A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1957-58 Metropolitan League 'A'

The Metropolitan League is now in its ninth season. Two new club joined the league prior to the start of the season Didcot Town and Fulham 'A' who replaced Wokingham Town who joined the Delphian League and Horsham who joined the Corinthian League. One other notable change is that Crawley have changed their name to Crawley Town from the end of last season.

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NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Ground

2 - 1 (Moore, Rowlands)

24 August 1957

Rhodes

Pitt

Hayward

Moore

Walker R.

Lyall

Rowlands

Obeney

Blackburn

Smillie

Scott

57_09_04 Hastings United v. WHU Metro

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kingsway

4 - 3 (Rowlands 2, Cartwright, Keeble)

24 August 1957

Reader

Pitt

Hayward

Moore

Kirkup

Lyall

Obeney

Rowlands

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Scott

HASTINGS UNITED : Metropolitan League

Pilot Field

2 - 3 (Lyall, Morley)

4 September 1957

Goymer

Kirkup

Pitt

Morley

Moore

Lyall

Scott

Rowlands

Brooks

Smillie

Keeble R.

BEDFORD TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

The Eyrie

4 - 2 (Fenn 2, Newman, Rowlands)

7 September 1957

Wyllie

Pitt

Hayward

Obeney

Nelson

Lyall

Wragg

Rowlands

Fenn

Newman

Scott

57_09_07 Bedford Town v. WHU Metro

HEADINGTON UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Manor Road Ground

3 - 2 (Cartwright, Fenn, Keeble)

14 September 1957

Reader

Pitt

Hayward

Obeney

Walker R.

Lyall

Fenn

Rowlands

Blackburn

Cartwright

Keeble R.

57_10_30 Hastings United v. WHU MLPC

EASTBOURNE UNITED : Metropolitan League

Princes Park

3 - 1 (Fenn, Keeble, Lyall)

18 September 1957

Wyllie

Pitt

Hayward

Moore

Kirkup

Lyall

Fenn

Rowlands

Keeble R.

Smillie

McDonald

CRAWLEY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Meadow

0 - 1

21 September 1957

Wyllie

Cripps

Hayward

Obeney

Pitt

Lyall

Norcott

Rowlands

Fenn

Smillie

Keeble R.

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kingsway

2 - 1 (Cartwright 2)

28 September 1957

Reader

Pitt

Hayward

Moore

Kirkup

Smillie

Scott

Rowlands

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Holland

NEWBURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Ground

1 - 3 (Brooks)

5 October 1957

Wyllie

Pitt

Cripps

Obeney

Moore

Lyall

Robinson

Brooks

Keeble R.

Smillie

Scott

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Metropolitan League

Hove Stadium

0 - 2

19 October 1957

Wyllie

Cook

Hayward

Brooks

Moore

Bovington

Woodley

Rowlands

Fenn

Smillie

Keeble R.

HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan Pro Cup (First Round : First leg)

Pilot Field

0 - 3

30 October 1957

Earl

Cripps

Kirkup

Moore

Pitt

Bovington

Woodley

Rowlands

Norcott

Smillie

Keeble R.

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Angel Ground

1 - 2 (McDonald)

9 November 1957

Earl

Cook

Hayward

Bovington

Pitt

Obeney

McDonald

Rowlands

Fenn

Norcott

Keeble R.

57_11_09 Tonbridge v. WHU Metro 57_11_30 Hastings United v. WHU Metro Pro Cup

DIDCOT TOWN : Metropolitan League

Station Road Ground

2 - 2 (Fenn, Pitt)

16 November 1957

Earl

Cook

Hayward

Obeney

Kirkup

Lyall

Woodley

Pitt

Fenn

Smillie

McDonald

LUTON TOWN "A" : Metropolitan League

Kenilworth Road

3 - 3 (Bramley, Keeble R., Obeney)

23 November 1957

Earl

Cook

Hayward

Moore

Pitt

Lyall

McDonald

Obeney

Keeble R.

Smillie

Bramley

HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan Pro Cup (First Round : Second leg)

The Pilot Field

1 - 3 (McDonald)

30 November 1957

Rhodes

Cook

Hayward

Moore

Pitt

Obeney

McDonald

Smillie

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Bramley

CHELSEA "A" : Metropolitan League

Woolwich

0 - 3

7 December 1957

Earl

Hayward

Lyall

Warren

Pitt

Obeney

Norcott

Smillie

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Bramley

57_12_26 Eastbourne United v. WHU Metro

BEDFORD TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

The Eyrie

3 - 4 (Cartwright, Obeney, Pitt)

14 December 1957

Rhodes

Cook

Hayward

Warren

Kirkup

Lyall

Pitt

Obeney

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Scott

FULHAM "A" : Metropolitan League Cup (Second Round)

Craven Cottage

3 - 1 (Fenn, Lewis, Wragg)

16 December 1957

Earl

Keetch

Smith

Obeney

Pyke

Morley

Wragg

Lewis

Fenn

Neville

Norcott

EASTBOURNE UNITED : Metropolitan League

Princes Park

2 - 0 (Robinson, Scott)

26 December 1957

Rhodes

Cook

Hayward

Moore

Lyall

Bovington

Robinson

Brooks

Keeble R.

Smillie

Scott

HAYWARDS HEATH : Metropolitan League

Haywards Heath

0 - 2

28 December 1957

Rhodes

Cook

Hayward

Moore

Lyall

Warren

Pitt

Brooks

Keeble R.

Obeney

Scott

58_01_11 WHU v. Windsor & Eton Metro

WINDSOR & ETON : Metropolitan League

Stage Meadow

3 - 1 (Brown 2, Cook)

4 January 1958

Rhodes

Kirkup

Hayward

Obeney

Nelson

Lyall

Cook

Cartwright

Brown K.

