of young professionals and second-year scholars, with Callum Driver, Eoin Wearen and George Moncur the only three with Football League experience.

 

Development Squad:

Jake Larkins, Sam Baxter, Callum Driver, Eoin Wearen, George Moncur, Sebastian Lletget, Paul McCallum, Blair Turgott, Matthias Fanimo, Dominic Vose, Pelly Ruddock, Jack Powell, Kenzer Lee, Declan Hunt, Nigel Seidu, Cheye Alexander, kieran Sadlier, Taylor Miles, Fraser Shaw, Leo Chambers.

FREIBURG (Germany) Group

DYNAMO MOSCOW (Russia) Group

0 - 2

12 July 2012

1 - 3 (Moncur [pen])

13 July 2012

Jaaskelainen

Spence

Reid (Demel)

McCartney (Nasha)

Potts (Mavila)

Noble (Bywater)

Nolan (Morrison),

Taylor

Hall (O'Neil)

Vaz Te (Lee E.)

Maynard (Baldock)

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Larkins

Driver (Seidu)

Shaw (Alexander)

Lee K. (Chambers)

Wearen

Moncur (Hunt)

Ruddock

Powell (Miles)

Turgott (Vose)

Fanimo

McCallum (Sadlier)

 

West Ham United's Development Squad will likely play-off for fifth place after being defeated 3-1 by host club Dynamo Moscow in their second fixture at the VTB Lev Yashin Cup in Russia. Having been beaten 2-0 by German side  Freiburg in their opening match on Thursday, Ian Hendon's side needed to win to have any chance of reaching Sunday's final, but were edged out by Dynamo. The Russian team, who were playing their first match in the competition and were therefore fresher than their English visitors, went ahead through a goal from Solamatin midway through the first half. The lead was then doubled on 65 minutes when Otstavnovu shot past Jake Larkins. To West Ham's credit, they did not give up the fight and pulled a goal back with eleven minutes remaining when captain Eoin Wearen was fouled and George Moncur tucked away the resultant penalty. Unfortunately, while the Hammers pushed hard for an equaliser, Dynamo broke away and clinched their victory when Zhivoglyadov scored with a minute to go

BESIKTAS (Turkey) 5th/6th Play-off

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Tournament Programme

Larkins

Driver

Shaw (Alexander)

Chambers (Lee K.)

Wearen

Hunt (Miles)

Turgott (Seidu)

Moncur

Sadlier (Lletget)

Vose

Fanimo (Powell)

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IPSWICH TOWN (Youth Team)

Playford Road

1 - 1 (Boakye-Yiadom)

21 July 2012

Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow

4 - 0 (Fanimo, Lletget, Sadlier, Shaw)

15th July 2012

Baxter

Seidu

Shaw

Driver

Wearen (Lee K.)

Ruddock

Lletget

Powell (Moncur)

Fanimo (Alexander)

Vose (Turgott)

Sadlier

 

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Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

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SOUTHEND UNITED

OXFORD UNITED

OXFORD UNITED

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

Media Team Sheet

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Larkins

Driver (Chambers)

Fanimo

Moncur

Moshni

Wearen

Ruddock (Nasha)

Lletget

Piquionne (Sadlier)

Morrison

Hall

Henderson

Demel (Nasha)

Spence

Reid (Wearen)

McCartney (Taylor)

Noble (Moncur)

Nolan (Ruddock)

O'Neil (Porritt)

Morrison (Turgott)

Cole (Maynard)

Vaz Te (Hall)

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Sam Allardyce's side secured their first victory of pre-season with a comfortable win against League Two Southend at Roots Hall.  Goals from Nicky Maynard, Jordan Spence and Sam Baldock gave the visitors an away day win against Paul Sturrock's experimental squad on a miserable day in Essex. Having failed to win either of their opening two fixtures of pre-season - after losing 3-1 against Austria Wien and drawing 1-1 at Boreham Wood in midweek - the win was a welcome one. It was also thoroughly enjoyed by the travelling Hammers fans who filled the away end plus had many more supporters in the home stands. Of the official capacity of 7,135, at least half were supporting Allaryce's side.

Having scored the opening goal after 22 minutes when Nicky Maynard nodded home a Matt Taylor corner, the Hammers never looked like losing their lead. Jordan Spence, who endured such a frustrating season last year on loan at Bristol City made it 2-0 with a virtuoso effort 12 minutes later. And Sam Baldock completed a comfortable win for the visitors on 64 minutes when he pounced on a save by Shrimpers 'keeper Phil Smith to continue his record of having scored in every game of pre-season.

