A Pictorial History

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SWANSEA CITY : Football Combination

SWINDON TOWN : Football Combination

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football Combination

FULHAM : Football Combination

Chadwell Heath

6 - 0  (Matthews 3 [1 pen], Baker, Keen, Parris)

28 January 1984

McAlister, Parris, Goyette, Donald, McPherson, Baker, Potts, Keen, Matthews, Campbell, Schiavi

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football Combination

WATFORD : Football Combination

IPSWICH TOWN : Football Combination

OXFORD UNITED : Football Combination

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football Combination

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

LUTON TOWN : Football Combination

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football Combination

LEICESTER CITY : Football Combination

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football Combination

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Football Combination

READING : Football Combination

NORWICH CITY : Football Combination

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football Combination

SOUTHAMPTON : Football Combination

ARSENAL : Football Combination

CHELSEA : Football Combination

SWANSEA CITY : Football Combination

Chadwell Heath

9 - 1 (Campbell 5, Dickens, Donald, Matthews, Schiavi)

10 May 1984

McAlister, Spiers, Parris, Potts, McPherson, Baker (Matthews), Donald, Schiavi, Campbell, Dickens, Goyette

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

MILLWALL : Football Combination

84_01_07 Swansea City v. WHU Reserves 84_01_14 WHU v. Swindon Town 84_01_21 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Reserves 84_02_11 WHU v. Birmingham City 84_02_25 WHU v. Watford 84_03_03 WHU v. Ipswich Town 84_03_07 Oxford United v. WHU Reserves 84_03_10 Bristol Rovers v. WHU Reserves 84_03_13 Southampton v. WHU Reserves 84_03_17 Luton Town v. WHU Reserves 84_03_24 Crystal Palace v. WHU Reserves 84_03_27 WHU v. Leicester City 84_04_03 QPR v. WHU Reserves 84_04_07 WHU v. Brighton 84_04_10 WHU v. Reading

Carrow Road

1 - 0 (Parris)

14 April 1984

McAlister

Parris

Brush

Hilton

McPherson

Donald

Goyette

Goddard

Campbell

Dickens

Schiavi

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84_04_17 Charlton Athletic v. WHU Reserves 84_04_21 WHU v. Southampton 84_04_28 WHU v. Arsenal 84_05_08 Chelsea v. WHU Reserves 84_05_21 Millwall v. WHU Reserves 1982-83 Reserves 1984-85 Reserves Season 1983-84

Vetch Field

4 - 4 (Goddard 2, Schiavi 2)

7 January 1984

Vaughan

Parris

Goyette (West)

Potts

McPherson

Donald

Matthews

Allen

Campbell

Goddard

Schiavi

Our Reserves' first match of 1984 produced a spate of goals at the Vetch Field. The Hammers opened the scoring and went into a two-nil lead: Swansea City reduced their arrears but we netted again before half -time to hold a 3-1 margin at the interval. The Swans got another, but we made it 4-2 and appeared sure to have made certain of full points. However, the homesters again rallied, and in an inspired closing spell drew level at four apiece to share the spoils.

Paul Allen and Paul Goddard returned to action after injury, and Goddard celebrated by scoring twice. Mark Schiavi got the other couple to round off a good personal performance.

Last Saturday's home match was a very one-sided affair, and lowly-placed Swindon Town provided few problems for our team.

We netted three goals in each half. Kevin Keen ended a combined move for the first on 18 minutes; seven minutes latel Paul Goddard volleyed the second; two minutes before half-time Keith McPherson made it 3-0 after a corner; it was 4-0 on the hour with Warren Donald scoring after a very good move was completed by Greg Campbell on 73 minutes; and as a finale Alan Dickens completed the rout with only three minutes left to play.

A good all-round performance, from which our recently-injured players emerged without further mishaps.

