Sunday, May 24, 2009

West Ham 2 Boro 1

A surprisingly languid performance from Boro in the first half made it a bit of a stroll in the park for West Ham. Despite West Ham's own lack of effort it was probably a fair reflection of the half that they went into the break a goal to the good. The goal came from an Ilunga cross across the six yard box in the 32nd minute. The ball eluded the Boro defence and Cole slotted the ball home from seven yards.

Boro came out in the second half with a bit more fire in their bellies and within five minutes of the restart they were on level terms. Tuncay picked the ball up in midfield and strolled with the ball into the West Ham area. He passed to O'Neill to the right of the goal and he struck the ball across the six yard box into the bottom left of the net.

Boro's more attack minded approach however created more space for West Ham to play their passing game. After Boro's equalising goal West Ham began to dominate possession and territory. In the 57th minute, after a good passing move down the left wing, Stanislas shot from 20 yards into the bottom left of the Boro goal.

All in all a good end to the season in the glorious East End sun.

After the game Scott Parker was named Hammer of the Year. Robert Green was runner up.

Jack Collison picked up the Young Player of the Year.

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