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Suttons ground 14_07_19 WHU v. Oxford United 1st half

2014-15 Friendlies

STEVENAGE

14_07_12 Stevenage v. WHU

1st half:

 

Adrian

O'Brien

Cresswell

Reid

Chambers

Noble

Poyet

Vaz Te

Nolan

Morrison

McCallum

Lamex Stadium

2 - 2 (Downing, Jarvis)

12 July 2014

2nd half:

 

Jaaskelainen

Demel

Collins

Tomkins

Potts

Kouyate

Whitehead

Downing

Diame

Jarvis

Lee

AFC HORNCHURCH : Under 18s

Little Heath

2 - 2 (Brown, Tombides T.)

12 July 2014

14-7-12 WHU v. Hornchurch 1st half

1st half:

 

Brown T.

Westley

Page

Nasha

Oxford

Pask

Turgott

Sadlier

Brown J.

Lletget

Diang

 

2nd half:

 

Boness

Pike

Harney

Onariase

Borg

Makasi

Bywater

Bailey

Mavila

Amoo

Tombides T. (Sheriff)

 

HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE : Under 21s

Howes

Pike

Mavila

Onariase

Burke

Makasi

Fanimo

Bailey

Bailey

Gordon

Parfitt-Williams

Westleigh Park

2 - 1 (Lee 2)

15 July 2014

14_07_15 Havant & Waterlooville v. WHU

An Elliot Lee double gave the Development Squad their first victory of pre-season at Havant & Waterlooville. Lee struck twice inside the final eleven minutes to enliven a contest which took until the closing stages to find its first goal. Bradley Bubb looked to have rescued a draw for the hosts when he cancelled out Lee's first with three minutes left, but the Hammers man hit back almost immediately to claim the spoils. Mathias Fanimo fired wide of the Hawks' goal from 15 yards as the Hammers broke quickly early on, while at the other end Nathan Mavila made a fantastic last-ditch tackle to deny Josh Huggins. The dangerous Djair Parfitt-Williams had West Ham's best chance before the break when he stepped inside his marker and sent a shot arrowing goalwards, only for keeper Ryan Young to save well.

Both teams made changes at the break and the game took a while to settle down. As the contest progressed, the Hammers began to see more and more of the ball and they eventually forced the breakthrough on 79 minutes when Lee wriggled his way out of a challenge on the edge of the box and sent a deflected shot into the net. Bubb curled an effort into the net to bring Havant briefly level, but Lee was having none of it and restored the visitors' advantage when he got between defenders Harry Medway and Harry Woodford to slot the ball home.

Subs used:

T.Brown, Maiga, Westley, Knoyle, Nasha,

Pask, Oxford, Turgott, Bywater, Lee, Sadlier

West Ham United's Development Squad opened their pre-season schedule with a 2-2 draw against AFC Hornchurch at Little Heath.

The Hammers - fielding a squad containing U21s and U18s - took the lead in the first half when striker Jordan Brown met a low cross from Sebastian Lletget to tap into the net, before Hornchurch levelled in similar fashion through Saltenis Martynas.

At half-time, both sides changed their complete starting XI. After the break, U18 winger Taylor Tombides composed himself perfectly to slot under the onrushing goalkeeper to put West Ham back in front.

The visitors were not going to be denied a draw against the young Hammers, though, as Toby Joseph won the ball and put George Purcell through on goal and he smashed a shot past Hammers goalkeeper Danny Boness and into the top corner.

With this being the side's first taste of match action since returning to training, U21 boss Nick Haycock and U18 manager Steve Potts combined their squads to ensure that as many players got 45 minutes of match action as possible.

Assistant manager Neil McDonald said West Ham United could take both positives and negatives from Saturday's 2-2 pre-season draw at Stevenage. The Hammers fell two goals due to some sloppy defensive moments, only to show spirit and quality to snatch two goals of their own inside the final six minutes to snatch a draw from what was a competitive 90 minutes. Matt Jarvis set up one goal and provided the second for Stewart Downing at the Lamex Stadium, where earlier a mistake from Adrian and loose marking had allowed Tom Pett and a Trialist to put the home side in control.

IPSWICH TOWN

Portman Road

0 - 0

16 July 2014

14_07_15 Havant & Waterlooville v. WHU TS 14_07_16 Ipswich Town v. WHU 14_07_16 Ipswich Town v. WHU TS

1st half:

 

Jaaskelainen

Demel

Collins

Tomkins

Cresswell

Noble

Kouyate

Diame

Jarvis

Cole

Downing

 

 

2nd half:

 

Adrian

O'Brien

Chambers

Reid

Page

Cullen

Nolan

Poyet

Vaz Te

Lletget

Zarate (McCallum)

 

The Development Squad opened the Absolute Sports Travel Cup at Cambridge United with a 0-0 draw against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. West Ham created the better chances, but were unable to find a route to goal. Kieran Sadlier came closest of all with a thunderous shot which cannoned off the crossbar, while Shakhtar's best opportunity fell to sub Artem Gabelock, who was denied by Danny Boness from the edge of the box.

OXFORD UNITED : Under 18s

14_07_19 WHU v. Oxford United 2nd half

1st half:

 

Kastal

Eggleton

Neufville

Douglas

Akinola

Cole K.

Muti

Sylvestre

Brown J.

Martins

Powell

 

 

 

2nd half:

 

Papastylianou

Sheriff

Browne

Toonga

Rice

Holmes

Bailey

Yuill

Hector-Ingram

Campbell

Rodriguez

 

 

Little Heath

2 - 2

19 July 2014

West Ham United continued their build-up for the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season by being held to a goalless draw at Championship side Ipswich Town.