Upton Park

6 - 0 (Campbell, Dickens, Donald, Goddard, Keen, McPherson)

14 January 1984

Vaughan

Parris

Goyette

Allen

McPherson

Potts

Donald

Dickens

Goddard

Campbell

Keen

White Hart Lane

3 - 3 (Campbell, Dickens, Parris)

21 January 1984

Vaughan

Spiers

Parris

Allen

McPherson

Bonds

Skinner

Goddard

Campbell

Dickens

Goyette

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Campbell 2, West 2, Matthews, [og])

11 February 1984

Vaughan

Spiers

Goyette

Potts (Parr)

McPherson

Bonds

Parris

Keen

Campbell

West

Matthews

Upton Park

0 - 4

25 February 1984

McAlister

Spiers

Parris

Baker

McPherson

Skinner

Donald

West

Campbell

Brooking

Schiavi

Ardiles, Brazil. Brooke, Crooks, Hazard, Hughton, Price and Thomas, those were eight of the names among the Spurs XI which took the field for a 1 30 p.m. kick-off at Ihe Cheshunt training-ground on January 21 against the Hammers' Reserves in a Combination fixture.

Distinguished company in somewhat undistinguished surroundings, to oppose a side which included only four with First Team experience (Paul Allen, Billy Bonds, Alan Dickens and Paul Goddard). Our quartet aforementioned were continuing their recoveries from recent injuries, but skipper Billy was effusive in his praise of the manner in which the younger colleagues played to earn a 3-3 draw.

Indeed, it might well have ended in an against the-odds victory for the Hammers, as our team were three times in arrears at 0-1, 1-2 and 2-3 before levelling the score lor the third time in a match which was exciting to watch and a pleasure to play in — as far as we were concerned, anyway'

Greg Campbell. Alan Dickens and George Parris were our scorers; but to those already listed, we add the names of John Vaughan, Alan Spiers. Keith McPherson, Andy Skinner and Paul Goyette — they all deserve a mention!

The Combination fixture v Fulham was switched to our Chadwell Heath ground following a decision on the morning of the previous day. An inspection of the pitch at Upton Park made it apparent that it would be advisable to make the change, bearing in mind the possibility that there might be a replay of our FA Cup lie v Crystal Palace on the following Tuesday. As events turned out, it was a wise move.

The encounter at Chadwell Heath was a somewhat one-sided affair, as we recorded a six-nil victory over the Cottagers. The visitors kept us to a 2-0 margin at the interval, but were over-run during the second half, David Matthews had the "star" performance, netting a hat-trick (including a penalty]. Terry Baker, Kevin Keen and George Parris each contributed one goal to a good all-round performance by our squad.

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Our Reserves' spate of goal-scoring came to an abrupt conclusion when Watford's second-string visited Upton Park on Feb. 25. The Hornets' reserves emulated the performance of their seniors by winning on our pitch, but the score was even more convincing - a four-clear-goals margin.

It could have all been so different, as during the second minute we hit the bar, had the shot after the rebound cleared off the line and then hit the woodwork again with the follow-up. The visitors went ahead after 20 minutes and made it two up ten minutes later. A third defensive error sealed our fate before Watford netted their fourth goal

 

Our fixture v Norwich at Carrow Road on Feb. 29 was postponed at the request of the Canaries, due to their shortage of players and a mid-week commitment for a First Team friendly match.

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Campbell, Parris, Schiavi, Skinner)

3 March 1984

Vaughan

Parris

Goyette

Potts

McPherson

Skinner

Donald

Keen

Campbell

Dickens

Schiavi

Manor Road

3 - 0 (Campbell 2, Schiavi)

7 March 1984

McAlister

Potts

Parris

Donald

McPherson

Brush

Keen

Dickens

Campbell

Schiavi

Barnes

Eastville

3 - 1 (Parris, Pike, Skinner)

10 March 1984

Vaughan

Spiers

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Martin

Skinner

Schiavi

Campbell

Pike

Parris

The Dell

0 - 0

13 March 1984

McAlister

Parris

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Martin

Parr

Schiavi

Campbell

Dickens

Pike

Kenilworth Road

5 - 1 (Goddard 2, Campbell, Martin, Parris)

17 March 1984

McAlister

Potts

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Martin

Parris

Goddard

Campbell

Keen

Schiavi

Selhurst Park

3 - 0 (Whitton 2, Pike)

