West Ham open pre-season with a win

Boreham Wood 1-4 West Ham United

The Hammers saw off Boreham Wood comfortably with  solid 4-1 victory at Meadow Park on Monday evening.

First half goals from Danny Ings and youngster Kamarai Swyer set the Irons on their way and in the second half substitute Jarrod Bowen prodded home a powerful cross from Conor Coventry to make it three, before Gideon Kodua produced a fine fourth.

The home side grabbed a consolation effort  through Femi Ilesanmi  against a strong Hammers team which saw Gianluca Scamacca return after an injury hit season last term .

The Italian joined eight other senior first-team players involved in the starting XI. A selection of Academy of Football talent were named on the bench, alongside first team players Bowen and Emerson Palmieri.


Boreham Wood: Ashmore (c) (Trialist F 78), Bush (Ilesanmi 46), Stephens, Whelan (Payne 46) (Miller 57), Sagaf (Balanta 46), Marsh (Trialist C), Abraham (Trialist D), Agbontohoma (Fyfield 46), Trialist A (Coxe 46), Trialist B (Ndkovu 46), Sousa (Trialist E)

Goal: Ilesanmi 89

West Ham United: Fabiański (Anang 46), Laing (Luizão 62), Zouma (Emerson 46), Ogbonna (Kasey 62), Cresswell (c) (Potts 46) , Downes (Chester 79), Coventry (Forson 87), Swyer (Earthy 46), Fornals (Kodua 79), Ings (Bowen 46), Scamacca (Mubama 46)
Subs: Hegyi (GK), Scarles,

Goals: Ings 25, Swyer 45, Bowen 78, Kodua 87

Attendance: 2696



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