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1964-65 Metropolitan League 'A'

Manager: Jimmy Barrett

ST NEOTS TOWN : Metropolitan League

Shortlands

5 - 0 (Smith 2, Dawkins, Herbadge, Lansdowne)

22 August 1964

64_08_22 St Neots Town v. WHU Metro

Mackleworth

Needham

Howe

Dawkins

Andrew

James

Redknapp

Herbage

Lansdowne

Smith T.

Dryden

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chatham

0 - 2

27 August 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Howe

Dawkins

Andrew

James

Redknapp

Herbage

Lansdowne

Smith T.

Dryden

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Mackleworth, Burnett, Howe, Dawkins, Andrew, James, Redknapp, Herbage, Lansdowne, Smith T., Dryden

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Herbage, Lansdowne, Smith T.)

29 August 1964

ROMFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

64_08_31 Romford v. WHU Metro

Brooklands

3 - 2 (Dawkins, Menseh, Smith)

31 August 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

Dawkins

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Menseh

Dryden

CHELMSFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

New Writtle Street

2 - 1 (Lansdowne 2)

5 September 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

Hartley

Andrew

Howe

Herbage

Smith T.

Britt

Lansdowne

Dryden

64_09_05 Chelmsford City v. WHU Metro 64_09_09 Chertsey Town v. WHU Metro Lge

By notching their fourth win in five games our “A” Team consolidated its second place in the Metropolitan League. Chelmsford Reserves put up a hard fight at the New Writtle Street Stadium, but we deservedly maintained a 2-1 half-time lead to gain full spoils. Bill Lansdowne netted both our goals, the City’s lone counter coming between these. But one player that particularly caught the eye was goalkeeper Colin Mackleworth, who gave a very competent display and earned a good share of applause.

CHERTSEY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chertsey

1 - 3 (Bennett)

9 September 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Howe

Hartley

Andrew

James

Bennett

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Herbage

Dryden

STEVENAGE TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

64_09_12 Stevenage v. WHU Metro

Broadhall Way

1 - 0 (Lansdowne)

12 September 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Howe

Hartley

Andrew

James

Herbage

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Walker

Dryden

GILLINGHAM RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Priestfield Stadium

1 - 3 (Lansdowne)

15 September 1964

Dickie

Presland

Howe

Dawkins

Andrew

Charles J.

Dear

Bennett

Lansdowne

Smith T.

Dryden

WOODFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 0 (Hartley, Lansdowne, Smith T.)

19 September 1964

Mackleworth, Burnett, Howe, Needham, Andrew, James, Herbage, Hartley, Lansdowne, Smith T., Dryden

For the third  successive game Bill Lansdowne netted a goal (to bring his total to seven for the season), and further tallies from Trevor Hartley and Tony Smith made the final count 3—0 in our favour. We were two up at the interval and made most of the running in the second half to cruise to a comfortable victory.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC "A" : Metropolitan League

Woolwich Stadium

4 - 0 (Lansdowne 2, Bennett, Smith T.)

23 September 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Howe

Dawkins

Andrew

Hartley

Redknapp

Bennett

Lansdowne

Smith T.

Dryden

ST NEOTS TOWN : Metropolitan League Cup (First Round)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

26 September 1964

Mackleworth, Needham, Lampard, Howe, Andrew, Cross, Dryden, Hartley, Lansdowne, Smith T., Walker

Six of our senior Youth XI were in the line-up on this occassion, Frank Lampard and Roger Cross making their debut in. Metropolitan League soccer. Perhaps with a little more experience we might have forced at least a draw, but in the end the stronger finishing powers of the Bedfordshire club proved decisive, and we went down by the only goal.

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League

London Colney

1 - 0 (Britt)

3 October 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Howe

Hartley

Andrew

James

Herbage

Smith T.

