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1958-59 Friendlies

FIRST PRACTICE MATCH

58_08_09 WHU v. First Practice 58_08_16 WHU v. Second Practice

SECOND PRACTICE MATCH

Upton Park

6 - 2

16 August 1958

Upton Park

9 - 2

9 August 1958

58_09_04 WHU v. Hessicher Fussball

HESSICHER FUSSBALL VERBAND (Germany) :

Youth International Club Match

Snakes Lane - Woodford Town Football Club

3 - 1

4 September 1958

58_09_18 Barking v. WHU OL 58_10_01 Cambridgeshire FA Youth v. WHU 58_10_29 Norwich City v. WHU Friendly 58_11_10 WHU v. England Youth XI 58_11_17 WHU v. Select XI - Malcolm Allison

A SELECTED ALL-STAR XI : Malcolm Allison Testimonial Match

Upton Park

7 - 6 (Keeble 3, Bond [pen], Cantwell, Woosnam, Grice)

17 November 1958

Att: 21,600

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

When Malcolm Allison announced his retirement from playing, the West Ham board was quick to show the club's appreciation by granting him a well deserved testimonial match. The turnout for the All Stars team and the match attendance demonstrated the support and respect players and fans had for Malcolm, who received a standing ovation as he led the two teams out onto the Upton Park pitch.

The All Stars was a very strong representative team of internationals from the top division. Several had appeared in England's squad for the 1958 World Cup Finals held in Sweden and England's most recent international versus Russia. The team showed three changes from that listed in the programme. One of these was Tom Finney (Preston North End) who, despite withdrawing from the match due to injury, generously sent Malcolm a cheque for five guineas. Another late withdrawal was Stanley Matthews, who was replaced by Hammer-to-be, Chelsea winger Peter Brabrook. Apart from Bill Lansdowne coming in for Andy Nelson, the West Ham team was the same that played in the previous and the following Saturday's league game.

 

The match report in the Stratford Express (November 21,1958) described the match as "a wonderful evening's entertainment". However, it must have been played at a reasonably competitive tempo as full-back Shaw came off injured at half-time. In his place a young John Lyall stepped in and, according to the report, "held his own". The half-time score was 2-2 but the second-half saw another nine goals, to produce a 7-6 victory for West Ham.

MAL'S NIGHT by Roger Hillier

All Stars XI:

Colin MacDonald (Burnley), Don Howe (WBA), Graham Shaw (Sheffield Utd), Jimmy Scoular (Newcastle), Joe Shaw (Sheffield Utd), Ray Barlow (WBA), Peter Brabrook (Chelsea), Bobby Collins (Everton), Brian Clough (Middlesbrough), Bobby Charlton (Man Utd), Joe Haverty (Arsenal)

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

59_01_24 Brighton v. WHU Friendly

Goldstone Ground

3 - 3 (Dick, Keeble 2)

24 January 1959

Att: 10,000

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Vicarage Field

2 - 1 (Smillie, Fenn)

18 September 1958

Att: 5,000

Rhodes

Kirkup

Cooper

Moore

Nelson

Pyke

Newman

Smillie

Fenn

Cartwright

Scott

We had the pleasure of fielding a full Reserve Team against Barking F.C. at the Vicarage Field, in a match which inaugurated an excellent new floodlighting system which has been installed on the ground of our amateur neighbours. There was a splendid attendance of over 5,000 at the game, in which goals by Andy Smillie and George Fenn decided the issue in our favour by 2-1.

The Barking officials were naturally very pleased at the "drawing power" of floodlights, and look forward to benefiting in many ways from their use, and they are to be congratulated on their initiative in taking this step.

BARKING : Inauguration of Floodlights

CAMBRIDGESHIRE F.A. YOUTH XI : Challenge Match

Can you help with the Line-up?

 

Team as stated in programme:

Reader

Cripps

Burkett

Moore

Keetch

Bovington

Smillie

Cartwright

Woodley

Brown

Scott

Abbey Stadium

Score (? - ?)

1 October 1958

NORWICH CITY

Carrow Road

4 - 2 (Keeble 2, Grice, Musgrove)

29 October 1958

Gregory (Rhodes)

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Cartwright

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

At the request of Norwich City F.C. we sent our First XI to meet them at their Carrow Road Ground, this floodlight friendly drawing a gate of 11,189.

 

The teams consisted of:

Norwich City: Greatrex ; McCrohan, Ashman ; Hunt, Butler, Crowe ; Crossan, Moran, Allcock, Lythgoe, Brennan.

