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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

 

 
240 vs. Italy

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b u/o vs. FC Schaffhausen
241 vs. Denmark

Wednesday, 19 May 1948
End-of-Season Tour 'B' Friendly Match

Switzerland 1 England 5 [0-3]
 



Match Summary
Switzerland B Party
England Party

Stadio Comunale, Bellinzona
Attendance: 10,000;
Kick-off: tbc

England - Stan Mortensen (a piledriver 30, first time shot from a Langton pass 43, went through after a Mannion flick 62), Billy Wright (thirty-yard ground shot 38), Stan Pearson (placed the ball wide of the keeper from a Mortensen pass 50)
Switzerland - Ballamann (went in just under the bar 88)
B Team Results

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Switzerland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-), .

Linesmen - tbc

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

Switzerland B Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: probably white jerseys, black shorts and black socks.
Capt:   Manager: Karl Rappan
Switzerland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      

reserves:

-
 
2-3-5  

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1948 away uniform - Red jerseys with white collars, white shorts, red socks topped with white tops
Capt: Frank Swift Manager:
Trainer: Jesse Carver
Walter Winterbottom, 35 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching on 8 July 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
second B match, W 1 - D 1 - L 0 - F 5 - A 1.
Fifteen-man Party chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry on Sunday, 25 April 1948. Team chosen on Tuesday, 18 May.
England Lineup
  Swift, Frank V. 34 26 December 1913 G Manchester City FC 2 1 GA
2 Ramsey, Alfred E. 28 22 January 1920 RB Southampton FC 1 0
3 Aston, John 26 3 September 1921 LB Manchester United FC 1 0
4 Nicholson, William E. 29 26 January 1919 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
5 Franklin, Cornelius 26 24 January 1922 LHB

Stoke City FC

2 0
6 Wright, William A. 24 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

2 1
7 Finney, Thomas 26 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

2 0
8 Mannion, Wilfred J. 29 16 May 1918 IR

Middlesbrough FC

2 0
9
Mortensen, Stanley H. 26 26 May 1921 CF Blackpool FC 2 3
10 Pearson, Stanley C. 29 11 January 1919 IL

Manchester United FC

1 1
11 Langton, Robert 28 8 September 1918 OL

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 0

reserves:

Laurie Scott (Arsenal FC), Jack Howe (Derby County FC), Henry Cockburn (Manchester United FC), Stan Matthews (Blackpool FC) and Tommy Lawton (Notts County FC). Lawton was suffering with an injured groin.
Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur FC) was a home reserve. On standby in case of injury to Swift.
 
2-3-5 Swift  -
Ramsey, Aston -
Nicholson, Franklin, Wright -
Finney, Mannion, Mortensen, Pearson, Langton.

Averages:

Age 27.7 Appearances/Goals 1.7 0.0

 

Source Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Billy Wright's My Football Pitch
(1954)
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