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'B' 21 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 21 March 1956
International 'B' Friendly Match

England 4 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Party
Switzerland Party

The Dell, Milton Road, Southampton, Hampshire
Kick-off (GMT): 7.30pm,

Attendance: 18,919 (floodlit)

unknown kicked-off  
[1-0] Tommy Taylor 21
 headed in an accurate Edwards centre
[2-0] Tommy Taylor 60

 headed in a Pegg centre
[3-0] Tommy Taylor 70

 from short range from another Pegg centre
[4-0] Jack Rowley 75

 headed in a Douglas centre







[4-1] Ren� Hamel 85
pushed home a shot from close range after Matthews had saved a Reutlinger shot
last half only - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
 

Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

England

Type

Switzerland
Referee (-) - Eric Esmusson
x (-),


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England B 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: Tommy Cummings, first captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
thirteenth B match, W 8 - D 2 - L 0 - F 38 - A 9.
Team due to be chosen on Wednesday, 14 March 1956, put back to Sunday, 18 March.
England Lineup
Matthews, Reginald D. 23 20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC 3 4ᵍᵃ
2 Cummings, Thomas S. 27 12 September 1928 RB Burnley FC 3 0
3 Mansell, John 28 22 August 1927 LB Portsmouth FC 2 0
4 Morton, Robert H. 28 25 September 1927 RHB Luton Town FC 1 0
5 Gratrix, Roy 24 9 February 1932 CHB Blackpool FC 1 0
6 Edwards, Duncan 19 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 4 0
7 Douglas, Bryan 21 27 May 1934 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
8 Taylor, Ernest 30 2 September 1925 IR Blackpool FC 1 0
9
Taylor, Thomas 24 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 2 4
10 Rowley, G. Arthur 29 21 April 1926 IR Leicester City FC 1 1
11 Pegg, David 20 20 September 1935 OL Manchester United FC 2 0

reserves:

Ray King (Port Vale FC), Chris Gunter (Portsmouth FC), Gerry Hitchens (Cardiff City FC)

team notes:

The ISC were due to pick the team on Monday, 5 March, but the Players' Union ban on floodlit games prevented them (the ban was to begin on Tuesday, 13 March). The ISC intimated that they would find willing players. However, the ban was lifted following talks between The Football League and the Players' Union on Sunday, 11 March. The Union had announced that its members would be banned from taking part in floodlit matches, or in front of the television cameras without payment.
When the team was eventually announced, Arsenal's vić Groves was named, despite being unfit with a thigh injury. His place went to Douglas the following day.
On the Tuesday before the match, the B team played Portsmouth FC at Fratton Park in a forty-minute practice match, the game ended 1-1 with Edwards scoring for B, and Peter Harris equalising.
Arthur Rowley was the younger brother of Jack Rowley
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Cummings, Langley -
Wheeler, Kennedy, Shannon -
Finney, Broadbent, Taylor, Atyeo, Perry

Averages:

Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 1.9 0.1
 

Switzerland B Team

 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: probably Red jerseys, white shorts, black socks.
Capt:   Manager: Helmet Kaeser, secretary in charge. Team announced Tuesday, 20 March
Switzerland Lineup
  Schley, Werner 21 25 January 1935 G FC Basel 1893
2 Perruckoud, Marc 27 25 August 1928 RB FC Lausanne-Sport
3 Fl�ckiger, Marcel 26 20 June 1929 LB Berner Sport Club Young Boys
4 Th�ler, Silvan 23 1 August 1932 RHB FC Basel 1893
5 Weber, Hans 21 8 September 1934 CHB FC Lausanne-Sport
6 M�ller, Donato 21 11 August 1934 LH Grasshopper Club Zürich
7 Chiesa, Francesco A. 24 25 September 1931 OR FC Chiasso
8 Hamel, Ren� 23 22 July 1932 IR FC Grenchen
9 Reutlinger, Hans 26 28 March 1929 CF FC Zürich
10 Pastega, Aldo 22 10 October 1933 IL Servette FC Gen�ve 1890
11 Scheller, Kurt R. 23 22 March 1932 OL FC Winterthur

reserves:

not named

team notes:

The Swiss team arrived at London Airport from Zurich on Tuesday, 20 March. There were minor changes to the team that was announced on their arrival, and that which took to the field. Maurer was replaced with Thueler, and Pastega replaced Norbert Eschmann, then Hemel and Pastega swapped positions.
 
2-3-5 Schley -
Perruchoid, Fl�ckiger -
Th�ler, Weber, Muller -
Chiesa, Hemel, Reutlinger, Pastega, Scheller.

Averages:

Age 23.4 Appearances/Goals
 

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Matchday programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
 

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