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1921-22 London Combination

Please Note:

The 1921/22 London Combination season, is one of a few campaigns in this decade where there is little information readily available regarding line-ups. The German V1 Rocket that fell on the Boleyn Ground in the Second World War destroyed all the club's paper records up to that point in time.

Numerous trips to the Newspaper Archives at the British Library have so far failed to add to the mystic for this season. If you can help with any line-ups or newspaper reports please get in touch using the 'Contact' button on the Home page.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Upton Park
2 - 1 (Thirlaway, Watson [pen])
27 August 1921
Att: 12,000

Hampson, Waugh, Lee, Carter, Gurkin, Burrows, Thirlaway, Jackson, Watson, James, Ruffell

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QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Loftus Road
0 - 1
3 September 1921

Line-up Unknown

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MILLWALL
Upton Park
0 - 1
5 September 1921

Hampson

Waugh

Lee

Bradshaw

Gurkin

Palmer

Burrows

Brown

Watson

Williams

Young

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CLAPTON ORIENT
Millfields Road
0 - 2
10 September 1921

Line-up Unknown

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CLAPTON ORIENT
Upton Park
0 - 0
17 September 1921

Fay

Turner

Waugh

Carter

Gurkin

Woodards

Leafe

Jackson

Burrows

Smith

Young

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FULHAM
Craven Cottage
1 - 3 (Carter)
22 September 1921

Line-up Unknown

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FULHAM
Upton Park
1 - 1 (Robinson)
1 October 1921

Fay, Turner, Lee, Woodards, Gurkin, Mackesy, Simmons, Robinson, Carter, Jackson, Ruffell

More bad feeling than good football was seen at Upton Park. The warm weather was against good football. On the run of the play West Ham were rather lucky to draw. Individually, many of the West ham team showed good form, but collectively they were inferior to Fulham. As a team West Ham did not combine smoothly, but there were indications that this may be only a temporary difficulty. The defence was sound, and Lee and Turner at back were not often in fault. It was in the forward line that the greatest weakness was apparent. Occasional exhibitions of petty feeling between the players of both sides did not help improve the game.

Soon after the kick-off Hewitt miskicked and Carter, rushing through, might have scored but for promptness of Symes, who tackled him instantly and compelled him to put the ball behind. Fulham scored their goal soon afterwards in a rather unexpected fashion. under the pressure of a not very serious attack, the West ham defence unaccountably collapsed, and Darville scored from a tame shot, which the goalie made practically no attempt to stop. West Ham then conducted a few spasmodic attacks into the enemy's territory, but they were kept at bay, largely through the fine work of Symes, the right back. Throughout the match in fact the defenders on both sides shone more than the attack.
At half-time the score stood at 1-0. After a certain amount of fairly even play Robinson scored for West Ham from a skirmish in the goalmouth. The home team then made some powerful efforts to gain the lead, but without success.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC
The Valley
2 - 0 (Unknown)
8 October 1921

Line-up Unknown

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CHELSEA
Stamford Bridge
1 - 1 (Robinson)
13 October 1921

Hampson, Turner, Lee, Bradshaw, Gurkin, Mackesy, Leafe, Brown, Burrows, Robinson, Palmer

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC
Upton Park
1 - 1 (Unknown)
15 October 1921

Fay

Turner

Lee

Bradshaw

Gurkin

Mackesy

Carter

Brown

Burrows

Williams

Palmer

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CHELSEA
Upton Park
0 - 1
29 October 1921

Line-up Unknown)

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ARSENAL
Highbury
3 - 4 (Unknown)
5 November 1921

Line-up Unknown

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ARSENAL
Upton Park
2 - 3 (Unknown)
12 November 1921

Line-up Unknown

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CRYSTAL PALACE
Selhurst Park
4 - 1 (Unknown)
19 November 1921

Line-up Unknown

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MILLWALL
The Den
3 - 0 (Unknown)
21 November 1921

Line-up Unknown

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CRYSTAL PALACE
Upton Park
1 - 0 (Robinson)
26 November 1921

Match Abandoned : Fog

Line-up Unknown

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CHELSEA
Stamford Bridge
2 - 4 (Ruffell 2)
8 December 1921

Line-up Unknown

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
White Hart Lane
2 -
3 (Hodges, Young)
10 December 1921

Hampson

Turner

Waugh

Carter

Brown

Gurkin

Leafe

Robinson

Hodges

Mackesy

Young

West Ham were defeated by the odd goal in five, but the home supporters got a rare shock when the visitors stood with two goals lead at the interval. Hodges and Young were responsible for these points. The Spurs after the change over, soon put matters square, Sage scoring a couple of clever goals, in which he was ably assisted by Cantrell, who led the home attack.
Smith was entrusted with a penalty kick in the latter stages and beat Hampson in the West Ham goal. The West Ham defenders were considerably pressed in the second half, and Turner at right back played a sound game, while Leafe and Young their extreme wing men also put in some splendid work. Hunter in the Spurs' goal, had a busy time and Forster at back and Cantrell in his old position were the pick of the Spurs side.

