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133 vs. Scotland

Monday, 19 March 1923
Football Association Friendly Match

England 6 Belgium 1 [2-1]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Belgium Squad

Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
Attendance: 14,052;
Receipts: £899; Kick-off: tbc

England - Jackie Hegan (a low shot from a Mercer centre bounced over de Bie 10, fifteen-yard drive after a long, clever dribble 35), Henry Chambers (from a Hegan pass 55), David Mercer (from a Hegan pass 59), Jimmy Seed (60), Norman Bullock (70).
Belgium - Honoré Vlaminck (chested in from a perfect Bastin centre 16)
Results 1919-30

Belgium won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

England

Type

Belgium

Referee - George Noel Watson
Nottingham, England

Linesmen - not known

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: George Wilson, third captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 12 March 1923.
99th match, W 67 - D 19 - L 13 - F 313 - A 91.
England Lineup
  Taylor, Edward 36 7 March 1887 G Huddersfield Town AFC 3 3 GA
  Longworth, Ephraim 35 2 October 1887 RB Liverpool FC 4 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 26 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 2 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 24 10 December 1898 RH The Wednesday FC 1 0
  Wilson, George 31 14 January 1892 CH The Wednesday FC 8 0
  Bromilow, G. Thomas 28 7 October 1894 LH Liverpool FC 4 0
Mercer, David W. 29 20 March 1893 OR Sheffield United FC 2 1
Seed, James M. 27 25 March 1895 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 1
Bullock, Norman 22 8 September 1900 CF Bury FC 1 1
Chambers, Henry 26 17 November 1896 IL Liverpool FC 6 5
Hegan, Lt. Kenneth E. 22 24 January 1901 OL 1st reserve Dublin Fusiliers & Corinthians FC 1 2

reserves:

Jack Hill (Plymouth Argyle FC) and Bob Kelly (Burnley FC)

team notes:

On 14 March, West Ham United FC's pairing of left-half, Jack Tresadern and centre-forward, Vic Watson, were withdrawn from the selection as they had an important cup replay to participate in on the same night. Their place going to Bromilow and Bullock.
 
2-3-5 Taylor -
Longworth, Wadsworth -
Kean, Wilson, Bromilow -
Mercer, Seed, Bullock, Chambers, Hegan

Averages:

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals 3.3 0.4

 

Belgium Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 6th
Colours: Probably Black shirts, black shorts and black socks
Capt: Armand Swartenbroeks Selectors: William Sturrock Maxwell, 46 (21 September 1876)
Belgium Lineup
  de Bie, Jan 30 9 May 1892 G Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles 14 23 GA
  Swartenbroeks, Armand J.A.A. 30 30 June 1892 RB Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale 22 0
  Verbeeck, Oscar 31 6 August 1891 LB Union Saint-Gilloise Societe Royale 17 0
  Fierens, Andréas J. 25 8 February 1898 RH Beerschot AC 11 0
  Vanhalme, Florimond 27 21 March 1895 CH Cercle Sportif Brugeois 8 0
  Schelstraete, Achille 26 3 January 1897 LH Cercle Sportif Brugeois 3 0
  Bessems, Louis 30 25 September 1892 OR Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale 11 1
  Gillis, Maurice 25 6 November 1897 IR Royal Standard Club Liege 5 3
Vlaminck, Honoré 26 29 January 1897 CF Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale 4 2
  Larnoe, A. Henri 25 18 May 1897 IL Beerschot AC 13 7
  Bastin, Désiré 23 4 March 1900 OL Royal Antwerp FC 8 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Coach, Willie Maxwell, played for Scotland against England in 1898.
 
2-3-5 da Bie -
Swartenbroeks, Verbeeck -
Fierens, Vanhalme, Schelstraete -
Bessems, Gillis, BVlaminck, Larnoe, astin.

Averages:

Age 27.1 Appearances/Goals 10.5 1.1

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Belgianfootball.be

Rothmans Yearbooks
Textbelgium/teams
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