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1959-60 Football League : First Division

PRESTON NORTH END : Football League First Division

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League First Division

CANTWELL Noel v Sheff Wed

Hillsborough

0 - 7

28th November 1959

Att: 38,367

CANTWELL Noel v PNE

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Deepdale

1 - 1 (Musgrove)

25 August 1959

Att: 29,433

Cantwell heads clear a Preston corner as Hatsell jumps too late

Turkey Xmas 1959

Wednesday 23 December 1959 : Players receiving their Christmas Turkeys at the training ground

LUTON TOWN : Football League First Division

WOODLEY Derek First v. Luton

Derek Woodley Scores on his debut

Manager: Ted Fenton

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Grice, Keeble, Smith)

22 August 1959

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Burnden Park

1 - 5 (Keeble)

12 September 1959

Att: 24,240

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell  

Malcolm

Brown

Smith  

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Smillie

Musgrove

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Bond)

14 September 1959

Att: 36,831

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell  

Malcolm

Brown

Smith  

Wragg

Woosnam

Keeble

Brett

Grice

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

Stamford Bridge

4 - 2 (Dick 2, Musgrove, Woosnam)

19 September 1959

Att: 54,349

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

59_11_14 Arsenal v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

59_09_19 Chelsea v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

59_08_22 WHU v. Leicester City 59_08_25 Preston v. WHU

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

Turf Moor

3 - 1 (Grice, Smillie, Woosnam)

29 August 1959

Att: 26,756

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Smillie

Musgrove

59_08_29 Burnley v. WHU 59_08_31 WHU v. Preston North End

PRESTON NORTH END : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Keeble, Smillie)

31 August 1959

Att: 31,916

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Smillie

Musgrove

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Keeble)

5 September 1959

Att: 27,777

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Smillie

Musgrove

59_09_05 WHU v. Leeds United 59_09_09 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

White Hart Lane

2 - 2 (Keeble, Musgrove)

9 September 1959

Att: 58,909

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Smillie

Musgrove

59_09_12 Bolton v. WHU 59_09_14 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 59_09_19 Chelsea v. WHU 59_09_21 WHU v. Leyton Orient Essex Final

LEYTON ORIENT : Essex Professional Cup (Final)

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Brett, Cantwell, Dick, Lea [og])

21 September 1959

Att: ?

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Hurst

Woodley

Woosnam

Brett

Dick

Musgrove

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Musgrove 2, Grice, Woosnam)

26 September 1959

Att: 29,957

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

59_09_26 WHU v. WBA

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division

St James' Park

0 - 0

3 October 1959

Att: 41,924

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

59_10_03 Newcastle United v. WHU 59_10_10 WHU v. Luton Town

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Woodley 2, Keeble)

10 October 1959

Att: 23,266

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Woodley

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

MILLWALL : Southern Floodlight Cup (First Round)

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Wragg 2, Musgrove)

13 October 1959

Att: 8,250

Dwyer

Bond

Cripps

Malcolm

Brown

Boyce

Wragg

Woodley

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

59_10_13 WHU v. Millwall SFC1 59_10_17 Everton v. WHU

EVERTON : Football League First Division

Goodison Park

1 - 0 (Musgrove)

17 October 1959

Att: 30,563

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Cartwright

Keeble

Smillie

Musgrove

BLACKPOOL : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Musgrove)

24 October 1959

Att: 32,374

Dwyer

Bond

Kirkup

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Cantwell

Dick

Musgrove

59_10_24 WHU v. Blackpool 59_10_26 WHU v. Reading SFC 2

READING : Southern Floodlight Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Obeney 4, Grice, Smillie)

26 October 1959

Att: 5,400

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Smillie

Musgrove

FULHAM : Football League First Division

Craven Cottage

0 - 1

31 October 1959

Att: 44,858

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

59_10_31 Fulham v. WHU 59_11_07 WHU v. Manchester City

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Cantwell [pen], Musgrove, Obeney, McTavish [og])

