Southampton 2-2 West Ham United FT

Pre-season friendly
St Mary's Stadium
Kick-off: 7.45pm
Referee: Paul Taylor

Full time: 2-2

87min - Stanislas fizzes one in that the keeper just pushes wide. Great effort.

86min - McGoldrick works an opening but Stech is again equal to it.

84min - Neill is very much the senior figure on view. Seven of the players on view are 21 or under.

83min - Stokes shows great determination to run at goal. It comes to nothing, though.

81min - There is a fair chance of another goal this evening. Both teams are pressing for a third.

79min - Hines goes down in the penalty area. He thought it was a foul but the referee believed otherwise. Southampton are replacing Thomson with Stern John.

76min - Behrami goes off to be replaced by Tony Stokes. Stokes will also play wide right.

75min - McGoldrick shoots low but Stech is equal to it. Good handling.

73min - Hines is enjoying this pre-season. To read more about him, click here.

71min - Junior Stanislas is coming on for Faubert and will play wide left. The departing Frenchman gets a good response after another strong showing. He had gone to the left in this second half and looked bright.

70min - Davenport with another good tackle. Then Widdowson rises well to clear. It is a good work-out this, considering Southampton are ahead in their pre-season schedule with the Championship beginning on Saturday week.

69min - Behrami is becoming more influential. He is combining well with Noble and pushing forward at will.

67min - Ferdinand and McGoldrick are called over by the referee after a few harsh words. Both teams are giving their all.

66min - Hines is loving this. He goes through the middle of two players and they have no choice but to bring him down. The move began with a great Neill tackle in his own area. From the free-kick, Davenport rises high but heads straight at Bialkowski.

65min - GOAL! - Hines scores a stunner. Behrami made it with a tremendous run. He picked out the youngster with his back to goal. He turned and in one movement 12 yards out lashed it into the corner of the net.

63min - Jack Collison is on for the hard-working Parker.

61min - Neill has reverted to right-back with Behrami further forward. Widdowson has gone over to the left. Hines is the lone striker and already looks keen to make an impression.

60min - Ferdinand is replacing Upson. Widdowson comes on for Reid while Cole, who appears in some discomfort, makes way for Zavon Hines.

58min - Well played Behrami. The last man denies Thomson on another quick break.

57min - Behrami gets forward well and wins a corner. Joe Widdowson is also being prepared. Southampton clear the danger.

56min - Southampton break quickly but are flagged offside. It looks like Anton Ferdinand is coming on.

54min - A slip by Behrami on the halfway line allows Thomson a run on goal. The summer signing felt he was impeded but the Saints No7 could not keep his effort on target after Stech came out quickly.

53min - Cole's header is spectacularly saved from Faubert's precise cross. This is better from West Ham United, summed up by Parker's fierce follow-up shot which is deflected wide.

52min - Svensson heads over the crossbar. Behrami did well to put the defender off as the cross came in.

51min - Behrami does well to clear a dangerous cross before Cole cuts out the resulting corner.

50min - Holmes flashes one wide after Noble appeared to be fouled. The referee waved play on.

49min - McGoldrick gets a half-chance but Stech is alert and deals with it easily. On the counter, Reid gets a run at the full-back but is well marshalled.

47min - West Ham United are kicking towards their own fans. There are more than 3,000 packed into the seats behind the goal and they are making plenty of noise. Faubert gives them something to cheer with a surging run but his cross is cut out.

46min - Bellamy has made way for Mark Noble.


45min - It should be 2-2. Bellamy's acrobatic effort is just plucked away by Bialkowski. Once again the move came about after bright work by Reid on the left.

45min - GOAL! - Davenport scores with a great header from Faubert's second corner. The defender towered above everyone in the box and there was no doubt about it as soon as ball met head.

44min - Reid does well to earn a corner on the left wing. Bellamy started the move and has been a lively performer this half. Faubert's corner just eludes Upson and the ball runs out of play.

43min - Bellamy races away from the defence and leaves everyone in his wake. He works a shooting opportunity but Bialkowski stuck a foot out to deny the striker.

41min - Behrami is penalised for a foul on Holmes. Southampton will get a chance to put more pressure on the visitors' goal when play resumes.