 

West Ham United: Gregory; Bond, Cantwell ; Malcolm, Brown, Nelson ; Grice, Cartwright, Keeble, Dick, Musgrove.

 

The Canaries led 1-0 at the interval, Allcock netting from a through pass with a good left-foot drive. However, immediately after the resumption Vic Keeble put us on level terms and within ten minutes Malcolm Musgrove made it 2-1 in our favour. The Hammers continued to hold the advantage in the exchanges and provided the crowd with a display of skilful soccer in the mist, and it was no surprise when Mike Grice and Keeble scored again. The City made a last-minute rally for Lythgoe to find the net, but we were comfortable winners by 4-2.

Unfortunately our pleasant evening was marred by an injury to Ernie Gregory, which necessitated Brian Rhodes coming on as a substitute before the finish.

ENGLAND YOUTH XI

59_02_25 Cambridge City v. WHU Friendly

CAMBRIDGE CITY : Inauguration of Floodlights

59_02_28 East Ham Boys v. Manchester Boys 59_03_23 London FA v. Hampshire FA

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Smillie

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove (Scott)

City Ground

5 - 2 (Dick 3, Keeble, Scott)

25 February 1959

BANGOR SELECT XI : Grand Match

High Street, Bangor

4 - 1 (Musgrove 2, Bond, Dick)

18 March 1959

59_04_23 Colchester United v. WHU Pearson Cup

COLCHESTER UNITED : Pearson Charity Cup

Layer Road

2 - 2 (Bond, Cantwell)

23 April 1959

Att: 3,663

CHARLEROI (Belgium)

Charleroi

0 - 0

30 April 1959

Dwyer, Kirkup, Bond, Malcolm, Brown, Lansdowne, Grice, Smith, Keeble, Dick, Musgrove

ROT WEISS (West Germany)

Essen

2 - 3 (Cantwell, Keeble)

2 May 1959

Dwyer, Kirkup, Bond, Malcolm, Brown, Smith, Wragg, Cantwell, Keeble, Dick, Musgrove

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Brooks

Bond

Dick

Musgrove

FORTUNA (Netherlands)

Geelen

3 - 2 (Cantwell 2, Musgrove)

5 May 1959

Dwyer, Kirkup ,Bond, Malcolm, Brown, Obeney, Wragg, Smith, Cantwell, Dick, Musgrove

BORUSSIA DORTMUND (West Germany)

Rote Erde Stadium

1 - 3 (Musgrove)

7 May 1959

Dwyer

Kirkup

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Obeney

Wragg

Cantwell

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

SORRY NO IMAGE

SORRY NO IMAGE

SORRY NO IMAGE

AACHEN  (West Germany)

59_05_09 Aachen v. WHU

Aachen

2 - 5 (Dick, Musgrove)

9 May 1959

Gregory

Kirkup

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Obeney

Wragg

Hills

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

FRIBOURG (Switzerland) Group Game

Reader, Cripps, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Hurst, Woodley, Cartwright, Beesley, Smillie, Scott

Away

2 - 0 (Beesley, Scott)

Date ?

ZURICH (Switzerland) Group Game

Away

2 - 1 (Beesley, Scott)

Date ?

Reader, Cripps, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Hurst, Woodley, Cartwright, Beesley, Smillie, Scott

VERONA (Italy) Semi-Final

Away

1 - 2 (Beesley)

Date ?

Reader, Cripps, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Hurst, Woodley, Cartwright, Beesley, Smillie, Scott

ZURICH BLUE STARS (Switzerland) Third Place Match

Away

4 - 1 (Smillie 2, Beesley, Hurst)

Date ?

Reader, Cripps, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Hurst, Woodley, Bickles, Beesley, Smillie, Maxted

Youth Friendlies

RUTI (Switzerland)

Away

3 - 2 (Beesley, Moore, Smillie)

Date ?

Reader, Cripps, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Hurst, Woodley, Cartwright (Brooks), Beesley, Smillie, Scott

VADUZ (Liechtenstein)

Away

5 - 0 (Scott 2, Hurst, Smillie, Woodley)

Date ?

