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WEST HAM UNITED

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1983-84 Friendlies

83_08_05 Arminia Bielefeld Tournament

AJAX AMSTERDAM (Netherlands) Semi-Final

THOR WATERSCHEI (Belgium)

Third-Fourth Place play-off:

WELLING UNITED

RAINHAM TOWN

BRENTFORD

STAINES TOWN

FORD UNITED

DUNDEE UNITED

CLAPTON : Lee Rackett Memorial Trophy

PORTSMOUTH

WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE

83_08_06 Welling United v. WHU

Deri Park

4 - 0 (Cottee 3, Donald)

9 August 1983

SORRY NO IMAGE

83_08_10 Brentford v. WHU Friendly 83_08_11 Stains Town v. WHU Friendly

Rush Green Stadium

1 - 1 (Parris)

13 August 1983

SORRY NO IMAGE

83_08_13 Dundee United v. WHU Friendly 83_08_16 Clapton v. WHU Rackett 83_08_17 Portsmouth v. WHU Friendly 83_08_18 Walthamstow Avenue v. WHU Friendly

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Bill Nicholson O.B.E. Testimonial

83_08_21 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Nicholson 83_08_21 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Nicholson TS

Team Sheet

EAST HAM UNITED : 50th Anniversary Match

COLLIER ROW ATHLETIC : Opening Floodlights

83_08_23 East Ham United v. WHU Friendly

BARKING

83_10_13 Barking v. WHU Friendly 84_02_06 Five A Side 01 84_02_06 Five A Side 02

Brighton & Hove Albion

v.

West Ham United

7 minutes each way Challenge Match took place

outside of the main 5-A-Side tournament

SUSSEX COUNTY BUILDING SOCIETY : Five-A-Side Football Tournament

GILLINGHAM : Ron Hillyard Testimonial

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Pat Holland Testimonial

84_05_15 Gillingham v. WHU Hillyard 84_05_18 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur Holland Test 84_05_25 Daventria Tournament 01

The match v Thor Waterschie had an exciting opening, a Belgian defender clearing Alan Devonshire's chip-shot off the line and Phil Parkes saving a penalty, both in the space of twelve minutes. Devonshire had another run through the opposing defence to provide Paul Goddard with an opening to put us one up in the 29th minute.

The Belgians equalised five minutes after the interval, but the remaining period was played at a slower pace, and neither side got on top.

So it went to a penalty shoot-out. Phil Parkes saved the first of the Waterschie   efforts,   but   we   also missed twice — and lost out 3-4 on. the spot-kicks.

 

Our pre-season list of friendlies was due to open with a visit to Southend United on August 1, but the Shrimpers had insufficient players to field a team at Roots Hall.

We therefore went into the Bielefeld tournament in West Germany without actual match-practice, and in that sense were at a disadvantage because the opposition had already played ten or more exhibition games each.

Our semi-final tie was against Dutch champions Ajax of Amsterdam, and we did well by holding them scoreless in the first half. However, we were one down three minutes after the resumption, it was generally agreed that the linesman concerned missed a palpable "offside" infringement, and it had its subsequent effect. But it did not take Ajax long to settle the issue, and further goals by Jesper Olsen (67 mins.) and Jan Molby (70 mins.} put the game beyond our reach. Trevor Brooking netted for us in the last minute.

In the other semi-final, the host club - Armenia Bielefeld defeated Thor Waterschei of Belgium 4-0 (half-time 1-0)

Parkes

Lampard (Allen)

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Whitton (Cottee)

Goddard

Swindlehurst

Brooking

Pike

Bielefeld Alm Stadium

1 - 3 (Brooking)

5 August 1983

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Whitton

Goddard (Cottee)

Swindlehurst

Allen

Pike

Bielefeld Alm Stadium

1 - 1 (Goddard) lost 3-4 pens

7 August 1983

The final between Bielefeld and Ajax was a fine exhibition of soccer. It was 2-2 at full-time, and despite several near-misses there were no goals in the extra half-hour. The host club eventually won 4-2 on penalties

Park View Road

1 - 0 (Matthews)

6 August 1983

Griffin Park

0 - 2

10 August 1983

McAlister

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Whitton

Goddard (Cottee)

Swindlehurst

Allen

Dickens (Pike)

This was a warm-up game which turned into a roasting for West Ham. Busy Brentford showed more inventiveness and skill. Winger Gary Roberts typified both in scoring a superb goal after 48 minutes, while striker Keith Cassells should have had at least three goals from five good chances. And the Third Division side's superiority was shown when striker francis Joseph pieced Hammers' fragile defence to scaore a richly deserved 86th minute decider. West Ham had fewer chances and when they did get their aim right, new Bees 'keeper Trevor Swinburn refused to be beaten.

Vaughan (Potts)

La Ronde E.

Goyette

Donald

Orr (Baker)

McPherson

Keen

Parris

Matthews (West)

Campbell

Schiavi

Wheatsheaf Park

1 - 0 (Keen)

11 August 1983

Tannadice Park

0 - 4

13 August 1983

McAlister

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Orr

Allen (Dickens)

Whitton

Cottee

Swindlehurst (Barnes

Brooking

Pike (Martin)

Spotted Dog Ground

2 - 1 (Barnes, Parris)

16 August 1983

McAlister

Lampard

Brush (La Ronde)

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Whitton

Goddard (Cottee)

Swindlehurst

Brooking

Allen

Fratton Park

1 - 3 (Whitton)

17 August 1983

Att: 6,024

We flew to Scotland and back on August 13 to play Scottish League champions Dundee United — who we also met in home-and-away games last season. Two goals in each half gave the Scots a convincing victory, as the Hammers failed to score. Star of the game was former Chelsea player Eamonn Bannon, who netted twice in a splendid overall performance. We had several players absent due to various injuries.