West Ham United's Development Squad ended their pre-season trip to Russia on a high. The Hammers beat Turkish club Besiktas 4-0 to finish fifth in the prestigious international VTB Lev Yashin Cup in Moscow  ensuring Ian Hendon's side would have a victory to celebrate from their five-day stay in the Russian capital. Like Besiktas, West Ham had been defeated in each of their two group-stage fixtures, being edged out 2-0 by German club Freiburg and losing 3-1 to host club Dynamo Moscow. After a training session and a guided sight-seeing tour of Moscow on Saturday that saw the squad visit the Kremlin and Red Square, Hendon's youngsters returned to the pitch in style on Sunday evening. Played at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, the fifth-place play-off match was a one-sided affair as the Hammers hit their stride from the kick-off. Matthias Fanimo put West Ham in front with a fine individual effort to give the English side a 1-0 half-time lead. After the break Kieran Sadlier, Sebastian Lletget and Frazer Shaw added further goals to give the final scoreline a convincing appearance. The Development Squad ended their trip by attending the closing ceremony at the Yantar Stadium, where the players and staff mingled with their counterparts from the five other sides involved - Besiktas, Freiburg, Dynamo Moscow, Malaga and the Mexico Under-19 national team.

George McCartney believes West Ham United are on track to be ready for the start of the Barclays Premier League season. The Hammers were beaten 1-0 in their latest pre-season fixture at npower League Two club Oxford United, but the experienced left-back knows fitness is more important than results at this stage. Oxford's players were clearly eager to impress against their higher-ranked visitors and, during the first half especially, the home side snapped into tackles all over the pitch. West Ham's players did not back down from the challenge, making for a competitive opening 45 minutes. For McCartney and his team-mates, it was simply a case of ensuring they got a good workout against the U's and came home from the Kassam Stadium unscathed and ready for the more important league battles ahead. "I think we're training well and with each match we're getting fitter and are gradually upping the game time and get ourselves prepared for the start of the season," he confirmed. "It was a competitive game. Especially in the first half, a few players were going a bit strong in the tackles and things got a bit heated but thankfully nobody has got injured. "We've got some more fitness work and sharpness out of the game and the passing and movement and everything else will improve over the next three or four weeks. Obviously we wanted to win the game, but the main thing was getting more fitness. "For us, I think it's about getting as much hard work and fitness out of it as we can, but for them it's a big game and they want to prove themselves and test themselves. "No matter what team you play against, you always want to do well and I think especially in the first half they were biting into the tackles. "Games like this, their players want to prove themselves, but from our point of view we want to come through without getting injured and having improved our fitness. Saying that, football is a competitive game and Tuesday was a tough one and we can move on and forward to Colchester United on Saturday.

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan is a pre-season injury scare for West Ham. The midfielder was forced off just five minutes into the 2-1 win over Colchester with a damaged toe. West Ham took the lead in the 15th minute when Nicky Maynard drove home after Carlton Cole had knocked the ball down from a Gary O'Neil cross. On the half-hour, Maynard accelerated through the Colchester defence and was brought down by Magnus Okuonghae. Mark Noble converted the penalty and West Ham were in total command. But just before half-time, Colchester were handed a life-line when O'Neil gave the ball away and Anthony Wordsworth shot past Jussi Jaaskelainen. Allardyce is hoping triallists Kazim Richards and Bilel Mohsni will be able to join the squad in Germany.

Jaaskelainen

Demel (Spence)

Reid

McCartney

Taylor

Noble

O'Neil

Nolan (Potts)

Maynard

Cole (Moshni)

Richards (Vaz Te)

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 Athletic 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.

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Santiago

Seidu

Shaw

Hunt (Schiavi)

Tunnicliffe

Borozan (Niles)

Vose (Tavares)

Powell

Piquionne (Wearen)

Sadlier (Pope)

Turgott

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Ship Lane warm-up in the sun

Jack Powell covers the near post

West Ham United starting line-up

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GRAYS ATHLETIC

COLCHESTER UNITED

THURROCK

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

West Ham United first-half XI:

Baxter, Makasi, Stokoe, Harney, Alexander, Kofi, Carter, Cullen, Mavila, Gogo, E.Lee

 

West Ham United second-half XI:

Baxter, Burke, Girdlestone, Manny, Niley, Marlow, Bywater, Grady, Luretta, T.Tombides, Boakye-Yiadom)

West Ham United Under-18s got their pre-season schedule off to a good start as they travelled up the A12 and gained a deserved draw with Ipswich Town.  Due to players having commitments at a number of other first-team and Development Squad games this weekend, Tony Carr and Nick Haycock had a younger than usual squad to choose from. The first half saw very few chances made, with the best falling to the home side. Schoolboy Jamie Harney and Australian trialist David Stokoe helped the Hammers to see out the first 45 minutes without conceding, with the help of a couple of excellent near-post saves from goalkeeper Sam Baxter. The best of the West Ham chances were created down on the left wing between new signing Nathan Mavila and Moses Makasi, who linked well together throughout the first half.

