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Monday, 8 December 1924
Football Association Friendly Match

England 4 Belgium 0 [1-0]
 

The Hawthorns, Sandwell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire
Attendance: 15,405;
Kick-off: tbc GMT

Match Summary
England Party

Belgium Party

England - Billy Walker (penalty saved <15)
England - Joe Bradford (powerful long range shot 17, ran through and scored again 61), Billy Walker (a low shot following a Bradford one-two 60, clever right-wing play 66)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Belgium

Referee - James Robert MacFarlane
Scotland

Linesmen - J.E. Head, Birmingham, and not known



  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 7th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: A.G. Bower, first captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: H. Keys
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Wednesday, 26 November 1924.
110th match, W 73 - D 22 - L 15 - F 341 - A 106.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Harry 29 14 January 1895 G Stockport County FC 1 0 GA
  Ashurst, William 30 4 May 1894 RB Notts County FC 3 0
  Bower, Alfred George 29 10 November 1895 LB Corinthians FC, Casuals FC & Old Carthusians FC 3 0
  Magee, Thomas P. 25 12 May 1899 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 3 0
  Butler, John D. 30 14 August 1894
in Ceylon
CH The Arsenal FC 1 0
  Ewer, Frederick H. 26 30 September 1898 LH Casuals FC & Corinthians FC 2 0
  Osborne, Frank R. 28 14 October 1896
in South Africa
OR Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
  Roberts, Frank 31 3 April 1893 IR Manchester City FC 1 0
Bradford, Joseph 23 22 January 1901 CF Birmingham FC 2 3
Walker, William H. 27 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 9 7
  Dorrell, Arthur R. 28 30 March 1896 OL Aston Villa FC 1 0

reserves:

Percy Barton (Birmingham FC) and Bob Kelly (Burnley FC)
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Ashurst, Bower -
Magee, Butler, Ewer -
Osborne, Roberts, Bradford, Walker, Dorrell

Averages:

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals 2.6 0.5

 

Belgium Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 19th
Colours: Probably Black shirts, black shorts and black socks
Capt: Armand Swartenbroeks Selectors: William Sturrock Maxwell, 48 (21 September 1876)
Belgium Lineup
  de Bie, Jan 32 9 May 1892 G Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles 22 34 GA
  Swartenbroeks, Armand J.A.A. 32 30 June 1892 RB Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale 30 0
  Baes, Louis 25 15 June 1899 LB Cercle Sportif Brugeois 1 0
  Cnudde, Julien 27 22 May 1897 RH Union Saint-Gilloise Societe Royale 1 0
  Augustus, Joseph 26 15 November 1898 CH Royal Antwerp FC 3 0
  Braine, Pierre E.E. 24 26 October 1900 LH Beerschot AC 4 1
  Dries, Léopold 23 27 September 1901 OR Berchem Sport 2 0
  Gillis, Maurice 27 6 November 1897 IR Royal Standard Club Liege 13 4
  Adams, Ferdinand E. 21 3 May 1903 CF SC Anderlechtois 2 1
  Grimmonprez, Laurent G. 21 14 December 1902 IL Racing Club de Gand 3 0
  Bastin, Désiré 24 4 March 1900 OL Royal Antwerp FC 16 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Coach, Willie Maxwell, played for Scotland against England in 1898.
The Belgium team had three alterations to that originally named.
 
2-3-5 de Bie -
Swartenbroeks, Baes -
Cnudde, Augustus, Braine -
Dries, Gillis, Adams, Grimmonprez, Bastin.

Averages:

Age 25.6 Appearances/Goals 8.8 0.5

 

    Match Report

ENGLAND'S EASY VICTORY

England beat Belgium on the West Bromwich Albion ground yesterday by four goals to none.

Although England played reasonably well, they did not show convincing form...

Then the visitors were penalized for " hands," but Debie cleared splendidly. The combination of England was altogether too good for the opposing half-backs and backs, and at the end of 17 minutes' play Bradford took a forward pass to score with a long shot...

A quarter of an hour after half-time a neat dribble by Walker and some passing with Bradford resulted in Walker scoring with a low shot. Almost immediately afterwards Bradford ran through and scored England's third goal. Good play on the right wing then led to Walker scoring another goal... - The Times - Tuesday 9th December, 1924

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Belgianfootball.be

Rothmans Yearbooks
Textbelgium/teams
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