Ipswich Town 3-2 Development Squad FT




Full-time score - Ipswich Town XI 3-2 West Ham United XI

90 mins - The time is nearly up now as Murray gets forward and wins a corner off Potts. Potts has been outstanding today, but he'll end the day on the losing side as the whistle goes for full-time. A creditable display from a Hammers team who gave a lot away to Ipswich in terms of experience. Substitiute Murray made the difference, scoring two and assisting for the third Ipswich goal. For West Ham, there were goals for Taylor and Sears, with the added bonus of Taylor coming through more than an hour on his comeback. Stay tuned to West Ham TV for highlights and reaction. Don't forget, it's Kids for a Fiver at the Boleyn on Saturday for the visit of Derby County.

88 mins - Sears wins a throw deep in Ipswich territory. A chance to get men forward... Sears and Driver try to work an opening before the right-back commits an infringement.

87 mins - Vose appears to be fouled by the corner flag but nothing is given. A long clearance follows and the ball drops to a blue shirt. Murray romps away down the right and makes for the box. Brown slides in with an inch-perfect tackle. The corner is cleared.

85 mins - Lee is replaced by Blair Turgott for the final few minutes.

84 mins - Another corner, this time as Lawrence's shot takes a nick off a defender. The corner comes over and Potts is there AGAIN!

83 mins - Potts heads clear twice before the ball is worked back to Iceland international Bjarnason. He wins another corner and Potts is there again to head away.s

82 mins - Time is counting down and still the game is in the balance. Ipswich have come back into things possession-wise, but the pace of Sears means West Ham will always have a chance to break away. For now, Ipswich have a corner.

79 mins - Lletget is tackled and Burke finds the overlapping Kennedy. His cross-shot eludes Kurucz, but thankfully also eludes both the sliding Murray and the far post. Goal kick.

76 mins - It is all West Ham as Vose controls Demel's clearance and finds Sears. His cross goes behind for another corner. Again, Vose's delivery does not beat the near-post defender.

75 mins - Sears turns provider this time, but Vose's shot is blocked behind. The corner is easily headed clear at the near post.

73 mins - West Ham are back in the game. Montenegro and Lletget are involved before Moncur checks. Lletget finds Sears, who drops his shoulder before curling a shot over the top.

71 mins - GOAL! Montenegro controls a long ball forward superbly. He turns but passes up the temptation to shoot to find Sears. The No10 has great acceleration off the mark and bursts past Kennedy before slamming a shot that Cropper cannot keep out. The ball hits the goalkeeper's body, but the pace on the shot sees it bounce high into the net. Game on!

70 mins - Two more Ipswich changes as Ellington and Smith go off, with Cormac Burke and Joe Whight coming on. Burke has joined Murray up front, with Whight slotting in alongside Ainsley at the back.

69 mins - Vose is involved straight away, collecting a pass from Lee and running at the home defence. His shot hits Hyam and spins wide. Vose takes the corner himself and Potts heads it powerfully over the top.

67 mins - GOAL! Murray turns provider this time, teasing Demel before lofting a cross to the far post where Ellington leaps to volley home from close-range. Hendon replaces Taylor with Dominic Vose.

66 mins - It's 4-4-2 now for West Ham with Sears up front with Montenegro. I think we're going to see a second Hammers change shortly.

63 mins - Lee is spoken to for a sliding challenge on Hyam. I'm not sure there was too much contact there, to be honest.

62 mins - A change sees Lletget come on for Wearen. Ipswich also make a switch as Shane O'Connor replaces Emmanuel-Thomas.

61 mins - GOAL! Murray scores again - at the third attempt. Emmanuel-Thomas picks the substitute out with a pull-back and Murray shoots past Kurucz but Potts blocks on the line. Demel cannot clear and Murray's follow-up is blocked by Wearen. The ball drops to Murray again and he lashes it high into the net.

59 mins - I'm not sure how long the plan is for Taylor to play, but he's still looking strong out there as he rises to head a Kurucz clearance on. Smith is there to clear ahead of Montenegro.

56 mins - A deep cross from the Ipswich right is headed behind by Driver for a corner. Emmanuel-Thomas takes and Potts heads clear.

55 mins - Sears tries to pick out the run of Lee with a diagonal cross from the right. Wabara is there, though, and ushers the ball out for a goal kick.

53 mins - GOAL! Ipswich attack down their left and keep possession before the ball is worked inside to Murray. He has too much time and space and can pick his spot inside the right-hand post. Kurucz dives, but he was never going to get to that pinpoint finish.

52 mins - Don't forget, it's Kids for a Fiver at the Boleyn Ground this weekend. Order your tickets by clicking here.