Britt

Lansdowne

Barrett

BEDFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 3 (Howe)

10 October 1964

Mackleworth, Lampard, Howe, Needham, Andrew, Hartley, Redknapp, Herbage, Lansdowne, Smith T., Dryden

After rnissing several matches' through injury, Martin Britt returned to our colours in this game and scored the goal by which we defeated a strong Gunners' side, Britt had to play something of a lone hand in attack as the game progressed, for injuries to both wing-halves (Trevor Hartley and David James) left us with only nine fit men at the finish. All things taken into consideration it was an extremely fine performance.

This game brought us a most convincing victory by four clear goals. Bill Lansdowne again starred as leader of the attack, netting twice; the other scorers were Peter Bennett and Tony Smith.

There was a lack of experience against a stronger-than-usual Bedford Town side, and it was not until the game was nearly ended that we scored our only goal, through Bobby Howe who moved upfield to make the final count

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Barrett, Herbage, Needham)

17 October 1964

Mackleworth, Kirkup, Needham, Hartley, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Herbage, Lansdowne, Barrett, Dryden

This was a much  better performance, and after leading by 2-1 at half-tirne we went on to secure a good 3-1 win. In defence George Andrew showed up very well, and Joe Kjxkup had a satisfactory performance in his first game since being injured a couple of weeks earlier, Terry Needham, Alan Herbage and Jim Barrett got our goals, "veteran" Jim's being from around 40 yards.

CHELMSFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Smith T. 2)

24 October 1964

Mackleworth, Burnett, Presland, Needham, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Herbage, Heffer, Smith T., Dryden

Successive victories on the last two Saturdays leave our "A" Team in third place in the Metropolitan League with 22 points from 15 games. The Spurs "A" have fallen away somewhat but hold second place with the same points from one less game, and Gillingham Reserves have taken over top spot with 23 points from 15 matches. Tony Smith had a very good game, scoring a goal in each half to bring us a 2-1 victory. It was a very good show of team-work by an XI which included seven of last season's Youth Team and the visitors who have some excellent reserve strength to back their Southern League championship challenge were rather surprised at the manner in which our youngsters capably dealt with them

GUILDFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Josephs Road Ground

3 - 0 (Barrett, Burnett, Herbage)

31 October 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Presland

James

Andrew

Howe

Needham

Herbage

Lansdowne

Barrett

Lampard

The two "vetrans" of the side - Bill Lansdowne and Jim Barrett - were stars of an excellent performance, the Hammers looking winners all the way against the Southern Leaguers' Reserves. Barrett got the first goal and Alan Herbage added a second before the interval. The third and final counter was from Dennis Burnett at the end of a fine upfield movement

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Needham, Smith T., Walker)

7 November 1964

Mackleworth, Burnett, Lansdowne, Needham, Andrew, James, Redknapp, Herbage, Barrett, Smith T., Walker

CHERTSEY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Smith T.)

14 November 1964

Hadlow, Burnett, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Simmons, Smith T., Lansdowne, Herbage, Dryden

WIMBLEDON RESERVES : Metropolitan League

BEDFORD TOWN RESERVES: Metropolitan League

CAMBRIDGE CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

LUTON TOWN "A" : Metropolitan League

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (First Round)

WOODFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

65_01_09 Dartford v. WHU Metro

BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League

ROMFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

STEVENAGE TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

WIMBLEDON RESERVES : Metropolitan League

CAMBRIDGE CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (2nd Rd)

65_02_13 Wimbledon v. WHU Metro 65_02_20 Cambridge City v. WHU ML Pro Cup

BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES : Metropolitan League

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League

CAMBRIDGE CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

65_01_02 Woodford Town v. WHU Metro

Snakes Lane

1 - 1 (Smith T.)

2 January 1965

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Herbage

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Dyden

Hugo

Watling Street

4 - 3 (Burnett, Dryden, Lansdowne, Smith T.)

