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1964-65 Friendlies

Three games on the Continent

A party of 16 players, together with Ron Greenwood, Bill Jenkins and Albert Walker left London Airport on Wednesday 5th August for a nine day visit to Austria and Germany. The main purpose of the trip was to play three matches against Continental opposition as a preliminary survey for the forthcoming European Cup Winners Cup competition.

FK AUSTRIA (Austria)

Prater Stadium, Vienna

3 - 0 (Sissons, Moore, Byrne)

7 August 1964

Standen, Bond, Burkett, Bovington, Brown, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons (Scott)

13,000 spectators were present to see us open against a club which ended as double runners-up this year in the Austrian league and cup. After six minutes Johnny Byrne put John Sissons away near the half-way line and the winger eluded his full-back and drew out Oezcon before putting us in front. Byrne’s throw-in during the 33rd minute was met by Bobby Moore, whose 25-yard drive made us two up; and two minutes later from Peter Brabrook’s pass Byrne scored the third with a shot on the turn. Fierce Austrian attacks in the first ten minutes after the interval were successfully repelled, and we held on comfortably to win 3-0. Sissons took an ankle-knock after an hour’s play, so Tony Scott substituted for the final half-hour.

GRAZ AK (Austria)

Graz

1 - 0 (Byrne)

10 August 1964

Standen, Kirkup, Burkett, Peters, Brown, Moore, Sealey, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst (Brabrook), Sissons (Scott)

Graz are another First Division club, and were extremely keen to put up a better showing than their Viennese rivals before the 6,000 spectators present on this occasion. We again started at a fast pace, and had a fourth-minute “goal” by Sissons disallowed for offside. But it was not until another 73 minutes had passed that we found the net again, when Byrne made a 40-yard run and beat threee opponents before scoring the only winner. Sissons again had to be substituted by Scott, this time due to a slight arm injury. The Austrians also gad their share of misfortune, two injuries and substitutions tending to upset their rhythm during the second half.

FC NURNBERG (West Germany)

Nurenburg

0 - 1

12 August 1964

Nurnberg were the West Germans’ entry for the European Cup Winners Cup last season, and they provided us with a very stiff test. Their 1-0 victory came through a fairly simple goal in the 35th minute, when Alleman back-heeled the ball for Nurnberg’s new signing from Kiel – Manfred Grief – to net from close range. We failed to successfully conclude several good chances, but even so it was only two really superb saves by   Wabra that stopped Bryne from gaining at least an equaliser before the 30,000 attendance.

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst (Peters)

Sissons (Sealey)

CRYSTAL PALACE : Inaugural Football Match

Crystal Palace Stadium

1 - 4 (Sissons)

19 August 1964

64_08_12 Nuremburg v. WHU 64_08_12 Nurrmburg v. WHU back 64_08_19 Crystal Palace v. WHU Inaugural

LUTON TOWN : Bob Morton Testimonial

64_11_04 Luton Town v. WHU Morton 64_11_04 Luton Town v. WHU Morton back

Kenilworth Road

4 - 3 (Sealey 2, Byrne, Peters)

4 November 1964

GILLINGHAM COLTS

Civil Service Ground

3 - 1 (Brooks, Shaw, Walker)

14 November 1964

Williams, Lampard, Cross, Stockley, Heffer, Walker, Nathan, Lavin, Shaw, Cordwell, Brooks

64_12_16 St Johnstone v. WHU OL

Muirton Park

4 - 3 (Byrne 3, Hurst)

16 December 1964

ST JOHNSTONE : Inauguration of Floodlights

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

IPSWICH TOWN : Youth

65_02_16 Ipswich Town v. WHU Youth Friendly

Portman Road

3 - 3 (Cross, Herbage, Simmons)

16 February 1965

Hadlow

March

Cross

James

Heffer

Kitchener

Redknapp

Herbage

Simmons

Hartley

Walker

ASHFORD TOWN

Town Ground

8 - 0 (Simmons 3, Herbage 2, Hartley, Kitchener, Redknapp)

10 March 1965

Hadlow, March, Cross, Thompson, Heffer, Kitchener, Redknapp, Herbage, Simmons, Hartley, Walker

STEVENAGE TOWN

65_03_31 Stevenage Town v. WHU Friendly

Broadhall Way

1 - 2 (Hugo)

31 March 1965

BATA SPORTS : Annual Charity Match

65_05_07 Bata Sports v. WHU Charity Match 65_05_07 Bata Sports v. WHU Charity Match back

Bata Sports Ground, East Tilbury

6 - 0 (Boyce 2, Sissons 2, Hurst, Peters)

