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1967-68 Metropolitan league 'A'

BEDFORD TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Manager: ??

Chadwell Heath

0 - 2

19 August 1967

Death, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Morgan, Lampard, Clements, Brabrook, Skinner, Short, Llewelyn

A poor game on the opening day ended with a 0 -2 home defeat at the hands of Bedford Town Reserves

WIMBLEDON RESERVES: Metropolitan League

Plough Lane

2 - 1 (Heffer, Lindsay)

26 August 1967

67_08_26 Wimbledon v. WHU Metro

Grotier

Simmons

Shaw

Glozier

Morgan

Miller

Clements

Lindsay

Heffer

Cross

Skinner

The "A" Team took two points from their first couple of Metropolitan fixtures, with a 0-2 home defeat on the opening day at the hands of Bedford Town Reserves, but they did much better to win by 2-1 against Wimbledon Reserves at Plough Lane with goals from Paul Heffer and Jimmy Lindsay.

CHELMSFORD CITY : Metropolitan League

The Stadium

0-2

2 September 1967

Grotier

Simmons

Lampard

Glozier

Morgan

Miller

Clements

Lindsay

Hartley

Cross

Llewelyn

67_09_02 Chelmsford City v. WHU Metro

CRAY WANDERERS : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

5 - 0 (Cross 2, Heffer, Glozier, Llewelyn)

9 September 1967

Death, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Morgan, Lampard, Clements, Lindsay, Heffer, Cross, Llewelyn

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR "A" : Metropolitan League

SHEPPEY UNITED : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

Grotier, Simmons, Lampard, Glozier, Martin, Miller, Clements, Lindsay, Williams, Cross, Lay

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Cross 2, Clements, Williams)

23 September 1967

Our "A" Team had a very good 4-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur's third-string, and they moved up to second place through this defeat of last season's champions. It was an impressive victory, and we could be well-pleased with the performance of our young side.

Botany Road

4 - 0 (Cross 2, Lindsay, Llewelyn)

30 September 1967

Grotier

Shaw

Knowles

Glozier

Morgan

Martin

Simmons

Lindsay

Williams

Cross

Llewelyn

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League Cup (Second Round)

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1 (Williams, Clements)

7 October 1967

Grotier, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Morgan, Miller, Clements, Lindsay, Williams, Cross, Lay

SHEPPEY UNITED : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Cross, Lay, Llewelyn, Williams)

14 October 1967

Death, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Martin, Miller, Williams, Lindsay, Llewelyn, Cross, Lay

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

Maidstone Road Ground

1 - 1 (Cross)

21 October 1967

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

3 - 0 (Cross, Llewelyn, Mullin)

28 October 1967

Botany Road

1 - 1 (Lindsay)

18 November 1967

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Knowles, Lay)

11 November 1967

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

SHEPPEY UNITED : Metropolitan League

Death

Llewelyn

Knowles

Glozier

Morgan

Miller

Lay

Lindsay

Mullin

Carr

Glumart (Williams)

CHELMSFORD CITY RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 3 (Lindsay)

25 November 1967

Grotier, Simmons, Llewelyn, Glozier, Morgan, Miller, Williams, Lindsay, Carr, Cross, Lay

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League

Imber Court

3 - 2 (Lindsay 2, Cross)

2 December 1967

67_12_02 Metrolpolitan Police v. WHU Metro

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Dear 2)

9 December 1967

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR "A" : Metropolitan League

Cheshunt

0 - 2

16 December 1967

SHEPPEY UNITED : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Holland 2)

23 December 1967

Grassmeade

1 - 1 (Williams)

26 December 1967

CRAY WANDERERS : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

HATFIELD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Stonecross Road

1 - 1 (Carr)

6 January 1968

WIMBLEDON RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Mullin, Shaw)

20 January 1968

Denpsey, Shaw, Knowles, Keary, Morgan, Glozier, Llewelyn, Simmons, Mullin, Rajah, Lay

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

0 - 3

27 January 1968

Martin, Shaw, Llewelyn, Glozier, Morgan, Keary P.,Cl ements, Holland, Mullin, Rajah, Jauhiainen

BRENTWOOD TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

4 - 3 (Carr 2, Lindsay, Llewelyn)

3 February 1968

Dempsey, Morgan, Shaw, Keary P., Vaughan, Martin, Llewelyn, Simmons, Carr, Lindsay, Lay

HATFIELD TOWN : Metropolitan League Professional Cup (Second Round)

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Carr, Llewelyn)

17 February 1968

Dempsey, Simmons, Shaw, Martin, Vaughan, Keary P., Holland, Llewelyn, Carr, Hartley, Lay

ARSENAL "A" : Metropolitan League

London Colney

0 - 1

24 February 1968

Dempsey, Shaw, Knowles, Glozier, Morgan, Keary P., Clements, Lindsay, Carr, Llewelyn, Lay

BEDFORD TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

68_03_02 Bedford Town v. WHU Metro

The Eyrie

0 - 5

2 March 1968

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Metropolitan League

Cressing Road

0 - 2

9 March 1968

HATFIELD TOWN : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Carr, Holland)

16 March 1968

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

(Semi-Final ~ 1st Leg)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 0

20 March 1968

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Metropolitan League

Kings Road Ground

0 - 2

6 April 1968

Cressing Road

2 - 1 (Carr, Clements)

22 March 1968

BRENTWOOD TOWN RESERVES : Metropolitan League

The Hive

1 - 1 (Mullin)

30 March 1968

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League Cup (Semi-Final)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield

(Semi-Final ~ 2nd Leg)

CHATHAM TOWN : Metropolitan League

Maidstone Road Ground

1 - 2 (Simmons)

12 April 1968

CHELMSFORD CITY : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield (Final ~ 1st Leg)

Cheshunt

2 - 0 (Cross, Lindsay)

2 April 1968

68_04_20 Chelmsford v. WHU Autumn Shield Final

The Stadium

3 - 1 (Glozier 2, Llewelyn)

20 April 1968

CHELMSFORD CITY : Metropolitan League Autumn Shield (Final ~ 2nd Leg)

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Lay, Cross, Llewelyn)

29 April 1968

68_04_29 WHU v. Chelmsford City Metro Autumn Shiel

CRAY WANDERERS : Metropolitan League

68_05_01 Cray Wanderers v. WHU Metro

Grassmeade

1 - 3 (Gill)

1 May 1968

METROPOLITAN POLICE : Metropolitan League

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Shaw)

4 May 1968

BURY TOWN : Metropolitan League

Kings Road Ground

1 - 1 (Llewelyn)

5 May 1968

67_12_26 Cray Wanderers v. WHU Metro

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

68_04_02 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Semi

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

68_04_06 Bury Town v. WHU MLC 2

Departures from the Metropolitan League during the close season were Brentwood Town, Woodford Town, Hillingdon Borough Reserves and  Stevenage Town Reserves. Four new clubs joined the league for the 1968–69 season. The league now has a membership of fourteen clubs for this campaign. The only other notable change is Brentwood Town Reserves have replaced their first team, who had moved up to the Southern League

Home games played at Chadwell Heath : NO PROGRAMMES

Death, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Cushley, Miller, Llewelyn, Jenkins, Dear, Cross, Lay

Death

Shaw

Llewelyn (Knowles)

Keary P.

Morgan

Glozier

Williams

Jenkins

Mullin

Eadie

Lay

Death, Simmons, Knowles, Glozier, Llewelyn, Jenkins, Clements, Holland, Williams, Lay, Glumart

Martin

Simmons

Shaw

Miller

Glozier

Keary

Williams

Jenkins (Holland)

Carr

Cross

Glumart

Death

Shaw

Llewelyn

Simmons

Vaughan

Keary P.

Clements

Lindsay

Carr

Jenkins

Knowles

Grotier

Simmons

Shaw

Keary P.