9 January 1965

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Burnett

Andrew

James

Herbage

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Dryden

Hugo

LUTON TOWN "A" : Metropolitan League

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League

CHARLTON ATHLETIC "A" : Metropolitan League

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR "A" : Metropolitan League

GILLINGHAM RESERVES : Metropolitan League

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR "A" : Metropolitan League

65_04_15 Bury Town v. WHU Metro

DUNSTABLE TOWN : Metropolitan League

ST NEOTS TOWN : Metropolitan League

The Eyrie

1 - 2 (Smith T.)

28 November 1964

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Brabrook, Smith T., Lansdowne, Hugo, Dryden

Chadwell Heath

0 - 4

21 November 1964

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Lampard

Herbage

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Hugo

Dryden

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Hugo 2, Howe)

5 December 1964

Mackleworth, Burnett, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Herbage, Smith T., Lansdowne, Dyden, Hugo

Chadwell Heath

3 - 2 (Dryden, Howe, Smith T.)

12 December 1964

Mackleworth, Burnett, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Herbage, Smith T., Lansdowne, Dyden, Hugo

Maidstone Road Ground

2 - 1 (Herbage, Lansdowne)

19 December 1964

Town Ground

4 - 0 (Barrett, Herbage, Lansdowne, Smith T.)

16 January 1965

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Herbage

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Hugo

Barrett

Imber Court

4 - 1 (Hugo 2, Dryden, Redknapp)

20 January 1965

Dickie

Needham

Kitchener

Hartley

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Hugo

Smith T.

Dryden

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Herbage 2)

23 January 1965

Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (Hugo)

6 February 1965

DARTFORD RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Burnett, Dawson)

30 January 1965

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Dawson, Herbage, Lansdowne, Smith T., Dryden

Plough Lane

0 - 0

13 February 1965

City Ground

2 - 3 (Hugo, Redknapp)

20 February 1965

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Hugo 2, Herbage, Simmons)

24 February 1965

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Hugo, Smith T.)

27 February 1965

City Ground

3 - 3 (Dryden, Herbage, Redknapp)

6 March 1965

Luton Co-op Ground

4 - 1 (Smith T. 4)

13 March 1965

Chadwell Heath

5 - 2 (Britt 2, Smith T. 2, Dryden)

17 March 1965

Mackleworth, Needham, Burnett, Charles, Andrew, Howe, Smith T., Bennett, Britt, Dawkins, Dryden

Chadwell Heath

4 - 2 (Britt 3, Dryden)

24 March 1965

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Herbage, Britt, Smith T., Dryden

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

27 March 1965

Mackleworth, Burnett, Kitchener, Hartley, Andrew, James, Redknapp, Herbage, Lansdowne, Dryden, Walker

Mackleworth, Burnett, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Herbage, Barrett, Smith T., Dryden

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Dryden 2)

3 April 1965

Mackleworth, Burnett, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Bennett, Hugo, Smith T., Dryden

Chadwell Heath

4 - 2 (Smith T. 2, Dryden< Hugo)

10 April 1965

King's Road Ground

6 - 1 (Hugo 4, Howe, Smith T.)

14 April 1965

Dickie

Burnett

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Hugo

Smith T.

Dryden

Cheshunt

0 - 3

17 April 1965

Hadlow

Needham

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Barrett

Smith T.

Hartley

Creasey Park

3 - 1 (Hugo 2, Smith T.)

21 April 1965

Dickie

Burnett

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Hugo

Smith T.

Dryden

Chadwell Heath

8 - 0 (Hugo 4, Dryden 2, Smith T. 2)

28 April 1965

Mackleworth, Burnett, Bickles, Dawkins, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Bennett, Hugo, Smith T., Dryden

When Harry Redknapp made his way along the bye-line and passed back for Bill Lansdowne to net early in this game, we looked on our way to a repeat of our resounding victory in the opening fixture. However, the "goal" was disallowed for offside, and the homesters took heart from their let-off to gain a 2-0 half-time advantage. We struggled hard against the odds but the Medway club held on to keep a clean score-sheet and their advantage to the end.

