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1952-53 Metropolitan League 'B'

Manager: Albert Walker

WINDSOR & ETON : Metropolitan League

Stag Meadow

0 - 3

23 August 1952

Line-up unknown

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 'B' : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 2 (Hooper, Ricard)

30 August 1952

Turner A.

Ling J.

Monk P.

Swan R.

Nelson A.

Noakes

Hooper

Ricard J.

Cantwell

Mathews

Stanley W.

CALLENDERS ATHLETIC : Metropolitan League

Erith

2 - 1 (Cantwell, Mathews)

3 September 1952

Turner A.

Chapman

Armstrong

Swan R.

Robinson

Waters R.

Bing

Yardley H.

Cantwell

Mathews

Stanley W.

HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Pilot Field

0 - 1

6 September 1952

Morhen C.

Billington D.

Nelson W.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Salt K.

Ricard J.

Haynes J.

Mathews

Stanley W.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 'B' : Metropolitan League

Cheshunt

2 - 1 (Stanley, [og] )

11 September 1952

Turner

Chapman

Nelson W.

Armstrong

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Bing

Yardley H.

Haynes J.

Mathews

Stanley W.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 'A' : Metropolitan League

Goldstone Ground

1 - 5 (unknown)

13 September 1952

Line-up unknown

WOODFORD TOWN : FAYC (First Round)

Woodford

2 - 2 (Mansfield, Mathews)

20 September 1952

Turner A.

Ling J.

Cooper

Swan R.

Nelson A.

Bridge P.

Beisser R.

Burdon

Mansfield D.

Mathews

Marshall T.

NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Upton Park

6 - 0 (Gregory 5, Noakes)

27 September 1952

Morhen C.

Nelson W.

Marks R.

Swan R.

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Ricard J.

Mansfield D.

Gregory

Stanley W.

SOUTHWICK : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

1 - 1 (Stanley)

4 October 1952

Morhen C.

Ling J.

Marks R.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Billington D.

Ricard J.

Mansfield D.

Mathews

Stanley W.

WOODFORD TOWN : FA Youth Cup (First Round Replay)

Glebe Road

6 - 3 Mansfield 5, Mathews) aet : 3-3 at 90 mins

11 October 1952

Morhen C.

Ling J.

Cooper

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Hayward T.

Lill D.

Burdon

Mansfield J.

Mathews

Elderford J.

NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Ground

3 - 4 (Gregory 2, Stanley)

18 October 1952

Morhen C.

Ling J.

Cooper

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Malcolm

Ricard J.

Gregory

Mathews

Stanley W.

LUTON TOWN : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 2 (Frensham 2)

25 October 1952

Morhen C.

Ling J.

Marks R.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Billington D.

Frensham E.

Cooper K.

Mathews

Stanley W.

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kingsway

2 - 3 (Cooper, Stanley)

1 November 1952

Morhen C.

Brown G.

Marks R.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Ling J.

Ricard J.

Cooper K.

Frensham E.

Stanley W.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : FA Youth Cup (Second Round)

Cheshunt

1 - 3 (Unknown)

8 November 1952

Turner A.

Ling J.

Cooper

Swan R.

Nelson A.

Hayward T.

Burdon

White J.

Mansfield R.

Mathews

Elderford J.

HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Bexleyheath & Welling FC

4 - 2 (Mansfield 3, Burdon)

15 November 1952

Turner A.

Ling J.

Marks R.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Burdon

Ricard J.

Mansfield D.

Mathews

Stanley W.

HEADINGTON UNITED : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 5 (Ricard, Stanley)

22 November 1952

Turner A.

Ling J.

Monk P.

Cox F.

Marks R.

Nelson A.

Burdon

Ricard J.

Mansfield D.

Waters R.

Stanley W.

HAYWARDS HEATH : Metropolitan League

Hanbury Park

1 - 1 (Stanley)

29 November 1952

Acreman G.

Ling J.

Hayward J.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Burdon

Ricard J.

White J.

Mathews

Stanley W.

LUTON TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kenilworth Road

2 - 4 (Clarke, Fisher)

6 December 1952

Acreman G.

Ling J.

Hayward J.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Fisher B.

Frensham E.

Clarke J.

Mansfield D.

Jacobs P.

TWICKENHAM : Metropolitan League

Beveree

4 - 1 (Stanley 3, White)

13 December 1952

Acreman G.

Ling J.

