Whyteleafe 0-2 Dev. Squad FT



FINAL SCORE - Whyteleafe 0-2 West Ham United XI

93 mins - That's it. Full time and a very good night's work. Watch out for action and reaction to come on West Ham TV.

92 mins - Olly Lee wins a corner. Hendon is telling Kenzer Lee to attack it. He does just that but Borrett saves brilliantly on the line.

91 mins - Kenzer Lee does well at the back and the Hammers break before Moncur shoots wide.

90 mins - Into the last minute, corner to West Ham after Olly Lee's shot was saved. From the corner, Montenegro rises but just fails to connect. He then gets a chance when the ball is played back in but cannot direct his shot on target.

88 mins - Whyteleafe are pushing had to get a consolation. A long ball forward is fielded well by Kurucz. He will be pleased with another 90 minutes as he continues his return from a serious knee injury.

87 mins - Borrett has been the real star for the  home side with his terrific agility in goal. He isn't their first-choice but has done extremely well tonight.

86 mins - We are into the closing stages here and it has been a productive night's work. Olly Lee has just been named man of the match I think for the visitors.

85 mins - Jerson gets a free-kick fully 30 yards out.  He fires in on goal but it is straight at Kurucz and comfortable for the keeper.

84 mins - Moncur is penalised for a foul. The No4 is here, there and everywhere in that midfield. He has not had as much time as he would like on the ball as he would like but has always tried to use it well.

83 mins - Kenzer Lee does well at the back. The big No5 has been impressive tonight. Meanwhile Karl Douglin is off to be replaced by Bajrush Halili for the hosts.

81 mins - Montano and Wearen are coming off to be replaced by Jack Powell and Taylor Miles.

80 mins - West Ham are back in full control. Hendon will pleased with how they weathered the storm. Double substitution coming up.

78 mins - GOAL! - Olly Lee scores a tremendous goal to finally beat the resilient Borrett. The skipper played a one-two with Montano before letting fly from just inside the area.

77 mins - Vose is coming off to be replaced by Elliott Lee. We have both Lee brothers on the pitch now as well as the unrelated Kenzer Lee.

76 mins - The subs have made a difference for the hosts. West Ham are being tested more than at any other time.

74 mins - Borrett then denies Montenegro twice. A header for the home side's Clare just goes wide. This has suddenly got lively at both ends.

71 mins - As if to underline his brilliance, Borrett saves with his feet from Montenegro.

70 mins - Montano fires in from 20 yards. It was a fizzing effort but the excellent Ricky Borrett in the home goal tips it onto the post. So close. The home keeper has done superbly this evening despite giving away a few inches in height to most on the pitch.

69 mins - A wayward Jordan Brown effort clears the trees behind the goal. We need a new ball.

68 mins - Chambers and Kenzer Lee are forced back into their own half. The ball is eventually cleared but Montano just can't bring the ball under control.

67 mins - It is getting a little misty here. It is a picturesque setting in a valley but it is absolutely freezing.

65 mins - The Hammers have dominated but are still only leading by one. We have another sub. Fabian Batchelor is replaced by Chris Webster.

63 mins - Montenegro is picked out superbly by Jordan Brown. The striker chests down for Olly Lee but the defender is alive to it.

62 mins - Vose is hacked down by Alec Brown. Jordan Brown takes the free-kick but fails to beat the first man.

61 mins - Olly Lee nearly gets a shot away inside the area. A desperate block foils the No7.

60 mins - Outstanding control from Montenegro to trap a high ball on his chest. It earns a ripple of applause from the home crowd.

59 mins - Olly Lee is fouled 30 yards from goal. He takes it quickly but the home side clear and can break here. They pour forward but Lee forces them back. The skipper is putting in a shift.

57 mins - Another Montano effort goes over. Off goes Gnamore and on comes No14 Greg Clare.

56 mins - The Hammers are getting closer and closer. Montano is the latest to go close after a driving run into the box.

55 mins - Montenegro almost gets the second. He just couldn't connect when presented with a decent chance.

54 mins - Elliott MItchell takes a decent free-kick for the home side. It just misses his captain Fleming. That was close.

52 mins - Vose is hugging the left-hand touchline in this half. He shows good footwork but goes down under a fair challenge in the box.

51 mins - The home side are battling hard but they cannot get out of their own half.

50 mins - Moncur wins the ball in midfield. The Hammers are trying to put lots of passes together but it isnt easy on this pitch. Montano picks it up out wide left before the ball comes back in for Olly Lee to shoot. The effort is blocked.

