A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1985-86 Friendlies

WIMBLEDON

85_07_31 Wimbledon v. WHU

Plough Lane

2 - 4 (Swindlehurst, Goddard)

31 July 1985

Parkes

Stewart

Walford (Potts)

Orr

Martin

Gale

Dickens (Parris)

McAvennie

Swindlehurst (Goddard)

Cottee

Barnes (Devonshire)

 

HERNE BAY

Winch's Field

1 - 0 (McMenemy)

31 July 1985

Lake

Spiers

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Hilton

Keen

Whitton

McMenemy

Campbell

Parr

 

85_07_31 Herne Bay v. WHU

BRISTOL ROVERS

Eastville

5 - 1 (Cottee 3, Goddard 2)

2 August 1985

Pakes (Vaughan)

Stewart

Parris

Martin

Gale

Dickens (Keen)

McAvennie

Orr

Devonshire

Cottee

Goddard

 

 

85_08_02 Bristol Rovers v. WHU 85_08_03 Letchworth Garden City v. WHU

LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY

Baldock Road Ground

4 - 0 (Campbell 2, Hilton, Whitton)

3 August 1985

Lake

Spiers

Brush

Donald

McPherson

Hilton

Keen

Whitton

McMenemy

Campbell

Parr

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

Selhurst Park

1 - 2 (Campbell)

6 August 1985

Parkes (Vaughan)

Stewart

Parris (Walford)

Gale

Martin

Devonshire

Dickens (Barnes)

McAvennie

Goddard (Campbell)

Cottee

Orr

 

 

85_08_06 Crystal Palace v. WHU

RAINHAM TOWN

Deri Park

2 - 0 (Barnes, McMenemy)

7 August 1985

McAlister, Spiers, Brush, Keen, McPherson, Potts, Donald, Campbell (Dolan), Parr, McMenemy, Barnes (Mayes)

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

CAMBRIDGE UNITED

Abbey Stadium

3 - 0 (Devonshire, Cottee, McAvennie)

9 August 1985

McAlister

Stewart (Potts)

Walford

Gale

Martin

Devonshire (Parris)

Dickens (Donald)

McAvennie

Gooddard (Campbell)

Cottee

Orr

 

 

 

85_08_10 East Ham United v. WHU 85_08_09 Cambridge United v. WHU

EAST HAM UNITED

Savage Gardens

5 - 0 (Dolan 2, Keen, McMenemy, Whitton)

10 August 1985

Vaughan (Bracey)

Spiers

Brush

Keen

McPherson

Walker

Ince (Mayes)

Whitton

McMenemy

Slater (Dolan)

Parr

IPSWICH TOWN : President's Cup

Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (Dolan)

10 August 1985

Lake

Walker

Strain

Ince

Morrell

Humphries

Dutton (Harwood)

Livett

Dolan

Slater

Mayes

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

ORIENT

Leyton Stadium

1 - 3 (McAvennie)

11 August 1985

McAlister

Stewart

Walford (Brush)

Donald (Keen)

Martin (McPherson)

Gale (Potts)

Parris

McAvennie

Goddard

Cottee

Orr

85_08_11 Orient v. WHU 85_08_13 Clapton v. WHU Lee Rackett

CLAPTON : Lee Rackett Memorial Trophy

Old Spotted Dog Ground

3 - 1 (Campbell 2, Barnes)

13 August 1985

ABRIDGE CRICKET CLUB : Cricket Match

The John Lockwood Ground

1 September 1985

85_09_01 Abridge Cricket Club v. WHU 85_10_15 Tiptree v. WHU

TIPTREE CHARITY CUP XI : Celebration Match

Chapel Road

4 - 0 (McMenemy 2, Slater, Campbell)

15 October 1985

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Derek Hales Testimonial

Selhurst Park

3 - 5 (Stewart, Keen, Brooking)

9 May 1986

86_05_09 Charlton Athletic v. WHU Hales 86_05_12 WHU v. Tottemham Hotspur Ampofo Test

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Gerhardt Ampofo Benefit Match

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Cottee 2, Robson S., Mabbutt [og])

12 May 1986

Our pre-season friendlies comprised five games each for the First Team and Reserves.

