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Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1959-60 Football League : First Division

GRICE Mike v Arsenal 59-60

Mike Grice evades an Arsenal tackle

WOOSNAM Phil v. Chelsea 59-60

Woosnam and Dick attack the Chelsea goal

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 5 (Cantwell, Woosnam)

2 January 1960

Att: 25,752

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

60_01_02 WHU v. Burnley

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN : FA Cup (Third Round)

Leeds Road

1 - 1 (Dick)

9 January 1960

Att: 40,526

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

60_01_09 Huddersfield Town v. WHU FAC 3 60_01_13 WHU v. Huddersfield FAC 3R

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN : FA Cup (Third Round Replay)

Upton Park

1 - 5 (Musgrove)

13 January 1960

Att: 22,605

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Smillie

Musgrove

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

Elland Road

0 - 3

16 January 1960

Att: 15,284

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Musgrove

Smith

Keeble

Obeney

Woosnam

60_01_16 Leeds United v. WHU 60_01_23 WHU v. Bolton Wanderers

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Dick)

23 January 1960

Att: 21,155

Dwyer

Kirkup

Bond

Moore

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Cantwell

Dick

Musgrove

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Bond 3 [1p], Dick)

6 February 1960

Att: 29,655

Dwyer

Kirkup

Lyall

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Scott

Woosnam

Bond

Dick

Musgrove

60_02_06 WHU v. Chelsea - Lyall Debut 60_02_20 WHU v. Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 5 (Woosnam 2, Dick)

20 February 1960

Att: 27,073

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Scott

Woosnam

Bond

Dick

Musgrove

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League First Division

City Ground

1 - 3 (Musgrove)

27 February 1960

Att: 26,465

Rhodes

Kirkup

Lyall

Malcolm

Brown

Hurst

Scott

Woosnam

Bond

Cantwell

Musgrove

60_02_27 Nottingham Forest v. WHU 60_03_05 WHU v. Everton

EVERTON : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Bond, Dick)

5 March 1960

Att: 25,029

Rhodes

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Bond

Dick

Musgrove

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

The Hawthorns

2 - 3 (Bond, Grice)

9 March 1960

Att: 12,113

Rhodes

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Bond

Dick

Musgrove

60_03_09 WBA v.WHU

BLACKPOOL : Football League First Division

Bloomfield Road

2 - 3 (Bond, Brett)

12 March 1960

Att: 14,515

Rhodes

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Bond

Brett

Musgrove

60_03_12 Blackpool v. WHU

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Musgrove, Woosnam)

19 March 1960

Att: 25,921

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Hurst

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Brett

Musgrove

60_03_19 WHU v. Blackburn Rovers 60_03_30 Manchester City v. WHU

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Maine Road

1 - 3 (Musgrove)

30 March 1960

Att: 29,572

Rhodes

Kirkup

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Hurst

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Brett

Musgrove

Upton Park

0 - 0

2 April 1960

Att: 28,818

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Dick

Musgrove

60_04_02 WHU v. Arsenal

ARSENAL : Southern Floodlight Cup (Semi-Final)

Highbury

3 - 1 (Cartwright 2, Musgrove)

5 April 1960

Att: 8,000

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Cartwright

Dunmore

Hurst

Musgrove

60_04_05 Arsenal v. WHU SFC Semi 60_04_11 Wolverhampton Wanderers v. WHU

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Molineux

0 - 5

11 April 1960

Att: 48,086

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Smillie

Musgrove

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Grice, Musgrove)

15 April 1960

Att: 34,969

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Smillie

Musgrove

60_04_15 WHU v. Manchester United 60_04_16 WHU v. Fulham

FULHAM : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Smillie)

16 April 1960

Att: 34,085

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Smillie

Musgrove

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

Old Trafford

3 - 5 (Cantwell [pen], Dunmore, Scott)

18 April 1960

Att: 34,505

Rhodes

Kirkup

Cantwell

Bovington

Moore

Smillie

Scott

Cartwright

Dunmore

Brett

Musgrove

60_04_18 Manchester United v. WHU 60_04_23 Luton Town v. WHU

LUTON TOWN : Football League First Division

Kenilworth Road

1 - 3 (Dunmore)

