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FC Trollhättan 0 West Ham United 2

Filed: Thursday, 20th July 2006
By: Matthew O'Greel

Goals from James Collins and Dean Ashton got the Hammers off to a perfect start on their Swedish pre-season tour.

In the first of three games scheduled for the tour Alan Pardew's side gave a good account of themselves as a goal in each half earned a deserved win against the Swedish minnows.

Collins opened the scoring two minutes ahead of the half-time interval when he leapt to met a Mark Noble cross.

But the visitors had to wait until the 77th minute before sealing the victory through Dean Ashton. A good run on the flank from Kyel Reid ended with a cross to second-half substitute Ashton, who volleyed home from close range.

West Ham started the game with three of Pardew's four summer signings; Ty Mears and Carlton Cole made their debuts, whilst Lee Bowyer made his first appearance in a Hammers shirt since 2003.

Next up for West Ham are IFK Gothenburg, who they will meet at the weekend. You can see pictures from tonight's game here.

West Ham United: Bywater; Mears (Stokes 72), Collins, Dailly, Clarke; Noble, Mullins (Fletcher 60), Bowyer (Ephraim 60), Etherington (Reid 60); Sheringham (Ashton 60), Cole (Zamora 60).

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