Former Tractor Boys left-back Aaron Cresswell came closest to breaking the deadline for the Hammers, but his 14th-minute chip came back off the face of the crossbar.

Despite failing to find the back of the net. West Ham created far more chances than they had done in their 2-2 draw at. Stevenage the previous Saturday. In the first half, especially, the Hammers produced some flowing attacking football that should have been rewarded with a goal or two.

Cheikhou Kouyate, Matt Jarvis, Stewart Downing, Mo Diame and Carlton Cole all fired off-target before the interval.

With both clubs fielding completely different line-ups after the break, the game petered out slightly, with Sebastian Lletget's looping header the closest the Hammers came to breaking the deadlock.

SLUG Programme

Absolute Sports Travel Cup (Cambridge)

19 - 20 July 2014

14_07_19 Absolute Sports Travel Cup

Brown T. (Boness)

Westley (Knoyle)

Burke (Harney)

Oxford (Onariase)

Page (Mavila)

Bywater (Nasha)

Cullen (Makasi)

Turgott (Gordon)

Lletget (Parfitt-Williams)

Sadlier (Pike, Amoo)

Lee McCallum)

14_07_19 Cambridge 14_07_16 Ipswich Town 14_08_03 Eurofoot

The Development Squad put four past their RCD Espanyol counterparts at Cambridge United on Sunday, as the Hammers completed their involvement in the Absolute Sports Travel Cup with a flourish. Following Saturday's goalless draw against Shakhtar Donetsk, there was no shortage of goalmouth action this time round. Paul McCallum's first-half spot-kick cancelled out Ivan Sales' opener for the Spaniards, before Elliot Lee finished off a fine team move to fire Nick Haycock's men in front. Once Jose Antonio Raillo had levelled matters with another excellent strike, it was one way traffic, as Lee nodded home his second and Josh Cullen got in on the act with a fourth.

14_07_19 Shakhtar Donetsk v. WHU Unofficial 14_07_20 Espanyol V. WHU Unofficial

SHAKHTAR DONETSK (Ukraine)

R Costings Abbey Stadium

19 July 2014

0 - 0

Brown T. (Boness)

Westley (Knoyle)

Burke (Harney)

Oxford (Onariase)

Page (Mavila)

Bywater (Nasha)

Cullen (Makasi)

Turgott (Gordon)

Lletget (Parfitt-Williams)

Sadlier (Pike, Amoo)

Lee McCallum)

RCD ESPANYOL (Spain)

R Costings Abbey Stadium

20 July 2014

4 - 2 (Lee 2, Cullen, McCallum [pen])

SUTTON UNITED

14_07_12 Stevenage v. WHU TS 14_07_23 Sutton United v. WHU TS 14_07_23 Sutton United v. WHU

St Louis-Hamilton

Westley (Amoo)

Burke (Harney)

Pask (Onariase)

Knoyle (Akinola)

Cullen (Carter)

Lletget (Diang)

Brown J. (Rodriguez)

Kosala (Hector-Ingram)

Sadlier (Parfitt-Williams)

Lee (Maiga)

 

The Borough Sportsground

23 July 2014

1 - 0 (Kosala)

Nick Haycock was delighted with the application shown by his young Development Squad team in their 1-0 victory at Sutton United. Shorn of many experienced Dev Squad players due to their involvement in the Ruhr Cup later this week, coach Haycock asked several 16-year-olds to step up to the plate against last year's Skrill South runners-up.

They rose to the challenge, with a trialist scoring the only goal of the game five minutes after the restart with Haycock saying he could not have asked for any more from his players. "It was another fantastic workout for us," he said. "I've been speaking with Terry Westley over the last couple of days to pick a team because we have a tournament in Dortmund over the rest of the week, and a dozen players going to that could have played on Wednesday. "So we've stretched ourselves and after the hour we had a lot of youngsters out there - 16-year-olds - but I think you saw signs of no fear. "I could not have asked for any more of them from a physical point of view playing against men, and by all accounts Sutton will be pushing for promotion this season, so it's a great experience for our players who were out there tonight. "Playing these kind of games at that age is massive for their development. The mantra of the Club is always to put boys in challenges that we think they're capable of. We wouldn't put them out there if we didn't think that. "There were chances at both ends in the first half, but in the last 30 minutes I think we could have put the game to bed and won handsomely." Three weeks into pre-season Haycock is happy with the progress being shown by his players as they edge closer to the start of the new campaign. "The boys are working hard," he confirmed. "We're talking about giving them a couple of days off at some point just because of the mental relief that they need. "You come in for pre-season and you're fully at it for two sessions a day. You're on the pitch or in the gym, we've been in the analysis room looking at clips from games every morning. "It's a real professional environment that they're coming into. It's hard to become an elite sportsperson in any sport and those are the standards we make them aspire to - looking at the best in the world and asking can they get there."

SLUG Programme

The Football United Tour (New Zealand)

17 - 26 July 2014

The West Ham United squad set off for New Zealand for the Football United tour on the evening of 17 July, as they prepare to spread the Hammers word to the other side of the world. A full day of travel awaits before Sam Allardyce and his team arrive in Auckland, with a game against Wellington Phoenix first up on Wednesday 23rd. The Hammers then conclude the tour by taking on Sydney FC on the 26th.

whu-programmes would like to pay tribute to Newcastle United supporters Liam Sweeney and John Alder who were killed while making the 23,000 mile round trip to see their beloved Magpies play in the Football United Tour in New Zealand.