West Ham's ten changes at half-time led to more in terms of attacking threat with schoolboy Kyle Niley and first-year scholar Taylor Tombides - brother of striker Dylan - linking up well on the right and creating chances on a number of occasions. However, the home side would strike first. After a Baxter clearance was blocked by Jack Marriott, all he needed to do was slot the ball into the bottom corner, which he did with ease. Not long afterwards, Tombides made a great run down the right wing and then managed to get a low cross into the box, only for Nana Boakye-Yiadom to see his shot was blocked. More good work from Tombides then saw a ball cut back to Kieran Bywater on the edge of the box, but the resulting shot went a few inches wide. As the game was drawing to a close the continued West Ham pressure finally paid off after an underweight backpass allowed Boakye-Yiadom to cut in and round the goalkeeper before side-footing into an empty net. With just seconds on the clock the best move of the game once again saw Tombides and Niley combining brilliantly, Niley's overlap saw him collect a clever through ball from Tombides and fire his shot against the post as the game ended all-square.

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WEST HAM UNITED SQUAD

 

1 Sam Baxter

2 Robert Girdlestone

3 Frazer Shaw

4 Amos Nasha

5 Leo Chambers

6 Nigel Seidu

7 Kieran Sadlier

8 Kieran Bywater

9 Elliott Lee

10 Josh Cullen

11 Nathan Mavila

12 Cheye Alexander

13 Gines Guzman

14 Ben Marlow

15 Jamie Harney

16 Lewis Page

17 Thomas Gogo

18 Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Nick Haycock took his Under-18s youth team to the Yale Eurofoot Tournoi in Belgium. The three-day competition attracted a host of top clubs from across Europe and beyond, with Tottenham Hotspur, Belgian giants Anderlecht and Club Brugge and Croatian side Hajduk Split among those taking part in Oostduinkerke.

 

West Ham were drawn in Group A alonside AA Gent, Cercle Brugge, Anderlecht, Hajduk Split and Danish club Nordsjaelland at the tournament.

12_07_24 Dartford v. WHU

Princes Park

0 - 3

24 July 2012

Att: 1,524

Spiegel

Chambers (Nasha)

Shaw

Hunt (Gogo)

Tunnicliffe

Wearen (Bywater)

Powell (Schiavi)

Fanimo

Piquionne (Lee E.)

Sadlier

Vose (Seidu)

A young West Ham United Development Squad missing a number of regulars were beaten 3-0 at Blue Square Bet Premier side Dartford. With Robert Hall, George Moncur, Pelly Ruddock and Blair Turgott training with the first-team squad in Germany, Ian Hendon fielded a starting XI that included debutant goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel, scholars Leo Chambers and Frazer Shaw and trialist centre-back Jordan Tunnicliffe. The Hammers started slowly and fell behind within two minutes when Ryan Hayes converted from ten yards after Spiegel had made a good initial save. After a difficult opening ten minutes, West Ham were just gaining a foothold when Dartford snatched a second goal to the delight of many of the 1,524 fans. After Spiegel had tipped over a long-range effort, the resulting corner was headed back across the six-yard box and Jacob Erskine stabbed home from close-range. The second Dartford goal shook West Ham into a response and a tactical change that saw Matthias Fanimo move to left-back and Dominic Vose go out to the left of midfield saw the Hammers have significant success down that flank. West Ham were growing in stature and Kieran Sadlier had a rasping shot saved low down to his right by Dartford goalkeeper Louis Wells. Minutes later, the ball again broke to Sadlier inside the penalty area but his shot was saved by Wells for a second time. The closing 20 minutes of the first half saw West Ham have numerous efforts on goal - in particular when a well-worked corner was driven across the penalty area and Sadlier shot narrowly wide. The chances showed that the West Ham youngsters were a match for their more experienced opponents, although Dartford were still a menacing threat going forward with a free kick narrowly curling wide late in the opening half. The frantic, fast-paced nature of the first half was never likely to last, considering the heat the opening 45 minutes was played and the numerous changes made by both managers throughout the second half. The greater experience and physical presence of Dartford saw them take gradual control of the second half. The award to Dartford of a 74th-minute penalty, when Harris cut in from the left and Wearen was adjudged to have fouled the left-winger. Spiegel guessed correctly but his dive was not enough as the Dartford substitute Lee Noble powered the ball into the bottom right-hand corner. The goal ended hopes of salvaging a result from the game but West Ham continued to look for a consolation but it was not too be their night.

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WEST HAM UNITED TEAM COACH

FC ROT-WEISS ERFURT

SG DYNAMO DRESDEN

FC ENERGIE COTTBUS

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

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West Ham United's Development Squad will ramp up their pre-season preparations when they take part in the VTB Lev Yashin Cup in Moscow between 12th - 15th July.

 

Ian Hendon's squad will fly to the Russian capital on Wednesday before attending the opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex and taking on German side Freiburg the following day. Friday will see West Ham return to the same venue for a clash with host club Dynamo Moscow.

