PSV EINDHOVEN v DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
SPORTCOMPLEX DE HERDGANG
TUESDAY 12 AUGUST 2014
PSV Eindhoven 5-0 Development Squad
FT: That's your lot, as referee Cairo draws a difficult evening to a close. Lessons to be learned, no doubt, but it might have been so very different had West Ham made the most of their early dominance. Next up, it's Spurs away for the young Hammers at Stevenage on Monday evening. Over and out.
90+2: One last chance comes and goes for the Hammers, as Fanimo picks it up midway inside the opposition half. He clearly only has one thing on his mind, aiming to find the far corner. It's nicely shaped but has too much air and is well over.
90: Still West Ham press. They have an inviting free-kick which is very central and only 20 yards from goal. Lee takes it and blasts it goalward. It's too hot for Pasveer to hold and he can only parry it right back into the six-yard box. Brown looks to make something of the seconds, but he too is denied.
86: Bergwijn is free down the right and at this late stage has the legs on Page. He skips clear and smashes a dangerous ball toward the middle, but Harney is on hand to clear.
83: West Ham's third switch sees Turgott withdrawn, replaced by Jordan Brown. Seconds earlier, PSV looked to be in, but as the ball wouldn't quite come down for Vloet, Page was able to intervene and scoop it behind for a PSV corner.
80: West Ham work their way into a promising position down the left, but Fanimo's dinked centre loops long beyond his colleagues in the middle and away to safety. All credit to the young Hammers, who could just as easily have given up the ghost here.
78: As the seconds tick down, it's West Ham who are doing most of the pressing, albeit to little avail at the moment.
73: A second West Ham change, with Grady Diangana on for Lletget.
71: West Ham break again, albeit this time down the right. Turgott has space to run into and looks up to see Lee making a run in the box. But he can't quite pick him out and the chance has gone.
68: Though the game's up, West Ham still want a goal and Lletget slides Fanimo in behind the PSV backline. He gets to the byline, but his centre is too close to Pasveer and while the 'keeper clumsily juggles the cross, there is no West Ham man on hand to make anything of it.
65: Meanwhile the Hammers have made their first change of the evening, with Matthias Fanimo the man to replace Sadlier.
63: Goal. Harney initially does well to prevent Cmiljanic from inflicting further damage, albeit at the expense of a corner. From the resulting set-piece, however, Menno Koch climbs highest and buries a header from six yards. 5-0.
58: Here come the Hammers again. This time Bywater drives a 40-yard crossfield ball to the feet of the waiting Lee. He takes it in his stride and needs no invitation to attack the full-back. He engineers room for a shot, but it's a tame one and into the arms of Pasveer.
57: Sadlier is sizing up a free-kick from just outside the box, a couple of yards to the left of centre. Not the best, as it sails well over the top.
55: Lovely stuff from the Hammers. Lletget turns on a sixpence inside his own half and then slides a great ball in behind for the run of Lee. He drops it off to Sadlier and is tripped as he goes for the return. The referee's unmoved.
51: Haycock's men are giving as good as they get just now, with Turgott, in particular looking lively. He dispossesses Rayhi, before skipping past a challenge or two himself. Cullen then switches the play to the left, but Page is unable to advance.
47: West Ham are in trouble almost from the off, as Nasha's clearance is charged down. Bywater does his best to avert the danger, but can't prevent Rayhi from getting his shot away. But Howes makes an excellent stop with his legs and the Hammers escape this time.
46: Elliot Lee and Blair Turgott get us off and running again after the break. It's as you were for the Hammers and one change for the hosts, with Steven Bergwijn on for goalscorer Sanoh.
45: Nothing much to report in the half's final exchanges as the referee ends a torrid 45 minutes for the Hammers. In truth, West Ham are likely playing for pride now. It's all the more disappointing as West Ham had looked the sharper, more inventive and likelier to score in the first 15, or so. Anyhow, we'll be back with you shortly.
41: Jamie Harney dinks a clever ball toward Lee and West Ham have half a chance to build an attack. It flicks off an Eindhoven head on its way to Lee and before the Hammers frontman can collect and turn, the flag is raised.
37: Goal. It's four, I'm afraid, and again, it's a good'un. Vloet's supremely weighted through ball picks out the run of Sanoh, who races clear and promptly pokes it past the advancing Howes and into the far corner. Cool finish.
34: At the other end, Moussa Sanoh has a dig from the the far right edge of the box and though it sails over the top, it's obviously clipped a West Ham shirt en route as the corner is signalled. It's a deep, hanging one and comfortably dealt with. Can West Ham find a route back into this one? Nothing doing just yet, but time,at least, is on the Hammers' side.
