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Wednesday, 1 December 1937
Football Association Friendly Match

England 5 Czechoslovakia 4 [3-2]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Czechoslovakia Squad

White Hart Lane, High Road, Tottenham, London
Attendance:
45,879; Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Second half commentary live on Regional Radio

England - Jack Crayston (a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area 11), Jack Morton (a close range shot 20), Stan Matthews (brilliant long shot from a Barkas pass 30, left-footed rising shot 55, received the ball in midfield, feinted this way and then with a left footed shot that bounced and deceived Plánička 85);
Czechoslovakia - Antonín Puč (from wide of goal bore in and beat Woodley 13), Oldřich Nejedlý (from a corner 44, fifteen yard shot from Puč pass 76), Josef Zeman (rushed up and kicked underneath Woodley 58)
Results 1930-39

Czechoslovakia won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

England

Type

Czechoslovakia

Referee - John Langenus
Antwerp, Belgium

Linesmen - S.A. Donaldson, Essex, and J. Jewell, London

"Both sides were numbered"

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Sam Barkas, third captaincy Selectors:
In charge: M.F. Cadman
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on 23 November 1937.
181st match, W 116 - D 30 - L 35 - F 544 - A 208.
England Lineup
  Woodley, Victor R. 27 26 February 1910 G Chelsea FC 7 9 GA
2 Sproston, Bert 22 22 June 1915 RB Leeds United AFC 4 0
3 Barkas, Samuel 27 29 December 1909 LB Manchester City FC 5 0
4 Crayston, W. John, injured second half 27 9 October 1910 RH/OR Arsenal FC 8 1
5 Cullis, Stanley 21 25 October 1916 CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 0
6 Copping, Wilfred 30 17 August 1907 LH Arsenal FC 16 0
7
Matthews, Stanley 22 1 February 1915 OR/IR Stoke City FC 6 5
8 Hall, G. William 25 12 March 1912 IR/RH Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 2
9 Mills, George R. 28 29 December 1908 CF Chelsea FC 3 3
10 Goulden, Leonard A. 25 9 July 1912 IL West Ham United FC 5 1
11 Morton, John 23 26 July 1914 OL West Ham United FC 1 1

reserves:

Ken Willingham (Huddersfield Town FC) and Cliff Bastin (Arsenal FC, injured)

team notes:

Manchester City FC's Eric Brook was the original named outside-left, but due to peritonitis, his place went to reserve Bastin, but he was injured and so the selector's settled on Wolverhampton Wanderers FC's George Ashall, but the club informed them that he was unfit. Eventually then, Morton was called upon.
As well as Crayston's injury, George Mills and Jack Morton both suffered during the match. Accordingly, Morton took turns with Crayston out on the right.
 
2-3-5 Woodley -
Sproston, Barkas -
Crayston (Hall), Cullis, Copping -
Matthews
(Crayston), Hall (Matthews), Mills, Golden, Morton.
"Crayston resumed limping at outside-right and Hall took the right-half position"

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 5.6 0.7

 

Czechoslovakia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th to 10th
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks
Capt: František Plánička Selectors: Lieutenant-Colonel Josef Tesař
Czechoslovakia Lineup
  Plánička, František 33 2 June 1904 G SK Slavia Praha 68 117 GA
  Košt'álek, Josef 28 31 August 1909 RB AC Sparta Praha 33 1
  Daučík, Ferdinand  27 30 May 1910 LB SK Slavia Praha 6 0
  Vodička, Antonín  30 1 March 1907 RH SK Slavia Praha 17 0
  Bouček, Jaroslav  25 13 November 1912 CH AC Sparta Praha 19 1
  Kolský, Karel  23 21 September 1914 LH AC Sparta Praha 7 0
  Říha, Jan  22 11 November 1915 OR AC Sparta Praha 6 4
  Kloz, František  32 19 May 1905 IR SK Kladno 10 6
Zeman, Josef  22 23 January 1915 CF AC Sparta Praha 1 1
Nejedlý, Oldřich  27 25 December 1909 IL AC Sparta Praha 34 22
Puč, Antonín  30 16 May 1907 OL SK Slavia Praha 58 34

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The match programme that accompanied this game was adamant that Sparta Praha's Jaroslav Burgr was to be the original right-back and captain. The left-back was to be his clubmate Josef Čtyřoký. Slavia Praha's Jiří Sobotka was the orginal centre-forward and Židenice's Oldřich Rulc was the outside-left.
 
2-3-5 Plánička -
Košt'álek, Daučík -
Vodička, Bouček, Kolský -
Riha, Kloz, Zeman, Nejedlý, Puč

Averages:

Age 27.2 Appearances/Goals 23.5 5.9

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
TheFA.com
Fotbal.cz
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