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2017-18 Friendies

BARNET : Under-23

Academy boss Terry Westley was pleased with his team’s performance after they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by an experienced Barnet side at The Hive Stadium. In an end-to-end first half, Barnet took the lead just before half-time when Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro finished well past Latvian stopper Rihards Matrevics. John Akinde made it two on the hour mark before first-year scholar Reece Hannam finished a terrific move to earn the young Hammers a respectable scoreline in north London.



Pike (Ngakia),

Akinola T.

Alese (Wells)

Neufville (Hannam)

Coventry (Rey)


Powell (Scully)

Diangana (Belic)

Kristofferson (Henry)

Gordon (Hector-Ingram)

The Hive

1 - 2 (Hannam)

15 July 2017


A youthful West Ham United U18s side produced a brilliant performance to draw 1-1 away at Southern League Premier Division team Bishop’s Stortford. A squad largely comprising of trialists and schoolboys competed from start to finish against the senior Essex side and U18s assistant boss Mark Phillips thought his team could have easily won the match. “When you look at the make up of our squad, we did very well to control the game and have the lion’s share of possession,” he said. “It was great to have this sort of test in our first game back. Hopefully on Wednesday (in the second friendly against Charlton Athletic U18s), we’ll have a few more players back so we can see how the other boys are looking.” The Hammers had the better of the first half and seized on their dominance at the beginning of the second 45.  One of their trialists did brilliantly to lob the Blues keeper from the edge of the box to give the visitors the advantage. However, the hosts got their equaliser late in the second half when Darren Foxley converted Jordan Palmer’s centre.


Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Caiger, Mingi, Dalipi, Rosa, Hamilton , Constantinou, Longelo E., Adarkwa

Woodside Park

1 - 1 (Trialist)

16 July 2017

17_07_15 Barnet v. WHU - Under 23


Adrian (Randolph)

Zabaleta (Byram)

Collins (Rice)

Burke (Ogbonna)

Masuaku (Cresswell)

Noble (Cullen)

Obiang (Makasi)

Holland (Fernandes)

Snodgrass (Lanzini)

Ayew (Feghouli)

Fletcher (Martinez)


Thermenstadion, Bad Waltersdorf, Austria

0 - 0

17 July 2017

West Ham United kicked off their pre-season schedule with a 0-0 draw against Sturm Graz II in Bad Waltersdorf. Despite creating several chances in both halves, Slaven Bilic’s men couldn’t find a breakthrough up against young and spirited opponents. More pleasing for the Hammers boss, however, was the fact that 22 of his players came through the encounter unscathed and made a positive step forward in their fitness programme during the eleven-day training camp out in Austria. Bilic went with a blend of youth and experience in each half, as he gave every fit member of his squad a 45-minute run-out. Debutant Pablo Zabaleta started at right-back in a 4-5-1 formation, with Ashley Fletcher up top supported by Andre Ayew from the left and Robert Snodgrass wide on the right.




Neufville (Hannam)


Akinola (Wells)

Alese (Ngakia)

Kemp (Powell)

Rey (Belic)

Kristofferson (Scully)

Hector-Ingram (Henry)

Diangana (Gordon)

Weston Homes Community Stadium

0 - 2

18 July 2017

Terry Westley believes his U23s vastly improved their level of performance from the weekend defeat to Barnet as they were beaten 2-0 in a close encounter away at Colchester United. The home side took an early lead after Drey Wright's composed finish and doubled their advantage on the hour mark through Denny Johnstone's header. The Hammers had their chances to get on the scoresheet, most notably through Alex Pike who missed the target from the penalty spot, but it was once again another battling display against Football League opponents from Westley's young proteges.


Forde, Caiger, Mingi, Wells, Hannam, Belic, Rosa, Ngakia, Henry, Hamilton, Longelo E.


