Boreham Wood v West Ham United
Pre-season match
Meadow Park
Tuesday 10 July
Kick-off: 7.30pm

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Final score - Boreham Wood 1-1 West Ham United

92 mins - There is the chance, and Maynard misses it. Morrison works Russell low to his left with a rasping drive. The goalkeeper cannot hold on and the ball pops out to Maynard, but the No8 cannot hit the target and his left-foot shot flies wide. The final whistle is blown as the goal kick is pumped upfield. The PA announcer wishes West Ham luck in the Premier League this season. Very nice of him. Well, result-wise it's not ideal, but it's more gametime in the players' legs and they'll go forward to Southend United on Saturday. See you there!

91 mins - Reid picks out Potts with a crossfield pass, but his cross is cut out.

90 mins - Into the final minute. A Boreham Wood player is down and needs the physio on. We are going to have just one extra minute, so it's going to need something special, and fast!

88 mins - It's been a good workout for West Ham. They've been pushed hard by Boreham Wood tonight and it's looking like they will be settling for a draw unless they can conjure a winner late on.

86 mins - So close to a superb winner for the Hammers! Brilliant football involving Turgott, Morrison and Potts before Taylor swings over an inch-perfect cross for Nolan. The No4 usually buries them, but instead his header bounces down off the underside of the crossbar, the inside of the post and out! Chambers tries to convert the rebound, but his acrobatic effort flies over.

84 mins - The ball drops to Effiong in the box and he swings his left foot at it, but the shot goes out of the ground. Groans from the home fans, who could see his eyes lighting up and a shock win for the hosts!

83 mins - The home coaching staff are sensing a bit of an upset here and are barking out instructions to their players. Wearen has to make a strong challenge on the edge of his own penalty area before a shot takes a deflection and loops high into the air before being caught by Larkins.

82 mins - Reynolds is replaced by Sam Doolan.

81 mins - Into the final ten minutes. Can West Ham find a winner? Nolan tries to pick out the run of Maynard, but Russell is out quickly to clear into the stand.

79 mins - West Ham break and Maynard's shot is deflected wide, but the corner is easily headed clear.

78 mins - Chambers defends well this time, blocking Hutton's cross behind. The corner comes over and Nolan heads clear. The ball comes back in and Larkins makes a fine and brave stop to block Reynolds' shot. The follow-up effort is screwed wide.

76 mins - Of the West Ham players on show since the break, Chambers and Turgott have combined well down the right. Nolan has put himself about, too.

75 mins - It's Hastings on for home skipper Mario Noto.

74 mins - Potts gets to the byline, but he was at full pelt and his first-time cross is a bit deep. Nolan makes something of it with his head, but the ball loops into the arms of the goalkeeper. Another Wood sub will be on shortly...

73 mins - West Ham are back in charge, but they are not working Russell as hard as they would like, I'm sure.

70 mins - Turgott is getting involved more and more, but his first two crosses are too close to Russell before he is stopped trying to dribble through the middle of the home defence. Check out an exclusive photo gallery from tonight's game here.

65 mins - Action at both ends! First, Larkins is out smartly to defy Effiong before the Hammers break and Russell makes a decent save with his feet to deny Maynard. From the resulting corner, the cross is just in front of Wearen at the far post.

61 mins - Scott-Morris and Close are on for Nunn and Riza.

59 mins - Boreham Wood are preparing substitutes Lee Close and Harvey Scott-Morris.

58 mins - Better. Morrison, Potts and Nolan are all involved before O'Neil finds Turgott, whose cross is blocked. Meanwhile, Vaz Te has a crowd around him on the touchline as he signs autographs.

57 mins - While it is pre-season, West Ham will want to win this game for their pride, more than anything. Captain Nolan is shouting out instructions to his colleagues.

55 mins - O'Neil is penalised for an aerial challenge. Hutton swings the free-kick in and West Ham scramble the ball away. The non-league side are on the front foot.

54 mins - You can see the goal has given the Wood a confidence boost, as it always seem to when a side score. The nature of the goal was the most annoying aspect, as it was avoidable. Effiong did finish it well, though.

51 mins - GOAL! Effiong scores. Wearen's backpass is easily cut out by Riza and he draws Reid before finding the unmarked Effiong, who confidently slams the ball past Larkins and into the net.

50 mins - Morrison is seeing plenty of the ball already. He swings a pass out right to Chambers, whose cross is won in the air by Nolan, but the header loops wide.

48 mins - Wearen makes a sliding challenge on Effiong and West Ham break. Morrison turns and makes 25 yards before trying to slide in Maynard, but the striker is eased out by Garrard. Goal kick.

47 mins - This will be a real test for the Blue Square Bet South side against a totally fresh Hammers XI. The fresh Wood player, Effiong, is HUGE! He must be 6'4 tall at least.