51 mins - Demel's header is straight to Murray. He controls before shooting wide from 25 yards.

50 mins - It's as lively after half-time as it was before the break. Emmanuel-Thomas crosses low and Driver has to be alert to clear for a throw. The home side keep the pressure on and Ellington takes on Demel before shooting into the side-netting.

49 mins - Wabara checks on to his left foot and sends over a cross to the far post for Lawrence, but the No7 misses the ball. Goal kick. West Ham break through Montenegro and the ball breaks for Sears, but his cross is headed clear by Ainsley.

48 mins - Ellington finds the new man Murray, but Potts is there to make a fine challenge.

47 mins - Lee is fouled and West Ham have a chance to deliver into the box, but the ball is headed clear.

46 mins - The Tractor Boys get the game back underway...

Ipswich have made a half-time substitution, taking Murphy off and bringing on his fellow Irishman Ronan Murray. Goalkeeper Cropper is also on for Lee-Barrett.

Half-time score - Ipswich Town XI 0-1 West Ham United XI

46 mins - That's half-time. A good sold 45 minutes from the Hammers. Hendon will be happy, but he knows his side cannot afford to relax.

44 mins - Emmanuel-Thomas has switched flanks, with Byron Lawrence coming to the right wing.

43 mins - Lee thunders into a challenge on halfway and the ball spins to Taylor. He picks out Moncur, who helps the ball on to Sears. The bouncing ball tempts Sears and he lashes a shot over the angle of near post and crossbar.

40 mins - The threat of Emmanuel-Thomas has abated, but now Murphy is very lively. He gets in behind again and crosses towards Ellington. Potts gets something in the way and Demel clears. Potts' reaction suggests the 'something' might have been a painful part of the body.

39 mins - Montenegro works so hard up front, but he can play a bit too. He holds up a pass from Brown before showing strength, skill and pace to get away from his marker. Quality play.

38 mins - Wearen is winded and needs the physio on. He'll be OK to continue after a quick pit-stop.

36 mins - Ellington tries to get his side back on level terms straight away, latching on to Wabara's pass before unleashing a first-time shot that clips the top of the crossbar on its way over the top.

33 mins - GOAL! How quickly the game can change! Hendon urges Sears to run at Kennedy. He does before squaring for Moncur. His shot is charged down but spins left for Lee. He gets to the ball at the byline and clips a superb cross to the far post where Taylor rises above a defender to head into the net.

32 mins - Big escape for the Hammers as Murphy gets in behind and crosses from the left edge of the penalty area. His ball is for Ellington, but the forward's slide isn't quite enough.

31 mins - Emmanuel-Thomas sends a cross into Wearen's arm from point-blank range. The referee gives a free-kick for handball. Emmanuel-Thomas sends it over and Ellington goes down under a challenge from Demel. Nothing given.

29 mins - West Ham attack and Taylor picks out Driver, who wins a throw near the corner flag. It comes to nothing.

28 mins - Ellington collects a pass and drives at Demel. He gets past the defender, but he is forced wide by the Ivorian and can only cross straight into the arms of Kurucz.

26 mins - Formation-wise, Driver and Brown are at full-back with Demel to the right of Potts in the centre. Wearen is anchoring the midfield behind Lee and Moncur. Sears is wide right, Taylor wide left and Montenegro down the middle. The goalkeeper Kurucz watches Emmanuel-Thomas' header fly well over the top from Kennedy's free-kick.

23 mins - Superb turn from Montenegro to get away from Ainsley and latch on to Taylor's pass. He would have been clear down the left, but Ainsley simply pulls his shirt to prevent the Paraguayan from getting away.

22 mins - Great work from Kurucz, who is out quickly to make a superb save to deny Murphy. The forward had beaten the offside trap to get on to Emmanuel-Thomas' pass. The rebound drops to Ellington, who misses his kick before finally getting a shot away. Potts and Demel combine to block and the ball is cleared.

21 mins - Ipswich are on top at present. Emmanuel-Thomas finds Wabara in space on the right. He crosses low and the ball deflects off both Brown and Potts into the arms of Kurucz.

19 mins - That's close. Hyam is involved heavily in midfield, playing a give-and-go before finding Murphy 20 yards out. The Irishman pokes a shot a yard wide of the left-hand post. Kurucz was at full-stretch there.

18 mins - Taylor curls a cross over for Montenegro, but he's offside as Lee-Barrett catches.

16 mins - Wabara does not need any tips on how to attack... He runs and is brought down a yard outside the penalty area. Emmanuel-Thomas curls his shot over the wall but it's straight at Kurucz.

15 mins - This is a bit frantic at the moment. The ball is pinging from end to end with neither side really getting it under control for an extended period. Taylor raises a smile as Emmanuel-Thomas tells Wabara to 'Stand on him' to prevent him getting a run at winning headers.