7 November 1959

Att: 25,243

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

Highbury

3 - 1 (Dick, Musgrove, Obeney)

14 November 1959

Att: 49,583

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

59_11_14 Arsenal v. WHU 59_11_21 WHU v. Wolverhampton

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Dick 3)

21 November 1959

Att: 37,941

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

59_11_28 Sheffield Wednesday v. WHU 59_12_05 WHU v. Nottingham Forest

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League First Division

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Obeney 2, Woosnam 2)

5 December 1959

Att: 25,765

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

LEYTON ORIENT : Southern Floodlight Cup (Third Round)

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Musgrove 2, Bond, Woosnam)

7 December 1959

Att: 8,606

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

59_12_07 WHU v. Leyton Orient SFC 3 59_12_12 Blackburn v. WHU

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League First Division

Ewood Park

2 - 6 (Dick, Woosnam)

12 December 1959

Att: 22,261

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Filbert Street

1 - 2 (Obeney)

19 December 1959

Att: 17,316

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

59_12_19 Leicester City v. WHU 59_12_26 Birmingham City v. WHU 59_12_28 WHU v. Birmingham City

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division

St Andrews

0 - 2

26 December 1959

Att: 29,745

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Woodley

Woosnam

Brett

Dick

Musgrove

Hammers get the Bird

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BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Musgrove 2, Brett)

28 December 1959

Att: 26,154

Dwyer

Kirkup

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Woodley

Smillie

Brett

Dick

Musgrove

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

5th December 1959

LEE CHAPMAN (1993-1995) Born this day Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 

Much travelled veteran striker who signed for Hammers on the same hectic day as Mike Marsh and David Burrows, having rejected a move to Upton Park

in favour of Portsmouth five months earlier. Made a dream start to his Hammers career by scoring after just 33 minutes, in a 2-1 victory over high fliers Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on the 18th September 1993. The son of former Aston Villa , Mansfield, Port Vale and Lincoln inside-forward Roy,

"Chappie" started his career at Stoke City. After nightmare spells with Arsenal and Sunderland, he enjoyed better luck with Sheffield Wednesday before embarking on an ill-fated excursion to struggling French Second Division side Niort. His return to England saw him enjoy a change of fortune and with it

came the most rewarding spells of his career, with Nottingham Forest and Leeds United. Won a championship medal and indeed, finished top scorer in each

of his three seasons at Elland Road.  At 6ft 1in. his aerial threat made him an ideal target man, and ended his first season at Upton Park in second place in

the scoring charts with 11 goals. Sadly after Christmas his impact was not as great, and when the net stopped bulging he became the target of some harsh abuse from the frustrated Upton Park crowd. Despite heading home vital winners against Notts County and Kidderminster in the F.A. Cup, he struggled to

hold onto his place following Hammers' shock exit from the competition. A pre-season friendly against Oxford City, Harry even replaced his injured striker

with a fan who claimed he could do better! Married to actress Leslie Ash, and a wine connoisseur, "Chappie" was also carving out a name for himself in the media as a soccer pundit. Lee was loaned out to Southend United, initially for a month, but after scoring in his first game for the Shrimpers, Ipswich Town stepped in and took him to Portman Road for £70,000 in January 1995.

RON BRETT makes his Hammers debut against TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR at Upton Park

West Ham United came out on top in a high-scoring London derby at Chelsea on this day in 1959. The Hammers had already contested eight league fixtures before making the short trip across the capital to take on Chelsea, and they sat seventh in the table going into the fixture.