24 March 1984

McAlister

Potts

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Martin

Whitton

Schiavi

Campbell

Dickens

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Dickens)

27 March 1984

McAlister

Spiers

Brush

Parris

McPherson

Martin (Parr)

Whitton

Schiavi

Campbell

Dickens

Pike

Loftus Road

0 - 0

3 April 1984

McAlister

Parris

Goyette

Donald

Brush

Potts

Keen

Dickens

Campbell

Matthews

Barnes

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Campbell, Goddard)

7 April 1984

McAlister

Parris

Brush

Donald

Hilton

McPherson

Skinner

Goddard

Campbell

Dickens

Barnes

Upton Park

8 - 0 (Barnes 2 [1 pen], Goddard 2, Baker, Brush, Campbell, Goyette)

10 April 1984

Lake

Parris

Brush

Donald

Baker

Hilton

Goyette

Goddard

Campbell

Dickens

Barnes

The Valley

2 - 2 (Campbell, Parris)

17 April 1984

McAlister

Parris

Brush

Hilton

McPherson

Baker

Matthews (Parr)

Goddard

Campbell

Goyette

Schiavi

Upton Park

0 - 3

21 April 1984

McAlister

Lampard

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Baker

Parris

Goddard

Campbell

Goyette

Schiavi (Matthews)

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Goddard, Whitton)

28 April 1984

McAlister

Spiers

Lampard

Donald

McPherson

Brush

Whitton

Goddard

Campbell

Dickens

Schiavi

Stamford Bridge

2 - 1 (Campbell, Swindlehurst)

8 May 1984

McAlister

Parris

Lampard

Donald

McPherson

Pike

Dickens

Goddard

Swindlehurst

Campbell

Schiavi

The Den

2 - 2 (Potts, Schiavi)

21 May 1984

Overall

Spiers

Goyette

Matthews (West)

McPherson

Baker

Potts

Dickens

Campbell

Parris

Schiavi

The home game against Ipswich Town kicked-off an hour earlier than the First XI game at Portman Road By the time it was over the Blues had lost 0-4 and their seniors were already three down' An unhappy occasion for the Blues, but a morale-restoring victory for our second-string, whose goals were netted by Andy Skinner, George Parris, Greg Campbell and Mark Schiavi.

The mid-week engagement against Oxford United at the Manor Ground was a re-arranged game. It ended 3-0 in our favour, with Greg Campbell scoring twice and Mark Schiavi once against opponents who failed to meet the higher standards of their senior side which has been making a name for itself as cup-fighters and contenders for higher honours. Nevertheless, our performance was a convincing one.

Both Geoff Pike (stomach muscle operation) and Alvin Martin (cracked ribs after his motor accident) returned to competitive action in the match v Bristol Rovers at Eastville on March 10. They came through in a satisfactory manner, and Geoff tapped in our third goal after Mark Schiavi had beaten several opponents with a fine run. That was five minutes from time, Andy Skinner having made it 2-1 with a diving header after Warren Donald's corner-kick. The teams were level at half-time (1-1), George Parris converting Skinner's centre for our opening counter.

Martin and Pike also played against Southampton at The Dell on March 13 (that was originally a home game for us, but the Saints are now visiting us on April 21). The homesters included several experienced players, but we should have been ahead at half-time; we hit the bar in the tenth minute, and then missed several chances. The second half went more Southampton's way, but eventually we did well to take a point from a goalless draw.

The result of the match v Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on March 17 appeared in the press as 4-0 in our favour. Actually the correct score-line was 5-1, and it is a mystery why it was wrongly given as the Hatters had equalised our opening goal after the interval but before we netted our remaining quartet.

Another of our lengthy absentees — Paul Goddard — returned to the claret-and-blue strip on this occasion; he scored our second and fourth goals to make his mark on a game in which we showed high qualities. Greg Campbell made it 1 -0 at the interval; George Parris netted our third- counter and Alvin Martin got the fifth and final Hammers' tally.

The fixture on March 24 was against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. It was the fifth away game in succession for our second-string, but this latest 3-0 victory made it four wins and a draw from that quintet of matches "on the road".

