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Wednesday, 8 February 1956
International Friendly Intermediate Match

England 3 Scotland 1 [1-0]
 










Match Summary
England Party
Scotland Party

Hillsborough, Owlerton, Sheffield, South Riding of Yorkshire
Kick-off (GMT): 7.15pm

Attendance: 39,736 (floodlit).

unknown kicked-off  
[1-0] Johnny Haynes 36
 took a return pass from Quixall and rolled the ball past Morrison

[2-0] Johnny Haynes 70
 12-yard strike from a Pegg square ball

  
[3-1] Jimmy Harris 81
 set up by Haynes




[2-1] Johnny Hamilton 79
pounced on a Matthews mistake
last half hour only - commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
 

Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands

England

Type

Scotland
Referee (-) - P.P. Roomer

Linesmen - J.C. van Gelder (red flag) and J.H. Marteus (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: Johnny Haynes, first captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
fifth intermediate match, W 4 - D 0 - L 1 - F 19 - A 6.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Tuesday, 31 January 1956.
England Lineup
  Matthews, Reginald D. 23 20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC 4 3 GA
2 Howe, Donald 20 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
3 Norman, Maurice 21 8 May 1934 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 21 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
5 Smith, Trevor, injured 2nd min. 19 13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC 4 0
6 Edwards, Duncan 19 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 4 3
7 Finney, Alan 22 31 October 1933 OR Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 0
8 Quixall, Albert 22 9 August 1933 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
9 Harris, James 22 18 August 1933 CF Everton FC 1 1
10 Haynes, John N. 21 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 4 5
11 Pegg, David 20 20 September 1935 OL Manchester United FC 1 0

reserve:

Stan Anderson (Sunderland AFC)

team notes:

Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool FC) was the original named right-back. Peter Sillett (Chelsea FC) was the original left-back, and again, he was chosen to captain the side. Vic Groves, now of Arsenal FC, was the original centre-forward, and Frank Blunstone (Chelsea FC), the outside-left. Chelsea FC requested the release of Sillett and Blunstone, to allow them to play in an FA Cup fourth round replay against Burnley FC on the Monday, 6th (they drew 2-2 AET with Sillett scoring a penalty). On the Thursday evening, 2 February, this was granted, and Norman and Pegg were drafted in as replacements.
The team had a practice match against Sheffield United FC on Tuesday, 7th and lost 3-1 in the twenty-minute each-way match. Armfield was poorly and Anderson took his place. Groves also played.
Hours before the match took place, Groves had to withdraw because of a poisoned toe. His place went to Harris, who was training with his teammates in Buxton. Armfield withdrew because of tonsilitis. The West Bromwich Albion coach, Freddie Cox, made a car dash to Oswestry, to get his replacemenet, Don Howe, who was at the time, with his regiment, the Royal Artillery. However, the car broke down (puncture). Howe made it with an hour to spare.
Trevor SMith went over on his left ankle in the second minute, and played the remainder of the match strapped up.
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Howe, Norman -
Clayton, Smith, Edwards
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Finney, Quixall, Harris, Haynes, Pegg.

Averages:

Age 20.9 Appearances/Goals 2.3 0.5

 

Scotland Intermediate Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: Blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Alex Parker Manager: Team chosen on Tuesday, 31 January 1956
Scotland Lineup
1 Morrison, Reginald L. 23 14 September 1932 G Aberdeen FC 1 3 GA
2 Parker, Alexander H. 20 2 August 1935 RB Falkirk FC 2 0
3 Rae, Ian J. 23 19 January 1933 LB Falkirk FC 1 0
4 Price, William 21 5 October 1934 RHB Airdrieonians FC 1 0
5 Nicol, Robert B.M. 19 11 May 1936 CHB Hibernians FC 1 0
6 McIntosh, James 19 3 August 1936 LHB Falkirk FC 1 0
7 Hamilton, John 21 22 January 1935 OR Heart of Midlothian FC 1 1
8 Young, Alexander 19 3 February 1937 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
9 Murray, Maxwell 20 7 November 1935 CF Rangers FC 1 0
10 Wishart, Robert 22 10 March 1933 IL Aberdeen FC 2 0
11 Baxter, Thomas nk not known OL Queen of the South FC 1 0

traveling reserve:

David Curlett (Kilmarnock)

team notes:

Hibernians FC withdrew Jackie Plendereith and Tommy Preston from the side on 7 February, so that they could play them in a Scottish Cup tie. Hibs' provided their reserve centre-half Nicol as a replacement, and the SFA called on Falkirk FC's McIntosh to replace Preston.
The team arrived at Hillsborough ninety minutes before kick-off, following a six hour train journey.
 
   

Averages:

Age 20.7 (x10) Appearances/Goals 1.2 0.0

 

Source Notes

SFA
Original newspaper reports
Official matchday programme
Rothman's Yearbooks

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