A Pictorial History

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Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1965-66 South East Counties League Div I

No programmes issued for West Ham's Home League games at Chadwell Heath

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

9 - 1 (Miller 4, Cross 3, Moss, Tucker)

21 August 1965

Death, Warren, Glozier, Brooking, Heffer, Stockley, Shaw, Miller, Moss, Cross, Tucker

This game was played in the morning, so the opening honours of our competitive programme for 1965-66 went to the Youth XI which annihilated a  Charlton side containing six apprentices  by 9-1 after leading 2-0 at the interval. Keith Miller celebrated his first appearance in this League with four goals, and was backed by a fine all-round display from his colleagues; Roger Cross also netted a hat-trick, Alf Moss and Ray Tucker completing the scoring.

Manager : ?

BRENTFORD : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

0 - 1

28 August 1965

Death, Warren, Glozier, Brooking, Heffer, Hales, Clements, Miller, Simmons, Cross, Moss

This was a frustrating game for the Hammers, for after we had conceded a sixth-mtnute goal we constantly pressed the visitors' rearguard (especially in the second half) only to be prevented from scoring by the woodwork allied to poor finishing. Apart from that solitary goal which decided the issue our defence coped adequately with the opposition, Trevor Brooking and Paul Heffer being especially worthy of note.

CHELSEA : South East Counties League Div l

Hendon

1- 3 (Walker)

4 September 1965

Death

Warren

Stockley

Walker

Jarman

Miller

Shaw

Moss

Simmons

Cross

Tucker

SORRY NO IMAGE

Chelsea fielded their usual strong side of professionals and apprentices, and in the circumstances we did quite well with a rattier inexperienced defence that had two forwards in the wing-half positions. The Hammers were one down at the interval and finally lost by 1-3, our goal coming           from Dennis Walker. Walker's inclusion was a welcome surprise, as we were expecting him to need a cartilage operation; he took his goal in fine fashion and had a satisfying match.

CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

1 - 1 (Walker)

11 September 1965

Death, Warren, Glozier, Stockley, Heffer, Lampard, Shaw, Miller, Simmons, Walker, Tucker

Crystal Palace have a very useful line-up of senior "under-18's" and an injury to Warren in the 20th minute made this an even harder match for the lighter-weighted Hammers. It was rather a game of "spoiling tactics" than technicality, but we were pleased with our lads who.gained a 1-1 draw. Palace got their goal in the 65th minute, Dennis Walker equalising ten minutes afterwards.

BEXLEY UNITED : South East Counties League Div l

Town Ground

3 - 0 (Simmons 2, Heffer)

18 September 1965

McGuire

Stockley

Radley

Brooking

Heffer

Jarman

Shaw

Camp

Simmons

Walker

Tucker

SORRY NO IMAGE

The quartet promoted from our junior side all played their part nobly in a fine victory and with Barry Simmons and Dennis Walker in star form we won by 3-0. Simmons got two goals, the first from Ray Tucker's cross in the 12th minute and the other in the 65th minute, and between these Paul Heffer cracked one in from 35 yards following Trevor Brooking's free-kick.

IPSWICH TOWN : SECL Div l Cup (First Round)

Chadwell Heath

3 - 2 (Simmons 2, Shaw)

25 September 1965

Death, Glozier, Stockley, Brooking, Bragger, Jarman, Shaw, Robinson, Simmons, Walker, Tucker

West Ham's opponents were newcomers to the League this season - Ipswich Town - a club which has recently developed its Youth Section from small beginnings. It proved to be an even contest, for not only were the scores level at the end of full-time, but in addition both sides missed a penalty-kick.   However, the Hammers lasted the better in extra time, and eight minutes from the end Barry Simmons converted a pass from Ray Tucker to bring us a 3-2 victory. There had been three goals in the first quarter-of-an-hour; Ipswich netted after two minutes, Stuart Shaw equalised with a header from a corner in the eighth minute and then Simmons put us ahead by converting a parried shot sent in by Bob Glozier. The Ipswich equaliser came with 15 minutes left to play. In defence we particularly note the good form of Bob Glozier who became an apprentice professional last April after playing as an amateur in the 1964-65 season.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

4 - 2 (Williams 2, Brooking, Simmons)

9 October 1965

Death, Shaw, Glozier, Langston, Heffer, Jarman, Shaw, Brooking, Williams, Walker, Simmons

Crystal Palace have a very useful line-up of senior "under-18's" and an injury to Warren in the 20th minute made this an even harder match for the lighter-weighted Hammers. It was rather a game of "spoiling tactics" than technicality, but we were pleased with our lads who.gained a 1-1 draw. Palace got their goal in the 65th minute, Dennis Walker equalising ten minutes afterwards.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (First Round)

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Williams)

11 October 1965

Death

Shaw

Glozier

Langston

Heffer

James

Simmons

Miller

William

Brooking

Walke

The score barely reflects the Hammers' superiority in this first round tie. They had the measure of their opponents from the start, and given a little luck might have trounced Brighton by five or six goals.

In centre-forward Charlie Williams, West Ham have a future star in the Johnny Byrne mould, Williams spearheaded a quicksilver attack that played havoc with the Brighton defence. Brighton were never in with a chance after Williams, pulling down inside-left Trevor Brooking's cross, hammered the ball home in the 40th minute.

Rarely did Brighton's forwards look menacing. Occasional sorties inevitably foundered against Hammers' strong defence. These young Hammers all deserve credit but single out Bob Glozfer for a five-star display at left-back, and of course the mercurial Williams.

Brighton goalkeeper, Anthony Howard, made at least four superb second-half saves. His performance alone kept down West Ham's tally.

65_10_11 WHU v. Brighton SJFC1

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : South East Counties League Div l

Cheshunt

2 - 0 (Tucker, [og])

16 October 1965

Death, Stockley, Glozier, Brooking, Langston, Jarman, Shaw, Simmons, Williams, Walker, Tucker

A very even first half ended with us taking the lead through an " own goal" thirty seconds from the interval; six minutes after the breather we got a second when Ray Tucker converted a cross-pass by Trevor Brooking, who had beaten two opponents before making the opening. Stephen Death and Barry Simmons were other stars in our side which kept this two-goal advantage to the end for the Hammers to gain a most satisfying victory.

 

ARSENAL : South East Counties League Div l

London Colney

1 - 1 (Williams)

23 October 1965

Death

Stockley

Glozier

Brooking

Langston

Jarman

Clements

Simmons

Williams

Cross

Tucker

In the eighth minute Barry Simmons crossed the ball for Charlie Williams to put us one up, but the Young Gunners drew level from the penalty-spot twelve minutes later. From thence onwards it was the defences which predominated (Death giving another good display), and the 1-1 draw was a fair reflection of the exchanges.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : London Youth Cup (First Round)

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Cross) aet

25 October 1965

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Simmons

Miller

Williams

Cross

Walker

Our Youth Section continued its senior cup competition programme when meeting Tottenham Hotspur Colts at Upton Park in the First Round of the London Youth Cup. Our side consisted mainly of professionals and apprentices, the line-up being: Death, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Simmons, Millar, C. Williams, Cross, Walker. The Young Spurs included nine apprentices and two amateurs.

This proved to be one of the best games seen at Upton Park this season, and it was not until four minutes from the end of extra time that the issue was decided ; a great shot from about 15 yards by Roger Cross brought the only goal, to give us a fine win in which Trevor Brooking and Keith Millar were two of the Hammers' outstanding performers.

65_10_25 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur LYC1

ARSENAL : SECL Div I Cup (Second Round)

London Colney

1 - 3 (Williams)

30 October 1965

Death

Shaw J.

Glozier

Langston

Heffer

Jarman

Shaw

Simmons

Williams

Walker

Tucker

The Young Gunners side included a couple with Football Combination experience, and we did well to hold them until the 70th minute. It was further encouragement when Charlie Williams equalised five minutes later, but the homesters struck back to net twice more to end a spell of four goals in ten minutes and gain a 3-1 victory.

 

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : South East Counties League Div l

Hove Stadium

2 - 3 (Glozier, Tucker)

6 November 1965

Death

Stockley

Glozier

Jarman

Heffer

Hales

Williams

Shaw S.

Simmons

Walker

Tucker

This was a bad game for the Hammers, who went under by 3-2 after being twice in the lead. Our goals came from Bob Glozier (12 mins.) with a drive from the edge of the box and Ray Tucker (35 mins.) with a shot which swirled away from the Tceeper in the high wind. Both Brighton equalisers were the result of defensive errors, and they notched the winner with half-an-hour to go.

 

WATFORD : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

8 - 0 (Cross 4, Lampard 2, Simmons, Williams)

13 November 1965

Death, Glozier, Lampard, Langston, Heffer, James, Clements, Simmons, Williams, Cross, Walker

Although we did not score our first goal (through Roger Cross) until two minutes before the interval, in the end we proved far too strong for the Watford team and won by 8-0. Cross got our second goal some eight minutes after half-time, and the score remained at two-nil with a quarter-pf-an-hour still to go. Then in the space of twelve minutes the ball went into the Watford net six times; Cross brought his tally to four (one with a 30-yard drive after beating three men), Frank Lampard scored a couple and Barry Simmons and Charlie Williams got one apiece.

MILLWALL : South East Counties League Div l

Rainham

0 - 3

20 November 1965

Death, Stockley, Glozier, Langston, Heffer, Jarman, Shaw, Brooking, Williams, Simmons, May

The Young Lions got a goal five minutes before the interval but they were hard-pressed to hold on to the advantage in the second half. However, they virtually settled the issue with another ten minutes from the end and rubbed it in by scoring yet again in the closing minute. Our best player was Paul Heffer.

 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

1 - 2 (Simmons)

27 November 1965

Death, Glozier, Lampard, Webster, Heffer, Langston, Clements, Brooking, Simmons, Cross, Shaw

SOUTHAMPTON : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Second Round)

The Dell

3 - 2 (Cross, Heffer, [og])

1 December 1965

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Williams

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

Our team was the strongest we have fielded this season, including four full professionals and six apprentices.

The Saints made us go all the way and were twice in the lead. A great shot by Roger Cross from 25 yards in the twelfth minute equalised the homesters' tally of two minutes earlier, but they went ahead again with a quarter-of-an-hour to go through a disputed penalty. Paul Heft'er got our second equaliser nine minutes from the end, but the greatest tragedy for Southampton was an "own goal" three minutes from time that qualified the Hammers for the Semi-Final.

 

65_12_01 Southampton v. WHU SJFC

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

2 - 2 (Cross, Heffer)

4 December 1965

Death, Stockley, Glozier, Brooking, Heffer, Jarman, Shaw, Simmons, Williams, Cross, Lampard

Although we did not score our first goal (through Roger Cross) until two minutes before the interval, in the end we proved far too strong for the Watford team and won by 8-0. Cross got our second goal some eight minutes after half-time, and the score remained at two-nil with a quarter-pf-an-hour still to go. Then in the space of twelve minutes the ball went into the Watford net six times; Cross brought his tally to four (one with a 30-yard drive after beating three men), Frank Lampard scored a couple and Barry Simmons and Charlie Williams got one apiece.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : FA Youth Cup (Second Round)

White Hart Lave

8 December 1965

MATCH POSTPONED

Ground Unfit : rearranged for 14 December 1965

65_12_08 Tottenham v. WHU FAYC 2 Post 65_12_08 Tottenham v. WHU FAYC 2 WHL

BRENTFORD : South East Counties League Div l

Hayes Stadium

1 - 0 (Cross)

11 December 1965

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Stefanovic

Heffer

Jarman

McDonagh

Simmons

Minor

Cross

Shaw

 

This was a bad game for the Hammers, who went under by 3-2 after being twice in the lead. Our goals came from Bob Glozier (12 mins.) with a drive from the edge of the box and Ray Tucker (35 mins.) with a shot which swirled away from the Tceeper in the high wind. Both Brighton equalisers were the result of defensive errors, and they notched the winner with half-an-hour to go.

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : FA Youth Cup (Second Round)

Cheshunt

1 - 2 (Simmons)

14 December 1965

MATCH ABANDONED 78 minutes

Fog : rearranged for 21 December 1965

The game was originally arranged to be played at White Hart Lane on December 8th but was postponed until the 14th as the ground was unfit;

and although re-arranged for the same stadium on the evening of December 14th the venue had to be changed to the North Londoners' Cheshunt arena for the same reason. However, the afternoon turned foggy and the play-off was abandoned with Spurs leading 2-1 twelve minutes from time.

A new date was then agreed upon - December 21 at Spurs' main ground - but rain caused it to be moved once more to Cheshunt.

 

In the 33rd minute Bob Glozier's shot was punched out by the 'keeper and Barry Simmons converted the rebound. We had a good first half, and might well have held the lead till the end. But conditions began to deteriorate, and in the descending fog the homesters equalised after 65 minutes. Hardly anyone saw this goal, and only a few players and the referee were able to view another Spurs' tally seven minutes afterwards; indeed, a further couple of minutes play was all that was possible before the game was abandoned with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.

