A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1964-65 South East Counties League

LUTON TOWN : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Simmons 2, Heffer, Merrick)

22 August 1964

Hadlow, March, Lampard, Hartley, Ackerman, Cross, Heffer, Merrick, Simmons, Walker, Fern

The Hammers dictated play from the start, and after five minutes Dennis Walker made a fine run down the wing and Heffer cooly pushed home his pass. We twice hit the woodword before Barry Simmons got his first goal and ended the half two up. Merrick headed a beauty after the restart, and Simmons scored another with a quarter-of-an-hour to go with a forcefull shot on the run to end the scoring at 4-0.

PORTSMOUTH : South East Counties League

Royal Marine Barracks

3 - 1 (Fern, Hartley, Merrick)

29 August 1964

Hadlow, Lampard, Cross, Hartley, Ackerman, Walker, Heffer, Merrick, Simmons, Tucker, Fern

A 24th minute penalty-kick well taken by Trevor Hartley gave us a half-term lead. Portsmouth equalised four minutes after the interval, but we again took command, and further goals by Ridney Fern (70 mins) and Merrick (75 mins) made the final score 3-1 in our favour. The Hammers were particularly good in the closing half-hour, and Ray Tucker (son of former Hammer Ken Tucker) did very well in his first game.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Simmons 2)

5 September 1964

Woods, Needham, Lampard, Brooking, Ackerman, James, Heffer, Merrick, Simmons, Walker, Tucker

The Hammers’ under-18 team secured a very satisfactory victory at Chadwell Heath over the 1963-64 champions of the South East Counties League to become the only club with a 100 per cent record. The Rangers held a half-time lead through a goal which was the outcome of an intercepted back-pass in the eighth minute, and in general they were the better side in this half. After the interval we claimed the majority of the exchanges, although half-an-hour passed before we could draw level; David James was the instigator, his through pass to Barry Simmonds being well taken and slipped past the advancing goalkeeper. Four minutes from the end Simmonds got the winner, this time volleying home when Frank lampard’s shot was blocked by a defender. One of Simmonds’ team-mates in last season’s Ilford Boys XI was Trevor Brooking; this youngster made his first appearance for the Hammers on this occasion and had a very good debut.

MILLWALL : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 0 (Cross, Heffer, Simmons)

12 September 1964

Woods, March, Lampard, Hubbard, Ackerman, Cross, Heffer, Merrick, Simmons, Stockley, Guiver

Twelve minutes after the start Tony Ackerman dispossed an opponent and squared the ball for Roger Cross to net with a first-time 25-yard drive; and we went two up five minutes before the interval when Cross had another shot blocked, which rebounded to Barry Simmons for the centre-forward to tally from 15 yards. During the second half our defence adequately coped with the young Lions' threats (Ackerman and Frank Lampard both showing up very well), and with three minutes to go Paul Heffer ran on to a bad goal-kick taken by the opposition 'keeper and left the final count at 3-0.

CRYSTAL PALACE : South Junior Floodlight Cup (First Round)

Selhurst Park

0 - 0

16 September 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Lampard

Hartley

Ackerman

Cross

Redknapp

Herbage

Simmons

James

Heffer

Our senior Youth XI made its first competitive appearance of the 1964-65 season when it opposed Crystal Palace Youth XI at Selhurst Park on Wednesday 16th September in the First Round of the Southern Junior Floodlit Cup. We gained a goalless draw (after extra time) in a match that did not contain a great deal of incident, and all in all the result proved to be a fair one. We had hoped to field an XI consisting entirely of professionals and apprentices. However, Billy Kitchener was in hospital following an operation for a nipped cartilage (the outcome of an iniury during a summer course at Lilleshall) and Dennis Walker had to stand down through a toe injury. We therefore included amateurs Tony Ackerman and Paul Heffer (who have both played in the S.E. Counties League)

MILLWALL : South East Counties League

Beckenham

0 - 1

19 September 1964

Hadlow, March, Lampard, Hubbard, Ackerman, Cross, Heffer, Merrick, Simmons, Walker, Tucker

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League Div 1 Cup (First Round)

Chadwell Heath

3 - 3 (Heffer, Simmons, Stockley)

26 September 1964

Woods, Bragger, March, Hubbard, Ackerman, Thompson, Heffer, Merrick, Simmons, Stockley, Allix

The Athletic got, the first goal of an even contest in the 34th minute, but directly from the kick-off we went downfleld for Len Stockley to equalise from Eddie Merriek's pass. Level terms were short-lived as the Robins made it 2-1 three minutes before the interval, and when Merrick was carried off eight minutes before full time it seemed that we were in for a defeat, However with only five minutes left, for play Barry Simmons equalised after Paul Heffer's shot rebounded from a defender, and ten minutes after the beginning of the extra half-hour Heffer took a through pass from Simmons to put us ahead for the first time. With eleven men against ten the Athletic kept our lads on the run, and it was not surprising when they made it 3-3 in the second half of extra time. Nevertheless it was a fine performance on the Hammers' part that fully deserved commendation.

CRYSTAL PALACE : South Junior Floodlight Cup (First Round Replay)

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Walker, Hartley [pen])

28 September 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Lampard

James

Ackerman

Cross

Redknapp

Herbage

Simmons

Hartley

Walker

Our Youth XI appeared at Upton Park for the'-first time this season when they met Crystal Palace in a replayed First Round tie of the Southern Junior Floodlit Cup. The first quartet-of-an-hour's play produced two goals - a distinct contrast to the goalless draw of the teams' first meeting. Dennis Walker was the opening scorer, heading the ball over the advancing 'keeper from a well-flighted free-kick; Trevor Hartley got the second from the penalty-spot after a foul on Barry Simmons. This flying start might well have dismayed the opposition, but they steadily persevered and deservedly got one goal; this came five minutes from time, and was a tittle too late in the day to give them a real chance of recovering their lost ground.

The Hammers showed some useful touches, and with the gaining of experience have the makings of a good side. Indeed, it might almost be said that we have started a new XI, for although Colin Mackleworth and Harry Redknapp are in their third season of youth soccer the majority of the remainder are complete newcomers..... Lampard, Ackerman, Cross, Simmons, Hartley and Walker are all making their debut this season in our Youth Cup tournaments.

Manager : John Lyall

NO Programmes were issued for the Home games played at Chadwell Heath.

LEYTON ORIENT : South East Counties League

LT Ground, Walthamstow

2 - 2 (Heffer 2)

3 October 1964

Woods, March, Cross, Brooking, Ackerman, Hubbard, Stockley, Walker, Heffer, Lampard, Tucker

BEXLEY UNITED : South East Counties League

Bexley Hospital

1 - 5 (Stockley)

10 October 1964

Woods, March, Cross, Brooking, Ackerman, Hubbard, Stockley, Walker, Heffer, Lampard, Tucker

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (James [pen])

17 October 1964

Hadlow, March,Lampard, James, Ackerman, Cross, Heffer, Shaw, Simmons, Walker, Allix

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League Cup (First Round Replay)

Eltham

2 - 4 (Shaw 2)

24 October 1964

Hadlow

March

Lampard

Hubbard

Ackerman

Cross

Merrick

Shaw

Simmons

Walker

Allix

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : South East Counties League

Loftus Road

1 - 3 (Herbage)

26 October 1964

Hadlow, Glozier, March, Brooking, Ackerman, Cross, Dawson, Herbage, Heffer, Stockley, Walker

The Athletic netted in the 24th, 35th and 41st minutes to be three up at the interval. We reduced the margin two minutes after the restart when Stuart Shaw converted a pass by Dennis Walker, and the same player rounded off a useful performance by scoring his second a couple of minutes from time. Between this the South Londoners got another, and ended as wortht 4-2 victors. Ken March showed up excellently in defence

Alan Herbage put us in the lead from Ken Dawson's tenth-minute centre, but with 13 minutes of the first half to go Rangers drew level. It remained pretty even until the last quarter-of-an-hour when the homesters netted again and then added another two minutes from the end to make the final scaore 3-1 in their favour. Our two debutants - Bob Glozier (East Ham Boys last season) and Dawson (from Dagenham) did quite well

