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1989-90 Friendlies

Devonshire Alan Testimonial

GIRONDINS BORDEAUX (France)

Stade Chaban Delmas

1 - 2 (Kelly D.)

15 July 1989

SORRY NO IMAGE

BISHOP'S STORTFORD

George Wilson Stadium

5 - 0 (Dolan 2, Brady [pen], Ince, Kelly D.)

22 July 1989

89_07_22 Bishops Stortford v. WHU

STEVENAGE BOROUGH

Stevenage Stadium

4 - 3 (McAvennie 3, Kelly P.)

22 July 1989

KIRUNA FF (Sweden)

Lavangen Stadion

1 - 1 (Dicks)

25 July 1989

SLUG Programme

Tour of Scandinavia

25 - 30 July 1989

KIRKENES IF : Norway Division 2 Select (Norway)

Sandnes Gressbane

2 - 0 (Martin, Ward)

27 July 1989

FAUSKE SPRINT (Norway)

Fauske Stadion

7 - 0 (Dolan 2, McAvennie 2, Keen, Strodder, Ward)

28 July 1989

DOVER ATHLETIC

Crabble

1 - 1 (King)

25 July 1989

Att: 1,701

BASILDON UNITED

Gardiners Close

0 - 5

29 July 1989

FINNSNES IDRETTSLAG (Norway)

Finnsnes Stadion

8 - 0 (McAvennie 2, Parris 2, Ward 2, Dicks, Martin)

30 July 1989

GILLINGHAM

Priestfield Stadium

4 - 1 (Dicks 2, Brady, Ward)

2 August 1989

ASHFORD TOWN

The Homelands

3 - 2 (Ince 2, Dolan)

3 August 1989

89_07_22 Stevenage Borough v. WHU 89_07_25 Kiruna v. WHU 89_07_28 Fauske v. WHU 89_07_27 Kirkenes v. WHU 89_07_30 Finnsnes IL v. WHU Friendly 89_07_25 Dover Athletic v. WHU 89_07_29 Basildon United v. WHU 89_08_02 Gillingham v. WHU Friendly

ALDERSHOT TOWN

Recreation Ground

3 - 1 (Gale, Martin, Parris)

5 August 1989

89_08_05 Aldershot v. WHU Friendly 89_08_05 Sittingbourne v. WHU

SITTINGBOURNE

Bull Ground

3 - 1 (Beard 2, Livett)

5 August 1989

SWINDON TOWN : Andy Rowland Testimonial

County Ground

1 - 1 (Ince)

8 August 1989

SLUG Programme

Deventer Youth Tournament : Netherlands

18 - 20 May 1990

89_08_08 Swindon Town v. WHU Rowland Test

Parkes, Potts, Dicks, Gale, Martin (McQueen), Strodder, Parris, Kelly D. (Slater), Dolan (McAvennie), Brady (Keen), Ince

 

McKnight

Potts

Strodder

Purdie (Marquis)

Parris

Ince (Hancock)

Devonshire (Clarke)

Brady (Beard)

King

Dolan

Kelly D.

 

Parkes

Padington

McQueen

Gale

Dicks

Kelly P.

Ward (Rush)

Slater

McAvennie

Livett

Keen

 

 

McKnight

Potts

Dicks (McQueen)

Gale

Martin

Strodder

Ward (Kelly D.)

Keen

McAvennie

Parris

Slater (Dolan)

 

Parkes

Parris

Dicks (Potts)

Gale

Martin (Strodder)

Livett

Ward

Keen (McQueen)

McAvennie

Dolan (Kelly D.)

Slater

Parkes (McKnight)

Potts

Dicks

Gale

Martin

Strodder

Ward

Keen

McAvennie

Parris

Slater

 

 

McKnight

Potts

McQueen

Keen (Gale)

Martin

Strodder (Livett)

Ward

Dolan (McAvennie)

Kelly D.

Parris

Dicks (Slater)

 

Banks

Paddington

Marquis

Hancock

Pearson

Kelly P.

