A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1963-64 Friendlies

KLUB SPORTOWY GORNIK (Poland)

American International Soccer League : Group 1 Play off (1st Leg)

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

1 - 1 (Byrne)

31 July 1963

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Brabrook

PUBLIC PRACTICE MATCH : Colts XI v. Selected XI

63_07_31 WHU v. Gornik 63_07_31 WHU v. Gornik inside

The Championship Play-off

KLUB SPORTOWY GORNIK (Poland)

American International Soccer League : Group 1 Play off (2nd Leg)

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

1 - 0 (Hurst)

4 August 1963

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey (Bovington)

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Brabrook

63_08_04 WHU v. Gornik inside

The American Challenge Cup

63_08_11 Dulka v. WHU

DUKLA PRAGUE (Czechoslovakia)

American Challenge Cup Final (1st Leg)

Soldiers Field : Chicago

0 - 1

7 August 1963

Att: 11,000

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst (Sealey)

Scott

63_08_07 Dukla v. WHU Friendly

DUKLA PRAGUE (Czechoslovakia)

American Challenge Cup Final (2nd Leg)

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Scott

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

1 - 1 (Scott)

11 August 1963

Att: 15,000

63_08_04 WHU v. Gornik 63_08_19 Public Practice Match

BEXLEY UNITED COLTS

Park View Road

6 - 1

21 August 1963

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

ASHFORD TOWN : Grand Floodlit Game

63_11_06 Ashford Town v. WHU Friendly

Essella Park Ground

7 - 1 (Byrne 4, Brabrook, Moore, Smith)

6 November 1963

63_08_07 Dukla v. WHU Friendly back

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

Away

7 - 1 (Hugo 4, Bovington, Dear, Sissons)

3 December 1963

Dickie, Burnett, Presland, Bovington, Bickles, Charles J., Dear, Bennett, Hugo, Sissons, Dryden

ENGLAND YOUTH XI : Representative Match

63_12_10 WHU v. England Youth XI Friendly

Upton Park

0 - 2

10 December 1963

ALL STAR XI : John Lyall Testimonial Match

64_04_27 WHU v. All Star XI - Signed

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Hurst 4, Redknapp)

27 April 1964

Att: 18,800

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Bovington (Dawkins)

Brown

Moore

Brabrook (Redknapp)

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

RAINHAM TOWN : Deri Stephens Memorial Trophy

64_05_07 Rainham Town v. WHU Stepens Memorial 64_05_07 Rainham Town v. WHU Stepens Memorial back

Deri Park

6 - 2 (Brown 3 Bovington, Dickie [pen], Hurst)

7 May 1964

LYALL John Testimonial

John Lyall at the kick-off with West Ham's Bobby Moore and John Dick captain for the All Stars XI team

ESSEX BOYS v. LONDON BOYS : Charles Smeathers' Trophy

EAST HAM BOYS v. WEST HAM BOYS : Directors Cup

Upton Park

0 - 2

18 April 1964

Upton Park

? - ?

21 April 1964

Standen

Bond

Kirkup

Peters

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Hurst

Byrne

Boyce

Sealey (Smith)

Dickie

Kirkup

Bond

Bovington

Brown

Howe

Brabrook

Dear

Sealey

Hurst

Scott

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

Essex Boys Team:

P. Everitt (Ww), R. Glozier (EH), A. Rushbridge (Co), A. Trott (F), T. Brooking (I), G. Cronin (F), R. Cross (EH), P. Day (Co), F. Lampard (WH), B. Simmonds (I), J. Eve (Sd), R. Twigg (Ho).

64_04_21 WH Boys v. East Ham Boys Season 1963-64 1962-63 Friendlies 1964-65 Friendlies

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Sissons

Dryden

The players who returned to the United States on July 29th for the play-off against the Klub Sportowy Gornik of Zabrze, Poland differed from the original party. Coming in to the group were Eddie Bovington and Brian Rhodes, while Dave Bickles, Lawrie Leslie and Johnny Sissons were eliminated; accompanying these were our Chairman, Mr. R. H. Pratt, J.P., with Ron Greenwood and Bill Jenkins.

In addition, by special invitation, the wives of the married players and the lady friends of the bachelors also made the trip, and their support was very welcome in the fortnight which was to follow.

Under floodlights on the Wednesday night we were held to a 1-1 draw after taking the lead in the 21st minute. A pass from Peter Brabrook was helped on by Geoff Hurst, whose shot was diverted by goalkeeper Kostka; however, Johnny Byrne quickly fastened on to the ball and hit it left-footed into the comer of the net. Then the effects of a tiring journey across the Atlantic began to take its toll, and the Poles came right back into the game - although their goal was the outcome of a defensive error. But, all in all, it was a fair result, and we faced the second leg on the following Sunday with confidence, the players having by then become re-acclimatised.

Sunday afternoon's second leg was full of incidents. There was plenty of excitement even before Geoff Hurst got the only goal of the match four minutes from half-time. This came through a long kick downfield by Jim Standen, that was brought under control by Johnnv Byrne and passed to Hurst who rounded one man and banged home his ninth goal of the tournament.

After the interval Gornik had two goals disallowed for offside, and this upset some Polish supporters who invaded the field and attacked referee Jim McLean. It took about half-an-hour to restore order, during which time the players left the field and the Gornik Club president (Dr. Stefan Barabach) appealed in Polish for the fans to restore order. The referee was unable to resume, and a linesman took over for the remaining 18 minutes.

The rest of the game was without incident, and the Hammers held on to deservedly gain success that was commended by Dr. Barabach.

Upton Park

1 - 3

19 August 1963

COLTS XI:  (Sissons)

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

Dawkins

Charles J.

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Sissons

Dryden

 

SELECT XI:  (Hugo 2, Dear)

 

Leslie (Rhodes)

Bond (Presland)

Lyall

Bovington

Bickles

Lansdowne (White W.)

Dear

Herbage

Hugo

Gadston

Gray P.

 

 

The Public Practice Match at Upton Park was in the nature of a "challenge contest" insofar that we fielded our Colts Team which won major honours last season against a Selected XI composed of senior players with other youngsters on our staff.

The "Selects" got a goal through Brian Dear in the first minute and John Sissons equalised ten minutes later. Further goals by Roger Hugo and Joe Gadston made the final score 3-1 against the Colts in an interesting game before a 2,900 gate.