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MILLWALL : London Youth Cup (First Round)

The Den

1 - 2 (Heffer)

28 October 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Lampard

Hartley

James

Cross

Redknapp

Brooking

Simmons

Herbage

Heffer

WATFORD : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Brooking, Shaw)

31 October 1964

Hadlow, March, Cross, Brooking, Ackerman, Hartley, Robinson, Shaw, Simmons, Walker, Stockley

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League

Sanderstead

1 - 0 (Kitchener)

7 November 1964

Hadlow, March, Lampard, Heffer, Kitchener, Cross, Nathan, Shaw, Simmons, Stockley, Merrick

The Youth XI were put of the London Youth Cup at The Den. The Millwall Colts gaining a 2-1 First Round victory. The game did not reach a high standard, both sides showing a lack of constructive experience, and the goaless first half reflected this. The Young Lions got their first twelve minutes after the interval and added to this with five minutes to go; our "consolation" came a minute later, Paul Heffer beating his full-back and netting with a shot which went in off the far post.

Trevor Brooking got the goal that gave us a inveral lead, his shot being deflected by a defender after he had beaten two opponents. Five minutes after the restart we were reduced to ten men as Trevor Hartley left the field with a back injury, and within a quarter-of-an-hour Watford equalised. However, we were fighting very hard, and with ten minutes to go Stuart Shaw headed home Ken March's free kick to bring a deserved winning goal. Roger Cross was very good in a resolute defence and Barry Simmons worked hard to hold his line together.

Billy Kitchener made his re-appearance after being out of action for several weeks through injury, and he came through the test in a very satisfactory manner. In fact it was billy who got our only goal of the game when he converted a 14th minute peanalty awarded for a fou on Merrick. (who also returned after some weeks’ absence). The score renained that way until fiveminutes from time, although we had rather more of the play than the opposition. However, the Palace made a brackaway that brought them athe equaliser, so we shared the points on this occasion.

BRENTFORD : South East Counties League

Hayes Stadium

4 - 0 (Cordwell, Shaw, Simmons, Walker)

21 November 1964

Hadlow, March, Lampard, Stockley, Heffer, Cross, Shaw, Clements, Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

Newcomer Peter Cordwell sent in a shot from outside the peanalty-area to put us ahead after ten minutes and from thence onwards we over-ran the Bees until we had built up a 4-0 lead at half-time. Stuart Shaw (25 mins), Barry Simmons (38 mins) and Dennis Walker were our other scorers; the last goal was due to the efforts of another "trialist" Paul Clements (from Leicester area) beating three men before making the final cross-pass to open the defence. After the interval the opposition put up a "ten-man" defence, and although we attacked with great enthusiasm our efforts to again penetrate failed to bring the desired effect.

FULHAM : South East Counties League

Northolt

0 - 0

28 November 1964

Hadlow, Needham, March, Hartley, Heffer, Cross, Robinson, Martin, Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

A goalless draw was a fair result in an even match which did not contain many notable incidents. We were plaeased with the return of Trevor Hartley after three weeks' absence due to injury, and had a very fine game; behind him Billy Hadlow played very competently and repelled all the Cottagers' attacks with little difficulty.

ARSENAL : FA Youth Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

0 - 7

30 November 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

Kitchener

Hartley

Heffer

James

Redknapp

Herbage

Simmons

Lampard

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Although we had six professionals and four apprentices in our Youth XI which met Arsenal at Upton Park, the young Gunners' line-up of eight pros and thre apprentices proved immensely superior and won 7-0; this was our heaviest defeat in a youth tournament.

During the first 20 minutes it was reasonably even and the visitors got only one goal. However, before half-time three more were added, and after the interval it was still one-sided.

It was a disappointment that the margin should be so great, but although the majority of our youngsters have "A" Team experience the North Londoners have serveral of Combination standard and one who has already appeared in the League side this season.

