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1964-65 Football Combination

FULHAM : Football Combination

64_08_22 WHU v. Fulham Reserves

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Hugo, Peters)

22 August 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Peters

Bickles

Charles J.

Dear

Bennett

Sealey

Hugo

Scott

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

64_08_29 Nottingham Forest v. WHU Reserves 64_09_05 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur Reserves

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

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64_09_19 WHU v. Ipswich Town Reserves

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

64_10_01 Tottenham v. WHU LCC1

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

64_10_03 WHU v. Crystal Palace Reserves

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : Football Combination

64_10_10 Peterborough v. WHU Reserves

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

64_10_14 Crystal Palace v. WHU Reserves

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

CHELSEA : Football Combination

PORTSMOUTH : Football Combination

MANSFIELD TOWN : Football Combination

64_10_17 WHU v. Leicester City Reserves 64_10_31 WHU v. Portsmouth Reserves 64_11_07 Mansfield Town v. WHU Reserves 64_10_24 Chelsea v. WHU Reserves

ARSENAL : Football Combination

64_11_14 WHU v. Arsenal Reserves

NORWICH CITY : Football Combination

COLCHESTER UNITED: Football Combination

64_11_28 WHU v. Colchester United Reserves

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

FULHAM : Football Combination

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football Combination

64_12_19 WHU v. Nottingham Forest Reserves

SHREWSBURY TOWN : Football Combination

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

64_09_26 Plymouth Argyle v. WHU Reserves 64_12_05 Leicester City v. WHU Reserves

Image courtesy of Ricahrd Miller

Image courtesy of Ricahrd Miller

City Ground

2 - 1 (Dear, Hugo)

29 August

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Peters

Bickles

Charles J.

Dear

Bennett

Sealey

Hugo

Scott

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Dear 3, Hugo)

5 September 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Hugo

Scott

Ninian Park

1 - 0 (Dear)

12 September 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Brabrook

Bennett

Dear

Hugo

Scott

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Bennett 2)

19 September 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Hugo

Scott

Home Park

1 - 2 (Hugo)

26 September 1964

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Hugo

Scott

Whit Hart Lane

0 - 3

1 October 1964

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Hugo

Dryden

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Dryden 2)

3 October 1964

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Hugo

Dryden

London Road

2 - 3 (Britt, Hugo)

10 October 1964

Dickie

Presland

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Sealey

Bennett

Britt

Hugo

Scott

Selhurst Park

3 - 0 (Britt, Dawkins, Sealey [pen])

14 October 1964

Dickie

Presland

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Sealey

Bennett

Britt

Hugo

Scott

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Britt, Burnett, Scott)

17 October 1964

Dickie

Burnett

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Sealey

Bennett

Britt

Smith T.

Scott

Stamford Bridge

1 - 3 (Dear)

24 October 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Sealey

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

Upton Park

7 - 3 (Dear 4 [1 pen], Smith T. 2, Redknapp)

31 October 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Smith T.

Dryden

Field Mill

1 - 2 (Britt)

7 November 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Sealey

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Dryden

Upton Park

7 - 2 (Dear 3 [1 pen], Scott 2, Britt, Redknapp)

14 November 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

 

Carrow Road

1 - 1 (Britt)

21 November 1964

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

Upton Park

9 - 2 (Bennett 4, Britt 2, Dear 2, Scott)

28 November 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

Filbert Street

3 - 1 (Dear 3)

5 December 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Brabrook

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

Craven Cottage

5 - 1 (Britt 2, Dear 2, Charles)

12 December 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

Upton Park

3 - 2 ( Charles, Dear, Redknapp)

19 December 1964

Dickie

Kirkup

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Scott

Gay Meadow

3 - 1 (Dear, Dryden, [og])

28 December 1964

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Redknapp

Bennett

Britt

Dear

Dryden

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A hat-trick from Brian Dear, the winger West Ham sometimes used as a centre-forward, was the feature of this Football Combination win over a Tottenham eleven that included several of Spurs' experienced big game men.

Commented Hammers' .reserve team manager ex-goalkeeper Ernie Gregory. "The boys were magnificent. In the first half t'hey were great."

