A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1966-67 Football Combination

1965-66 Reserves 1967-68 Reserves Season 1966-67

CHELSEA : Football Combination

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Brooking, Dear)

7 January 1967

Dickie

Presland

Lampard

Dawkins

Andrew

Bickles

Redknapp

Dear

Hartley

Brooking

Eadie

A late goal and some missed chances cost us a point in this game, for we had more of the play and did quite well in our approach. Brian Dear put us ahead three minutes after the start, and although Chelsea equalised Trevor Brooking restored our advantage before the interval, We held this 2-1 lead until about four minutes from time when the West Londoners scored from one of their few attacks.

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

Selhurst Park

3 - 0 (Bennett, Eadie, [og])

18 January 1967

Guy

Simmons

Lampard

Dawkins

Andrew

Bickles

Redknapp

Bennett

Hartley

Sealey

Eadie

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Burnett)

4 February 1967

Dickie

Burnett

Charles (Lampard)

Dawkins

Andrew

James

Redknapp

Sealey

Hartley

Bennett

Eadie

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

The Dell

2 - 1 (Cross, Minor)

11 February 1967

 

Mackleworth

Glozier

Lampard

Miller

Heffer

James

Eadie

Minor

Hartley

Cross

Walker

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Burkett, Dear)

18 February 1967

Mackleworth

Brown

Burkett

Miller

Bickles (Knowles)

James

Redknapp

Brooking

Hartley

Dear

Eadie

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

Upton Park

0 - 3

25 February 1967

Dickie

Glozier

Lampard

Miller

Heffer

James

Sealey

Dear (Lay)

Hartley

Eadie

Burkett

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Hartley 2, Dear [pen], Eadie)

4 March 1967

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Lampard

Miller

Andrew

Bovington

Redknapp

Sealey

Hartley

Dear

Eadie

COVENTRY CITY : Football Combination

Highfield Road

1 - 3 (Dawkins)

7 March 1967

 

Guy

Burnett

Andrew

Miller

Bickles

James

Sealey

Dawkins (Redknapp)

Hartley

Dear

Eadie

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

Portman Road

0 - 0

11 March 1967

 

Death

Burnett

Lampard

Miller

Brown

James

Sealey

Dawkins

Hartley

Dear

Eadie

 

67_01_07 WHU v. Chelsea Reserves 67_01_18 Crystal Palace v. Reserves 67_02_04 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle Reserves 67_02_11 Southampton v. WHU Reserves 67_02_18 WHU v. Ipswich Town Reserves 67_02_25 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur Reserves 67_03_04 WHU v. Crystal Palace Reserves 67_03_07 Coventry City v. WHU Reserves 67_03_11 Ipswich Town v. WHU Reserves 67_03_18 WHU v. Nottingham Forest Reserves

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football Combination

Upton Park

0 - 0

18 March 1967

 

Mackleworth

Charles

Lampard

Burnett

Andrew

Bovington

Sealey

Miller

Hartley

Bickles

Eadie

 

FULHAM : Football Combination

Craven Cottage

1 - 4 (Hartley)

25 March 1967

 

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Lampard

Miller

Andrew

James

Sealey

Dawkins

Hartley

Bickles

Eadie

 

 

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

Home Park

2 - 0 (Hartley 2)

27 March 1967

 

 

GILLINGHAM : Football Combination

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Bennett 2, Hartley)

1 April 1967

 

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Football Combination

County Ground

1 - 0 (Bennett)

4 April 1967

 

 

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

Upton Park

0 - 3

8 April 1967

 

SWINDON TOWN : Football Combination

County Ground

1 - 2 (Brooking)

15 April 1967

 

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

Upton Park

0 - 0

24 April 1967

 

 

CHELSEA : Football Combination

Stamford Bridge

2 - 4 (Cross, Sealey)

28 April 1967

 

 

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : Football Combination

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Cross 2 [1 pen], Bennett)

8 May 1967

 

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : Football Combination

London Road

3 - 5 (Bennett, Heffer, Howe)

12 May 1967

 

 

67_04_01 WHU v. Gillingham Reserves 67_04_04 Northampton Town Reserves 67_04_08 WHU v. Southampton Reserves

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Grotier

Glozier

Lampard

Miller

Bickles

Walker

Eadie

Dawkins

Hartley

Cross

Lindsay

 

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Lampard

Miller

Brown

Walker

Sealey

Dawkins

Bennett

Hartley

Eadie

 

Grotier

Andrew

Burnett

Miller

Bickles

Walker

Eadie

Dawkins

Bennett

Hartley

Skinner

 

 

Programme dated 4th March

 

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Kitchener

Simmons

Brown

Charles

Brabrook

Lindsay

Bennett

Sissons

Eadie

 

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Lampard

Miller

Heffer

Andrew (James)

Sealey

Dawkins

Hartley

Brooking

Eadie

 

 

67_04_15 Swindon Town v. WHU Reserves 67_04_24 WHU v. Leicester City Reserves 67_04_28 Chelsea v. WHU Reserves 67_05_08 WHU v. Peterborough United Reserves

Mackleworth

Burnett

Burkett

Miller

Brown

James

Sealey

Dawkins

Hartley

Walker

Eadie

 

 

Mackleworth

Burnett

Bickles

Walker

Andrew

James

Eadie

Miller

Sealey

Cross

Skinner

 

Death

Burkett

Howe

Miller

Andrew

James

Redknapp

Bennett

Hartley

Cross

Sissons

 

 

Mackleworth

Howe

Burkett

Miller

Andrew

Walker

Redknapp

Bennett

Heffer

Sissons

Skinner

 

 

Whilst their seniors were getting a drubbing at West Bromwich on.the same evening, the second-string were giving the Glaciers a hammering, and the heavy conditions certainly did not affect the overall performance of a side which included two players making their Combination debut.

