West Ham SIX UP in Down Under win


Perth Glory 2 Hammers 6

Bowen grabbed two of the six

The Hammers crushed Perth Glory with a more than comfortable display Down Under in their opening Australian game.

David Moyes had  chosen to play six first teamers and five youngsters in the opening game and it was Freddie Potts and Dan Chesters who caught the eye.

Unlucky Chesters fired in after a minute but the goal was put own as being scored by Perth defender Lachman when it took the merest of deflections before Scamacca scored from the spot when Fornals was pulled down.

The home side got one back close to half time following three fine saves from Fab as the Hammers went in for the half time break.

Bowen put us 3-1 ahead with a fabulous goal squeezing through two defender to strike after a good ball in from Emerson but Perth hit back to make it 4-2 from Bennie.

Fornals hit a post in the 80th minute before sub Mubama made it five near the end before Bowen grabbed his second to complete a fine performance.

It is clear however, that in the likes of Chesters, Mubama and Potts the Hammers academy really is back in business.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • duckwhu1958 says:

    It was great to have the boys down in Perth great to see the young lads having a go so bring on spuds the supporters where massive here tonight all had a great time ⚒⚒⚒⚒

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