It’s something that none of us will ever forget, our first West Ham United game and for those of us lucky enough, it came at Upton Park.
How could we not have been Hammers for life as soon as we saw those old-fashioned terraces towering above everything else, saw the sea of claret & blue in Green Street and smelt the hallowed turf of the pitch as we took to our seats?
Fellow supporters have been recalling their first match at the Boleyn Ground on social media and they are a range of weird and wonderful contests from over the years.
I can remember mine like it was yesterday, West Ham 2-1 Derby County, April 2008, a Bobby Zamora diving header and Carlton Cole tap-in winner after ex-Hammer Tyrone Mears had equalised for the visitors.
Why not tell us yours in the comments section after enjoying the full range, below?…
West Ham vs Portsmouth 2-0 to the hammers 2009
— Dylan⚒❤️ (@Dylan46968523) March 18, 2020
Leicester City. August 2000. I think that was the third game of season. We lost 1-0. Darren Eaddie goal. Davor Sukor was front of programme. We sat bottom of table with zero points after this game. Glad lots of changed #GSBOUT
— DanB (@9DanB) March 18, 2020
1-0 defeat to Watford, Darius Henderson penalty
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) March 19, 2020
97/98 fa cup 3rd round v Emley, we stumbled to a 2-1 win despite naming a full strength side and no one knowing who/what Emley were.
— Jordan Sayward-jones (@jsaywardjones) March 19, 2020
lost 3-0 to Liverpool 1985
— Beldridge (@digger338) March 19, 2020
West Ham 7-1 Hull City
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) March 19, 2020
November 1982 v Lincoln City in the League Cup. West Ham won 2-1 in extra time
— Matt Drury (@mattdrury4) March 19, 2020
My first game was on 20th April 1968. West Ham 1 v Liverpool 0.
Martin Peters scored the winning goal. pic.twitter.com/nv3hea0Rpv
— Paul Dhillon (@PaulDhillon12) March 18, 2020
5-4 va Bradford😱🤯 what a start ⚒
— Dan Heath (@danheath2011) March 18, 2020
West Ham v Crystal Palace we were 2~0 down Frank lampard had brought us level 2~2 and then the flood lights went out 🤣😭
— Rudegeek Gaming (@RudegeekG) March 18, 2020