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Wednesday, 18 May 1949
End-of-Season Continental Tour Match

Netherlands A 0 England 4
[0-0]
 
 
Olympisch Stadion, Stadionbuurt, Amsterdam, North Holland
Kick-off (CET): tbc  tbc BST.
Attendance: 'watched by 60,000
'
unknown kicked-off
   
  [0-1] John Rowley 59
hit the ball hard from a Roy Bentley pass
[0-2] John Rowley 64
tricked three men then beat the keeper
[0-3] Eric Parsons 65
 keeper misjudges the centre
[0-3] Colin Gibson headed onto crossbar 82
[0-4] John Rowley 82 HAT-TRICK
followed up Gibson's effort by rushing up and putting the ball in the net
 
 
"ROWLEY SCORES THREE IN HOLLAND" Daily Herald
Officials Netherlands FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
Referee
Charles Adolphe Delasalle
51 (8 December 1897)
 
Linesmen
tbc tbc
 
Netherlands Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: Probably orange
Capt:   Manager:  
Netherlands Lineup
  de Munck, Frans 26 20 August 1922 G Siitardse Boys
2 Everse, Jan 27 8 May 1922 RB Neptunus
3 van Bun, Jeu 30 10 December 1918 LB Maastrichtse Voetbal Vereniging
4 van Schijndel, Jan 22 4 March 1927 RHB Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging
5 Terlouw, Rinus 26 16 June 1922 CHB DCV
6 Stoffelen, Joop 28 23 January 1921 LHB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax
7 van Overbeek, Piet 22 6 May 1926 OR Bossche Voetbal Vereniging
8 Wilkes, Servaas 25 13 October 1923 IR RFC Xerxes
9 Lenstra, Abe 28 27 November 1920 CF SC Heerenveen
10 Timmermans, Theo 23 4 January 1926 IL ADO
11 de Harder, J. Lambertus 29 14 January 1920 OL FC des Girondins de Bordeaux, France
unused substitutes: -
 
2-3-5 De Munck -
Everse, Van Bun -
Van Schijndel, Terlouw, Stoffelen -
Overbeek, Wilkes, Lenstra, Timmermans, De Harder
Averages: Age - Appearances/Goals--
 
England B Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: probably the 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Leon Leuty Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 36 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
fourth B match, W 3 - D 1 - L 0 - F 13 - A 1.
in charge: Howard Shentall
Trainer: Jesse Carver (Millwall FC)
Party chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry, on Monday, 2 May 1949, team chosen on Monday, 16 May.
England Lineup
  Ditchburn, Edwin G. 27
206 days
24 October 1921 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0ᵍᵃ
2 Jones, William H. 28
5 days
13 May 1921 RB Liverpool FC 1 0
3 Westwood, Eric 31
235 days
25 September 1917 LB Manchester City FC 2 0
4 Harrison, Walter 26
122 days
16 January 1923 RHB Leicester City FC 2 0
5 Leuty, Leon 28
207 days
23 October 1920 CHB

Derby County FC

2 0
6 Cockburn, Henry 27
246 days
14 September 1921 LHB Manchester United FC 1 0
7
Parsons, Eric G. 25
190 days
9 November 1923 OR West Ham United FC 2 1
final B app 1949
8 Gibson, Colin G. 25
275 days
16 August 1923 IR Aston Villa FC 1 0
only B app 1949
9
Bentley, T.F. Roy 25
1 day
17 May 1924 CF Chelsea FC 1 0
10
Rowley, John F. 30
223 days
7 October 1918 IL Manchester United FC 1 3
only B app 1949
11 Langton, Robert 30
162 days
8 September 1918 OL Preston North End FC 3 0
unused substitutes: Bill Nicholson (Tottenham Hotspur FC) and Eddie Shimwell (Blackpool FC)
 
2-3-5 Ditchburn -
Jones, Westwood -
Harrison, Leuty, Cockburn -
Parsons, Gibson, Bentley, Rowley, Langton.
Averages: Age 27 years 346 days Appearances/Goals 1.6 0.0
 
     Match Report Daily Herald, Thursday, 19 May 1949

Jack Rowley scored three of England's goals against Holland and Eric Parson's got the other in the 4—0 win watched by 60,000 people in Amsterdam. All the goals came in the second half, the England forwards developing few good combined movements before the interval.

A notable feature was that almost all the English players were faster than their opponents. Langton and Parsons repeatedly swept past the Dutch full-backs at top speed. The victory would have been more pronounced with a little more steadiness in front of goal. Outstanding were Rowley and the three half-backs, who kept a tight grip on the nippy Dutch forwards.

After a goal had been claimed when Langton's shot appeared to cross the line.  Rowley had been claimed when Langton's shot appeared to cross the line. Rowley opened the scoring after 59 minutes, and he got a second goal five minutes later after tricking three men. Parsons made it three a minute later when the advancing Dutch goalkeeper misjudged a centre. Rowley scored his third goal eight minutes from time.

"The English team recovered the form they so surprisingly lost in Sweden." said Mr. H. Shentall, F.A. official with the team.
 

     Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1949-50, page 26

The first English goal came in the fifty-ninth minute. Rowley took a centre from Parsons and put it through to Bentley, who scored. Two more goals came quickly, and in seven minutes England led 3-0. Rowley got a second goal with a fine solo effort and a minute later Parsons netted, due to a misjudgment of a dropping shot by the Dutch goalkeeper. Eight minutes from the finish Gibson hit the crossbar with a header and Rowley, rushing up, put the ball into the net.
 

Source Notes
Original newspaper reports
Voetbalstats.nl
  Rothman's Yearbooks
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