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Hammers go goal crazy


Filed: Tuesday, 12th November 2013
By: Staff Writer


Here's one for the record books... both Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga were on the scoresheet as a West Ham XI ran out 9-0 winners over Gillingham in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

Especially arranged for those not taking part in international fixtures during the forthcoming Premier League break, the Hammers eased to victory at Rush Green Stadium against the League One side - who only yesterday appointed former England Under 21 boss Peter Taylor as their new manager - in a completely one-sided affair.

Blair Turgott scored the first goal of the day from the edge of the penalty box before Maiga converted a Matt Jarvis cross to double West Ham's advantage. The goalscorer turned provider shortly after to set Jarvis up for a third from close range. The winger was to double his tally shortly before the half time break with a fine volley.

After the break it was more of the same from the Hammers, who were also featuring Alou Diarra - making his second appearance in recent days - and George McCartney. Carlton Cole scored his first and only goal of the day shortly after the restart, soon to be followed by young Turgott, capitalising on a spilled shot to notch his second.

Despite four of the six senior players on show being substituted on the hour mark, West Ham continued to pile on the misery for a shellshocked Gills side. An unnamed triallist - believed to be Jaanai Gordon - scored a quick brace to make it 8-0 before grabbing an assist by setting up young midfielder Taylor Miles for the ninth and final goal of the day.

West Ham Utd: Adrian, Shaw, Ruddock (Nasha 77), Potts, McCartney (Chambers 60), Diarra, Whitehead (Miles 60), Turgott, Maiga (Sadlier 60), Jarvis (Maguire 60), C Cole (Trialist 60).

Subs not used: Brown.

Goals: Turgott (2), Maiga, Jarvis (2), C Cole, Triallist (2), Miles.





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