 

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Shaw

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

 

ARSENAL : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

4 - 3 (Simmons 2, Walker, [og])

18 December 1965

Death, Shaw J., Glozier, Stefanovic, Heffer, Lampard, McDonagh, Brooking, Simmons, Walker, Shaw S.

The 4-3 result in our favour was a fine performance against the current runners-up, especially as the Gunners scored first from a free-kick after ten minutes' play. A great show by the Hammers built up a 3-1 half-time lead, Dennis Walker equalising in the 25th minute and Barry Simmons getting two goals in the space of two minutes some ten minutes before the interval.

The North Londoners reduced their arrears four minutes after the resumption and drew level seven minutes later, but we came back to gain the decider twelve minutes from time when Ken McDonagh's corner-kick was diverted into his own net by the visiting 'keeper.

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : FA Youth Cup (Second Round)

 

Cheshunt

1 - 1 (Cross)

21 December 1965

All efforts of the Spurs and Hammers to settle this Second Round tie in the F.A. Youth Cup have so far failed and there will now be a replay at Upton Park on Monday next 3rd January.

 

The Hammers got away to a quick goal, for in the third minute Barry Simmons headed on Dennis Walker's corner-kick for Roger Cross to convert. Later, Steve Death tipped Jimmy Pearce's header on to the bar and fell on the ball as it came down; the referee gave a goal - and that was the equaliser.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Williams

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

 

 

65_12_08 Tottenham v. WHU FAYC 2 WHL

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : FA Youth Cup (Second Round Replay)

 

Upton Park

2 - 2 aet (Miller, Skeet [og])

3 January 1966

The "saga" of our Second Round tie in the F.A. Youth Cup versus Tottenham Hotspur Colts was resumed when the two teams met at Upton Park on Monday 3rd January.

 

Previously arranged dates had been December 8th (postponed at White Hart Lane), December 14th (moved from White Hart Lane to Cheshunt and then abandoned in the 78th minute with Spurs leading by 2-1) and December 21st (again at Cheshunt, a 1-1 draw).

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Clements

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

The first Upton Park meeting found us fielding four professionals, six apprentices and one amateur against Spurs seven pros, three apprentices and one amateur.

This proved to be a wonderful game - one of the best seen at Upton Park this season - and with an appreciative and encouraging audience of 5,020 spectators. A lot of these arrived late and missed the first goal scored in the third minute by Keith Miller, but they had plentv to enthuse at for the remaining part of the evening in a non-stop exchange by 22 enthusiastic youngsters. The visitors equalised five minutes before the interval and the score remained 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.

Extra time certainly proved to be an endurance test, and when the Hammers went ahead again with only seven minutes to go it looked more or less decisive, particularly as the goal came through the Spurs' 'keeper falling into the net with the ball in his grasp after catching Dennis Walkers header. However, the Lilywhites were not to be beaten, and in the 116th minute they drew level once more.

After the game we tossed for choice of ground for the fourth meeting, and the venue was fixed for Upton Park on 12th January.

66_01_03 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur FAYC2R

WATFORD : South East Counties League Div l

Cassiobury Park

5 - 0 (Minor 3, Lampard, Walker)

8 January 1966

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

Stefanovic

Clements

Simmons

Minor

Walker

McDonagh

 

Karl Minor was chief scorer in this game, his hat-trick being collected in the 42nd, 75th and 87th minutes; Dennis Walker scored our first goal after nine minutes play when he netted the rebound as the 'keeper parried Tim Clements shot and Frank Lampard came up for his goal ten minutes from time, We made the best of the bad conditions to win 5-0.

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : FA Youth Cup (Second Round 2nd Replay)

 

Upton Park

2 - 1 aet (Miller, Walker)

12 January 1966

West Ham's  XI remained as before but with Spurs bringing in two replacements.

 

Once more it was a "long night" for the 5,670 spectators, the fourlh meeting again going into extra time to bring a total of 408 minutes played in the tie; it was bitterly cold (which probably accounted for the lower-than-anticipated attendance).

