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'B' 07 vs. Italy
Wednesday, 22 February 1950
International World Cup Trial Match

England 1 Netherlands A 0
St. James' Park, Strawberry Place, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Kick-off (GMT): 3.00pm.

Attendance: '43,068'.
England kicked-off  
[1-0] Nat Lofthouse 73
 shot through on the turn
'The Bolton man could hardly help score with a gaping goal and a slightly jittery goalkeeper moving the wrong way.'
no TV or Radio coverage
Officials England FIFA ruling on substitutes Netherlands
Patrick F. Power
St. Peter's, York, North Riding of Yorkshire.
The Continental ruling of allowing a substitute to replace an injured player prior to the 44th minute, and a goalkeeper at any time, is in place.
  blue flag          Linesmen              red flag
T.W. Rand
J. Glancey
England B Team
Rank No official ranking system established; Colours The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.

Jimmy Dickinson Manager Walter Winterbottom, 36 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
only B, W 1 - D 0 - L 0 F 1 - A 0. Trainer: Norman Smith (Newcastle United FC) sixth of fourteen B matches, W 5 - D 1 - L 0 - F 19 - A 1.
Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Arthur Drewry, on Monday, 30 January, along with the FA Cup fifth round draw.
England Lineup
  ten changes to the previous B match league position (30 January)  
4   Middleton, Raymond 30
169 days
6 September 1919 G Chesterfield FC (FL2 12th) 1 0ᵍᵃ
40 2 Milburn, Stanley 23
118 days
27 October 1926 RB Chesterfield FC (FL2 12th) 1 0
only B app 1950
41 3 Eckersley, William 24
221 days
16 July 1925 LB Blackburn Rovers FC (FL2 16th) 1 0
42 4 Quested, W. Leonard 25
44 days
9 January 1925 RHB Fulham FC (FL 12th) 1 0
only B app 1950
5 Leuty, Leon 29
122 days
23 October 1920 CHB Derby County FC (FL 9th) 3 0
final B app 1949-50
6 Dickinson, James W. 24
304 days
24 April 1925 LHB Portsmouth FC (FL 4th) 3 0
final B app 1949-50
43 7 Walters, William E. 25
170 days
5 September 1924 OR Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL2 TOP) 1 0
only B app 1950
8 Mannion, Wilfred J. 31
282 days
16 May 1918 IR Middlesbrough FC (FL 13th) 4 0
most B apps 1948-50
final B app 1947-50
44 9
Lofthouse, Nathaniel 24
179 days
27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC (FL 17th) 1 1
only B app 1950
45 10 Shackleton, Leonard F. 27
3295 days
3 May 1922 IL Sunderland AFC (FL 7th) 1 0
only B app 1950
11 Mullen, James 27
47 days
6 January 1923 OL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 6th) 2 0
unused substitutes: Jack Fairbrother (Newcastle United FC (FL 11th)), Jack Sewell (Notts County FC (FL3n TOP)), Arthur Hudgell (Sunderland AFC (FL 7th)) replaced Milburn.
team changes: Two sets of cousins were due to be involved, the Froggatt's, Jack and Redfern, and the Milburn's, Jackie and Stan, but Redfern, along with his teammate and original named captain Hugh Swift, withdrew from the side after being hurt in their side's league clash on 11 February. They were replaced on 16 February by Eckersley and Roy Bentley (Chelsea FC (FL 10th)), at the same time, Jackie Milburn (Newcastle United FC (FL 11th)) withdrew, after breaking a toe on his right foot in training. The untried Lofthouse came in as his replacement.
Laurie Hughes (Liverpool FC) then withdrew from the line-up on 18 February because of a facial injury, playing for his club against West Bromwich Albion FC. His place going to Leuty. Ronnie Dicks (Middlesbrough FC (FL 13th)), Jack Froggatt (Portsmouth FC (FL 4th)) and Bentley also all withdrew. Dicks had failed to recover in time from injury, Froggatt was injured on Saturday and Bentley had 'a chill'. There places going to reserve Stan Milburn, Shackleton and Mullen. Hudgett replaced Milburn as one of the reserves.
The team were set-up in Whitley Bay, Northumberland.
2-3-5 Middleton -
Milburn, Eckersley -
Quested, Leuty, Dickinson -
, Mannion, Lofthouse, Shackleton, Mullen
Averages: Age 26 years 274 days Appearances/Goals 1.7 0.0
youngest B team so far
Netherlands A Team
Rank No official ranking system established; Colours Orange collared jerseys, white shorts, blue socks with white tops.
Captain Johannes Stoffelen Manager  
Netherlands Lineup
  Kraak, Pieter C. 29
8 days
14 February 1921 G IJmuidensche Voetbal Vereeniging Stormvogels
2 Potharst, Jan H. 32
49 days
4 January 1918 RB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax
3 van der Sluijs, Piet 31
158 days
17 September 1918 LB Bossche Voetbal Vereniging
4 van der Hoeven, Cornelis 28
286 days
12 May 1921 RHB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax
5 Terlouw, Marinus 27
251 days
16 June 1922 CHB Sparta Rotterdam
6 Stoffelen, Johannes H. 29
19 days
23 January 1921 LHB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax
7 Schrumpf, Johannes 28
105 days
9 November 1921 OR Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging
8 Lakenberg, Wilhelmus A.T. 28
309 days
19 April 1921 IR FC Blauw-Wit Amsterdam
9 Roosenburg, André 26
188 days
18 August 1923 CF Oranje Nassau Sneek
10 Rijvers, Cornelus B. 23
271 days
27 May 1926 IL Noad Advendo Combinatie Breda
11 Clavan, Mathijs 20
348 days
11 March 1929 OL Alles Door Oefening Den Haag
unused substitutes: Dré Saris (Bossche Voetbal Vereniging), Cor Huijbregts (Bossche Voetbal Vereniging), Arie de Vroet (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Piet Steenbergen (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
2-3-5 Kraak -
Potharst, van der Sluijs -
van der Hoeven, Terlouw, Stoffelen -
Schrumpf, Lakenberg, Roosenburg, Rijvers, Clavan.
Averages: Age 27 years 317 days Appearances/Goals
oldest known opposition B team
              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1950-51, page 24

For the match against Holland at Newcastle on February 22nd, England 'B' fielded a mixed team which included several new internationals. Their performance was below expectation, though Shackleton and Mannion showed individual brilliance.
The Dutch put up a determined fight, but were outclassed in football skill; the margin of England's victory (3—0) might well have been much greater, but for the forward-line's weakness in scoring-power.

              Source Notes
Original newspaper reports
Official Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks