A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1950-51 Football League : Division II

Ground Improvements

The visible signs of hard work by the ground staff since the close of the season is the condition of the playing pitch. After somewhat unpromising start and some anxious weeks when progress of the new grass was very slow, their diligent attention to the pitch, assisted by some of the playing staff on “part-time” efforts, has produced a good-looking surface. This has to stand up to extra games this season, due to the addition of the Mid-Week League Competition in which our "A" Team has been entered, but we are certain that it will be an improvement on last season’s layer.

The less visible signs of improvement are beneath the Grand Stand, where our offices have received the much needed renovation they required following the destruction caused by bombing etc. Now practically re-built, they provide the office staff with more spacious and comfortable accommodation than was the case in the temporary office in the Boleyn Castle buildings, and administration is made easier by the resultant centralization

Cushion Hire Service

We beg to draw your attention to the introduction of a Cushion Hire Service which is available to our Patrons using the Grand Stand. At a fee of 6d., we feel many will take advantage of this little extra comfort.

Manager: Ted Fenton

HULL CITY : Football League Division II

50_08_19 WHU v. Hull City

ALBERT FOAN and ERIC BETTS both make their Hammers debut against HULL CITY at Upton Park

LUTON TOWN : Football League Division II

50_08_24 WHU v. Luton Town 50_08_26 Doncaster Rovers v. WHU

DONCASTER ROVERS : Football League Division II

LUTON TOWN : Football League Division II

50_08_30 Luton Town v. WHU 50_09_02 WHU v. Brentford

BRENTFORD : Football League Division II

CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League Division II

50_09_04 Cardiff City v. WHU 50_09_09 Blackburn Rovers v. WHU

STAN JOHNS makes his Hammers debut against CARDIFF CITY at Ninian Park

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League Division II

BARNSLEY : Football League Division II

50_09_16 WHU v. Southampton 50_09_23 Barnsley v. WHU

COLCHESTER UNITED : Essex Pro Cup (First Round)

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League Division II

50_09_28 WHU v. Colchester Essex Pro 50_09_30 WHU v. Sheffield United

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League Division II

BURY : Football League Division II

50_10_07 WHU v. QPR 50_10_14 Bury v. WHU

LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II

CHESTERFIELD : Football League Division II

50_10_21 WHU v. Leicester City 50_10_28 Chesterfield v. WHU

COVENTRY CITY : Football League Division II

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League Division II

50_11_04 WHU v. Coventry City 50_11_11 Manchester City v. WHU

PRESTON NORTH END : Football League Division II

NOTTS COUNTY : Football League Division II

50_11_18 WHU v. Preston North End 50_11_25 Notts County v. WHU

GRIMSBY TOWN : Football League Division II

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League Division II

50_12_02 WHU v. Grimsby Town 50_12_09 Birmingham City v. WHU

HULL CITY : Football League Division II

DONCASTER ROVERS : Football League Division II

50_12_16 Hull City v. WHU 50_12_23 WHU v. Doncaster Rovers

LEEDS UNITED : Football League Division II

LEEDS UNITED : Football League Division II

50_12_25 WHU v. Leeds United 50_12_26 Leeds United v. WHU 50_12_30 Brentford v. WHU

BRENTFORD : Football League Division II

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Betts, Woodgate)

26 August 1950

Att: 20,560

Belle Vue

0 - 3

26 August 1950

Att: 22,804

Kenilworth Road

1 - 1 (Gazzard)

30 August 1950

Att; 12,366

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Parsons)

2 September 1950

Att: 21,246

Ninian Park

1 - 2 (Johns)

4 September 1950

Att; 32,292

Ewood Park

3 - 1 (Robinson 2, Johns)

9 September 1950

Att: 25,323

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Gazzard 2, Robinson)

16 September 1950

Att: 23,559

Oakwell

2 - 1 (Woodgate, Robinson)

23 September 1950

Att: 25,611

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Gazzard, Robinson)

28 September 1950

Upton Park

3 - 5 (Robinson 3)

30 September 1950

Att: 25,130

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Parsons 2, Robinson, Woodgate)

7 October 1950

Att: 26,375

Gigg Lane

0 - 3

14 October 1950

Att: 15,542

Upton Park

0 - 0

21 October 1950

Att: 23,330

Recreation Ground

2 - 1 (Barrett, Woodgate)

28 October 1950

Att: 11,197

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Gazzard 2, Parker)

4 November 1950

Att: 26,044

Maine Road

0 - 2

11 November 1950

Att: 41,473

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Gazzard, Robinson)

