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135 Squad vs. Sweden
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137 Squad vs. Ireland

Thursday, 24 May 1923
End-of-Season Scandinavian Tour Friendly Match

Sweden 1 England 3 [1-1]

Match Summary
Sweden Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Rose squad for the tour of Sweden  May 1923
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Capt
Ashurst, William 4 May 1894 28 RB Notts County 1 0 0
Bayes, A.W.C not known nk G Ilford FC 0 0 0
AWC Bayes withdrew from the squad
Bedford, Harry 15 October 1899 23 F Blackpool FC 1 0 0
Bower, Alfred George 10 November 1895 27 FB Corinthians FC, Casuals FC & Old Carthusians FC 0 0 0
Baishe Bower withdrew from the squad
Elliott, George W. 7 January 1889 34 CF Middlesbrough FC 3 0 0
George Elliott withdrew from the squad
Ewer, Frederick H. 30 September 1898 24 R/LH Corinthians FC 0 0 0
Hartley, Frank 20 July 1896 26 IL Oxford City FC & Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0 0
Harrow, Jack H. 20 July 1896 26 IL Oxford City FC & Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0 0
Hufton, A. Edward 25 November 1892 30 G West Ham United FC 0 0 0
Jack, David B.N. 3 April 1898 25 IR Bolton Wanderers FC 0 0 0
Leavey, O.H.L not known nk nk Civil Service FC 0 0 0
Magee, Thomas P. 12 May 1899 23 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0 0
Miller, Harold S. 21 May 1902 20 CF Charlton Athletic FC 0 0 0
Minster, W.H. (maybe Hinter) not known nk F St. Albans City FC 0 0 0
WH Minster (or Hinter) withdrew from the squad
Moore, James 11 May 1889 33 IR Derby County FC 1 1 0
Moore, William G.B. 6 October 1894 28 IR West Ham United FC 0 0 0
Patchitt, Basil C.A. 8 August 1900 22 R/LH Corinthians FC 1 0 1
Basil Patchitt withdrew from the squad, and then re-instated as Captain
Seddon, James 20 May 1895 27 CH Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0 0
Silcock, John 15 January 1898 25 FB Manchester United FC 1 0 0
Thompson, J. not known nk FB South Bank FC 0 0 0
Thornewell, George 8 July 1898 24 OR Derby County FC 1 1 0
Tresadern, John 26 September 1890 32 LH West Ham United FC 2 0 0
Urwin, Thomas 5 February 1896 27 OL Middlesbrough FC 1 0 0
Walker, William H. 29 October 1897 25 IL Aston Villa FC 5 3 0
Williamson, Ernest C. 24 May 1890 32 GK The Arsenal FC 1 2 GA 0

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the sixth of the 1922-23 season, against Sweden on 21 May 1923.

Diary

Monday, 26 February 1923 - The International Selection Committee of the Football Association received a communication from Sweden's F.A. agreeing to the terms suggested for matches to be played in Sweden, and the Committee agreed to send a team to that country towards the end of May. A request was received from Spain asking for a representative team to be sent there next season, but the Committee regretted that in view of other engagements they were unable to accede to the request.

Saturday, 24 March 1923 - The Football Association have decided to send a team to Sweden to play ten representative matches, the first at Stockholm on May 21st, and Wagstaffe Simmons was appointed to take charge of the team. Mr Hugo Meisl, nominated by Sweden, was agreed to as referee.

Saturday, 21 April 1923 - The ISC choose a fourteen man squad. It consisted of a starting eleven with a reserve for each of the outfield positions.

Monday, 23 April 1923 - Owing to players being unable to make the journey, several players have been added to the squad. West Ham United's Ted Hufton, Notts County's Bill Ashurst, Derby County's George Thornewell, Civil Service's OHL Leavey and Middlesbrough FC's George Elliott, have all been invited to take part in the FA tour to Sweden to play two international games. Those unable to go were Bayes and Bower.

Friday, 27 April 1923 - After the meeting of the ISC today, presided over by Mr Clegg, it was announced that W.H. Hinter, Basil Patchitt and George Elliott were unable to make the journey.  Freddie Ewar, Billy Walker and Moore were picked to fill the vacancies.

Wednesday, 16 May 1923 - The England squad sail to Stockholm, to compete in two matches, on 21st and 24th May. There are more additions and withdrawals that have occurred to the squad in the past three weeks. Basil Patchitt has not only been re-instated into the squad, but has been appointed Captain too. The Arsenal's goalkeeper, Ernie Williamson had replaced Hufton. Blackpool's Harry Miller was also added.

Monday, 21 May 1923 - The England team defeat Sweden in their first ever meeting. Their are seven new debutants, but its the most experienced Englishman on the field that opened and ended the England scoring, with George Thornewell and Jimmy Moore scoring inbetween. England run out as 4-2 victors.

Thursday, 24 May 1923 - The English beat the Swedes once more.  But the Swedish F.A. declare that the match is unofficial. However, the Football Association have always maintained that two matches were due to be played officially.

Monday, 23 February 1925 - The Nottingham Evening Post, excited at the prospect of its own Bill Ashurst is to be capped once more against Wales the following week, reports that Ashurst is to win his third cap, having already been capped against Sweden and Belgium. He had in fact been capped twice against the Swede's. The press of the day were happy to also count the second match as unofficial.

England Form: last six games
W D W D W W   f 20:a success: 83%
130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0 [0-0]
The Hawthorns, Sandwell, West Bromwich
(20,173)
Chambers (2) BC HW
131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
(12,000)
Keenor, Jones
Chambers, Watson
AD
132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1 [2-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (14,052)
Hegan (2), Chambers, Mercer, Seed, Bullock
Vlaminck
Fr HW
133 14 April 1923 - Scotland 2 England 2 [1-2]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(71,000)
Cunningham, Wilson
Kelly, Watson
BC AD
134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4 [0-2]
Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris
(30,000)
Dewaquez
Hegan (2), Buchan, Creek
Fr AW
135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4 [1-3]
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Östermalm, Stockholm
(14,500)
H.Dahl (2)
Walker (2), Thornwell, J.Moore
tour AW
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