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Saturday, 14 April 1956
Home International Championship 1955-56 (61st) Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [0-0]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 132,817;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT
Live on BBC (Scotland only) -
Commentator: Peter Thomson

Scotland - Graham Leggat
England - Johnny Haynes (89)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - L.Callaghan
x (-), Merthyr Tydfil.

Linesmen - N.A.Jones, Wrexham and G.H.Lewis, Aberdare

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

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 16th to 15th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Scotland Lineup
  Younger, T.     G Hibernians FC   GA
2 Parker, A.     RB Falkirk FC    
3 Hewie, J.     LB Charlton Athletic FC, England    
4 Evans, R.     RH The Celtic FC    
5 Young, G.     CH Rangers FC    
6 Glen, A.     LH Aberdeen FC    
7 Leggat, Graham     OR Aberdeen FC    
8 Johnstone, R.     IR Manchester City FC, England    
9 Reilly, Lawrence     CF Hibernians FC    
10 Collins, Robert     IL The Celtic FC    
11 Smith, Gordon     OL Hibernians FC    
Scotland Substitutes


2-3-5 Younger -
Parker, Hewie -
Evans, Young, Glen -
Leggat, Johnstone, Reilly, Collins, Smith.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 58th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 43 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
76th match, W 46 - D 15 - L 15 - F 218 - A 110, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Matthews, Reginald     G Coventry City FC   GA
2 Hall, Jeffrey     RB Birmingham City FC    
3 Byrne, Roger     LB Manchester United FC    
4 Dickinson, James     RH Portsmouth FC    
5 Wright, William     CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC    
6 Edwards, Duncan     LH Manchester United FC    
7 Finney, Thomas     OR Preston North End FC    
8 Taylor, Thomas     IR Manchester United FC    
9 Lofthouse, Nathanial     CF Bolton Wanderers FC    
10 Haynes, John     IL Fulham FC    
11 Perry, William     OL Blackpool FC    
England Substitutes


2-3-5 Matthews -
Hall, Byrne -
Dickinson, Wright, Edwards -
Finney, Taylor, Lofthouse, Haynes, Perry.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Johnny Haynes silenced the Hampden Roar with a last-minute equaliser, shooting the ball past goalkeeper Tommy Younger  after Manchester United team-mates Roger Byrne and Tommy Taylor had created the opening. Reg Matthews, making his debut in front of a 134,000 crowd while a Third Division goalkeeper with Coventry City, pulled off a string of magnificent saves and  was only beaten on the hour by a mis-hit shot from Aberdeen's Graham Leggat. The last-gasp equaliser from man-of-the-match Haynes stopped Scotland from registering their first victory over the Auld Enemy at Hampden Park since 1937. The incredible thing about this match was that England had to call the trainer on to treat goalkeeper Reg Matthews before a ball was kicked. Reg, used to playing in front of fewer than ten thousand spectators in the Third Division, was shaking with nerves as England left the dressing-room, and when he heard the roar from the 134,000 Scottish fans he almost passed out. The trainer gave Reg a whiff of smelling salts, and he quickly pulled himself together and gave an excellent debut performance. Reg, who later played for Chelsea, was nervy at the best of times and smoked like a trooper in the dressing-room.

Source Notes

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