FT - West Ham United PL2 3-1 Newcastle United



FT - West Ham United PL2 3-1 Newcastle United

The youngsters next face Swansea City away from home on Friday, so make sure you keep up to date with all the action on whufc.com later in the week. Reaction is to come on the website, so stay tuned Hammers!

FT: That's it - West Ham are 3-1 winners, and although the Magpies staged a small late fightback, it was comfortable in the end for the hosts. Martinez bagging two after his goal on the opening day at Stoke City last week is a huge positive for the side, and the performances of Browne, Rice, Makasi, Trott and more out there will also please Terry Westley.

93: Hector-Ingram was almost in for a fourth! Good last ditch tackle by Cameron at the back for Newcastle though.

90: There's five of them! You're as shocked as we are...

89: Nathan Trott makes a late save to deny United a second, and grabs hold of the resulting corner. Good work by the young keeper, and West Ham look to have the three points in the bag. We're almost into injury time minutes.

86: Newcastle come forward again but Armstrong again fires over. It's been a spirited last ten minutes from the visitors but it's going to be too little, too late.

82: Goal for Newcastle. Tom Heardman finishes well inside the box after a cross from the right hand side. Consolation for the Magpies.

81: Hector-Ingram is instantly holding the ball up well out here. It's hard to pick out a Hammers player who hasn't performed tonight!

77: Martinez won't get the chance to complete his hat-trick tonight, as he is replaced by Jahmal Hector-Ingram. Jaanai Gordon is also on for Grady Diangana. 

75: With 15 minutes remaining, can Newcastle salvage anything from this game? I don't think Magpies legend Peter Beardsley will be too disappointed with how his side have played, the Hammers have just been too strong for them tonight. 

72: Don't forget that's now three in two for Martinez, who of course bagged in the opener last weekend at Stoke. Great stuff by the Spaniard!

70: THIRD FOR THE HAMMERS! It's a delightful finish from Toni Martinez, who fires low across the keeper with the outside of his right foot. Surely that's job done by the hosts now!

67: It's red sky at night, Hammers delight at the moment. A beautiful evening in east London is being marked by some beautiful football from the hosts.

65: Newcastle squander their best chance through Longstaff, as he fires over Heardman's cross unmarked in the box. What a chance to cut the deficit.

64: Subs for the visitors. Bigirimana and Vuckic are replaced by Barlaser and Heardman.

62: We've said it before, but it's hard not to be impressed by Dec Rice tonight. He's been immense at the back. Another superbly timed challenge comes in this time by the youngster who wears the armband tonight.

60: Another attempt by Newcastle, another save by Nathan Trott between the sticks. This one is far simpler, as Vuckic's shot falls into his chest.

58: Again it's Browne who is driving West Ham forward, and this time, Martinez strays offside after the forward's pass. Newcastle are starting to probe, however, but it remains 2-0.

53: Great save! Nathan Trott denies Longstaff, diving away to his left. Fantastic stop by the Bermudian!

51: Good work by Diangana on the right, who cuts in and shoots but his attempt is blocked. With all the attacking flair West Ham on the pitch, you feel there are more goals in this!

49: Moses Makasi is now filling in at left-back since Lewis' introduction. Lewis has scored two in two for the U18s' so far this campaign - can he add another to his tally tonight?

47: Great chance for Newcastle to make it interesting instantly in this second half, but Armstrong fluffs his lines and lashes over inside the box.

46: Sub for the Hammers at the start of this second half, with Alfie Lewis coming on for Vashon Neufville.

HT: Great first half here from the Hammers, who looked unstoppable at times in the final 20 minutes. The Magpies have a lot of work to do if they're to get back in this one. 2-0!

43: Browne is in again in a similar position to his goal, but this time he smashes it wide. The Magpies can't deal with his pace up front!

42: Declan Rice is dealing with everything thrown at him tonight. He's cut out every pass that has come his way from a Black and White shirt.