18 November 1950

Att: 26,360

Meadow Lane

1 - 4 (Woodgate)

25 November 1950

Att: 27,073

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Barrett, Robinson)

2 December 1950

Att: 18,518

St Andrews

1 - 3 (Robinson)

9 December 1950

Att: 18,180

Boothferry Park

2 - 1 (Robinson, Woodgate)

16 December 1950

Att: 20,623

Upton Park

0 - 0

23 December 1950

Att: 16,186

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Woodgate 3)

25 December 1950

Att: 19,519

Elland Road

0 - 2

26 December 1950

Att: 33,162

Griffin Park

1 - 1 (Robinson)

30 December 1950

Att: 19,291

BARNSLEY (A) 02

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Johns

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Gazzard, Robinson, Jenson [og])

19 August 1950

Att: 30,056

Gregory

Devlin

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Jackman

Woodgate

Gazzard

Robinson

Foan

Betts

Gregory

Devlin

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Woodgate

Parsons

Robinson

Gazzard

Betts

Gregory

Devlin

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Jackman

Woodgate

Parsons

Robinson

Gazzard

Tucker

Gregory

Devlin

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Woodgate

Parsons

Robinson

Gazzard

Betts

Gregory

Devlin

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Jackman

Woodgate

Parsons

Robinson

Gazzard

Tucker

Gregory

Devlin

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Johns

Robinson

Foan

Woodgate

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Johns

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Johns

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Nelson

Forde

Parker

Niblett

O'Farrell

Southren

Johns

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Johns

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Foan

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Johns

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Parsons

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

O'Farrell

Parsons

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Devlin

Forde

Parker

Walker

O'Farrell

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Parker

Walker

O'Farrell

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Kearns

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Kearns

Forde

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Gregory

Kearns

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Taylor

Kearns

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

Moroney

Woodgate

Foan

Robinson

Gazzard

Tucker

Taylor

Kearns

Yeomanson

Parker

Walker

O'Farrell

Southren

Barrett

Robinson

Gazzard

Woodgate

Before the season got under way manager Charlie Paynter retired and Ted Fenton took over on August 1, 1950. Charlie had served the club for 50 years as trainer, secretary and manager. After just a minute of the opening game, West Ham were leading Hull City 1–0 courtesy of an own goal by Jensen. The teams served up a treat for the spectators in the 3–3 draw. Following on from this there was a good 3–1 win at Blackburn Rovers, with Bill Robinson scoring twice. Also claiming a brace was Gerry Gazzard in the 3–0 home victory over Southampton. Against Sheffield United at the Boleyn Bill Robinson grabbed a hat-trick, but the Yorkshire side ran out 5–3 winners. It became the same old story as after home wins against Coventry City (3–2) and Preston North End (2–0) there were away defeats at Notts County (4–1) and Birmingham City (3–1). On Christmas Day winger Terry Woodgate was the hero when scoring a hat-trick in the 3–1 home win against Leeds United.

The FA Cup saw a narrow 2–1 home win against Cardiff City, but there was no joy in the next round as the Hammers lost 1–0 away at Stoke City. Robinson then went on a scoring spree, scoring nine goals in seven games, but in that spell the only victory was the 4–2 home win against Barnsley. As the season came to a close there was one notable win as the Hammers won 1–0 away to champions elect Preston North End. A mid-table finish of thirteenth was achieved, being an improvement from the previous season. During the campaign Frank O’Farrell, who had been at the club since 1948, made his debut and Malcolm Allison was signed – both were to have an impact in the years to come.

8 August 1950

PHIL PARKES (1979-1990) Born this day Sedgley, West Midlands

 

Great in deeds and stature. His £565,000 transfer from Queens Park Rangers in February 1979 broke the existing record between English clubs for a goalkeeper. Had already made over 400 League appearances before his arrival at Upton Park, 52 of them with his first club, Walsall. Made his Hammers debut v. Oldham Athletic in a Second Division 3-0 victory at Upton Park on the 24 February 1979. His fine displays in the promotion season of 1980-81 were a big factor in West Ham's return to the top flight. A full international, Phil had 20 "shut-outs " in 42 League and 10 Cup games in the team that gained third place in the First Division in 1985-86. An elbow infection, which took a long time to heal, cost "Eric" his No. 1 jersey and was unable to reclaim it with Tom McAlister in such fine form. Tom also in turn lost his place with the signing of Allen McKnight for the 1988-89 season, but Phil returned to the First team against Charlton Athletic, much to the delight of the Upton Park faithful, in a Fifth Round F.A. Cup tie at Selhurst Park, after McKnight had some "McNightmare" games. Finally called it a day with the signing of the Czechoslovakian World Cup goalkeeper Ludek Miklosko in February 1990. Transferred to Ipswich Town in the Summer of 1990 to team up with ex-Hammers manager John Lyall. Later joined as goal-keeping coach with Alan Devonshire's Maidenhead United.