Twice in that opening half Dear beat Spur's former Scottish international goalkeeper Bill Brown with fine efforts, although Brown was caught napping with one, a smart shot on the turn. An own goal added to Hammers' advantage while Spurs could manage only one goal in reply against the splendid team-work of the young home line-up.

Early after the interval Spurs hit back to make the score 3-2 but Hammers settled the issue when Dear smashed another cannon-ball shot past Brown after racing on to a clever chested-down ball from Peter Bennett.

 

In a fairly even-first half the Argyle gained a 1-0 interval lead. The Hammers kept very well in the game, and equalised through Roger Hugo; Tony Scott did most of the work leading to this, as after beating his fullback he cut along the goal-line to lay tack the bail and give Hugo a fine opening. We had several opportunities to score before and after this solitary success but failed to accept them, and a further goal by the home side made it 2-1 at the final whistle.

We visited Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the First Round of the London Challenge Cup and it proved to be sweet revenge for the Spurs, who were beaten 2-4 in a Combination match earlier in the season at Upton Park, for they notched a convincing 3-0 margin tin's time. All three goals were scored by Leg Alien (in the 22nd, 50th and 53rd minutes) and it was his sterling performance which proved the vital balance in an otherwise even game.

Against a not very good Palace side we netted one goai in each half to gain a 2-0 margin. The first came after five minutes' play, John Dryden ending a combined effort, and this youngster marked his first Combination appearance of the season by.getting another after the interval

The 'Boro are strong challenges for leadership in the table, and their 3-2 win on this occasion was gained by virtue of being the better side on "the day Defensive errors by the Hammers made their task easier, and at one time the home side had a three-clear-goals lead. We sot back iate in the game with counters by Martin Britt (75 rains.) and Roger Hugo (82 mm.), but it was too late to prove effective

Our Reserve Team took over the leadership of the Football Combination and are now two points ahead of Arsenal Reserves though the Gunners have a game in band. The Hammers' second-string notched two 3-0 victories last week whilst the Highbury side lost by the only goal at the City Ground v Nottingham Forest. An extra note of happiness has been the return of Martin Britt to our line-up, and a goal in each of his three games indicate that he is on the, way to full recovery from the injury which kept him out for several matches earlier in the campaign. We went "one better" on this occasion against the Palace, winning by 3-0 to complete a double over the Glaziers who succumbed by 2-0 at Upton Park earlier this month.

Once again tbe South Londoners proved no match for our strong side, and although Roger Hugo hurt his leg in the second half we proved quite capable of holding the opposition. Martin Britt got our before-the-interval goal and in the second half Trevor Dawkins and Alan Sealey (from a penalty) completed the scoring.

We severely set back the City's challenge on this occasion, and might well have been more than one goal up at half-time; Tony Scott scored this one with something of a "banana shot." After the interval we put on much more pressure and tallies from Martin Britt and Dennis Burnett (the latter a 35-yarder from an angle) made its comfortable 3-0 victors

Although Arsenal Reserves and our own second-string held a clear lead in the Football Combination a couple of weeks ago, each has since suffered an away defeat, but has won at home; this means that we are now back at the top of the table, but other contenders have come into the reckoning. One of these is Chelsea, who beat us by 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Pensioners conceded a goal in the first half when Brian dear netted with a chip shot over the home 'keeper, but after the interval the West Londoners took advantage of our mistakes and gained full spoils

For the home hfame against Portsmouth Reserves we retained the same defence against Chelsea the previous week, but had a changed forward-line which comprised: Redknapp, Bennett, Dear, Smith, Drysden (Tony Scott had moved up to First Team duty in the absence of johnny Byrne at Blackpool). There was a burst of scoring in the first four minutes; Brian Dear got the opening goal from Harry Redknapp's pass, Pompey equalised almost from the kick-off, and then Dear made it 2-1 after Jack Burkett came up to split the Blues' defence. The remainder of the first half was tight duel, and the score remainded that way until after the sumption. However, the second half brought goals galore, and the final count ran up to 7-3 in our favour. dear netted twice more (once from a quickly-taken free-kick move with Peter Bennett and the other from the penaltly spot), while Tony Smith (2) and Harry Redknapp got the others. Portsmouth fought very well and merited their further "consolation" gaols, but we cannot give too much praise to our youngsters who were handicapped by mishaps which caused John Charles and Trevor Dawkins to be under paced in the later stages

In the fourth minute Brian Dear made a good opening which was successfully completed by Martin Britt. We continued to hold the upper hand for the first half-hour or so, but were persistently pulled up for very narrow offside decisions when the Stags’ defence was wide open; it was not surprising, therefore, that our team felt themselves forced to change their tactics, but this proved our eventual undoing.