Their standing would remain the same after the 90 minutes, but they would be content with taking both points home with them following a thriller. John Dick bagged a brace, while Malcolm Musgrove and Phil Woosnam also hit the target for a free-scoring Hammers side. Musgrove would notch 20 goals that campaign as West Ham ended 14th in Division One - four places above their opponents from that day

West Ham had finished sixth in the first season back in the First Division in 1958/59 and they rose to that same position after thumping The Baggies 4-1 at the Boleyn Ground. Mike Grice put the Hammers in front before Phil Woosnam scored the hosts' second goal in front of a 29,957-strong crowd. Winger Malcolm Musgrove then added the gloss to a superb home victory with two goals of his own. Ted Fenton's side could unfortunately not maintain their fine early season form and ended the campaign in 14th place, losing 3-2 at The Hawthorns in the return fixture.

DEREK WOODLEY makes his Hammers debut against LUTON TOWN at Upton Park

JOHNNY CARTWRIGHT makes his Hammers debut against EVERTON at Goodison Park

1 November 1959

 

NOEL DWYER 7th Hammer to represent REPUBLIC of IRELAND, NOEL CANTWELL wins his 14th cap in the same match against

SWEDEN International Friendly Dalymount Park, Dublin 3-2

Third-placed West Ham made it six consecutive home wins with a resounding victory against Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground before an attendance of 25,243. Noel Cantwell netted a third-minute penalty before Bert Trautmann saved well from Harry Obeney and John Dick to keep it at 1-0. However, Trautmann was beaten by an own-goal by Alan McTavish before half-time, and Obeney and Malcolm Musgrove added further strikes after the break. Five minutes from time, City got a consolation goal when Hayes got in a shot which was deflected into the net by home centre-half Ken Brown.

West Ham United won 3-1 at Highbury against Arsenal, using a new colourful change-strip for the first time in a League match; remember those light blue jerseys with two claret bands?

14 November 1959

PHIL WOOSNAM wins his 3rd WALES cap

SCOTLAND Home Championship at Hampden Park, Glasgow 1-1

 

18 November 1959

KEN BROWN becomes 12th Hammer to represent ENGLAND

NORTHERN IRELAND Home Championship Wembley Stadium, London 2-1

There was a tremendous battle in prospect at Upton Park with Wolves as the visitors. The Hammers topped the table with 23 points from 17 games on goal-average, but Preston North End and the Midlanders also had the same figure against their names. It was to prove a delightful exhibition of Footballl, and the sporting spirit was demonstrated by the first foul being recorded no less than 36 minutes after the kick-off! We led by 3-0 with only half-an-hour to go (John Dick scored a hat-trick), but the Molineux side fought back to net twice in three minutes. Although Dick was man-of-the-match in our 3-2 victory. Much credit on our part was due to Brian Rhodes, playing his initial First Division game of the season in place of goalkeeper Noel Dwyer.

22 November 1959

FRANK McAVENNIE (1985-1987 & 1989-1992) Born this day Glasgow, Scotland

 

The Scottish striker started the first of two spells at the Boleyn Ground in style after signing from St Mirren in the summer of 1985, helping the Boys of 86 secure the Club's highest ever finish of third in the top flight. Originally signed as an attacking midfielder, an injury to Paul Goddard in the opening game pushed him up front and McAvennie formed a strong partnership with Tony Cottee. He notched 26 league goals - a tally only bettered by Everton's Gary Lineker in Division One that season - but following a less successful second season, he moved back north of the border to join Celtic in October 1987.

Less than two years later he was back with the Hammers, and although he suffered a broken leg at the start of the 1989/90 campaign, he helped the Club

win promotion back to the top flight the following year. In all he scored 60 goals for the Hammers in 190 games, and later turned out for Aston Villa,

Cliftonville, South China, Swindon Town, Airdrieonians and Falkirk before ending his career where it all began - at St Mirren.