 

Mr Sweeney, 28, and Mr Alder, 63, died along with 296 others when the Malaysian Airways flight MH17 they were travelling on was shot down over Ukraine, on 17 July.

14_08_23 Wim Kuijper tournament SLUG Programme

Hong Kong Sevens

30 - 31 May 2015

West Ham United youth side were denied a famous victory in heartbreaking fashion by Atletico Madrid at the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens. The Hammers were within four minutes of winning the tournament when they led their youngsters topped their group with one win and two draws, before opening the second and final day with a quarter-final win over Yau Yee League Select, a selection of the top players from Hong Kong's leading amateur football league.

An impressive victory against Matt Seddon's side set up an all-English semi-final against Peter Beardsley's Newcastle United, and the Hammers again came out on top with goals from Josh Pask, Atex Pike and Jaanai Gordon.

Against Atletico, who were the first Spanish team to compete in the competition, Gordon slotted in his third and fourth goals of the tournament in either half to give the Hammers a seemingly conclusive 2-0 lead, only for Benjamin Akoto Asamoah and Ivan Perez to drag Madrid level with just a minute on the second ten-minute half remaining.

At full-time, the rules of the tournament meant that the match changed from seven-a-side to four-a-side as both teams looked for the golden goal in extra-time. With Gordon and the outstanding Djair Parfitt-Witliams having already been substituted, Phillips picked goalkeeper Clarke Bogard, defenders Pask and Pike and striker Jordan Brown, while their opponents decided to take a risk, with an outfield player replacing Bernabe Barragan Maestre in goal.

It was Madrid who got the better of the drop-ball kick-off and all four players immediately launched an attack on the Hammers goal. The ball was worked to Madrid captain Samuel Saiz Alonso, at 24 a regular in Atletico's senior B team, and he fired a low shot from the edge of the box into the corner of the net. That goal was Saiz's seventh goal of the tournament and he was duly crowned Top Goalscorer and Player of the Tournament.

"It is easily the best tournament that I have ever attended as a West Ham coach," said Phillips, who was proud of his team's efforts in reaching the final of what was a very competitive tournament

"There was some good quality opposition, playing in very good facilities surrounded by some extremely friendly people. Every member of West Ham's playing team and staff were a credit to the club on the trip."

 

 

 

WELLINGTON PHOENIX (New Zealand)

Jaaskelainen

Demel

Reid

Collins

Cresswell

Kouyate

Noble

Nolan

Diame

Jarvis

Cole

Edan Park, Auckland

1 - 2 (Zarate)

23 July 2014

Att: 19,183

Referee: Peter O'Leary

SYDNEY FC (New Zealand)

Adrian

Demel (Cresswell)

O'Brien (Potts)

Reid

Collins

Noble (Whitehead)

Diame (Poyet)

Nolan

Downing (Fanimo)

Jarvis (Vaz Te)

Cole (Zarate)

 

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

1 - 3 (Petkovic [og])

26 July 2014

Att: 30,968

Referee: Nick Waldron

West Ham United began their ten-day Football United Tour to New Zealand with a surprise defeat at the hands of the country's only A-League side, Wellington Phoenix.

The Hammers, who had travelled 11,400 miles from London to the other side of the world to take part in the four-team tournament, fell behind after just eleven minutes.

Nix captain Andrew Durante lost his marker to head Alex Gorrin's near-post free-kick past Jussi Jaaskelainen before Gorrin himself doubled the hosts' advantage with an accurate right-foot finish after 27 minutes.

Cheikhou Kouyate went close just before the break, but he was denied by New Zealand international stopper Glen Moss.

The Hammers improved following the introduction of Mauro Zarate and Stewart Downing after half-time, with the former giving the visitors hope with a delicious finish with 20 minutes remaining.

Downing then came within a whisker of levelling matters in added time, only for substitute goalkeeper Lewis Italiano to make a miraculous diving save low to his right.

West Ham United completed their ten-day Football United Tour to New Zealand with defeat by A-League side Sydney FC in Wellington.

The Australians proved too strong for the Hammers in front of a near-capacity crowd at Westpac Stadium in New Zealand's picturesque capital.

Young striker Corey Gameiro, once of Fulham, was the star of the show for Graham Arnold's team, scoring twice either side of a smart finish from Alex Brosque.

West Ham fell behind on eleven minutes when Gameiro collected a pass from Iraq international Ali Abbas before firing past Adrian. Brosque made it 2-0 when he latched onto a through ball and finished neatly on 26 minutes.

West Ham, who were profligate in front of goal throughout, finally hit the target in fortuitous circumstances six minutes after the break, when Matt Jarvis' cross hit Nikola Petkovic and looped past Vedran Janjetovic.

Sydney were not to be denied a famous victory, though, and Terry Antonis' clear handball set the Australians on their way to completing their win through another tidy finish from Gameiro.