12 mins - It's been a decent game so far. The tempo is really high, as you'd expect from two teams packed with first-team talent and aspiring young professionals. West Ham have more than held their own.

10 mins - Brilliant work from Montenegro, who forces a clearance to go straight to a Hammers shirt. He then turn and races down the left before beating one defender before finding Moncur. He feeds Driver wide right, whose deep cross is headed wide by Taylor. In fairness, Taylor was trying to head that back across goal and just got more power on his header than he would have liked.

9 mins - Murphy beats Demel down the left touchline before crossing. Brown is there again, volleying clear this time.

8 mins - Taylor is involved again, controlling a long diagonal ball before beating Wabara. He lobs the ball goalwards, but Lee-Barrett makes the catch.

6 mins - Emmanuel-Thomas takes and Demel wins it before being fouled. Free-kick to the visitors. A high ball comes forward again and Potts climbs high to head clear powerfully above the head of Ellington. Great stuff - I'm sure watching dad Steve will have loved seeing that.

5 mins - The tackles continue to fly in - fair ones, mind you - as Taylor and Wearen combine to halt right-back Reece Wabara. Wabara is on loan from Manchester City. A cross comes over from the left and Brown heads behind for an Ipswich corner.

4 mins - Taylor! Montenegro holds the ball up well before it is worked to Taylor 30 yards out. He takes a touch, looks up and slams a shot that clears the crossbar by a yard. Close.

3 mins - The home side are on top in the early showing. West Ham get some possession and Montenegro has some space before being challenged strongly by Luke Hyam. Seconds later, the same player challenges Moncur.

1 min - Ipswich are first to show as Emmanuel-Thomas controls a diagonal pass on the touchline before bursting between Taylor and Brown. He crosses high and Demel is forced to head over his own crossbar. The corner comes in and Demel is there to head clear. A strong start from the Ivorian.

1pm - West Ham get things underway. Olly Lee is captaining the Hammers today.

12.58pm - The two teams have finished their warm-ups and are stripped and ready for the action to start.

12.55pm - A few West Ham-related links in the Ipswich team. Goalkeeper Lee-Barrett played for Hartlepool United against the Hammers in the FA Cup fourth round in January 2009, while substitute stopper Cody Cropper is a United States Under-20 colleague of Sebastian Lletget. Finally, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas bagged a hat-trick for Arsenal in their 4-1 home Barclays Premier Reserve League victory over West Ham last season.

12.52pm - Matt Taylor is out warming up with his team-mates ahead of the game. If all goes well today, with assistant manager Neil McDonald watching on, the No14 could be involved against Derby County on Saturday.

Matt Taylor

12.50pm - It's an overcast day here in Suffolk, but there is no wind and the temperature is on the chilly side but it's not what you would call cold. All in all, the conditions are set fair for what should be a decent game of football. Both teams will be keen to impress, with first-team spots up for grabs ahead of the busiest part of the npower Championship season.

12.30pm - The Ipswich Town starting XI and substitutes have also been announced. The Tractor Boys have a very strong team out, with Republic of Ireland internationals Mark Kennedy and Daryl Murphy, New Zealand FIFA World Cup star Tommy Smith, experienced Premier League campaigner Nathan Ellington and England Under-21 forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas all in the starting lineup.

Ipswich Town XI: Lee-Barrett, Wabara, Kennedy, Ainsley, Smith, Hyam, Lawrence, Teddy, Emmanuel-Thomas, Murphy, Ellington
Subs: Murray, Cropper, Whight, Burke, O'Connor

12.20pm - West Ham United's team and substitutes will be as follows:

West Ham United XI: Kurucz, Driver, Brown, Potts, Demel, Wearen, Moncur, O.Lee, Sears, Taylor, Montenegro
Subs: Larkins, K.Lee, Lletget, Turgott, Vose

Good afternoon and welcome to Ipswich Town's training ground for today's Development Squad fixture.

Ian Hendon brings a side mixing plenty of youth with a bit of experience to Suffolk with Guy Demel, Matt Taylor, Freddie Sears and Peter Kurucz all involved. Meanwhile, the likes of Dan Potts, Elliot Lee and Matthias Fanimo will be keen to build on their impressive form in recent weeks. Between them in the experience-range are midfielder Olly Lee, who excelled in last week's 2-0 victory at Whyteleafe.

Demel and Sears, of course, will be anxious to impress ahead of Saturday's npower Championship visit of Derby County to the Boleyn Ground. It promises to be a competitive 90 minutes, whatever happens!

The team news will be posted as soon as the two lineups become available, with live text updates on the action from kick-off at 1pm.