A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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50_01_21 WH Boys v. Swansea Boys

1949-50 Friendlies

AYLESBURY UNITED

50_01_14 Aylesbury United v. WHU

Buckingham Road Stadium

? - ?

14 January 1950

49_08_11 WHU v. First Practice 49_08_13 WHU v. Second Practice

FIRST PRACTICE MATCH : Club Colours v. Blues

SECOND PRACTICE MATCH : Club Colours v. Blues

Upton Park

4 - 2

11 August 1949

Upton Park

2 - 3

13 August 1949

GLASGOW CELTIC : Charity Match

49_10_17 WHU v. Glasgow Celtic Friendly

Upton Park

5 - 2 (Robinson 2, McGrory (og), Woodgate, Bainbridge

17 October 1949

The Practice Matches and our ‘New’ Pitch

The two practice matches served a dual purpose this year, for we not only had the opportunity of trying-out our playing staff but we also gave the new playing-surface a thorough test. Naturally, the expense of such an undertaking has been considerable, but we feel sure that the results will be of infinite value with, we trust, a greater opportunity for first-rate football to be seen on it. Both matches provided an entertaining 90 minutes although not a great deal of strenuous play was expected or seen. However, most of the old hands showed up well and the newcomers gave encouraging displays.

We came through the practice matches nearly free from injuries. Johnny McGowan received a knock that will keep him on the line, but we are hopeful that it will not be a long job. Keith Bradly is awaiting a specialist’s report following an x-ray. If the stomach complaint which prevented him playing at the latter end of last season appears to have righted itself then Keith will commence training as early as possible.

The charity match against Glasgow Celtic was more of an ‘exhibition game’, although each side was going all out to win. An attendance of nearly 10,000 accordingly saw a contrast in styles that provided a delightful ninety minutes. The present leaders of the Scottish League exploited the traditional methodical north-of-the-boarder style while our XI used the more direct approach. On this occasion the latter tactics prevailed, although during the closing stages our lads played the Scots at a faster version of their own game and ran out worthy winners by 5-2. The spontaneous applause that saluted both teams as they left the field was an eloquent testimony to the entertainment they provided.

 

The proceeds of the match will be given to the New Catholic Schools’ Fund. The old school in Castle Street were destroyed by enemy action during the war

CHARLTON ATHLETIC

50_02_11 WHU v. Charlton Athletic Friendly

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Robinson 2)

11 February 1950

Gregory

Forde

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker R.

McGowan

Woodgate

Parsons

Robinson

Gazzard

Wade

BATA SPORTS

Bata Sports Ground

2 - 1 (Hall, Gibson)

19 April 1950

SORRY NO IMAGE

SOUTHEND UNITED : Ted Hankey Testimonial

50_05_03 Southend United v. WHU Friendly

Roots Hall

1 - 3 [og]

3 May 1950

WEST HAM BOYS v. EDMONTON BOYS : Corinthian Shield (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

? - ?

11 March 1950

50_03_11 WH Boys v. Edmonton Boys Corinthian Shiel 50_04_19 Orient v. Southend Essex Pro Final

LEYTON ORIENT v. SOUTHEND UNITED : Essex Professional Cup (Final)

Upton Park

1 - 2

19 April 1950

WEST HAM BOYS v. SWANSEA BOYS :

Upton Park

? - ?

21 January 1950

 

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Chiswick

Forde

Kearns

Cater

Corbett

Armstrong

Woodgate

Barrett

Hall

Gibson

Bainbridge

 

Gregory

Devlin

Kearns

Parker

Forde

Moroney

Woodgate

Parsons

Robinson

Gazzard

Bainbridge

 

WHU v Celtic Report

HEADINGTON UNITED : "B" Team

49_09_10 Headington United v. WHU Friendly

Manor Road

2 - 2 (?)

10 September 1949

Image Courtesy of Nigel Turner

Season 1949-50 1948-49 Friendlies 1950-51 Friendlies

CLUB COLOURS: 4

(Moroney, McGowan D., Robinson, Woodgate [pen])

 

 

Gregory

McGowan J.

Devlin

Cater

Corbett

Moroney

Gazzard

Parsons

Robinson

McGowan D.

Woodgate

BLUES: 2

(Bainbridge, Howe)

 

 

Peters

Armstrong

Kearns

Parker

Wilson

O'Farrell

Barrett

Chapman

Howe

Gibson

Bainbridge

 

CLUB COLOURS: 2

(Robinson 2)

 

 

Gregory

Yoemanson

Devlin

Cater

Walker R.

Moroney

Parsons

Gazzard (Gibson)

Robinson

McGowan D.

Woodgate

 

BLUES: 3

(Tucker 2 [2 pens], Wade)

 

 

Taylor

Armstrong

Kearns

Parker

Wright

O'Farrell

Barrett

Hall

Stephens

Gibson (Wade)

Tuker

 

 

It would appear that Gibson changed sides when Wade replaced him in the Blues line-up.

Gregory

Forde

Yeomanson

Parker

Corbett

O'Farrell

Woodgate

Barrett

Robinson

Petchey

Tucker