 

The other group comprises Spanish club Malaga, Turkish side Besiktas and the Mexico Under-19 national team. Depending on their results in two group-stage matches, the Hammers will compete in the final or a play-off for third or fifth place on Sunday before returning to London on Monday.

Jaaskelainen (Henderson)

Reid

Collins

Demel

Potts (O'Brien)

O'Neil

Noble

Taylor

Vaz Te

Maiga (Maynard)

Cole.

West Ham suffered a 3-1 defeat at Ipswich Town in their pre-season friendly at Portman Road on Saturday. West Ham, who before Saturday's match at Ipswich had already lost three pre-season friendlies, fell behind after 15 minutes when Michael Chopra netted from the spot. Summer signing from Nottingham Forest Luke Chambers put the hosts two goals up four minutes later with a header. Matthew Taylor pulled one back for the Hammers after 73 minutes with a long range effort, but Jason Scotland sealed a 3-1 win for the Suffolk side seven minutes from time.

 

West Ham striker Freddie Piquionne scored a 10 minute hat-trick to inspire a wonderful comeback against AFC Wimbledon. The Frenchman danced through the Dons defence for his first then scored his second from the spot. His third was the best of the lot as he fired an unstoppable long-range shot past Dons goalkeeper Steve Collis. The south-west Londoners had taken a two goal lead going into half-time with AFC Wimbledon made the better start and Hammers goalkeeper Jake Larkins had to be alert straight away, making two quick saves. The east Londoners started to gain a foothold in the game and Louis Harris had to be alert to stop Rob Hall's cross. Luke Moore gave the Dons the lead with a powerful shot that Larkins couldn't do anything about. The Hammers looked to come back into the game with Bilel Moshni forcing Collis into an excellent save. Freddie Piquionne then forced the Dons stopper into another good save. Brendan Kiernan then stung the palms of Larkins with a free kick that looked destined for the bottom corner. AFC Wimbledon made it 2-0 with 10 minutes of the first half remaining The two Moores combined and Luke was the goalscorer, lifting it over Larkins. Whatever Ian Hendon said at half time worked as came from two goals down to lead 3-2 within 10 minutes after the restart, with Piquionne dancing through the Dons defenders and firing home at the near post for their first. The Hammers were then awarded a 52nd minute penalty for holding in the box and Piquionne sent Collis the wrong way. Hall then should have given the Irons the lead when he went clean through but could only fire high and wide.

 Piquionne then gave West Ham the lead, completing his hat-trick in less than 10 minutes, with a cracking finish from the edge of the area, leaving Collis no chance. AFC Wimbledon looked to equalise but with the match entering the final 10 minutes, the Hammers had their fourth. Blair Turgottt tricked his way through the Dons defence and fired a low shot past Seb Brown. Piquionne was withdrawn with 10 minutes remaining and was replaced by Dylan Tombides. The final few minutes saw players from both sides go down with knocks and it was the Hammers that emerged victorious when the final whistle blew.

 

Larkins

Spence

Homans

Powell

Mohsni

Wearen

Turgott

Vose (Miles)

Piquionne (Tombides)

McCallum (Makasi)

Hall (Onariase)

 

West Ham United Under-18s recorded a victory and a defeat on the opening day of the Yale Eurofoot Tournoi in Belgium. The three-day competition has attracted a host of top clubs from across Europe and beyond. On Friday, Nick Haycock's side began their challenge with a 2-0 win over Cercle Brugge, with Elliot Lee and Jamie Harney scoring the goals. However, the Hammers' second fixture saw them slip to defeat by an identical scoreline to Nordsjaelland. "We played well in both matches and, on another day, could have recorded two victories but overall I was very pleased with the way we started the tournament," confirmed Haycock. "Against Cercle Brugge we fully deserved our victory. Elliot scored the first goal by intercepting a pass and lashing a shot into the bottom corner before Jamie volleyed in from a superb in-swinging corner from Nathan Mavila. "Elliot and Leo Chambers were the pick of our players, while there was also a good commanding performance from our goalkeeper Sam Baxter. Sam didn't have much to do, but he kicked well from the back and put in a good, solid display. "In our second game, we lost 2-0 against a Danish team who were a lot older and stronger than us - most of their players were U19s whereas most of ours are U17s with a smattering of U18s. They won the physical battle, but they certainly didn't outplay us. "We played well enough to win but a couple of defensive mistakes cost us. Again, Leo and Elliot were our standout players, while first-year scholar Ben Marlow did well in the centre of the midfield."

CERCLE BRUGGE (Belgium)

NORDSJAELLAND (Denmark)

Baxter

Girdlestone (Alexander)

Shaw

Nasha (Marlow)

Chambers

Seidu (Harney)

Sadlier

Bywater

Lee E. (Boakye-Yiadom)

Cullen

Mavila

Hazebeek Sportpark

2 - 0 (Harney, Lee. E.)

