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WEST HAM UNITED

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1970-71 Friendlies

PORTSMOUTH

Fratton Park

2 - 0 (Hurst, Brooking)

1 August 1970

Att: 13,986

Grotier (Ferguson)

Bonds

Lampard

Lindsay

Stephenson

Bennett

Brooking (Redknapp)

Spiegler

Hurst

Greaves

Howe

HOUNSLOW TOWN

Hounslow

4 - 1 (Charles C., Holland, Llewelyn, Sutton)

1 August 1970

Marsh, McDowell, Charles C., Scales (Aylott), Cushley, Charles J., Ayris, Holland, Llewelyn (Wallace), Sutton, Gill (Durrell)

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BISHOP'S STORTFORD

Woodside Park

6 - 1 (Llewelyn 2, Ayris, Best, Durrell, Wallace)

4 August 1970

Grotier

McDowell

Charles C.

Heffer

Cushley

Aylott (Scales)

Redknapp (Ayris)

Holland (Sutton)

Wallace

Best

Llewelyn (Durrell)

BRISTOL CITY

Ashton Gate

0 - 1

5 August 1970

Ferguson

Bonds

Lampard

Lindsay

Stephenson (Bennett)

Moore

Brooking (Redknapp)

Spiegler (Boyce)

Hurst

Greaves (Eustace)

Howe (Redknapp)

BARKING

Vicarage Field

0 - 1

6 August 1970

Marsh

McDowell

Charles C.

Cushley (Aylott)

Heffer (Sutton)

Charles J.

(Scales)

Ayris

Holland

Wallace

Llewelyn

Durrell (Gill)

ORIENT

Leyton Stadium

1 - 1 (Eustace)

7 August 1970

Att: 13,321

Grotier

Bonds

Lampard

Bennett (Lindsay)

Stephenson

Moore

Best

Brooking (Spiegler)

Hurst

Greaves

Howe (Eustace)

DAGENHAM

Victoria Road

0 - 0

8 August 1970

Marsh, McDowell, Charles J., Heffer, Cushley, Boyce (Gill), Redknapp, Holland, Wallace, Llewelyn, Charles, C. (Gill)

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BOURNEMOUTH & BOSCOMBE

Dean Court

1 - 1 (Best)

10 August 1970

Att: 12,000

Grotier (Ferguson)

Bonds

Lampard (Howe)

Lindsay

Stephenson

Bennett

Best

Brooking

Hurst

Greaves

Eustace

BASILDON UNITED : Grand Opening

Gardiners Close

4 - 0 (Gill Sutton 2 Kinnear)

11 August 1970

Att: 4,000

SLOUGH TOWN

Slough Stadium

2 - 1 (Llewelyn, [og])

12 August 1970

70_08_01 Portsmouth v. WHU 70_08_04 Bishops Stortford v. WHU 70_08_05 Bristol City v. WHU 70_08_07 Orient v. WHU 70_08_10 Bournemouth v. WHU 70_08_11 Baslidon United v. WHU Friendly 70_08_12 Slough v. WHU

SANTOS (Brazil) : Exhibition Match

Downing Stadium - Randalls Island

2 - 2 (Best 2)

22 September 1970

Att: 22,143

Grotier (Ferguson)

Bonds

Lampard

Bennett (Eustace)

Stephenson

Moore

Best

Brooking

Hurst

Greaves (Redknapp)

Howe

Santos picture

Dressing room after the match with Santos

Meeting with Santos in New York

ROMFORD : Harry Obeney Testimonial

70_10_21 Romford v. WHU Obeney 70_11_11 Brentford v. WHU Gelson

BRENTFORD : Peter Gelson Testimonial

70_11_16 WHU v. CELTIC Moore

CELTIC : Bobby Moore Testimonial

Brooklands

2 - 1 (Eustace, Lampard)

21 October 1970

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Eustace

Taylor T.

Moore

Redknapp

Lindsay

Dear

Hurst

Greaves

Griffin Park

3 - 0 (Best, Hurst, Llewelyn)

11 November 1970

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Ayris, Best, Hurst)

16 November 1970

Att: 24,448

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Eustace

Taylor T.

Moore

Ayris

Lindsay (Holland)

Hurst

Best

Greaves (Howe)

70_11_16 WHU v. Celtic Moore Green

Testimonial programme signed by Booby Moore

HILLINGDON BOROUGH

The Leas Stadium, Falling Lane

1 - 1 (Brooking)

30 November 1970

ENGLAND YOUTH XI : International Youth Trial Match

70_12_15 WHU v. England Youth XI 71_01_06 Harlow Town v. WHU OL

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Durrell 2, Coker)

14 December 1970

Marsh

McDowell

Charles C.

Holland

Scales

Lock

Ayris

Barnes (Taylor A.)

