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1957-58 Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : London Challenge Cup (Second Round)

White Hart Lane

2 - 2 (Wragg, [og])

21 October 1957

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Brown

Morley

Wragg

Newman

Blackburn

Lewis

McDonald

Our Second Round tie of this season's London Challenge Cup competition against Tottenham Hotspur was played at White Hart Lane. We fielded a mainly-Reserve Team before a 2,000 attendance. Duquemin opened the scoring for the Spurs after a quarter-of-an-hour, and they led 1-0 at the interval. An hour's play had elapsed before we drew level, Wragg heading in after his first shot had rebounded from the bar Our fighting rally appeared to he in vain when " Duke " made the score 2-1 with 16 minutes to go; especially as Hollowbread saved well from Wragg in the closing stages. However, all was not lost, and with but two minutes left for play Hills put through his own goal to bring us a welcome equaliser and leave the North Londoners a disappointed team.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : London Challenge Cup (Second Round Replay)

This Second Round Replay in the London Challenge Cup attracted a 7,000 attendance to Upton Park. They saw the Hammers gain a 5-3 victory after extra time against the 'Spurs, who, like us, fielded a mainly Reserve team. After the opening quarter-of-an-hour the visitors' efforts slackened off against a very keen Hammers' side, and our better teamwork paid dividends when a cross-pass by Malcolm was headed over the 'keeper's head by Lewis. An unlucky handling offence in the 70th minute enabled Dyson to equalise from the penalty-spot, but almost immediately Lewis put us in front again with another penalty after a foul on Fenn. However, 'Spurs were not finished, and only two more minutes had passed before Dyson again netted to force extra time. Only five minutes of the additional period had elapsed before we twice scored. A shot by Malcolm hit the bar and Fenn headed in the rebound to make it 3-2 and a minute later Morley was the scorer. A Spurs' rally enabled Walley to reduce the arrears, but Newman settled the issue in our favour. We now meet Fulham in the Semi-Final on the 4th November at the Boleyn Ground.

FULHAM : London Challenge Cup (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Newman 3, Neville, Malcolm)

4 November 1957

The Semi-Final of the London Challenge Cup occupied our attention on Monday evening, and despite rainy and windy weather the attendance was 6,275 (not 3,000 as incorrectly given in Tuesday morning's press). Against a strong Fulham side that included three or four of the previous Saturday's First XI line-up, we fielded this team: Rhodes, Wright, Cooper, Malcolm, Nelson, Morley, Grice, Newman, Neville, Lewis, T. Scott. Just before the interval a lengthy drive by Malcolm forced Hewkins to concede a corner, and with the goalkeeper only parrying Scott's kick, Newman shot home to put us in front. After the resumption Newman hit one and headed another of Grice's passes to complete his hat-trick, and with Neville and Malcolm adding further tallies we were five up. A late success by Doherty reduced the arrears, but the Cottagers were a well-beaten side. We thus reached the Final for the eleventh time to set up a new record in the competition, but our next opponents are by no means certain. Brentford forced a late draw (3-3) at Highbury on Monday in the Second Round, and the winners of that replay meet Leyton Orient in the Semi-Final for the right to challenge us in the ultimate tie.

Rhodes

Wright

Cooper

Malcolm

Nelson

Morley

Grice

Newman

Neville

Lewis

Scott

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

SWANSEA TOWN : Football Combination

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

ALDERSHOT : Football Combination

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Football Combination

57_08_24 Southampton v. WHU Reserves 57_08_26 WHU v. Portsmouth Reserves 57_08_31 WHU v. Swansea Town Reserves 57_09_04 Portsmouth v. WHU Reserves

ARSENAL : Football Combination

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football Combination

DAGENHAM : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

57_09_14 WHU v. Aldershot Reserves 57_09_16 WHU v. Northampton Town Reserves 57_09_21 Arsenal v. WHU Reserves 57_09_28 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle Reserves 57_10_05 Bristol Rovers v. WHU Reserves 57_10_07 WHU v. Dagenham LCC1 01 57_10_12 WHU v. Crystal Palace Reserves

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

BRISTOL CITY : Football Combination

57_10_19 Bristol City v. WHU Reserves 57_10_26 WHU v. Brentford Reserves 57_10_28 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur LCC2 57_11_02 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Reserves 57_10_21 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU LCC2