Mansfield came back into the game after this, equalizing just before the interval and then going 2-1 ahead soon after the start of the second half from the penalty-kick. The Hammers afterwards regained the initiative, but were prevented from gaining at least partial spoils thanks to excellent goalkeeping. The game was interesting, but it was to some extent a disappointment as we were not able to capitalize on our midfield superiority.

The Gunners went ahead with an early goal and we had a rather unhappy opening ten minutes before settling down to a brilliant exhibition. Trevor Dawkins paved the way to our equalizer which was netted by Martin Britt, and then Brian Dear put us in front with a shot over the ‘keeper’s head as he was falling. Arsenal got back into the game to draw level once more, but we went  in at the interval 3-2 ahead thanks to a somewhat fortuitous penalty ably converted by Dear.

That more or less finished Arsenal, as the second half was very much ”one-way traffic” Dear completed his hat-trick to round off a great afternoon’s work, with Tony Scott (2) and Harry Redknapp also finding the net to make the final tally 7-2 in our favour.

Thus the only forward not to score was Peter Bennett, but he could take consolation from the fact that a tremendous header by him rebounded from the bar to give Tony Scott one of his goals.

We were a goal down at half-time - mainly due to defensive errors which put us under pressure - but in the second half came well into the game and might well have snatched both points. Nevertheless the 1-1 result was fairly representative of the two sides, and we could have no cause for complaint in this respect. Our goal came from a move down the right wing when Harry redknapp beat his opposing defender and crossed teh ball to the far post for Martin Britt to notch the equaliser.

The score of 9-2 was by no means flattering to our team, and the fact that the visitors gained their two goals after we had netted all ours is an indication of the superiority we enjoyed. Four of our gials came in the first half, Brian Dear (2), Tony Scott and Peter Bennett being the scorers. Bennett was our star man after the interval and he added a hat-trick to make his personal total four while Martin Britt got into the list with two well-taken successes.

The Football Combination fixture-list very often "pairs" the Reserve teams of clubs who are meeting in a League fixture on the same day; this was the case on the first three Saturdays in December when we meet in succession Leicester City, Fulham and Nottingham Forest at first and second string level.

The first of this treble took place at Filbert Street where we gained two points. It took a quarter-of-an-hour or so for out XI to settle down, but from thence onwards excellent team-work brought the sought-for results. The only goal of the first half came after Tony Scott had made progress down the right-wing; his centre eluded two City defenders and Brian Dear came in to crash home the ball through a packed goal-mouth. Dear completed his hat-trick in the second half with another couple of well taken goals before the home side got their consolation. Peter Brabrook came back to our colours after injury and came through the test very satisfactorily.

A very good first half paved the way to a decisive victory, for we led by three clear goals at the interval, Martin Britt netting twice and John Charles once. A goal by Brian Dear put us further ahead before the Cottagers fount the net, but another tally from Dear brought a final score of 5-1 in a game of excahnges reflected by the score.

Our Reserves went into the Christmas holiday firmly established at the head of Division One of the Football Combination with 29 points from 19 games. Successive victories over the second-strings of Leicester and Nottingham Forest have set back the Midland clubs' challenge, and our nearest really dangerous rivals at present are Chelsea who have 24 points from 17 matches.

An experienced Forest line-up gave the young Hammers literally their hardest Football Combination game for a long time a the City ground on Saturday. After 25 minutes Tony Scott made the opening for Roger Hugo to put Hammers ahead but before half-time Winfield equalised. The winner came when Brian Dear headed home a Bennett cross after the interval. After this Hammers' defence held out well against gruelling attacks.