A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1990-91 Friendlies

CHELMSFORD CITY

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New Writtle Street

2 - 2 (McAvennie 2)

2 August 1990

Miklosko (McKnight)

Potts (Parris)

Dicks

Strodder

Martin

Rush

Clarke (Keen)

McAvennie

Morley (Quinn)

Livett (Clarke)  came back on 75mins

Bishop

 

GRAYS ATHLETIC

The Recreation Ground

0 - 0

24 August 1990

Miklosko (McKnight)

Potts

Dicks

Strodder (White)

Martin

Keen

Allen

McAvennie

Morley (Clarke)

Quinn

Bishop

 

STEVENAGE BOROUGH

Stevenage Stadium

2 - 7 (Beard, Livett)

4 August 1990

Banks

Paddington

Horlock

Basham

Marquis

Heffer

Lowe (Miller)

Rush (Comerford)

Whitmarsh (Richards)

Livett

Beard

 

HARROW BOROUGH

Earlsmead

9 - 1 (Quinn 3, Allen 2, McAvennie 2, Dicks, og)

7 August 1990

Miklosko

Paris

Dicks

Horlock

Martin

Keen

Bishop

McAvennie

Allen

Morley

Quinn

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ENFIELD

The Stadium

1 - 2 ([og])

9 August 1990

McKnight

Potts

Horlock

Marquis

Foster

Kelly (Hancock)

Rush

Livett

Macari

Clarke (Matsuyama)

Beard

 

SOUTHEND UNITED

Roots Hall

3 - 2 (Morley 2, Dicks)

10 August 1990

Miklosko

Potts

Dicks

Foster

Martin (Parris)

Keen

Bishop

McAvennie

Allen

Morley

Quinn

PURFLEET

Ship Lane

1 - 1 Macari

11 August 1990

McKnight

Padington (Heffer)

Horlock

Hancock

Marquis

Reed

Livett

Parris

Kelly (Harriott)

Beard

Macari

 

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GILLINGHAM

Priestfield Stadium

4 - 1 (McAvennie 3, Quinn)

14 August 1990

Miklosko

Potts

Dicks

Foster

Martin

Keen

Allen

Bishop

McAvennie

Quinn

Morley

 

 

 

 

GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET

Stonebridge Road

3 - 1 (Macari 2, Matsuyama)

14 August 1990

Banks (Shirnu)

Reed

Marquis (Matsuyama)

Harriott

Hancock

Parris

Livett

McQueen

Slater

Rosenior

Beard

 

 

CHESHUNT

Cheshunt Stadium

4 - 0 (Rosenior 2, Clarke, Slater)

16 August 1990

McKnight, Padington, Horlock, Parris (Heffer), Basham (Reed), Harriott, Clarke, Slater, Rosenior, Livett (Matsuyama), Macari (Beard)

 

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Ray Clemence Testimonial

White Hart Lane

1 - 4 (Livett)

17 August 1990

Miklosko (McKnight)

Potts

Dicks (Parris)

Foster

Martin (Clarke)

Keen (Slater)

Bishop

McAvennie (Matsuyama)

Quinn

Brooking (Livett)

Morley

 

HISTON

Bridge Road

3 - 3 (Beard, Clarke, Livett)

18 August 1990

Banks

Padington

Comerford

Kelly (Heffer)

Basham (Marquis)

Harriott

Rush

Clarke

Macari

Slater

Livett (Beard)

 

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IPSWICH TOWN : Phil Parkes Testimonial

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Quinn)

19 August 1990

Att: 8,733

Parkes (Miklosko)

Potts (Bonds)

Dicks (Parris)

Stewart

Foster

Keen (Clarke)

Bishop (Hilton)

McAvennie

Quinn

Livett (Brooking)

Morley (Slater)

 

 

 

CLAPTON

Spotted Dog Ground

6 - 0 (Macari 3, Clarke, Paddington [pen], Stewart [pen])

21 August 1990

McKnight

Padington

McQueen

Stewart

Marquis

Matsuyama

Rush

Kelly (Heffer)

Macari (Reed)

Clarke

Horlock (Blake)

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Billy Bonds Testimonial

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Bishop, Bonds, Breacker, Morley)