Sparrows Lane

2 - 3 (Hamilton, Longelo)

19 July 2017

West Ham United U18s continued their pre-season preparations with a 3-2 defeat away at Charlton Athletic. The visitors took the lead in the opening few minutes after a lovely team move resulted in Malyk Hamilton guiding home. Charlton responded midway through the first half from the penalty spot before the Hammers seized the advantage once again through substitute Rosaire Longelo. However, the home side struck twice in the final 20 minutes to steal the spoils in another good run-out for Steve Potts and Mark Phillips’ squad.




Randolph (Adrian)

Byram (Zabaleta)

Ogbonna (Collins)

Rice (Burke)

Cresswell (Masuaku)


Lanzini (Noble)

Makasi (Obiang)

Feghouli (Ayew)

Holland (Snodgrass)

Fletcher (Martinez)


Sportzentrum Graz-Weinzodl

2 - 1 (Fletcher, Lanzini)

20 July 2017

17_07_20 WHU v. Fulham Unofficial 17_07_22 Dagenham & Redbridge v. WHU 17_07_22 Dagenham & Redbridge v. WHU TS

West Ham United picked up their first win of pre-season on Thursday evening, holding off Fulham to triumph 2-1 in Austria. The Hammers' goals came in a dominant first half, as Manuel Lanzini and Ashley Fletcher found the target. Slaven Bilic again rotated his players, with only Josh Cullen playing more than 45 minutes, and Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon pulled one back late on. But the Hammers held firm to ensure the Austrian leg of their European tour ended in victory.


Randolph (Adrian)

Byram (Zabaleta)

Ogbonna (Collins)

Rice (Burke)

Cresswell (Masuaku)


Lanzini (Noble)

Makasi (Obiang)

Feghouli (Ayew)

Holland (Snodgrass)

Fletcher (Martinez)


Chigwell Construction Stadium

2 - 1 (Hector-Ingram, Kemp)

22 July 2017

West Ham United U23s 2-1 victory over Dagenham and Redbridge was their “best performance” of their pre-season so far. The Hammers were much the better side throughout the contest at the Chigwell Construction Stadium and went ahead in the first half after Jahmal Hector-Ingram finished well from a Joe Powell through ball. The Daggers undeservedly equalised with ten minutes to play through a Mason Bloomfield penalty before the visitors got what they deserved via a neat finish by Dan Kemp in the final few minutes.


Forde, Caiger, Mingi, Wells, Hannam, Belic, Rosa, Ngakia, Henry, Hamilton, Longelo E.


Little Heath

2 - 1 (Hamilton, Longelo)

19 July 2017

West Ham United U18s let slip a lead for the second game in succession as they were held at home by Crystal Palace. Sean Adarkwa gave the Hammers the lead with 20 minutes to play, but they were pegged back five minutes later in a close encounter at Little Heath. After an even opening 20 minutes, it was the home side who created the first effort on goal. A terrific corner from El Mhassani was headed inches wide by Dalipi. Palace had an opportunity of their own minutes later with a fierce effort from the edge of the area fizzing just past the post. Chances were few and far between for the rest of the first half with Longelo and Dalipi both having speculative efforts on goal. The Hammers found the elusive breakthrough with just over 15 minutes to play. A delicate reverse pass by substitute Louie Watson played in El Mhassani who zipped in an inviting low cross for Adarkwa to tap home and score his first of pre-season. Palace fought back immediately though and equalised a few minutes later when a low corner was drilled into the net from the edge of the box.



Official Teamsheet

17_07_17 Stum Graz II v. WHU Unofficial 17_07_18 Colchester United v. WHU

Unofficial Teamsheet

Unofficial Teamsheet

17_07_25 Spartak Juniori v. WHU Unofficial 17_07_26 ViOn Zlate Moravce v. WHU Unofficial 17_07_28 Werder Bremen v. WHU Betway Cup 1st leg WHU TS 17_07_29 Werder Bremen v. WHU Betway Cup 2nd leg TS

FC SPARTAK TRNAVA (Slovakia) : Under-23

Stadion Antona Malatinskeho

1 - 3 (Powell)

25 July 2017

A young and eager West Ham United U23 side kicked-off their two-match tour of Slovakia with a hard-fought 3-1 defeat at Super League club Spartak Trnava.