7 May 1965

SHAMROCK ROVERS : Tommy Farrell & Tony Byrne Testimonial

65_05_12 Shamrock Rovers v. WHU

Dalymount Park, Dublin

3 - 1 (Hurst 2, Bennett)

12 May 1965

65_06_16 WHU v. Portuguesa 65_06_23 WHU v. Varese 65_06_28 WHU v. Portuguesa

THE NEW YORKERS (America)

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

1 - 2 (Boyce)

18 June 1965

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

TSV MUNICH 1860 (West Germany)

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

2 - 1 (Peters, Sealey)

20 June 1965

Standen

Bond (Sealey)

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Peters

Hurst

Boyce

Sissons

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

PORTUGUESA (Brazil)

Shea Stadium

3 - 6 (Boyce, Dear, Scott)

1 July 1965

Standen

Bovington

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Dear

Sissons

Scott

VARESE (Italy)

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Peters

Bovington

Boyce

Sealey

Dear

Hurst

Moore

Brabrook

THE NEW YORKERS (America)

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

1 - 3 (Hurst)

4 July 1965

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

2 - 2 (Bovington, Brown)

8 July 1965

Standen

Bovington

Burkett

Boyce

Brown

Moore

Scott

Peters

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

PORTUGUESA (Brazil)

Randalls Island Stadium : New York

0 - 2

13 July 1965

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne (Bovington)

Hurst

Dear

64_08_19 Crystal Palace v. WHU

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Moore

Brabrook (Sealey)

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

West Ham United won the American International League championship during the summer of 1963 the Hammers were invited to return the following season to defend the trophy. Although not able to accept the offer due to other committments, the invitation was extended again at the end of the 1964-65 season which the Hammers decided to take up and pay another visit to the USA. It was unfortunate that on this occasion the results were not as satisfactory as a couple of years ago, but we hope that in the long run the experience will prove valuable.

Defeat in the opening game put us off balance, but we appeared to have recovered our equilibrium by winning the second. However, the fixture list then decreed a ten-day break for the Hammers, and a reverse in our first game after the resumption of the programme virtually ended our interest in the championship. From thence onwards we made several team-changes and experimented with various formations, but high temperatures and a lack of atmosphere combined to make the conclusion more unsatisfactory than it might otherwise have been.

Friday 18th June v. The New Yorkers

 

Following a scoreless half in which we generally held the upper hand, the Americans went ahead a minute after the interval through an " own goal." They made it 2-0 through Kosmidis in the 66th minute, but a couple of minutes later Ron Boyce put us back in the reckoning - only for the opposition to hold out for a 2-1 victory.

Joe Kirkup hurt his back during this game, and did not play again during the tour.

Please note: The dates the games that took place differ from the dates printed on the programmes

Sunday 20th June v. TSV Munich 1860

 

This was Eddie Bovington's first competitive game since his injury three months earlier, and he came through the test quite satisfactorily. The Munich side had five changes from their Wembley line-up.

Following a splendid start Martin Peters headed past Radenkovic in the third minute. Munich levelling through Luttrop after ten minutes' play. After half-time Alan Sealey came out in place of John Bond, and we shuffled our line-up with eventual success ; Sealey missed a penalty that could have put us in a commanding position, but ensured victory when he headed home nine minutes from time.

Thursday 1st July v. Portugesa (Brazil)

 

Rain had postponed this fixture from the previous evening, but there was still a very humid atmosphere when we kicked-off against the Brazilians.

We made enough early openings to have sewn up the game, but found ourselves in arrears at the interval. Dida (16 mins.) and Mattar (18 mins.) scored against the run of the play before Brian Dear (32 nuns.) raced through and Tony Scott (42 mins.) converted Eddie Bovingtons pass for the Hammers; but right on the stroke of half-time Frade made i for the South Americans.

After Mattar scored again in the 53rd minute Ron Boyce kept our interest going with a 70th-minute conversion of Sealeys pass. Dida got his second in the 73rd minute, and with Mattar completing his hat-trick two minutes later the final count was 3-6 against us.

Sunday 4 July v. The New Yorkers

 

The Americans blasted us out of the game before half-time, Horst (5 mins, and 17 mins.) and Neubauer (28 mins.) being their scorers. Geoff Hurst got a goal in the 57th minute and Ron Boyce had one disallowed with six minutes to go, but we were well beaten.

