Ipswich 3-5 West Ham United FT

Pre-season friendly
Portman Road
Referee: P Crossley
Kick-off: 7.45pm

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Final score: 3-5

89min - GOAL! - Lee heads in another for Ipswich.

85min - West Ham United have really stepped up a gear in this second half and the passing play will really have pleased Alan Curbishley.

83min - Ashton gets a great reception from the travelling support as he makes way for Junior Stanislas.

82min - Ipswich have changed Quinn for Liam Trotter while Jamie Peters is on for Haynes.

78min - GOAL! - Noble smashes one in from fully 25 yards. Parker and Reid had a big hand in that goal, with several passes in the build-up before the ball found its way to the 21-year-old outside the area.

77min - The West Ham United fans are in good voice as the players stroke the ball around confidently.

75min - Garvan is off for Tommy Miller. Jordan Rhodes appears for Counago.

74min - Ashton's hat-trick makes it six in his last three appearances, including two in the MLS All-Star Game and one against Columbus Crew.

73min - GOAL! - Another superb strike from Ashton. It was a sweeping forward move that involved several players before Reid played in a lovely low cross from the left. Ashton connected well and again gave Wright no chance.

72min - West Ham United are keeping possession well. Stech has not had to make a save yet.

69min - Reid is playing wide left with Hines wide right and Ashton through the middle. Mullins is holding with Parker and Noble just in front.

65min - Ipswich have brought on Alan Lee and Alex Bruce for Lisbie and Pim Balkestein respectively. Ashton fizzes one over, he wants his hat-trick.

64min - Davenport weighs in with a good tackle before, up the other end, Noble surges forward again before being fouled. West Ham United are growing stronger in this game. Ashton just goes close from the resulting free-kick.

63min - Hayden Mullins is on for Behrami.

61min - Good link up play between Ashton and Noble finishes with the No16 just firing over from outside the box.

60min - Robert Green goes off to be replaced by Marek Stech.

57min - GOAL! - Ashton smashes one in low beyond the despairing Wright. It all came about after strong running by Neill up from right-back before a good pass into the box. When Kyel Reid's shot on goal was blocked, the ball fell to Ashton who made no mistake from ten yards.

56min - Behrami crosses for Hines, who turns on the ball but is just crowded out as he tried to shoot.

53min - Alan Quinn gets a chance to shoot but Parker throws himself in the way. McAuley meets the corner but is again off target.

51min - Noble does brilliantly to deceive two players before forcing his way into the box. A one-two with Hines almost comes off before he is stopped in his tracks.

49min - Ashton's flick nearly found Hines but the ball ran through to Richard Wright.

48min - The second half has not continued at the same pace of the first half. Neither team has found their feet yet.

46min - Kyel Reid is on for Etherington.


45min - Noble tries a raking pass to Behrami but it is just too long. We are playing two minutes of added time.

41min - Behrami is just inchies away from his first West Ham United goal. His shot whistles past the post.

40min - McAuley hits the outside of Green's left-hand post after a deep cross.

39min - Ferdinand is coming off with Calum Davenport replacing him.

37min - A great saving tackle by Upson denies Lisbie. Ipswich are enjoying the better of it at the moment. Lisbie again goes through but this time Green saves.

34min - Haynes races away on the counterattack but his long cross is comfortably dealt with by Green.

31min - Corner to Ipswich. McAuley rises again but cannot direct his header on target.

28min - Neill does well after Pablo Counago got around Upson. Ipswich are pressing hard.

25min - GOAL! - Ipswich level matters through Garvan. Green had saved the first shot on goal but could do nothing about the rebound.

24min - Bellamy has been taken off. He had waved to the bench to be replaced after chasing a ball forward. Zavon Hines has come on in his place.

20min - Another great save from Green, this time from a header by Gareth McAuley, the Ipswich captain. The No1 is in sparkling form.

19min - Haynes snatches at a shot which is deflected wide for a corner. This time Upson heads away.

18min - Etherington does well to help out Widdowson after Danny Haynes surged forawrd on the right. The play is switched to the other side but this time it is Bellamy back to do some defending. Corner to Ipswich, which Parker clears.

16min - A sweeping passing move involving virtually every player ends when Matthew Upson's pass goes astray. Ipswich counter quickly but Neill shows good composure to chest a threatening cross back to Green.

13min - Scott Parker and Mark Noble are working hard in midfield but Ipswich are giving as good as they get. It is a lively contest that has not let up from the first minute.

10min - GOAL! - Bellamy scores with a fantastic chipped effort from 20 yards after a tremendous long pass by Neill set him free from the Ipswich defence. Richard Wright came out to close but could do nothing about it.

8min - A superb one-handed save by Green denies Tommy Smith after he was picked out by Veliche Shumlikoski.

6min - GOAL! - Veliche Shumlikoski levels matters after a neat forward move. The unlucky Joe Widdowson thought he had cut out the danger with a good tackle but Garvan won possession again, played a neat one-two, and then lifted the ball over Green from eight yards out.

4min - GOAL! - Ashton fires in an unstoppable shot from the right of the penalty area that crashed in off the crossbar and gave Richard Wright no chance. It came after Matthew Etherington's left-wing cross but it all began with a great Behrami tackle in midfield.

2min - Valon Behrami does well to dispossess Kevin Lisbie. The new recruit has started on the right side of midfield, ahead of Lucas Neill.

1min - Craig Bellamy and Dean Ashton get us under way.


Ipswich Town: R Wright, D Wright, Balkestein, McAuley, Smith, Shumulikoski, Haynes, Garvan, Quinn, Counago, Lisbie
Subs: Supple, Lee, Bruce, Miller, Naylor, Peters, Rhodes, Trotter

West Ham United: Green, Neill (c), Upson, Ferdinand, Widdowson, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Etherington, Bellamy, Ashton
Subs: Stech, Spence, Davenport, Stokes, Collison, Mullins, Stanislas, Reid, Hines