A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1967-68 Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : Football Combination

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Football Combination

HENDON : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination Cup

SWINDON TOWN : Football Combination Cup

ENFIELD : London Challenge Cup (Second Round)

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination Cup

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination Cup

TOTTENHAM HOTSUR : London Challenge Cup (Semi-Final)

SWINDON TOWN : Football Combination Cup

ARSENAL : Football Combination Cup

ARSENAL : Football Combination Cup

DAGENHAM : London Challenge Cup (Final)

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination Cup

COVENTRY CITY : Football Combination

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Football Combination

Programme wrongly advertised as a Cup-tie

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Hartley)

26 August 1967

Mackleworth

Howe

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Bovington

Eadie

Bennett

Hartley

Sealey (Kitchener)

Brabrook

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Bennett 2, Dear, Sealey)

11 September 1967

Mackleworth

Howe

Burkett

Bovington

Bickles

Miller

Sealey

Bennett

Dear

Dawkins

Skinner

Filbert Street

1 - 1 (Cross)

20 September 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Burkett

Bovington

Bickles

Howe

Eadie

Dawkins (Simmons)

Heffer

Cross

Hartley

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Hartley, Kitchener)

23 September 1967

Mackleworth

Burkett

Kitchener

Heffer

Bickles

Howe

Eadie

Sealey

Hartley

Bennett

Llewelyn

County Ground

4 - 0 (Clements 2, Bennett, Brooking)

30 September 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Miller

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Bennett

Dear

Brooking

Hartley

 

 

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Eadie)

2 October 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Glozier

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Bennett (Miller)

Dear

Brooking

Eadie

Home Park

0 - 2

11 October 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Miller

Glozier

Howe

Clements

Bennett

Dear

Brooking

Hartley

Upton Park

5 - 2 (Dear 2, Eadie 2, Howe)

14 October 1967

Mackleworth

Burkett

Kitchener

Bovington

Morgan

Howe

Clements

Brooking

Bennett

Dear

Eadie

Enfield Stadium

2 - 1 (Burkett, Dear)

16 October 1967

Mackleworth

Burkett

Lampard

Miller

Glozier

Howe

Clements

Brooking

Hartley

Dear

Eadie

The Dell

2 - 1 (Dear, Howe)

21 October 1967

Standen

Burkett

Kitchener

Bovington

Glozier

Howe

Eadie

Brooking

Dear

Bennett

Hartley

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Bennett 3, Eadie)

28 October 1967

Standen

Lampard

Kitchener

Bovington

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Brooking

Bennett

Hartley

Eadie

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Brooking)

30 October 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Bovington

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Brooking

Bennett

Hartley

Eadie

County Ground

2 - 0 (Hartley, [og])

4 November 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Miller

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Brooking

Bennett

Hartley

Eadie

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Clements)

11 November 1967

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Bovington

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Bennett

Dear

Cross

Eadie

Highbury

0 - 3

18 November 1967

Mackleworth

Simmons

Kitchener

Bovington

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Bennett

Hartley

Dear

Eadie

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Clements 2, Bennett)

20 November 1967

 

Mackleworth

Lampard

Kitchener

Bovington

Heffer

Howe

Clements (Glozier)

Brooking

Bennett

Hartley

Eadie

Upton Park

9 December 1967

Highfield Road

2 - 6 (Dear, Lampard)

12 December 1967

Death

Lampard

Howe

Bovington

Heffer

Glozier

Clements

Brooking

Dear

Lindsay

Hartley

Upton Park

5 - 3 (Cross 2, Clements, Hartley, Lindsay)

16 December 1967

Grotier

Simmons

Lampard

Miller

Heffer

Howe

Clements

Lindsay

Bennett

Cross

Hartley

White Hart Lane

0 - 2

23 December 1967

Standen

Charles J.

Burkett

Miller

Morgan

Bennett

Redknapp

Lindsay

Hartley

Cross

Eadie

Manager: Ernie Gregory

MATCH POSTPONED

Reason ?? : rearranged for 30 December 1967

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination Cup

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Howe, Heffer)

30 December 1967

Grotier

Charles J.

Burkett

Bovington

Glozier

Howe

Redknapp

Jenkins

Heffer

Cross

Brabrook

67_08_26 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur Reserves 67_09_11 WHU v. Peterborough United Reserves 67_09_20 Leicester City v. WHU Reserves 67_09_23 WHU v. Ipswich Town Reserves

In the game against Spurs Reserves neither side showed a great deal of initiative, and the 1-1 draw was a reasonable reflection of the play. We made a substitution in the first half, Bill Kitchener replacing Alan Sealey who injured his foot.

A scarcity of fixtures (only two in the first five weeks of the season) has not made it too difficult for our Reserves to maintain an undefeated record to date in the Football Combmation, but their three points from the couple of home games does not place them very high in the current table. However, with a more regular schedule to follow in the next few weeks they will have the opportunity to improve upon it.

