A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1954-55 Football Combination

MILLWALL : Football Combination Cup

FULHAM : Football Combination Cup

MILLWALL : Football Combination Cup

FULHAM : Football Combination Cup

READING : Football Combination Cup

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination Cup

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination Cup

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination Cup

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination Cup

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

LEYTON ORIENT : Football Combination Cup

LEYTON : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

LEYTON ORIENT : Football Combination Cup

READING : Football Combination Cup

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

LEYTON ORIENT : London Challenge Cup (Second Round)

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football Combination

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination Cup

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

FULHAM : London Challenge Cup (Semi-Final)

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SECOND-HALF

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Arnott, Southren)

21 August 1954

Taylor

Wright

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

O'Farrell

Southren

Foan

Arnott

Blackburn

Tucker

Craven Cottage

3 - 2 (Foan 2, Blackburn)

25 August 1954

Taylor

Wright

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

O'Farrell

Southren

Matthews

Blackburn

Foan

Tucker

The Den

1 - 2 (Blackburn)

28 August 1954

Taylor

Nelson W.

Kinsell

Malcolm

Walker

O'Farrell

Southren

Barrett

Blackburn

Foan

Tucker

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Barrett 2, Foan, Southren)

2 September 1954

Taylor

Nelson W.

Kinsell

Malcolm

Nelson A.

O'Farrell

Southren

Barrett

Blackburn

Foan

Tucker

Elm Park

3 - 3 (Blackburn, Musgrove, Parker)

4 September 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Hallas

Parker

Nelson A.

Bing

Southren

Matthews

Blackburn

Tucker

Musgrove

Recreation GRound

1 - 2 (Blackburn)

8 September 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Kinsell

Parker

Nelson A.

Bing

Southren

Matthews

Arnott

Blackburn

Tucker

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Arnott)

13 September 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Hallas

Parker

Walker

Bing

Musgrove

Barrett

Arnott

Blackburn

Tucker

The Valley

4 - 3 (Arnott, Blackburn, Musgrove, Southren)

18 September 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Nelson W.

Parker

Allison

Noakes

Southren

Barrett

Arnott

Blackburn

Musgrove

Fratton Park

1 - 2 (Noakes)

22 September 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Hallas

Parker

Walker

Bing

Musgrove

Matthews

Blackburn

Barrett

Noakes

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Blackburn, Parker)

27 September 1954

Gregory

Wright

Nelson W.

Parker

Walker

Noakes

Southren

Bing

Blackburn

Barrett

Musgrove

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Blackburn 2, Bing)

2 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Parker

Walker

Noakes

Southren

Barrett

Blackburn

Bing

Musgrove

The Hare & Hounds Ground

4 - 0 (Blackburn 2, Allison, Musgrove)

4 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Bing

Allison

Noakes

Southren

Parker

Blackburn

Barrett

Musgrove

Brisbane Road

3 - 1 (Barrett, Blackburn, Southren)

9 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Nelson W.

Bing

Allison

Noakes

Southren

Parker

Blackburn

Barrett

Musgrove

Upton Park

8 - 0 (Barrett 3, Musgrove 2, Dixon, Matthews, Southren)

11 October 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Cantwell

Parker

Nelson A.

Allison

Southren

Barrett

Dixon

Matthews

Musgrove

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Noakes)

16 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Allison

Nelson A.

Noakes

Southren

Parker

Blackburn

Barrett

Musgrove

Brisbane Road

4 - 2 (Barrett 3, Blackburn)

18 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Allison

Nelson A.

Noakes

Musgrove

Parker

Dixon

Barrett

Blackburn

St Andrews

2 - 5 (Barrett 2)

23 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Allison

Nelson A.

Noakes

Southren

Parker

Blackburn

Barrett

Musgrove

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Arnott, Bing, Matthews, Musgrove)

25 October 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Hallas

Allison

Nelson A.

Bing

Southren

Matthews

Arnott

Barrett

Musgrove

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Southren)

30 October 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Allison

Nelson A.

Noakes

Southren

Barrett

Blackburn

Matthews

Musgrove

Upton Park

9 - 1 (Barrett 3, Musgrove 3, Allison, Bing, Southren

1 November 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

BingNelson A.

