1901-02 Southern League : First Division

NEW BROMPTON : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 0 - 0 4 January 1902


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, Jenkinson, Allan, Grassam, Hunt, McDonald, Linward



KETTERING TOWN : Southern League

Rockingham Road 0 - 1 11 January 1902


Monteith, King, Craig, Allan, Jones, Bigden, Hunt, Grassam, McDonald, Jenkinson, Linward



NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 0 - 1 11 January 1902 Att: 5,000


Monteith, Pudan, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Allan, Grassam, McDonald, Ratcliffe, Linward



LUTON TOWN : Southern League

Dunstable 3 - 0 (Hunt 2, Grassam) 25 January 1902 Att: 3,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, Pudan, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



WATFORD : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 3 - 2 (Ratcliffe 2, Grassam) 1 February 1902 Att: 2,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, Pudan, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



MILLWALL ATHLETIC : Southern League

North Greenwich 1 - 1 (Ratcliffe) 8 February 1902 Att: 3,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Southern League

White Hart Lane 2 - 1 (Jenkinson, McEachrane) 15 February 1902 Att: 8,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 4 - 0 (Hunt 2, Ratcliffe 2) 22 February 1902 Att: 4,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



28 February 1902

TOMMY YEWS (1922-1933) Born this day Wingate, County Durham


Yews was born in Wingate, County Durham and played for his local side NER Durham before joining Hartlepools United in 1920. At the end of the 1922-23, the season in which the Hammers won promotion to the First Division on goal average over Leicester City and also earned a Cup Final appearance at Wembley, the Hammers were beginning to assemble a squad capable of sustaining their new found status in the top flight of English football. Thomas Pearce Yews made the move from Hartlepools United to West Ham United on 28 June 1923. His sparkling displays in the Third Division North led the Hammers to pay £150 for his services, and he quickly cemented a first-team place on the right wing of the First Division team. His League debut came at Ninian Park against Cardiff City on 15 September 1923 in a 1-0 defeat. With his forward wing play and crosses and the same from Jimmy Ruffell on the opposite wing it was no small wonder they were an asset to the foraging power of centre-forward Vic Watson. Yews was a provider rather than a prolific goalscoring winger, but in contrast to most wingers, he improved his goalscoring record as he developed and bagged 51 goals in 361 appearances. Yews was essentially a corner-flag type winger, but he learned to put his 5ft 8in frame where it hurt. West Ham manager Charlie Paynter summed up Yews’ contribution to the team by saying: “Tom could pick a fly off Bill’s eyebrows!” Yews was ever-present in the 1927-28 season scoring eleven goals. In total, he played for the Hammers for ten seasons, scoring 51 goals in 361 appearances before ending his playing career with nearby Clapton Orient in 1933. After retiring, he became an engineer at Briggs Motor Bodies and a charge-hand at the Ford Motor Company.



BRENTFORD : Southern League

Boston Park 2 - 0 (Hunt, Jenkinson) 3 March 1902 Att: 500


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Yenson, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



3 March 1902

WILLIAM JONES first Hammer to represent WALES

ENGLAND XIX British Home Championship Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 0-0



READING : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 2 - 1 (Hunt, Radcliffe) 8 March 1902 Att: 6,000

Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



PORTSMOUTH : Southern League

Fratton Park 0 - 0 15 March 1902 Att: 6,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Yenson, McEachrane, Allan, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



15 March 1902

JONES 2nd WALES cap against SCOTLAND

XIX – British Home Championship Cappielow Park, Greenock 1-5



SOUTHAMPTON : Southern League First Division

Memorial Grounds 2 - 1 (Grassam, Ratcliffe) 22 March 1902 Att: 7,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



SWINDON TOWN : Southern League

County Ground 1 - 0 (Ratcliffe) 29 March 1902 Att: 1,000


Monteith, King, Yenson, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



PORTSMOUTH : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 1 - 1 (Ratcliffe) 12 April 1902 Att: 6,000


Monteith, King, Craig, Bigden, Jones, McEachrane, Grassam, Ratcliffe, Hunt, Jenkinson, Linward



5 May 1902

GEORGE ECCLES and JOE BLYTHE both sign from EVERTON


6 May 1902

HUGHIE MONTEITH transfers to BURY

West Ham United Career (1900-1902) Appearances 60, Goals 0


Hughie Monteith transfer

The Manchester Courier

7 May 1902


5 July 1902

WILLIAM JACKSON (1927) Born this day Kearsley, Lancashire

Secured from Leeds United, where he had made 40 League appearances, Jackson came into the West Ham side for the Christmas Holiday matches against Sheffield United, making his debut in a 2-6 defeat versus the Blades at Bramall Lane on Boxing Day 1927, and playing against the Yorkshiremen again the following day in the return fixture at Upton Park which ended 1-1. Signed as an understudy to Jimmy Ruffell, they were his only League appearances with Hammers and he subsequently moved to Chelsea.




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