48 mins - Montenegro has looked very lively this half. He seems desperate to score. His latest foray forward finishes with Montano just firing over. You get the sense that the Hammers are eager to add to their tally.

47 mins - Montenegro again meets the corner but just cannot divert his effort on target.

46 mins - Montano has missed from close range. It was deflected behind but he will feel he should have scored. Montenegro then nearly meets the resulting corner but it goes behind off a defender. Another corner.

46 mins - Guy Demel has come off for Leo Chambers. That looks like the only change for the visitors.


Whyteleafe 0-1 West Ham United XI

45 mins - Now Brown concedes a free-kick. Fred Fleming, the home captain, gets some space and fires in on goal from a central position. Kurucz saves and that is almost the last kick of the half.

44 mins - Foul from Driver on Kwabena Agyei. Whyteleafe are giving as good as they get at the moment.

42 mins - This is a bit stop-start at the moment. The referee has had to blow his whistle more than he would have liked. Olly Lee has another go from distance.

41 mins - Montenegro shows electric pace out on the right wing before cutting inside. He just can't pick out Moncur

40 mins - Olly Lee gives the ball away, having done so well 20 seconds before to win possession. Kurucz eventually has to field a lofted ball into the box.

38 mins - Alec Brown does well to stop a Hammers surge. The home side are having a good spell here and making a contest of it. Can they get back in the game before half-time?

37 mins - By the way, Sergio Sanchez, Matt Fry and Paul McCallum were all doing running work at Chadwell Heath today. Rob Hall and Danny Potts were with the first-team squad.

36 mins - It is a strong squad for Ian Hendon tonight. Demel is the main attraction though and was on hand again a second ago to clear a Whyteleafe cross.

35 mins - So close for Olly Lee. He drove at the home defence before looking up and curling a right-footed effort from 25 yards that smashed against the corner of post and crossbar.

34 mins - Demel wins a free-kick. The home side aren't happy about that but the Ivory Coast international dusts himself down and carries on. His attitude has been tremendous so far. He was the first player at the ground this evening and looked up for a chance to play again.

33 mins - Demel is penalised for a foul. Whyteleafe are still in their own half though. It has been pretty much one-way traffic for the Hammers.

32 mins - Well done Kurucz to head clear after a hopeful ball over the top from Whyteleafe. The keeper has looked alert.

31 mins - Brown crosses for Olly Lee but he doesn't make the connection. The skipper then slips and loses his footing.

29 mins - That goal owed everything to a commanding header by Demel from a Whyteleafe corner that set the Hammers off on the attack. He has not put a foot wrong so far.

29 mins - GOAL! - Vose slams it in on the half-volley. The Hammers had broken quickly through Montenegro. He forced a save before the ball fell to Moncur to have a go. That effort was blocked as well but it was third-time lucky when Vose connected.

27 mins - The temperature is dropping here. You can see the players' breath. Montenegro is wearing gloves as well. Meanwhile, Montano tracks back but concedes a corner.

26 mins - Brown crosses well for Montenegro but the Paraguayan misses his kick. Danger averted for the home team.

25 mins - Wearen tries a long-ranger but slices it. The Hammers are looking dangerous but have not had a clear sight of goal yet.

24 mins - Demel then does well to stop the home side as they surged forward. Nice little cameo of his ability at both ends.

23 mins - Lovely touch from Demel gets the Hammers going. He was seemingly crowded out by two but a little flick and he was away. The move finishes with Montenegro forcing a decent save from the home keeper.

22 mins - Montano takes it and three times plays a one-two with Moncur. Eventually the ball is cleared. Whyteleafe break but Brown deals with the danger and sets the Hammers away.

21 mins - Montano goes down the left and crosses. The keeper claims but the ball has gone behind. Corner to West Ham.

20 mins - Demel steps out well from the back. He has not put a foot wrong yet but has not been tested too much. This will be great for his fitness. Meanwhile, Olly Lee has another go for goal. This time the shot is cleared.

18 mins - Kurucz commands his area and comes to punch away just ahead of Karl Dougal. Moncur does brilliantly on the counter to free Vose. He finds Olly Lee and the skipper shoots for goal. Just wide.

17 mins - Olly Lee does well to get the ball under control in midfield. Eventually the play reaches Jordan Brown up from left-back in an advanced position but his cross is wayward.

16 mins - Olly Lee has a go from 30 yards. There was plenty of pace on the ball but it sailed to the right of the keeper's upright.

15 mins - A small break in play but we are going again. Neither keeper has properly been tested yet.

14 mins - Nearly a disaster as a stray ball hurtles towards the press seating. Luckily the club's computer is safe but I've just taken a whack in the face.