 

On this occasion the Spurs opened the scoring, their goal being headed after a 13th-minute corner-kick. The equaliser came when the visiting 'keeper misjudged a centre by Roger Cross, leaving Dennis Walker to run the ball in ten minutes before the interval. The second half proved scoreless, and it was agreed to give the frozen youngsters a deserved break before the extra half-hour. With defences usually prevailing a further counter seemed unlikely, but four minutes after the start of the second-half of extra time a linesman flagged for a handling offence in the penalty-area: Keith Miller took the spot-kick, but although his shot was well parried he angled the rebound past the 'keeper for the decider.

It was hard luck on 'Spurs to be the side that had to go out, but they sportingly wished us the best of fortune in the Third Round at Gillingham next Wednesday.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Clements

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

66_01_12 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur FAYC2R 66_01_26 Gillingham v. WHU FAYC3

CHELSEA : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Cross, Miller)

15 January 1966

Death, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Miller, Simmons, Minor, Cross, Walker

 

Our win was a great surprise for the current runners-up who fielded a very strong side to match our own full-strength Youth XI Bearing in mind the exposed conditions it was a very good game, and among the Hammers Trevor Brooking and Karl Minor both showed up well. The first goal came ten minutes from time when Roger Cross scored from the rebound after tfarry Simmons shot had struck the post; four minutes later Keith Miller got a second to settle the issue beyond doubt.

 

BEXLEY UNITED : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Minor 2)

22 January 1966

Death, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, Stefanovic, Shaw, Simmons, Minor, Cross, Walker

 

The threat of fog brought a mutual agreement to reduce the playing-time to 40 mins. each way, but this did not greatly affect the result. Our very strong side went into a fourth-minute lead when Karl Minor converted a through ball from Roger Cross, and our Australian centre-forward settled the issue six minutes from time when he netted a centre from his same colleague. We would have scored more in this interesting game but for a most excellent performance by the Bexley goalkeeper who excelled himself between the sticks.

 

GILLINGHAM : FA Youth Cup (Third Round)

 

Priestfield Stadium

5 - 0 (Cross 2, Simmons 2, Miller)

26 January 1966

A wet evening kept the attendance down to 3,094, but among these were a good number of Hammers' fans who made their presence known with several choruses of "Bubbles." This was very encouraging to our youngsters who scored a runaway 5-0 win through goals by Roger Cross (2), Barry Simmons (2) and Keith Miller ; the half-time count was 2-0. The Kent club could make little impression on our defence in which Paul Heffer was outstanding.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Miller

Simmons

Minor

Cross

Walker

LEYTON ORIENT : South East Counties League Div l

Brisbane Road

1 - 2 (Brooking)

29 January 1966

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

Stefanovic

McDonagh

Simmons

Minor

Cross

Shaw S.

 

Three minutes before the interval Trevor Brooking put the Hammers ahead, but Orient quickly levelled from a free-kick two minutes after the resumption. A closely-contested game looked like ending in a draw, but almost on time an "own goal" settled the issue in favour of the homesters. Stephen Death gave a good show " between the sticks *' and Barry Simmons was prominent "up front."

 

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : FA Youth Cup (Fourth Round)

 

The Valley

3 - 2 (Minor 2, Miller)

1 February 1966

This Fourth Round tie drew an attendance of 4,077—a record number for a junior game at The Valley; among them were lots of Hammers' fans whose presence was again most encouraging to our youngsters. It was a great match with our side emerging from a hard test against an XI including three with First Team experience, and who had defeated the strong Chelsea line-up in an earlier round.

From a free-kick in the 27th minute Dennis Walker squared a hall to Karl Minor for our Australian centre-forward to put us ahead : seven minutes later we got a fine second counter, with Keith Miller taking a through ball from Walker and neatly placing it between two advancing defenders.

Then came the Athletic's fight-back which started eight minutes before half-time, John Stcnson heading in an equaliser arrived five minutes after the interval from Dennis Booth and we were under pressure for a long, long while. However, the Hammers' defence stood very firm and the best goal of the evening settled the issue in our favour with nine minutes to go; Miller's corner was headed on by Walker, and Minor made a dive to connect with his head and rocket home his second counter.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Miller

Simmons

Minor

Cross

Walker

66_02_01 Charlton Athletic v. WHU FAYC4

IPSWICH TOWN : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Brooking 2)

5 February 1966

Death, Glozier, Jarman, Bragger, Heffer, Stefanovic, Brooking, Robinson, Minor, Cross, Simmons

 

Our line-up was short of several of the seniors, but deputies played their part well in a two nil victory. Trevor Brooking got both goals in the second half.