Beard

Ingram

King

Douglas

Butner

 

Playing subs: Clarke, Heffer

 

Banks

Paddington

Marquis

Hancock (Gibbons)

Richardson

Rush

Kelly P.

Beard (Macari)

King

Douglas

Clarke

 

Cover shows 1988-89 Season

McKnight

Potts

Dicks

Gale

Strodder

Brady (Kelly D.)

Ward

Slater

McAvennie (Hanrahan)

ParrisKeen

 

89_08_03 Ashford Town v. WHU

Banks

Kelly P. (Hancock)

Marquis

Ince

Samuel

McQueen

Kelly D.

Hanrahan

Dolan (Livett)

Brady (Devonshire)

Douglas

 

Parkes

Potts

Dicks

Gale

Martin (Kelly D.)

Brady

Keen

Slater

Ward

Parris

Ince

 

McKnight

Kelly P.

McQueen

Reed

Strodder

Devonshire

King

Hanrahan

Dolan

Ingram (Beard)

Livett

 

PURFLEET

Ship Lane

5 - 1 (Douglas 2, Kelly D., King, Marquis)

9 August 1989

89_08_09 Purfleet v. WHU 89_08_12 Harrow Borough v. WHU Friendly

McKnight

Padington (Hancock)

Marquis

Reed

Purdie

McQueen

Rush (Macari)

Livett

King (Dolan)

Kelly D.

Hanrahan (Douglas)

 

HARROW BOROUGH

Earlsmead

1 - 3 (Hanrahan)

12 August 1989

McKnight

Padington

McQuuen

Purdie (King)

Reed

Livett

Ingram

Rush

Douglas

Dolan

Hanrahan

 

CRYSTAL PALACE : Alan Devonshire Testimonial

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Devonshire, McAvennie, Ward)

13 August 1989

Parkes (McKnight)

Parris

Dicks

Gale

Martin

Devonshire

Ward

McAvennie

Slater

Keen

Ince

 

Playing subs: Potts, Strodder,

Brady, Kelly D., Bonds

89_08_13 WHU v. Crystal Palace Devonshire Test 89_08_13 WHU v. Crystal Palace Devonshire Test TS 89_08_15 Slough Town v. WHU

SLOUGH TOWN

Wexham Park Stadium

3 - 1 (Dolan, Kelly D., Livett)

15 August 1989

McKnight

Potts

Parris

Brady (King)

Strodder

Dicks (Purdie)

Ingram

Livett

Dolan

Kelly D.

McQueen

 

MUNSTER SELECT : Opening of Floodlights

Priory Park, Limerick

1 - 0 (Slater)

13 November 1989

McKnight

Parris

McQueen

Gale

Foster

Devonshire (Dicks)

Keen

Brady

Ward (Allen)

Kelly D.

Dolan (Slater)

 

89_11_13 Munster v. WHU Friendly 90_04_26 Pagham v. WHU InternationalXI Friendly

PAGHAM v. INTERNATIONAL XI : Phil Parkes Testimonial Year

Away

? - ?

26 April 1990

90_05_13 Corringham Cosmos v.WHU Friendly 90_05_20 Bonds v.Brooking Friendly

CORRINGHAM COSMOS : Danny Britton Testimonial

Rookery Hill, East Thurrock United FC

? - ?

13 May 1990

BILLY BONDS XI v. TREVOR BROOKING XI : Celebrity Football Match

Star Lane Playing Fields

? - ?