46 mins - West Ham nearly double their lead straight away as Nolan gets in behind. He prods the ball past the goalkeeper, but Maynard cannot get there in time to finish and the hosts clear.

The hosts also make a change, with Buchanan being replaced by Inih Effiong.

So, after half-time we'll see the likes of Nolan, Maynard Taylor and O'Neil, but it's a big evening for goalkeeper Jake Larkins, defender Leo Chambers and Blair Turgott. Fitness coach Eamon Swift is out there putting the Second-half XI through their warm-up...

Half-time score - Boreham Wood 0-1 West Ham United

46 mins - Into the one minute of added time... A promising West Ham attack peters out after superb defensive play from Ruddock and the half-time whistle is blown to warm applause from, among others, the local Mayor!

45 mins - Noble rolls the free-kick sideways to Vaz Te, but he is closed down quickly and his shot lacks power.

44 mins - First-half positives are the goal from Baldock, the lively wingplay from Fanimo - who has just won another free-kick - and assured displays from a predominantly young back four. Ruddock has also caught the eye at times on his big night.

43 mins - Half-time is nearly upon us and the hordes of West Ham replacements are out warming up on the touchline. Boreham Wood are probing again. Buchanan loses his marker with a neat bit of trickery, but his shot takes a nick and rolls harmlessly through to Jaaskelainen.

41 mins - Vaz Te runs at Nunn again before finding Baldock. He elects to shoot but his attempted curler is off-target. Goal kick.

40 mins - A slight break in play as Pelly Ruddock has the physio on. He's soon back on, is the captain.

David Gold

38 mins - Jaaskelainen in action again! This time, the No22 dives low to his left to push aside a drive from left-back Mark Jones. The ball falls to a West Ham player and the Hammers break. Fanimo beats one man before shooting a couple of yards over the top.

36 mins - Shows how much I know! Montgomery lets fly from the corner of the penalty area and Jaaskelainen makes a decent stop. West Ham break but Vaz Te is run out of it by Nunn. The right-back has really stuck to his task against the Wembley hero.

34 mins - The Hammers have taken the upper hand since the goal. They win another free-kick, but Noble's delivery is too close to Russell, who catches well down low.

32 mins - There he goes again, running on to Noble's short, low free-kick and seeing his shot blocked behind. Noble's corner is headed clear. The No16 gets another go and Luke Garrard is there to head clear.

31 mins - Baldock never stops moving. If you watch him, he is constantly running along the opposition back four looking for space and an area to spin into to receive a through ball. Defender Reynolds decides the best way to stop this is to trip him up. Free-kick to West Ham...

27 mins - GOAL! Baldock has his goal now! Vaz Te is sent clear down the middle and looks favourite to shoot himself. Instead, he cuts inside on to his right foot and slides the ball sideways for the unmarked Baldock. The No7 shoots and his effort takes a slight deflection off a defender on its way past Russell. Two in two for Baldock!

24 mins - Good battling work from Moncur to win the ball back in midfield. He pokes it forward to Vaz Te, who dribbles before finding Baldock on the edge of the box. The striker adjusts well to hit the shot first-time and it beats Russell but cannons away off the left-hand post! So close to a second pre-season goal in two games for Baldock. Ruddock tries to keep the attack going but is crowded out.

22 mins - Another attack from the hosts and this time Kenzer Lee heads clear from inside his own penalty area. The young Hammers just need to settle down and be a little more careful in possession. You can hear the likes of Noble encouraging them to do just that.

21 mins - And they arguably should be ahead. The corner finds centre-back Callum Reynolds completely unmarked about 12 yards out. He rises, cranes his neck and powers the header a yard over the top. Good chance to at least work Jaaskelainen, that...

20 mins - Vaz Te has the physio on for a knock on the head, but it's nothing serious and he's back on after some magic sponge treatment. Boreham Wood win another corner. They've more than held their own so far.

17 mins - Vaz Te tries to run right-back Nunn, but the defender sticks to his task well and nicks possession. Good battle, that. It was Fanimo again with the through ball. Playing on the right, the left-footed England U18 winger looks a real threat.

14 mins - Fantastic chance for Ruddock on his big night. Fanimo curls over a superb cross and the No15 is all alone in the middle of the penalty area. He elects to volley instead of controlling and gets it a bit wrong. The Wood clear. Shame for Ruddock.

12 mins - Hutton picks up a loose ball in midfield, brings it forward 20 yards and shoots, but Spence and Lee combine to make the block.

11 mins - The dugout is not quite big enough for the Hammers, who are lined up along the touchline in front of me. Kevin Nolan is smiling as he signs some autographs and poses for photos with fans. Fanimo crosses low, but the ball is cleared at the near post.

9 mins - The sun is now shining. You couldn't make this weather up!

7 mins - Now the Wood have a corner as Riza's shot is deflected well wide. The corner is fired in low by Montgomery but the shot is high and over the crossbar and out of the stadium from midfielder Isaac.

