A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1953-54 Football Combination

For the second successive season our Reserves open their Football Combination programme with a home match. Unlike the format in the previous campaign where Cup games were played after the League fixtures had taken place. The playing of the Cup competition this season has been reversed to avoid such hasty arranging of Semi-Finals and Final as was necessary in 1952-53.

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination Cup

MILLWALL : Football Combination Cup

READING : Football Combination Cup

FULHAM : Football Combination Cup

LEYTON ORIENT : Football Combination Cup

MILLWALL : Football Combination Cup

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination Cup

FULHAM : Football Combination Cup

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination Cup

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination Cup

READING : Football Combination Cup

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

LEYTON ORIENT : Football Combination Cup

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination Cup

ARSENAL : Football Combination

CHELSEA : Football Combination

MILLWALL : London Challenge Cup (Second Round)

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READING : Football Combination

CHELSEA : London Challenge Cup (Semi-Final)

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

Fratton Park

2 - 4 (Hooper 2)

29 August 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Hooper

Barrett

Kearns

Foan

Tucker

The Den

0 - 1

31 August 1953

Taylor

Devlin

Kinsell

Bing

Brown

McGowan

Woodgate

Matthews

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Elm Park

1 - 0 (Kearns)

5 September 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Bing

Brown

Malcolm

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Upton Park

9 - 1 (Kearns 4, Foan 2, Gazzard 2, Malcolm)

7 September 1953

Taylor

Devlin

Kinsell

Malcolm

Walker

Bing

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Gazzard, Kearns, Tucker, Woodgate)

12 September 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Woodgate

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Tucker 2, Gazzard, Kearns)

19 September 1953

Taylor

Devlin

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Woodgate

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Tucker [pen])

21 September 1953

Chiswick

Devlin

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Chapman

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Craven Cottage

1 - 3 (Matthews)

23 September 1953

Chiswick

Devlin

Kinsell

Bing

Walker

McGowan

Chapman

Foan

Kearns

Matthews

Gunning

Recreation Ground

1 - 1 (Woodgate)

26 September 1953

Taylor

Devlin

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Woodgate

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Musgrove

Upton Park

7 - 0 (Gazzard 3, Kearns 2, Foan, Woodgate)

28 September 1953

Chiswick

Devlin

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Woodgate

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Musgrove

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Woodgate 2)

3 October 1953

Taylor

Devlin

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Foan

Barrett

Kearns

Gazzard

Woodgate

Shepards Bush

2 - 1 (Foan, Kearns)

8 October 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Barrett

Kearns

Gazzard

Foan

Brisbane Road

4 - 2 (Barrett, Gazzard, Hooper, Woodgate)

10 October 1953

Taylor

Bond

Cooper

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Barrett

Kearns

Gazzard

Woodgate

The Valley

1 - 1 (Hooper)

15 October 1953

Clish

Bond

Cooper

Bing

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Barrett

Kearns

Matthews

Gazzard

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Kearns)

17 October 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Walker

Bing

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Woodgate

Stamford Bridge

2 - 1 (Hooper, Tucker)

24 October 1953

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Hooper

Woodgate

Kearns

Foan

Tucker

Upton Park

7 - 2 (Hooper 3, Kearns 3, Foan)

27 October 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Walker

Bing

Hooper

Woodgate

Kearns

Foan

Tucker

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Hooper)

31 October 1953

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Walker

Bing

Hooper

Woodgate

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Stamford Bridge

0 - 1

2 November 1953

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

Portman Road

4 - 2 (Foan, Gazzard, Hooper, Kinsell)

7 November 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Foan

Dixon

Gazzard

Tucker

First competative Floodlight game at Upton Park

53_08_24 WHU v. Charlton Athletic FCC 01

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination Cup

Upton Park

7 - 0 (Barrett 2, Hooper 2, Foan, Malcolm, Woodgate)

24 August 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Walker

Bing

Woodgate

Barrett

Hooper

Foan

Gunning

 

53_08_29 Portsmouth v. WHU Reserves 53_08_31 Millwall v. WHU FCC Reserves 53_09_05 Reading v. WHU Reserves 53_09_07 WHU v. Fulham FCC Reserves 01 53_09_12 WHU v. Leyton Orient FCC Reserves 01 53_09_19 WHU v. Millwall Reserves 01 53_09_21 WHU v. Portsmouth FCC Reserves 01 53_09_26 Aldershot v. WHU FCC Reserves 53_09_28 WHU v. Aldershot FCC Reserves 01 53_10_03 WHU v. Reading FCC Reserves 01 53_10_08 QPR v. WHU LCC 53_10_10 Leyton Orient v. WHU FCC Reserves 53_10_17 WHU v. Arsenal Reserves 01 53_10_24 Chelsea v. WHU Reserves 53_10_27 WHU v. Millwall LFA2 01 53_10_31 WHU v. Reading Reserves 01 53_11_02 Chelsea v. WHU LCC Semi-Final

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination Cup (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Foan 2, Hooper)

9 November 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

BOURNEMOUTH & BOSCOMBE ATHLETIC : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 0 ([og])

14 November 1953

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Foan

Dixon

Gazzard

Woodgate

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination Cup (Final)

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Hooper 2, Kearns, Tucker)

16 November 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

Fratton Park

1 - 2 (Foan)

21 November 1953

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Gazzard, Hooper [pen])

28 November 1953

Chiswick

Bond

Devlin

Bing

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Foan

Hogg

Gazzard

Andrews

MILLWALL : Football Combination

The Den

0 - 2

5 December 1953

Taylor

Nelson W.

Devlin

Bing

Brown

McGowan

Hooper

Foan

Dixon

Gazzard

Andrews

LUTON TOWN : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Hooper)

12 December 1953

Chiswick

Nelson W.

Devlin

McGowan

Brown

O'Farrell

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Kearns 4, Gazzard, Hooper)

19 December 1953

Taylor

Nelson W.

Kinsell

Parker

Walker

O'Farrell

Hooper

Foan

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Tucker 2 [1 pen], Barrett, Kearns)

26 December 1953

Chiswick

Nelson W.

Kinsell

Parker

Brown

O'Farrell

Woodgate

Barrett

Kearns

Gazzard

Tucker

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination

The Valley

4 - 0 (Kearns 2, Southren 2)

28 December 1953

Chiswick

Nelson W.

Cooper

Parker

Brown

Noakes

Southren

Barrett

Kearns

Gazzard

Musgrove

53_11_07 Ipswich Town v. WHU Reserves 53_11_09 WHU v. Leicester City FCC Semi-Final 01 53_11_14 WHU v. Bournemouth Reserves 01 53_11_16 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur FCC Final 01 53_11_21 Portsmouth v. WHU Reserves 53_11_28 WHU v. Cardiff City Reserves 01 53_12_05 Millwall v. WHU Reserves 53_12_12 WHU v. Luton Town Reserves 01 53_12_19 WHU v. Plymouth Arygle Reserves 01 53_12_26 WHU v. Charlton Athletic Reserves 01 54_01_02 Charlton v. WHU Reserves

Manager:

53_10_15 Charlton Athletic v. WHU FCC