12 November 1990

Att: 10,443

Parkes (Banks)

Breacker

Parris

Foster

Martin

Keen

Bishop

Devonshire

Bonds

McAvennie

Morley

 

Playing subs: Livett, Potts,

Lampard, Rush, Quinn

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BARKINGSIDE : Opening of Lights

Oakside

1 - 1 (Quinn)

25 February 1991

CRYSTAL PALACE : Paul Hilton Testimonial

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Hilton, Kula, McAvennie)

13 May 1991

Att: 4,437

Miklosko

Breacker

Potts

Gale

Hilton (Bishop)

Hughton (Allen)

Keen

McAvennie

Rosenior (Dowie)

Kula (Morley)

Slater

 

 

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Deventer Youth Tournament : Netherlands

24 - 26 May 1991

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

25 May 1991

1 - 2 (Miller)

FC VOLENDAM (Netherlands) Pool A

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4 page programme

4 page Fixture list and score sheet

Small, Padington, Horlock, Harriott, Marquis, Williamson, Lowe (Canham), Holland, Clarke S., Miller, Comerford

 

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

25 May 1991

1 - 1 (Clarke)

GO AHEAD EAGLES (Netherlands) Pool A

Small, Padington, Horlock, Marquis, Purdie, Williamson, White, Holland, Clarke S., Miller, Comerford

 

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

25 May 1991

0 - 1

SK BEVEREN (Belgium) Pool A

Small, Padington, Horlock, Marquis, Purdie, Williamson (Canham), White (Lowe), Holland, Clarke S., Miller, Comerford

 

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

25 May 1991

2 - 0 (Comerford, Clarke S.)

DWS AMSTERDAM (Netherlands) Pool A

Small, Padington, Horlock, Harriott, Purdie, Williamson, White (Canham), Holland, Clarke S., Miller, Comerford

 

Sportcomplex Keizerslanden

25th May 1991

3 - 0 (Paddington 2, Comerford)

ARMENIA BIELFELD (Germany) 7th - 8th Play-off

Small, Padington, Horlock, Harriott, Purdie, Williamson, White, Holland, Clarke S., Miller (Canham), Comerford (Clark T.)

 

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Sharp-shooter Trevor Morley saw the Hammers scrape home after a tough test from Third Division Southend United. Morley struck twice in the second half with a close-range shot and fierce header after 65 and 70 minutes to open up a decisive 3-1 lead. But early on it was Southend who posed most threats against a Hammers defence rescued time and again by powerhouse Julian Dicks. Southend went in front after 13 minutes, when new striker Brett Angel! headed in at the far post. Dicks equalised from the penalty spot seven minutes later, but it was West Ham who looked most grateful for the half-time breather. Morlev's neat finishing and the speed and imagination of Kevin Keen on the right then helped the Hammers take control of the game. Angell pulled a goal back for Southcnd.

Frank McAvennie the Scottish striker anxious to prove that his career has a bright future as well as a high priced past, rammed a three goal warning as he helped Hammers to a 4-1 warm up win at Gillingham. McAvennie looked sharp enough at Gillingham powering  the  first goal  after  five  minutes from 20 yards when the ball was nodded back by Martin Allen. He added the second just five minutes later heading home a free kick from Keen. Hammers looked the better side for most of the game but Gillingham threatened a fight back as Steve Lovell opened their account after 65 minutes. However within three minutes McAvennie hammered No 3 after Julian Dicks had opened the Gills defence. More pressure from the Hammers saw Morley bring great saves from 'keeper Harvey Lim but they completed their tally four mintues from the final whistle. In form Dicks again made the opening for Jimmt Quinn to hit the target from 25 yards.

FLOODLIGHT FIRST

At the request of Barkingside FC, we sent a team of mixed strength - mainly Reserves - to play at their Oakside ground on Monday 25th February.

The match was to mark the inauguration of their new floodlights, and they made an early celebration with a first half goal. However, Jimmy Quinn put the Hammers' squad on level terms prior to the interval, and the concluding 1-1 draw left everyone involved happy at the end of the evening.