The two concerned were Barry Simmons who has recently moved from the front row to one of the so-called "defensive" places and Dick Guy who is the regular Tooting and Mitcham United 'keeper. Both showed up well in a rearguard which comfortably held the opposing attack.

We went in with a 2-0 lead at the interval; the first was an "own goal" when a Palace player diverted a hard, low centre from Trevor Hartley; the second was credited to Doug Eadie, who headed home after Alan Sealey's hard shot had been palmed away by the home custodian. Then l-with ten minutes to go Peter Bennett (resuming after being out with injury for some time) made the final score 3-0.

Our Reserve Team included three of our current Youth XI line-up Frank Lampard, Bob Glozier and Roger Cross the last two named making their Combination debuts. The average age of the side was only 19, and skipper Trevor Hartley summed it up by saying that " the lads were real pleased at winning"; we were certainly gratified with their performance, for only goalkeeper Colin Mackleworth has ever played in our League side, and indeed the majority of the line-up on this occasion were more-or-less "A" Team regulars.

It was also good to avenge the defeat we had sustained at The Dell in the Combination Cup during the first month of the season.

On this occasion all the goals were scored in the first half, the Saints netting the opener. However, we soon retaliated, and Roger Cross got our first and Karl Minor the second to give us a 2-1 lead which we never lost. The Saints attacked strongly after the interval, but the Hammers defended very resolutely to gain a deserved success.

Brian Dear was the scorer of the only goal in the first half, and with five minutes to go Jack Burkett netted a second to bring our fourth successive victory in this competition. There was one mishap, however, for David Bickles hurt his shoulder and had to leave the field; his substitute, 15-year-old Steven Knowles, did quite well in his first Combination appearance.

There was a 3,800 attendance for the visit of table-topping Spurs who are also in the Final of the Combination Cup, They saw an even game, during which we had the better of the first-half, but failed to score. An injury prevented Brian Dear from returning after the interval and 15-year-old Stephen Lay took his place. Spurs got the decider in the second half to consolidate their positon.

The Palace side for this game was a strong one and included several regular First Teaniers (they had no League game that day). However we played very well, scored four goals and kept a clean sheet at our own end thanks to a steady defence. Harry Redknapp centred for Trevor Hartley to net the only first-half goal, and after the interval the scorers were Brian Dear (from a penalty,) Hartley again (with a 25-yard volley) and Doug Eadie (who beat two defenders before rounding off a good afternoon).

Although we took an early lead with a goal by Trevor Dawkins. and appeared likely winners, a series of misfortunes turned the tide completely against us for City to end as 3-1 victors.

After our counter we had two near misses, but then lost the services of Dawkins who retired with concussion. His place was taken by Harry Redknapp before the Sky Blues equalised. Soon after the interval Dave Bickles had an injury recurrence, and in a re-shuffled line-up George Andrew moved to pivot - only to be carried off with a damaged ankle. The ten remaining Hammers fought hard, but in the end superior numbers proved to the an insurmountable obstacle.

Comment upon this game is reflected by the 0-0 score, inasmuch that excitement rarely occurred and the defences completely dominated. It was Stephen Death's first Combination appearance and he did everything that was required oi him behind a defence held together in excellent fashion by Ken Brown.

A strong wind and hard ground made ball control difficult and a goalless draw was probably the fairest result to this game. From the. Hammers" viewpoint the most pleasing feature was that John Charles came through the 90 minutes without mishap, and we hope, that his prolonged '* lay-off " will help to clear his hamstring injury which has kepi him out of action for around a couple of months. The line-up also* featured Dave Bickles in the rather unaccustomed No. 10 shirt, and he had a useful game there.

Against poor opposition we played well enough to have won by more than the final 3-0 score. However, interest never reached a high level, and our only real satisfaction was the gaining of two more points. Peter Bennett scored the solitary goal of the first half from a low centre by Alan Sealey and he got another after the interval, after Sealey and Trevor Oawkins had combined well. Trevor Hartley netted the last counter from Dawkins' through bail.

This was very good experience for some of our younger lads, who were up against a very useful and strong side. Added to this was the fact that we won by the only goal of the game, netted by Peter Bennett in the first half; the lone counter reflects that the defences were generally on top, and in particular Peter Grotier played well behind a steady rearguard.

We could only express disappointment at the end of this game, as our very strong line-up were well beaten by a Southampton team which thoroughly deserved Its 3-0 margin.

After conceding a goal in the first half we then went further behind after the interval and it was not until 10 minutes before full time that we got a goal through Trevor Brooking. David James substituted for George Andrew at half-time.

This 2-1 victory put the Moonrakers into third place (just ahead of us) in the Combination table.

A goalless draw did not give an accurate impression of this game, even though the teams were evenly balanced. There were some excising moment's and good play from our younger members, but in general the score left us with a somewhat "empty" feeling.

A goal by Alan Sealey was equalised by the Blues to make the half-time score 1-1. We then went ahead once more through Roger Cross and were keeping up enough pressure to appear like ending as comfortable winners. Unfortunately, however, Colin Mackleworth was by this time feeling "under the weather" due to a bout of sickness during the game, and without the services of a fully-fit goalkeeper we conceded three goals in the last nine minutes to lose 4-2.

A penalty converted by Roger Cross and a goal by Bennett put us comfortably ahead at half-time. However, the Borough came out with additional determination for the second half and netted three times to go ahead; in their turn the Hammers rallied to even it up again through Cross nearly on time, to make it a fair 3-3 draw.

67_05_12 Peterborough United v. WHU Reserves 67_03_27 Plymouth Argyle v. WHU Reserves

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord