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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1968-69 South East Counties League div II

Manager : George Robson

For this season's South East Counties Division II league there are newcomers in Fulham, and nine teams will compete. The Hammers are in the same Cup competitions as last season.

MILLWALL : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

5 - 2 (Durrell 2, Barnes, Ellis, Richardson)

17 August 1968

Simonelli, Beale, Watson J., Durrant, South, Wightman, Barnes, Ellis, Filby, Richardson, Durrell

Millwall Juniors visited our Chadwell Heath Ground for the second successive Saturday. They had lost a friendly there by five clear goals on the first occasion, but although they managed to net a couple this time they conceded another quintet to lose their Division II Cup match. We had a completely new line-up of under-17's on view as compared with last season's XI, only one (Joe Durrell) being an apprentice. They gave a good all-round show, and several show a lot of promise.

ORIENT : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Durrell)

31 August 1968

Willson, Beale, Watson J., Power, South, Durrant (Howlett), Irwin, Burrage, Filby, Richardson, Durrell

CHELSEA : London Youth FA Junior Challenge Cup (Final ~ 1st leg)

Stamford Bridge

1 - 1 (Bedford [pen])

4th September 1968

Bartlett

McDowell

Butcher

Keary

Pike

Scales

Aylott

Charles

Humphreys

Bedford

Gill

 

 

NO Programmes were issued for the Home games played at Chadwell Heath

68_09_04 Chelsea v. WHU LYC Final

1967-68 LFA Final deferred from last season:

MILLWALL : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Beckenham

5 - 3 (Ellis 2, Rochardson 2, Howlett)

14 September 1968

Willson, Beale, Watson, Power, South, Howlett, Ayris, Richardson, Filby, Ellis, Durrell

 

 

FULHAM : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

4 - 1 (Barnes 2, Filby, Clark)

21 September 1968

Bartlett, Laycock, Renham, Power, South, Hartnett, Barnes, Durrant, Filby, Clark, Durrell

 

CRYSTAL PALACE : London Youth Cup (First Round)

Selhurst Park

3 - 1 (Barnes, Power, Richardson)

25 September 1968

Willson, Beale, Watson, Power, South, Durrant, Barnes, Clark, Filby, Richardson, Durrell

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Cheshunt

1 - 3 (Durrell)

28 September 1968

Bartlett, Beale, Watson, Power, South, Durrant, Barnes (Renham), Clark, Filby, Richardson, Durrell

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Banstead

0 - 6

19 October 1968

Busby, Laycock, Twiddle, Howlett (Beale), South, Durrant, Clark, Ellis, Filby, Richardson, Hartnett

CHELSEA : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Beale, Campbell)

26 October 1968

Busby, Beale, Watson, Richardson, South, Benham, Clark, Broom, Campbell, Filby, Sillett

 

CHELSEA : London Youth FA Junior Challenge Cup (Final ~ 2nd leg)

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Gill, Humphreys)

28 October 1968

Bartlett

McDowell

Butcher

Keary (Ellis)

Pike

Scales

Aylott

Charles C.

Humphreys

Bedford

Gill

1967-68 LFA Final deferred from last season:

CHELSEA : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Hendon

4 - 0 (Ellis 2, Barnes, Durrant)

2 November 1968

Busby, Beale, Watson, Watts, South, Renham, Barnes,Ellis, Clark, Durrant, Park

68_10_28 WHU v. Chelsea LFA 6768 Final

ROMFORD JUNIORS : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Ellis, Richardson, Filby)

9 November 1968

Busby, Laycock, Twidell, Watts, Beale, Hartnett, Ayris, Campbell, Filby, Ellis, Richardson

ROMFORD JUNIORS : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Hainault

3 - 1 (Campbell 2, Richardson)

16 November 1968

Bonetti, Laycock, Renham, Beale, South, Howlett, Brooks, Boorne, Campbell, Hartnett, Richardson

