A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1966-67 Metropolitan League 'A'

Three goals before the interval and two more in the second half brought a comfortable win against the Kent club. A 25th-minute injury meant George Andrew leaving the field, and David James thus became one of the first substitutes to be used in the Metropolitan League.

Trevor Hartley rounded off a good showing with one goal, Karl Minor scored twice, Trevor Brooking and Dennis Walker being the other scorers.

Departures from the Metropolitan League during the close season were St. Neots Town, Dartford Reserves and the botton two clubs, Chertsey Town and Dustable Town. In place of these our "A" Team will now oppose Hillingdon Borough Reserves, Cray Wanderers and Crittall Athletic. Jimmy Barrett is continuing as team-manager of the "A" side and Archie Wood will be "the man with the sponge"

Manager: Jimmy Barrett

Home games played at Chadwell Heath : NO PROGRAMMES

66_08_20 Stevenage Town v. WHU

WIMBLEDON RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Brooking 2, Minor, [og])

17 September 1966

Mackleworth, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, Dawkins, Cornish (James), Miller, Hartley, Minor, Walker

STEVENAGE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Broadhall Way

5 - 0 (Minor 2, Brooking, Hartley, Walker)

20 August 1966

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Heffer

Andrew (James)

Brooking

Walker

Miller

Minor

Hartley

Eadie

CHELMSFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

7 - 1 (Hartley 2, Minor 2, Brooking, Kitchener, Walker)

27 August 1966

Mackleworth, Lampard, Kitchener, Brooking, Heffer, James, Clements P., Miller, Minor, Hartley, Walker

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kings Road

1 - 2 (James)

29 August 1966

Death

Lampard

Kitchener

Miller

Heffer

James

Simmons

Hartley

Minor

Cross

Walker

66_08_29 Bury Town v. WHU Metro

BARNET RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Underhill

2 - 1 (Brooking, Hartley)

3 September 1966

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Brooking

Heffer

James

Sealey

Miller

Hartley

Walker

Eadie

66_09_28 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur Metro Cup1

SHEPPEY UNITED : Metropolitan League

Botany Road Ground

2 - 0 (Kitchener, Minor)

10 September 1966

Dickie

Presland

Kitchener

Miller

Heffer

James

Sealey

Minor

Hartley

Walker

Eadie

BEDFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

The Eyrie

2 - 3 (Brooking, Hartley [pen])

24 September 1966

Dickie

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Andrew

James

Walker

Miller

Minor

Hartley

Eadie

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (First Round)

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Cross 2)

28 September 1966

Att: 1,700

Mackleworth

Simmons

Howe

Brooking

Heffer

James

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Hartley

Cross

Eadie

Trevor Hartley converted a penalty and Trevor Brooking netted his sixth goal of the season to put us two ahead at the interval. The game appeared to be well in hand, but with George Andrew partially incapacitated and a depleted side, the Hammers allowed the homesters to recover and win by 3-2 thanks to some "give away " goals

This was a First Round tie in the League Professional Cup, and it was a good performance by our young side to inflict the first defeat of the season on the Spurs' third-string by a 2-1 margin.

The encouraging 1,700 attendance saw the North London side gain the upper hand in the first half to lead by 1-0 at the interval, but the Hammer came back very strongly in the closing stages and a couple of goals from Roger Cross put us into the next round

BEDFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 2 (Brooking, Heffer)

1 October 1966

Death, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Simmons, Miller, Hartley, Minor, Cross

66_11_19 Brentwood Town v. WHU Metro

Trevor Brooking continued his goal-scoring run and Paul Heffer got our other goal in this 2-2 draw.

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League

Maidstone Road Ground

2 - 0 (Cross Walker)

8 October 1966

Dickie

Glozier

Heffer

James

Lampard

Simmons

Miller

Brooking

Walker

Cross

Eadie

CRAY WANDERERS : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

4 - 1 (Brooking 3, Miller)

15 October 1966

Mackleworth, Simmons, Lampard, Brooking, Glozier, James, Llewellyn, Miller, Minor, Cross, Walker

The Kent club held us scoreless in the first half, but goals by Roger Cross and Dennis Walker after the interval made the final count 2-0 in our favour. It should have been a lot more, the home side being under pressure for long spells, but the Hammers missed several opportunities

Although the Kent club scored the first goal they eventually proved no match for our youthful side who ended as comfortable 4-1 winners. It was Cray's first League defeat; they took six points from their opening four games to put them in a good place in the table. Trevor Brooking " starred " again with a splendidly taken hat-trick, Keith Miller being our other scorer.

STEVENAGE TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

7 - 1 (Minor 3, Brooking, Cross, Glozier, Miller)

22 October 1966

Death, Simmons, Glozier, Brooking, Andrew, James, Llewelyn, Miller, Cross, Minor

A hat-trick by Karl Minor headed our scoring list, which was completed by a goal each from Trevor Brooking (his 11th of the season in this competition), Roger Cross, Bob Glozier and Keith Miller. The final margin of 7-1 amply represented our superiority in a one-sided game against a team at the foot of the table,

HILLINGDON BOROUGH RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

29 October 1966

Mackleworth, Simmons, Andrew, James, Lampard, Heffer, Miller, Walker, Llewelyn, Hartley, Cross

A solitary goal in the first half enabled the lowly-placed Middlesex club to annex the points. We can comment little on our own side's performance which was well below par.

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

5 November 1966

Mackleworth, Glozier, Walker, Miller, Andrew, James, Llewellyn, Heffer, Simmons, Lindsay, Eadie

The Hammers dominated the exchanges almost from start to finish, but during a rare breakaway by the Police we conceded a goal. All efforts by our attack to wipe out this deficit were then repelled by a team containing several with professional experience, and we thus lost 1-0

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Cross, Lampard)

12 November 1966

Dickie, Simmons, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Llewelyn, Miller, Minor, Cross, Walker

BRENTWOOD TOWN : Metropolitan League

The Hive

3 - 1 (Brooking, Cross, Eadie)

19 November 1966

Dickie

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

Andrew

Eadie

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

Our third-string is not really playing the football it is capable of, but on this occasion proved adequate enough to win by 2-0 through goals by Frank Lampard and Roger Cross.

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

26 November 1966

Mackleworth, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Llewellyn, Miller, Simmons, Cross, Eadie

66_12_01 Brentwood Town v. WHU MLCC

BRENTWOOD TOWN : Metropolitan League Cup (Second Round)

The Hive

0 - 1

1 December 1966

Mackleworth

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

Andrew

Redknapp

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League

Cheshunt

3 - 3 (Brooking, Cross, Hartley)

3 December 1966

Mackleworth

Glozier

Lampard

Heffer

Andrew

James

Eadie

Brooking

Hartley

Cross

Walker

66_12_10 Metroploitan Police v. WHU

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League

Imber Court

3 - 2 (Hartley, Miller, Minor)

10 December 1966

Mackleworth

Presland

Lampard

Miller

Andrew

James (Brooking)

Eadie

Minor

Hartley

Howe

Walker

It is difficult to select from an outstanding Hammers' side which won this game by 3-1, but special mention should be made of Bob Glozier who was very resolute in all departments. After being one down at the interval the Hammers fought back with tremendous spirit, Trevor Brooking, Roger Cross and Doug Eadie each putting the finishing touch for a goal apiece.

A single goal in the first half sufficed to give the Gunners' third-string both points to keep them top of the table. We created enough opportunities to win, but unfortunately lapsed into the "lack-of-finish" standard which has characterised many of our recent performances.

For the second game in succession a single goal defeated our youngsters and put us out ot this trophy, the Bees thereby gaining revenge for a 3-1 defeat on the same ground some 12 days earlier. However, we considered them to be a little fortunate in winning, as we had our fair share of the exchanges but little luck.

This clash between two of the League's leading sides turned out to be a real " ding dong," for the scores (ours first) went 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2 and 3-3 (to finish the game). The first half was fairly steady, the interval tally being a goal apiece, but after the breather it was truly "end-to-end." Trevor Brooking, Trevor Hartley and Roger Cross each scored one goal.