Our defence was very firm in this game and George Andrew again made a very good showing in the pivot position, keeping his opponents well in check. The first half went scoreless, but we got well on top after the interval and in turn Bill Lansdowne, Tony Smith and Alan Herbage each netted. The Town got a “consolation” goal just before time, so we secured the points with a 3-1 score.

This was an even duel until midway in the second half when Romford had their centre-half carried off with the score at 2-2; this turned the game our way and we got another counter to annexe the spoils. The winning goal was scored by John Menseh, who played for Hearts of Oak F.C. against the Hammers when we toured Ghana in the summer of 1962; he is at present playing for Newmarket Town in the Eastern Counties League, and we were pleased to give him the opportunity of donning our colours. Trevor Dawkins and Tony Smith got the other goals.

The 3-1 reverse which we sustained could be mainly attributed to three faulty back-passes by the Hammers; each was intercepted by an opposing forward and the ball successfully placed in our net; our scorer was Peter Bennett. Apart from the score we had as much of the game as the Surrey club (who moved up from Diviion II of the Metropolitan League this season), but paid the inevitable penalty of errors.

This was a much better performance than that of three days earlier against Chertsey Town, and although we got home by the only goal scored by Bill Lansdowne the margin might have been greater. The defence was very tight and Dennis Burnett showed up extremely well in an all-round display of team-work.

In an extremely rough match we held a single-goal lead until a quarter-of-an-hour to go after Bill Lansdowne had put us ahead. Then we were reduced to nine men, and in a storming finish the homesters steamrollered the Hammers to net three times and take the points. The commentary given by team-manager Jim Barrett on the atmosphere prevailing both on and off the field on this occasion is perhaps best left unprinted!

64_12_19 Chatham Town v. WHU Metro

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Herbage

Smith T.

Lansdowne

Dyden

Hugo

After a short lean spell in the Metropolitan League our “A” Team returned to winning ways. Although Luton Town “A” are currently at the foot of the table they gave us a hard fight at Chadwell Heath. We emerged as victors by the odd goal in five to bring our points total to 29 from 21 games, which keeps us among the top quintet. Our scorers were Bobby Howe, John Dryden and Tony Smith, the latter being the winning counter five minutes from time

On the 19th December we visited highly-placed Chatham Town in the First Round of the League Professional Cup. This was another very good contest, our 2-1 victory being gained through goals by Bill Lansdowne and Alan Herbage. Both these were scored in a first half which proved to be one of our best showings this season, with John Dryden playing an outstanding part; the Medway club had slightly the better of the exchanges after the interval, but we deserved to go forward to the next round

Eight new clubs joined the league for the 1964-65 campaign, Bury Town, Chatham Town, Chertsey Town, Dunstable Town, Gillingham Reserves, Luton Town 'A', Stevenage Town and Wimbledon Reserves. The clubs who left the competition at the end of last season include Oxford United Reserves, Eastbourne United, Kettering Town Reserves, Rainham Town, Crawley Town Reseves and Tonbridge Reserves.

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, James, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Smith T., Lansdowne, Hugo, Walker

 

Mackleworth, Needham, Kitchener, Burnett, Andrew, James, Dawson, Herbage, Britt, Smith T., Hugo

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

Charles

Lansdowne

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Hugo

Smith T.

Dryden

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Lansdowne

Hugo

Dryden

Mackleworth, Burnett, Burkett, James, Andrew, Howe, Redknapp, Herbage, Hugo, Smith T., Dryden

Mackleworth

Burnett

Burkett

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Lansdowne

Smith T.

Dryden

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

James

Andrew

Howe

Redknapp

Herbage

Lansdowne

Smith T.

Dryden

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

Dickie, Burnett, Burkett, Howe, Lansdowne, Lampard, Herbage, Smith T., Simmons, Hugo, Dryden

64_11_28 Bedford Town Reserves

No programmes issued for West Ham's Home League games at Chadwell Heath