3 August 2012

West Ham United continued their pre-season schedule in Germany. The players were out on the training pitches early on Wednesday morning ahead of their pre-season meeting with Rot-Weiss Erfurt. The team went through drills and a practice match before enjoying a gentle cycle back to the hotel to rest ahead of travelling to the game

Colin Kazim-Richards and Sam Baldock scored two goals in the space of three minutes to earn West Ham a 2-2 draw with German second division side Energie Cottbus in a friendly match at the Stadion der Freundschaft. The hosts took the lead in the eighth minute after Daniel Adlung broke down the left and curled in a shot that slipped through goalkeeper Stephen Henderson's grasp and into the net. The home side added to their lead on 42 minutes when Adlung scored his second of the match with a 20-yard shot that nestled into the bottom corner. But West Ham got back in the game on 77 minutes as Kazim-Richards volleyed home from the edge of the area and they pulled level just two minutes later with a looping Baldock header.

Winston Reid's late goal earned West Ham a draw in a feisty game at Braga's spectacular A Pedreira ground - the name means "The Quarry", due to the rock-face behind one goal Mark Noble's deflected free-kick clipped the post before Braga took the lead with a Paulo Vinicius penalty after a handball by James Collins. Curiously, the hosts emerged in their away kit for the second half - and it proved unlucky, as substitute Baiano had a goal disallowed before Reid poked home the equaliser after James Tomkins met Matthew Taylor's corner.

SC BRAGA (Portugal)

Estadio AXA

1 - 1 (Reid)

10 August 2012

A brace from Ricardo Vaz Te helped West Ham to a win in the opening game of their German tour. Rot-Weiß Erfurt, who play in the third tier of their domestic league had the better of the first half here in the Steigerwaldstadion but were blown away by Sam Allardyce's side in the second period, during which all three golas were scored. The goal that started the rout has more than a touch of good fortune about it however as Colin Kazim-Richards' low cross from the right, just two minutes after the restart, was diverted into his own net by substitute Phil Ofosu-Ayeh.

West Ham's second - and Vaz Te's first - saw the Hammers produce their best passage of play during the game. A one-two between the Portuguese forward and teenage striker Robert Hall ended when the former Bolton man fire the ball into the bottom corner of the net with some aplomb. And it was game over with 12 minutes of normal time remaining when West Ham's play-off Final here added his second of the night after rounding sub goalkeeper Philipp having beaten Erfurt's offside trap; Nicky Maynard providing the killer pass. United featured all three triallists with the squad at present with Bilel Mohsni and Dutch defender Michael Lamey joining Kazim-Richards in the starting line-up. All three are expected to feature once again on Friday evening when Allardyce's side face Dynamo Dresden.

Henderson

Lamey (Driver)

O'Brien (Baldock) (Vaz Te)

Spence

Potts

Mohsni

Moncur

Hall

Turgott

Maynard (Taylor)

Kazim-Richards

 

West Ham continued their pre-season tour of Germany with a 3-0 defeat to second division side Dynamo Dresden. A Robert Kock volley put the hosts in front early on with Hasan Pepic doubling Dresden's lead just after the break and Cuneyt Koz sealing the deal two minutes from time. Sam Allardyce started with a strong Hammers squad for the friendly, but their opponents looked to be the better team early on. Dresden broke the deadlock after 20 minutes - Kock took a confident run before hitting a masterful volley into the West Ham net, leaving Jussi Jaaskelainen with no chance. The Hammers failed to put together a response to being a goal down, with the majority of play favouring the Germans. The home side emerged after the break in confident fashion by doubling their lead over a muted West Ham.

A combination of defensive errors and an obvious communication breakdown gifted Pepic a run on goal, leaving the net unguarded with Jaaskelainen nowhere to be seen. The striker slotted the ball into the net with ease. West Ham replied to Dresden's second goal with a surprising amount of attacking prowess. A terrific Carlton Cole pass found the run of Matthew Taylor, who whipped a cracking low cross to Ricardo vaz Te, but the striker's shot fell directly at the 'keeper. Possession soon fell back into Dresden's hands, however, with Idir Ouali turning Guy Demel at the back before forcing an important save from Jaaskelainen in the Hammers goal. Dresden guaranteed themselves the win with just two minutes left when Koz found himself unmarked from a corner before planting a thunderous low header in at the near post.

Spiegel (Larkins)

Seidu

Fanimo

Wearen (Hunt)

Tunnicliffe

Chambers

Morrison

Shaw (Powell)

Piquionne

Sadlier (Gooden)

Vose (Schiavi)

 

Ian Hendon was pleased with the performance of his youthful Development Squad, despite their 1-0 defeat at Blue Square Bet South side Welling United. The Hammers dominated large parts of the game but were undone in the 58th minute when Danny McGuire headed home from Jack Obersteller's corner. Speaking post-match, Hendon felt that while the scoreline was not what he had hoped for, positives could be drawn with the players' fitness levels continuing to improve ahead of the Professional Development League campaign. "Our main aim in pre-season is to get the players prepared, and that's what games today are all about," said Hendon. "We have had a good workout today, and a lot of the lads have got another 90 minutes under their belt."

