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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1978-79 South East Counties League Div II

OXFORD UNITED : South East Counties League Div II

WIMBLEDON : South East Counties League Div II

Keble College

3 - 2 (Barnes, Keith, Riches)

19 August 1978

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Barnes 2, Hayward)

2 September 1978

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League Div II

Cheshunt

2 - 6 (Hall 2)

9 September 1978

READING : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

2 - 1

30 September 1978

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

4 - 0 (Barnes 3, Houghton)

7 October 1978

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div II

Mitcham

5 - 1 (Barnes 2, Houghton, Redding, Ward)

14 October 1978

OXFORD UNITED : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

3 - 1 (Barnes 2, Hayward)

21 October 1978

WIMBLEDON : South East Counties League Div II

Richards & Evans

4 - 1 (Barnes 2, Hayward, Lane)

28 October 1978

BRISTOL ROVERS : South East Counties League Div II

Cadwell Heath

2 - 2 (Chalmers, Redding)

4 November 1978

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : South East Counties League Div II

Stamford

2 - 2 (Lane, Wallace)

18 November 1978

CHELSEA : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Wallace)

25 November 1978

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Elliott, Ward)

9 December 1978

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League Div II

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Barnes, Burvill)

23 December 1978

CHELSEA : South East Counties League Div II

West Molesey

3 - 5 (Elliot 2, Wallace)

30 December 1978

READING : South East Counties League Div II

Away

3 - 1 (Phillips 2, Wallace)

3 February 1979

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Cheshunt

4 - 1 (Elliott G. 3, Allen [pen])

20 January 1979

OXFORD UNITED : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Keble College

4 - 2

24 January 1979

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Chadwell Heath

0 - 2

10 February 1979

BRISTOL ROVERS : South East Counties League Div II

RAF Uxbridge

8 - 0 (Barnes 3, Chalmers 2, Hall, Hayward, Wallace)

24 February 1979

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Chadwell Heath

3 - 2 (Barnes, Hall, Maybin)

3 March 1979

PETERBOROUGH UNITED : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Stamford

1 - 0 (Barnes)

10 March 1979

OXFORD UNITED : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Hayward)

31 March 1979

CHELSEA : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

West Molesey

1 - 1 (Fairweather)

7 April 1979

CHELSEA : SECL Div II Cup (Group Match)

Chadwell Heath

3 - 0 (Ward 2, Hayward)

21 April1979

West Ham United qualified for a two-legged Final against CRYSTAL PALACE

both these matches were deferred until next season

No programmes were issued for West Ham United's HOME matches played at Chadwell Heath.

Baker, Constable (Baird), La Ronde E., O'Mahoney, Banks, Keith, Hall, Hayward, Riches, Barnes, Lane

The first half of the match against Wimbledon at Chadwell Heath was evenly-balanced at one goal to each side. After the interval the game swung in our favour, and two further  goals made the final count 3-1 for the Hammers.

A free-scoring Spurs' team hdd matters mostly their own way in the first half at Cheshunt last Saturday, being three up at the interval. The Hammers did better after the break, Billy Hall netting twice, but the final score was 2-6 against us.

Balkwell, Riches, Baird, Hayward, Banks, Keith, Lane (Dansey), O'Mahoney, Chalmers, Hall, Barnes (Collins)

Baker, Baid, O'Sullivan, Mills, Riches, Keith, Barnes, Lane, Chalmers (Dansey), Houghton, Phillips

The Juniors had a very easy 4-0 victory against Peterborough United at Chadwell Heath, although it was not until after the interval that we added the final three goals. Man-of-the-match was David Barnes with a hat-trick, but altogether it was a good team performance.

We included three new signings in last Saturday's junior line-up against Crystal Palace at Mitcham. Two of them - Richard Redding and Terry Ward - were among our scorers, and the other (Nigel James) also did well. David Barnes netted twice, and our other goal came from Ray Houghton (his second in successive matches). The result was 5-1 in our favour.

Balkwell, Rudgley, O'Sullivan, Mills, Riches, Keith, Barnes, James (Boyce), Ward, Houghton, Redding

The Juniors improved their chances of honours by defeating Oxford United at Chadwell Heath as this victory enabled them to reduce the table-toppers' lead. The first half was goalless, but we netted three to the visitors' one after the interval.

Baker, O'Sullivan, La Ronde E., Burvill, Riches, Keith, Barnes, Hayward, Ward, Houghton, Lane

A 4-1 victory at Wimbledon (plus Oxford's home defeat) enabled us to take over the leadership with games in hand at the halfway stage of our fixtures. We were three up at half-time against the Dons, and coasted to victory.

Baker, Baird, La Ronde E., Lane, Riches, Keith, Barnes, Hayward, Ward (Chalmers), Hall, Phillips (Wallace)

Taylor M., Watson, Keeting (Ward), Baird, Riches, Keith, Barnes, Hayward, Chalmers, James, Redding

Taylor, Burvill, Collins, Dansey (McLellan), Rudgley, Baird, Wallace, Lane (Phillips), Barnes, Maybin, Hall

The Juniors went a step nearer to championship honours by drawing 2-2 at Stamford against Peterborough United. The Posh fought back hard in the second half to earn a point after being 1-2 in arrears at the interval.

Taylor, Baird, McLellan, Burvill, Riches, Keith, Wallace, Lane, Chalmers, Hall, Elliott G.

Chelotti, Wallace, Dormody, McIntosh, Keith, Banks, Ward, Mills, Elliott G., Hall, Redding

Baker, Keith, La Ronde E., Burvill, Riches, Hibbert, Wallace, Houghton, Barnes, La Ronde A., Holt

Baker, Burvill, Baird, Hayward, Riches, Banks, Wallace, Lane, Elliott G., Hall, Phillips

Baker, Keith, Collins, Hayward, Riches, Partlett, Wallace, Burvill, Elliott G., O'Mahoney, Phillips

Baker, Wright, Smith, O'Mahoney (Burvill), Riches, La Ronde, E., Barnes, Allen, Chalmers, Holt, Elliott G.

Baker, Burvill, La Ronde E., Lane, Riches, Banks, Barnes, Hayward, Chalmers, Hall, Elliott G.

Baker, Partlett, Keith, Maybin, Riches, Baird, Wallace, O'Mahoney (Hayward), Elliott G., Lane, Brand

Baker, Burvill (Dansey), Keith, O'Mahoney (Partlett), Riches, Banks, Barnes, Hayward, Chalmers, Hall, Wallace

Baker, Burvill, Baird, Maybin, Riches, Banks, Barnes, Hayward, Chalmers (Elliott J.), Hall, Wallace

Baker, Keith, La Ronde E., Maybin, Riches, Banks, Barnes, Burvill, Chalmers, Hall, Wallace (Baird)

Baker, Burvill, Baird, O'Mahoney, Riches, Banks, Wallace, Hayward, Elliott G., Hall, Fairweather

Burr, Partlett, Constable (Griffiths), O'Mahoney, Riches, Banks, Adwedike (Chalmers), Murray, Ward, O'Sullivan, Fairweather

Baker, Constable, O'Sullivan, O'Mahoney, Riches, Banks, Barnes, Hayward, Ward, Hall, Fairweather (Adwedike)

Another drawn game was a disappointing finish to the home fixture v Chelsea. Andy Wallace scored in the first half, but the Hammers let a point slip as Chelsea equalised after the interval.

A 2-0 win over Spurs at Chadwell Heath sent our Juniors to the top of Division II. With each team having three remaining fixtures, we are two points ahed of Oxford United.

Our second fixture in the Division II Cup group was at Chadwell Heath. Peterborough United had - for them - a welcome surprise, winning 2-0 and recording one of their better performances this season.

Our group was thrown wide open by Peterborough's win two-weeks earlier, and they went to the top on goal difference with nine points. However, our Juniors won 3-0 at home to Chelsea, and went two points ahead of the Posh with a goal difference of seven in our favour and six in Peterborough's. So the Midlanders have to win their final game against Spurs by two or more goals if they are to meet Reading in the Final, which is on a two-leg basis.

A 1-1 away draw against Chelsea at their West Molesey ground, combined with Oxford United's defeat on the same day, put our Juniors in with a chance of qualifying for the play-offs. They are now on level points with Oxford and have a better goal-difference of one, with one game each to play. Chris Fairweather scored against Chelsea, to equalise their interval lead

The Juniors severely dented their prospects of finishing top of their qualifying group by losing 1-2 at home to Oxford United. That gave their nearest opponents a one-point lead with two matches each to play.

1977-78 SECL Div 2 1979-80 SECL Div 2 Season 1978-79

The Juniors did well to win their first engagement in the South East Counties Divison Two fixture. They were two goals down at half-time to Oxford United at Keble College, but made a great rally to net three times and gain a 3-2 final margin. The scorers were Vincent Barnes, Adrian Keith and Martin Riches.

Balkwell, Burville, Baird, Dansey (Hall), Banks, Keith, Wallace, Hayward K., Miller (Riches M.), La Ronde E., Barnes

The concluding fixtures in the Div. II championship have produced some surprising results, and a 3-5 defeat against Chelsea at West Molesey on Dec. 30 was an unwelcome reverse. However, full points from the two remaining fixtures would ensure our Juniors gaining the title.

The 3-1 away win against Reading almost ensured our Juniors of the Second Division championship. In the absence of the referee, the Reading trainer officiated.

Our Juniors opened their Div. II Cup schedule with an away match v Spurs on Jan. 20. They had a comfortable 4-1 victory to get away to a good start in their five-team group from which the leaders gualify for the play-offs. Gary Elliott netted a hat-trick and Paul Allen a penalty.

The Juniors had a good away win at Keble College, defeating Oxford United by 4-2 to draw level at the top of their Cup group.

Their concluding fixture ensured our Juniors winning the Division II championship; they required one point to clinch the title, and made almost certain by taking a 3-0 lead over Bristol Rovers by half-time at Uxbridge last Saturday. The second half became a formality as the Hammers piled on the goals, and a total count of 8-0 was an effective finale.

 

We extend congratulations on this performance, and hope that the young Hammers can go on to complete the league and Cup double.

A second-half goal by Bobby Barnes secured both points in the away match against Peterborough United on March 10, and established us at the top of the table with a good chance of qualifying for the play-offs.

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