Wellington Phoenix:

Moss (Italiano), Muscat, Sigmund, Durante, Doyle, Gorrin (Brindell-South), Burns (Boxall), Brockie (Krishna), Boyd (Cunningham), Riera, Fenton (Ridenton)

Sydney FC:

Janjetovic, Ryalt (Bojic), Jurman (Gersbach), Petkovic, Gameiro (Timotheu), Ibini-lsei (Burgess), Ognenovski (Muata-Marlow), Antonis (Gligor), Dimitrijevic (Trantis), Abbas (Naumoff), Brosque (Carle)

14_07_23 Wellington Phoenix v. WHU Brochure 14_07_26 Sydney v. WHU TS 14_07_26 Sydney v. WHU 14_07_23 Phoenix v. WHU SLUG Programme

Evonik Ruhr-Cup International (Dortmund, Germany)

24 - 27 July 2014

14_07_24 Evonik Ruhr Cup 14_07_25 Evonik Ruhr Cup 14_07_26 Evonik Ruhr Cup

Image courtesy of John Northcutt

SCHALKE 04 (Germany)

BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH (Germany)

GALATASARY (Turkey)

MACCABI NETANYA (Israel)

BORUSSIA DORTMUND (Germany) 7th / 8th Play-off

West Ham United's youngsters head to Germany to take part in the Evonik Ruhr-International Cup. The Dortmund-based tournament has drawn teams from all over Europe, as the Hammers continue to build for the season ahead with a varied pre-season schedule. West Ham have taken a young squad for the tournament, which is for Under-19 teams, with age groups from U16s upwards represented in the Londoners' line-up. The group stages take place across Thursday and Friday, with the weekend reserved for the knockout rounds. First up on Thursday are two 40 minute matches, with Schalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladback West Ham's first day opponents. Matches against Galatasaray and Israeli outfit Maccabi Netanya await on Friday, while the likes of hosts Borussia Dortmund and Benfica will battle it out in the other group.

West Ham's squad included several Under-16s players, with only Amos Nasha, Nathan Mavila, Jaanai Gordon, Kieran Bywater and Moses Makasi representing the older end of the age scale. The tournament got off to an inauspicious start from the Hammers when, on Thursday, they opened the group phase with a 2-0 defeat to Schalke 04 and a 3-0 loss at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach. A third defeat, on day two of the tournament, to Galatasaray by a 3-1 scoreline threatened to leave the Hammers pointless, but they recovered to defeat Israeli outfit Maccabi Netanya 2-0 and secure fourth place in the group. That set up a play-off for seventh place against the team who came fourth in the opposite group. That team was tournament organisers Borussia Dortmund and the hosts came out on top, triumphing 4-1 to leave the Hammers in eighth. Georgian outfit Dinamo Tiblisi took the overall honours, defeating Galatasaray on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

14_07_24 Evonik Ruhr Cup

Stadion Grobe Wiese

0 - 2

24 July 2014

Brown, Nasha, Pike, Rice, Toonga, Makasi, Bailey, Bywater, Gordon, Mavila, Powell J.

Stadion Grobe Wiese

0 - 2

24 July 2014

Boness, Sylvestre, Nasha, Holmes, Browne, Toonga, Scully, Bywater,Sheriff, Martins, Powell J.

 

Niederrheinstadion

1 - 3 ( ? )

25 July 2014

Brown, Sylvestre, Nasha, Pike, Rice, Makasi, Scully, Bywater, Sheriff, Mavila, Powell J.

 

 

Niederrheinstadion

2 - 0 ( ? )

25 July 2014

Boness, Nasha, Pike, Holmes, Browne, Toonga, Makasi, Bailey, Gordon, Sheriff, Martins

 

 

 

Niederrheinstadion

2 - 0 ( ? )

26 July 2014

Boness, Nasha, Pike, Holmes, Browne, Makasi, Bailey, Gordon, Sheriff, Martins, Mavilia

 

 

 

 

14_07_29 Braintree Town v. WHU

BRAINTREE TOWN : Under 21

Amlin Stadium

2 - 0 (Lee 2)

29 July 2014

Brown T. (St Louis-Hamilton)

Westley (Amoo)

Pask (Onariase)

Burke (Akinola)

Page ((Knoyle)

Cullen (Diangana)

Bywater (Makasi)

Turgott (Trialist)

Lletget (Labonne)

Sadlier (Parfitt-Williams)

Lee (Brown J.)

Elliot Lee's third double of pre-season gave the Development Squad a 2-0 victory at Skrill Premier side Braintree Town on Tuesday night. The livewire striker continued his fine summer form to notch either side of the break and maintain the young Hammers' unbeaten pre-season. West Ham had to withstand a decent start from Braintree, who only just missed out on a play-off place in non-league football's top tier last season, before stamping their authority on the contest. The hosts were first out of the blocks, with left-winger Dan Sparkes' dead ball delivery causing a few problems early on. With 15 minutes on the clock, his corner was met by a trialist, who made a good run round the back, but he could not convert on the stretch, Then, six minutes later, a corner from the same right flank found Mitch Brundle, although once again he failed to trouble Tim Brown in the Hammers goal. As the half hour mark came and went, the Hammers began to impose themselves on the contest more, and Lee might have done better than fire over when Seb Lletget presented him with a shooting opportunity on 37 minutes. As it turned out, the No9 was merely setting his radar, as four minutes later Kieran Sadlier laid a ball on a plate for him to tuck home from close range and notch his fifth goal of pre-season.

The Hammers made six changes at the break and one of the players introduced, Manny Onariase, had an early opportunity to add to the lead when he made his way forward for a set play and headed wide of the mark. The U21s took a giant step towards their fourth win of pre-season with an hour on the clock and it was that man Lee on target again. This time Grady Diangana was the provider, feeding a pass into the striker, who took it into his stride to beat the last man and slot neatly past home keeper Nick Hamann. Seven minutes later Sadlier tried his luck as the Hammers searched for a third, but his shot after cutting inside from the flank took a deflection and dipped just wide of the near post. Braintree had the chance to notch a consolation three minutes from the end when Onariase was penalised for a trip on James Mulley inside the area, but Danzelle St Louis-Hamilton dived low to his right to deny Kenny Davis and preserve the Hammers' clean sheet.

