A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football Combination

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football Combination

CHELSEA : Football Combination

READING : Football Combination

NORWICH CITY : Football Combination

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football Combination

AFC BOURNEMOUTH : Football Combination

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

SWINDON TOWN : Football Combination

LUTON TOWN : Football Combination

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

ARSENAL : Football Combination

FULHAM : Football Combination

OXFORD UNITED : Football Combination

BRISTOL CITY : Football Combination

CARDIFF CITY : Football Combination

SWANSEA TOWN : Football Combination

74_01_19 WHU v. Birmingham City 74_01_26 WHU v. Southampton 74_02_09 WHU v. Cardiff City Post 74_02_23 WHU v. Reading 74_03_09 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle

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74_03_13 Bournemouth v. WHU Reserves 74_03_18 WHU v. Leicester City 74_03_23 WHU v. Swindon Town 74_03_27 Luton Town v. WHU Reseves 74_03_30 Crystal Palace v. WHU Reserves 74_04_22 WHU v. Cardiff City 74_04_06 WHU v. Arsenal 74_04_20 WHU v. Bristol City

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74_04_02 Southampton v. WHU Reserves

Upton Park

0 - 0

19 January 1974

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Ayris, Pike)

26 January 1974

Upton Park

9 February 1974

Eastville

1 - 0 (Orhan)

16 February 1974

Stamford Bridge

1 - 3 (Pike)

18 February 1974

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Robson)

23 February 1974

Carrow Road

0 - 5

2 March 1974

Ninian Park

1 - 0 (Gould)

5 March 1974

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Robson)

9 March 1974

Dean Court

1 - 2 (Gould)

13 March 1974

Upton Park

0 - 0

18 March 1974

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Lutton)

23 March 1974

Kenilworth Road

1 - 1 (Coker)

27 March 1974

Selhurst Park

1 - 1 (Coker)

30 March 1974

The Dell

0 - 1

2 April 1974

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Orhan)

6 April 1974

Craven Cottage

1 - 1 (Wooler)

8 April 1974

Manor Road

1 - 3 (Coker)

17 April 1974

Upton Park

1 - 4 (Lutton)

20 April 1974

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Lutton 2)

22 April 1974

Vetch Field

2 - 3 (Boyce 2)

27 April 1974

Danson

Pope

Smith

Hill

Lock

Tuddenham

Ayris

Boyce

Orhan

Pike

Lutton

1972-73 Reserves 1974-75 Reserves Season 1973-74

1973-74 Football Combination

Ferguson

Pope

Charles C.

Boyce

White

Tuddenham

Orhan

Ayris

Coker

Pike

Bhatti (McDowell)

Grotier

McDowell

Charles C.

Boyce

White

Wooler

Ayris

Pope

Coker

Pike

Lutton

Grotier

Pope

Charles C.

Ayris

White

Wooler

Orhan

Moore

Robson

Pike

Lutton

Grotier

Charles C.

Wooler

Boyce

White

Moore

Orhan

Ayris

Robson

Pike

Gould

Grotier

Charles C.

Wooler

Lutton

White

Moore

Ayris

Boyce

Robson

Pike

Orhan

 

Grotier

Pope

Wooler

Holland

Lock

Boyce

Orhan

Pike

Coker

Sussams

Gould

 

Ferguson

Pope

Oates

Holland

Wooler

Lock

Orhan

Boyce

Coker

Pike

Lutton (Ayris)

Grotier

Pope

Oates

Smith

Wooler

Boyce

Ayris

Pike

Egbuniwe (Brown)

Lutton

Orhan

Ferguson

Pope

Oates

Boyce

Lock

Wooler

Orhan

Ayris

Coker

Pike

Lutton (Smith)

Grotier

Tuddenham

Charles C.

Boyce

White

Wooler

Orhan

Ayris

Coker (Sussams)

Pike

Lutton

Grotier

Tuddenham

Charles C.

Boyce

White

Wooler

Orhan

Ayris

Gould

Pike

Lutton

Grotier

Charles C.

Wooler

Boyce

White

Moore

Orhan

Ayris

Robson

Pike

Lutton

Ferguson

Pope

Wooler

Ayris

White

Boyce

Orhan

Lutton

Robson

Pike

Orhan

Grotier

Pope

Wooler

Boyce

White (Smith)

Lock

Ayris

Lutton

Gould

Pike

Orhan

Grotier

Pope

Wooler

Smith

Lock

Boyce

Ayris

Pike

Orhan

Lutton

Brown

 

Grotier

Pope

Oates

Smith

Wooler

Lock

Pike

Boyce

Coker

Lutton (Brown)

Orhan

Grotier

Pope

Oates

Smith

Lock

Boyce

Ayris

Pike

Coker

Lutton

Orhan

Grotier

Pope

Oates

Smith

Wooler

Lock

Orhan

Boyce

Gould

Pike

Lutton (Brown)

 

Grotier

Pope

Oates (Orhan)

Holland

Lock

Wooler

Ayris

Boyce

Coker

Pike

Sussams

 

74_03_02 Norwich City v. WHU

MATCH POSTPONED

Pitch unplayable due to heavy rain : rearranged for 22 April 1974

Our Reserves played their first match of 1974 when they opposed Birmingham City's second-string at Upton Park on January 19. A draw was the result of an evenly-balanced game, for despite the absence of goals the spectators were treated to some good soccer. We were able to give recently-injured John McDowell a try-out, and he came on during the second half as substitute for triallist H. Bhatti (an Indian, who had played in a friendly v. London University earlier that week).

John McDowell was in the line-up againand had a very gooa game here against Southampton Res. The Saints played it hard at times and two of their players had their names taken. However, we overcame those problems and netted once in each half to gain a 2-0 victory. John Ayris hit the first with an along-the-ground shot from an angle, and Geoff Pike got his first Combination goal with a 25-yard drive ten minutes from time.

The Reserves have played three game in the past two weeks, but still have a leeway of fixtures to make up.

A first-half goal scored by Yilmaz Orhan was sufficient to gain the points in their match v Bristol Rovers Reserves at Eastville. It was a good game and a good result, and we could be pleased with our performance. Ade Coker sustained a knee injury some 20 minutes after the start; Paul Sussams substituted, to make his first appearance since November 17, when he also was injured.

We flattered to deceive in a rearranged match at Stamford Bridge. Having the better of the play in the first half our second-string led by 1-0 at the interval, but collapsed when Chelsea mounted a second-half onslaught. The game ended 3-1 in the Blues' favour.

Foot-of-the-table Reading Reserves were the visitors to Upton Park. In the ordinary way we would have had our normal average attendance, but with Bobby Moore and Bryan Robson on view again after long absences the gate was more than doubled to 2,289. Bryan put us ahead after a quarter-hour, but from thence onwards our attackers either failed to cash in on their opportunities or were foiled by near-misses. The solitary counter was sufficient to win the points, but the greater satisfaction was the manner in which Bobby and Bryan showed that their return to League soccer need not be unduly delayed.

The position of Norwich City Reserves in the Combination table is in direct contrast to that which they occupy in the First Division of the Football League. Nevertheless, although called upon to visit the leaders at Carrow Road on March 2, we never expected to find the Canaries' Reserves in such a rampant mood as to inflict upon our second-string a 5-0 defeat. We were never really in the game, and it was more-or-less all over by the interval when the homesters had gained a three-goal advantage.

We did better in a re-arranged fixture on a Tuesday afternoon at Ninian Park, defeating the poorly-placed Cardiff City Reserves by the only goal. This was netted by Bobby Gould during the first half, and we then held on to win easier than the score suggests.

 

In the fixture at Upton Park we went ahead in the first half when Bryan Robson headed home a centre from John Ayris, who had a good run down the right flank. However Plymouth Argyle Reserves rallied during the second half, and equalised to earn themselves a point.

We did well during the first half against AFC Bournemouth Reserves at Dean Court in a mid-week engagement on March 13, and a goal from Bobby Gould kept us level at the interval. However, the Cherries had the better of the exchanges during the latter part of the game and netted again for a 2-1 victory which kept them in with a chance of Combination honours.

The re-arranged fixture with Leicester City Res. that took place at Upton Park on Monday 18 March did not contain a great deal oi incident, and ended in a goalless draw. It was played in very poor, wet conditions that helped towards a generally miserable afternoon. Tony White pulled a muscle during the first half and Chris Smith took his place as substitute. Kevin Lock made a re-appearance after injury, and came through the test

 

Swindon Town Reserves and our own second-string were in close proximity in the table before the game at Upton Park. It remained that way at the end of an evenly-contested encounter, as our first-half goal netted by Bertie Lutton was equalised some nine minutes before the final whistle.

A re-arranged match v Luton Town Reserves at Kenilworth Road on 27 March resulted in a goalless draw. It was an interesting game and we were pleased with the performances of the younger members who have played in our Youth Team this season. Gary Oates returned to senior duty after a recent cartilage injury, and came through the test satisfactorily.

We drew our fourth successive fixture on 30 March at Selhurst Park. Our Reserves took an interval lead, as Bertie Lutton's through pass was picked up by Ade Coker who ran on to score. This advantage was maintained until with ten minutes to go the Glaziers' Res. equalised to share the spoils in a close game.

Three days later we travelled to The Dell for a rearranged fixture with Southampton Res. In an evenly-balanced match we contained the home side until 15 minutes from time, but a single goal then proved sufficient for them to take both points.

Arsenal Reserves who until three minutes from time appeared likely to collect a point from an even (but not particularly interesting) encounter at Upton Park. Yilmaz Orhan (who had earlier substituted for the injured Gary Gates) was the scorer.

Our fixture against Fulham Reserves at Craven Cottage was brought forward from Easter Saturday until the previous Monday afternoon April 8. The Cottagers and ourselves were in adjacent positions in the table, so it was appropriate that we should end level at 1-1. Both goals were scored in the first half, ours being netted by Alan Wooler.

Our visit to Oxford United Reserves7 April held prospects of more points for the Hammers when the interval arrived without a score by either side. However, the homesters soon went two up (the first from a penalty), and although Ade Coker reduced the margin the United got another to win comfortably by 3-1.

The home match against Bristol City Reserves was most disappointing, having regard to the West Country club's poor record this season. The visitors went two up before Bertie Lutton scored for us, and they got another prior to the break. A further goal after the interval only emphasised City's superiority in a 4-1 success.

Two goals by Bertie Lutton in the space of a couple of minutes after the interval decided last Monday afternoon's re-arranged fixture versusiff City Reserves at Upton Park. After that the game resumed to an evenly-balanced contest, but we were 2-0 victors at the end.

Footnote:

This reserve fixture against Plymouth Argyle was the last competitive game that Bobby Moore played in for West Ham United.