Smillie

Keeble R.

WINDSOR & ETON : Metropolitan League

Upton Park

9 - 2 (Keeble R. 5, McDonald, Scott, Smillie, Warren)

11 January 1958

Rhodes

Hayward

Stevenson

Warren

Pitt

Obeney

McDonald

Smillie

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Scott

TONBRIDGE RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Angel Ground

3 - 2 (Cartwright, Hayward [pen], Smillie)

18 January 1958

Rhodes

Cook

Hayward

Warren

Keetch

Obeney

McDonald

Smillie

Keeble

R.

Cartwright

Scott

58_01_18 Tonbridge v. WHU Metro 58_03_01 Crawley v. WHU ML3

LUTON TOWN "A" : Metropolitan League

Kenilworth Road

5 - 3 (Brown 2, Cartwright, McDonald, Robinson)

1 February 1958

Rhodes

Cripps

Cook

Brooks

Pitt

Warren

McDonald

Cartwright

Keeble R.

Brown K.

Robinson

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Joseph's Road

1 - 3 (Keeble R.)

15 February 1958

Earl

Cook

Hayward

Smillie

Kirkup

Obeney

Woodley

Neville

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Parrish D.

FULHAM "A" : Metropolitan League

Spotted Dog Ground

4 - 2 (Keeble R. 3, Smillie

24 February 1958

Earl

Kirkup

Cripps

Obeney

Moore

Morley

Woodley

Smillie

Keeble R.

Neville

Scott

CRAWLEY TOWN : Metropolitan League Cup (Third Round)

Town Meadow

3 - 0 (Keeble R., Lyall, Smillie)

1 March 1958

Rhodes

Cripps

Cook

Neville

Pitt

Warren

Woodley

Smillie

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Lyall

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Joseph's Road

1 - 1 (Fenn)

8 March 1958

Rhodes

Cripps

Hayward

Obeney

Pitt

Morley

Wragg

Cartwright

Fenn

Neville

McDonald

58_03_15 Didcot Town v. WHU Metro 58_04_07 Dartford v. WHU Metro LC Semi-Final

DIDCOT TOWN : Metropolitan League

Station Road Ground

0 - 0

15 March 1958

Rhodes

Cripps

Hayward

Morley

Pitt

Warren

Woodley

Obeney

Brown K.

Nicholson

Keeble R.

FULHAM "A" : Metropolitan League

Craven Cottage

0 - 1

19 March 1958

Earl

Cripps

Lyall

Bovington

Keetch

Morley

Woodley

Neville

Brown K.

Cartwright

Norcott

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League Cup (Semi-Final)

Watling Street

3 - 1 (Fenn, Smillie 2)

7 April 1958

Rhodes

Kirkup

Hayward

Obeney

Pitt

Morley

Wragg

Smillie

Fenn

Cartwright

McDonald

HEADINGTON UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Manor Road

2 - 4 (Keeble R. 2)

10 April 1958

Earl

Kirkup

Cripps

Bovington

Keetch

Morley

Woodley

Brooks

Keeble R.

Cartwright

Norcott

58_04_16 Crawley Town v. WHU Metro

BRIGHTON & HOVE "A" : Metropolitan League

Hove Stadium

1 - 2 (og)

12 April 1958

Wyllie

Hayward

Cook

Smillie

Moore

Bovington

Woodley

Rowlands

Fenn

Brooks

Keeble R.

CRAWLEY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Town Meadow

2 - 4 (Brown, Cripps [pen])

16 April 1958

Earl

Kirkup

Cripps

Moore

Keetch

Hurst

Woodley

Beesley

Brown K.

Brooks

Norcott

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League Cup (Final - 1st leg)

Joseph's Road

0 - 0

19 April 1958

Rhodes

Cripps

Hayward

Moore

Pitt

Warren

Wragg

Obeney

Fenn

Cartwright

Scott

58_04_19 Guildford City . WHU MLC Final 58_04_17 Dartford v. WHU Metro

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Watling Street

1 - 1 (Neville)

17 April 1958

Rhodes

Cooper

Hayward

Morley

Obeney

Lansdowne

Newman

Smillie

Neville

Cartwright

Scott

Neville

HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

The Pilot Field

1 - 0 (Smith)

21 April 1958

Wyllie

Wright

Smith

Morley

Obeney

Lansdowne

Wragg

Brown

Neville

Brooks

Norcott

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Earl

Cripps

Hayward

Obeney

Pitt

Warren

Wragg

Brooks

Neville

Newman

Keeble R.

Watling Street

1 - 1 (Wragg)

23 April 1958

58_04_26 WHU v. Chelsea Metro 58_04_28 Haywards Heath v. WHU Metro 58_04_29 WHU v. Guildford City Metro Final 01

CHELSEA "A" : Metropolitan League

Rhodes

Cripps

Hayward

Warren

Pitt

Hurst

Fenn

Brooks

Keeble R.

Obeney

Norcott

Upton Park

1 - 4 (Hurst)

26 April 1958

HAYWARDS HEATH : Metropolitan League

Wyllie

Cripps

Cooper

Pyke

Keetch

Lansdowne

Norcott

Newman

Brooks

Smith

Keeble R.

Hanbury Park

2 -1 (Cooper [pen], Smith)

28 April 1958

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League Cup (Final - 2nd leg)

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Pyke, Smillie)

29 April 1958

Rhodes

Kirkup

Hayward

Moore

Pitt

Obeney

Woodley

Smillie

Pyke

Cartwright

Scott

1956-57 Metro 1958-59 Metro Season 1957-58 57_09_14 Headington United v. WHU Metro 58_02_01 Luton Town v. WHU Metro