Filed: Thursday, 6th August 2009
By: Staff Writer
A second string Hammers side were narrowly beaten at Woodside Park last night.
Gianfranco Zola (plus family) and Gianluca Nani were both present as the young United XI went down to a late Duane Jackman strike in a tight contest against the Blue Square league outfit.
West Ham enjoyed better possession throughout the game but failed to profit from a string of chances before substitute Jackman rose to nod home a Mark Wright corner with just three minutes remaining to win the game for the hosts.
The Hammers featured new signing Frank Nouble - who went into the game having scored three goals in his first two outings for the Hammers since moving from Chelsea - plus a number of players on the fringe of the first team, including Savio Nsereko, Zavon Hines and goalkeeper Peter Kurucz.
West Ham Utd XI: Kurucz, Spence, Eyjolfsson (Brookes 46), N'Gala, Fry (Kearns 46), Lee (Zola 46), Quashie (Grasser 46), Payne, Hines, Nouble (Edgar 46), Savio (Magos 74).
Subs not used: Stech.
Bishops Stortford: Eyre, Jones (Nunn 67), Wright, Jallow, Goodacre (Angus 87), Champion, Harris, Bowditch (Priest 70), McKenzie (Bolle 79), Sheringham (Jackman 59), Nicholls (Prestedge 63).
Subs not used: Hussein, Jones, Stevland.
Goals: Jackman (87).
Pre-season pitch minutes: final table [1st Aug 2011]
Pre-season player watch [28th Jul 2011]
Wycombe 0 West Ham Utd 0 [23rd Jul 2011]
Squad watch: pre-season update [21st Jul 2011]
Squad watch: pre-season special [18th Jul 2011]
Bishops Stortford 0 West Ham Utd XI 3 [16th Jul 2011]
Hammers off to Denmark [21st Jun 2011]
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Reserves: West Ham Utd 6 Birmingham City 0 [8th Sep 2009]
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