A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1969-70 Football Combination

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : Football Combination

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football Combination

WALSALL : Football Combination

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Football Combination

NORWICH CITY : Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football Combination

BEXLEY UNITED : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

BEXLEY UNITED : London Challenge Cup (First Round Replay)

GILLINGHAM : Football Combination

SUTTON UNITED : London Challenge Cup (Second Round)

OXFORD UNITED : Football Combination

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

ARSENAL : London Challenge Cup (Semi-Final)

READING : Football Combination

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

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SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

CHELSEA : Football Combination

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination Cup

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

London Road

3 - 0 (Best, Cross, Llewelyn)

11 August 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Glozier

Pointer

Morgan

Miller

Humphreys

Holland

Best

Cross

Llewelyn

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Cross, [og])

16 August 1969

Death

Howe

Lampard

Glozier

Keary

Miller

Holland

Brooking

Best

Cross

Llewelyn

Eastville

2 - 1 (Llewelyn 2)

23 August 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Howe

Glozier

Morgan

Miller

Holland

Brooking

Best

Cross

Llewelyn

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Bennett, Charles J., Heffer, Lindsay, Llewelyn, Redknapp)

30 August 1969

Death

Heffer

Charles J.

Howe

Morgan

Aylott

Redknapp

Lindsay

Bennett

Sissons

Llewelyn

County Ground

2 - 0 (Holland, Lindsay)

9 September 1969

Grotier

McDowell

Charles J.

Bennett

Morgan

Miller

Redknapp

Lindsay

Carr

Holland

Llewelyn

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Best, Carr)

13 September 1969

Death

Charles J.

Knowles

Bennett

Morgan

Miller

Holland

Pointer

Carr

Best

Llewelyn

White Hart Lane

0 - 3

20 September 1969

Grotier

Charles J.

Knowles

Bennett

Morgan

Miller

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Carr

Best

Sissons

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Carr)

27 September 1969

Death

McDowell

Charles J.

Bennett

Morgan

Miller

Llewelyn

Holland

Carr

Cross

Sissons

Upton Park

0 - 0

1 October 1969

Death

McDowell

Heffer

Boyce

Morgan

Miller

Ayris

Sutton

Cross

Wallace

Sissons

Park View Ground

2 - 0 (Ayris, Bennett)

8 October 1969

Grotier

McDowell

Charles C.

Aylott

Keary

Holland

Ayris

Pointer

Bennett

Cross

Lay

Upton Park

6 - 0 (Bennett 2, Humphreys 2, Carr, Cross)

11 October 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Watson

Miller

Morgan

Scales

Humphreys

Bennett

Carr

Cross

Gill

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Bennett, Peters)

13 October 1969

Death

Heffer

Keary

Peters

Morgan

Miller

Ayris

Boyce

Bennett

Hurst

Cross

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Humphreys 2)

18 October 1969

Death

Heffer

Charles J. (Aylott)

Holland

Morgan

Miller

Humphreys

Boyce

Bennett

Cross

Llewelyn

Home Park

0 - 2

22 October 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Charles C.

Holland

Morgan

Miller

Humphreys

Bennett

Carr

Cross

Llewelyn

Upton Park

0 - 2

27 October 1969

Death

Heffer

Charles J.

Holland

Morgan

Keary

Sissons

Boyce

Carr (Sutton)

Cross

Llewelyn

Elm Park

0 - 0

29 October 1969

Grotier

HefferCharles J.

Holland

Morgan

Miller (Pointer)

Humphreys

Sutton

Carr

Cross

Llewelyn

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Heffer, Redknapp)

1 November 1969

Death

Heffer

Charles J.

Holland

Morgan

Aylott

Redknapp

Sutton

Humphreys

Cross

Llewelyn

The Dell

1 - 2 (llewelyn)

8 November 1969

Grotier

McDowell

Charles C.

