East Ham United F.C.

East Ham United F.C. was an English football club based in East Ham, Greater London. The club played at the Manorway.

East Ham United
Full nameEast Ham United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Hammers
Founded1933
Dissolved2001
GroundThe Manorway, London
2000–01Essex Senior League, 11/16

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1933 as Storey Athletic after Storey Street School in North Woolwich,[1][2] unrelated to a club also named East Ham United that competed in the South Essex League in the 1890s.[3] In 1955, the club was renamed to East Ham United.[2] They played in the London League until joining the Aetolian League in 1962 but after two seasons the league merged into the Greater London League. The club were initially placed in the A Section and after finishing sixth in the league's first season, they were placed in the Premier Division for the 1965–66 season. In 1969–70 the league merged into a single division, with East Ham winning the title. They then left the league, but joined the new Metropolitan–London League when it was formed in 1971 by a merger of the Greater London League and the Metropolitan League, and were placed in Division One. In 1975 the league merged with the Spartan League to form the London Spartan League. with East Ham placed in Division One. They were promoted to the Premier Division after finishing third in 1976–77, a season in which they also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Vase.[4] After a single season in the Premier Division, the club transferred to the Essex Senior League in 1978.

After two good seasons, the club struggled in the Senior League, only finishing in the top ten three times in the next 21 seasons.[5] In 2001 they merged with Barking to form Barking & East Ham United. The merged club folded in 2006 and whilst Barking were reformed, East Ham remained defunct.

HonoursEdit

  • Greater London League
    • Champions 1969–70

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ East Ham United Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine Allsports International
  2. ^ a b "A look back in history 56". Essex Senior League. 29 November 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  3. ^ Early Doors: Football in Southend and District 1875 to 1906
  4. ^ East Ham United at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ England – Essex Senior League RSSSF