Nottingham Forest were the visitors at Upton Park for a First Division fixture on this date in the calander, the teams provided an entertaining afternoon for the 25,765 spectators. There were plenty of good moves and shots, thrilling saves and five goals (all in the second half). Before we opened the scoring in the 59th minute there had been a series of near-misses at both ends although we had generally held the upper hand; however, once the scoring started it soon gathered momentum, and four came in the last ten minutes. "A couple of 'off line" shots led to two of our goals, as in each case the misdirected volley was collected by a team-mate and turned to full advantage. However, our final acceptance of chances was well-deserved, and credit was especially due to Malcolm Musgrove when he forced his way past several defenders to provide Phil Woosnam with the pass for his first goal. It was a good show of tenacity and team-work that brought the points. The Hammers’ scorers were: Harry Obeney (59, 83 mins), Phil Woosnam (79, 88 mins): Stewart Imlach replied for Forest six minutes from time to make the final count 4-1.

A home game with Leicester City brought 27,996 fans to the Boleyn Ground for the opening game of the Division One season. The early exchanges were even until the 24th minute when Malcolm Musgrove squared a pass to John Smith who cracked a low drive home from the edge of the penalty area. The second half saw the Hammers in control and after 71 minutes they went further ahead when John Bond centred to Vic Keeble, who headed past McLaren. The game was won five minutes from time when a Johnny Dick free kick found Mike Grice who scored with a header.

Another season started well, with a 3-0 home win over Leicester City followed by a draw at Preston and a fine 3-1 victory at Burnley. Then after an exciting 2-2 draw at Tottenham the Hammers slumped to a 5-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers. There were 54,349 inside Stamford Bridge to see the Hammers bounce back with a 4-2 victory over Chelsea. A week later Phil Woosnam, in sparkling form, inspired the team to a 4-1 home win against West Bromwich Albion. After Manchester City were beaten 4-1 at the Boleyn, a trip to Arsenal brought a 3-1 victory and put the Hammers top of the table. The following home game brought a visit from league champions Wolverhampton Wanderers. A sell-out crowd roared as Johnny Dick gave the Hammers a 3-0 lead with a stunning hat-trick. Wolves fought back with two goals but the Hammers held on to win 3-2.

League leaders West Ham were then totally shocked away to Sheffield Wednesday as the Yorkshire team won 7-0. The Hammers never recovered from this setback and a fortnight later lost 6–2 at Blackburn Rovers. The New Year brought further misery as Burnley won 5–2 at the Boleyn followed by Second Division Huddersfield Town winning 5-1 in the FA Cup.

In February there was some cheer as John Bond scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 home win against Chelsea, but the next home game brought a 5–3 defeat to Newcastle. By April the team were falling fast in the table and suffered a 5-0 defeat at Wolves and a 5-3 beating at Manchester United. The season ended with a placing of fourteenth, a huge disappointment after topping the table in November.

7 September 1959

RAY STEWART (1979-1990) Born this day Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland

 

Raised in the quite village of Stanley, Perthshire. He signed schoolboy forms for Scottish Premier League club Dundee United at the age of 16 and made

such an impact as a young defender with obvious leadership qualities, that he went on to captain Scotland at schoolboy, youth and under-21 level.

After just 44 league games for Dundee United, he became Britain's most expensive teenager in September 1979, when West Ham manager John Lyall

paid £430,000 to bring him to the East London club. Ray made his initial Hammers debut in the Football League Cup against Barnsley at Oakwell on the

4th September 1979 in a 2-1 victory. Eight months later, Ray had established himself as a firm favourite at Upton Park and was a key member of Hammers' F.A. Cup winning side - his dramatic late penalty in the quarter -final against Aston Villa having helped the Hammers' march towards Wembley.

The Hammers were back there again the following March, when Ray - who had been awarded the first of his 10 full Scottish caps by then - scored an even more dramatic spot kick to put West Ham level with Liverpool in injury-time. Hammers were beaten in the League Cup Final replay but the season ended

in style for Ray and his team mates as they annexed the Second Division championship with a record points haul. "Tonka" - the nickname by which Ray became known for because of his ability to strike the ball with such venom and accuracy, especially from the penalty spot - has experienced all the

Hammers highs and lows...from the glory of their best-ever third place in Division One, to the heartbreak of relegation just three seasons later.

