WEST HAM UNITED v PACOS DE FERREIRA
SATURDAY 10 AUGUST
REFEREE: KEVIN FRIEND
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Full time: West Ham United 2-1 Pacos de Ferreira
4.52pm That's it and the Hammers have completed their pre-season programme with a decent 2-1 win over Portuguese UEFA Champions League qualifiers Pacos de Ferreira. We'll have more reaction and highlights on West Ham TV and whufc.com shortly.
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87 mins: There may only be three minutes left, but that hasn't prevented Pacos from making another change as Fernando Neto replaces Nuno Santos.
85 mins: That pretty much sums up Pacos' attacking so far. Jaime Poulson does well to escape Guy Demel's tackle down the left, but his cut back lacks any direction or power and it's an easy interception and clearance for James Collins.
81 mins: We've not had much in the way of clear cut chances since the break, I think it's fair to say. The Hammers have dealt well with what Pacos have been able to offer so far.
78 mins: The subs keep on coming! This time it's Matt Taylor on for Kevin Nolan for West Ham, while Jaime Poulson replaces Rui Caetano for Pacos. The game has lost some of its rhythm in the second period, although that said, the tempo was not particularly high in the first. West Ham still lead 2-1.
75 mins: Yet another substitution coming up for the visitors. Romeu is on for Sergio Oliveira.
73 mins: Vaz Te's first contribution is to make a surgind run down the right and supply a teasing cross which is only just beyond the reach of Maiga as it flies into goalkeeper Filipe's hands.
71 mins: West Ham make their fourth and fifth changes of the afternoon. Adrian makes his first Boleyn Ground appearance, replacing Jussi Jaaskelainen, while Ricardo Vaz Te is on for Joe Cole.
67 mins: All of Pacos' efforts are coming from range, and Caetano is the latest to try his luck. Again, his effort lacks any true threat as it trickles wide of Jaaskelainen's right hand post.
64 mins: The Pacos goalscorer Manuel Jose spies another chance from range. He isn't afraid to take it on either, although his shot is less well directed this time as it flies over the top. At the other end Mo Diame skips away from a challenge down the left and produces a cross, but goalkeeper Filipe comes out to claim.
62 mins: Another change for the visitors, Ricardo on for Gregory. Three substitutions apeice now as the game enters its final half hour.
57 mins: Time for another sub for the visitors. Paolo Hurtado is on for Ruben Ribeiro.
55 mins: That goal really did come as a surprise as West Ham had come out controlling the play at the start of the second period. They're going to have to work hard for the result now.
53 mins: Pacos de Ferreira make their first change of the afternoon, with Rodrigo Antonio replacing Helder Lopes.
51 mins: Goal! Pacos de Ferreira are back in the contest, and it's a bolt from the blue really. Their number 81 Manuel Jose has the ball 30 yards out in the left channel. He moves the ball onto his right foot and lets fly with a clean strike that flicks off James Collins' head and leaves Jussi Jaaskelainen with no chance as it arrows into the top right hand corner.
47 mins Almost as spectacular a start to the second period as the first! Mo Diame nicks possession inside the centre circle, spots keeper Filipe off his line and clips an effort towards goal. It's dipping and would have been on its way in if it hadn't been for a last ditch intervention from the keeper. West Ham win a corner, Joe Cole delivers and both Winston Reid and James Colins have efforts blocked. Breathless start to the second period.
4.06pm As expected, those are the changes made at the break. Three of the players set to be involved in international games next week are on, and Rat gets a warm reception for his first appearance at the Boleyn Ground. We're underway again.
4.04pm James Collins, Razvan Rat and Mo Diame have gone through an extensive warm up at half time. It looks as though they;ll be on for Tomkins, O'Brien and Morrison.
3.49pm Half time and it's a comfortable 2-0 lead for the Hammers against their Portuguese visitors. Pacos have looked neat in possession, but lacking in any sort of cutting edge, whilst West Ham have taken the chances that have come their way nicely. Ravel Morrison got the scoring started with just 16 seconds on the clock and Modibo Maiga doubled the advantage five minutes before the interval. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half action.
