A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1971-72 Friendlies

TOOTING & MITCHAM UNITED

71_07_31 Totting & Mitcham v. WHU

Grotier

Watson

Fulton

Barnes

Matin (Marchant)

Lock

Ayris

Boyce (Taylor A.)

Coker (Gregory)

Llewelyn

Durrell

Sandy Lane

1 - 0 (Llewelyn)

31 July 1971

AFC BOURNEMOUTH : Youth

Chadwell Heath

0 - 4

31 July 1971

Pye, Yallop, Ellis, Kinnear, Rands, Webb, Brown, Berner, North, Smith M., Oates

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

READING

71_08_03 Reading v. WHU

CLAPTON

CRYSTAL PALACE : Youth

71_08_06 QPR v. WHU

Spotted Dog Ground

4 - 0 (Smith M. 3, Gregory)

3 August 1971

Marsh

Yallop

Fulton

Kinnear

Marchant

Lock

Taylor A. (Oates)

Smith M.

Gregory

Durrell

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp (Ayris)

Robson

Hurst

Brooking

Taylor T.

Elm Park

0 - 0

3 August 1971

Beckenham

1 - 1 (Egbuniwe)

3 August 1971

Day B., Russell, Ellis, Berner, Webb, Powling, Brown, Forbes, Egbuniwe, Hart, Oates

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

FOLKESTONE

SORRY NO IMAGE

Folkestone

3 - 0 (Best 2, Ayris)

4 August 1971

Grotier

Watson

Fulton

Barnes

Marchant (Smith M.)

Lock

Ayris

Boyce

Best

Llewelyn

Durrell

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Loftus Road

0 - 2

6 August 1971

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor

Moore

Redknapp

Robson

Hurst

Brooking

Howe (Boyce)

DAGENHAM

71_08_07 Dagenham v. WHU

Victoria Road

2 - 1 (Best, Barnes)

7 August 1971

Grotier (Marsh)

Watson

Howe

Barnes

Lock

Eustace (Fulton)

Ayris

Boyce

Best

Llewelyn

Durrell

ORIENT : Youth

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Smith M. 2, Oates, Taylor)

7 August 1971

Day B., Mills, Ellis, Kinnear, Brown, Forbes, Hart (Gregory), Taylor A., Smith M., North, Oates

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC (Scotland)

71_08_09 Dunfermline v. WHU

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Stephenson

Moore

Ayris

Best

Robson

Hurst

Taylor T.

East End Park

3 - 1 (Hurst 3 [1 pen])

9 August 1971

WORKINGHAM : Youth

Wokingham

9 - 0 (Fulton 2, Oates 2, Smith M. 2, Lock, Taylor A.)

9 August 1971

Day B.

Yallop (Rusell)

Ellis

Kinnear

Lock

Fulton

Brown

Taylor A. (Webb)

Smith M.

Hart

Oates

HILLINGDON BOROUGH : Tony Newcombe & Dicky Moore Testimonial

71_11_03 Hillingdon v. WHU Newcombe Test

Middlesex Stadium

1 - 1 (Ayris)

3 November 1971

LONDON UNIVERSITY

Motspur Park

3 - 1 (Heffer 2, Taylor A.)

10 November 1971

Day, Heffer, Fulton, Pointer, Marchant, Barnes, Brown, Holland, Coker, Taylor A., Gregory

71_11_23 WHU v. European XI Hurst Test

Upton Park

4 - 4 (Hurst, Robson 2, Best)

23 November 1971

Att: 29,250

Referee: J. Taylor

EUROPEAN XI : Geoff Hurst Testimonial

TROWBRIDGE TOWN : Inaugural Floodlight Match

72_03_22 Trowbridge Town v. WHU OL

Frome Road Ground

3 - 1 (Wallace 2, Barnes)

22 March 1972

MILLWALL : Harry Cripps Testimonial

72_05_08 Cambridge Southend Trevor Roberts Test

CAMBRIDGE UNITED / SOUTHEND UNITED : Trevor Roberts Testimonial

The Den

5 - 3 (Hurst 2, Robson, Tyler, [og])

4 May 1972

72_05_04 Millwall v. WHU Cripps 72_05_12 Washington 01 72_05_12 Washington 02 72_05_19 Blauw Wit 01 72_05_19 Blauw Wit 02

Ferguson

McDowell (Charles)

Howe

Bonds (Durrell)

Taylor T.