Green Pond Road

3 - 0 (Dickens, Cottee, Parris)

18 August 1983

White Hart Lane

1 - 1 (Swindlehurst)

21 August 1983

Portsmouth's performance against us at Fratton Park on August 7 augors well for their coming season in the Second Division (they finished champions of Division 111 in 1982-3). They established a three-goal lead by half-time but although conceding a goal after the re-start emerged good winners at 3-1. Steve Whitton scored his first for the Hammers.

Savage Gardens

1 - 0 (Schiavi)

23 August 1983

We  opened  our  schedule  ot   Reserve  Team friendlies  with  a  visit  to  Welling  United   on August 6 David Matthews scored in the second half tor our 1-0 win.

Although only one goal ahead at the interval v Rainham Town on August 9, a Hammers' lineup ended convinving winners against the Isthmian League side at Deri Park. All our teams except two were teenagers, and included five new apprentices. Tony Cottee scored a hat-trick; Warren Donald made the final count 4-0.

The 1-0 win at Staines on 11 August was - in several respects — better than it looked on paper. A blow in the face shook the teeth of goalkeeper John Vaughan, and Everald La Ronde took over between the posts after only five minutes' play. "Ev" kept a clean sheet, and Kevin Keen's second-half goal brought us a third successive victory.

The second-string conceded their first goal of the series when visiting Ford United on August 13, the Motormen led at half time, but George Parris equalised to force a 1-1 draw. The energies expanded in four matches over an eight-day period had obvious effect on a hot afternoon.

Ray Stewart had his first competitive outing on the occasion of our visit to the Spotted Dog Ground on August 16; this followed an injury received during training, and trie test proved satisfactory. We led Clapton by 1-0 at the interval, but the Isthmian Leaguers equalised during the second half and appeared set for a draw until the Hammers gained a last-minute winner. Bobby Barnes and George Parris were our scorers.

83_09_26 Collier Row v. WHU OL

Sungate Ground

3 - 0 (Campbell, Donald, Parris)

26 September 1983

Mayesbrook Park

4 - 1 (Cottee 2, Dickens, Matthews)

13 October 1983

We fielded a team of reserve strength against Collier Row Athletic to inaugurate their new floodlights. The Havering-based club who play in the London Spartan League were pleased with our support, even though they lost 0-3. Glen Campbell, Warren Donald and George Parris were our scorers.

Vaughan

Parris

Lampard

Allen

Orr

Brush

Donald

Dickens

McMenemy (Matthews)

Cottee

Barnes

A break of a fortnight between combination fixtures was an opportunity to play a friendly fixture against Barking at Mayesbrook Park. It proved our second string with Isthmian League oppostion which held the Hammers to a one goal apiece at the interval. Out team dominated the secomd half and ended 4-1 ahead at the conclusion of an interesting evening. Tony Cottee netted our first two goals, Alann Dickens and second-half substitute David Matthews adding one each

Priestfield Stadium

2 - 3 (Brooking 2)

15 May 1984

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Cottee 2, Allen, Orr)

18 May 1984

84_05_25 Daventria Tournament 04

BAYER LEVERKUSEN (West Germany)

Group Match

25 May 1984

1 - 1 (Parris)

GO AHEAD EAGLES (Netherlands)

Group Match

26 May 1984

1 - 1 (Campbell)

SCHALKE 04 (West Germany)

Group Match

27 May 1984

3 - 1 (Parris [pen], West, Potts)

LEICESTER CITY

Final

27 May 1984

3 - 1 (West 2, Parr)

Vaughan

La Ronde E. (Potts)

Goyette (Keen)

Donald

Baker

McPherson

Barnes

Parris

West

Matthews

Schiavi (Skinner)

Vaughan, Spiers (Goyette), Potts, Skinner (Parr), Baker, McPherson, Donald, Keen, Cottee (Matthews), Barnes (West), Schiavi

Vaughan, Potts, La Ronde E., Parris, Baker, McPherson, Donald, Keen, Campbell, West (Matthews), Schiavi

Vaughan

Stewart

La Ronde E.

Donald

Baker

McPherson

Parris

Schiavi

Matthews

Dickens

Barnes

McAlister

Stewart

Goyette (Bickles)

Donald

McPherson

Potts

Barnes

Dickens

Campbell (West)

Schiavi

Pike

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Orr

Cottee

Swindlehurst

Brooking

Allen

McAlister

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Hilton

Allen

Whitton

Cottee

Swindlehurst

Brooking

Donald

Squad:

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Walford

Martin

Brush

Orr

Cottee

Swindlehurst

Brooking

Whitton

Hilton

Holland

Pike

 

Guests:

Clive Allen

Vince Hilaire

 

SLUG Programme

16th Daventria Youth Tournament : Netherlands

25 - 27 May 1984

McAlister (Vaughan)

Lampard

Brush

Allen

McPherson

Parris

Donald

Campbell

Dickens

Barnes (West)

Matthews

Season 1983-84 1982-83 Friendlies 1984-85 Friendlies SLUG Programme

Arminia Bielefeld Tournament : West Germany

5th - 7th August 1983

The Reserve team series of seven pre-season friendlies continued on August 18 with a visit to Green Pond Road where we met Walthamstow Avenue. The opening half was scoreless, but Alan Dickens, Tony Cottee and George Parris each scored once after the interval to make the Hammers comfortable 3-0 winners.

Our concluding reserve engagement was on 23 August on the ground of East Ham United at Savage Gardens. Our local contemporaries from the Essex Senior League are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, and invited us to participate; they were formerly known as Storey Athletic.

The West Hammers, ended winners by the only goal of a close encounter; the press on the morning after had the score reversed, with East Ham 1-0 up. Mark Schiavi netted for us in the first half.