43 mins: A pretty easy handball call for the officials there. Pacos sweep a ball out to the right towards the diminutive Rui Caetano, who leaps to try and bring the ball under his control. He does, but with an outstretched arm. Referee Kevin Friend doesn't have to think twice about blowing for the offence and West Ham have a free kick.
40 mins: GOAL! 2-0 to the Hammers! That's the way to break that lull. The visitors find themselves stretched defensively, and not in sync with each other, allowing Modibo Maiga to run clear in the right channel, give goalkeeper Filipe the eyes and fire past him by the near post. That's Maiga's third goal of pre-season.
37 mins: It's been a bit of a quiet spell in the last few minutes with a low tempo to proceedings. Manuel Jose delivered a cross from the right which Tomkins needed to head away, whilst at the other end Matt Jarvis has just tried to get the better of Nuno Santos, but the Pacos defender stuck to his guns well and won a goal kick for his side after his block cannoned back off the Hammers winger and flew behind.
33 mins: He's back on the pitch now though and happy to continue as the Hammers go back to their full allocation of players.
32 mins: West Ham are temporarily down to ten men as Kevin Nolan seeks attention for a knock he's taken to his foot.
30 mins: Good chance for the Hammers as Winston Reid booms a header forward and both Joe Cole and Modibo Maiga find themselves onside and in behind the Pacos defence. Cole looks as though he thinks he's offside for a second as he hesitates, but he still has enough time to drive forward and lay off to Maiga. There's just a bit too much pace on the pass though, forcing Maiga wider than he would have liked and he drags the shot wide. The Hammers made a bit of a mess of that as it was an excellent chance.
26 mins: Joe Cole has been looking sharp this pre-season and he has enough speed to withstand the presence the left back Helder Lopes as Guy Demel flicks a ball forward. The angle is against the Hammers man however, and he can only fire face of the goal.
24 mins: Most of West Ham's attacking is coming down the left hand side and after Joe Cole threads a pass out to Jarvis, his delivery is only just over the head of Maiga and knocked behind. Jarvis' corner drops inside the six-yard box and is cleared just as far as Tomkins, whose instant left foot shot brings a sprawling save from Filipe. The ball squairts out to Kevin Nolan, but the flag is up for offside, preventing him from converting.
22 mins: Pacos win a corner as Sergio Oliveira makes a run out of defence, manages to hold off Kevin Nolan to give himself a shooting opportunity, which Winston Reid blocks virtually at source. The flag kick comes to nothing and West Ham still have their lead.
19 mins: The away team are beginning to look neat in possession and search for an opening, but Ribeiro is musceled out of it, allowing West Ham to attack quickly. They work the ball to Matt Jarvis on the left, whose low cross is fizzed in towards Modibo Maiga, but he can't divert it goalwards and it remains 1-0. Still, signs that Pacos are beginning to work their way back into the contest.
16 mins: Pacos man Ruben Ribeiro escapes the attentions of Winston Reid to reach a ball over the top. He looks as though he's in on goal, but Reid fights back to pressurise him and a heavy touch allows Jaaskelainen to slide in and claim possession back for the Hammers. A dangerous moment there and Ribeiro really should have done better.
15 mins: Pacos win a free kick now and deliver from the right. James Tomkins is forced to head behind, but an away attacker has strayed offside and the Hammers won't have to defend the corner.
13 mins: West Ham back on the attack and Mark Noble floats a free kick into the centre, which needs an away defender to nod behind with James Tomkins lurking.
11 mins: That's the first booking of the afternoon as referee Kevin Friend has cause to reach for his notebook to caution Rubeiro, whose rough challenge flattened Morrison.
9 mins: That's a loose touch from Mark Noble in the middle which allows Manuel Jose to advance inside the Hammers half. He shoots very optimistically from range though and doesn't connect with the ball at all well. That's an easy save for Jussi Jaaskelainen.
6 mins: Pacos threaten for the first time through Ruben Ribeiro, who collects the ball down the left hand side outside the box and has an age to size up his options as the Hammers back off. He opts to take the shot on and arcs a left footed shot towards the top corner. It only just clears the crossbar and lands on the roof of the net, drawing a few 'oohs' from the crowd. That was close.
