FREDDIE Sears got on the scoresheet as a youthful West Ham side beat non-league Thurrock in a pre-season friendly.

The game also saw Matthew Upson make his first return of the summer from injury - the England defender partnering 17-year-old summer signing Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson at the heart of the defence - while Sears also made his first appearance since returning from England U19 duty last week.

The Hammers took the lead on 15 minutes at Ship Lane on Saturday afternoon when Zavon Hines scored from the penalty spot after being brought down by Thurrock's Kenny Clark.

Kevin Keen's men had chances to extend their lead before the break, but it took until the 51st minute for Sears to score, the lively youngster calmy slotting home after a good solo run.

And the visitors got a third on 64 minutes, Clark turning Sears' effort into his own net.

West Ham: Stech, O'Neill, Brooks (Kearns), Eyjolfsson, Upson (Lee), Harvey, Hines, Payne, Jeffrey, Sears, Edgar (Fry). Sub not used: Okus.