1903-04 Southern League : First Division

MILLWALL ATHLETIC : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 0 - 1 2 January 1904 Att: 10,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Allison, Watts, Blythe, Bridgeman, Bigden, Kirby, Satterthwaite, Mercer

MERCER Frederick

FREDERICK MERCER makes his Hammers debut against MILLWALL at Upton Park



QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Southern League

Kensal Rise 1 - 2 (Kirby) 9 January 1904 Att: 7,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Bigden, Watts, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes


THOMPSON Alec

ALEC THOMPSON makes his Hammers debut against QUEENS PARK RANGERS



PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Southern League First Division

Memorial Grounds 1 - 1 (Kirby) 16 January 1904 Att: 8,000


Griffiths Eccles Mapley Bigden Watts Blythe Kirby Lyon Thompson Satterthwaite Barnes


0121 Plymouth Argyle 02 (H) 03-04 Pinnell goalkeeper

Plymouth goalkeeper Pinnell puches away from a West Ham attack



READING : Southern League

Elm Park 1 - 1 (Lyon) 23 January 1904 Att: 1,500


Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes


MATCH ABANDONED

Fog 55 minutes : rearranged for 2 March 1904




WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 4 - 1 (Kirby 2, Satterthwaite, Thompson) 30 January 1904 Att: 250


Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes



BRISTOL ROVERS : Southern League

Eastville 0 - 4 6 February 1904 Att: 2,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Watts, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes



BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 5 - 0 (Satterthwaite 4, Lyon) 13 February 1904 Att: 3,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Fair, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes



NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 2 - 0 (Kirby, Lyon) 27 February 1904 Att: 4,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Bridgeman


OAKES William

WILLIAM OAKES makes his Hammers debut against NORTHAMPTON TOWN



READING : Southern League

Elm Park 0 - 1 2 March 1904 Att: 1,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Bridgeman



BRENTFORD : Southern League

Boston Park 0 - 2 5 March 1904 Att: 4,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Bridgeman



SWINDON TOWN : Southern League

Away 0 - 1 12 March 1904 Att: 3,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Church


CHURCH William

WILLIAM CHURCH makes his Hammers debut against SWINDON TOWN



TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 0 - 2 19 March 1904 Att: 9,500


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Church



LUTON TOWN : Southern League

Dunstable Road 0 - 1 26 March 1904 Att: 5,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer



PORTSMOUTH : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 3 - 0 (Satterthwaite 2, Bridgeman) 1 April 1904 Att: 8,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Allison, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer



NEW BROMPTON : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 0 - 0 2 April 1904 Att: 5,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Jarvis, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

JARVIS Len

LEN JARVIS makes his Hammers debut against NEW BROMPTON



SOUTHAMPTON : Southern League

The Dell 1 - 1 (Bridgeman) 4 April 1904 Att: 10,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Jarvis, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer



NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Southern League

Away 3 - 1 (Allison, Kirby, Mercer) 7 April 1904 Att: 1,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Allison, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer



KETTERING TOWN : Southern League

Rockingham Road 1 - 0 (Bridgeman) 9 April 1904 Att: 1,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Allison, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer



18 April 1904


West Ham United officially announce that they are surrendering their tenancy of the Memorial Grounds at the end of the season.

Their new home will be the old Boleyn Castle Ground



The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser

19 April 1904

1904 WHU new ground


MARTIN Tudor

20 April 1904

TUDOR MARTIN (1936-1937) Born this day Caerau, Wales


Tudor James Martin, a former coalminer began his footballing career with Bridgend Town before making the leap to the Football League with West Bromwich Albion in 1926 where he scored 29 goals in 36 appearances. Moved to Newport County where he won his solitary Welsh cap versus Ireland in 1930. He scored 34 goals in 27 Third Division South matches which drew the attention of Wolverhampton Wanderers. He signed for the Midlanders and scored nine times in 15 First Division matches between 1930 and 1932. He also had the distinction of scoring a mammoth 60 goals for Wolves reserves when they won the Central League Championship in 1932. By the following July had joined Swansea Town and it was from the Welsh side that West Ham United signed the goalscoring Welshman. At home in either the centre-forward or inside-left positions, and rarely has a West Ham player made such a sensational start to his Hammers career. Tudor had the amazing experience of scoring a "hat-trick" on his League debut for West Ham United at St James's Park against Newcastle United but ended up on the losing side, the Magpies winning the 9 September 1936 encounter by 3-5.Goalscorers then, were not at the premium they are today, and in his short, six-month stay at Upton Park he scored 7 goals in 11 first team appearances and a further 15 strikes in 14 matches for the Football Combination side. On 16 February 1937 he was allowed to join Southend United who at that time were playing at the Southend Stadium, Grainger Road.



WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN : Southern League

Dog & Duck Ground 0 - 3 20 April 1904 Att: 3,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Allison, Watts, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Mercer



The Edinburgh Evening News

21 April 1904

04_04_21 Boleyn Castle move


FULHAM : Southern League

Craven Cottage 1 - 1 (Bridgeman) 23 April 1904 Att: 4,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Barnes



The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser

28 May 1904

1904 Football Agent


SWINDON TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds 0 - 1 30 April 1904 Att: 4,000


Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Allison, Watts, Blythe, Bigden, Lyon, Bridgeman, Thompson, Barnes




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