Allison

Southren

Barrett

Blackburn

Parker

Musgrov

54_08_21 WHU v. Millwall Reserves 01 54_08_25 Fulham v. WHU FCC 54_08_28 Millwall v. WHU Reserves 54_09_02 WHU v. Fulham FCC 01 54_09_04 Reading v. WHU 54_09_08 Aldershot v. WHU Reserves 54_09_13 WHU v. Aldershot FCC 01 54_09_18 Charlton Athletic v. WHU FCC 54_09_22 Portsmouth v. WHU FCC 55_04_23 WHU v. Portsmouth Reserves 01 54_10_04 Leyton v. WHU LCC 1 54_10_09 Leyton Orient v. WHU FCC Reserves 54_10_11 WHU v. Reading Reserves 01 54_10_18 Leyton Orient v. WHU LCC 2 54_10_23 Birmingham City v. WHU Reserves 54_10_25 WHU v. Charlton Athletic FCC Reserves 01

COVENTRY CITY : Football Combination

Highfield Road

1 - 1 (Barrett)

6 November 1954

Chiswick

Wright

Cantwell

Bing

Nelson A.

Allison

Southren

Barrett

Blackburn

Parker

Musgrove

LUTON TOWN : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Dixon)

13 November 1954

Gregory

Nelson W.

Cantwell

Parker

Nelson A.

Allison

Southren

Barrett

Dixon

Matthews

Musgrove

ARSENAL : Football Combination

Highbury

2 - 0 (Musgrove 2)

20 November 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Bing

Nelson A.

Allison

Southren

Barrett

Dixon

Parker

Musgrove

MILLWALL : Football Combination

Upton Park

5 - 3 (Dixon 3, Parker, Tucker)

27 November 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Bing

Nelson A.

Noakes

Southren

Barrett

Dixon

Parker

Tucker

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Football Combination

Goldstone Ground

1 - 1 (Andrews)

4 December 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Bing

Nelson A.

O'Farrell

Wragg

Barrett

Blackburn

Andrews

Tucker

ARSENAL : London Challenge Cup (Final)

Highbury

1 - 1 (Parker)

6 December 1954

Gregory

Wright

Cantwell

Bing

Nelson A.

Allison

Musgrove

Barrett

Dixon

Parker

Tucker

Replay at Upton Park 7 March 1955

BRISTOL CITY : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Wragg)

11 December 1954

Gregory

Nelson W.

Cantwell

Parker

Nelson A.

O'Farrell

Wragg

Sexton

Blackburn

Andrews

Tucker

NORWICH CITY : Football Combination

Carrow Road

2 - 1 (Blackburn 2)

18 December 1954

Chiswick

Nelson W.

Cantwell

Bing

Nelson A.

O'Farrell

Southren

Sexton

Blackburn

Andrews

Tucker

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

Ninian Park

1 - 6 (Sexton)

27 December 1954

Clish

Cooper

Hallas

Johnston

Nelson A.

Bing

Wragg

Sexton

Arnott

Matthews

Musgrove

54_11_01 WHU v. Fulham LFA Semi-Final 01 54_11_06 Coventry City v. WHU Reserves 54_11_13 WHU v. Luton Town Reserves 01 54_11_20 Arsenal v. WHU Reserves 54_12_04 Brighton v. WHU Reserves

The disappointing "gate" of under 6.000 unfortunately saw little reward for their attendance on a rather chilly evening, the game falling below the usual standard expected of a duel between our old rivals and ourselves. The pitch did not, of course, help the cause of good soccer, as for about 20 yards each side of the half-way line it consisted of little more than a sand-heap. Nevertheless, once the players had ploughed their way through this handicap they were able to use the better portions of the surface to advantage.

Arsenal had the better of the opening exchanges and soon after Gregory had made one particularly good save they went ahead. From a corner-kick the ball was cleared in the direction of Walsh who for once failed to connect; however, the ball rolled on to Oakes and he back-passed to Bennett for the full-back to drive the ball along the ground into the penalty-box past three of our defenders where Wilkinson made no mistake from about ten yards' range. The remainder of the first-half saw some rather inconclusive play and the home side were thus one up at the interval.

However, it was a much more forceful Hammers' team after the interval that provided the majority of the thrills. A hectic scramble after five minutes nearly brought the equaliser and then about ten minutes later Parker literally shaved the upright with a cross-drive that swerved away at the last moment. It was thus not altogether surprising when Parker equalised in the 78th minute although he was put onsicle when Bloomfield tried to head away Tucker's long through pass; picking up the ball on the run our inside-left swooped into the penalty area and crashed the ball past the advancing Sullivan for an opportunist but well-deserved tally!

54_12_06 Arsenal v. WHU LCC Final 54_12_11 WHU v. Bristol City Reserves 01 54_12_18 Norwich City v. WHU Reserves 54_10_02 WHU v. Leyton Orient FCC 01 54_10_16 WHU v. Leicester City Reserves 01 54_10_30 WHU v. Cardiff City Reserves 01 54_11_27 WHU v. Millwall Reserves 01