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 2

23 November 1968

Bonetti, Laycock, Watson, Howlett, Smith R., South, Barnes, Richardson, Campbell, Ellis, Twidell

 

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 2

7 December 1968

Bonetti, Laycock, Twiddle, Smith, P. Watts, Howlett, Campbell, Boorne, Wallis, Ellis, Housden

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Beckenham

0 - 0

14 December 1968

Earl, Laycock, Renham, Watts, South, Hartnett, Richardson, Bourn, Wallace, Ellis, Twidell

ORIENT : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Walthamstow

2 - 3 (Ellis, Sillett)

21 December 1968

Busby, Beale, Howlett, Richardson, Watts, Durrant, Ayris, Clark, Wallace, Ellis, Sillett

 

FULHAM : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Hawker Ground

4 - 4 (Sillett 3, Renham)

28 December 1968

Earl, Watson, Renham, Watts, Little, Howlett, Barnes, Clark, Wallace, Ellis, Sillett

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League (Div II Cup)

Hawker Ground

5 - 5 (Wallace 3, Barnes, Filby [pen])

1 January 1969

Earl, Beale, Howlett, Richardson, South, Renham, Barnes, Clark, Wallace, Durrant, Filby

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League Div II

Cheshunt

0 - 2

11 January 1969

Bonetti, Laycock, Watson, Beale, South, Howlett, Ayris, Durrant, Filby, Ellis, Sillett

FULHAM : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Filby, Sillett)

25 January 1969

Bonetti, Howlett, Renham, Beale, South, Richardson, Barnes, Woolcott, Filby, Bookman, Sillett

ORIENT : London Youth Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

19 February 1969

68_02_19 WHU v. Orient LYC2

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League Div II

Greenwich

4 - 0 (Wallace 2, Renham, Sillett)

22 February 1969

Bonetti, Howlett, Aldridge, Beale, South, Renham, Ayris, Richardson, Filby, Wallace, Sillett

 

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

4 - 1 (Filby 2, Barnes, Bookman)

1 March 1969

Bonetti, Howlett, Watson, Smith D., Beale, Aldridge, Barnes, Richardson, Filby, Bookman, Sillett

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Filby 2, Wallace 2, Durrell)

3 March 1969

Bonetti

Howlett

Watson

Beale

South

Aldridge

Ayris

Richardson

Filby

Wallace

Durrell

 

ORIENT : London Youth Cup (Second Round)

69_03_03 WHU v. Orient LYC2

MILLWALL : South East Counties League Div II

Greenwich

1 - 4 (Ellis)

8 March 1969

Bonetti, Beale, Alderidge, Smith P., Little, Renham, Richardson, Woolcott, Ellis, Bookman, Sillett

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

3 - 5 (Gill 2, Barnes)

15 March 1969

Bonetti, Laycock, Watson, Howlett, Beale, Aldridge, Barnes, Richardson, Ellis, Bookman, Gill

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div II

Banstead

0 - 4

22 March 1969

Bonetti, Laycock, Aldridge, Smith P., Beale, Howlett, Ayris, Woolcott, Filby, Wallace, Sillett

CHELSEA : London Youth Cup (Final ~ 1st leg)

Stamford Bridge

1 - 1 (Filby)

26 March 1969

Bonetti

Howlett

Watson

Beale

South

Aldridge

Ayris

Richardson

Filby

Wallace

Durrell

 

69_03_26 Chelsea v. WHU LYC Final

FULHAM : South East Counties League Div II

Kingston

3 - 4  (???)             [Goalscorers unknown]

29 March 1969

Bonetti, Laycock, Richardson, Smith P., Gwynn, Campbell, Woolcott, Ellis, Durrant, Renham, Sillett

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div II (Semi-Final)

Selhurst Park

2 - 5 (Filby, Gill)

31 March 1969

Busby

Laycock

Howlett

Beale

South

Filby

Ayris

Aldridge

Bedford

Gill

Durrell

 

69_03_31 Crystal Palace v. WHU SECL Semi-Final

ORIENT : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Filby)