This was a well-deserved win against a strong-looking side, and our XI did creditably to end 3-2 ahead after twice being in arrears at 0-1 and then 1-2. The half-time score of 1-1 reflected the exchanges, but in the later stages of the second half our better soccer brought us out on top. Keith Miller, Trevor Hartley and Karl Minor each netted one goal. David James had to go off with a pulled ligament.

SHEPPEY UNITED : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Cross)

17 December 1966

Mackleworth, Simmons, Glozier, Walker, Bragger, Miller, Cornish, Cross, Minor, Llewelyn, Bean

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This could hardly be called a great game, and the final count of 1-1 was in general a fair outcome. Sheppey got their goal before the interval and held this advantage until two minutes from time when Roger Cross scored the equaliser. We gave another trial to Jim Cornish, a youngster from North London who was injured in the first ten minutes of his initial appearance for our "A" Team last September.

WIMBLEDON RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Plough Lane

1 - 2 (Barrett)

31 December 1966

Death

Glozier

Barrett

Simmons

Heffer

James

Clements T.

Clements P.

Cherry

Cross

Walker

67_01_21 Brentwood Town v. WHU Metro

HATFIELD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

5 - 0 (Brooking 3, Cross, Simmons)

14 January 1967

Mackleworth, Glozier (Minor), Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Simmons, Miller, Hartley, Cross, Walker

BRENTWOOD TOWN : Metropolitan League

The Hive

3 - 1 (Brooking, Hartley, Walker)

21 January 1967

Mackleworth

Glozier

Simmons

Brooking

Heffer

James

Eadie

Miller

Hartley

Cross

Walker

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Simmons)

18 February 1967

Grotier, Simmons, Glozier, Heffer, Bragger, Walker, Llewelyn, Lindsay, Carr (Barrett), Cross, Cherry

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Cross, Skinner)

25 February 1967

Mackleworth, Shaw, Hucker, Brooking, Bickles, Knowles, Williams, Lindsay, Skinner, Cross, Peters B.

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 0

4 March 1967

Grotier, Shaw, Glozier, Simmons, Bickles, James, Clements, Lindsay, Skinner, Brooking, Williams

HILLINGDON BOROUGH RES : Metropolitan Professional Cup (Second Round)

Leas Stadium

3 - 1 (Skinner 2, Cross)

13 March 1967

Grotier

Simmons

Glozier

Miller

Andrew

Walker

Eadie

Lindsay

Skinner

Cross

Hartley

67_03_18 Chelmsford City v. WHU Metro

CHELMSFORD CITY : Metropolitan League

New Writtle Street

1 - 1 (Williams)

18 March 1967

Grotier

Simmons

Glozier

Walker

Brown

Knowles

Lay

Lindsay

Williams

Cross

Skinner

HATFIELD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Stonecross Road

1 - 1 (Cross)

24 March 1967

67_03_24 Hatfield Town v. WHU

HILLINGDON BOROUGH RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Leas Stadium

4 - 1 (Cross 2, Jeffrey, Lindsay)

1 April 1967

Grotier

Andrew

Glozier

Simmons

Morgan

James

Lindsay

Clements P.

Jeffrey

Cross

Skinner

67_04_08 Arsenal v. WHU Metro Semi

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (Semi-Final)

Highbury

2 - 2 (Hartley, Lampard)

8 April 1967

Grotier

Glozier

Lampard

Miller

Andrew

James

Clements P.