With six 16-year-olds in the starting XI, Terry Westley’s team produced a spirited and eye-catching display against the five-times Slovak Cup winners.

Midfielder Joe Powell, the elder statesman in the team at 18 years and nine months, was West Ham’s standout performer, creating chances and also scoring his side’s goal with a fine finish.











Longelo R.

FC ViOn ZLATE MORAVCE (Slovakia) : Under-23

Stadion Antona Malatinskeho

5 - 1 (Hector-Ingram 3, Diangana, Kemp [pen])

28 July 2017












Unofficial Programme

Unofficial Programme

West Ham United U23s produced a five-star display to thrash Slovak Super League club FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce on Wednesday evening.

The young Hammers were in irrepressible form as they swept aside their hosts 5-1, with striker Jahmal Hector-Ingram helping himself to a hat-trick.

WERDER BREMEN (Germany) : Betway Cup (1st leg)


0 - 1

28 July 2017


Byram (Zabaleta)

Burke (Arnautovic)

Collins (Fonte)

Cresswell (Masuaku)


Noble (Obiang)

Cullen (Fernandes)

Holland (Snodgrass)


Martinez (Ayew)


Submitted Teamsheet

West Ham United will need to beat Werder Bremen on Saturday afternoon if they are to lift the Betway Cup after falling to a 1-0 defeat in Germany on Friday evening.


The Hammers controlled possession for long periods and dominated the second half in front of 3,350 fans in Scheverdingen, 50 miles east of Werder’s home city, but Werder took a first-leg lead through teenage striker Johannes Eggestein’s 12th-minute goal.


On the positive side, Marko Arnautovic made his first appearance in Claret and Blue against his former club, while fellow attacker Nathan Holland produced another encouraging performance.

WERDER BREMEN (Germany) : Betway Cup (2nd leg)

Heinz-Dettmer Stadion, Lohne

2 - 2 (Arnautovic, Martinez) West Ham lost 2-3 on agg

29 July 2017


Zabaleta (Byram)

Fonte (Burke)

Ogbonna (Collins)

Masuaku (Cresswell)

Obiang (Rice)

Cullen (Makasi)

Fernandes (Holland)


Snodgrass (Martinez)



On-loan Premier League striker Yuning Zhang scored the vital goal as Werder Bremen again edged West Ham United to lift the Betway Cup.

Zhang, who has joined the Bundesliga club from West Bromwich Albion, struck the vital goal with just nine minutes remaining to secure Werder a 3-2 aggregate win in the German town of Lohne.

Earlier, goals from full debutant Marko Arnautovic and Toni Martinez had dragged Slaven Bilic’s side back from two goals down after Luca Caldirola’s powerful header had doubled Bremen’s aggregate advantage on 15 minutes.

However, just when it looked like the Betway Cup might be decided by a penalty shootout, Swedish wing-back Ludwig Augustinsson cut the ball back and Zhang expertly steered his finish beyond the grasp of Joe Hart.

Having lost Friday’s first leg 1-0 in Schneverdingen, Slaven Bilic’s side dominated almost the entire opening half, but fell behind to Italian defender Caldirola’s towering header.

Eleven minutes later, summer signing Arnautovic reacted quickest to poke Arthur Masuaku’s deflected cross past Czech goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka, with the combinations between the summer signing and French full-back a highlight of West Ham’s performance.

ALTONA 93 (Germany)

Adolf-Jager Kampfbahn, Hamburg

3 - 3 (Ayew, Martinez, Du Preez [og])

1 August 2017


Zabaleta (Byram)


Ogbonna (Rice)

Cresswell (Masuaku)



Arnautovic (Holland)

Snodgrass (Fonte)

Ayew (Makasi)

Martinez (Hernandez)


17_08_01 Altona 1893 v. WHU Unofficial 17_08_04 Manchester City v. WHU Unofficial