RSC ANDERLECHT (Belgium)

Sportpark Hazebeek

2 - 0 (Amoo, Brown)

1 August 2014

Howes, Page, Sylvestre, Diang, Knoyle, Browne, Pask, Carter, Amoo, Brown J., Parfitt-Williams

 

SLUG Programme

Yale Eurofoot Tornooi - Belgium

1 - 3 August 2014

14_07_29 Braintree Town v. WHU TS 14_08_01 Eurofoot Tournament 14_08_02 WHU v. Newport County (Newport version)

West Ham United's U19 takes part in the prestigious International Yale Eurofoot 2014 tournament in Oostduinkerke, intended for players born between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 1997.

West Ham United's Academy side performed strongly in Belgium over the weekend to take sixth place in the annual Yale Eurofoot Tournament.

 

The tournament features U19 sides from across Europe, with the likes of Anderlecht, Standard Liege, Utrecht and Tottenham Hotspur also in attendance.

 

West Ham began superbly on Thursday, winning their opening two group games against Belgian opposition.

 

Jerry Amoo and Jordan Brown were on target to down Anderlecht 2-0, and the pair were on the scoresheet again, alongside Djair Parfitt-Williams, to secure a 3-1 victory over Oostende, which meant the Hammers had a perfect six points from six at the end of day one.

 

Friday gave the Hammers a three-game schedule, and the winning habit was maintained as Standard Liege were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline first up - with Amoo taking his tournament tally to four.

 

A 1-1 draw against Danish outfit Nordsjaelland continued the unbeaten run, although a 2-0 defeat to eventual tournament winners Paranaense, of Brazil, meant the Hammers had to settle for third in the group, missing out to Nordsjaelland for a semi-final spot on goal difference.

 

Third meant a play-off for fifth place against Club Brugge on Sunday, and the Belgians prevailed to take the honours with a 2-0 scoreline.

 

Paranaense saw off Genk 1-0 in the final to lift the trophy.

 

KV OOSTENDE (Belgium)

Sportpark Hazebeek

3 - 1 (Amoo, Brown, Parfitt-Williams)

1 August 2014

Brown T., Page, Sylvestre, Diang, Knoyle, Pask, Amoo, Brown J., Parfitt-Williams, Adebayo, Linley

 

 

STANDARD LIEGE (Belgium)

Sportpark Hazebeek

3 - 2 (Amoo, ?  , ? )

2 August 2014

Howes, Page, Diang, Knoyle, Pask, Carter, Amoo, Adebayo, Linley, Elsom, Hector-Ingram

 

 

 

FC NORDSJAELLAND (Denmark)

Sportpark Hazebeek

1 - 1 (Amoo, Brown, Parfitt-Williams)

2 August 2014

Howes, Page, Sylvestre, Knoyle, Browne, Pask, Carter, Amoo, Brown J., Parfitt-Williams, Adebayo, Linley

 

 

ATHLETICO PARANAENSE (Brazil)

Sportpark Hazebeek

0 - 2

2 August 2014

Brown T., Page, Campbell, Sylvestre, Diang, Knoyle, Amoo, Brown J., Parfitt-Williams, Linley, Carlton

 

 

 

CLUB BRUGG KV (Belgium) 5th / 6th

Sportpark Hazebeek

0 - 2

3 August 2014

Brown T., Sylvestre, Browne, Carter, Parfitt-Williams, Adebayo, Linley, Hector-Ingram, Carlton, Lewis, Kanu

 

 

 

NEWPORT COUNTY : Under-21

Little Heath

0 - 3

2 August 2014

St Louis-Hamilton (Mersin)

Labonne (Westley)

Mavila

Makasi

Onariase

Akinola

Gordon (Turgott)

Scully (Bywater)

Maiga (Martins)

Trialist (Powell)

Sheriff (Sadlier)

14_08_02 Schalke 04 v. WHU TS 14_08_03 Malaga CF v. WHU TS SLUG Programme

Schalke 04 Cup

2 - 3 August 2014

Jussi Jaaskelainen was the hero as West Ham United began their Schalke 04 Cup challenge with a dramatic penalty Shootout victory over the hosts. The flying Finnish goalkeeper made two spectacular saves from Felipe Santana and Axel Borgmann to inspire the Hammers to a 7-6 Shootout success, after the game had finished goalless at the Veltins-Arena. A see-saw match saw both teams go close to winning the game in normal time, with Cameroon FIFA World Cup forward Choupo-Moting denied by Jaaskelainen and hitting the base of the post before Germany U19 defender Marvin Friedrich rattling the crossbar for the home side. For West Ham, James Collins went closest but his powerful header from Stewart Downing's comer flashed past the angle.

And so to penalties! West Ham looked in trouble when Ricardo VazTe missed the Hammers'third kick, only for Jaaskelainen to save Schalke's fourth, taken by defender Santana.

The next seven spot-kicks were all converted before the 39-year-old settled matters in West Ham's favour by keeping out Borgmann's kick.

 

 

West Ham United conceded twice midway through the first half to go down 2-0 to Malaga in the Schalke Cup. Sam Allardyce's side had beaten hosts Schalke on penalties on Saturday following a 0-0 draw, but struggled to contain a fluid Malaga side. The Spanish club took the lead on 22 minutes when summer signing Aaron Cresswell failed to clear Arthur Boka's through ball and Ezequiel Rescaldini finished past Adrian. Just two minutes later, Malaga increased their lead when Juanmi laid the ball across goal for Luis Alberto, who is on loan from Liverpool, to score. Alberto should have scored his second of the game on the half-hour mark when he was fouled in the box by Carl Jenkinson, but his penalty was saved by Adrian. West Ham struggled to create any clear-cut chances and Alberto had a second goal ruled out early in the second half for offside. Adrian then made another smart save from Rescaldini before former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz missed a golden chance to score on 79 minutes after West Ham's keeper had spilled a shot.