Moore

Redknapp (Ayris)

Best

Hurst

Eustace

Robson

Jackson (Crystal Palace)

Docherty (Burnley)

Gemmell (Celtic)

Eusebio (Benfica) - Greaves (West Ham United)

Schultz (Hamburg)

Mackay (Swindon Town)

Johnstone (Celtic)

McDougall (Bournemouth) - Spiegler (Maccabi)

Seeler (Hamburg)

Marsh (Queens Park Rangers)

Simoes (Benfica)

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

Grange Road

3 - 1 (Coker 2, Holland)

16 November 1971

Marsh, Heffer, Marchant, Lock, Fulton, Holland, Taylor A., Barnes, Pointer, Coker, Gregory

 

Grotier

Watson

Charles

Holland

Marchant

Lock

Ayris

Heffer

Wallace

Llewelyn

Durrell

Ferguson

McDowell

Charles

Bonds

Talyor

Moore

Tyler

Best

Hurst

Holland

Robson

Abbey Stadium

2 - 3 (Holland, Heffer)

8 May 1972

Att: 6,309

Ferguson

Heffer

McDowell

Bonds

Taylor

Boyce

Redknapp (Barnes B.)

Holland

Hurst

Robson

Durrell (Ayris)

71_08_04 Folkestone v. WHU

Image courtesy of Mark Waight

SLUG Programme

Washington International Youth Football Tournament Festival

12 - 13 May 1972

SLUG Programme

Blauw-Wit Youth Tournament

19 - 22 May 1972

FEYENOORD (Netherlands)

Group Match

1 - 1 (Ayris)

20 May

DWS AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)

Group Match

1 - 0 (Coker)

20 May

AALBORG (Denmark)

Group Match

1 - 0 (Fulton [pen])

20 May

AJAX AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)

Group Match

2 - 1 (Durrell 2)

21 May

BRISTOL CITY

Group Match

1 - 1 (Coker)

21 May

LEICESTER CITY

Final

0 - 1

22 May

RUNNERS-UP   IN   AMSTERDAM

During the Whitsun week-end an almost identical party to the squad that competed in the Washington International Soccer Festival visited Amsterdam to participate in a twelve-team Tournament. Bill Lansdowne and Wally St. Pier were the officials, with Dave Gladstone as physiotherapist: Dick Arnold, a Youth Section official, also made the trip to be with his "protegees."

 

The results of our preliminary group matches were :

Feyenoord (Netherlands) 1-1 Ayris, DWS Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1-0 Coker, Aalborg (Denmark) 1-0 Fulton (pen), Ajax (Netherlands) 2-1 Durrell (2) and Bristol City 1-1 Coker.

Our best performances in these matches was against Ajax, for we were one down early on to the Dutch club, but fought back to victory through Joe Durrell's two goals. The Final against Leicester City was disappointing, and a single goal brought us defeat when we had every hope of ending as winners.

Season 1971-72 1970-71 Friendlies 1972-73 Friendlies

Grotier

Heffer

Charles C.

Barnes

Stephenson

Boyce

Ayris

Holland

Coker

Wallace

Durrell

SUNDERLAND (Group match)

0 - 0

12 May 1972

RTTERDAM AVS : Netherlands (Group match)

5 - 0 (Coker 2, Durrell, Oates, Taylor)

12 May 1972

DUNKIRK : France  (Group match)

5 - 0 (Durrell 2, Ayris, Oates, Taylor)

12 May 1972

OFFENBACH KICKERS : West Germany (3rd / 4th Play-off)

0 - 0 [5-4 pens] Fulton, Durrell, Watson, Batchelor, Fulton scored again

13 May 1972

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As our Reserves had no Combination fixture on November 6, we sent a team to play Southern Leaguers Hillingdon on the previous Wednesday. The Middlesex club are in the top half of the Premier Division and have a strong line-up, so our young side did well to hold them to a 1-1 draw. In fact, we took the lead early in the second half through John Ayris, and the opposition had to fight hard for their equaliser.

We fielded a team of mixed experience against London University at their Motspur Park ground in a friendly which gave them a "tune up" before their meeting with Oxford University. Steve Edmundson, a former Hammers' amateur now training at Middlesex Hospital, was in the University side, and both he and a colleague who hit the bar came near to opening the scoring. However, after an hour or so the Hammers began to get on top, and Paul Heffer headed home twice in five minutes from corner-kicks to give us a comfortable lead. The University rallied to reduce arrears, but before the end Alan Taylor netted from a penalty and Barry Barnes hit the crossbar to underline our second-half superiority and a merited 3-1 margin.

We had another of our mid-week friendlies for teams with mixed experience when we visited Cambridge University at their Grange Road ground. It was one of the best games seen there for some time, and teh Varsity played well under the guidance of their newly appointed coach - Keith Blunt.

We netted through Ade Coker and Pat Holland in the first half-hour, but the Light Blues came back well to firstly hit the bar and then reduce their arrears after the interval. They also struck a post, but received the final set-back when Coker got his second to make theultimate score 3-1 in our favour.

For half an hour, Ted MacDougall looked a little overawed among the multi-million pound stars who surrounded him at Upton Park. Then, in one magical moment, the Bournemouth striker sounded a warning to Cup rivals Southend United. Without much time or space in which to work, he was put in possession on the edge of the box by Jimmy Johns tone. Bringing the ball quickly under control, he evaded a desperate tackle by Bobby Howe before slotting the ball beyond the advancing goalkeeper. It was a goal which underlined why MacDougall is the most sought after scorer in British soccer and why Southend must watch him closely on December 11.

His goal was the first of his side's four in this Geoff Hurst Testimonial match. And after he was pulled off at the interval, the 29,250 fans were treated to a look at the past and, it is to be hoped, a glimpse of the future.

Jimmy Greaves turned back the clock by unleashing a shot of devastating accuracy, while Rodney Marsh displayed a skill and impudence which can serve England well in the years ahead. He scored two fine goals, the first with a cool and cheeky lob over the head of goalkeeper Bobby Ferguson. But the real star of the night was Johnsione. The Scottish winger thrilled the crowd with superb ball control and dazzling runs along the touchline. But the biggest cheer of the night was reserved for Hurst. It arrived in the 24th minute when he began the goats feast with a vicious left footed drive from 20 yards which left John Jackson helpless.

This threatened to be Hammers' only success of the night as the visitors went into a 4-1 lead with less than 20 minutes play left. But then the European maestros eased off and virtually allowed West Ham to share the honours as Bryan Robson (2) and Clyde Best found the target within the space of five minutes.

NO GOALS AGAINST. .  BUT ONLY THIRD PLACE!

We travelled to North-East England for an interesting Tournament over the week-end of May 12-14, this being organised by Sunderland F.C. at Washington, Co. Durham.

Our squad consisted of Mervyn Day, John Watson, Ray Fulton, Chris Kinnear, John Ayris, Alan Taylor, Joe Durrell, Ade Coker, Gary Oates plus amateurs Chris Batchelor, Graham Parker, Kim Russell, Len Rands and Gordon Bartlett.

Four teams contested each of the two preliminary sections, and our results were :

Sunderland 0-0

Rotterdam  AVS (Holland) 5-0 Coker 2, Durrell, Oates, Taylor

Dunkirk  (France)  5-0 Durrell 2, Ayris, Oates, Taylor

 

We thus netted ten goals against nil to gain five points, hut had to concede a place in the Final to Sunderland, who defeated Rotterdam by 9 -0 in their third match to exceed our total (also without conceding a goal).

Our third-place play-off against Offenbach Kickers (West Germany) ended in a scoreless draw, and was decided on penalty-kicks. Fulton, Durrell, Watson and Batchelor netted four out of our five to make the decider level at 4-4, and after Fulton netted again, Day made a great save to leave us as winners of the tie.

Sunderland beat Burnley in the first-place decider.