Ship Lane

2 - 2 (Reeve, Richards [pen])

11 August 1990

Reeves

Williamson

Harriott

White

Comerford

Lowe

Heffer

Canham

Miller (Brunning)

Richards

Reeve

 

Our second match on the same evening sent another squad into Kent for a meeting with Southern Leaguers, Gravesend. The starting line-up included several making their first appearance in pre-season games; all came safely through the test, although Robson sustained a broken nose in a goalmouth collision following a corner-kick. The home side took the lead after a goalless first half, but two from Macari and one by Matsu made the final count 3-1 to us. The two Japanese players are here for three months, and have made promising debuts.

The playmg-surface posed some problems for both teams, but our XI made the best of it to net three goals before the interval. We made four  second-half changes,  and  maintained  superiority  over  the Spartan Leaguers.

This Testimonial for Spurs' 'keeper Ray Clemence drew around 17,000 spectators to the North London Ground. Lineker gave his side a half-time lead through a 38th-mJnute penalty, but Simon Livett making his senior debut equalised eight minutes after the interval. Spurs then took control, Lineker (62), Gascoigne (65) and Xayim (77) adding further goals. Thorstvedt then saved a penalty. We hit an upright with the score at 2-1.

The Jewson (Eastern Counties) League club took a two-nil lead, but the Hammers drew level before the change-over. Histon made it 3-2 in their favour, but the match ended on level terms as we scored again. Our young XI did well.

The weather was overcast and showers threatened 'to rain on Phil Parkes' Parade', but 8,733 turned up to support the popular goalkeeper's Testimonial. An entertaining afternoon of soccer with several ex-Hammers returning to support their former colleague; they included Bobby Barnes, Alan Devonshire, Frank Lampard and Geoff Pike among the Ipswich subs, as well as 'Bonzo', Trevor Brooking and youth coach Paul Hilton on our side . . . and Ray Stewart was back in action! Quinn scored for us in the 14th minute and the Town levelled the count five minutes from time through Jason Dozzell.

Our squad had only a short distance to travel for the 14th and concluding match of our official pre-season fixtures along Upton Lane to the Spotted Dog Ground to meet Clapton FC of the Vauxhall League. Macan's hat-trick was the main feature of the first half. The Hammers continued to dominate after the interval, the final count including two penalty conversions. One of the second-half subs was tnahst Tony Blake from Ireland.

The Beazer League side led by the odd goal in three at the interval, and retained the advantage for all hut the last minute of the game when McAvennie shot the equaliser; it was the Scot's second of the match following a first-half header-

This match was to celebrate the Centenary of Grays Football Club. The Essex club finished 6th last season in the Vauxhall League. Jimmy Quinn hit an upright early on, but the home defence generally kept our strikers confined to long-range shots,

Previous meetings with the Vauxhall (Div. II) Club during the last two seasons produced 6-0 and 4-3 wins for the Hammers. However, the Borough made up for it on this occasion, and were convincing winners against a team mainly composed of young pros and youth squad members.

Ex-Hammers' 'keeper Tom McAhster was among the welcoming party. Tom took over as manager last season and helped the Middlesex club to retain their Vauxhall League status. He is re-building the side, but appreciated that his XI \vould have a hard time against a line-up including ten with League experiemce Goals came at regular intervals from the 12th minute onwards, with Jimmy Quinn claiming a hat-trick and Frank McAvennie and Martin Allen netting two each.

Enfield have a new player-manager in charge of their Made in the Vauxhall League Premier Division. And Peter Taylor set his team a good example by scoring at the end of a third-minute solo run. Macari equalised on the stroke of half-time and a draw appeared to be the likely result. But poor defence 'gifted' a winner to Enfield with two minutes left on the clock. Three former Hammers were in the Enfield side: goalkeeper Kingsley Banks and defenders Curtis Warmington (former youth squad) and Paul Brush.

This  friendly attracted  4,577 to Rootes  Hall.  The Shrimpers' manager. David Webb, included some new faces in the squad that gained promotion to the Third Division last season. They took the lead m the 14th minute but West Ham equalised eight minutes later when Julian Dicks converted a penalty. Goals by Morley (60, 66mins.) put the Hammers well in command, before Southend hit back to make it 3-2 with 20 minutes to go.