Tottenham Hotspur:

Hunter, Forster, Pearson, Smith, Moir, Archibald, Banks, Sage, Cantrell, Thompson, Chipperfield

ARSENAL
Highbury
0 - 1
17 December 1921

Line-up Unknown

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CHELSEA
Upton Park
1 - 0 (Robinson
)
24 December 1921

Line-up Unknown

At Upton Park, Burrows the home centre  forward was carried off unconscious and takken to hospital. There were no goals before half time, but Robinson at inside-left for West Ham, scored the winning goal before the finish.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Upton Park
1 - 1 (Unknown)
26 December 1921

Fay

Waugh

Lee

Carter

Brown

Gurkin

Leafe

Robinson

Burrows

Mackesy

Ruffell

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
White Hart Lane
3 - 4 (Unknown)
27 December 1921

Line-up Unknown

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FULHAM
Upton Park
5 - 0 (Carter, Hodges, Jackson, Robinson, Smith)
14 January 1922

Hampson, Hodgson, Lee, Carter, Woodards, Gurkin, Smith, Robinson, Hodges, Jackson, Young

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MILLWALL
Upton Park
3 - 1 (Hodges, Robinson, Young [pen])
16 January 1922

Hampson, Hodgson, Lee, Bradshaw, Woodards, Gurkin, Smith, Robinson, Hodges, Jackson, Young

West Ham made a distinct advance in the London Combination table as the result of their 3-1 home win over Millwall. The ground was very heavy, and mistakes were frequent. West Ham were granted a penalty, for what looked like a fair charge on Hodges, the home centre-forward, and Young easily converted. Quickly following this Hodges added to the home total, while before the interval Robinson had secured the third point. It was McGovern who obtained the one goal for Millwall with a clever header after Hampson had fisted out a big drive from the inside-right.

ARSENAL
Upton Park
1 - 2 (Copeland [og])
21 January 1922

Hampson

Hodgson

Lee

Carter

Woodards

Gurkin

Smith

Robinson

Hodges

Jackson

Young

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC
The Valley
0 - 4
28 January 1922

Line-up Unknown

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC
Upton Park
5 - 0 (Robinson 2, Jackson 2)
4 February 1922

Line-up Unknown

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FULHAM
Craven Cottage
1 - 1 (Robinson)
9 February 1922

Line-up Unknown

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MILWALL
The Den
3 - 4 Young 2, Yates)
13 February 1922

Line-up Unknown

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QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Upton Park
1 - 0 (Brown)
18 February 1922

Line-up Unknown

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BRENTFORD
Griffin Park
2 - 0 (Hodges, Smith)
25 February 1922

Line-up Unknown

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CRYSTAL PALACE
Upton Park
4 - 1 Burrows 3, 1 unknown)
4 March 1922

Line-up Unknown

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CRYSTAL PALACE
Selhurst Park
3 - 1 (Unknown)
11 March 1922

Line-up Unknown

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QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Loftus Road
0 - 2
18 March 1922

Line-up Unknown

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BRENTFORD
Upton Park
2 - 0 (Brown, Hodges)
25 March 1922

Player 1

Player 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

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CRYSTAL PALACE
Upton Park
0 - 2
27 March 1922

Line-up Unknown

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BRENTFORD
Griffin Park
3 - 0 (Unknown)
1 April 1922

Line-up Unknown

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Upton Park
0 - 0 
8 April 1922

Hampson

Hodgson

Lee

Carter

Meredith

Mackesy

Leafe

Brown

Hodges

Smith

Ruffell

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CLAPTON ORIENT
Millfields Road
2 - 1 (Brown, Lee [pen])
14 April 1922

Line-up Unknown

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CLAPTON ORIENT
Upton Park
1 - 3 (Unknown)
17 April 1922

Hampson

Turner

Young

Carter

Gurkin

Mackesy

Leafe

Jackson

Hodges

Thompson

Smith

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BRENTFORD
Upton Park
2 - 1 (Unknown)
22 April 1922

Line-up Unknown

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