A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

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Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1946-47 Football Combination : Section B

CHELSEA : Football Combination

46_08_31 WHU v. Chelsea Reserves

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Chapman, Parsons, Proudlock)

31 August 1946

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

Filbert Street

1 - 2

5 September 1946

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46_09_07 Queens Park Rangers A

QUEENS PARK RANGERS  : Football Combination

Shepherds Bush

3 - 2

7 September 1946

46_09_09 Bristol City H

BRISTOL CITY : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 0

9 September 1946

46_09_14 Brighton H 46_09_16 Portsmouth H

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Football Combination

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

Upton Park

2 - 1

16 September 1946

Upton Park

2 - 0

14 September 1946

BOURNEMOUTH : Football Combination

Dean Court

1 - 1

25 September 1946

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination

Upton Park

3 - 1

28 September 1946

46_09_28 Aldershot H

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Football Combination

Goldstone Ground

2 - 2

2 October 1946

46_10_02 Brighton A

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46_10_05 Watford A 46_10_09 Aldershot A 46_10_12 Southampton H

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination

Recreation Ground

1 - 2

9 October 1946

WATFORD : Football Combination

Vicarage Road

0 - 1

5 October 1946

Upton Park

1 - 2

12 October 1946

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

Green Pond Road

1 - 1 Proudlock)

14 October 1946

46_10_14 Walthamstow LCC A 46_10_21 Walthamstow H 46_10_19 Swansea A

Vetch Field

0 - 6

19 October 1946

SWANSEA TOWN : Football Combination

WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE : London Challenge Cup (First Round Replay)

Upton Park

4 - 2 (McCormack 3, Proudlock)

21 October 1946

BOURNEMOUTH : Football Combination

Upton Park

3 - 3

26 October 1946

46_10_26 Bournemouth H 46_10_28 Charlton FCC H 46_11_02 Coventry A

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : London Challenge Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Hall, McCormack)

28 October 1946

COVENTRY CITY : Football Combination

Highfield Road

2 - 0

2 November 1946

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football Combination

46_11_09 Bristol Rovers H 46_11_11 Tottenham FCC H 46_11_16 Southampton A

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Dunn)

9 November 1946

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : London Challenge Cup (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Bainbridge, Hall)

11 November 1946

The Dell

5 - 2

16 November 1946

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

Fratton Park

1 - 1

23 November 1946

46_11_23 Porstmouth A 46_12_02 Crystal Palace Final A

CRYSTAL PALACE : London Challenge Cup (Final)

46_12_07 WHU v. Fulham

FULHAM : Football Combination

COVENTRY CITY : Football Combination

Upton Park

3 - 0

7 December 1946

Upton Park

4 - 4 (Jordon 2, Proudlock 2 [2 pens])

9 December 1946

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football Combination

Eastville

3 - 2

14 December 1946

BRISTOL CITY : Football Combination

Ashton Gate

3 - 1

18 December 1946

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football Combination

46_12_21 WHU v. QPR 46_12_26 WHU v. Brentford 46_12_28 Chelsea v. WHU

Upton Park

3 - 6

21 December 1946

BRENTFORD : Football Combination

Griffin Park

2 - 0

25 December 1946

BRENTFORD : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 0

26 December 1946

CHELSEA : Football Combination

Stamford Bridge

1 - 0

28 December 1946

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Congratulations to our Combination team on the smart win over the Pensioners' Reserves. On paper, Chelsea looked an imposing array of talent, several of them being seasoned First XI players. However, our lads set about their job with spirit not to be denied, and the final score in no way flattered them.

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

The composition of the new Combination for this season is split into two sectionss. The inclusion of teams from as far afield as Bristol, Swansea and Bournemouth. This re-modelled Combination is the achievement of Hammers Chairman, Mr. W.J. Cearns, and the enthusiasm with which the project was acclaimed may be gauged by the number of clubs who applied for membership to the competition.

Gregory

Devlin

Banner

Forde

Bradley

Attwell

Hall

Dunn

Wilson

Proudlock

Tucker

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Wilson

Banner

Attwell

Hall

Proudlock

Parsons

McCormack

Tucker

Gregory

Devlin

Banner

Corbett N.

Walker R.

Cater

Woodgate

Proudlock

Hall

McCormack

Wood

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : London Challenge Cup (Second Round Replay)

The Valley

3 - 0 (Hall 2, Woodgate)

4 November 1946

Medhurst

Devlin

Sadler

Corbett N.

Walker R.

Cater

Woodgate

Proudlock

Hall

McCormack

Caldwell

 

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Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Corbett N.

Walker R.

Cater

Woodgate

Proudlock

Hall

McCormack

Bainbridge

Gregory

Devlin

Sadler

Cater

Banner

Corbett

Woodgate

Dunn

Hall

Wood

Bainbridge

Highbury

3 - 2 (Dunn 2, Woodgate)

2 December 1946

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Those suppprters who were able to see this game had good value for their money, although they certainly earned their pleasure by braving the unsympathetic elements. Rain made conditions difficult, by we felt confident that we were well on the road to victory when we gained a 4-1 lead. Unfortunately an injury to Jack Yeomanson who was making his second appearance in our colours left us with only ten men on the field, and the Covenry team took full advantage of this by drawing level. Three minutes from the end they were awarded a penalty, but Gordon Harvey save us a point by stopping the spot-kick. This was the third penalty of the game, George Proundlock scoring from both those awarded to us.

Our other two goals were scored by J. Jordon, who played his first game for the Hammers at inside-right.

46_12_09 WHU v. Coventry City Reserves 46_12_25 Brentford v. WHU Reserves 46_12_14 Bristol Rovers v. WHU Reserves