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165 vs. France

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Saturday, 11 May 1929
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

Belgium 1 England 5 [0-3]

Parc Duden Stadion, Forest, Bruxelles
Attendance: 35,000;
Kick-off: tbc

England - George Camsell (from an Adcock cross 32, 34, penalty 37, from a Carter pass 60), Joe Carter (from a Camsell pass 64). 500th goal scored by England
Belgium - Jacques Moeschal (a skilful solo effort 88)
Match Summary
Belgium Party

England Party
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Achille Gama

Linesmen - not known

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Belgium Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 32nd to 30th
Colours: Black shirts, black shorts and black socks
Capt: Florimond Vanhalme Selectors: Viktor Lowenfeld
Belgium Lineup
  de Bie, Jan 37 9 May 1892 G Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles 30 56 GA
  Nouwens, Theodoor 21 17 February 1908 RB Racing Club de Malines 4 0
  Hoydonckx, Nicolaas H. 28 29 December 1900 LB Excelsior FC Hasselt 10 0
  van Averbeke, Henri 27 26 October 1901 RH Royal Beerschot AC 13 0
  Vanhalme, Florimond 34 21 March 1895 CH Royal Cercle Sportif Brugeois 33 1
  Boesman, Gustave 30 19 January 1899 LH ARA La Gantoise 17 0
  Braine, Pierre E.E. 28 26 October 1900 OR Royal Beerschot AC 33 3
  Vanderbauwhede, Michel 27 19 May 1901 IR Royal Cercle Sportif Brugeois 5 2
  Braine, Raymond E.M. 22 28 April 1907 CF Royal Beerschot AC 27 14
Moeschal, Jacques 28 6 September 1900 IL Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles 9 3
  Diddens, Jan 22 14 September 1906 OL Racing Club de Malines 19 2


reserves not known

team notes:

This is the most experienced team England have faced so far.
2-3-5 de Bie -
Nowens, Hoydonckx -
van Averbeke, Vanhalme, Boesman -
Braine, Vanderbauwhede, Braine, Moeschal, Diddens.


Age 27.6 Appearances/Goals 18.2 2.2


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 11th to 10th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Jack Hill, seventh captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 22 April 1929.
133rd match, W 86 - D 25 - L 22 - F 404 - A 145.
England Lineup
  Hufton, A. Edward 36 25 November 1892 G West Ham United FC 5 10 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 24 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 6 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 27 20 April 1902 LB The Wednesday FC 7 0
  Oliver, Leonard F. 23 1 August 1905 RH Fulham FC 1 0
  Hill, John H. 32 2 March 1897 CH Newcastle United FC 10 0
  Peacock, John 32 15 March 1897 LH Middlesbrough FC 2 0
  Adcock, Hugh 26 10 April 1903 OR Leicester City FC 2 0
  Kail, Edgar I.L. 28 26 November 1900 IR Dulwich Hamlet FC 2 2

Camsell, George H. 26 27 November 1902 CF Middlesbrough FC 2 6
Carter, Joseph H. 28 27 July 1899 IL West Bromwich Albion FC 2 2
  Barry, Leonard J. 27 27 October 1901 OL Leicester City FC 4 0


George Shaw (West Bromwich Albion FC), Fred Kean (Bolton Wanderers FC) and Joe Bradford (Birmingham FC)

team notes:

Leeds United AFC's Willis Edwards was the original chosen right-half, his place going to Fred Kean. Bolton Wanderers FC's Harry Nuttall was the reserve for the half-back line, he too was unavailable, his place going to Len Oliver.
Hugh Adcock and Joe Bradford are cousins.
2-3-5 Hufton -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Oliver, Hill, Peacock -
Adcock, Kail, Camsell, Carter, Barry


Age 28.1 Appearances/Goals 3.9 0.4


    Match Report


The Football Association team to-day met Belgium here, and after an interesting game, watched by over 30,000 people, the English team won by five goals to one...

Cooper and Blenkinsop, the English backs, held the Belgian forwards comfortably, and after a period of strong English pressure Adcock put across a good centre, and Camsell, firing in a hot drive, beat Debie, who dived and got to the ball, but failed to stop it entering the net. This was in the 30th minute. Four minutes later Camsell scored England's second goal, and within another three minutes he added the third, which came from a penalty, hit the inside of the post and rebounded into the net at a terrific pace...

...Camsell, taking a beautiful pass from Carter, scored his fourth goal. Later Camsell passed to Carter, who gave Debie little chance with a fast shot. The Belgians were outplayed in all departments of the game, but they hammered away, and in the last two minutes they were rewarded with a goal from Raymond Braine, their inside-left, who finished a dribble with a shot which beat Hufton, who came out of his goal in an effort to take the ball off Braine's toes. - The Times - Monday 13th May, 1929


It was on 10 May 1929 that parliament was dissolved to give notice of the General Election at the end of the month. The election was to result in a hung parliament, with the Labour party winning the most seats for the first time, but the Prime Minister's Conservative party won more votes. Labour had a small majority of 27 seats, but formed a minority government, supported by the Liberal party's 59 seats.

Source Notes


Rothmans Yearbooks