20 May 1990

90_05_18 Daventria Tournament Results 90_05_18 Eagles v. WHU Daventria Tournament 90_05_18 Daventria Tournament newspaper

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

18 May 1990

1 - 0 (Clarke)

GO AHEAD EAGLES (Netherlands) Pool A

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

19 May 1990

1 - 0 (Beard)

ARMENIA BIELFELD (West Germany) Pool A

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

19 May 1990

0 - 1

BRONDBY (Denmark) Pool A

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

20 May 1990

2 - 2 (Clarke 2)

DWS AMSTERDAM (Netherlands) Pool A

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

20 May 1990

0 - 2

PISA (Italy) Pool A

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

20 May 1990

3 - 2 (Hancock 2, Clarke)

TURKSE Medelanders (Netherlands) 4th Pool A v. 4th Pool B

89_08_13 WHU v. Crystal Palace Devonshire 2 Season 1989-90 1988-89 Friendlies 1990-91 Friendlies

The tour opened with a match against Swedish part-timers Kiruna FF at Laveggen. Hammers led at half-time after Julian Dicks, meeting a header away from a free-kick, volleyed a super 20 yarder on 9 minutes.

The Hammers had to withstand second half pressure by the Swedish Second Division leaders.

The Scandinavians equalised after 70 minutes when Roger Wikstrom got clear of the West Ham defence to score and it took a brilliant tip over by keeper Allen McKnight to prevent the Swedes winning.

It was an eventful night for Dicks, who was booked after a flare-up on the hour and substituted seven minutes later.

 

The next match was against Fauske Sprint, who topped the Norwegian Third Division, but prived a canter doe West Ham who, four up at the break, ran out 7-0 winners. Eamonn Dolan netted twice in the first 34 minutes and then Frank McAvennie, who also scored twice. The other goals came from Kevin Keen, Mark Ward and Gary Strodder.

Paul Ince booed by the West Ham fans at Aldershot on Saturday, put himself right back in favour last night by scoring in this testimonial for Swindon's Andy Rowland.

The £2 million rated midfielder, who angered the Upton Park fans by being pictured in a Manchester United shirt, showed some delightful touches and scored with a well-placed shot in the 51st minute.

Hammers boss Lou Macari, returning to the club he took from the Fourth to the Second Division, was given a standing ovation.

Ossie Ardiles, who-took over from Macari at Swindon, appeared as a substitute in the 67th minute.

He produced a superb-pass which led to Steve White driving a shot inches wide of Phil Parkes' left-hand post. In the last minute Duncan Shearer equalised for Swindon.

Frank McAveimic, who failed to score after last season's £1.25niillion return to Upton Park, rifled a hat-trick in the 4-3 win by a West Ham XI at Stevenage.

And two of his challengers for a first-team place, David Kelly and Eamonn Dolan, both netted as another West Ham squad hammered Bishops Stortford 5-0 the same day.

Stevetiiige look the lead but two McAvennie goals sent Hammers in ahead. After the interval Stevenage levelled.

McAvennie completed a hat-trick and Paul Kelly also scored to put the visitors two up before Stevenage got a late third.

Stuart Slater had another outstanding game, setting up two of the goals wiih cut-back passes.

At Bishops Siortford Hammers went ahead with a Liam Brady penalty - but Alan Mcknight preserved the lead with a stunning one-on-one save before the visitors put the issue beyond argumemt with two more before half-time, to which they added a further brace after the interval.

Another fine McKnight save ensured a clean sheet.

West Ham's Republic of Ireland under 21 striker Eamonn Dolan netted twice and David Kelly and Paul Ince one apiece ... the latter with a superb 25 yards free-kick.

Parkes

Potts

Dicks

Parris (Brady)

Martin

Gale

Ward

Slater

Keen

Strodder

Ince

Banks, Padington, Horlock, Hancock, Marquis, Pearson, Rush, Heffer, Macari, Livett, Clarke

Banks, Padington, Horlock, Hancock, Marquis, Pearson, Rush (Heffer), Beard, Macari, Livett, Clarke

 

Banks, Reed, Horlock, Hancock, Marquis, Pearson, Rush, Beard (Macari), Heffer, Livett, Clarke

 

Banks, Padington, Horlock, Hancock, Reed, Pearson, Macari, Rush, Heffer, Livett, Clarke

 

Banks, Padington, Reed, Hancock, Marquis, Pearson, Macari, Beard, Heffer, Livett, Rush (Clarke)

 

Banks, Padington, Horlock, Hancock, Marquis, Pearson, Macari, Beard, Heffer, Livett, Clarke

 

A crowd of 1,701 saw Rogers open the scoring for Dover on 30 minutes, with Adam King equalising a minute later.

