Dixon on target for reserves in Poland
Arka Gdynia 2 West Ham reserves 2 TERRY DIXON was hailed by West Ham reserve boss Alex Dyer after the striker scored his first goal for the club in the 2-2 draw at Arka Gdynia, writes Kirk Blows. Swiss full-back Fabio Daprela was also on target as the Ha
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TERRY DIXON was hailed by West Ham reserve boss Alex Dyer after the striker scored his first goal for the club in the 2-2 draw at Arka Gdynia, writes Kirk Blows.
Swiss full-back Fabio Daprela was also on target as the Hammers went two goals up in a friendly arranged to mark the Polish top-flight outfit's 80th anniversary.
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But it was the impact made by 19-year-old Dixon, who has been given a chance to resurrect his career at Upton Park after suffering a serious knee injury while on Tottenham's books, that impressed his manager.
Dyer said: "Terry did very well. He played for an hour and took his goal very well, so I was pleased.
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"His football was very controlled and it was nice to see him play for so long."
Dixon struck from eight yards to give West Ham a ninth-minute lead before Daprela pounced from close-range on the hour mark.
With both sides making a host of substitutions, the hosts - who developed a relationship with West Ham when young full back Filip Modelski switched clubs two years ago - hit back to level in the final stages.
The game in Eastern Pomerania attracted a crowd of around 5,000 and was aired live on Polish television.
And Hammers boss Dyer, whose side featured nine teenagers, said: "It was a hard game but the young boys did very well.
"The atmosphere was different from anything many of them have experienced before. They have done West Ham United proud."
West Ham: Stech, Brookes, Brown, N'Gala, Daprela, Quashie, Grasser, Wearen, Kearns, Nouble, Dixon.