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Saturday, 22 October 1955
Home International Championship 1955-56 (61st) Match

Wales 2 England 1 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad

Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 60,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

Wales - Derek Tapscott (43), Cliff Jones (44)
England - John Charles (own goal 51)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary

Officials

Wales

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th to 23rd
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts with red side stripe, red socks with white tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Wales Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 55th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
73rd match, W 44 - D 14 - L 15 - F 210 - A 108, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Williams, Bert F. 35 31 January 1920 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 24 34 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 McGarry, William H. 24 10 June 1927 RHB Huddersfield Town AFC 4 0
5 Wright, William A. 31 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

70 3
6 Dickinson, James W. 30 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

42 0
7 Matthews, Stanley 40 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 46 10
8 Revie, Donald G. 28 10 July 1927 IR Manchester City FC 5 4
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 30 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 28 27
10 Wilshaw, Dennis J. 29 11 March 1926 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8 7
11 Finney, Thomas 33 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

57 24

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 35th consecutive match.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Wales conquered England for the first time since 1938 thanks to a headed winning goal from young Swansea winger Cliff Jones, whose Uncle Bryn had scored  one of the four goals that beat England seventeen years earlier. England's high-powered attack floundered against a Welsh defence in which the Charles brothers, John and Mel, played side by side. The game was virtually settled in a two minutes spell just before half-time. Derek Tapscott took advantage of hesitancy in the England defence to shoot Wales into the lead, and then Cliff Jones made it 2-0 with a stunning header from a Roy Paul cross. The only time England got the ball into the net was when John Charles, trying to clear his lines in the fifty-first minute, turned the ball past brilliant Arsenal goalkeeper Jack Kelsey for a spectacular own goal.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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