A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

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1953-54 Metropolitan League 'B'

Team Manager: Albert Walker

HORSHAM : Metropolitan League

Queen Street

3 - 2 (Wragg 3)

22 August 1953

Davis A.

Ling J.

Armstrong

Leach

Nelson A.

Standley T.

Burdon

Singleton

Wragg

Morris

Crookbain K.

GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Stonebridge Road

0 - 1

26 August 1953

Davis A.

Ling J.

Armstrong

Billington D.

Nelson A.

Standley T.

Lill M.

Johnstone

Blackburn

Singleton

Gunning

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kingsway

5 - 4 (Figg 3, Burdon, Johnstone)

29 August 1953

Davis A.

Ling J.

Armstrong

Leach

Nelson A.

Standley T.

Figg B.

Johnstone

Chapman

Singleton

Burdon

Figg B.

HASTINGS UNITED : Metropolitan League

Pilot Field

1 - 5 (Figg)

5 September 1953

Rhodes B.

Ling J.

Armstrong

Billington D.

Nelson A.

Standley T.

Figg B.

Johnstone

Chapman

Newman C.

Lill M.

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League League Cup (First Round)

Angel Ground

1 - 5 (Figg)

9 September 1953

Rhodes B.

Ling J.

Bond

Armstrong

Nelson A.

McGowan

Figg B.

Johnstone

Wragg

Matthews

Crookbain K.

GUILDFORD CITY : Metropolitan League

Joseph's Road

1 - 1 (Arnott)

12 September 1953

Bell K.

Ling J.

Cooper

Leach B.

Eirera

Lill M.

Figg

Blackburn

Arnott

Billington

Burdon

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Watling Street

0 - 2

16 September 1953

Clish

Ling J.

Armstrong

Dipper

Nelson A.

Lill M.

Figg

Hargreaves

Blackburn

Matthews

Noakes

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road

2 - 4 (Kenny, Standley)

3 October 1953

Bell K.

Ling J.

Hayward J.

Standley T.

Ruark T.

Stratford K.

Burdon

Leach B.

Arnott J.

Kenny J.

Savill L.

SOUTHWICK : Metropolitan League

Old Barn Way

1 - 4 (Savill)

10 October 1953

Clish

Ling J.

Hayward J.

Standley T.

Ruark T.

Stratford K.

Lill M.

Leach B.

Arnott J.

Kenny J.

Savill L.

HASTINGS UNITED Reserves : Metropolitan League

Pilot Field

1 - 8 (Arnott  or  Robinson}

14 October 1953

Rhodes B.

Pilgrim N.

Hayward J.

Standley T.

Ruark T.

Armstrong

Lill M.

Matthews

Arnott J.

Kenny J.

Foreman S.

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Angel Ground

3 - 1 (Arnott, Burdon, Lill)

17 October 1953

Clish

Ling J.

Hayward J.

Standley T.

Ruark T.

Stratford K.

Lill M.

Leach B

.Arnott J.

Armstrong

Burdon

GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Stonebridge Road

5 - 1 (Clark 2, Stanton 2, Arnott)

24 October 1953

Clish

Nelson W.

Cooper

Johnston

Nelson A.

Belcher

Wragg D.

Arnott J.

Clark R.

Armstrong

Stanton J.

SOUTHWICK : Metropolitan League

Old Barn Way

1 - 1 (Kent)

31 October 1953

Webb R.

Ling J.

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Robinson

Stratford K.

Lill M.

Leach B.

Clark B.

Armstrong

Kent R.

HEADINGTON UNITED : Metropolitan League

Manor Ground

4 - 0 (Goalscorers unknown)

7 November 1953

Webb R.

Ling J.

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Ruark T.

Stratford K.

Kemp

Leach B.

Blackburn

Armstrong

Lill

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Joseph's Road

0 - 2

14 November 1953

Webb R.

Honass K.

Hayward T.

Stolterfoht N.

Ruark T.

Standley T.

Robinson

Leach B.

Arnott

Armstrong

Burdon

LUTON TOWN : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

3 - 3 (Arnott, Armstrong, Gunning)

28 November 1953

Webb R.

Honass K.

Ruark T.

Stolterfoht N.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Figg B.

Leach B.

Arnott

Armstrong

Gunning

GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET RESERVES : Metropolitan Pro Cup (Second Round)

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

2 - 1 (Arnott, Leach)

12 December 1953

Webb R.

Ruark T.

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Chapman

Leach B.

Arnott

Matthews

Gunning

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League

Cheshunt

1 - 3 (Stratford)

19 December 1953

Webb R.

Ling J.

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Ruark T.

Stratford K.

Lill M.

Leach B.

Chapman

Matthews

Burdon

CHELSEA : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

1 - 1 (Figg)

26 December 1953

Webb R.

Ling J.

Ruark T.

Lill M.

Nelson A.

Hayward T.

Figg B.

Leach B.