3 mins: Not far away from being two as the ball almost drops kindly for Kevin Nolan inside the penalty area from a deep free kick. He can't quite bring the ball under his spell however, and the away keeper dives to the ground to smother.
16 seconds: GOAL! Wow! What a start from the Hammers. They attack from the off and score from the very first attack of the game. It's Joe Cole who slides the ball through in the right channel of the penalty box to Ravel Morrison, who holds off his man and calmly slots beyond Antonio Filipe in the Pacos goal. 1-0 Hammers, great stuff.
3.04pm We're off and underway. Come on you Irons!
3.00pm Bubbles rings out around the Boleyn Ground for the first time this season as the players make their way out onto the pitch, West Ham led by Kevin Nolan.
2.55pm Here's a shot of our opposition checking out their surroundings earlier. Their home ground only holds around 5,000 so the Boleyn Ground is a bit different for them!
2.54pm The fans inside the Boleyn Ground are being treated to the highlights from Monday's 3-2 win over Sporting Lisbon on the big screens. That was a great result, can the Hammers back that up with another against Portuguese opposition this afternoon?
2.52pm West Ham will be wearing the new adidas home kit for the first time at the Boleyn Ground. Have you got yours yet? If not, head to www.officialwesthamstore.com to get kitted out for the new campaign now!
2.50pm The Hammers fans will have to wait to get their first glimpse of the new signings in action as Adrian and Razvan Rat are both on the bench. Maybe they'll get a run out in the second period.
2.45pm The teams are going through the final stages of their warm ups. Kick off is approaching.
2.17pm Pacos de Ferreira will line up like this:
Pacos de Ferreira: Filipe, Ribeiro, Leao, Miguel, Caetano, Gregory, Santos, Oliveira, Lopes, Jose, Anunciacao
Subs: Degra, Romeu, Irobiso, Poulson, Hurtado, Ricardo, Neto, Antonio
There are some rather strange numbers in the Pacos line-up. Manuel Jose will be wearing 81, while Filipe Anunciacao wears 96 on his back!
2.10pm The team news is in!
Big Sam has named a strong side for the final pre-season match of the summer, even allowing for the fact that the players involved in international duty later this week start on the bench.
Here's how we line up:
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Reid, Tomkins, O'Brien; Nolan, Noble, Morrison; Cole, Maiga, Jarvis
Subs: Adrian, Taylor, Collison, Rat, Diame, Diarra, Collins, Vaz Te
1.40pm Our visitors from Portugal have arrived at the Boleyn Ground. Here they are making their way to their dressing room.
1.35pm Here's some early team news for you - today's game could give Hammers fans a first opportunity to see new signing Razvan Rat in action at the Boleyn Ground. Fellow new arrivals Adrian and Danny Whitehead will also be available for selection, although Andy Carroll will miss out as he continues to make his way back from a heel injury. George McCartney will also be sidelined with his knee problem.
We'll have full team news shortly after 2pm
1.15pm Football is back at the Boleyn Ground!
We're back in E13 for our final pre-season match of the summer as the Hammers put the finishing touches to their pre-season preparations. They host UEFA Champions League qualifiers Pacos de Ferreira.
Pacos de Ferreira sealed their place in the Champions League play-off round by finishing third in the Primeira Liga last term, their best ever league finish. Friday's draw paired them with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg for the two-legged tie, with the winners progressing through to the competition's group phase.
The Hammers have enjoyed a productive pre-season to date, beating Bundesliga duo Hamburger SV and Eintracht Braunschweig in their tour of Germany, Sporting Clube de Portugal in the Torneio do Guadiana earlier this week, and AFC Bournemouth, Colchester United, Boreham Wood and Cork City closer to home. Their only defeats came at the hands of FSV Mainz and SC Braga.
Pacos de Ferreira's league campaign gets underway on 18 August and their pre-season has included defeats to Lille (2-0), victories over FC Cesarense (4-2) and FC Penafiel (2-1), and draws with Newcastle United (1-1) and Beira-Mar (0-0)
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