17 August 1950

 

STAN JOHNS signs for the Hammers from SOUTH LIVERPOOL

PARKES Phil

24 August 1950

GRAHAM PADDON (1973-1976) Born this day Manchester

 

Signed from Norwich City as part of an exchange deal that resulted in Ted MacDougall going in the opposite direction, this fine midfield man was a great success at Upton Park. Made his First Team debut in the home fixture against Manchester City 8 December 1973 which ended 2-1 in Hammers favour. Originally bought from Coventry City for £25,000 by the Canaries, he was valued at £170,000 in the transaction which took him to Upton Park. Winner of an F.A. Cup Winners medal in 1975, and a European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up medal the following year, he returned to Carrow Road to play out the remainder of his career with Norwich City. Appointed Youth Team coach at Fratton Park Portsmouth before moving on to Stoke City as assistant to Alan Ball in October 1989. Returned to Portsmouth as Jim Smith’s number two in the spring of 1991. In March 1995 Paddon worked as a scout for Derby County, again under Smith.

Ted Fenton and his players travelled to the Belle Vue Ground, Doncaster, where the Rovers inflicted a 3-0 defeat on the visitors to record their opening win of the campaign and Hammers first defeat.

In an evenly contested game Gerry Gazzard finished off a seven-man move when he rounded the Luton Town custodian to open the score at Kenilworth Road. The Hatters equalised just before half-time, put us under a lot of pressure, but were foiled by Ernie Gregory's fine goalkeeping. In turn, Hughes in the home goal earned a point for his side by stopping Ken Tucker's final dash for victory as both teams shared the points

5 September 1950

TONY CARR Born this day Bow, London

 

Former Director of Youth Development at the West Ham United football club's youth academy and is recognised as one of the most influential figures in English football. A former graduate of the academy himself, whose footballing career was cut short by injury, he joined the club's staff as a youth coach in 1973. Since then in his tenure as director, as of 2010, Carr is credited with producing talent which has earned an estimated £80 million in transfer fees for the club, while the 23-man England squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup contained no less than seven players trained by Carr – Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and John Terry.

13 September 1950

PAT HOLLAND (1969-1981) Born this day Poplar, London

 

Pat Holland member of the Hammers team which won the 1975 FA Cup, then reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup the following year was born on this day in 1950. The Poplar-born winger scored in that game as West Ham went down to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Belgian outfit Anderlecht. Other than a brief loan spell with Bournemouth at the start of his career, Holland played his Football exclusively with the Hammers, appearing 296 times for the Club throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. A knee injury sustained in 1981 ended his first team playing career, and he moved into coaching, holding roles at Queens Park Rangers, Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur, before returning to Brisbane Road to manage the O's in 1995. His spell was not a success, as Orient finished his only full season in the lower reaches of Division Three and he was sacked in the autumn of 1996. He subsequently went on to coach at Millwall, Milton Keynes Dons and Arsenal.

After wins on successive Saturdays against two of the leading teams in the Second Division promotion race, fhe Hammers travelled to the Oakwell Stadium to play Barnsley also were at the time another of the pacesetters in the division, being in fourth place, but they too proved no match for Ted Fenton's rejuvenated side. In a keenly fought game the Hammers won 2-1 and moved up into 10th place in the table. The goals were scored by winger Terry Woodgate and centre-forward Bill Robinson. The Tykes were awarded a penalty near the end but goalkeeper Ernie Gregory turned hero as he flung himself at the spot-kick with the result that the ball cannoned off him and over the bar.

TOMMY SOUTHREN, VIC NIBLETT, FRANK O’FARRELL and BILL NELSON all make their Hammers debut against COLCHESTER UNITED at Upton Park

3 October 1950

 

BILL NELSON signs Professional forms

After three successive wins against a trio of the pacesetters in the Second Division, the Hammers entertained Sheffield United at the Boleyn Ground on this date. The Blades were two thirds down the table and the previous season had missed promotion to Division One by the narrowest of margins, losing out on goal-average. But they hit form ot Upton Park that afternoon and won 5-3. Dogged by a certain amount of misfortune, Ted Fenton's side conceded two own-goals through full-back Ernie Devlin. Hammers centre-forward Bill Robinson must have had a mixed bag of emotions because despite scoring a hat-trick he still ended up on the losing side.

Queens Park Rangers were the visitors to Upton Park, With five minutes to go the Hammers were leading 2-1 but any early leavers must have been surprised when they got home to hear that Fenton's side had scored twice more in the closing minutes to make the victory look far more respectable at 4-1

18 October 1950

 

PETER GROTIER (1969-1974) Born this day Stratford, London

 

Goalkeeper Grotier made his Hammers debut in the 0-1 defeat by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on the 19 April 1969. Mainly used as an understudy to Bobby Ferguson, however he was a strong contender for the No.1 green jersey having made 54 appearances in five seasons. So great was the impression this capable goalkeeper made when he transferred on loan to Lincoln City that the Imps fans whipped round to raise the £16,666 necessary for his permanent transfer! he had earlier been loaned to Cardiff City before moving to Sincil Bank. As reserve-team coach at Grimsby Town he made a sensational return between the sticks when he turned out for the Mariners' home F.A. Cup-tie against Watford in 1986 - at the age of 36. He also had a spell as caretaker manager.

No floodlights, so it was a 2.45 p.m. kick-off v. Coventry City in the Second Division game at Upton Park. The Midlanders were not the "Sky Blues" in those days - they wore just a straightforward blue-and-white-stripes kit. Veteran custodian Alf Wood and Ken Chisholm (signed from Leicester City) were two of the City stars, but the visiting 'keeper was outshone by Ernie Gregory in the Hammers' goal. Ernie played a great part in the 3-2 victory, which came at the end of a really thrilling encounter, two goals by Garry Gazzard and another by Derek Parker saw the Hammers gain both points and sent Coventry packing.

The Hammers were the visitors to Maine Road to play Manchester City on this date in 1950 The home side’s goalkeeper was in the earliest days of his lengthy career with City. Bert Trautmann, a former German P.O.W., and the ‘keeper on this occasion had helped his colleagues to a 2-0 victory. A goal in each half did the trick, although Bill Robinson went close with a header against the bar.

5 November 1950

 

JIMMY NEIGHBOUR (1979-1983) Born this day Chingford, Essex

 

Neighbour joined Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice in November 1968. He made his senior debut for the Lilywhites against Stoke City at White Hart Lane in October 1970. The highlight of his 156 appearances for Spurs was winning a Football League Cup winners medel in 1971. Neighbour was a winger who was not always given the credit he deserved. The experienced professional had transferred to Norwich City in September 1976 for £75,000 before joining the Hammers from the Carrow Road club on the 12 September 1979 for a £140,000 fee. Made his Second Division League debut against Sunderland in a 2-0 victory at Upton Park on the 15 September 1979. The League Cup also provided  the winger with his defining moment in a West Ham shirt as he scored the deciding goal that clinched a League Cup Final appearance for the club in 1981. After leaving West Ham he turned out a couple of times for the Isthmian League side Cheshunt in the 1984-85 season, This concluded with him hanging up his playing boots to embark on his coaching and mangerial career. In the late 1980s he returned to the Boleyn Ground as Youth Development Officer. Not long after he was on the move again, this time as Doncaster Rovers’ assisatnt manager and subsequently as manager of Isthmian League amateur side St. Albans City.

A poor afternoon weather-wise, but a good one for the Hammers who defeated Preston North End by 2-0 in a Second Division fixture. Our match report was enthusiastic about the Hammers' performance, making particular mention of Ernie Gregory's goalkeeping which materially assisted us in collecting a welcome win with goals by Gerry Gazzard and Bill Robinson which sealed the victory.

Transport delays (they were not uncommon in those days) were responsible for our party not arriving at the Meadow Lane Ground until 20 minutes before kick-off. This did not prevent the Hammers taking the lead with a Terry Woodgate goal 19 minutes after the start. But after that the tide flowed the other way; Tommy Lawton equalised two minutes later, and although we were level at the interval Notts County netted three in the second half to win comfortably. Jackie Sewell broke County's individual scoring record with his goal, Lawton and Evans getting the other two. A point of interest was that Tommy Moroney did not play in this game, as we released him to gain his ninth cap for Eire who were play¬ing Norway in Dublin in a friendly the following day.

26 November 1950

TOMMY MORONEY 9th REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap

NORWAY International Friendly Dalymount Park, Dublin  2-2

30 November 1950

 

ERIC PARSON joins CHELSEA for a record Stamford Bridge fee of £23,000

An outside forward and Hammers crowd favourite whose blistering pace earned him the nickname "the Rabbit".