Coker

Gill (Gregory)

Durrell

HARLOW TOWN : Inaugural Floodlit Match

Harlow Sportcentre

1 - 0 (Llewelyn)

6 January 1971

CHARLTON ATHLETIC

71_01_22 Charlton Athletic v. WHU 71_05_10 Orient v. WHU Harper

The Valley

2 - 0 (Brooking, Eustace)

22 January 1971

Grotier

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Howe

Redknapp

Lindsay (Moore)

Hurst

Brooking

Eustace

ORIENT : Dave Harper Testimonial

Leyton Stadium

2 - 3 (Robson, [og])

10 May 1971

70_11_07 London Boys v. Liverpool

LONDON BOYS v. LIVERPOOL BOYS : Inter-City Schools Match

Upton Park

3 - 1

7 November 1970

70_11_16 WHU v. Celtic Bobby Moore Test 02

Ferguson

Charles

Lampard

Eustace

Taylor

Lindsay

Llewellyn

Holland

Hurst

Howe

Best

 

(Subs: came on McDowell and Scales)

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Marsh

Watson

Charles C.

Aylott

Hook

Scales

Ayris

Gill

Wallace

Sutton

Gregory

 

Came on as sub:

Brewster, Kinnear Smith     not sure who they replaced

 

 

Marsh

Charles J.

Charles C.

Boyce

Cushley

Aylott

Redknapp

Heffer

Llewelyn

Holland

Durrell

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Eustace

Redknapp

Brooking

Best

Greaves

Robson

(Subs: came on Howe, Holland, Llewelyn)

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70_08_06 Barking v. WHU Bobby Moore Testimonial

Click the Link above

to read all about

Bobby Moore's Testimonial

70_11_30 Hillingdon Borough v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

SLUG Programme

United States of America : Summer Tour

Reed Street Stadium, Denver

7 - 1 (Best 2, Hurst 2, Bonds, McDowell, Redknapp)

28 May 1971

DENVER KICKERS (U.S.A.)

NECAXA (Mexico)

Coliseum Oakland

5 - 1 (Best 3, Hurst, Robson)

4 June 1971

NECAXA (Mexico)

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

3 - 4 (Hurst 2, Best)

6 June 1971

Att: 5,787

West Ham United visited the United States for the fifth time in seven years when they flew out to start a summer tour on 26 May 1971. The Hammers began in a heavy goal-scoring mood, netting 15 times in the first three games.

ROT WEISS ESSEN (West Germany)

Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

1 - 1 (Bonds)

9 June 1971

ROT WEISS ESSEN (West Germany)

Seattle High School Memorial Stadium

2 - 2 (Best, Hurst)

11 June 1971

ROT WEISS ESSEN (West Germany)

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

0 - 1

13 June 1971

SUMMERVILLE (U.S.A.)

Boston

6 - 0 (Best 2, Ayris, Coker, Hurst, Robson)

15 June 1971

71_06_18 Bologna v. WHU

BOLOGNA (Italy)

Varsity Stadium, Toronto

0 - 1

18 June 1971

BOLOGNA (Italy)

Roosevelt Stadium - New York

1 - 2 (Hurst [pen])

20 June 1971

4,000

PEMBROKE HAMILTON (Bermuda)

Hamilton

7 - 0 (Coker 5, Best 2)

22 June 1971

BERMUDA NATIONAL XI (Bermuda)

Hamilton

2 - 2 (Best 2)

25 June 1971

SLUG Programme

Youth Tournament Bremen, Germany

29 - 31 May 1971

Bremer Youth Tournament

Weser Stadion

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

West Ham United were in a group with Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark)  and TSV  Bremen (Germany)

Youth page

29 May: EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

 

30 May: COPENHAGEN

30 May: TUS VAHR BREMEN

 

70_09_22 Santos v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

71_05_28 Denver Kickers v. WHU 71_06_06 Necaxa v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

71_06_13 Rot Weiss Essen v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

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71_06_04 Necaxa - Rot Weiss Essen v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

71_06_04 Necaxa - Rot Weiss Essen v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Programme also covers the game against Rot-Weiss-Essen 9th June

Programme also covers the game against Necaxa 4th June

71_06_11 Rot Weiss Essen v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

The stiffest opposition of the tour was encountered in the next two gamess - against Italian club Bologna, They had finished sixth in the Italian League, and then reached the final of the Anglo-Italian tournament during May-June. The Italians were not inclined to play exhibition soccer, and although the Hammers tried to provide entertaining fare the opposition, kept it very tight, in the first game in Toronto, scoring the only goal in a match which rather disappointed the Canadian spectators.

After the hectic weeks of  travelling the flight down to Bermuda had the consoling thought that it was the prelude to a more restful spell on the Atlantic island. Although the party had the opportunity to take it a little easier, two matches were played - but were more "informal" occasions and not over-strenuous. The main features were that Ade Coker scored five of our seven goals in the opening game, and that the 2-2 draw with the Bermuda National XI was a highlight for the Islanders.

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

The teams flew down to New York for the second encounter - this time at Roosevelt Stadium in New Jersey, Apart from a few hundred "other nationalities" the 4,000 gate consisted mostly of Italians who took the opportunity to see a tearn from their "homeland." It was a very humid afternoon, and the opposition relied on the occasional breakaway to threaten our defence. They got a goal after 20 minutes with a dipping shot that hit the underside of the bar, and then made it 2-0 ten minutes after the interval as the ball ran loose from a blocked shot, the Hammers were still playing some good football, and had they converted two penalties awarded could have at least drawn level; un-fortunately we missed the first and although Hurst netted the second the opposition played out the remaining 13 minutes to gain the day by 2-1.

71_06_20 Bologna v. WHU Ticket 71_06_20 Bologna v. WHU Vn2

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Lock

Taylor T.

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Hurst

Robson (Best)

Howe (Ayris)

 

Bologna :

Adani, Robersi, Fedele, Cresci, Battisodo, Righi, Scala, Rizzo, Savoldi, Xogri, Enzo

Scorers : Scala (15th min.)  :  Enzo (56th min)

Season 1970-71 1969-70 Friendlies 1971-72 Friendlies

These were the times of "power cuts," the International Youth trial match programme v. England Youth dated 15th December was actually played on the afternoon before (14th).

 

We fielded an Under-19 XI against the England squad, and won 3-2. Among our line-up were John McDowell, Kevin Lock and Pat Holland; the national side included Peter Eastoe and Ray Clarke, with Alan Dugdale and Steve Grapes among the subs.

 

As the match was originally fixed for the evening of Tuesday 15 December, only a couple of hundred fans were present for the afternoon kick-off.

Ade Coker netted our first and Joe Durrell the other two. Ray Clarke (Spurs) and Keith Francis (Birmingham) scored for England,

Ron Greenwood and his West Ham United team flew to New York where they were to play an exhibition match against Santos of Brazil. A crowd of over 22,000 turned up to see the great Pele score twice in the first-half but Clyde Best, the Hammers Bermudian striker, replied twice in the space of two minutes between the goals of the Brazilian 'Black Pearl' to end the match with honours even. All four goals came in a 10 minute spell midway through the half.

As both clubs were without a League game during the weekend (due due to FA Cup ties, we arranged a friendly with Charlton Athletic at The Valley. It attracted the Valiants' third-highest gate of the season, but the South Londoners were unfortunate to lose the services of goalkeeper Charlie Wright with concussion ten minutes before the interval. Reserve 'keeper Derek Belotti took over.

By then we were two goals up, and held this margin to the end in an interesting "workout" that provided both clubs with a competitive "training game" instead of a blank day.

We kicked-off against the local Colorado side Denver Kickers and ran out imposing winners by 7-1, our goals being shared among five players.

Then came two matches against Necaxa of Mexico. we won the first very comfortably, Best adding a hat-trick to his two goals in the first game: Robson and Hurst completed our scoring before the Central Americans got their "consolation" near the end of an exhibition which earned warm applause.

The return match brought our first defeat. There were 5,787 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on the Sunday afternoon, and they saw the Mexicans get away to a quick start with a seventh-minute goal from 15 yards. On the quarter-hour they netted again from close in, and although a linesman signalled offside the goal was allowed to stand. A minute or so later Hurst reduced the arrears trom the edge of the box, and a minute afterwards accepted a pass from Best to equalise at close range. Just before half-time a ten-yard drive made it 3-2 to Necaxa, but eight minutes after the interval we were level again as Best scored from Robson's pass. The decider came a quarter-hour from the end when substitute Linares came on and scored with his first shot.

The Hammers then went into a three-game series with Rot Weiss Essen, the West German club who we have met on previous occasions whilst on tour. Their players were very keen to salvage some of their reputation - having been relegated from the Bundesliga at the end of the season - and it was obvious that they would be all out to win. We held them in the first two games, drawing 1-1 in San Francisco and 2 -2 after travelling north up the coast to play in Seattle on the U.S.A - Canadian border.

After another flight southwards the West German side finally got the better of us and won by the only goal in Los Angeles.

The match in Seattle was played on Astroturf and attracted the first-ever five-figure attendance there for a soccer match. Less-pleasing statistics were those of having two penalties given against us in San Francisco - and then hearing the whistle blow to end the match as a winning shot was on its way into the German's net.

After this there was a cross-country flight to Boston on the East Coast, and an exhibition game against a local club; five Hammers shared half-a-dozen goals in a one-sided encounter.

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Howe

Taylor T.

Holland

Redknapp

Boyce

Best

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Redknapp

Boyce

Hurst

Robson

Brooking

Grotier

McDowell

Lampard

Howe

Taylor T.

Lock

Redknapp

Boyce

Hurst

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Holland

Ayris

Boyce

Hurst

Brooking

Robson

ESSEX SENIOR AMATEUR XI : Mayor's Appeal for an Inshore Lifeboat

Barking FC

2 - 1 ( ? )

14 April 1971

71_04_14 Essex Senior Amateur XI v. WHU Inshore Lifeboat