A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1979-80 Friendlies

PORTSMOUTH

Fratton Park

2 - 1 (Cross 2)

30 July 1979

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Holland

Martin

Bonds

Pike

Devonshire (Allen)

Cross

Brooking

Lansdowne (Banton)

The first of our encounters with senior clubs was against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on July 30. We had much the better of the first half, and two goals from David Cross gave us an interval lead. Pompey had already played a couple of fixtures, and they combined well in the later stages to make it 2-1 at the final whistle. The attendance was 6,100.

SOUTHEND UNITED

Roots Hall

1 - 1 (Pike)

1 August 1979

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Pike

Holland

Allen (Banton)

Cross

Brooking

Lansdowne (Jennings)

AVELEY

Mill Field

1 - 2 (Barnes)

6 August 1979

Moseley

Wright (Riches)

Smith M.

McGiven

Keith

Hibbert

Barnes

Banks

La Ronde E.

Morgan

Holt

DOVER

Crabble Athletic Ground

1 - 1 (Holt)

8 August 1979

Moseley

Banks

Lampard

La Ronde E.

Keith

McGiven

Smith M.

Barnes

Morgan

Hibbert

Holt

Ross County

Dingwall

8 - 1 (Cross 2, Holland 2, Banton, Brush, Jennings, Lansdowne)

7 August 1979

Parkes (Ferguson), Brignull, Brush, Bonds, Martin, Pike (Allen), Holland, Banton, Cross (Cowie), Brooking, Jennings (Lansdowne)

BUCKIE THISTLE

Victoria Ground

3 - 1 (Cross 2, Pike)

9 August 1979

Parkes (Ferguson)

Brignull

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Pike (Lansdowne)

Holland

Banton (Allen)

Cross

Brooking

Cowie

CLAPTON

Spotted Dog Ground

1 - 1 (Banton)

11 August 1979

Moseley

Hibbert

Smith M.

Allen

Brignull

McGiven

Banton

Morgan

Lansdowne

Cowie

Holt

WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE

Green Pond Road

0 - 2

15 August 1979

Moseley

Wright (McIntosh)

Smith M.

Lansdowne

Brignull (Houghton)

McGiven

Barnes

Devonshire

Morgan

Cowie (Allen)

Banton

BARKING : Special Centennial Match for Bobby Makin's Testimonial

Mayesbrook Park

4 - 3 (Pike 2, Flanagan, Lampard)

12 May 1980

SOUTHALL & EALING BOROUGH

Western Road Ground

2 - 2 (Cross, Martin)

15 May 1980

Parkes (Moseley)

Wright

Brush

Cowie

Martin

Brignull

Holland (Barnes)

Pike (McGiven)

Cross (Banton)

Lansdowne

Neighbour

AVELEY GUESTS XI : Joe O'Sullivan & Tony White Benefit

Mill Field

1 - 3 (Smith M.)

16 May 1980

79_07_30 Portsmouth v. WHU 79_08_01 Southend United v. WHU 79_08_03 Tennent Caledonian Cup

Two days later we visited Southend United at Roots Hall. It was not so good a game as the former one, but filled its purpose by providing more match practice. The Shrimpers took the lead in the first half, and Geoff Pike levelled the scores after the interval.

79_08_06 Aveley v. WHU Friendly 79_08_06 Aveley v. WHU Friendly back

The remaining engagements were fulfilled by mainly reserve and youth squad players.

The first, at Aveley on August 6. ended in favour of the Isthmian League side, who nelted once in each half. Our single reply was from Bobby Barnes when the Hammers made a late rally.

SORRY NO IMAGE

79_08_08 Dover v. WHU 79_08_08 Dover v. WHU back

Our visit to Dover two days later ended 1-1, both goals being netted in the first half; Kay Holt was our scorer. It was a pleasing performance against a team which was short of a couple of regulars who had gone down with food poisoning after a previous home fixture v Southend United.

79_08_09 Buckie Thistle v. WHU

We had a short journey to the Spotted Dog Ground on Saturday 11 August to meet Clapton of the Isthmian League. Dale Ban ton scored for us in the second half and then the home side obtained an equaliser for the draw.

79_08_11 Clapton v. WHU Friendly 79_08_11 Clapton v. WHU Friendly back 79_08_15 Walthamstow v. WHU 79_08_15 Walthamstow v. WHU back 80_05_15 Southall & Ealing Borough v. WHU Friendly 80_05_16 Aveley Guest XI v. WHU Test 80_05_16 Aveley Guest XI v. WHU back 80_05_02 ADO Youth Tournament 80_05_02 ADO Youth Tournament inside 80_05_02 ADO Youth Tournament TS

Fifteen players plus officials were in the party which left Heathrow on the morning of Friday 3 August ; after an easy flight they arrived around midday at their Hotel in Erskine on the Clyde.

The playing squad consisted of :

Paul Allen, Dale Banton, Billy Bonds, Phil Brignull, Trevor Brooking, Paul Brush, David Cross, Bobby Ferguson, Pat Holland, Billy Jennings. Frank Lampard, Billy Lansdowne, Alvin Martin, Phil Parkes and Geoff Pike.

 

We were short of Alan Devonshire due to injury. Manager John Lyall was absent on " transfer business," so Ernie Gregory took charge of the team, accompanied by Albert Walker and Rob Jenkins. Three Directors made the journey over the Border - Messrs. W. F. Cearns (Vice-Chairman), B.R. Cearns and J. Petchey.

 

Friday evening's Tournament schedule began with Kilmarnock defeating Brighton & Hove Albion 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

GLASGOW RANGERS (Scotland) : Semi-Final

Ibrox Park

2 - 3 (Cross, Jennings)

3 August 1979

Parkes, Lampard, Brush, Bonds, Martin, Pike, Holland (Lansdowne), Banton, Cross, Brooking, Jennings

Our opening match against Rangers followed Kilmarnock, Brighton game and brought a goal for each side in the first 17 minutes. Rangers scored with a tremendous 25-yarder by Watson after 14 minutes, but we were on terms again as Billy Jennings diverted Trevor Brooking's pass which followed a left-flank run. The 10.000 attendance continued to enjoy some good soccer; but although the Hammers contributed their fair share, it was (he Scots who went in with a half-time lead, a long ball over our defence being headed home at five yards' range by Smith. Rangers struck again two minutes after the resumption. Smith netting his second with a left-foot shot which found the net from the corner of the penalty-box. They hit the upright soon after this, but suddenly found themselves pulled back to a one-goal margin. Dale Banton making his first full senior appearance back-headed Paul Brush's centre and David Cross finished off the move. We persisted until the final whistle, and Billy Jennings had two good efforts forestalled by the home 'keeper. Overall, it was a worthy performance and we were generally pleased.

 

Rangers had another game the following afternoon, and several of our party went to Hampden Park to see them defeat Celtic 3-1 in the Final of the Drybrough Cup. It was an experience to be at one of these traditional local derbies.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : 3rd - 4th Play-off

Ibrox Park

1 - 3 (Jennings)

5 August 1979

Parkes, Lampard, Brush, Bonds, Martin, Pike (Lansdowne), Holland, Banton, Cross, Brooking, Jennings

On Sunday afternoon we played Brighton & Hove Albion to decide third and fourth place. Unfortunately the Hammers' performance was well below par, and although the Seagulls did not impress as First Division potential this season they ended comfortable winners by 3-1.

We held our own in the early stages. but the Seasiders scored after 20 minutes. It appeared unlikely that there would be any more goals from either side; but although this proved correct for the remainder of the first half the Hammers succeeded in levelling the count when Billy Jennings converted a long pass from midfield by Geoff Pike six minutes after the restart. Albion restored their advantage in the 69th minute through a defensive lapse, and four minutes later put the issue on ice by converting a spot-kick. From then on the Seasiders were content to play out time, and we could not raise our game to the required standard.

 

HAMMERS IN SCOTLAND

The party left Glasgow on Monday around noon, the flight to Aberdeen being followed by a 60-mile coach ride through the Grampian Mountains to Buckie. where the party was divided between two hotels. The team had a training-session on a nearby golf-links. Tuesday's match was at Dingwall. which involved a two - hour coach journey in each direction via Inverness to the north coast of the Moray Firth.

The Victoria Ground of Ross County F.C. is set against a background of the Western Highlands, and the turf was in beautiful condition on a pleasant evening that followed heavy showers en route north.

The Hammers netted at fairly regular intervals to be 8—I victors. Five of our goals came during the first half. MacKay scoring his side's reply when they were four down. We made four substitutions during the second half. so all 15 players had a run-out The squad included George Cowie. who had been on holiday in his native Buckie.

Thursday's match was v Buckie Thistle, whose arena is also known as the Victoria Ground.

Buckie had played in the First Round of the Highland League Cup on the previous evening (defeating Rothes 1-0), but despite overnight rain they had worked hard on the pitch and it was in fine condition. Thistle conceded three goals before the interval, but played well during the second half and reduced their arrears. The eventual score was 3 -1 in our favour.

 

VOLENDAAM (Netherlands)

Baker, Wright, Smith M., Burvill, Keith, Hibbert, Barnes, Houghton, Milton, La Ronde A., Cowie

The same line-up was used in each game

3 May 1979

2 - 1 (La Ronde A., Milton)

A.D.O. (Netherlands)

3rd May 1979

0 - 0

HAGUE SELECT  (Netherlands)

4 May 1979

3 - 0 (Barnes 2 [1 pen], La Ronde A.)

VUC  (Netherlands) : Final

4 May 1979

6 - 0 (Barnes 3 [1 pen], Milton 2, Houghton)

1980 BLUE Back

DEN HAAG HOLLAND 1980 WINNERS MEDAL

1980 BLUE Front

Medal courtesy of Mark Smith

Ferguson (Vaughan)

Lampard

Brush

Cowie

Taylor T.

Burvill

Morgan

Pike

Allen C.

Taylor P.

Flanagan

80_05_12 Barking v. WHU Makin Test 80_05_02 ADO Youth Tournament Itinerary Flight Ticket

Although defeated through a penalty-decider in the Final of the ADO Tournament at The Hague in May 1979, our Youth Team created an excellent impression ; and the entire party enjoyed such popularity that an invitation to return twelve months later was accepted with alactrity.

The Algerian National Team which beat us in 1979 was also there as holder of the trophy, and as they and the Hammers were in separate qualifying groups there was the prospect of again meeting them in the Final. As events turned out, the Algerians ended third in their four-team group, and there was a pleasant surprise for the Netherlands' fans when VUG another club from The Hague - also held off the challenges of Eintracht Frankfurt and Feyenoord to become Finalists.

After being two goals in arrears at the interval of the two 25-minute periods, FC Volendaam came back to reduce the margin and make us fight hard to hold the 2—1 lead at the finish of the Saturday morning game. Tony La Ronde and Steve Milton were our scorers.

 

Our Dutch friends opinioned that we had already defeated the best team in our group, but there were some considerable doubts about this when we met the host club the same afternoon. Their last line of defence - who earned the "goalkeeper of the tournament" award - kept a clean sheet, and eventually we had to be content with one point from a goalless draw.

ADO and the Hammers thus had three points each, and if both teams won their Sunday morning fixture the qualifiers for the Final would be decided on goal difference. ADO duly won their third game, and we were left with the task of defeating Hague Select by at least two goals.

Although two up at the interval the Hammers did not relax their pressure, and another counter near the finish made certain that we were to play VUC that afternoon. Bobby Barnes netted a penalty and another goal, Tony La Ronde scoring the third. ADO's consolation was to win the third-fourth place play-off against their compariots Feyenoord; the game was drawn, but ADO were 5-3 up in the penalty shoot-out.

 

The Final was to prove the most dramatic match of the Tournament although eventually somewhat of an anti-climax. VUC were very much in the game of 35 minutes each way until around seven minutes before half-time. We were then awarded an undisputed penalty for a foul - converted by Bobby Barnes - and in the space of six more minutes the Dutch conceded three further goals, one by Barnes, and two by Milton.

That more-or-less ended the contest, but the spectators were treated to the spectacle of Barnes completing his hat-trick and Ray Houghton making it 6-0, after a run from the halfway line that ended wjth a shot from the edge of the penalty-area.

The traditional presentation of trophies took place in continuing sunshine, and Bobby Barnes repeated Phil Brignull's performance of 1979 by being nominated "Player of the Tournament."

ADO Bobby Barnes ADO Mark Smith

Bobby Barnes

"Player of the Tournament"

Skipper Mark Smith with the

Tournament Trophy

ADO 02 ADO 01

Match action from the

A.D.O. TOURNAMENT FINAL

Bobby Barnes nets one of his hat-tricks. Steve Milton is on the right

The first goal against V.U.C. folowed this incident, as Ray Houghton was pulled down, penalty

ADO Winning Squad

THE WINNING SQUAD

Back row: George Cowie, Tony La Ronde, Adrian Keith, Gary Moseley, Steve Baker, Mark Smith, Everald La Ronde, Robert Wall, Alan Banks

Front row: Bobby Barnes, Steve Milton, Steve Hibbert, Jason Wright, Glen Burvill, Ray Hughton, Wayne Reader

SLUG Programme

ADO (The Hague) Youth Tournament

2nd - 4th May 1980

Season 1979-80 1978-79 Friendlies 1980-81 Friendlies

Ferguson

Lampard

Smith M.

Bonds

Martin

Banton

Holland

Pike

Cross

Cowie

Lansdowne

SLUG Programme

The Tennent Caledonian Cup

3rd - 5th August 1979

80_05_15 Southall & Ealing Borough v. WHU Friendly

Second Variation Cover