40min - A great tackle by Davenport denies Holmes. West Ham United still look threatening and will fancy their chances of getting back into this.

38min - McGoldrick gets up well to head for goal. This time Stech saves comfortably.

37min - GOAL! - McGoldrick makes it two with a well-taken chip over Stech after a neat through-ball split the visiting defence. There was little the keeper could do about that.

36min - There are 12,314 fans here but it is the home supporters who in good voice at the moment.

35min - Bellamy looks for an instant response. He accelerates 40 yards through midfield before slipping the ball out to Faubert on the right. The winger makes good ground but his cross is too strong.

33min - GOAL! - A great cross from right-back Lloyd James misses out Davenport and finds the unmarked McGoldrick. The No9 connects with a diving header which is too strong for Stech. The Czech goalkeeper got a hand to the ball but could not stop it crossing the line.

29min - Stech is definitely the busier of the two keepers. This time he saves well from Jake Thomson.

27min - There are some crunching tackles going in from both sides. Behrami does well to tidy up after Southampton go on the attack.

25min - A quick break by Bellamy on the right nearly sees Valon Behrami get a chance on the edge of the six-yard box. The Swiss international did not hesitate to get forward there.

24min - David McGoldrick caps a good period of home pressure with a great run and shot that just whistles past Stech's right-hand post.

20min - Corner to Southampton. Davenport wins it again and the danger is cleared.

19min - Upson does well to clear a Saints attack. Another quick counter sees Reid involved again. This time his right-foot cross is cut out. Southampton break again and once more Upson is there.

16min - Reid bamboozles Jake Thomson twice on the left wing before crossing superbly across goal. Bellamy just cannot connect.

15min - More good link-up play from Cole and the supporting Parker before the ball finds Bellamy. His cross from the left wing just eludes Faubert who was coming in from the other wing. Cole has been impressive.

13min - Calum Davenport is doing well. He has not lost a header and he has had about five crosses to deal with so far. His latest clearance sets Scott Parker away but he just cannot get Cole free.

10min - Lucas Neill shows up on the edge of the area and is just about to shoot before a last-ditch tackle denies the captain.

9min - We have a good game here. Cole does superbly to bring a long ball down before running towards the penalty area. He then finds Bellamy with a neat pass but his striker partner is closed down.

7min - Lee Holmes fires in from the left wing. A superb shot and a great save by Stech. The tall keeper pushed it away well. On the counterattack, Kyel Reid races clear of his marker after good skill but is then fouled.

5min - The game is a bit scrappy at the moment. Neither keeper has been tested yet. For West Ham United, 18-year-old Marek Stech is getting a deserved start in goal.

3min - Cole flicks on for Bellamy but the Wales captain is just caught offside. Southampton have popular defender Michael Svensson back in their ranks after a long injury absence.

2min - All you can hear is 'Come on you Irons'. It is tremendous travelling support for Curbishley's side. Julien Faubert was the first to show with a good cross from the right for Carlton Cole.

1min - Southampton get us under way.


7.40pm - Welcome to St Mary's for tonight's encounter which is being played for the Ted Bates Trophy. A sizeable number of Hammers fans have made the trip to the south coast for the match which will see Alan Curbishley's men look to continue their fine summer form. It looks like we will have a delayed start here.

Southampton: Bartosz Bialkowski, Lloyd James, Andrew Surman, Morgan Schneiderlin, Michael Svensson, Chris Perry, Jake Thomson, Simon Gillett, Adam Lallana, David McGoldrick, Lee Holmes
Subs: Tommy Forecast, Aarran Racine, Paul Wotton, Joseph Mills, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Stern John, Grzegorz Rasiak, Nathan Dyer 

West Ham United: Marek Stech, Valon Behrami, Calum Davenport, Matthew Upson, Lucas Neill, Julien Faubert, Hayden Mullins, Scott Parker, Kyel Reid, Carlton Cole, Craig Bellamy
Subs: Robert Green, Joe Widdowson, Anton Ferdinand, Jordan Spence, Jack Collison, Mark Noble, Tony Stokes, Junior Stanislas, Zavon Hines