Reader, Cripps, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Hurst, Woodley, Brooks, Beesley, Smillie, Scott

EAST HAM BOYS v. MANCHESTER BOYS

English Trophy (Quarter-Final)

LONDON FA v. HAMPSHIRE FA

FA County Youth Championship

EAST HAM BOYS v. DONCASTER BOYS

English Schools Shield (Semi-Final Replay)

59_04_07 East Ham Boys v. Doncaster Boys 59_02_25 Cambridge City v. WHU OL 58_11_17 WHU v. Select All-Stars XI Allision Test

Upton Park

8 - 1 (Beesley 5, Smillie 2, Woodley)

10 November 1958

ALLISON Malcom with the ALL STARS team

In this “Express” picture, man-of-the-moment Allison says “Thank you” to the All Stars team who helped pull in the crowds for his testimonial match

Dwyer

Kirkup

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith

Cantwell

Nelson

Musgrove

SLUG Programme

End of Season Tour to Belgium, Germany and Holland

SLUG Programme

Colts Team Tour to Switzerland

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

Upton Park

4 - 2

28 February 1959

Upton Park

? - ?

23 March 1959

Upton Park

2 - 4

7 April 1959

59_04_22 East Ham Boys v. West Ham Boys

EAST HAM BOYS v. WEST HAM BOYS

Directors' Cup

Upton Park

? - ?

22 April 1959

BATA SPORTS : Annual Charity Match

Bata Sports Ground, East Tilbury

7 - 5 (Scorers ?)

13 May 1959

59_05_13 Bata Sports v. WHU 59_04_29 West Ham Boys v. East Ham Boys

WEST HAM BOYS v. EAST HAM BOYS

Robert Johnson Cup (Final)

Upton Park

3 - 1

29 April 1959

ESSEX v. SURREY (Home Championship Final)

SORRY NO IMAGE

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

59_04_01 London Boys v. Birmingham Boys

LONDON BOYS v. BIRMINGHAM BOYS

Schools Association Match

Upton Park

? - ?

1 April 1959

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

59_03_18 Bangor Select XI v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

59_05_07 Borussia Dortmund v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

58_11_10 WHU v. England Youth FA Dish

Royal Crown Derby Bone China Dish awarded by the Football Association to the West Ham United players

Upton Park

6 - 1

28 February 1959

Essex Team:

J. Milkins (D), P. Stack (Ww) (Capt.), M. Peters (D), A. Bellett (EH), D. Bickles (WH), T. Neesham (EH), J. Pattern (WH), D. Brackett (L), R. Fortt (Ho), A. Harris (WH), B. Dear (EH).

CLUB COLOURS:

 

Rhodes

Cooper

Lyall

Obeney

Nelson

Allison

Wragg

Curry

Fenn

Newman

McDonald

WHITES:

 

Reader

Cripps

Burkett

Moore

Keetch

Hurst

Woodley

Smillie

Brown

Cartwright

Scott

CLUB COLOURS:

 

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown (Pyke)

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith

Dare

Dick

Musgrove

 

WHITES:

 

Rhodes

Cooper

Lyall

Moore

Nelson

Allison

Woodley

Smillie

Wragg

Cartwright

Scott

 

On April 29th a party of 16 players accompanied by Manager Ted Fenton, Trainer Billy Moore and Mr. W. F. Cearns (Director) left London for Brussels. A series of five matches were played, of which we won one, drew one and lost three. The opposition was strong and in general we were satisfied with results, although the long journeys were rather tiring. The players participating were: John Bond, Ken Brown, Noel Cantwell, John Dick, Noel Dwyer, Ernie Gregory, Mike Grice, David Hills, Vic Keeble, Joe Kirkup, Bill Lansdowne, Andy Malcolm, Malcolm Musgrove, Harry Obeney, John Smith and Doug Wragg.

 

Belgian side Charleroi were our first opponents which ended in a dissapointing 0-0 darw. On May 1st we travel to Essen to meet Rot Weiss Rot F.C. on Saturday 2nd May, and spend the following day in the German city. On May 4th the party flies down to Holland for the match v Fortuna FC on Tuesday 5th May and departs from there on the following day for Dortmund. The concluding fixture will be against Dortmund Borussia on Thursday 7th May and we arrive back, in London the following morning.

 

Season 1958-59 1957-58 Friendlies 1959-60 Friendlies

Gregory

Kirkup

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Obeney

Wragg

Woosnam

Cantwell

Dick

Musgrove

To add a lighter touch to the occasion, the match officials were current first division players - referee Jimmy Hill (Fulham) was ably supported by linesmen Frank O'Farrell (Preston) and Danny Blanchflower (Spurs). The 21,600 attendance contributed just over £3,000 in gate receipts. After West Ham had deducted match expenses and allowed Malcolm to buy his club house at Barkingside, he was left with £700. In 1958 the average weekly wage for a man was about £12, so £700 was a tidy sum.

Caskey

Cripps

Burkett

Bovington

Moore

Hurst

Woodley

Cartwright

Beesley

Smillie

Scott

West Ham v. England (Youth Friendly)