Colchester United 1 v West Ham XI 0


WarmupWith the Hammers taking on Birkirkara in Malta on Thursday, West Ham field a relatively  inexperienced side at the Weston Homes Community Stadium against Colchester United in a pre season friendly tonight.

Terry Westley takes charge of the West Ham XI tonight. The team line up has been announced as Spiegel, Westley, Page, Cullen, Pask, Oxford, Mavila, Nasha, Cole, Brown, Makasi  Subs: Knoyle, Howes, Onariase, Neufville, Browne, Hector-Ingram, Powell

Former Hammer George Moncur lines up against West Ham this evening in the Colchester team.

Devante Cole, son of former Manchester United striker Andy Cole makes a debut while on trial tonight. Cole was attached to Manchester City Academy until recently.

We will bring you any goals or significant events during the match so check back in for updates.

Colchester United 1 West Ham XI 0

Kick off at 7.45pm Come On You Irons!

Josh Cullen is captain this evening

13 mins   GOAL!!!  Former Hammer George Moncur bends one into the top corner to beat Spiegel from a free kick

Not much to report from the first half apart from George Moncur is man of the match so far and could have scored more

45 mins   Half Time Colchester United 1 West Ham XI 0

46 mins West Ham remain unchanged from their 1st half lineup with Josh Cullen, Reece Oxford and Lewis Page providing the experience from our Europa League first round qualifiers.

68  mins Kyle Knoyle replaces Moses Maskasi for West Ham

74 mins Three more subs for West Ham. On come Onariase, Nuefville and Hector-Ingram, off go Lewis Page, Reece Oxford and trialist Devante Cole.

86 mins Very close to a second goal for Colchester as they plant a header against the post. Still 1-0.

90 mins One added minute

Full Time  Colchester United 1 West Ham XI 0


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  • stuck on 99 forever says:

    Lol,it would have to be Moncur 😉

  • IronsEssex says:

    Quite a boring game in all honesty. All of them looked lost, Oxford got spun God knows how many times, forwards looked sluggish they also couldn’t seem to control a ball, was disappointed to say the least

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