39: After countless passes, the ball nearly canons in off Alex Pike's back! Good save by Woodman in goal.

38: The hosts are really strutting their stuff now. Newcaslte can't get near them as they pass it around with ease. A great first half so far for West Ham.

36: GOAL!!! There's a second for the Hammers! It's Marcus Browne who gets on the scoresheet, firing home from the right after being supplied by Grady Diangana. Excellent work by Terry Westley's men!

32: The Hammers are still on top following their opener. A Marcus Browne free-kick from the left flashes across goal and just wide.

28: GOAL!!!! Martinez hits it low to the keeper's right and puts the Hammers in front, which is probably what the hosts deserve! Two in two for the Spaniard!

27: Penalty for the Hammers! Samuelsen goes down under the challenge of Satka with the foul...Martinez from the spot...

25: Stoppage in play here as Toni Martinez goes to ground after an off the ball clash. There looked to be some sort of flailing hand, there. The referee calms things down with just a talking to.

23: Newcastle create their first dangerous chance, as Longstaff works himself some space and drives a low shot goalwards. Nathan Trott is down well and more than equal to the attempt, though.

22: In an even first quarter, it's the Hammers who have had the better chances on goal. Both sides won their Premier League 2 opener last week, so there's all to play for this evening!

18: Excellent defending again by skipper Rice who charges down a Gilliead cross. Corner to Newcastle, which Findlay heads wide.

15: Close! The Hammers create the first real golden chance of the game, as Marcus Browne meets a Neufville cross but his header lands on the top of the net. Less than a minute later, Diangana curls an effort over the bar.

13: Instantly Terry Westley's side react, and break this time down the left. Neufville - who has just returned from injury - is denied a cross right at the death by Newcastle's Lubomir Satka.

12: After a quiet period, the Hammers break down the right and Grady Diangana feels hard done by to not win a corner. The referee signals a goal kick. Still goalless here.

7: Lovely stuff from Vashon Neufville, who nutmegs a defender before feeding Marcus Browne. The forward, who made his first team debut on Thursday, fires over from 25 yards though.

5: Adam Armstrong, who was on loan at Coventry City last season, makes some space for himself down the left, but Declan Rice superbly shephards the ball out of play. Excellent work by the defender!

4: Longstaff's shot on the left-hand-side of the area is well blocked by Tunji Akinola. Corner for the visitors. It's taken short, and West Ham deal with it easily and can re-group.

3: The hosts have started on the front foot, controlling possession and winning a couple of throw-ins in an advanced position. A good start for Terry Westley's men.

1: And we're off! The Hammers are kicking from left to right and are in their traditional Claret and Blue strip, the Magpies in theirs of Black and White stripes.

6:55pm: The Hammers are out and handshakes between the two sides take place in front of the supporters. Come on you Irons!

6:40pm: There are a number of Hammers supporters starting to filter into the Chigwell Construction Stadium as the clock ticks on towards kick-off. The hosts are fielding a strong starting XI this evening, with goalscorer from their last league clash Toni Martinez starting up-top alongside Marcus Browne. Can they pick up their second win from as many Premier League 2 matches?

WHU PL2: Trott, Pike, Neufville (Lewis 46), Sylvestre, Akinola, Rice, Diangana (Gordon 77), Makasi, Martinez (Hector-Ingram 77), Browne, Samuelsen.

Subs not used: Matrevics, Kemp.

Goals: Martinez 28 (pen), 70, Browne 36

Newcastle United: Woodman, Satka, Gibson, Cameron, Bigirimana (Barlaser 64), Findlay, Gilliead, Hunter, Armstrong, Vuckic (Heardman 64), Longstaff.

Subs not used: Broccoli, Harker, Ward.

Goals: Heardman 82

5:50pm: So, the young Hammers embark on a new era this evening, as they contest their first home fixture at Dagenham & Redbridge's Chigwell Construction Stadium. It's a beautiful evening here in east London, so we're all set for a cracker with both sides having won their opening league fixture. Team news to come shortly!