2-2 half time
It was the visitors who took an early lead through a well timed Ahmed ABDULLAH finish. The 19 year old Saudi Arabian striker broke the offside trap and gave Adam Legzdins no chance with a precise strike into the bottom corner of the net. The young Hammers side set a high tempo at the beginning of the game and looked comfortable on the ball all the pitch.
But the Brewers were not behind for long. New signing Adam BOLDER opened his account with a rasping left foot volley which flashed across Stefan Wessels on 12 minutes. And three minutes later Albion took the lead. Oliver Lee took down Bolder in a central position 20 yards out and Aaron WEBSTER whipped his freekick into the top corner.
Bolder, Jack Dyer and Aaron Webster were showing plenty of tenacity in midfield with Russell Penn playing in an advanced role behind Pearson and Walker.
Paul Peschisolido was forced to replace Bolder in the 37th minute after the midfielder picked up a knock following a heavy challenge, John McGrath took up his role in midfield.
West Ham levelled on 45 minutes through Devann YAO. He latched on to Abdullah's smart knock down and placed his left footed effort well beyond Legzdins.
Half time: Burton Albion 2-2 West Ham
Scorers: Brewers: Bolder (12) Webster (15) West Ham: Abdullah(3) Yao (45)
Referee: Mr A. Woolmer
Brewers: LEGZDINS, CORBETT, GROCOTT, WEBSTER, JAMES, MOORE, DYER, BOLDER (McGRATH 37), PEARSON, WALKER, PENN. Subs: POOLE, STANTON, MAGHOMA, BOERTIEN, MCGRATH, YOUNG, PHILLIPS, HARRAD.
West Ham: WESSELS, MODELSKI, BROWN, SANCHEZ, EYJILFFSON, MCNAUGHTON, LEE, MONCUR, ABDULLAH, YAO, WEAREN. Subs: COWURRER, PURDY, WERNDU, SUBULULA.