13 mins - Kenzer Lee again plays it forward but this time the ball runs straight through. The home back four are certainly an imposing rearguard. They are paying close attention to Montenegro for sure.

12 mins - Joint-Chairman David Gold is an interested observer in the proceedings. He is sitting with Tony Carr as they run the rule over the latest crop of Hammers youngsters. Meanwhile, Moncur gives away a free-kick just inside the Hammers half. The set-piece comes to nothing.

11 mins - Great move. Montano to George Moncur. he feeds Vose, who in turns finds the overlapping Driver on the other flank. A great cross is only just cleared to Olly Lee but the skipper can't get his shot away.

10 mins - Kenzer Lee lofts the ball forward for Brian Montenegro to chase. The striker just can't bring it under control and the ball is grasped by the goalkeeper.

9 mins - Vose takes the corner but the ball runs behind without troubling the keeper.

8 mins - Good spell of possession here for the Hammers. Whyteleafe get teh ball back and break through pacy Stephane Gnamore. The Hammers stand firm and counter up the other end. Montano wins a corner.

7 mins - Driver knocks the ball forward again but Whyteleafe clear. Montano then does well on the left wing and looks like he should have won a corner. The referee points to a goal-kick.

5 mins - Whyteleafe try and break but are flagged for offside. Callum Driver breaks down the right and crosses but it is too long. Goal-kick Whyteleafe.

4 mins - Montano has a go from range with his favoured left-foot. It was blocked on the edge of the area. West Ham are on top here.

3 mins -  Guy Demel is playing at centre-back. The Hammers go on the offensive at the other end and a decent left-wing cross eludes the home goalkeeper. Dominic Vose picks it up on the right but the hosts snuff out the danger.

2 mins - Eoin Wearen gives the ball away and the Whyteleafe No9 has a chance to shoot from 20 yards. The shot was comfortable for Kurucz. The Hammers counter through Montano but the home side defend well.

1 min - Cristian Montano and Brian Montenegro get us under way. Whyteleafe win possession inside 20 seconds and attack down their right-hand side. Jordan Brown makes a great tackle to stop them in their tracks and the ball runs behind for a goal-kick. An early touch coming for Peter Kurucz in goal.


7.51pm - The captains shake hands and we are almost ready to go.

7.50pm - We are having a minute's silence.

7.45pm - Just waiting for the teams here. I don't have a home team-sheet yet so you might have to bear with me. Here come both sides to a good round of applause. Olly Lee has the captain's armband for the Hammers.

Whyteleafe: 1 Ricky Borrett, 2 Alec Brown, 3 Dan Aldous, 4 Fred Fleming, 5 Danny Dudley, 6 Elliott Mitchell, 7 Fabian Batchelor, 8 Karl Douglin, 9 Stephan Gnamore, 10 Jerson Dos Santos, 11 Kwabena Agyei
Subs: 12 Jay Garrick, 14 Greg Clare, 15 Chris Webster, 16 Bajrush Halili, 17 Ashley Henry-Brown, 18 Sam Marks.

West Ham United: Kurucz, Driver, Demel, K Lee, Brown, Wearen, Lee, Moncur, Vose, Montano, Montenegro
Subs: Cowler, Chambers, Powell, Miles, E Lee

Welcome to the Church Road home of Whyteleafe in east Surrey for this evening's friendly. Whyteleafe FC compete in Division 1 South of the Ryman League, the seventh tier of English football. It is a chilly but clear night and a good turn-out is expected with tickets at just £8 for adults, and £5 for concessions.

Joint-Chairman David Gold is the The Leaf's patron, living and working in the area. He will be among the crowd, with assistant manager Neil McDonald also making the trip around the M25 to see the team in action.

It promises to be an interesting night's football, with coach Ian Hendon naming a youthful side full of players eager to force their way into the first-team picture. The game will also be a welcome chance for Guy Demel to get another hour's action under his belt, after a 45-minute run-out at Gillingham last week. The only other player involved with senior experience for the Hammers is goalkeeper Peter Kurucz.

Brian Montenegro will be looking to maintain his scoring run, with four goals in four matches at this level while the likes of Olly Lee and George Moncur will also be out to catch the eye in midfield. Cristian Montano and Dominic Vose will play either side of Montenegro, with Hendon opting for a 4-3-3- formation.


West Ham United: Kurucz, Driver, Demel (Chambers 46), K.Lee, Brown, Wearen (Miles 81), O.Lee, Moncur, Vose (E.Lee 77), Montano (Powell 81), Montenegro
Sub not used: Cowler