6 mins - Oooh! McCartney gets forward down the left, draws a defender and finds Vaz Te. He does a few step-overs before laying the ball back for Moncur to strike first-time. It's curling slightly away from Russell, but the keeper dives to his left to push the ball away. Good strike, good save. The hosts clear.

5 mins - That's smart work from the goalkeeper. Spence is challenged by Riza in the air and the ball drops down behind the defender, but Jaaskelainen is out fast to dive on the wet turf and make the catch before the striker can pounce on it.

3 mins - A first attack from Boreham Wood ends with an overhit through ball that Jaaskelainen is out to collect low down. It's a first West Ham start for the Finn after he appeared as a substitute at FK Austria Wien on Saturday.

2 mins - Vaz Te wins a corner. Noble curls the ball over to the near post where Vaz Te slides in and helps the ball on. Kenzer Lee attacks the ball at the far post but his effort on the stretch is wide. Unlucky for the youngster.

1 min - West Ham will want to get through the game with no injuries and Vaz Te doesn't look happy as he is felled by right-back Nunn. Free-kick.

7.30pm - Boreham Wood get the game underway...

7.29pm - Pelly Ruddock has a big smile on his face as he shakes hands with his ex-team-mates. It's a proud night for the teenager.

7.26pm - Assistant manager for the day Rob Burgess-Allen is in the Away dugout with Neil McDonald, Big Sam and Martyn Margetson. Here come the two teams...

7.23pm - The two West Ham teams have headed back inside, but a small number of players have joined Joint Chairman David Gold in parading the Play-Off trophy around the pitch. Dan Potts, Winston Reid, Matt Taylor and Nicky Maynard are there with Mr Gold as the rain has, thankfully, relented.

7.15pm - The plan is for the Second half XI to parade the npower Championship Play-Off trophy before kick-off. If that remains the plan, it might get a bit wet!

7.05pm - It was sunny when we got here. It is now absolutely bucketing down, as you can see from the pictures in our official Facebook site gallery here.

6.50pm - Pelly Ruddock, who joined West Ham from Boreham Wood midway through last season, has the honour of captaining the Hammers tonight. Nice touch from Big Sam. Kevin Nolan will skipper the side after half-time.

6.45pm - OK, we have the teams. West Ham United will again field two different XIs in each half.

First half XI: Jaaskelainen, Driver, McCartney, Spence, K.Lee, Noble, Moncur, Ruddock, Fanimo, Vaz Te, Baldock

Second half XI: Larkins, Chambers, Wearen, Reid, Potts, Morrison, O'Neil, Turgott, Taylor, Nolan, Maynard
Subs: Baxter, Shaw, Powell

6.05pm - Many of the West Ham players have already arrived at Meadow Park. The likes of Mark Noble, Ricardo Vaz Te and Jussi Jaaskelainen are here, as are Sam Baldock, Jordan Spence and Nicky Maynard, who have been out for a stroll on what looks to be an immaculate playing surface.

Boreham Wood

Good evening and welcome to Hertfordshire for West Ham United's second pre-season fixture ahead of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League campaign.

The Hammers will take on Blue Square Bet South side Boreham Wood tonight, with a bumper crowd expected at Meadow Park for the Club's first pre-season game on British soil.

On Saturday, West Ham completed their first week back in training by facing Austrian Bundesliga side FK Austria Wien in Vienna, going down to a 3-1 defeat despite Sam Baldock's fourth-minute goal giving them the lead. In the end, having been back in training themselves for three weeks, the hosts' superior fitness shone through.

Tonight, manager Sam Allardyce will be back in the dugout after spending last week working on bringing in new recruits. Just as Neil McDonald did in Vienna, Big Sam is expected to experiment this evening while giving his players more valuable game time in the run up to the big kick-off at home to Aston Villa on 18 August.

Joining Big Sam and McDonald will be Rob Burgess-Allen, the lucky supporter who successfully bid to become Assistant Manager for the Day at last season's Awards Dinner. Burgess-Allen has been with the squad all day at Chadwell Heath, travelled with the squad on the team coach and is in the dressing room pre and post-match.

Rob Burgess-Allen

Among the players in West Ham's squad tonight is midfielder Pelly Ruddock. The teenager joined the Hammers from Boreham Wood last winter after coming through the non-league club's PASE (Programme for Academic and Sporting Excellence) scheme.

Boreham Wood, for their part, finished eighth in the Blue Square Bet South table last season. The most recognisable name in the hosts' squad is Omer Riza, a midfielder who spent two-and-a-half years with West Ham between 1999 and 2002 but did not make a first-team appearance for the Club.

Formed in 1948, the Wood have spent the majority of their existence in the Isthmian League, gaining promotion to Blue Square Bet South via the Isthmian League Premier Division Play-Offs in 2010.

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