Hayward J.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Burdon

Belcher

White J.

Mathews

Stanley W.

TONBRIDGE : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

1 - 4 (Unknown)

20 December 1952

Line-up unknown

CALLENDERS ATHLETIC : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

4 - 1 (White 2, Frensham, Stanley)

3 January 1953

Line-up unknown

NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Ground

0 - 8

10 January 1953

Line-up unknown

HAYWARDS HEATH : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 3 (Unknown)

17 January 1953

Line-up unknown

VICKERS : Metropolitan League

Oakwood

0 - 0

24 January 1953

Line-up unknown

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

1 - 0 (Hooper)

31 January 1953

Acreman G.

Ling J.

Cooper

Malcolm

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Hooper

White J.

Dixon

Mathews

Stanley W.

VICKERS : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

3 - 0 (Noakes, Westwood, 1 unknown)

14 February 1953

Acreman G.

Ling J.

Nelson W.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

White J.

Westwood J.

Noakes

Belcher

Billington D.

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Angel Ground

1 - 2 (Noakes)

21 February 1953

Acreman G.

Ling J.

Chapman

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Billington D.

Petchey

Noakes

Mathews

Stanton G.

TWICKENHAM : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 1 (Unknown)

28 February 1953

Line-up unknown

HORSHAM : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 2 (Unknown)

14 March 1953

Line-up unknown

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (Semi-Final)

Angel Ground

0 - 2

21 March 1953

Turner A.

Ling J.

Nelson W.

Cox F.

Nelson A.

Waters R.

Chapman

Hawkins

Noakes

Mathews

Stanton R

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 'A' : Metropolitan League

Goldstone Ground

1 - 2 (Mathews)

28 March 1953

Turner A.

Billington D.

Nelson W.

Cox F.

Stanley T.

Waters R.

Burdon

Woodward J.

Noakes

Mathews

Gunning

HORSHAM : Metropolitan League

Queen Street

1 -3 (Unknown)

6 April 1953

Line-up unknown

SOUTHWICK : Metropolitan League

Old Barn Way

3 - 2 (Burdon, Johnson, Malcolm)

11 April 1953

Watkins G.

Ling J.

Billington D.

Belcher

Ruark J.

Noakes

Malcolm

Johnson

Burdon

Mathews

Gunning

HEADINGTON UNITED : Metropolitan League

Manor Ground

0 - 0

29 April 1953

Line-up unknown

WINDSOR & ETON : Metropolitan League

Stag Meadow

3 - 9 (Unknown)

2 May 1953

Line-up unknown

1953-54 Metro Season 1952-53

The Metropolitan League is now in its fourth season. Millwall and Skyways FC both left the league at the end of the last campaign. West Ham United 'B' will be competiting in the compettion for the first time along with three new clubs. Haywards Heath (from the Sussex County League), Newbury Town and Southwick (from the Sussex County League)

The "B" Team played its first match in the Metrtolitan league, visiting Windsor and Eton, the attendance being 1,200. Our fourth-string was an all-amateur side, although we are allowed to include professional players should we so wish. Against a more experienced opposition our youngsters did well and with a little more thrust in the centre and on the wing would have ended with a more even result. As it was the dence had additional work thrust upon it, but nevertheless held on well, especially in the closing stages, and there was no disgrace in the 3-0 defeat, by a club which has a strong reputation in amateur soccer

52_08_30 WHU B v. Tottenham Hotspur Metro

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Double Header Programme with

West Ham United Reserves v. Plymouth Argyle

52_10_04 WHU B v. Southwick Metro 52_11_15 Bexleyheath & Welling v. WHU Metro

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This was a West Ham United HOME fixture against Hastings United Reserves which was played on the ground of Bexleyheath & Welling FC.

Welling FC

Minutes of Board meeting held November 11, 1952

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52_11_29 Haywards Heath v. WHU Metro

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53_02_21 Tonbridge Reserves v. WHU Metro

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53_03_21 Tonbridge v. WHU Metro Pro Semi-Final

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53_04_06 Horsham v. WHU Metro

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53_05_02 Windsor & Eton v. WHU Metro 53_01_03 WHU v. Callenders Athletic Metro 53_03_14 WHU v. Horsham Metro 52_09_11 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 52_10_11 WHU v. Woodford Town FAYC1R 52_11_22 WHU v. Headington United Metro 52_12_13 Twickenham v. WHU Metro