23 April 1960

Att: 11,404

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Lansdowne

Moore

Grice

Cartwright

Dunmore

Smillie

Musgrove

COVENTRY CITY : Southern Floodlight Cup (Final)

Highfield Road

1 - 2 (Cartwright)

27 April 1960

Att: 16,921

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Cartwright

Dunmore

Smillie

Musgrove

60_04_27 Coventry City v. WHU SFC Final 60_04_30 WHU v. Sheffield Wednesday

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Woosnam)

30 April 1960

Att: 21,964

Rhodes

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Woosnam

Dunmore

Smillie

Musgrove

60_04_30 WHU v. Sheffield Wednesday 60_02_13 WBA v. WHU (Post)

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

Image courtesy of Mark Waight

The Hawthorns

13 February 1960

 

Match Postponed

Postponed on the morning of the game.

Day before, eight inches of snow fell in West Bromwich

1958-59 First XI 1960-61 First XI Season 1959-60

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

This was the day for an occasion that causes controversies when fans talk about " do you remember ?" The Third Round replay of an F.A. Cup tie v. Huddersfield Town took place on an icy surface that our Second Division opponents conquered to slam us by 5-1. Their scorers were Les Massie (16, 44 mins), Bill McGarry (25 mins) and John Connor (47, 69 mins); our only reply was by Malcolm Musgrove six minutes before the interval. The attendance was 22,605 for a 2 p.m. kick-off.

Leeds United completed a double, winning 3-0 at Elland Road after a 2-1 victory at Upton Park earlier in the season. Only 15,284 fans saw the First Division game. John McCole, Chris Crowe and George Meek were the scorers on this occasion.

JOHN LYALL and TONY SCOTT both make their Hammers League debuts against CHELSEA at Upton Park

A local derby First Division game v. Chelsea drew a 29,655 attendance to Upton Park, There were some unusual points about thase Xl's. Our first choice for centre-forward that day was skipper Noel Cantwell as Vic Keeble was absent through injury. However, Noel was also unavailable, so John Bond moved up to no. 9. The visiting team included three forwards who subsequently transferred to the Hammers: Peter Brabrook. Ron Tindall and Jimmy Greaves. Terry Venables was still on amateur forms at the time. Brabrook put Chelsea one up in the fourth minute, and Tindall made it 2-0 eight minutes before half-time. The subsequent events are covered by an after-match report which included these words: "The outstanding feature of the score-line was John Bond's hat-trick, but we were equally pleased with the League debuts of John Lyall and Tony Scott. After a difficult first half Lyall gained the mastery over Brabrook . . . and thus blunted the visitors' attack ; whilst Scott surpassed Brabrook's efforts and laid on passes and shots which kept the Pensioners' defence on tenterhooks throughout." Bond's hat-trick was made up of a 25-yard free-kick (43 mins), a penalty (53 mins) and a header (66 mins).  A fair old afternoon for "Muffin" as he was then known to our fans. John Dick made the final count 4-2 in the 65th minute, heading in despite a nasty gash sustained earlier on.

The Newcastle team for the Division One game at Upton Park included some famous names - several of whom later became managers: Ivor Allchurch, George Eastham, Jimmy Secular and Bob Stokoe. The Magpies were three up in 27 minutes, two from along-the-ground shots. They had the ball in the net again (but were deprived of the “goal” through a free-kick having to be re-taken as the whistle had blown earlier. The Hammers made a tremendous rally to level the scores at 3-3 four minutes after the interval, and heavy rain could have brought about an abandonment. But Newcastle were destined to win, and goals in the 60th and 64th minutes made the final score-line 5-3 to them.

20 February 1960

DAVID SPEEDIE (1993) Born this day Glenrothes, Scotland

GEOFF HURST makes his Hammers debut against NOTTINGHAM FOREST at the City Ground

DAVE DUNMORE makes his Hammers debut against BLACKBURN ROVERS

Blackburn Rovers were the visitors for a First Division match at Upton Park, and 25,921 spectators were in attendance. Rovers made a lot of positional changes, and Brian Rhodes was in Hammers' goal to replace Noel Dwyer. A newcomer to our squad was Dave Dunmore. who had been involved in an exchange deal with Spurs for Johnny Smith. Dave's overhead kick was headed in by Malcolm Musgrove for our second goal in the 25th minute; four minutes earlier Phil Woosnam had converted Andy Malcolm's through pass. Louis Bimpson made it 2 -1 on the hour, but nothing of great consequence happened after that and Rovers failed to put on a show worthy of F.A. Cup Semi-Finalists.