Ray spent the last 18 months of his Upton Park career battling hard to overcome a serious knee injury that threatened to end his playing days.

Yet throughout his ordeal he remained one of West Ham United's most popular characters. Ray later managed Scottish club Livingston then St Johnston.

We met Leyton Orient in the Final of the 1958-59 Essex Professional Cup competition at Upton Park. The O's made a swift opening and went ahead in the fourth minute through Malcolm Lucas, but John Dick put us on level terms at the interval by converting Derek Woodley's pass. The game remained even until 20 minutes after the breather when Noel Cantwell netted after a free-kick (this being hotly disputed for offside), but from thence onward we were well on top and goals in the last five minutes from Ron Brett and Cyril Lea (own goal) made the final score 4-1 in our favour.

8 October 1959

PAUL HILTON (1984-1989) Born this day Oldham

 

It was a case of: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" for this adventurous back four or midfield player. On the receiving end of Hammers' record 10-0 League

Cup thrashing of Bury in 1984, Born in Oldham, Hilton represented England at Under-18 level and played for Chadderton before being snapped up by

‘The Shakers’ in 1978. He made the transition from Fourth to First Division with remarkable ease. A former England Schoolboy international in the centre-forward position, he still showed his attacking flair at set-pieces and in  his general play, making his debut against Watford at Upton Park in a 2-4 defeat on

the 21 February 1984. In November 1989, at just 30 years of age "Hilts" had decided to call it a day following a long and frustrating struggle to overcome a serious knee injury. With the appointment of Billy Bonds as First Team manager he took on the role of youth and reserve coach as part of the Hammers

back-room team. Hilton has also spent time at Ipswich Town, Gillingham and Stevenage as Head of Youth.

12 October 1959

PAUL GODDARD (1980-1986) Born this day Harlington, Middlesex

 

This exciting striker created a club record fee of £800,000 when signed from Queens Park Rangers in September 1980. His subsequent displays at club and Under-21 international level proved him to be worth every penny of that vast outlay. Made his Hammers debut at the start of the 1980-81 Second Division campaign against Luton Town in a 1-2 defeat at the Boleyn on the 16 August. Nicknamed "Sarge" by his colleagues, after his Boy's Brigade days, the

clean-cut Goddard seemed destined for the highest honours in the game until injuries hampered his progress in the 1983-84 season, but he returned to top form in the following season. He won a Second Division Championship and Football League Cup Runners-up medal in 1981. Transferred to Newcastle United in November 1986 for a fee of £425,000 after he could no longer break back into the First Team due to the fine form of both Cottee and McAvennie. Later transferred to Derby County after his family couldn't settle in the North-East. Millwall acquired his services in the 1989-90 season, and former manager John Lyall plucked him from The Den on a free transfer to enjoy a successful period Ipswich Town, helping them towards a place in the newly formed Premier Division. “Sarge” rejoined the Hammers at the start of the 2001-02 campaign as coach to the first team under the leadership of  Glenn Roeder.  Parted company with the Hammers when new manager Alan Pardew took control soon after the start of the 2003-04 campaign.

Although we had hoped to field our regular First XI against Millwali in the Southern Floodlight Cup, circumstances forced us to make several changes. Phil Woosnam and John Smith were not available owing to international requirements, Mike Grice had not recovered from his influenza bout and Noel Cantwell was also unavailable. We had hoped to play John Lyall at left-back, but then had to release him at a late hour owing to his father being taken seriously ill. Further complications were caused by the fact that several of our younger professionals were playing against Chelsea Colts on the following evening and injuries also limited our choice. However, we finally selected an XI to do duty, and had the pleasure of seeing Harry Cripps and Ron Boyce make their First XI debuts. Both did very well, and we were most pleased with their performances which helped us to a 3-1 victory before an 8,250 attendance. There were some clever moves throughout the game by the Hammers, and in general we proved comfortable winners that could have been reflected by a larger margin. Doug Wragg scored two opportunist solo goals (24 and 66 mins.) and Malcolm Musgrove combined well with Vic Keeble to score our third three minutes from time. The Lions hit back within a minute to make the score look more respectable from their angle (Moyse was the scorer), but they were never really in the game.