Veltins-Arena

0 - 0 (won 7-6 pens)

2 August 2014

Veltins-Arena

0 - 2

3 August 2014

Jaaskelainen

O'Brien

Tomkins (Reid)

Collins

Potts

Nolan

Kouyate (Diame)

Poyet

Fanimo (Lletget)

Cole

Downing

Adrian

Jenkinson (Nasha)

Reid (Potts)

Burke

Cresswell

Noble

Whitehead

Diame (Cullen)

Jarvis

Vaz Te

Zarate

SCHALKE 04 (Germany)

MALAGA CF (Spain)

WOKING : Under-21

Kingfield Stadium

3 - 2 (Lee 3)

5 August 2014

Howes

Westley

Onarise (Makasi)

Harney

Mavila

Cullen

Bywater

Turgott

Fanimo (Powell)

Sadlier (Gordon)

Lee

Elliot Lee's rich vein of pre-season form continued as his hat trick fired the Development Squad to a 3-2 victory over Vanarama Conference Premier side Woking.

Lee sealed his treble in the final minute to edge a topsy-turvy match and help the U21s bounce back from defeat to Newport County last time out.

The Hammers started superbly and were 2-0 up by the 18th minute. Lee's first came with 14 on the clock as he pounced on goalkeeper Aaron Howe's fumble to crash home.

Four minutes later it was two as Matthias Fanimo fed Blair Turgott, who crossed for Lee to finish again.

West Ham held their advantage until the closing stages, when Woking threatened to turn the game on its head with two goals in as many minutes.

Home trialist Dean Morgan was the man to do the damage, first curling into the top corner with his left foot, then neatly slotting past Sam Howes after Woking regained possession from kick-off.

West Ham were not done yet, however, and with just 60 seconds remaining, Lee notched a fine solo effort, picking up possession in midfield and eventually round Howe to score his third of the game and ninth of pre-season.

UC SAMPDORIA (Italy) : Marathonbet Cup

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Burke, Diame, Noble [pen])

9 August 2014

Adrian

Tomkins

Collins (Burke)

Reid

Cresswell (Potts)

Kouyate (Diame)

Noble

Nolan

Downing

Zarate (Vaz Te)

Cole (Lee)

Brown T., Linley (Pike), Neufville, Carter (Sylvestre), Akinola, Rice (Browne), Amoo (Adebayo), Diangana, Brown J., Parfitt-Williams, Sheriff (Trialist)

BRENTFORD : Under-18

Little Heath

3 - 1 (Brown J. 2, Adebayo)

9 August 2014

The Hammers went behind early when Jeremiah Kamanzi fired in from the edge of the box, before a double from Jordan Brown turned the game on its head. Substitute Fatia Adebayo then scored with his first touch to seal the victory. The home side were always likely to be in for a tough test playing against a near full-strength U18s side, but their task was made harder early on when Kamanzi received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and fired past Tim Brown. Brentford took inspiration from their goal and immediately pushed forward again, but the home side held strong to deny the Bees a second goal. Before long, West Ham came back into the game and launched several attacking moves of their own, although the end result was never enough to beat the Brentford goalkeeper.

It did not take much longer for the Hammers to finally break down their Professional Development League 2 opposition, as Brown retrieved the ball from Alex Pike's thrown in, held off and turned his marker and firied a shot with power into the back of the net. With that goal bringing the teams level, West Ham pushed themselves in front shortly after when Brown struck again. This time, he ran onto a lobbed pass from Parfitt-Williams to smash an unstoppable half volley past the helpless goalkeeper. The result was sealed minutes later when substitute Adebayo got onto the end of a Parfitt-Williams cross into the box to flick home the Hammers' third.

Howes

Westley

Nasha

Harney

Page

Bywater

Cullen

Turgott (Brown J.)

Lletget (Diangana)

Sadlier (Fanimo)

Lee

 

PSV EINDHOVEN (Netherlands) : Development Squad

Sportcomplex De Herdgang

0 - 5

12 August 2014

14_08_05 Woking v. WHU 14_08_09 WHU v. Sampdoria 14_08_12 PSV v. WHU TS SLUG Programme

Vim Kuijper Tournament (Neterlands)

23 - 24 August 2014

SLUG Programme

Premier League Champions Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre

5 - 6 September 2014

West Ham United U18s recorded a memorable victory over Real Madrid as they secured third place at the Champions Cup invitational tournament. Without a league game due to the international break, the Hammers were invited to the two-day tournament by hosts Tottenham Hotspur. Featuring matches of two 30-minute halves, the first day of competition saw West Ham defeat Liverpool 2-0 and lose 1-0 to Portuguese side Benfica in Group B on Friday. In-form striker Jordan Brown scored both goals against the Reds.

However, the narrow defeat by Benfica left the Hammers second in Group B and paired them with Group A runners-up Real Madrid. But Steve Potts' squad rose to the occasion against their illustrious opponents and took the lead through Marcus Browne's direct free-kick after just two minutes. West Ham dominated the opening half and could have extended their lead, with Kieran Bailey twice going close.