Hendon was also without a number of his regular players, but praised the impact of the youngsters who took their places. "We're missing a number of players, but the ones that came in can hold their heads high. They've had a go and, to be fair, we were playing without a recognised striker. "Leo Chambers played very well, with Frazer Shaw and Kieren Sadlier also featuring upfront, so we essentially had 16 and 17-year-olds playing against men which was always going to be tough."

With players such as Rob Hall and Blair Turgott linking up with the first team, Hendon was also able to field a number of trialists and scholars, revealing he will make an imminent decision on where their futures lay. "It will be good to get the squad gathered next week as five of them have been away with the first team. "That's obviously where I want them to be, but if they're not I want to get my squad back together to prepare for our upcoming league campaign. "We've got another good look at the trialists so decisions will be made on what I've seen today."

 

Hazebeek Sportpark

0 - 2

3 August 2012

Day 1 - Wristband

Guzman

Shaw (Sadlier)

Chambers (Girdlestone)

Lee E.

Cullen (Bywater)

Alexander

Marlow

Harney

Page

Gogo

Boakye-Yiadom

AA GENT (Belgium)

Hazebeek Sportpark

2 - 1 (Bywater, Lee E. [pen])

4 August 2012

Baxter

Girdlestone

Shaw (Cullen)

Chambers

Sadlier

Bywater (Gogo)

Lee E.

Mavila (Boakye-Yiadom)

Alexander (Harney)

Marlow

Page

Day 2 - Wristband

RSC ANDERLECHT (Belgium)

Hazebeek Sportpark

0 - 2

4 August 2012

Guzman

Shaw

Nasha

Seidu (Chambers)

Sadlier (Bywater)

Cullen

Alexander

Marlow (Mavila)

Page

Gogo (Lee E.)

Boakye-Yiadom

HAJDUK SPLIT (Croatia)

Hazebeek Sportpark

2 - 1 (Lee E. 2)

4 August 2012

Baxter

Girdlestone

Shaw

Nasha (Cullen)

Chambers

Sadlier

Bywater

Lee E.

Mavila

Marlow

Harney

 

West Ham United Under-18s coach Nick Haycock hailed his Hammers youngsters after they just missed out on a place in the semi-finals at a prestigious pre-season tournament in Belgium. The Hammers finished third in their group after recording two wins and one defeat on Saturday. Indeed, West Ham were only denied a place in the semi-finals on goal difference. After beating Cercle Brugge and losing to Nordsjaelland on Friday, the Hammers beat Gent and Hajduk Split either side of losing to Anderlecht on Saturday to finish just outside the top two. Haycock, who has taken a relatively inexperienced squad to what is an Under-19 competition, was pleased with his players' performances and application. "We just missed out on reaching the semi-finals on goal difference so we'll play against the Dutch team Utrecht for fifth-place on Sunday," he confirmed. "We started Saturday against Gent from Belgium and we beat them 2-1. It could have been five or six because we played really well. "Kieran Bywater put us in front from a Nathan Mavila cross. They then equalised before Elliot Lee scored the winner from the penalty spot. "We played a younger side against Anderlecht and lost 2-0. Again we worked hard but we just didn't quite reach the same levels. "Our final game

was against Hajduk Split from Croatia and we needed to win by six goals to get through to the semi-finals on goal difference. The team was outstanding and Elliot scored two goals to put us on course. Unfortunately, we conceded just after half-time and then Elliot missed a penalty and had a shot cleared off the line, so we missed out on goal difference. "While we would have loved to have won the tournament, we've been delighted with the way our preparations have gone in pre-season. We have worked on team shape, pressing and creating chances in the final third. It's been a terrific tournament for us. "We have played very, very well with a young side."

Jaaskelainen

Demel

O'Brien (Mohsni)

Reid

McCartney

Noble

O'Neil

Nolan (Maynard)

Vaz Te

Taylor

Cole (Maiga)

Official Team Sheet

Henderson (Jaaskelainen)

O'Brien (Spence)

Reid (Lamey)

McCartney

Potts

Noble (Mohsni)

O'Neil (Moncur)

Taylor (Kazim-Richards)

Maynard (Hall)

Maiga (Baldock)

Vaz Te (Turgott)

NO OFFICIAL PROGRAMME ISSUED

FC UTRECHT (Holland)

Hazebeek Sportpark

0 - 3

5 August 2012

Guzman

Girdlestone

Nasha

Seidu

Cullen

Mavila

Marlow

Harney

Page

Gogo

Boakye-Yiadom

Day 3 - Wristband

IPSWICH TOWN

IPSWICH TOWN

AFC WIMBLEDON

Official Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

Larkins

Chambers

Fanimo

Powell

Spence

Wearen (Shaw)

Baldock (Tombides D.)