LEYTON ORIENT : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

2 - 0 (Brooking, Minor)

12 February 1966

Death, Glozier, Lampard, Brooking, Heffer, James, Clements, Simmons, Minor, Cross, Walker

 

We missed opportunities to go ahead during a goalless first half and the opposing 'keeper also played very well; but six minutes after the restart a great move that started in our own penalty-area ended with Trevor Brooking running on to a through ball from Tim Clements to put us one up. A goalmouth mele|e some 20 minutes from time brought a second counter, Karl Minor being the scorer, and it remained that way until the final whistle.

MILLWALL : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

3 - 0 (Cross, Jarman, Walker)

19 February 1966

Death, Glozier, Jarman, Willis, Bragger, Simmons, Heffer, Robinson, Minor, Cross, Walker

 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : FA Youth Cup (Fourth Round)

 

Upton Park

0 - 1

21 February 1966

The manner of our exit in this Quarter-Final tie was unsatisfactory in more ways than one, for it seemed that the dice were loaded against us from the start. During the preceding week-end the "flu bug" struck Paul Heffer and Roger Cross from our ranks, and it was only some sterling work by Bill Jenkins which made Stephen Death fit enough to play. We thus had a considerably rearranged side, and although the West Londoners made something like five late changes in their announced line-up, the incoming players only served to add to their strength.

However, the Hammers were not deterred by these initial set-backs, and attacked with such vigour in the opening spell that it came as a surprise when the visitors broke away to score in the ninth minute. With a linesman clearly flagging for offside play was allowed to go on, and the ball was in the net after a couple of quick passes. It is true that our youngsters did not appeal, but although the linesman stood his ground for a while he continued to be un-noticed and we were one down.

An attack at Rangers' end was cleared after the bail had fallen vertically from the underside of the bar, and soon afterwards the 'keeper was bustled into the net as he caught a centre on the line. Then, almost on the stroke of half-time a great flying save once more prevented the equaliser.

Rangers kept playing a steady game, but whilst defending well against wave after wave of attack they had more than one stroke of luck in retaining a clean sheet. But prevail they did, and although we were disappointed at losing by the only goal we must give them credit for often showing that the League and Combination experience of several of their players was a decisive element in their progress to the Semi-Final.

Death

Glozier

Jarman

Brooking

James

Lampard

Clements

Simmons

Minor

Miller

Walker

66_02_21 WHU v. QPR FAYC 5

FULHAM : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

2 - 3 (Minor, Simmons)

5 March 1966

Death, Glozier, Jarman, Brooking, Bragger, Lampard, Simmons, Stefanovic, Minor, Cross, Walker

 

The 2-3 result against us was a blow to our championship hopes, especially as Fulham are rather lowly-placed in the table_. However, as the Cottagers were without a Combination match they were able to include several youngsters who normally play in their Reserves, and the team was stronger than the usual line-up in this competition. The West Londoners took a lead in the 25th minute, and were foiled from making it 2-0 when Stephen Death saved a penalty-kick to highlight his fine display. Fulham's next came at the start of a scoring burst in the last quarter-of-an-hour but Karl Minor reduced the arrears in the 82nd minute by fastening on to the rebound of a Roger Cross shot that hit the bar. We conceded a successfully taken penalty two minutes from time but almost from the kick-off Barry Simmons got another counter for the Hammers.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : London Youth Cup (Second Round)

 

Loftus Road

1 - 4

7 March1966

Although Queens Park Rangers Colts eliminated us by the only goal from the quarter-finals of the F.A. Youth Cup at Upton Park on February 21st, we had high hopes of avenging ourselves in the London Youth Cup (Second Round) tie at Loftus Road last Monday. The return of Roger Cross strengthened our line-up (although we were still without Paul Heffer), and the earlier stages of the game appeared to make our confidence well-founded.