Thursday 8 July v. Varese

 

Johnny  Byrne came back to active participation after a nine-weeks' absence through injury received in early April.   He showed up well, and

emerged full of confidence. We undeservedly trailed in the 16th minute when Marcolini headed home, but fought back well to net twice via a 30-yard drive by Eddie Bovington and Ken Brown's fine header from Bobby Moore's centre. However, Boatti levelled the scores at 2-2 just before half-time (notching his seventh goal for the Italians in five games) and the score stayed that way at the finish with the thermometer registering 85 degrees.

Tuesday  13th July v. Portuguesa

 

The final game ended with a 0-2 reverse and a mishap to Johnny Byrne that meant him  being replaced at half-time by Eddie Bovinggton, Johnny's injury later proved to he a cracked ankle-bone which necessitated a long spell of treatment and absence from our German tour.

Mattar scored both goals (10 and 29 mins) to make his tally five against us in two games, and the Brazilians had an easy victory.

 

 

Summary of appearances: Boyce 6, Burkett 6, Moore 6, Peters 6. Standen 6, Brown 5, Bovington 5, Hurst 5, Dear 4, Sealey 4, Sissons 4. Bond 3, Brabrook 3, Byrne 2, Scott 1

ESSEX BOYS v. HEILBRONN BOYS (Germany )

Charles Smeathers Memorial Match

EAST HAM BOYS v. WEST HAM BOYS

Directors Cup

WEST HAM JUNIORS v. ETON MANOR JUNIORS

Forest District Final

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Peters

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Dear (Bennett)

Sissons

 

 

SLUG Programme SLUG Programme

End of Season Tour to America

65_04_10 Essex Boys v. Heilbronn Boys

Upton Park

3 - 4

10 April 1965

Upton Park

? - ?

27 April 1965

Upton Park

? - ?

28 April 1965

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Augsburg Youth Tournament

SLUG Programme

Augsburg Youth Tournament - Germany

Germany 5 - 7 June 1965

A Hat-trick in Augsburg

The B.C. Augsburg club of Germany first invited the Hammers to compete in their annual Youth Tournament in 1963 ; our Youth XI had just won the F.A. Youth Cup and it was not exactly a surprise when they followed by winning on the Continent.

We went back to defend the trophy in 1964, and somewhat surprisingly held on to it after a close duel, for we had not expected a repeat success.

Our third visit during last Whitsun provided us with an unique opportunity, for it was a rule of the competition that three successive championships made the winners the permanent holders. Our 1964-65 record did not make us favourites this time, but our youngsters rose to the occasion and the splendid trophy now holds a most honoured place in our board-room.

The team which performed the good work on this occasion was : Colin Mackleworth, Terry Needham, Bill Kitchener (capt.), David James, Paul Heffer, Frank Lampard, Harry Redknapp, Alan Herbage, Barry Simmons, Roger Cross, Trevor Hartley. They played unchanged throughout the three 40-minute preliminary games and the final.

In the group games we defeated Borussia Dortmund (West Germany) by 2-0 (Cross and one "own goal"), had a goalless draw with B.C. Augsburg and then beat San Remo (Italy) by 2-0 (Herbage and Cross).

For the second successive season our opponents in the final were another Italian club - Bologna. Barry Simmons netted for us early in the first half, and our splendid defence maintained its record of not conceding a goal in the competition so that we emerged as 1-0 victors.

Harry Redknapp got the vote as " player of the tournament" to win a portable radio and Trevor Hartley earned a watch as our next best performer. Another who deserved special mention was Paul Heffer.

The organisers were very pleased with the increased interest shown in the competition. More than 8,000 were at the final and there was an overall attendance of 14,000 on the three days.

It is interesting to note that in the three seasons in which we have competed in this tournament we have won ten and drawn two of our twelve games.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND (West Germany)

Group Game

2 - 0  (Cross, [og])

5 June 1965

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Heffer, Lampard, Redknapp, Herbage, Simmons, Cross, Hartley

B.C. AUGSBURG (West Germany)

Group Game

0 - 0

5 June 1965

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Heffer, Lampard, Redknapp, Herbage ,Simmons, Cross, Hartley

 

SAN REMO (Italy)

Group Game

2 - 0 (Herbage, Cross)

6 June 1965

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Heffer, Lampard, Redknapp, Herbage ,Simmons, Cross, Hartley

 

BOLOGNA (Italy)

Final

1 - 0 (Simmons)

7 June 1965

Att: 8,000

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Heffer, Lampard, Redknapp, Herbage ,Simmons, Cross, Hartley

 

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

65_06_20 WHU v. Munchen 1860

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Dickie

Kirkup

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

 

LONDON UNIVERSITY

Away

4 - 0

3 March 1965

Essex Boys Team:

K. Varney (D),

S. Cundy (Sd),

R. Hadrick (Tk),

B. Hales (F),

R. Smith (Sd) (Capt.),

J. Tuck (WH),

L. Hayes (Sd),

T. O’Rourke (Bk),

K. Hyams (Sd),

R. Duffett (Co),

A. MOSS (I).

CAMBRIDGE UNITED : Youth

Abbey Stadium

3 - 0 (Simmons 2, Redknapp)

24 January 1965

65_02_17 Cambridge United v. WHU Friendly

Image Courtesy of Nigel Turner

Season 1964-65 1963-64 Friendlies 1965-66 Friendlies

An "away friendly" against St. Johnstone. The Scottish League club had invited us over the Border to open their new floodlight system, and our team at Muirton Park, Perth was: Standen, Bond, Burkett, Bovington, Brown, Peters, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons.

"Budgie" Byrne netted a hat-trick before the interval. A 25-yard free-kick taken by Richmond found our net to make the score 3-1, but then Geoff Hurst hit our fourth. The Hammers eased off and Renton and Kerry scored for the Saints; but we ended 4-3 ahead.

As we had no South Eastern Counties League fixture we arranged a friendly with Gillingham Colts and took the opportunity to give a game to some newcomers. Bu half-time we were well in control, but some great ‘keeping kept us down to one goal netted by Stuart Shaw. We were still held at bay until but a quarter-of-an-hour was left to play, when Dennis Walker converted Roger Cross’s free kick. The Kent club got a consolation five minutes later, but three minutes from time Brooks made the final score 3-1 in our favour.

Mackleworth

Glozier

Kitchener

Brooking

Heffer

Lampard

Redknapp

Herbage

Simmons

Hartley

Cross

Note:

This line-up and score was recorded for 24th January, although the programme is dated 17th February.

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Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Bovington

Peters

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Scott

 

65_07_04 New Yorkers v. WHU 65_06_18 WHU v. New Yorkers

The Hammers visited Dublin for a benefit match for local players Tom Farrell and Tony Byrne. The Shamrock Rovers team was strengthened by the inclusion of some guest players from two other Irish clubs - Dixon of Drumcondra and Hannigan of Shelbourne - as well as another Irishman, Bristol Rovers outside-left Joseph Haverty.

A crowd of 10,000 turned up, but the first-half provided little for them to enthuse about apart from two cracking shots by Geoff Hurst and Brian Dear. The Hammers showed their class, however, after the interval and three brilliant goals in a 17-minute spell put the issue beyond doubt.

One newspaper report quoted "Though only on occasions stepping up the pace to full pitch, their (West Ham's) covering was tremendous and their passing and ball control in attack magnificent. The outstanding man in their side was right half Bovington, busy all the time, switching from defence to attack."

The first goal came in the 56th minute when Hurst burst through the middle and cut a wide swathe through the home defence before sending in a piledriver of a shot which the opposing goalkeeper managed somehow to push onto the upright, only for Peter Bennett to rush in and net the rebound.

Minutes later, Bennett nearly caught the Rovers goalkeeper napping with a neat lob. It was Hurst who struck the second goal, though, smashing a shot into the net from Ronnie Boyce's square pass with 25 minutes remaining.

Eight minutes later, Hurst added a second and West Ham's third when his shot from the left spun out of goalkeeper Smyth's hands and across the line to make it 3-0. With ten minutes to go Rovers reduced the arrears through Hannigan, who then had another good effort saved three minutes from the final whistle.

The Hammers were solid in every department, with full-backs Joe Kirkup and Jack Burkett and centre-back Ken Brown shining bright at the back.

Our first pre-season outing was at the new Crystal Palace Sports Arena. We had been invited to play there against Crystal Palace F.C. to celebrate the opening of this new venture, and the fixture was organised by the Central Council of Physical Recreation for the benefit of the National Sports Development Fund. Our visit did not have such a happy ending, as from the kick-off it was obvious to the 8,000 attendance that the Glaziers were not looking upon this as an exhibition game; they played very hard from start to finish and took risks-that are not usually expected in a non-competitive match. On the balance of exchanges their 4-1 victory was well-deserved, and their final goal was a beautifully-taken header that set the seal on an entertaining evening in this out-of-the-ordinarv arena. The scorer's were: Kellard (21 mins.). Whitehouse (44 mins.), Allen (59 mins.), Sissons (67 mins.) and Burridge (85 mins.).

Crystal Palace:

Glazier, Long, Sewell (Howe), Howe (Wood), Stephenson, Holsgrove, Werge, Whitehouse (Burridge), Holton, Kellard, Allen