Harry Cripps and Ron Boyce made their Hammers debut against Millwall at Upton Park

17 October 1959

 

PHIL WOOSNAM 2nd WALES cap

ENGLAND Home Championship Ninian Park, Cardiff 1-1

30 October 1959

NICKY MORGAN (1979-1983) Born this day Eltham, London

 

Useful striker, who was unable to win a regular place in the First Team. Signed apprentice professional in July 1976, full pro in October 1977; made his

League bow against Luton Town in a Second Division 1-0 victory on the 9th April 1979. Gained invaluable experience on the Continent when he was loaned

out to Hammers' 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup opponents - Den Haag during the 1981-82 season, scoring 7 goals in 16 appearances for the Dutch club. With the signing of Dave Swindlehurst from Derby County, Morgan jumped at the chance to lead the front-line for Bobby Campbell's Third Division side Portsmouth, joining the Fratton Park side in March 1983 for £50,000. Later played for Stoke City and Bristol City.

18 November 1959

JIMMY QUINN (1989-1991) Born this day Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Quinn was playing for Oswestry Town when Swindon Town spotted him in 1981. Made his League debut for them v. Walsall in March 1982 but scored only

10 goals in 49 League games. Blackburn Rovers signed him for £32,000 in August 1984 and he contributed 17 goals in 71 League games for them.

In December 1986 Lou Macari took him back to Swindon at a cost of £50,000 and this time fired 30 goals in 64 League appearances. Macari wanted him to stay but Jimmy insisted on a move and Swindon realised £210,000 from his transfer to Leicester City. Did not settle at Filbert Street (6 goals in 31 Second Division outings) and it was Bradford City who opened the door. In December 1989 the Northern Ireland international rejoined Macari at Upton Park, "Quinny" made his Hammers debut against Barnsley at Upton Park in a Second Division clash ending in a 1-1 draw, he went on to net 13 goals in 20 League games including two against Brighton after he had been drafted on as substitute. Season 1990-91 was not a great one for Jimmy being on the subs bench more

times than playing and was eventually transferred to Bournemouth of the Third Division in the summer of 1991 for a fee of £40,000. In 1992 he joined

Reading to become their player-manager. Later played for Peterborough United, Swindon Town, Northwich Victoria, Hereford United, Hayes.

Then as player manager at both Northwich Victoria and Shrewsbury Town.

Dwyer

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith

Grice

Woosnam

Obeney

Dick

Musgrove

The Southern Floodlight Cup (Third Round) tie at Upton Park produced a splendid game between well-matched teams. A 4-3 victory enabled the Hammers to reach the Semi-Final, but we do not hesitate to give the O's every credit for their display and to say that we thought they were unfortunate not to force a draw. With the count at 3-3 with ten minutes to go it was the feeling ot most of the 8,606 spectators that this score would be the truest reflection of the play; both Xl's had battled manfully and cleanly on a pitch that was a veritable mud-patch "down the middle." However, it was not to be, and John Bond's sally into the opposing half brought the decider when his 25-yard drive struck Ken Facey and went "in off" by the opposite post from which Dave Groombridge was standing. Previously we had been treated to a combination of classic and astonishing goals. In the 6th minute Malcolm Musgrove flashed past the O's defence in a run from the half-way line and he got our second with another angled shot after a shorter run in the 28th minute. Between these Eddie Brown got a clever goal after a run through (20 mins.) and eight minutes before the interval Terry McDonald again equalised from a corner. A joyful Orient went 3-2 ahead five minutes after the breather when Phil White's attempted centre was sliced into the top far corner of the net, but Phil Woosnam levelled it up again by lobbing the ball just under the bar from the edge of the penalty-box before Groombridge could recover from making a clearance.