The visit of Peterborough United Reserves found us in arrears at the interval, but a second-half rally showed up the more experienced Hammers in a better light and we ended comfortably ahead at 4 - 2

SORRY NO IMAGE

67_10_02 WHU v. Hendon LCC1

SORRY NO IMAGE

Our Reserves were not charitably disposed towards Northampton Town Reserves last Saturday, and they added to the Cobblers' worries by winning 4-0 at the County Ground to inflict the sixth defeat in seven games played by the home side. One of our newer professionals, Tim Clements, made his first Combination appearance of the season, and netted two of our goals — all four of which came during the second half. Our team played very well and worked hard for their win.

An XI of reserve-team strength played in the First Round London F.A. Cup tie at Upton Park last Monday, and was given a hard fight by a strong Hendon side which eventually conceded a goal to put us into the last eight. Our scorer was Doug Eadie who converted a pass from Tim Clements in the second half. The 2,800 attendance saw an entertaining game, and we now meet Enfield or Kingstonian (away) on Monday 16th October.

Against the Argyle at Home Park we created four really good scoring chances in the second half when we were two down, and even before then were somewhat unfortunate to be in arrears. But poor finishing gets no team anywhere, so our second-string made a disconsolate long journey home.

The easy victory over Swindon Town Reserves came about through some more fine midfield work, but as the Railwaymen had previously conceded 18 goals in seven games (without gaining a point) it is obvious that we did not have so much difficulty in penetrating a defence of a lower standard than Plymouth's. Nevertheless the Hammers got some good goals, and had more-or-less made sure of the spoils with a 3-0 half-time margin.

67_10_14 WHU v. Swindon Town FCC 67_10_16 Enfield v. WHU LCC2

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

The Football Combination league table at present has a lop-sided look, as our second-string has only played a few games as compared with most rivals. However, we now lead our Cup group, and have a good chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals (the top two going forward).

This satisfactory situation came about through a double victory over Southampton Reserves on the last two Saturdays. On 21st October we won at The Dell by 2-1, having put on a very good first hall" show to change over two goals ahead. This gave us a psychological advantage for last Saturday's return at Upton Park, and on that occasion the Hammers won even more convincingly by a 4-1 margin.

67_10_21 Southampton v. WHU FCC 67_10_28 WHU v. Southampton FCC 67_10_30 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur LCC Semi-Final 67_11_11 WHU v. Arsenal FCC 67_11_18 Arsenal v. WHU Reserves

A single goal in the London Challenge Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur put us into the Final for the first time since 1958-59; we now meet Chelsea or "giant killers" Dagenham, the provisional date being Monday 20 November at a venue to be arranged.

With a quarter-of-an-hour left for play in the semi-final. Bobby Howe made a 50-yard run down the left touchline, accelerating past two opponents before crossing a high centre ; up soared Trevor Brooking, and the ball was in the net

67_11_20 WHU v. Dagenham LCC Final 67_12_09 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle Reserves Post 67_12_12 Coventry City v. WHU Reserves 67_12_16 WHU v. Northampton Town Reserves 67_12_23 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Reserves 67_12_30 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle FCC

Our 3-1 victory over Dagenham in the Final of the London Challenge Cup brought the trophy to Upton Park for the first time since 1956-57; it was our eighth Final victory in the tournanent, and we are now second in the list of total winners, Arsenal being top of the honours with ten previous Final successes.

The gate on a fine Monday evening totalled 10,790, and this was a nice consolation for our amateur opponents who went under for the first time in a Cup-tie this season.          

The first half of our game was more exciting than in the after-the-interval exchanges, when the pace began to tell a little on our rivals. Our opening counter was equalised about ten minutes later, but as we scored a second within around 60 seconds the visitors hardly had time to celebrate their goal (the best of the match - a 30-yard drive). There were several near misses by each team, but we settled the issue midway in the second period.

Skipper Eddie Bovington accepted the Cup from the President and Chairman of the London F.A. - Mr. A. J. R. Coward.

Our Reserves resumed their Combination league (Division One) programme with a visit to Highfield Road on December 12th, but found Coventry City Reserves much too strong for them. After conceding two early goals the Hammers drew level, but then went 4-2 in arrears by the interval. City piled on the pressure in the second half and they comfortably gained a 6 -2 final tally.

 

Against Northampton Town Reserves at Upton Park we had no difficulty in building up a commanding 3-0 margin by half-time, but after that goalkeeper Peter Grotier hurt his back and the Cobblers retaliated to reduce their arrears. However, the Hammers deservedly added to their tally and ended 5-3 ahead.

The Spurs Reserves proved much too good for us at White Hart Lane on 23rd December when they won by two clear goals. However, our second-string did much better last Saturday, for they were reduced to ten men well before half-time as both John Charles and Doug Eadie had to leave the field with injuries. To win by the only goal was therefore a splendid performance in these adverse circumstances,

The Hammers 2-1 margin in a rather uninspiring game decided the final positions in our Cup group, this victory putting the Hammers at the top; had Plymouth won they would have qualified instead of us, but they never really looked like pulling back our two-goal interval lead.

 

The other First Division qualifiers for the quarter-finals are Arsenal, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Walsall.

67_11_04 Swindon Town v. WHU FCC