5 April 1969

Earl, Laycock, Watson, Durrant, South, Aldridge, Barnes, Filby, Bedford, Richardson, Sillett

CHELSEA : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

0 - 2

10 April 1969

Mills, Laycock, Aldridge, Smith P., Locke, Filby, Richardson, Durrant, Bedford, Bookman, Durrell

CHELSEA : South East Counties League Div II

Hendon

0 - 0

12 April 1969

Bonetti, Laycock, Twiddell, Smith, P., South, Howlett, Durrant, Richardson, Filby, Bookman, Watts

 

CHELSEA : London Youth Cup (Final ~ 2nd leg)

Upton Park

5 - 3 (Durrell 3, Beale, Filby)  Agg: 6 - 4

16 April 1969

Bonetti

Howlett

Watson

Beale

South

Richardson

Ayris

Filby

Wallace

Durrell

Barnes

 

 

69_04_16 WHU v. Chelsea LYC Final

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

1 - 6 (Gregory)

19 April 1969

Earl, Howlett, Twiddell, Watts (Gregory), Smith P., Lock, Broom, Richardson, Bookman, Durrant, Wilkins

ORIENT : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath (Away game played at Chadwell Heath)

0 - 2

26 April 1969

Mills, Howlett, Watson, Beale, South, Lock, Ayris, Richardson, Ellis, Bookman, Gregory

MILLWALL : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath 

2 - 1 (Barnes, Bookman)

3 May 1969

Earl, Watson, Twiddell, Barnes, South, Aldridge, Ayris, Richardson, Ellis, Bookman, Wilkins

1967-68 SECL Div II 1969-70 SECL Div II Season 1968-69

MATCH POSTPONED

Waterlogged pitch : rearranged for 3 March 1969

The Juniors have now almost ended their Division II Cup qualifying tourney, and are virtually certain to be in the semi-final play-offs. They started on their League schedule at Cheshunt, but Spurs Juniors were stronger in the second half and netted both goals to earn the points.

After a slow start in the Second Division of the South East Counties League our under-17's evened their record with a double victory over Charlton Athletic Juniors. They followed a 4-0 away victory with a 4-1 home sucess, netting two in the first ten minutes and repeating this in the last ten.

The youngest of the Hammers' five teams scored a resounding 5-0 win over Orient Juniors here on March 3rd in the Semi-Final of the London Youth Cup (Junior Section). Unfortunately the game did not receive much advance publicity owing to the complexity of fixture arrangements, but those who arrived saw a fine performance by the Hammers. It was a personal triumph for Ken Wallace, who recorded a hat-trick.

 

CHECK:

Goalscorers: Filby 2, Wallace 2, Durrell

Report gives Wallace 3

The visit to Greenwich did not go at all well, and we went under by 1-4 to Millwall. We did alright in midfield, but the defence gifted three goals to the opposition following bad covering from corner-kicks.

We sustained a 'double reverse' against the Spurs at Chadwell Heath, the Division I team losing by 2-3 at Cheshunt and the Juniors being defeated 3-5 in the Second Division match at Chadwell Heath. The Juniors were leading 2-0 until nearly a quarter-of-an-hour after the interval, but conceded five goals in 27 minutes, to a side whose physical strength eventually proved decisive in heavy conditions.

We met Orient Juniors for the fourth time this season in this Easter game. O's won by 2-1 to make the count two games all - with another yet to come! This made our record four points from seven games - not as well as we did in the Division II Cup table!

The Hammers Junior side against Chelsea in the second leg of the London Youth Cup (Junior Section) Final contained 'only one apprentice - Joe Durrell. The remaining ten were amateurs and against them the Blues fielded nine apprentices. With the score tied at 1-1 on the first leg the odds seemed loaded in favour of the West Londoners on the basis of experience, but the Hammers put up a magnificent show to win by 5 goals to 3, making it a 6-4 aggregate.

(Fixture expunged from League table)

(Fixture expunged from League table)