32: Better from the Hammers, as they enjoy a spell of possesion in the right third of the field. Josh Cullen looks for the run of Elliot Lee, but his lofted pass has got far too much on it for the West Ham No9 and drifts harmlessly behind.
29: West Ham heads have certainly not gone down, far from it in fact, but still the hosts pour forward. They've a free-kick on the left, which Vloet looks to swing toward the near post. Instead, it crashes into the West Ham wall. PSV appeal for hands, but this time there's nothing doing.
24: Goal. This is exceptionally harsh on Nick Haycock's men, who, despite the scoreline had started the game so positively. This time it's a penalty and, honestly, it looks mighty harsh from here. The hosts exchange passes neatly around the box and as Cmiljanic looks to lay it off in the box, he goes down under a Hammers challenge. It looks innocuous enough, but referee Mr Cairo thinks otherwise. Vloet takes responsibility from the spot and sends Howes the wrong way, tucking it confidently to Howes' left. 3-0!
19: Goal. The Hammers have hardly had an opportunity to draw breath before the hosts strike for a second time. Unlike the first, this is a fabulous goal. No.8 Rommens picks it up on the right and unleashes a vicious effort that fizzes into the top right-hand corner of Howes' goal. Absolutely nothing the young stopper could do about that one.
15: Goal. It is but a brief escape, however, as the Hammers concede in the most unfortunate circumstances. On a slippery deck, Amos Nasha's back-pass eludes Sam Howes and dribbles into the far corner.
13: Back come the hosts. Cmiljanic feeds Rayhi, whose left-wing cross is a wicked one, but there's a West Ham boot to steer it out of harm's way. Fine defending.
11: It's all happening here, other than goals, that is. West Ham are rampant on the break and look dangerous each and every time they get it. The Hammers are having particular joy down the left and Sadlier is the beneficiary this time. He hares into the box and, from an acute angle, is denied.
8: What a chance that is! Page suddenly finds himself in acres of space down the left-hand side. He races into the box, but his touch looks a heavy one. Pasveer takes full advantage racing off his line to smother the full-back's effort. The resulting corner is delivered to the near post and comes to nothing.
6: A scare for the Hammers as Rayhi's centre from the left just escapes the clutches of Howes. No damage done, though, as the ball flies back in from the opposite side and Rai Vloet gets his header horribly wrong. Still goalless.
5: The visitors win a free-kick on the near touchline. Page, with his supreme left foot, is the man over it, but it's overhit and the 'keeper is able to gather.
3: Still West Ham press, excellent start this. Sadlier bundles his way down the left and looks to combine with Lewis Page. The latter, however, in his attempts to beat his man is dispossessed and then penalised.
1: It's the hosts who get us off and running. West Ham, however, are straight onto the front foot. The Hammers win it high up the pitch and Kieran Sadleir has a dig from 20 yards. It's a perfectly good effort but straight at Pasveer in the PSV goal.
18:50pm: Just ten minutes until kick-off here! We've seen the full gamut of Dutch weather today and it's still raining just now. Anyhow, that should hardly affect the pristine all-weather playing surface. And in case you missed it, here's how the young Hammers line up this evening: Howes, Westley, Nasha, Harney, Page, Bywater, Cullen, Turgott, Lletget, Sadlier, Lee (c)
A very good evening and welcome to the Netherlands where West Ham United Development Squad round off an eventful pre-season programme with a mouth-watering fixture against Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.
We are stationed tonight in the impressive setting of PSV's vast Sportcomplex de Herdgang, which serves as the Club's training ground and houses their academy.
Tonight's clash is also the final outing prior to the Barclays U21 Premier League curtain raiser away to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday 18 August at Stevenage's Lamex Stadium.
Nick Haycock's travelling party includes in-form frontman Elliot Lee, who netted nine times in pre-season and laid on the winner for Reece Burke in Saturday's Marathonbet Cup triumph over UC Sampdoria.
West Ham's second string have enjoyed an excellent pre-season, with defeat by an experienced Newport County side the only blot on their copybook.
Otherwise, the Hammers have celebrated victories over Havant and Waterlooville, RCD Espanyol, Sutton United, Braintree Town and Woking. Last time out, the Hammers were held to a 1-1 draw against their Aston Villa counterparts at Little Heath on Friday.
Jong PSV: Pasveer, Loof, Koch, de Wijs, Willems, Leemans (c), Sanoh, Rommens, Cmiljanic, Vloet, Rayhi
Subs: Alberto, Bergwijn, Boljevic, Paal, Bertrams, Heesakkers, Abels
West Ham United: Howes, Westley, Nasha, Harney, Page, Bywater, Cullen, Turgott, Lletget, Sadlier, Lee (c)
Subs: Fanimo, T Brown, J Brown, Diangana, Pask