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Wednesday, 28 September 1955
International Friendly Intermediate Match

England 5 Denmark 1 [1-1]
 










Match Summary
England Party
Denmark Party

Fratton Park, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Kick-off (BST): 7.00pm

Attendance: 19,179 (floodlit).

unknown kicked-off  
[1-0] Alfie Stokes 21
 a right-footed drive from a Blunstone cross and a Clausen miskick

[2-1] Johnny Haynes 51
 
hit on the turn, hit high and beyond the keepers reach
[3-1] Alfie Stokes 71
 'another good drive' from a Haynes pass

[4-1] Bobby Robson 79
 
hard drive following a Stokes lay-off
[5-1] Johnny Haynes 86
 left-footed shot high and clear as he was falling from a Kaye cross

[1-1] Flemming Nielsen 38
from a swerving free-kick from 25-30 yards
second half only - commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Denmark
Referee (-) - Paul Wershoven
x (-), Germany

Linesmen - Chief Petty Officer Champion, Portsmouth (red flag) and H.C. Dowell, Poole (yellow flag)

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England Intermediate Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Peter Sillett, third captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
fourth intermediate match, W 3 - D 0 - L 1 - F 16 - A 5.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Thursday, 15 September.
England Lineup
  Matthews, Reginald D. 22 20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC 3 2 GA
2 Sillett, R. Peter T. 22 1 February 1933 RB Chelsea FC 3 0
3 Shaw, Graham L. 21 9 July 1934 LB Sheffield United FC 1 0
4 Anderson, Stanley 21 27 February 1934 RHB Sunderland AFC 2 0
5 Smith, Trevor 19 13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC 3 0
6 Clayton, Ronald 21 5 August 1934 LHB Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
7 Kaye, Arthur 21 9 May 1933 OR Barnsley FC 1 0
8 Robson, Robert W. 22 18 February 1933 IR West Bromwich Albion FC 1 1
9 Stokes, Alfred 22 3 October 1932 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 2
10 Haynes, John N. 20 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 3 3
11 Blunstone, Frank 20 17 October 1934 OL Chelsea FC 4 2

unused substitutes:

Gerry Cakebread (Brentford FC), Clayton & Ray Parry (Bolton Wanderers FC). Centre-half Ken Taylor (Huddersfield Town FC) replaced Clayton the day before the match.

team notes:

Duncan Edwards (Manchester United FC) was the original named left-half, his place going to Clayton on Monday, 26 September, as he was suffering with an illness.
Outside-right Vic Groves (Leyton Orient FC) was the original named centre-forward, but injured his ankle in the last minute of the practice match between the England team and the Intermediate side at White Hart Lane, under floodlights, on Monday, 28 September (2-2).
Reg Matthews missed the practice matches, so he could play an important League Division Three South match for his club, against Brentford FC (City won 2-1). Arsenal FC's goalkeeper Ralph Guthrie took his place.
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Sillett, Shaw -
Robson, Anderson, Clayton
-
Kaye, Smith, Haynes, Stokes, Blunstone.

Averages:

Age 21.0 Appearances/Goals 2.1 0.2

 

Denmark Intermediate Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: John Kramer Manager: Vilhelm Skousen, 47 (23 March 1908), Team chosen on Tuesday, 20 September 1955
Denmark Lineup
1 Larsen, Erik 21 6 February 1934 G AC Horsens 5 13 GA
2 Helbrandt, Henning 20 30 May 1935 RB Kjøbenhavns Boldklub 3 0
3 Clausen, Knud 21 8 November 1933 LB Espjerg fB 1 0
4 Nielsen, Flemming G. 21 24 February 1934 RHB Boldklubben af 1893 3 2
5 Jørgensen, Finn 22 24 September 1933 CHB Boldklubben 1903 3 0
6 Nielsen, Ove 21 1 February 1934 LHB Køge Boldklub 3 0
7 Petersen, Knud 21 21 November 1934 OR Nykøbing Falster Boldklub af 1901 2 0
8 Nielsen, Ove Bech 23 3 August 1932 IR Akademisk Boldklub 4 1
9 Ingerslav Hansen, Kaj 19 11 February 1936 CF Akademisk Boldklub 3 1
10 Kramer, John 20 17 November 1934 IL Køge Boldklub 5 0
11 Nielsen, Gregor 21 29 March 1934 OL Espjerg fB 2 0

unused substitutes:

not known

team notes:

Manager Vilhelm Skousen would later be the president of DBU, from 1965 to 1977.
 
2-3-5 Larsen -
Helbrandt, Clausen -

F.Nielsen, Jørgensen, O.Nielsen -
Petersen,
O.B.Nielsen, Ingerslav, Cramer, G.Nielsen.

Averages:

Age 20.9 Appearances/Goals 3.1 0.2

 

Source Notes

 

 

DBU.dk
Original newspaper reports
Official matchday programme
Rothman's Yearbooks

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