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1967-68 Friendlies

ALEMANNIA AACHEN (West Germany)

Stadion Tivoli

4 - 2 (Peters, Bennett, Hurst. Sissons)

2 August 1967

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AUSWAHL MITTELRHEIN (West Germany)

Frechen

3 - 3 (Peters 2, Kitchener)

3 August 1967

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BORUSSIA RHEINE (West Germany)

Rheine

8 - 2 (Peters, Hurst 2, Moore, Bennett 2, Boyce, Sissons)

5 August 1967

BORUSSIA DORTMUND (West Germany)

Rote Erde Stadium

1 - 4 (Peters)

29 July 1967

Ferguson

Bonds (Kitchener)

Charles J.

Peters

Cushley

Moore (Howe)

Brabrook (Bennett)

Boyce

Dear

Hurst (Hartley)

Sissons

 

On a sun-drenched afternoon an attendance of 22,000 saw us go down by 4-1 against a side which played plenty of good soccer. Borussia went in front in the 32nd minute when Sigi Held headed in a centre by Gerd Cyliax, and Reinbard Libuda scorccd twice in the three minutes just before half-time to make it 3-0. We substituted Bill Kitchener, Bobby Howe and Trevor Hartley for Billy Bonds, Bobby Moore (who had a cut leg) and Geoff Hurst (blistered heel), and earlier (seven minutes, after the start) Peter Bennett had taken the place of Peter Brabrook who had a leg injury. However, Martin Peters reduced our arrears, but Lothar Emmerich set the seal on his side's victory towards the end

67_07_29 Borussia Dortmund v. WHU

Ferguson, Bonds, Kitchener, Peters, Cushley, Moore, Redknapp, Boyce, Bennett, Hurst , Sissons

 

Ferguson, Bonds, Kitchener, Peters, Cushley, Moore, Redknapp, Howe, Bennett, Hurst, Hartley

Against the run of the play Klostermann put Aachen ahead in the 41st minute. However, the 15,000 attendance then saw Hammers strike their best form in the next quarter-of-an-hour of play; Martin Peters made the scores even before half-time, and in the early stages of the second half we went 4 -1 ahead.  Peters crossed for Peter Bennett to head home our second, Geoff Hurst side-footed Harry Redknapp's centre to make it three, and then another Redknapp centre was headed in by John Sissons.

Shots which hit the post or were blocked on the line might easily have made it a runaway win for the in-form Hammers, but when Hermanduiif; reduced the Germans' arrears in the 67th minute the scoreline looked better for the newly-promoted Alernannia than was reflected by the play. Troche, of the Uraguayan World Cup side, was is the home club's line-up.

The population of the village of Frechen helped to make up a 3,000 or so attendance, which was good considering that this game was arranged at short notice. The homesters included several "star " guests, but early on were no match for our XI who scored twice in the first ten minutes; an over-head kick by Martin Peters (following a combined Bobby Moore-Trevor Hartley move) and Billy Kitchener's 30-yard drive were the successful shots. The enthusiastic Germans then struck back through Braun (25 mins) and Simon (43 mins) to be level at half-time. After the interval Peters got his second from a pass by Peter Bennett, but a late long drive by Schwartz evened the final count at 3 3 to the delight of their fans.

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Ferguson, Bonds, Charles J., Peters, Cushley, Moore, Redknapp, Boyce, Bennett, Hurst , Sissons

 

Our concluding game (the fourth in eight days) brought a grand finale in an 8- 2 win. The opposition was strictly semi-professional, but they played their part well to net goals after being 5-0 and 8-1 down. The "gate" of 7,500 was about four times the normal, and altogether they had an enjoyable afternoon.

Martin Peters (4 mins), Geoff Hurst (28 mins), Bobby Moore (38 mins), Peter Bennett (43 mins), and Hurst again (47 mins) netted before Krott reduced the margin; however Ron Boyce, John Sissons and Bennett again made it 8-1 with five minutes left for play - then Brechen scored the Germans' second.