Lletget

Piquionne (McCallum)

Turgott (Vose)

Hall

Sam Baldock was on target as the Development Squad lost out 3-1 at npower League Two side Northampton Town. With a 20-man first-team squad away in Portugal ahead of Friday's clash with SC Braga, Ian Hendon took a side mixing youth and experience to the Sixfields Stadium, with Baldock joined in the starting lineup by Frederic Piquionne, Jordan Spence and Rob Hall. Managed by Aidy Boothroyd, Northampton featured former Hammers left-back Joe Widdowson in their starting XI, while striker Clive Platt netted for Coventry City against West Ham in the npower Championship last season. Both sides traded chances during an entertaining 90 minutes, with Piquionne particularly unlucky not to add to the hat-trick he netted in Saturday's victory at AFC Wimbledon. Jack Powell, Baldock and Hall also saw opportunities go begging. As it was, Platt's early opener was cancelled out by Baldock five minutes after half-time, but two goals in the final 20 minutes from Kelvin Langmead and Alex Nicholls gave the Cobblers the win. Speaking after the game, coach Ian Hendon was pleased with his side's overall performance and believes with a little more luck they could have come away with a win. "We played very well tonight and I won't criticise the lads because on another night they could have come away with a lot more from that performance. "Jack hit the crossbar when we were 1-0 down with a free-kick and Sam Baldock had one hit him that could have gone anywhere, but unfortunately for us it wasn't to be."

Jaaskelainen

Demel (Potts)

Reid

Collins (O'Neil)

O'Brien

Tomkins

Diame (Moncur)

Noble

Vaz Te

Maiga

Cole (Taylor)

NEEDHAM MARKET (Youth Squad)

Rush Green Stadium

( ? )

22nd August 2012

Rosique

Homans

Page

Assamuah

Girdlestone

Harney

Tombides T.

Nabay

Boakye-Yiadom

Cullen

Trialist

BRAINTREE TOWN (Development Squad)

Amlin Stadium

0 - 4

10 September 2012

Braintree Town entertained a West Ham United XI and led 4-0 before floodlight failure brought the evening to an early conclusion during the second half. Sean Marks put Iron ahead on 19 minutes, when he reacted quickly to a loose ball in the West Ham six yard box after a corner was only partially blocked, rifling the ball into the roof of the net. Iron added their second on 35 minutes, James Mulley broke through the centre on the West Ham defence. His shot from the edge of the box was well saved, by Kaine Sheppard followed up to steer the free ball into an empty goal. Braintree's third came two minutes later. Breaking on the left Sam Habergham swept the ball into the heart of the visitors defence and Sheppard drilled the ball into the bottom right corner. The fourth Iron goal came on 41 minutes. Josh Dawkin broke from his own half switching from left to right before releasing James Mulley who rifled his effort under the West Ham keeper from the edge of the box. The second half saw both sides exchange chances before the floodlights failed with 25 minutes remaining. The problem also seemed to coincide with a failure to adjacent residential properties and contractors will be on site to examine for any damage done to the Club lighting system on Wednesday. Chairman Lee Harding apologised to spectators: "Our lighting system had a thorough over-hall in both 2007 and last season, but we apologise for the abandonment of the match. I think most accepted that it was down to circumstances beyond our control, but we do appreciate everyone's patience given the circumstances."

The inaugural Boys under 13 Mayo International Cup Tournament - in association with Henaghans Health Food Centre in Castlebar - took place over the weekend, 24 to the 26 of August. The teams, including an under 13 Mayo team, consisting of players from most football clubs throughout Mayo  taking part. They will be testing their skills and talent against international youth academy teams including Watford FC., West Ham United and Exeter City. The tournament will take place at a number of venues throughout Mayo, including Celtic Park, Milebush Park, Ballina Town FC., Manulla FC, and Ballyglass FC.

Milebush Park - Castlebar

Final:

EXETER CITY

Celtic Park

5 - 1 (Scully 4, Johnson)

24 August 2012

WATFORD

Ballyglass F.C.

3 - 1

25 August 2012

MAYO

Ballyglass F.C.

3 - 0

25 August 2012

Milebush Park

3 - 1

26 August 2012

COLCHESTER UNITED (Development Squad)

Community Weston Stadium

1 - 2 (Piquionne)

16 October 2012

Larkins

Homans

Page

Hunt

Wearen

Lee K

Ruddock

Powell

Piquionne

Lee E

Vose

QUEENS PARK RANGERS (Behind Closed Doors)

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Turgott 3)

19 March 2013

(Trialist)

Spence

McCartney

Moncur

Tomkins

Ruddock

Turgott

Taylor

Paulista

Bywater

Chamakh

Blair Turgott is unlikely to forget the last two days in a hurry, as the 18-year-old winger put pen to paper on a new two-year-deal with an option for a third, before promptly smashing a brilliant hat-trick at the Boleyn Ground.

