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RAPIDHAMMER: West Ham 2 Blackburn 1: Traum-Debüt für Freddie Sears

Saturday, 15 March 2008

West Ham 2 Blackburn 1: Traum-Debüt für Freddie Sears

The East End has a new hero tonight.
18-year-old Freddie Sears' debut goal won all three points for the Hammers this afternoon. Sears, on for his first team debut with number 40 as a second half substitute, struck with little more than ten minutes remaining to earn all three points for the Hammers.
Rovers took the lead when Roque Santa Cruz converted Morten Gamst Pedersen's cross with a diving header (19).
But the Hammers having lost their last three games o-4 were strong enough this afternoon to fight back and Dean Ashton equalised just before half-time: he picked the ball up with his back to goal, flicked the ball around his marker and spun himself around the defender in the other direction, ran onto the ball and chipped it left footed over the out-rushing Friedel. Beautiful!
And with just 10 minutes remaining, Freddie Sears, who had been on for about five minutes, met Ashton's cute backheel and fired in a shot that Friedel could only push back into the path of the striker. Young Sears kept his cool to head into the corner.
His celebration was almost as good as the youngster crossed his arms to symbolise the Hammers' badge.

Goal Video: here!

West Ham: Green, Neill, Ferdinand, Spector, McCartney, Solano (Sears 75), Parker (Noble 75), Mullins, Ljungberg (Pantsil 88), Ashton, Zamora.
Subs Not Used: Wright, Tomkins.
Booked: Ferdinand.
Goals: Ashton 39, Sears 81.
Blackburn: Friedel, Emerton (Khizanishvili 46), Samba, Ooijer, Warnock, Bentley, Reid, Dunn (Derbyshire 71), Pedersen (McCarthy 90), Roberts, Santa Cruz.
Subs Not Used: Brown, Mokoena.
Booked: Bentley, Dunn, Reid.
Goals: Santa Cruz 19.
Att: 34,006
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).

1 comment:

angloswiss said...

Und Freddie Sears ist ein Hornchurch Junge - etwa ein Halbstunde von Dagenham wo mein Vater wohnt - und nicht weit weg von Upton park. Eine neuer Stern am Claret und blau Himmel? - ich hoffe es.
And Freddie Sears is a boy from Hornchurch - about half an hour from Dangenham where my dad lives - and not far from Upton Park. A new star in the claret and blue sky? - I hope so.