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Saturday 26th July – Thurrock 0 – 3 West Ham XI
A West Ham XI including England International Matt Upson and Under 19 Freddie Sears ran out 3-0 winners at Ship Lane.
The visitors took the lead in the 15th minute after Kenny Clark gave away a clumsy penalty. Zavon Hines picked himself up to score from the spot and send Andy Young the wrong way.
A man of the match performance from Rob Swaine ensured that the Hammers were unable to cause the home defence any further problems in the first half.
However, when Swaine was replaced at half time, West Ham took advantage with two goals in the opening ten minutes of the second half.
Firstly in the 51st minute, Sears beat the offside trap after good work from Josh Payne before rounding Young and tapping into an empty net.
Then four minutes later, Jack Jeffrey’s goalbound header was cleared by substitute Chris Wilde, but his clearence ricochet off of Young’s back and into his own net.