A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1963-64 South East Counties League

CHELSEA : South East Counties League

Hendon

0 - 3

4 January 1964

Hadlow

Needham

Porter

Stables

Andrew

Herbage

Gadston

Lillington

West

Enright

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PORTSMOUTH : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Enright)

11 January 1964

Hadlow, Bates, Porter, Needham, Stables, James, Allix, West, Lillington, Enright, Main

LEYTON ORIENT : FA Youth Cup (Third Round)

Brisbane Road

5 - 2 (Dryden 2, Sissons 2, Britt)

20 January 1964

Att: 5,600

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Sissons

Dryden

64_01_20 Leyton Orient v. WHU FAYC3

LUTON TOWN : South East Counties League

Stockington Road

0 - 6

25 January 1964

Hadlow

Levett

Ackerman

Stables

James

Porter

Allix

Gadston

Lillington

Stockley

Main

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CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League

Purley

1 - 1 (Greest)

8 February 1964

Skeels

Stables

Porter

Lillington

James

Stockley

Greest

Gadston

Enright

Walker

Allix

ARSENAL : FA Youth Cup (Fourth Round)

Highbury

1 - 2 (Britt)

10 February 1964

Att: 3,862

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Sissons

Dryden

LUTON TOWN : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (Greest)

15 February 1964

Hadlow, Stables, Porter, Stockley, James, Lillington, Greest, Gadston, Enright, Walker, Allix

LEYTON ORIENT : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Semi-Final)

Brisbane Road

3 - 2 (Britt 2, Dryden)

17 February 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Herbage

Dryden

MILLWALL : South East Counties League

Away

1 - 4 (Allix)

22 February 1964

Skeels

Stables

Porter

Westlake

James

Stockley

Greest

Herbage

Lillington

Gadston

Allix

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : South East Counties League

Loftus Road

0 - 4

24 February 1964

Hadlow

Stables

Porter

Needham

Westlake

Hartley

Enright

Herbage

Holmes

Gadston

Allix

PORTSMOUTH : South East Counties League

Fratton Park

1 - 4 (Lillington)

29 February 1964

Hadlow

Stables

Ackerman

West

Blake

Enright

Stockley

Lillington

????

Gadston

Allix

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Gadston)

7 March 1964

Hadlow, Harrison, Ackerman, Stockley, James, Lillington, Stables, Gadston, Holmes, Lynn, Allix

CHELSEA : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Final 1st-leg)

Stamford Bridge

0 - 2

11 March 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Herbage

Dryden

BEXLEY UNITED : South East Counties League

Hospital Ground

2 - 2 (Enright, Stables)

14 March 1964

Hadlow

Bates

Ackerman

Stockley

Lillington

Hubbard

Stables

Gadston

Schartau

Enright

Allix

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : London Youth Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

7 - 0 (Britt 3, Sissons 2, Bennett, Dryden)

18 March 1964

Att: 1,500

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Sissons

Dryden

FULHAM : South East Counties League

Craven Cottage

2 - 2 (Gadston, Herbage)

21 March 1964

Hadlow

Bates

Ackerman

Lillington

James

Hartley

Stables

McArthur

Gadston

Herbage

Allix

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : South East Counties League

Away

1 - 6 ( ? )

11 April 1964

ARSENAL : London Youth Cup (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Britt 2, Sissons)

13 April 1964

Att: 5,000

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Herbage

Sissons

ARSENAL : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 8

18 April 1964

?

CHELSEA : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Final 2nd leg)

Upton Park

1 - 3 (Britt)

20 April 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Herbage

Sissons

LEYTON ORIENT : London Youth Cup (FInal)

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Britt, Howe)

28 April 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Dawkins

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Britt

Bennett

WATFORD : South East Counties League

Away

0 - 3

25 April 1964

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1962-63 SECL Season 1963-64

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Our exit from the F.A. Youth Cup at Highbury was a somewhat inglorious one, as we threw away a game in which we had chances enough to win. Arsenal Colts did not have a great deal to offer in the way of constructive football but they had the vital factor of determination, and after levelling our goal they got another three minutes from time to settle the issue in their favour.

Some over-robust tackling brought knocks that required the trainer's attention to our inside-forward trio, but although these slowed us down lor a time we went in front in the 62nd minute ; a throw-in from John Sissons was moved on with a nice pass from Bobby Howe for Martin Britt to left-foot the ball home from 10 yards' range. Eight minutes later an unnecessary foul brought the Gunners a free-kick which left-half Clark headed home for the equaliser. Another header from inside-forward Jenkins ended our grip on the trophy which we so gloriously gained last season.

It was undoubtedly the poorest showing given by our full Colts Team this season, and the large proportion of Hammers' fans among the 3,862 spectators had cause for disappointment at seeing a match which lacked much of the good football which we have come to expect from our under-18 champions.

64_02_10 Arsenal v. WHU FAYC4 64_02_17 Leyton Orient v. WHU SJFC Semi-Final

The Colts quickly redeemed themselves when they visited the Brisbane Road Ground to meet Leyton Orient in the Semi-Final of the Southern Junior Floodlit Cup, as during the first half they played extremely well and built up a two-goal lead; Martin Britt got both these, the first by means of a good header from Trevor Dawkins' centre and the second with a strong shot on the turn.

In the second half the O's put on a lot of pressure and the exchanges got a little heated. There was overmuch robustness and too little football, and before long Leyton had equalised through Price and Lambert. However, the Hammers pulled together again, and amid great excitement we built up a splendid move that ended with John Dryden running on to the final pass to net a last-minute decider.

With John Sissons away on First Team duty Alan Herbage came into the team at inside-left; he had a very good first half and proved a capable deputy.

64_02_24 QPR v. WHU SECL 64_03_11 Chelsea v. WHU SJFC Final 64_03_18 WHU v. Tottenham LYC 64_03_21 Fulham v. WHU SECL 64_04_13 WHU v. Arsenal LYC Semi-Final 64_04_20 WHU v. Chelsea SJFC Final 64_04_28 Leyton Orient v. WHU LYC Final

5,000 spectators saw our Colts defeat Arsenal Colts by 3-1 in the Semi-Final of the London Youth Cup at Upton Park. The easy manner in which our youngsters gained victory only emphasised the fact that we could well have still been in the F.A. Youth Cup had not we allowed the Young Gunners to get away with a 2-1 margin in the fourth Round of the national competition at Highbury last February.

After a tenth-minute goal by Martin Britt we again let the advantage slip nine minutes before teh interval when Arsenal equalised. But within a minute og the resumption Britt connected witha grand header, and with 20 minutes to go again nodded the ball to John Sissons who netted from close in. The Gunners’ tackling was a bit robust at times, but our superior skill was the decisive factor. The vacancy in our regular forward-line due to John Dryden’s enfprced absence has been filled by Alan Herbage, and the newcomer fitted in well with his colleagues on this occasion. We are now at home to Leyton Orient Colts in the Final.

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1964-65 SECL