DULWICH HAMLET

Champion Hill

1 - 0 (Llewelyn)

8 August 1967

Mackleworth, Simmons, Lampard, Glozier, Heffer, Miller, Clements, Lindsay, Cross, Eadie, Llewelyn

 

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BATA SPORTS : Annual Charity Match

Bata Sports Ground, East Tilbury

8 - 1 (Hurst 3, Peters 2, Sissons 2, Cushley)

9 August 1967

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Bovington

Cushley

Moore

Redknapp

Peters

Hurst

Boyce

Sissons

67_08_10 Grays Athetic v. WHU

GRAYS ATHLETIC

New Recreation Ground

5 - 3 (Cross 2, Llewelyn 2, Carr)

10 August 1967

Mackleworth

Shaw

Knowles

Glozier

Morgan

Lampard

Hepple

Lindsay

Carr

Cross

Llewelyn

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

PETERBOROUGH UNITED

London Road

4 - 2 (Sissons 2, Hurst, Peters)

12 August 1967

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Bovington

Cushley

Moore

Redknapp

Peters

Hurst

Boyce

Sissons

67_08_12 Peterborough United v. WHU Friendly Posh Play

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Peterborough United

v.

West Ham United

Friendly games

This Friendly game was preceded by Peterborough United Colts v. West Ham United Colts

1 - 2 (Mullin)

 

Grotier, Shaw, Knowles, Vaughan, Morgan, Glumart, Stanley, Holland, Mullin, Carr, Lay

 

TOOTING & MITCHAM UNITED : Challenge Match

Sandy Lane

3 - 0 (Bickles, Miller, [og])

12 August 1967

Mackleworth Burnett

Kitchener

Miller

Bickles

Howe

Sealey

Dawkins

Bennett

Cross

Eadie

67_08_12 Tooting & Mitcham v. WHU Friendly

WIMBLEDON

Plough Lane

5 - 1 (Dear 3, Hartley 2)

15 August 1967

Mackleworth Burnett

Kitchener

Miller

Bickles

Howe

Sealey

Dear

Hartley

Bennett

Skinner

 

 

67_08_15 Wimbledon v. WHU Friendly 67_08_15 Wimbledon v. WHU Friendly back

BRACKNELL & DISTRICT : 70th Anniversary Match

Bracknell

5 - 2 (Hartley 2, Bennett, Dear, Lampard)

16 August 1967

Grotier, Burnett (Clements), Burkett, Miller, Heffer, Lampard, Sealey, Dear, Hartley, Bennett, Eadie

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ASHFORD TOWN

Essella Park

2 - 0 (Glozier, Lindsay)

16 September 1967

Mackleworth, Howe, Lampard, Glozier, Heffer, Miller, Clements, Lindsay, Hartley, Cross, Llewelyn

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BISHOP'S STORTFORD : Opening of Floodlights

Woodside Park

2 - 3 (Dear, Hartley)

4 October 1967

Standen

Simmons

Burkett

Glozier

Heffer

Howe

Dear

Lindsay

Hartley

Cross

Eadie

67_10_04 Bishops Stortford v. WHU Friendly

BEDFORD TOWN YOUTH : Invitation Match

The Eyrie

5 - 0

11 October 1967

67_10_11 Bedford Town Youth v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

COMBINED BRISTOL XI : Bernard Hall Testimonial

Eastville

4 - 3 (Brabrook, Hurst [pen], Redknapp, Sissons)

16 October 1967

Att: 8,839

67_10_16 Combined Bristol XI v. WHU Hall Test 67_10_16 Combined Bristol XI v. WHU Hall Test TS

RAMSGATE : Colin Priestley Benefit

Southwood

1 - 1 (Cross)

24 October 1967

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

67_10_24 Ramsgate v. WHU Priestley Test

EASTBOURNE UNITED : Opening of Lights

The Saffrons

4 - 2 (Hurst, Lindsay, Moore, Sissons)

25 October 1967

LONDON UNIVERSITY

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2

1 November 1967

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WATFORD : Dave Carr Benefit

Vicarage Road

2 - 3 (Sissons, Peters)

6 November 1967

67_11_11 Watford v. WHU Carr Test

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Opening of Lights

Cressing Road

3 - 1 (Cross, Dear, Howe)

14 November 1967

SUSSEX UNIVERSITY

Chadwell Heath

6 - 0

15 November 1967

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

Away

2 - 3 (Charles, Jenkins)

28 November 1967

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Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

CLYDE A.O.B and FAIRBAIRN HOUSE : Lee Rackett Memorial Trophy

Terence McMillan Stadium

? - ?

11 January 1968

68_01_11 Clyde & Fairbairn House v. WHU

EASTBOURNE TOWN

The Saffrons

? - ?

25 January 1968

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TILBURY

Chadfields

5 - 0

28 February 1968

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GUILDFORD CITY : Eric Gill Testimonial

Joseph Road Ground

4 - 1 (Dear, Gill, Peters, Sissons)

13 May 1968

68_05_13 Guildford City v. WHU - Gill 68_05_13 Guildford City v. WHU Gill Test back

TORQUAY UNITED : Geoff Cox Testimonial

Plainmoor

5 - 2 (Dear 3, Llewelyn, Brooking)

20 May 1968

68_05_20 Torquay United v. WHU Cox Test

NEWHAM BOYS v. EAST LONDON BOYS

Directors Cup

SLUG Programme

Upton Park

? - ?

8 May 1968

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

68_05_08 Newham Boys v. East London Boys

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

SLUG Programme

Zurich Blue Stars Tournament (Switzerland)

May 1968

SLUG Programme

Martini Youth Tournament (Geneva)

1 June 1968

Ferguson (Grotier)

Kitchener

Charles J.

Peters

Bonds

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brabrook

Hurst (Bennett)

Sissons

 

Standen

Burkett

Kitchener

Glozier

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Bennett

Dear

Brooking

Hartley

 

Playing sub: Cross

 

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles J.

Burkett

Cushley

Howe

Bennett

Peters

Dear (Brooking)

Hurst

Sissons

 

Ferguson

Bonds

Lampard

Peters

Cushley (Glozier)

Moore

Redknapp

Lindsay

Brabrook (Mullin)

Hurst

Sissons

 

Grotier

Bonds

Howe

Boyce

Stephenson

Peters

Redknapp

Lindsay

Brooking

Dear

Sissons

 

Playing subs:

Roger Cross, Stephen Gill

 

Grotier

Bonds

Howe

Miller

Stephenson

Boyce

Redknapp

Lindsay

Brooking

Dear

Llewellyn

 

Playing sub: James

Standen

Lampard

Kitchener

Bovington

Heffer

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Cross

Llewelyn

 

Death, Simmons, Llewelyn, Charles (Carr), Glozier, Miller, Eadie, Lindsay, Rajah, Jenkins, Julhannien

 

67_08_09 Bata Sports v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

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Borussia Rheine 01 Borussia Rheine 02 Borussia Rheine 03 SLUG Programme

West Ham United Club Tour to West Germany 1967

West Ham United and Borussia Rheine players pose for the camera before the game,  Bobby Moore with the Mayor of Steinfurt the autographed letterhead from the private collection of Colin Hammond.

Images courtesy of Colin Hammond

Season 1967-68 1966-67 Friendlies 1968-69 Friendlies

YOUNG FELLOWS (Switzerland)

Group Match

2 - 0

23 May 1968

GRASSHOPPERS ZURICH (Switzerland)

Group Match

3 - 0

?? May 1968

INTER MILAN (Italy)

Semi-Final

1 - 0 (Llewelyn)

?? May 1968

MANCHESTER UNITED

Final

0 - 1

?? May 1968

SLUG Programme

Exhibition Matches

May 1968

LACHEN (Switzerland)

 

 

WEINFELDEN (Switzerland)

 

 

CHUR (Switzerland)

 

3 - 0

?? May 1968

8 - 1

?? May 1968

9 - 1

?? May 1968

ETOILE CAROUGE (Switzerland)

Group Match

4 - 0

1 June 1968

SPARTAK MARTIN (Czechoslovakia)

Group Match

0 - 0

2 June 1968

TORINO (Italy)

Final

1 - 0 (Holland)

?? June 1968

When John Sissons slid the ball under the advancing Tony Millington for our third goal (two minutes after the start of the second half) we appeared to have the game well won. But the Posh hit back to score through Fairbrother (54 mins.) and Watson (60 mins.) and then gave our defence a real hammering for the next quarter-of-an-hour or so. However, another from Sissons with twelve minutes to go settled the issue and we ended up 4-2 ahead. Our earlier goals were by Geoff Hurst with a well-timed header (28 mins.) and Martin Peters (a tremendous shot in the 35th minute).

Bristolt XI:

Gibson (City), Hillard (Rovers), Briggs (City}, Williams, J. (Rovers), Connor (City), Quigley iCity), Jarman (Rover*), Ronaldson (Rovers), O'Rourke (Middlesbrough) Crowe (City), Jones, R, (Rovers). Biggs (Rovers) substitute for O'Rourke.

Having obtained the permission of the Football Association to include our three current England players in the line-up, a Hammers' XI of First Team strength visited the Eastville Ground last Monday to play a combined Bristol XI in a Testimonial Match. This was for the benefit of Bristol Rovers' goalkeeper Bernard Hall, who was unconcious for 16 days last January after being carried from the field following a collision with John O'Rourke of Middlesbrough. O'Rourke also appeared in the West Country line-up on this special occasion, and despite atrocious weather 8,839 spectators contributed some £2,000 to the Testimonial for a player whose active playing-career was unfortunately terminated at the age of 25.

That the Hammers won by 4-3 was rather immaterial, for the score-line on occasions such as these is by no means the most important factor.

The side at Ramsgate was of reserve-strength, the occasion being the Testimonial Match of one of the Rams' players and an attendance approaching 2,000 came to see an interesting game.

it was more-or-less a First Team line-up which turned out against Eastbourne United to inaugurate the new floodlights at Princes Park. The occasion provided the opportunity for Ron Greenwood to revisit the club of which he used to be manager, whilst several of our team renewed acquaintance with former colleague Bill Lansdowne — the current "boss" or the Athenian League side. A rainy night did not provide the best of backgrounds, but again some 2,000 were present and had an enjoyable 90 minutes of football, with three of our younger players - Bob Glozier, Jimmy Lindsay and amateur Jim Mullin  - lining-up among the seniors.

The match at Watford was for the testimonial for David Carr, the Hertfordshire club's inside-forward whose career was ended by a car accident at the age of 27. Again it was a pleasing evening, but this time the home crowd were even happier as their side won.

The visit of more-or-less reserve-team side to the Crittall Athletic ground attracted some 1,400 people - the best home gate there for twelve years. The local club officials were highly delighted with the effort, and our side put on a good "show" to provide another entertaining evening under the new floodlights.

We made our annual visit to Cambridge to meet the University side, fielding a side composed largely of our younger pros. "Veteran" John Charles had a run-out after his recent injury, and we also included a young professional Tommy Jenkins on a trial; these two scored our goals. Two Finnish amateurs - Timo Rajah and Erikk Julhannien - who are over here for three months (and playing with Eastbourne) were also in the line up ; they are regularly with the H.J.K. club of Helsinki, who we met during our continental tour last summer,

It was a pleasing game, and the Varsity did well to win after we scored first. Their centre-forward P. S. Phillips netted a well-taken hat-trick, and on this form the Light Blues are favourites to beat Oxford in their annual duel at Wembley next Wednesday.

67_11_14 Crittall Athletic v. WHU OL

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

LEYTON ORIENT : JT Memorial Cup (Youth)

Away

? - ?

11 March 1968

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67_11_14 Crittall Athletic v. WHU OL

Lineup unknown

Teamsheet given to Directors and players

Image courtesy of Jon Weaver club historian for Braintree Town