Into the second half and Madrid came into the game slightly more, but it was the Hammers who continued to create the better chances. After Bailey had again been denied, West Ham were rewarded midway through the second half when Djair Parfitt-Williams' corner was headed into the net by Emmanuel Onariase.

Now in full control, the Londoners relaxed and could easily have extended their lead, only for Grady Diangana to shoot wide when well-placed. The final whistle sparked celebrations among those in Claret and Blue, with the victory completing an encouraging and very worthwhile two days' work.

14_09_05 PL Champions Cup

LIVERPOOL : Group B

2 - 0 (Brown J. 2)

5 September 2014

BENFICA (Portugal) : Group B

0 - 1

5 September 2014

REAL MADRID (Spain) : 3rd / 4th Play-off

2 - 0 (Browne, Parfitt-Williams)

6 September 2014

14_08_09 WHU v. Sampdoria TS 14_11_12 Argentina v. Croatia

UC Sampdoria:

Da Costa, Okaka (Bergessio), Krsticic (Obiang), Gabbiadini (Rizzo), Palombo (Campana), Soriano (Fedato), Eder (Sansone), Salamon, Gastaldello (Costa), De Silvestri, Cacciatore

Seventeen-year-old Reece Burke netted a last-gasp winner as West Ham United edged a thrilling game to lift the inaugural Marathonbet Cup at the Boleyn Ground. The centre-back was an unlikely hero as he popped up in the UC Sampdoria penalty area in the final minute of normal time to tap home fellow Academy starlet Elliot Lee's accurate low cross. Burke's winner completed a rollercoaster game which had twice seen the Italian Serie A side take the lead through Stefan Okaka and Eder, before Mark Noble's penalty and Mohamed Diame's individual special levelled matters.

The Italians hit the front after 16 minutes. Eder's measured through ball picked out the run of Okaka, who shrugged off Collins' challenge to slot tidily into the far corner. The Hammers, however, restored parity from the spot in first-half stoppage time, after substitute Dan Potts had been felled by De Silvestri. Noble stepped up and promptly sent Da Costa the wrong way, placing his spot-kick to the 'keepers' left.

Against the run of play, the Serie A side were back in front just after the hour mark. Soriano's pass beat West Ham's backline, allowing Eder to race free and slide past Adrian. The Hammers' response was almost immediate, but Collins' near-post header from a Noble dead ball drifted the wrong side of the post.

Diame then took matters into his own hands, notching a fine individual goal with 13 minutes left to play. The Senegal skipper cut in off the right flank, drove into the box and finally dispatched a left-footed effort inside the near post. The goal sparked a Hammers onslaught and Allardyce's men twice went close to snatching it, with Vaz Te involved on both occasions. It was his cross that Downing headed against the bar, before Potts volleyed over on the rebound. Before Vaz Te himself then tried his luck from the edge of box, watching his firm drive flash wide of the upright.

And snatch it they did, when 19-year-old Lee raced clear down the right and, having weighed up his options, squared for none other than Burke to slot into an empty net from six yards.

 

SLUG Programme

West Ham United Under-16 International Cup

Rush Green

5 - 6 December 2014

JUVENTUS (Italy)

1 - 1 (Scully)

5 December 2014

West Ham United had the honour of hosting some of the biggest names in European football at the Academy of Football over the weekend. The West Ham International Cup saw the Under-16 sides from six clubs battle it out over two days of fantastic competition at Rush Green Stadium.

 

After picking up an impressive draw with Italian champions Juventus on Saturday afternoon, the Hammers suffered a 3-1 defeat against Belgian outfit Club Brugge later that evening before losing out to Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in the 5th/6th place play-off on Sunday morning.

 

It was Liverpool who came out on top overall, beating Juventus in the final on Sunday afternoon to take the trophy back to Merseyside. The Hammers had a wealth of talent on show over the weekend, but they were without some key members of the side, including Reece Oxford and Tunji Akinola, who are preparing for Tuesday's FA Youth Cup tie at Southampton.

 

Before each fixture throughout the weekend, both teams posed for a mixed photograph to remember the World War One heroes as part of the Premier League's #FootballRemembers weekend.

 

Two pitches were used during the weekend. The first being inside the main arena, whilst a training pitch on the Rush Green site was also used for fixtures happening simultaneously.

 

West Ham United U16 squad:

Tyler Forde, Matthew Campbell, Mason Barrett, Conor Coventry, Thomas Carlton, Ben Wells, Malyk Hamilton, Alfie Lewis, Idris Kanu, Anthony Scully, Joe Powell, Charlie Seaman, Mitchell Ware, Abdoulahi Diallo, Eliot Capel, Ben Johnson, Reece Hannam, Korrey Henry.

CLUB BRUGGE (Belgium)

1 - 3 (Coventry)

5 December 2014

ATHLETIC BILBAO (Spain) 5th / 6th Play-off

1 - 3 (Kanu)

6 December 2014

SLUG Programme

Hazza Bin Zayed International Under-17 Tournament

26 - 31 March 2015

15_03_26 Kashiwa Reysol TS 15_03_27 Espanyol TS 15_03_29 Al-Ain FC TS

KASHIWA REYSOL (Japan)

Khaifa Stadium

1 - 0 (Kanu)

26 March 2015

Brown

Eggleton

Neufville

Rice

Akinola

Pask

Kanu

Diangana

Hector-Ingram

Carter (Wells)

Powell (Henry)

Khaifa Stadium

1 - 3 (Hector-Ingram)

27 March 2015

Brown

Diallo

Neufville

Rice

Akinola

Pask

Kanu

Diangana

Hector-Ingram

Carter

Powell

Khaifa Stadium

0 - 0

27 March 2015

Brown

Lewis

Wells

Rice

Akinola

Pask (Eggleton)

Kanu

Diangana (Henry)

Coventry (Hector-Ingram)

Carter

Powell

ESPANYOL (Spain)

AL-AIN (Abu Dhabi)

West Ham United U17s were held to a goalless draw by host club Al Ain FC in their final group game of the Hazza bin Zayed International Football Tournament in Abu Dhabi. After triumphing 1-0 in their opener against Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol, the young Hammers played a real game of two halves against Spanish outfit Espanyol in their second fixture, going down 3-1. Idris Kanu was on target against Reysol, while Jahmal Hector-Ingram scored against Espanyol, but West Ham could not find a way through against Al Ain, denying them a place in the final or third/fourth-place match.

 

 

The four other clubs taking part in the tournament were Internazionale

(Italy), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), Al Afriqi (Tunisia) and Al Ahly (Egypt).

 

Zayed International Football Tournament, a festival of football is being hosted by the UAE's most successful club, Al Ain FC, including an amateur competition for local clubs and a coaches' clinic hosted by renowned Dutch coach Raymond Verheijen. Known locally as Al Zaeem ('The Boss'),

Group Match

1 - 0 (Gordon)

30 May 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED

 

 

 

ATHLETICO MADRID (Spain)

Group Match

0 - 0

30 May 2015

Group Match

1 - 1 (Parfitt-Williams)

30 May 2015

Quarter-Final

1 - 0 (Pike)

31 May 2015

Semi-Final

3 - 1  (Gordon, Pask, Pike)

31 May 2015

Final

2 - 3 (Gordon)

31 May 2015

SLUG Programme

Other Matches at the Boleyn Ground

14_11_12 Argentina v. Croatia TS

ARGENTINA v. CROATIA : International Friendly

Upton Park

2 - 1

12 November 2014

ARGENTINA 

Ansaldi, Messi

 

Romero

Zabaleta

Vergini

Fazio

Ansaldi (Silva)

Mascherano

Banega (Pereyra)

Perez

Messi

Di Maria (Lamela)

Aguero (Tevez)

CROATIA

Sharbini

 

Kalinic (Vargic)

Vrsalijko

Jedvaj

Leskovic (Mitrovic)

Leovac

Milic (Tomecak)

Badelj

Antolic

Sharbini (Jajalo)

Kovacic (Halilovic)

Cop (Rog)

 

Lionel Messi's second-half penalty gave World Cup finalists Argentina victory over Croatia at West Ham's Upton Park. Croatia went ahead early on when Mateo Kovacic found Anas Sharbini, who bent a shot past goalkeeper Sergio Romero for his first international goal. Argentina, featuring five Premier League players in their starting XI, levelled when Cristian Ansaldi's shot deflected in off Sergio Aguero's arm.

Messi scored from the spot after Aguero was fouled by goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic. The Barcelona forward also hit a post as Argentina saw off a much-changed Croatia side, with Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic and Dejan Lovren not even among the substitutes. Former West Ham favourite Carlos Tevez received a rapturous reception when he replaced Aguero in the 62nd minutes, and fellow former Hammer Javier Mascherano went close to adding a third with a long-range drive.

Season 2014-15 2013-14 Friendlies 2015-16 Friendies 14_08_03 Schalke Cup 15_05_30 Hong Kong Sevens

Image courtesy of John Northcutt

Premier League Christmas Truce

National Finals

14 - 16 November 2014

SLUG Programme 14_11_14 Christmas Truce

West Ham United marked the 100th anniversary of the famous Christmas Truce matches played between British and German soldiers in December 1914 by taking part in the annual Christmas Truce Tournament in Ypres, Belgium.

 

Alongside teams from the other 19 Premier League clubs, a 14-player squad made up of U12s and U11s finished 13th, winning three and losing three of their six games.

 

In addition to the tournament, the squad took part in educational activities to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War and the Christmas Truce, which saw soldiers from both sides down arms and meet in no man's land to exchange gifts and play football together.

The West Ham youngsters also visited to cemeteries at Dochy Farm (British), Tyne Cot (Commonwealth) and Langemark (German) as well as an evening memorial service at the famous Menin Gates.

While visiting the cemeteries, the young Hammers visited the grave of former West Ham player Frank Cannon. Born in Hertfordshire, Cannon won the Southern League title with Queens Park Rangers and scored in the first-ever Charity Shield match against Manchester United before joining West Ham in 1909. He played four games for the Club before joining New Brompton in 1910, going on to play for Port Vale before signing up to fight for his country.

Inside-right Cannon served in the Bedfordshire Regiment and the Essex Regiment, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant Major. He was killed by shrapnel at Ypres on 15 February 1916 at the age of 27. A tribute was held at his graveside, with player Jacob Knightbridge laying a wreath on the club's behalf.

 

Group B: v.  Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton and Hull City

 

International E-Toernooi (Under-11) Netherlands

23 - 24 May 2015

SLUG Programme 15_05_23 Internationaal E-Toernooi (under-11)

Dutch Soccer club Quick '20 organizes the annual international youth tournament for players under 11 years. At Sports Park Vondersweijde in Oldenzaal.

 

West Ham United were in Pool B:

Quick 20 (Netherlands)

Aspire Academy

Willem II (Netherlands)

KV Mechelen (Belgium)

RKAV Volendam (Netherlands)

TPS Turku (Finland)

West Ham United U11

Image courtesy of John Northcutt

Image courtesy of John Northcutt

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