Indeed, it was Cross who put us ahead during the first half, and the one-goal margin loomed larger as the game progressed. Unfortunately the standard of play deteriorated as the minutes ticked away, and some over-robustness from the opposition rather took the edge off our tactics when two or three players sustained damage. The outcome was that the West Londoners equalised with about a quarter-of-an-hour to go, and then rubbed it in by netting three times during the extra half-hour to score a 4-1 victory. It was a disappointing ending to a promising evening.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Bragger

James

Simmons

Miller

Minor

Cross

Walker

66_03_07 QPR v. WHU LYC2

LUTON TOWN : South East Counties League Div l

Kenilworth Road

2 - 1 (Cross, Minor)

12 March 1966

 

Death

Glozier

Jarman

Brooking

Bragger

Lampard

Simmons

Stefanovic

Minor

Cross

Walker

 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : South East Counties League Div l

Loftus Road

0 - 3

19 March 1966

 

Death

Glozier

Jarman

Brooking

Bragger

Stefanovic

Jennings

Williams

Minor

Simmons

Bean

 

READING : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Semi-Final)

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Cross 3, Glozier, Heffer)

21 March 1966

The greater part of the interest went out of this game in the first five minutes, for in making a brave interception on the edge of the penalty-area me Reading 'keeper was concussed and took no further part in the game.

Two minutes later Roger Cross scored our first goal, and from thence onwards the "writing was on the wall" for the Berkshire boys. Cross (15 mins.) and Paul Heffer (37 mins.) added further counters before the interval, and though Reading reduced their arrears in the 63rd minute further goals by Bob Glozier (65 mins.) and Cross (78 mins.) left us as 5-1 winners.

We now meet Arsenal in a two-leg Final on dates to be arranged; the Young Gunners beat Queens Park Rangers 4-2 at Loftus Road in the other Semi-Final on the same evening.

 

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Bragger

James

Simmons

Miller

Heffer

Cross

Walker

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CRYSTAL PALACE : South East Counties League Div l

Banstead

2 - 0 (Llewelyn, Walker)

26 March 1966

 

Death

Glozier

Jarman

Brooking

Bragger

Simmons

Llewelyn

Stafanovic

Minor

Walker

Bean

 

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : South East Counties League Div l

New Eltham

3 - 0 (Brooking, Cross, Llewelyn)

2 April 1966

 

Death

Glozier

Jefferson

Heffer

Bragger

Brooking

Llewelyn

Simmons

Minor

Cross

Walker

 

Welsh triallist David Llewelyn put us ahead in the 30th minute as he followed up when Trevor Brooking's shot was headed off the line, and we made sure of the points when Dennis Walker's volley was deflected into the net by a defender two minutes from time to leave the final score at 2-0. Brooking did extremely well, and also showing great promise was junior team player Jimmy Bean.

FULHAM : South East Counties League Div l

Craven Cottage

1 - 0 (Brooking)

25 April 1966

 

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Simmons

Miller

Minor

Cross

Llewelyn

 

LUTON TOWN : South East Counties League Div l

Chadwell Heath

7 - 0

30 April 1966

Line-up unknown

 

ARSENAL : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Final 1st-leg)

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Walker)

2 May 1966

There was a disappointingly small attendance of 3,502 for the First Leg of the S.J.F.C. Final at Upton Park on Monday 2nd May, this being far below that for the Quarter-Final tie of the F.A. Youth Cup v Queens Park Rangers Colts a few weeks earlier. However, as it happened, those who stayed away did not miss much, for the game itself was also "under par" as far as we were concerned.

 

Arsenal Colts took the upper hand midway through the first half, Alex McCall scoring two minutes after we had a goal disallowed in the 25th minute. Seven minutes later David Simmons headed in from about 12 yards to make it 2-0, and we never looked like making any further impression until the last minute; then Dennis Walker netted from an angle to leave us one goal in arrears for the Second Leg at Highbury.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Clements

Miller

Simmons

Cross

Walker

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ARSENAL : Southern Junior Floodlit Cup (Final 2nd-leg)

Highbury

0 - 5

12 May 1966

There was a disappointingly small attendance of 3,502 for the First Leg of the S.J.F.C. Final at Upton Park on Monday 2nd May, this being far below that for the Quarter-Final tie of the F.A. Youth Cup v Queens Park Rangers Colts a few weeks earlier. However, as it happened, those who stayed away did not miss much, for the game itself was also "under par" as far as we were concerned.

 

Arsenal Colts took the upper hand midway through the first half, Alex McCall scoring two minutes after we had a goal disallowed in the 25th minute. Seven minutes later David Simmons headed in from about 12 yards to make it 2-0, and we never looked like making any further impression until the last minute; then Dennis Walker netted from an angle to leave us one goal in arrears for the Second Leg at Highbury.

Death

Glozier

Lampard

Brooking

Heffer

James

Clements

Miller

Minor

Cross

Walker

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8th December 1965 programme re-issued

8th December 1965 programme re-issued

1964-65 SECL Season 1965-66 1966-67 SECL Div 1