It’s another edition of Our HAMstory, a look back on memorable moments from West Ham United’s great history. Today, we’ll look back on two highlighted past memories from the club.
With it being FA Cup 4th Round weekend, we go into the time machine as the Hammers secured a 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004 at Molineaux. The goal scorers that day were Irish international David Connolly, Brian Deane and Marlon Harewood, as the then Championship side West Ham took out then Premier League side Wolves. Suffice to say, things have changed a bit for both clubs over the past 13 years.
While Deane and Connolly have retired (with Deane going into management for a few seasons ago with Norwegian club Sarpsborg, avoiding relegation the first year by a playoff whisker and a midtable modest finish his second season in 2012-14 ), the 37-year-old Harewood is still playing!
The quick, energetic forward is lacing his boots up at, get this, Nuneaton Town of the English sixth division National League North. Talk about still loving the game so much.
Meanwhile back in January 26, 2010, Matthew Upson scored the first goal of the two Davids, Sullivan and Gold, era against Portsmouth.
Since the club didn’t put up video of it on its social channels, here it is in glorious fan camera mode!
Embrace the ugliness of that goal. West Ham would end that game in a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth.
And that is our HAMstory for this week.
Our HAMstory is a weekly look back, on Thursdays and/or Fridays, on West Ham United’s history.