30 March 1960

NOEL CANTWELL (15th caps) and NOEL DWYER (2nd cap) both represent REPUBLIC of IRELAND against CHILE International Friendly Dalymount Park, Dublin 2-0

28,818 were at Upton Park for the London derby v. Arsenal, but were unrewarded with any goals, However, the 0 -0 draw was largely due to the goalkeepers, Hammers' Brian Rhodes and the Gunners' Jack Kelsey receiving special commenda¬tions. Kelsey and his colleague Mel Charles were due to play for Wales the following Wednesday with Hammers' Phil Woosnam. Others among international honours in the previous week were our two Noels - Cantwell and Dwyer - plus Arsenal's Joe Haverty.

6 April 1960

PHIL WOOSNAM 4th WALES cap against NORTHERN IRELAND Home Championship Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 3-2

Ted Fenton's West Ham United upset the form book to topple Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground on this day in 1960. Victory here was some turnaround, considering the Hammers were still reeling from a 5-0 thumping at Molineux four days previously. On the day, wingers Malcolm Musgrove and Mike Grice were on target for West Ham, while Scottish forward Alex Dawson bagged the visitor's goal. Manchester United, however, would not have to wait long to wreak revenge, with the reverse fixture scheduled for 18 April. This time braces courtesy of Dawson and Bobby Charlton helped Matt Busby's men to a 5-3 win at Old Trafford. Incidentally, Dawson would subsequently sign for Preston North End, for whom he scored in the 3-2 FA Cup final defeat to the Hammers at Wembley in 1964. Elsewhere, a then 19-year-old Bobby Moore was in the midst of his breakthrough campaign, as he turned out in claret and blue for just the 15th time here. As it transpired, the Hammers' 2-1 win would be their last league success of the campaign, as a further three defeats, (including that at Old Trafford), and a final-day draw with Sheffield Wednesday followed. A tally of 38 points saw West Ham sit 14th come the final reckoning, while Manchester United secured seventh spot.

EDDIE BOVINGTON makes his Hammers debut against MANCHESTER UNITED at Old Trafford

Luton Town's final home game of the 1959-60 season was the last First Division fixture to take place at Kenilworth Road until the Hatters' promotion in 1974. Only 11,404 were there to see that finale - a striking reflection on the situation twelve months earlier when Luton were at Wembley to meet Nottingham Forest in the F.A. Cup Final (which they lost 1-2). The Hammers defence had a bad first half, beginning with an "own goal" in the third minute. Joe McBride (24 mins) and George Cummins (32 mins) made it 3-0, and Town could have had more. Eventually Dave Dunmore made the score look more respectable with a 69th-minute shot from the edge of the penalty area, but the Hammers were a well-beaten side.

11 May 1960

NOEL DWYER 3rd REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap against WEST GERMANY International Friendly in Dusseldorf 1-0

 

18 May 1960

NOEL CANTWELL (16th cap) and NOEL DWYER (4th cap) both represent REPUBLIC of IRELAND against SWEDEN International Friendly Malmo Stadium, Malmo 1-4

 

12 June 1960

HARRY CRIPPS joins east London rivals MILLWALL

 

60_01_09 Huddersfield Town v. WHU FAC3

Image courtsey of Richard Miller

West Ham welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Boleyn Ground. The home supporters were shocked when the Wanderers took an eighth-minute lead through Parry, followed by a second from Stevens five minutes later. The Hammers were back in the game on 17 when Noel Cantwell headed the ball goalwards and Johnny Dick whipped it home. West Ham went on the offensive, but Dick saw his shot headed off the line before CantweU hit an upright as the Trotters held on to secure a 2-1 win that left the hosts in tenth position.