 

The  opening  fixture for the seniors was at Plough  Lane v. Wimbledon on July 31. The Dons opened   the   score   and    Dave Swindlehurst put us level prior to the interval. The home side added two in the early stages of the second half, but we tightened our tactics and Paul Goddard (who had replaced Swindlehurst)  netted our second counter. A late goal from Wimbledon made the final count 2-4 against us.

Two days later we had a far better result, winning 5-1 against Bristol Rovers at Eastville. Tony Cottee scored twice before the interval; he completed his hat-trick from a free-kick during the second half. A goal by Paul Goddard was interspersed between Tony's second and third for our team to build up a 4-0 lead, but Rovers netted a consolation counter before Goddard added to his tally. Overall a useful performance, with Alan Devonshire playing a full 90-minutes.

The match v Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on August 6 was a little disappointing. Palace scored one in each half, but we had already missed several chances of keeping in contention before substitute Greg Campbell reduced our arears. The closing score was a 2-1 win for the South Londoners. We used four second-half substitutes.

On the following Friday evening (Aug 9) we were back in scoring form, netting three against Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium. Frank McAvennie, was one of our scorers, Alan Devonshire and Tony Cottee adding to our new player's success. The Hammers' defence held firm and the home side was held to a blank score-line for our 3-0 victory.

We had a Sunday engagement two days afterwards, visiting Orient at Leyton. Frank McAvennie was again on the mark, heading in from around 15 yards after 20 minutes play.

The O's levelled it some three minutes later through John Cornwell. Orient continued their recovery after the interval, and Shaun Brooks scored twice; his first was in the 57th minute and his second from the penalty-spot eight minutes after that. So our near-neighbours ended as 3-1 victors.

Our Reserves' opening engagement was at Herne Bay on 31 July. This is the Kent club's Centenary Year, and our visit was included as part of their celebrations. Overall we had much the better of the exchanges, but the homesters held us to one goal, scored by Paul McMenemy during the second half. It was noteworthy that we did not use a substitute.

 

Letchworth Garden City provided us with opposition on August 3, but the Isthmian League side found the Hammers far too strong. Greg Campbell scored twice, Paul Hilton and Steve Whitton one a piece in our 4-0 victory.

 

Rainham Town's Deri Park ground has been renovated during the summer, and our visit there on August 7 was a pleasant  one.  Paul   Greg Campbell scored McMenemy got our first-half goal and Bobby Barnes made it 2-0 after the interval.

The second-string squad recorded its fourth successive victory in a five-nil win against East Ham United at Savage Gardens on August 10. Four of our players were making their second appearance of the day, having appeared for the Youth Team in the morning. Eamonn Dolan had netted one goal in the morning, and completed a delayed hat-trick with a couple against our local rivals. Kevin Keen, Paul McMenemy and Steve Whitton each scored once to make up our five.

 

The President's Cup of the South East Counties League is competed for by the previous season's champions and the Senior Cup winners. We qualified as champions, but as Tottenham Hotspur were unable to fulfil the fixture the Spur's place was taken by runners-up Ipswich Town.

 

The match was played at Chadwell Heath last Saturday week (Aug. 10), and after a goalless first half Eamonn Dolan scored the only goal of a game which was always interesting, despite weather conditions which were not helpful to the occasion.

 

Paul Ince receives the President's Cup from Mr. Bill Rush

INCE Paul receives the Presidents Cup Season 1985-86 1984-85 Friendlies 1986-87 Friendlies

Bracey

Spiers

Strain

Parr

McPherson

Hilton

Donald

Ince

McMenemy

Campbell

Barnes (Mayes)

Tony Cottee signed off the season in spectacular style as Hammers blasted a five goal barrage against

their North London rivals in a testimonial game for Ampofo at Upton Park.

Cottee's spectacular effort just six minutes from the final whistle was a great ending to a memorable season as Hammers with guest players Paul  Davis, Stewart Robson and Derek Hales sank Spurs.

Robson 7 minutes opened the scoring then Clive Allen 3 minutes later equalising for Totttenham, and the teams turned around level terms. However Cottee 46minutes, Mabbutt (own goal) and Robson put the Hammers in control.

A crowd of 14,127 raised an estimated £12,000 for Ampofo, an outstanding prospect at Upton Park before Injury tragically ended his career.