FULHAM : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Heffer, March)

5 December 1964

Hadlow, Needham, March, Hartley, Bragger, Cross, Simmons, Cordwell, Heffer, Anderson, Walker

We met Fulham Colts for the second successive Saturday in the South East Counties League. We shared a goalless draw in the first encounter, but in the return at Chadwell Heath won by 2-1 after leading by two clear goals at the interval. Paul Heffer and Ken March scored for the Hammers, Fulham's single reply coming five minutes from time.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South Junior Floodlight Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

1 - 5 (Lampard)

7 December 1964

Mackleworth

Needham

March

Hartley

James

Kitchener

Redknapp

Brooking

Heffer

Herbage

Lampard

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BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 3 (Hartley, Nathan, Walker)

12 December 1964

Williams, Needham, Lampard, Hartley, Heffer, Cross, Shaw, Nathan, Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League

Cheshunt

0 - 3

19 December 1964

Skertell, March, Lampard, Hartley, Heffer, Cross, Shaw, Nathan, Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

ARSENAL : South East Counties League

London Colney

0 - 3

2 January 1965

Hadlow, March, Lampard, Hartley, Heffer, Cross, Shaw, Brooking, Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

PORTSMOUTH : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Hartley, Simmons)

9 January 1965

Hadlow, March, Cross, Brooking, Heffer, Lampard, Shaw, Hartley, Simmons, Stockley, Walker

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 0 (Simmons, Thompson, Walker)

16 January 1965

Hadlow, Stockley, Cross, Hartley, Heffer, Thompson, Shaw, Nathan, Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

BRENTFORD : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

5 - 1 (Heffer, Simmons, Cordwell, [2 og])

23 January 1965

Hadlow, Stockley, March, Hartley, Heffer, Lampard, Clements T., Clements P., Simmons, Cordwell, Walker

LUTON TOWN : South East Counties League

Away

7 - 0 (Simmons 6, Hartley)

6 February 1965

Hadlow, Davenport, March, Thompson, Heffer, Lampard, Stockley, Robinson, Simmons, Hartley, Cross

ARSENAL : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

20 February 1965

Hadlow, Stockley, March, Robinson, Heffer, Lampard, Shaw, Hartley, Simmons, Nathan, Cross

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

6 - 3 (Hartley 2 [2 pens], Brooks, Cross, March, Simmons)

27 February 1965

Duffy, Glozier, Cross, Stockley, March, Heffer, Lampard, Hartley, Simmons, Brooks, Walker

 

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League

Away

3 - 0 (Nathan, Shaw, Simmons)

13 March 1965

Hadlow, March, Cross, Stockley, Heffer, Thompson, Nathan, Shaw, Simmons, Hartley, Walker

WATFORD : South East Counties League

Cassiobury Park

2 - 1 (Herbage, Shaw)

20 March 1965

Hadlow, March, Cross, Brooking, Heffer, James, Shaw, Herbage, Simmons, Hartley, Nathan

BEXLEY UNITED : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

5 - 0 (Cross 3, Clements P. 2)

27 March 1965

Hadlow, Stockley, Glozier, Robinson, Heffer, Thompson, Clements T., Clements P., Simmons, Cross, Shaw

CHELSEA : South East Counties League

Hendon

1 - 7 (Simmons)

3 April 1965

Hadlow, Needham, Stockley, Brooking, Heffer, Thompson, Shaw, Hartley, Simmons, Cross, Walker

LEYTON ORIENT : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Cross)

10 April 1965

Hadlow, Needham, Stockley, Robinson, Heffer, Hartley, Shaw, Herbage, Simmons, Cross, Walker

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : South East Counties League

Hove Stadium

1 - 1 (Cross)

24 April 1965

Hadlow, Glozier, Lampard, Hartley, Matthews, James, Herbage, Lyons, Simmons, Cross, Walker

CHELSEA : South East Counties League

Chadwell Heath

7 - 0 (Cross 3, Lampard 2, Hartley, Kitchener)

1 May 1965

Mackleworth, Glozier, Kitchener, James, Heffer, Lampard, Redknapp, Hartley, Simmons, Cross, Walker

1963-64 SECL Season 1964-65 1965-66 SECL Div 1

Please note:

From 1965-66 season onwards the

South East Counties League was

split into Division One and Division Two

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Image courtesy of Nigel Turner