Arnott

Belcher

Burdon

HAYWARDS HEATH : Metropolitan League

Hanbury Park

0 - 2

2 January 1954

Lineup unknown

NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

2 - 2 (Armstrong 2)

9 January 1954

Webb R.

Ling J.

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Lill M.

Leach B.

Armstrong

Best A.

Burdon

Gravesend & Northfleet : Metropolitan Pro Cup (Second Round Replay)

 

Stonebridge Road

13 January 1954

VICKERS : Metropolitan League

Oakwood

3 - 1 (Goalscoerers unknown)

23 January 1954

Lineup unknown

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

0 - 3

6 February 1954

Webb R.

Ling J.

Ruark T.

Standley T.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Burdon

Scott L.

Arnott

Armstrong

Buck L.

NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Ground

2 - 3 (Goalscorers unknown)

13 February 1954

Webb R.

Hayward T.

Ruark T.

Standley T.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Wragg D.

Scott L.

Arnott

Clark B.

Matthews

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

1 - 0 (Unknown)

20 February 1954

Lineup unknown

VICKERS : Metropolitan League

Oakwood

4 - 1 (Arnott 3, Scott)

27 February 1954

Boyce K.

Arnstrong

Ruark T.

Standley T.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Burdon

Scott L.

Arnott

Neville D.

Wright J.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Metropolitan League

Goldstone Ground

1 - 2 (Robinson [pen])

6 March 1954

Webb R.

Ling J.

Ruark T.

Taylor J.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Lill M.

Scott J.

Arnott

Armstrong

Robinson

WINDSOR & ETON : Metropolitan League

Stag Meadow

4 - 4 (Gunning, Lill, Matthews, Standley)

13 March 1954

Davis D.

Ling J.

Johnston

Standley T.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Wragg D.

Matthews

Arnott

Lill M.

Gunning H.

GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET : Metropolitan Pro Cup (Second Round Replay)

Stonebridge Road

0 - 1

15 March 1954

Webb R.

Ling J.

Ruark T.

Taylor J.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Burdon

Lill M.

Chapman

Gunning H.

Robinson

WINDSOR & ETON : Metropolitan League

Stag Meadow

2 - 5 (Arnott, Clark)

20 March 1954

Webb R.

Standley T.

Fallon P.

Stratford K.

Ruark T.

Kent J.

Burdon

Scott L.

Clark B.

Arnott

Foreman S.

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kingsway

4 - 3 (Arnott 2, Robinson, [og])

27 March 1954

Webb R.

Ruark T.

Hayward T.

Swan R.

Nelson A.

Stratford K.

Burdon

Scott J.

Arnott

Munday J.

Robinson

HEADINGTON UNITED : Metropolitan League

Glebe Road, Dagenham

1 - 3 (Leach)

3 April 1954

Webb R.

Ling J.

Ruark T.

Hayward T.

Swan R.

Startford K.

Leach B.

Scott J.

Arnott

Munday J.

Clark

LUTON TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kenilworth Road

0 - 2

12 April 1954

Lineup unknown

HORSHAM : Metropolitan League

Queen Street

1 - 2 (Burdon)

16 April 1854

Webb R.

Swan R.

Hayward T.

Taylor J.

Nelson A.

Kent J.

Burdon

Scott J.

Leach B.

Best J.

Robonson

HAYWARDS HEATH : Metropolitan League

Hanbury Park

1 - 2 (Standley)

17 April 1954

Webb R.

Armstrong

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Swan R.

Taylor J.

Burdon

Scott J.

Clark B.

Wragg D.

Wright J.

1952-53 Metro 1954-55 Metro Season 1953-54

The Metropolitan League is now in its fifth season. Four new clubs joined the league prior to the start of the season Chelsea 'A', Dartford Reserves, Guildford City Reserves and Gravesend & Northfleet Reserves. Two clubs resigned at the end of last season; Callender Athletic and Twickenham FC who joined the Parthenon League.

53_12_05 Gravesend v. WHU MLC2

Stonebrideg Road

3 - 3 (Matthews 2, Arnott)

5 December 1953

Webb

Honass

Ruark

Standley

Nelson A.

Stratford

Matthews

Leach

Arnott

Blackburn

Gunning

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

MATCH POSTPONED

Pitch unfit : rearranged for 15 March 1954

CHELSEA : Metropolitan League

Stamford Bridge

0 - 1

21 April 1954

Webb R.

Ling J.

Hayward T.

Standley T.

Lansdowne W.

Stratford K.

Burdon

Armstrong

Clark B.

Munday J.

Lill M.

53_08_26 Gravesend & Northfleet v. WHU Metro 53_09_09 Tonbridge v. WHU Metro 53_09_12 Guildford City v. WHU Metro 53_11_07 Headington United v. WHU Metro 54_03_20 Windsor & Eton v. WHU Metro 54_04_12 Luton Town v. WHU Metro 54_04_16 Horsham v. WHU Metro 54_04_17 Haywards Heath v. WHU Metro

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54_03_13 Windsor & Eton v. WHU Metro