They are the latest landmarks in an already momentous season for the young man, who played his part in Bradford City's remarkable run to the Capital One Cup final.

Turgott's triple in a 3-1 friendly win over Queens Park Rangers also marked his first strikes at the Boleyn Ground, and the Hammers starlet is expecting Tuesday's goalscoring exploits to become a more regular occurrence.

Though Turgott opted not to celebrate any of his three goals in the behind-closed-doors contest, he was nevertheless thrilled to impress in the company of several senior players, as he basked in the glory of three superlative strikes.

"The first one, the ball just came to me on the edge of the box and I thought why not, have a shot," he added. "The second one I knew what I was going to do, I tried to get it onto my right foot, and like the third, I just hit it really. Luckily every time I hit it, it went in!

"This is the first time I've scored at Upton Park, I've played in youth team games and a couple of Development Squad games but it's good to get my first goals here and hopefully the first of many.

Unofficial Team Sheet

Unofficial Team Sheet

SLUG Programme

13th Yale Eurofoot Tournament - Belgium

3 - 5 August 2012

SLUG Programme

Mayo International Cup

24 - 25 August 2012

SLUG Programme

15th Torneo Internazionale Garda (Italy)

29 - 31st March 2013

LASK LINZ (Austria)

PADOVA (Italy)

ATALANTA (Italy)

BRESCIA (Italy)

Ex-WEST HAM UNITED v. GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

Upton Park

6 - 3

24 May 2013

Tony Cottee swapped his boots for a benchcoat to manage a team of West Ham United greats in a special charity match.

 

Hundreds of supporters descended on the Boleyn Ground to watch Cottee's Hammers Legends defeat a team representing the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity 6-3.

 

Fans enjoyed meeting and watching a squad crammed full of familiar faces, with the likes of Julian Dicks, Mark Ward, Steve Potts, Geoff Pike, Paul Allen, Stuart Slater, Don Hutchison, Ian Pearce, George Parris, Nigel Winterburn, Kenny Brown, Allen McKnight and Kevin Keen happily posing for photographs and signing autographs.

 

Visitors were also able to take part in a special fundraising raffle, with shirts signed by the Legends and former West Ham star Frank Lampard among the prizes to be won, with proceeds going towards Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. The hospital, in central London, treats more than 175,000 youngsters every year.

 

Manager-for-the-night Cottee was delighted to lend his support to the event, which was organised by event organisers Football For Fans.

2013-14 Friendlies

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SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

SLUG Programme

Robin Van Persie Tournament

25 May 2013

12_07_07 Austria Wien Pirate

Pirate Programme

Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow

Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow

12_07_25 Rot-Weiss Erfurt v. WHU 12_07_25 Rot-Weiss Erfurt v. WHU TS 12_07_27 Dynamo Dresden v. WHU 12_07_27 Dynamo Dresden v. WHU TS 12_07_29 Energie Cottbus v. WHU TS 12_08_03 Yale Eurofoot 12_08_03 Yale Eurofoot Poster 12_08_03 Cercle Brugge v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_03 Nordsjaelland v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_04 AA Gent v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_04 Anderlecht v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_03 Yale Eurofoot Day 2 12_08_04 Hajduk Split v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_03 Yale Eurofoot Day 3 12_08_05 Utrecht v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_07 Northampton Town v. WHU 12_08_04 AFC Wimbledon v. WHU TS 12_08_04 AFC Wimbledon v. WHU 12_08_07 Northampton Town v. WHU TS 12_08_04 Ipswich Town v. WHU TS 12_08_04 Ipswich Town v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_04 AFC Wimbledon v. WHU TS Unofficial 12_08_10 Braga v. WHU 12_08_10 Braga v. WHU TS 12_08_11 Dagenham v. WHU 12_08_11 Dagenham v. WHU TS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE (Development Squad)

Victoria Road

3 - 6 (Spence 2 [2 pens], Hall)

11 August 2012

Larkins

Hunt (Seidu)

Fanimo (Rubin)

Powell

Spence

Lee K. (Homans)

Vose (Baldock)

Lletget

McCallum (Abiola)

Turgott (Piquionne)

Hall

 

12_08_22 WHU v. Needham Market 12_08_26 Mayo International Cup

WATFORD

12_09_22 Braintree Town v. WHU 12_10_16 Colchester United v. WHU 13_03_29 Gavardo International Tournament Van Persie Tournament 13_05_24 Ex WHU v. Great Ormond Street Hospital

Larkins

Spence

Fanimo

Hunt

Wearen

Lee K.

Picquionne

Powell

Lee E.

BadirouVose

 

MATCH ABANDONED

Floodlight Failure

13_03_19 WHU v. QPR (Closed Doors) SLUG Programme

Pre-Season Tour of Germany

(25 - 29 July 2012)

12_07_27 Dynamo Dresden v. WHU Pirate

Pirate Programme

Image Courtesy of John Northcutt