Aylott

Keary

Boyce

Holland

Sutton

Bennett

Cross

Llewelyn

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Cross 2, Llewelyn 2, Bennett, Humphreys)

15 November 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Charles J.

Bennett

Keary

Miller

Sissons

Holland

Humphreys

Cross

Llewelyn

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Cross 3 [1 pen])

24 November 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Charles J.

Bennett

Keary

Boyce

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Humphreys

Cross

Lay

69_08_11 Peterborough v. WHU 69_08_16 WHU v. Crystal Palace Reserves

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69_08_30 WHU v. Walsall Reserves 69_09_09 Northampton Town v. WHU Reserves 69_09_13 WHU v. Norwich City Reserves 69_09_20 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Reserves 69_09_27 WHU v. Birmingham City Reserves 69_10_01 WHU v. Bexley United LCC1 69_10_08 Bexley United v. WHU LCC1

OXFORD UNITED : Football Combination Cup

Manor Ground

2 - 0 (Cross 2)

17 December 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Charles J.

Holland

Keary

Miller

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Humphreys

Cross

Lay

SWINDON TOWN : Football Combination

Upton Park

1 - 3 ([og])

20 December 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Charles J.

Holland

Keary

Miller

Llewelyn

Lindsay

Humphreys

Cross

Lay

FULHAM : Football Combination Cup

Craven Cottage

3 - 2 (Heffer, Lay, Wallace)

29 December 1969

Grotier

Heffer

Charles J.

Cushley

Stephenson

Miller

Lay

Holland

Wallace

Cross (Keary)

Durrell

69_10_11 WHU v. Gillingham Reserves 69_10_13 WHU v. Sutton United LCC2 69_10_18 WHU v. Oxford United Reserves 69_10_22 Plymouth Argyle v. WHU Reserves 69_10_27 WHU v. Arsenal LFA Semi-Final 69_11_01 WHU v. Ipswich Town Reserves 69_11_08 Southampton Town v. WHU Reserves 69_11_15 WHU v. Chelsea Reserves 69_11_24 WHU v. Southampton FCC 69_12_17 Oxford United v. WHU Reserves 69_12_20 WHU v. Swindon Town Reserves 69_12_29 Fulham v. WHU Reserves

A postponement from the original date and failure by some newspapers to include the game in the list of published fixtures was not a good start for our LFA Cup tie v Bexley United at Upton Park. Certainly this must have affected the attendance which was down to the 800-mark.

However, as events proved, those who did not get to the game did not miss a lot, as it ended in a goalless draw. We hit the bar six minutes from time, but this was about the nearest we got to effective finishing in a disappointing game.

The replay will take place on Wednesday October 8, and the winners are at home to Sutton United in the Second Round.

By taking only one point from two mid-week away fixtures our Reserve Team faltered in its challenge for Combination honours, although in some respects they were overall rather unfortunate not to gain more.

Nine of the Plymouth Argyle team which they met on Oct. 22 had played in a Third Division fixture on the previous Saturday, and although our youngsters put up a good show, a goal in each half brought our second loss of the season in this competition.

Wiih a Fairs Cup commitment to be faced in Lisbon two days afterwards, Arsenal requested a postponement of the Challenge Cup Semi-Final on October, 21 as they wanted some reserve players for the Portugal-bound squad. Their application was not acceded to, but they fielded a line-up including some with First Team appearances - and gained a well-earned victory. The visitors went ahead in the fifth minute, and got the second ten minutes after the resumption. We spent far more time in their half, but could not add the necessary finishing touches. There were some exciting moments, but for an attendance of nearly 6,000 fans the game was marred by too much "muscle".      

A visit to Reading's Elm Park ground ended in a goalless draw. The Hammers several times came close to scoring in the second half of an evenly-balanced game, but it was a pretty fair result.

A win against table-topping Ipswich Town at Upton Park put us back into the running for honours, althoueh it was not until two minutes from time that Harry Redknapp drove in the winner. Prior to this Paul Heffer had gone unfield to head home an eaualiser after the Suffolk team had taken the lead.

In complete contrast to our last game in the league tourney against lowly - placed Swindon Town. All four goals were netted by the opposition, and our only consolation was that one of them counted for us when a defender put it into his own net. The attendance of 500 was the lowest in years at a Combination match here which again emphasising that "Saturday-before-Christmas" angle.

Our second-string's main ambitions are therefore concentrated on the Cup competition, in which they have so far obtained maximum points in their group.

Victory over Fulham Reserves at Craven Cottage came after we were two goals in arrears during the second-half. A great fight-back was led by a young forward-line, in which Ken Wallace made his Combination debut and scored one of the goals that brought a 3-2 margin.