Brooking

Hartley

Cross

Skinner

CRITTAL ATHLETIC : Metropolitan League

Cressing Road

3 - 1 (Jeffrey, Lindsay, Skinner)

14 April 1967

Death

Simmons

Howe

Glozier

Morgan

Walker

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Jeffrey

Cross

Skinner

67_04_26 WHU v. Arsenal Metro Semi Replay

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League

London Colney

0 - 1

22 April 1967

Mackleworth

Simmons

Lampard

Glozier

Andrew

Walker

Eadie

Lindsay

Brooking

Cross

Lay

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Brooking, Cross, Glozier, Hartley)

26 April 1967

Att: 1,300

Grotier

Glozier

Bickles

Brooking

Andrew

Walker

Simmons

Miller

Hartley

Cross

Skinner

WOODFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 4 (Lay, Lindsay)

29 April 1967

BEDFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (Final 1st leg)

The Eyrie

1 - 2 (Hartley)

2 May 1967

Grotier

Glozier

Bickles

Walker

Andrew

James

Simmons

Miller

Hartley

Cross

Eadie

67_05_02 Bedford Town v. WHU Metro Final 67_05_11 WHU v. Bedford Town Metro Final

CRAY WANDERERS : Metropolitan League

Grassmeade

1 - 2 (Jeffrey)

4 May 1967

Mackleworth

Simmons

Glozier

Miller

Andrew

Howe

Eadie

Walker

Jeffrey

Cross

Llewelyn

WOODFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Snakes Lane

1 - 0 (Glozier)

6 May 1967

Death

Simmons

Glozier

Miller

Andrew

James

Eadie

Walker

Skinner

Cross

Llewelyn

BEDFORD TOWN : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (Final 2nd leg)

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Cross 2, Hartley)   West Ham United win 4-2 agg

11 May 1967

Death

Glozier

Shaw

James

Morgan

Walker

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Simmons

Cross

Lay

Grotier, Simmons, Knowles, Glozier, Morgan, Howe, Llewelyn, Lindsay, Carr, Jeffrey, Lay

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The Gunners included three players with First Team experience, but were more than matched by the skill of our youngsters who put on a really great display. After a goalless first half we went ahead through a goal by Trevor Hartley, and although the Reds equalised we again got in front when Frank Lampard made it 2-1. However, once more we were pulled back with a second equaliser, and the game endsd at 2-2 despite half-an-hour's extra time.

 

The replay will be at Upton Park next Wednesday. The winners play in a two-leg Final against Bedford Town Reserves who defeated Bury Town by 2-1.

67_05_04 Cray Wanderers v. WHU Metro

Image courtesy of Kevin Goodhew

This one-side match against Chelmsford City Reserves ended in an easy 7-1 victory, with our goals being well shared out between Trevor Hartley, Karl Minor (who each got two). Trevor Brooking, Billy Kitchener and Dennis Walker. We were only 2-1 ahead at the interval, but completely over-ran the Essex club's second-string during the closing period.

Last season's champions were the first to score, but David James netted to leave us on level terms at the breather. The second half was strongly contested, but superior finishing brought its reward for the Suffolk side and they got the decider to makj it 2-1 at the finish. Paul Heifer had another good game.

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The 'Dons took the lead with a first-half goal, but we equalised shortly before half-time when Jim Barrett moved upfield to net in his first appearance of the season. A second goal about a quarter-of-an-hour after the restart gave the home side a 2-1 victory, but we were a little unfortunate to concede both points. The Clements brothers did quite well on the right flank.

The visitors played a hard game, but the young Hammers' side contributed all the football to score a line victory by five clear goals. Trevor Brooking notched a hat-trick to bring his total for the season to 24 goals in Combination, Metropolitan League and youth games, and the others came from Roger Cross and Barry Simmons. We were three tip at the interval, but after the resumption had to ease off a little when Keith Miller and Bob Glozier received injuries (Glozier being substituted by Karl Minor). The margin of defeat was a shock to the highly-placed Hertfordshire side, who had previously conceded only 21 goals in 17 games.

Thie result of this match was incorrectly reported to the newspapers, for we actually won by 3-1 instead of losing by that score.

The Hammers played extremely well, and although the Bees equalised Trevor Hartley's first-half goal to make it one each at the interval, the second half went greatly in our favour. The other goals were netted by Trevor Brooking and Dennis Walker to bring a satisfactory ending against the third-place part-time-pro Town side. The Hammers now occupy fourth place with 27 points from 21 games.

The starting line-up included nine players from our Youth Section, and although " veteran " Jimmy Barrett came on in place of the injured Tony Carr after 20 minutes of the second half it was virtually one of our youngest-ever sides to appear in a Metropolitan League game. The eventual result was a 1-1 draw, Barry Simmons being our scorer, but in general we earned more than the one point we gained.

With three "triallists" in the side - Hucker, Skinner and Peters - the Hammers put on a fine performance to win by 2-1 against better-placed rivals. Starting at a great pace we were two up in ten minutes through Skinner (from Leatherhead) and Cross, and from thence maintained a general advantage to deservedly take full spoils.

A very young Hammers1 side did well against an experienced side of semi-pros who are, as usual, holding.a high place in the League. The rearguards were well on top from start to finish and the goalless draw was a reasonable reflection of the exchanges.

The Hammers' youngsters did very well; to win, thus qualifying to visit Arsenal "A" in the Semi-Final Dave Skinner got two goals and Roger Cross the other in our 3-1 victory.

The teams shared the points in a not - very exciting game by scoring one goal each. The Hammers netted first through Charlie Williams, but Chelms.ford came back well to earn their draw.

A goal by Roger Cross gave the Hammers an interval lead, but the Hertfordshire club equalised about ten minutes from the end to share the points. Physically the home side were1 much stronger in a game that never reached the heights, but our new professional Stuart Morgan and amateur Jeff Shaw both showed well against the opposition.

Although the home side are the current "wooden spoonists" of the Metropolitan League, the performance of a very young Hammers1 side gave us much pleasure. A 4-1 victory was most meritoriously gained, the goals coming from Roger Cross (2), Jimmy Lindsay and Malcolm Jeffrey, Paul Clements (on vacation from University) made one of his rare appearances in our colours this season, and we were pleased to have him with us; his performance in this match showed he has lost none of his ability.

The Gunners scored the only goal of the match in the first-half, and the final score just about represented the difference between two teams whise defences dominated the exchanges.

It was unfortunate that on a fine night only 1,300 turned up to see a game in which there were some great goals and at times some extremely good movements which were encouraging for future prospects.

Trevor Hartley had a hand in all our counters, although he scored but one of the four. The first, at the end of a quarter-of-an-hour's play, came when Brooking converted a pass from ten yards range. A similiar move eight minutes after the interval was lobbetl home by Bob Glozier, who had moved into the Gunners' penalty area. Hartley was credited with the third as he rammed in a great shot from 15 yards in the 73rd minute, after Roger Cross had laid the bail back from the bye-line; and the same two players did a "reverse repeat" three minutes later to round it off.

Arsenal's first-half equaliser seven minutes before the interyal_resulted from a bad defensive error of judgement, but apart from this incident we generally held truir forwards to lony-range shooting which was competently dealt with by Peter Grotier. To this was added some fine midficld work by Keith Miller which enabled the Hammers to dominate the proceedings.

The majority of the team we felded are members of our youth section, and on this occasion they were not strong enough to meet the challenge of a team which proved more experienced. Jimmy Lindsay converted a penalty soon alter to© KicK-oti to put toe JriEni.nisrs in ironts out Woocirord then scored twice before we again found the net through Stephen Lay to make the half-time tally 2-2. The second half had little to commend as far as we were concerned, and the Town hadno difficulty in going ahead again to win 4-2.

The Eagles fielded several of their Southern League side, but found themselves in arrears after about 20 minutes play when Trevor Hartley netted for the Hammers who were playing very good stuff. However, the home side hit back, and after equalising were quickly "presented" with another goal through a bad defensive error. This made the half-time score 2-1, but we kept the advantage down to one goal by the final whistle -and are confident that we can pull this back in the next meeting.

Malcolm Jeffrey put us ahead and we held the lead until soon after the interval when the Kent club netted an equaliser. Cray continued their pressure, and a farther counter made the final score 2-1 in their favour.

A goal by Bob Glazier in the closing minutes of a rather uninteresting game enabled us to avenge the 4-2 defeat which the Town inflicted upon us on the previous Saturday.

Grotier

Simmons

Kitchener

Glozier

Andrew

James

Hartley

Miller

Cross

Walker

Skinner