He had played 101 games for West Ham and scored 35 goals.  

A 2.15 p.m. kick-off against Grimsby Town in a Division Two match at Upton Park. Jimmy Barrett, Jr., got our winning goal near the end. Bill Robinson had earlier equalised the Fishermen's counter.

8 December 1950

 

DAVID CROSS (1977-1982) Born this day Heywood, Lancashire

 

Signed from West Bromwich Albion for the then record fee of £180,000 on 9th December 1977; he made his League debut for Hammers a week later - against his old club in a 0-1 defeat at The Hawthorns on the 17 December. Nicknamed "Psycho" by the fans. Formerly with Rochdale, Norwich City and Coventry City before going to the Hawthorns, he proved to be one of West Ham's best-ever buys, scoring regularly in the First and Second Divisions. After leaving West Ham, Dave had spells with Manchester City and Oldham Athletic and was back with West Bromwich Albion in 1985-86 season. He went on to play for Manchester City, Oldham Athletic and spent the summers of 1983 and 1984 with Vancouver Whitecaps (46 appearances 29 goals) before rejoining West Brom for the 1984–85 season. He signed for Bolton Wanderers in 1985–86, but a fractured skull helped to end his playing career in England apart from a brief unsuccessful loan spell at Bury at the end of the campaign. He then had a brief spell with Aris Limassol of Cyprus. After retirement, Cross spent nine years in the insurance industry, and scouted for Watford. Joined Oldham Athletic on the coaching staff before moving up to assistant manager to Iain Dowie in 2002. He later became a scout for West Ham and also worked on opposition analysis for Blackburn Rovers, leaving the post in 2016.

Birmingham City recorded their lowest attendance of the season to date when we visited the St. Andrew's Ground. However, 18,180 was a pretty good turnout for a Second Division fixture. City won 3-1, after leading 2-1 at half-time. Our scorer was Bill Robinson, who netted 26 by the end of the season.

 

Following their 1-3 defeat at Birmingham on the previous Saturday, our Second Division side had another away fixture. This time it produced a more pleasing result, and we won 2-1 at Boothferry Park. Terry Woodgate drove in our first goal and Billy Robinson made it two-nil before Burbanks netted with 17 mins. to go. With this result we registered 23 points from 21 matches.

22 December 1950

 

BILL GREEN (1976-1978) Born this day Newcastle-upon-Tyne

 

A £100,000 signing from Carlisle United who had a promising First Division career badly disrupted by injuries. A giant centre-half, he joined the Brunton Park club from unfashionable Hartlepool and played a major role in the Cumbrians' promotion to Division One in 1974. Made his Hammers debut against Aston Villa at Villa Park on the 21 August 1976. The unlucky Geordie was sold to Peterborough United for £90,000 in 1978 and later played for Chesterfield and Doncaster Rovers. Green enjoyed a spell at Scunthorpe United as Manager until his shock sacking in January 1993, later managing non-league Buxton between 1994 and 1996. He was the chief European Scout at Wigan Athletic and worked in a similar role at Derby County, alongside former Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough before being sacked in March 2009. He was the European Scout at Bolton Wanderers in the 2009-10 season and worked as part of Owen Coyle's scouting team at the Reebok Stadium before moving onto Southampton. In November 2010, and after just six months with the Saints he was one of two new arrivals at Leicester City as part of Sven-Goran Eriksson new look staff at the Walkers Stadium.

Hardly an occasion over which to exult, as evinced by the brief summary in a subsequent match programme. The Hammers and Doncaster Rovers began with the score at 0-0, and 90 minutes later it was the same stalemate. We should have made sure of the points early on, but ended by being grateful to our defenders for salvaging a point.

Footballers had a lot to do at Christmas around this period in the clubs history. We played Doncaster Rovers on the Saturday and Leeds United on the Monday (both at Upton Park), then journeyed north to meet United on Boxing Day - three matches in a little over 72 hours. Goalkeeper Ernie Gregory would have had good reason to recall that Christmas Day, as he played well in our 3-1 victory, but received a knee-injury. Terry Woodgate was Hammers' "man-of-the-match," being credited with a hat-trick; two were from corner-kicks and the third rounded off a good movement. Legendary John Charles scored for Leeds, who won 2-0 the following day at Elland Road.

GREEN Bill PADDON Graham CARR Tony & Steve HOLLAND Pat & Steve CARR Tony GROTIER Peter HOLLAND Pat NEIGHBOUR Jimmy JOHNS Stan NELSON Bill GROTIER Peter & Steve PARSONS Eric CROSS David CROSS David & Steve