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Wednesday, 11 March 1953
International 'B' Friendly Match

Scotland 2 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Scotland Party
England Party

Easter Road Stadium, Albion Place, Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Attendance: 16,875;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Bill Holden (headed in a rebound after Lishman's shot hit the crossbar 17), Jack Grainger (turned in a Roper cross 55)
Scotland - Ian McMillan (hit the ball on the turn from a Henderson pass 53), Angus Morrison (headed in a Morrison corner 57)
Yorkshire Post stated 25,000, whereas Daily Herald stated just 15,000.
B Team Results

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Thomas J. Mitchell
x (28 January 1912), Lurgan, Ulster


Linesmen -
tbc

The draw for the Coronation Cup Tournament was made prior to this match.

The England B team were originally due to meet their French counterparts.
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Scotland B Team

 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: blue jerseys with white collars, white shorts, blue socks with white/blue tops.
Capt: Tommy Docherty Manager: Team chosen on Wednesday, 4 March 1953.
Scotland Lineup
  Simpson, Ronald C. 22 11 October 1930 G Newcastle United FC, England
2 Aird, John R. 26 18 December 1926 RB Burnley FC, England
3 Hewie, John D. 25 13 December 1927
in Pretoria, South Africa
LB Charlton Athletic FC, England
4 Docherty, Thomas H. 24 24 April 1928 RHB Preston North End FC, England
5 Cowie, Douglas 26 1 May 1926 CHB Dundee FC
6 Kelly, Hugh T. 29 23 July 1923 LHB Blackpool FC, England
7 Henderson, John G. 21 17 January 1932 OR Portsmouth FC, England
8 Moir, William 30 19 April 1922 IR Bolton Wanderers FC, England
9 Bonthrone, James 23 16 June 1929 CF East Fife FC
10 McMillan, John L. 21 18 March 1931 IL Airdrieonians FC
11 Morrison, Angus C. 28 26 April 1924 OL Preston North End FC, England

reserves:

Tommy Gallacher (Dundee FC)

team notes:

Kelly replaced Partick Thistle FC's Jimmy Davidson, after he was injured in his club's match against East Fife FC the previous Saturday. Cowie was originally named as left-half until he replaced Davidson in the centre, with Kelly filling the vacant left-half berth.
 
2-3-5 Simpson -
Aird, Hewie -
Docherty, Cowie, Kelly -
Henderson, Moir, Bonthrone, McMillan, Morrison

Averages:

Age 25.0 Appearances/Goals

 

England B Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Tommy Cummings Manager:
Trainer: Bert Johnson (Sunderland AFC)
Walter Winterbottom, 36 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching on 8 July 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
seventh B match, W 5 - D 2 - L 0 - F 21 - A 3.
Team chosen by Selection Committee headed by Harold Shentall, on Monday, 23 February 1953.
England Lineup
  Nethercott, Kenneth W.S. 27 22 July 1925 G Norwich City FC 1 2 GA
2 Staniforth, Ronald 28 13 April 1924 RB Huddersfield Town FC 1 0
3 Byrne, Roger W. 23 8 September 1929 LB Manchester United FC 1 0
4 Adamson, James 23 4 April 1929 RHB Burnley FC 1 0
5 Cummings, Thomas S. 24 12 September 1928 CHB Burnley FC 1 0
6 Barlow, Raymond J. 26 17 August 1926 LHB West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1
7 Grainger, John 28 3 April 1924 OR Rotherham United FC 1 1
8 Quixall, Albert 19 9 August 1933 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
9 Holden, William 24 1 April 1928 CF Burnley FC 1 1
10 Lishman, Douglas J. 29 14 September 1923 IL Arsenal FC 1 0
11 Roper, Donald G.B. 30 14 December 1922 OL Arsenal FC 1 0

reserves:

Syd Owen (Swindon Town FC), Jack Grainger was replaced by Harry Kirtley (Sunderland AFC) on 9 March.

team notes:

Staniforth replaced original-named right-back, Birmingham City FC's Ken Green on 5 March, after Green was needed for his club's FA Cup sixth round second replay against Tottenham Hotspur FC. Original reserve Grainger replaced Arsenal FC's unfit Arthur Milton at outside-right on 9 March.
 
2-3-5 Nethercott -
Staniforth, Byrne -
Adamson, Cummings, Barlow -
Grainger, Quixall, Holden, Lishman, Roper

Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 1.1 0.1

 

Source Notes

"The Scottish selectors were so pleased with their B team's display they allowed the players to keep their jerseys. The Englishmen had to hand back their white shirts but were given permission to keep the badges." - Thursday, 12 March 1953, The Dundee Courier

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks

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