Morgan

Glozier

Holland

Lindsay

Llewelyn

Cross

Lay

Death, Pike, Lampard, Simmons, Heffer, Miller, Clements, Lindsay, Llewelyn, Cross, Glumart

Grotier, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Morgan, Miller, Holland, Lindsay, Mullin, Cross, Llewelyn

Grotier

Simmons

Llewelyn

Glozier

Bennett

Lindsay

Williams

Eadie

Carr

Cross

Glumart

Dempsey

Simmons

Knowles

Keary

Morgan

Glozier

Clements

Eadie

Miller

Llewelyn

Lay

Dempsey

Shaw

Knowles

Simmons

Vaughan

Martin

Holland

Glozier

Keary

Cross

Lay

Dempsey, Simmons, Shaw, Glozier, Morgan, Keary, Clements, Holland, Carr, Eadie, Lay

Grotier

Simmons

Shaw

Vaughan

Didhams

Eadie

Mullin

Holland

Carr

Childs

Keary

Death

Simmons

Shaw

Glozier

Morgan

Miller

Mullin

Lindsay

Cross

Llewellyn

Keary

Death

Simmons

Shaw

Martin

Vaughan

Glozier

Clements

Childs

Carr

Holland

Keary

Grotier

Simmons

Shaw

Pointer

Morgan

Keary

Holland

Glozier

Carr

Hartley

Lay

Death

Simmons

Shaw

Miller

Morgan

Glozier

Eadie

Lindsy

Cross

Llewellyn

Keary

Death

Simmons

Shaw

Glozier

Morgan

Miller

Keary (Carr )

Lindsay

Llewelyn

Cross

Lay

Death

McDowell

Knowles

Holland

Morgan

Miller

Lay

Lindsay

Bedford

Carr

Gill

Death, Shaw, Knowles, Miller, Morgan, Scales, Holland, Aylott, Carr, Childs, Lay

67_09_30 Sheppey United v. WHU Autumn Shiled

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

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

Crittall Athletic:

Martin Townsend, John Rushen, Steve Lewis, Paul Young, Geoff Bennett, Peter Hughes, Tony Miller, Derek Edwards, Mal Gooday, Des Taylor, Mick Butcher.

Crittall Atletic:

Martin Townsend, John Rushen, Steve Lewis, Paul Young, Geoff Bennett, Peter Hughes, Dave Waylen, Derek Edwards, Mick Butcher, Des Taylor, John Carter

Dempsey T.

Simmons

Shaw

Didhams

Morgan

Glozier

Clements

Childs

Carr

Holland

Keary P.

Dempsey, Simmons, Knowles, Glozier, Morgan, Miller, Clements, Lindsay, Llewelyn, Cross, Lay

68_05_16 Bury Town v. WHU

A 0-2 defeat at the hands of Chelmsford City Reserves was a disappointing performance.

A 5-0 victory over a hard Cray Wanderers' side showed up our young side in a favourable light.

Our third-string emulated the Reserves by securing a 4-0 away win, this being their first match in the Metropolitan League Autumn Shield tournament from which the four group winners go forward to the Semi-Finals. The unfortunate recipients of the heavy reverse on this occasion were Sheppey United, the Kent club being no match for our eager youngsters who put on a fine show, and hammered home their advantage after being one goal ahead at the interval; two goals from Roger Cross brought his Metropolitan League tally to six so far this season.

After defeating Sheppey United by 4-0 on their own ground in the Metropolitan League Autumn Shield on Sept 30th, our "A" Team repeated the performance against the Kent club at Chadwetl Heath a fortnight later. It was another easy 4-0 success, but the Hammers played extremely well and we hope that our third-string showed as good form against Chatham Town in the same competition next week.

Our "A" Team took three points from their home-and-away meetings with Chatham Town on the last two Saturdays. In an Autumn Shield group match at Chatham on 21st October the Kent club opened the scoring but were pegged back by the Hammers, the game ending in a 1-1 draw. Last Saturday's Shield fixture should have been v Cray Wanderers, but as the amateur club were engaged in a cup replay we aaain met Chatham, but this time in the League: the venue was Chadwell Heath, and we won comfortably by three clear goals.

Grotier, Shaw, Knowles, Miller, Morgan, Glozier, Llewelyn, Lindsay, Mullin, Rahja M., Lay

 

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Our "A" Team lost the chance of going into the top three of the Metropolitan League table when they lost 1-3 to Chelmsford City Reserves at Chadwell Heath last Saturday. However, as the Essex club had no Southern League fixture they strengthened up their usual side and proved too strong for our youngsters.

Two of the Autumn Shield trophy groups have been completed, Bedford Town Reserves and Tottenham Hotspur "A" having reached the semi-finals; and in Group One Chelmsford City Res. must win their remaining game to head Bury Town. Our own group has been protracted through Cray Wanderers playing only one of their six games, but it appears that if the Hammers take three points from our two matches with them we shall also reach the knock-out stages.

The 'A" Team had a see-saw tussle with Metropolitan Police on 2nd December, both, sides being in the lead before we emerged as 3-2 winners. We are still well-placed, and should get in the running for honours.

The Autumn Shield tourney is still awaiting a final decision in our group, but as Cray Wanderers rather surprisingly lost at Sheppey last Tuesday they enhanced our chances. Cray have now to meet Chatham Town and ourselves both at home and away, and must gain at least seven points from these four matches to overtake us; therefore we can make sure of qualifying for the Semi-Finals by taking two points from our meetings.

In the other groups, Bedford Town Reserves and Spurs "A" have already qualified, and the fourth place rests between Bury Town and Chelmsford City Reserves.

Our "A" Team had the opportunity to make certain of qualifying for the Metropolitan League Autumn Shield semi-finals when they visited Cray Wanderers on 30 December. However they did collect one point, and a similar result in our return will ensure our entry to the last four.

Goals from Jim Mullin and Jeffrey Shaw in the 2-0 win over Wimbledon Reserves took our "A" team into a better position in the Metropolitan League table.

The third-string had a set-back to its hopes for honours when Arsenal "A" won comfortably by 3-0 at Chadwell Heath. The Autumn Shield tournament has been unduly prolonged by postponements due to the weather and the amateur clubs' commitments in other Cup tourneys.

We travelled to Cheshunt to meet Tottenham Hotspur "A" in the second leg of the Autumn Shield Semi-Final. The first leg had resulted in a goalless draw, but on this occasion we surprised the League runners-up by winning 2-0 in a snowstorm to reach the Final.

A point from the foot-of-the-table Brentwood Town Reserves took our "A" team into fourth place in the Metropolitan League, but it was a game we should have won easily. With only four League engagements left to play out third-string's remaining chances of honours were in the cup competitions.

West Ham were actually drawn at home, but forfeited ground rights so that the Suffolk club could have the benefit of a 'gate' at Bury St. Edmunds.

Our "A" Team was beaten by two clear goals in the Semi-Final of the Metropolitan League Challenge Cup Competition. The Bury Town team is one of the strongest in the League, although their arrears of matches at present finds them occupying a middle-of-the-table position. On this occasion they confirmed that strengh, and were always holding the upper hand.

Our Easter engagement in the Metropolitan League was at Chatham on Good Friday afternoon. Our XI sadly disappointed and was two goals down at the interval; they rallied in the second half but hardly ever looked like winning. Nevertheless it was pleasing to see Trevor Hartley back in our colours after several weeks of absence due to injury.

The "A" Team continued its great run of success io Hie Metropolitan League Autumn Shield last Saturday, defeating top-of-the-table Chelmsford City Reserves on the Essex club's ground by 3-1 in the First Leg of the Final. The merit of this performance is shown by the fact that the City scored first and that we also missed a penalty. However, the Hammers came back to go ahead before the interval, und rarelv looked surrendering the advantage.

Our young "A" Team line-up ended as winners of the Metropolitan League Autumn Shield, their 3-3 draw with Chelmsford City Reserves putting them ahead with a 6-4 aggregate on the two legs. The Hammers built themselves a comfortable margin with two goals in the first half-hour, the second of these following a great solo run by Roger Cross. Cross also had a big hand in the next counter, his 40-yard dash ending with a centre which was beautifully timed for David Llewelyn to crash it home with his head. A penalty shortly afterwards reduced the City's arrears, and they fought well until the end to share the goals on this occasion.

1967-68 Metro

Chatham Town:

Left to join the Kent League at end of the season

 

Crittall Athletic:

Renamed Braintree & Crittall Athletic at end of the season

 

Brentwood Town:

Left league at end of the season

The return fixture against Cray Wanderers at Chadwell Heath was never played.

 

West Ham United progress to the semi-final against Arsenal.