The Glaziers did not offer much opposition against us, and after we opened the scoring there was little doubt about the Hammers securing the points. Steve Whitton made his re-appearance after injury and scored twice; Geoff Pike netted our other goal.

Our run came to a somewhat unexpected end three days later against Leicester City - and in a home game. We fielded a strong side (including some of our First Team squad returning from injury), but went one down before the interval through a defensive mistake. We sustained a further double reverse when firstly Alvin Martin was again injured in a collision, and then Leicester City scored a second goal. Alan Dickens netted for us five minutes before the end, but we could not again penetrate their defence.

Our match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on April 3 resulted in a goalless draw; it was incorrectly given in the press as 1-0 in favour of the Rangers. We deserved more than one point on the artificial surface, having the better of the exchanges. Four of our youngsters — Paul Goyette, Kevin Keen, David Matthews and Steve Potts were playing for the second time in less than 24 hours, having been in action on the previous evening for the Youth Team v. Watford; that underlined our continuing shortage of players due to injury.

In the home fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion at Upton Park we were twice in front at 1-0 and 2-1, but the Seagulls came from behind on both occasions to gain a point with a 2-2 draw. Paul Goddard put us into a half-time lead, but the visitors equalised from the penalty-spot before Greg Campbell netted the Hammers' second. Paul Hilton re-appeared after his spell of absence through injury.

It was "slaughter in the afternoon" when Reading Reserves visited us at Upton Park on Tuesday 10 April. The Biscuitmen had already conceded 104 goals in 31 Combination fixtures this season, and we increased the average by knocking in eight without reply. The scoring details are sufficient to describe the match; we led three-nil at half time; Paul Goddard and Bobby Barnes netted two apiece (one of Bobby's was a penalty conversion), and it was one each to Terry Baker, Paul Brush, Greg Campbell and Paul Goyette.

Matches previously postponed for various reasons have been re-arranged during recent weeks, and these have provided our Reserves with a busy time.

We had a "new" date with Norwich City at somewhat short notice on April 14, and did well to defeat the Canaries in an away fixture. The only goal was scored in the second half by George Parris, who has been showing good form during our series of successes over the past few matches. We had earlier missed a penalty-kick, and if that had been converted our task during the remainder of the game might have been easier.

There was another away fixture for our second-string on April 17. This time the opposition was provided by Charlton Athletic. The South Londoners went ahead, but then George Parris again put his name on the score-sheet for the Hamemrs to bring us back to level terms. We took the lead before half-time with a great 20-yard free-kick by Greg Campbell, but the homesters equalised after the interval to force a 2-2 draw.

The fixture against Southampton at Upton Park on Saturday 21 April was another re-arranged engagement. It was a story of missed chances by our attackers and "giveaway" goals at the other end. After being a couple of goals in arrears at half-time we lost a disappointing game by 0-3.

We opposed this season's potential champions - Arsenal at Upton Park where The Gunners scored first, but Steve Whitton equalised with a 25-yard shot before the interval. We went ahead when Paul Goddard made a through run to round the 'keeper during the second half, but Arsenal came back to level the final count at two each, Overall it was a fair result to an interesting duel.

 

We have decided to play our remaining home fixture (v Swansea City) at our Chadwell Heath training ground at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 10 May.

The awy fixture with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge produced a welcome win, we went two up before half-time; Dave Swindlehurst headed in a flicked-on corner-kick for the first, then Greg Campbell beat the offside trap and rounded the 'keeper for the second. Swindlehurst and Alan Dickens were foiled by goal-line clearances in the second half, and overall we were well on top.

The re-arranged fixture v Swansea City at Chadwell Heath on Thursday was a runaway affair of 10 goals (five in each half). We scored four prior to the interval before the Swans converted a penalty; the second session took the count to 9-1 in our favour at the end of a game that was a personal success for Greg Campbell. He netted the first two, then our fourth, seventh and ninth to make it five against his name. Four other players contributed one apiece: Mark Schiavi (the third), David Matthews (the fifth, soon after he went on as sub at half-time), Alan Dickens (the sixth) and Warren Donald (the eighth).

1983-84 Football Combination