Two down at half-time the Hammers second-string slumped to a 5-0 loss. Nigel Jeyes grabbed a hat-trick. Hammer to be Steve Jones was an unused substitute for Basildon United.

Defender Julian Dicks had an eventful outing in Hammers’ 4-1 friendly win at Gillingham. He netted twice as West Ham went 4-0 up and then adjudged to have given away a penalty which provided the home team with a late reply, Mark Ward and Liam Brady were West Ham’s other scorers.

West Ham kept up their unbeaten pre-season sequence with a comfortable win at Aldershot, despite lacking injured striker Frank McAvennie and Leroy Rosenior. They took a 10th minute lead when skipper Alvin Martin headed home a Kevin Keen corner. Twenty minutes later Liam Brady’s perfect through ball left George Parris one-on-one with the goalkeeper and he scored with a well-executed chip shot. On the hour Martin and Stuart Slater combined to charge down an Aldershot clearance from a corner, and Tony Gale rocketed a third into the top corner from 12 yards. Aldershot replied in the last minute through ex-Hammer Glen Burvill.

West Ham United embarked on a gruelling four-match tour of Sweden and Norway which had involved them in eleven flights in a week and included a spell in a chilly, rain-swept Arctic Circle. Manager Lou Macari admitted later the schedule had been more exchausting than expected, the opposition hardly strong enough to provide serious tests, and playing conditions far from ideal.

 

 

In their second game the Hammers faced a Norwegian Second Division Select eleven at Kirkens. Mark Ward gave them an interval lead with a well-taken goal, and skipper Alvin Martin headed another in the second period. The tourists had enough chances to have doubled the score.

 

The final match, against Finnnes at Lenvik, was an equal romp for West Ham who won 8-0 after leading 5-0 at the break. Frank McAvennie, George Parris and Mark Ward each scored twice and Julian Dicks and Alvin Martin netted one apiece.

 

 

Footnote:

Norwegian policeman John Konstad the 25-year-old goalkeeper who starred against West Ham in their 2-0 win over a Norwegian Division Two Select side, is to have a trial period with Hammers.

 

Needless to say Konstad failed to impress in his trial and returned to Norway to resume his day job.

There was a 7,500 attendance for the match on Monday evening. It was partially marred by fog, which alternately appeared and disappeared.

However, the game went on, and a second-half goal by Stuart Slater gave us a one-nil victory.

The Hammers' team (including subs) was: McKnight, Parris, McQueen, Gale, Foster, Devonshire (Dicks 70), Keen, Brady, Ward (Allen 10), Kelly (D), Dolan (Slater 46). There was a fair sprinkling of Irishmen in the side!

The Lord Mayor came to our dressing-room to convey his congratulations, and on the following morning came to give our party a "good will send-off".

On arrival at Shannon Airport there were obvious problems. Fog had grounded all aircraft, and there was actually no point in booking in as take-off was impossible on Tuesday.

So. . . off to find a hotel for the night! Accommodation was a problem, but eventually surmounted.

By Wednesday morning weather conditions had improved, and the group arrived back at Luton around 2.30 that afternoon. Despite the end-problems, it was obvious that another memorable trip had been added to the Club's history.

We received an invitation to play a Munster Select XI at Limerick in the Republic of Ireland on Monday November 13, and, having accepted it, were assured of a very cordial reception. In some respects it turned out to be rather more eventful than anticipated. Our party of 22 personnel flew out from Luton Airport on the Sunday, landing at Shannon Airport on the West Coast.

 

The party were met by the Lord Mayor of Limerick and other civic dignitaries and soccer officials, and from thence onwards met with friendly hospitality that impressed everybody in the Hammers' party. There was a coach journey to Limerick, where the party were booked into a hotel for a two-night stay. A Mayor's Reception at the Civic Centre was the first stop on Monday morning, followed by a visit to Golden Vale Dairies and an industrial complex.