BRENTFORD : Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

57_11_04 WHU v. Fulham LCC Semi-Final

NORWICH CITY : Football Combination

CHELSEA : Football Combination

READING : Football Combination

WATFORD : Football Combination

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football Combination

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

SWANSEA TOWN : Football Combination

57_11_09 WHU v. Norwich City Reserves 57_11_16 Chelsea v. WHU Reserves 57_11_23 WHU v. Reading Reserves 57_11_30 Watford v. WHU Reserves 57_12_07 WHU v. Birmingham City Reserves 57_12_14 Cardiff City v. WHU Reserves 57_12_21 WHU v. Southampton Reserves 57_12_26 WHU v. Leicester City Reserves 57_12_28 Swansea Town Reserves CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

The Dell

2 - 2 (Wragg 2)

24 August 1957

Upton Park

2 - 1 (McDonald, Fenn [pen])

26 August 1957

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Blackburn, Neville, Wragg)

31 August 1957

Fratton Park

1 - 0 (Lewis)

4 September 1957

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Nelson)

14 September 1957

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Pyke)

16 September 1957

Highbury

0 - 0

21 September 1957

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Smith 2, Lewis [pen])

28 September 1957

Eastville

1 - 2 (Cartwright)

5 October 1957

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Lewis 2, Grice)

7 October 1957

Upton Park

0 - 0

12 October 1957

Ashton Gate

3 - 5 (Blackburn, Lewis, Newman)

19 October 1957

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Lewis, Newman)

26 October 1957

Upton Park

5 - 3 (Lewis 2 [1 pen], Fenn, Morley, Newman)

28 October 1957

White Hart Lane

0 - 5

2 November 1957

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Neville, Scott, Wragg)

9 November 1957

Stamford Bridge

2 - 1 (Lewis, Pyke)

16 November 1957

Upton Park

7 - 0 (Lewis 2, Wragg 2, Fenn, Grice, Morley)

23 November 1957

Vicarage Road

2 - 4 (Neville, Wragg)

30 November 1957

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Newman 2, Fenn, Grice)

7 December 1957

Ninian Park

0 - 2

14 December 1957

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Neville 2, Obeney, Wragg, Wright)

21 December 1957

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Pyke)

26 December 1957

Vetch Field

2 - 3 (Fenn, Lewis)

28 December 1957

Wyllie

Kirkup

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Fenn

Cartwright

McDonald

Wyllie

Kirkup

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Fenn

Cartwright

McDonald

Rhodes

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Lewis

Blackburn

McDonald

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Lansdowne

Wragg

Neville

Lewis

Blackburn

McDonald

Gregory

Wright

Cooper

Morley

Kirkup

Lansdowne

Wragg

Lewis

Nelson

Neville

Scott

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Kirkup

Morley

Wragg

Newman

Blackburn

Cartwright

Scott

Rhodes

Wright

Cooper

Morley

Nelson

Lansdowne

Grice

Cartwright

Blackburn

Smith

McDonald

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Morley

Nelson

Lyall

Grice

Smith

Lewis

Blackburn

McDonald

Rhodes

Kirkup

Hayward

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Grice

Newman

Blackburn

Cartwright

McDonald

Rhodes

Hayward

Cooper

Morley

Nelson

Lyall

Wragg

Newman

Fenn

Neville

McDonald

Rhodes

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Kirkup

Morley

Wragg

Newman

Blackburn

Lewis

McDonald

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Morley

Nelson

Lyall

Grice

Newman

Neville

Lewis

Scott

Rhodes

Wright

Cooper

Obeney

Nelson

Morley

Grice

Newman

Fenn

Lewis

Scott

Wyllie

Kirkup

Cooper

Neville

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Lewis

Fenn

Newman

McDonald

Wyllie

Kirkup

Cooper

Morley

Nelson

Pyke

Wragg

Neville

Fenn

Obeney

McDonald

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Lewis

Fenn

Neville

McDonald

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Fenn

Newman

Grice

Rhodes

Hayward

Cooper

Pyke

Brown

Morley

Grice

Newman

Blackburn

Lewis

McDonald

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Malcolm

Brown

Morley

Grice

Newman

Fenn

Lewis

Scott

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Kirkup

Morley

Wragg

Newman

Neville

Lewis

Scott

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Lewis

Newman

Grice

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Kirkup

Morley

Wragg

Lewis

Fenn

Newman

Grice

 

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Moore

Pyke

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Fenn

Newman

Grice

 

Wyllie

Wright

Cooper

Pyke

Nelson

Morley

Wragg

Neville

Fenn

Obeney

Grice