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Wednesday, 6 February 1957
International 'B' Friendly Match

England 4 Scotland 1
The St. Andrew's Football Ground, Cattell Road, Bordesley,  Birmingham, Warwickshire
Kick-off (GMT): 7.45pm,

Attendance: '39,376' (floodlit)
unknown kicked-off
[1-0] Brian Pilkington volley 1 0:30
smashed the ball in first time from the edge of the penalty area' cross by Brian Clough
[2-0] Brian Clough 11
 'Alf Stokes chased the ball, caught it on the by-line and pulled it back to Clough's poised right foot'
[3-0] Tommy Thompson 22
 Else's clearance found Don Howe , who set up Thompson on the halfway line, to dribble past Malloy and Kirk to slam the ball in.
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[4-1]Harry Hooper penalty 73

 (Hooper fouled)
[3-1] Ian Gardiner header 72
'Wardhaugh beat two men on the left, passed to Alex Scott, and from his neat centre Gardiner headed through'
second half only - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Officials from Wales England UK ruling on substitutes Scotland
Clifford William Kingston
41 (8 April 1915), Newport, Monmouthshire
This is England's last official 'B'' match until 1978
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W.J. Ingram W.L. Jones
England B Team


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: Tony Marchi
only. W 1 - D 0 - L 0 - F 4 - A 1.¹
Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 43 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
fourteenth B match, W 9 - D 2 - L 0 - F 41 - A 10.
Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Frank Adams, on Monday, 28 January.
England Lineup
  eleven changes to the previous B match league position (28 January)  
13   Else, Frederick 23
312 days
31 March 1933 G Preston North End FC (FL 5th) 1 1ᵍᵃ
126 only B app 1957
127 2
Howe, Donald 21
117 days
12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 12th) 1 0
only B app 1957
128 3 Sillett, R. Peter T. 24
5 days
1 February 1933 LB Chelsea FC (FL 15th) 1 0
only B app 1957
129 4 Anderson, Stanley 22
345 days
27 February 1934 RHB Sunderland AFC (FL 20th) 1 0
5 Smith, Trevor 20
299 days
13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC (FL 9th) 2 0
130 6
Marchi, Anthony 24
16 days
21 January 1933 LHB Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL 2nd) 1 0
only B app 1957
Hooper, Harry 23
237 days
14 June 1933 OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 4th) 6 2
mst B apps 1954-57
final B app 1954-57
131 8
Thompson, Thomas 28
88 days
10 November 1928 IR Preston North End FC (FL 5th) 1 1
only B app 1957
132 9
Clough, Brian H. 21
322 days
21 March 1935 CF Middlesbrough FC (FL2 6th) 1 1
133 10
Stokes, Alfred F. 24
116 days
13 October 1932 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL 2nd) 1 0
only B app 1957
Pilkington, Brian 23
360 days
12 February 1933 OL Burnley FC (FL 10th) 2 1
    final B app 1954-57
reserves: Jimmy Adamson (Burnley FC (FL 10th))
team notes: Alf Stokes replaced David Durie (Blackpool FC) on 4th February.
2-3-5 Else -
Howe, Sillett -
Anderson, Smith, Marchi -
Hooper, Thompson, Clough, Stokes, Pilkington.
Averages: Age 23 years 200 days Appearances/Goals 1.7 0.1
Scotland B Team
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: Made by Umbro - Dark blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Danny Malloy Selector: Scottish 2nd XI FA Selection Committee
team chosen on Monday, 28 January 1957
Scotland Lineup
  Simpson, Ronald Campbell 26
118 days
11 October 1930 G Newcastle United FC, England 2 6ᵍᵃ
final B app 1953-57
2 Kirk, Robert 29
178 days
12 August 1927 RB Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
only B app 1957
3 Winton, Douglas 27
118 days
11 October 1929 LB Burnley FC, England 1 0
only B app 1957
4 Aitken, Charles 24
202 days
19 July 1932 RHB Motherwell FC 1 0
only B app 1957
5 Malloy, Daniel 26
92 days
6 November 1930 CHB Cardiff City FC, Wales 2 0
final B app 1956-57
6 Cumming, John 26
326 days
17 March 1930 LHB Heart of Midlothian FC 2 0
final B app 1954-57
Scott, Alexander Silcock 19
76 days
22 November 1937 OR Rangers FC 1 0
only B app 1957
8 Kelly, Bernard 24
108 days
21 October 1932 IR Raith Rovers FC 1 0
only B app 1957
Gardiner, James Ian 28
141 days
18 September 1928 CF Motherwell FC 2 1
final B app 1952-57
10 Wardhaugh, James Alexander Douglas 27
322 days
21 March 1929
in Berwick-upon-Tweed
IL Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
only B app 1957
11 McCann, John 22
194 days
27 July 1934 OL Barnsley FC, England 1 0
only B app 1957
reserves: Price (Airdrieonians FC), Tommy Gemmell (St. Mirren FC)
team notes: There were three changes to the original named starting XI before 4th February; Simpson replaced Dundee FC's Bill Brown in goal, Gardiner replaced Motherwell's Willie Bauld and McCann replaced Partick Thistle's Tommy Ewing
2-3-5 Simpson -
Kirk, Winton -
Aitken, Malloy, Cumming -
Scott, Kelly, Gardiner, Wardhaugh, McCann.
Averages: Age 25 years 272 days Appearances/Goals 1.3 0
              Match Report by Frank McGhee, Daily Mirror, Thursday, 7 February 1957

ENGLAND B rocked the Scots here tonight with an explosive burst of power football that brought them three goals in the first twenty-two minutes. Number one—a real sensation—came almost from kick-off.
   It caught the Scots with their guard down and their defence spreadeagled.
Outside left Brian Pilkington, the wee man from Burnley, was the scorer. He smashed the ball in first time from the edge of the penalty area after centre forward Brian Clough and inside right Tommy Thompson had carved out the chance. Twenty-one-year-old Clough who had spent most of the day having ice pack treatment to reduce a swelling over his right eye, got the second.
   What an impressive start to his first representative game.

England skipper, Tony Marchi. of Spurs, started it with a long ball up the left wing.
 Alf Stokes, his club colleague, at inside-left, chased it, caught it on the by-line and pulled it back to Clough's poised right foot. Scotland looked in danger of being overwhelmed completely. Their centre-forward Ian Gardiner was being snuffed out with contemptuous ease by Trevor Smith. Occasionally they staged breakaways—little islands of action in a sea of English superiority.
   And ironically it was one of these breakaways that led directly to England's third goal.

Right half Charlie Aitken, following up an attack crashed in a tremendous shot to bring out an equally tremendous save from goalkeeper Fred Else. Else's clearance found his Preston club-mate, Thompson, alone on the halfway line.
   This was the starting point for a hazy-mazy dribble that took him past centre half Danny Malloy and round right back Bob Kirk to slam the ball in.
It could easily have been a five-goal lead by half-time. Outside right Harry Hooper had a shot blocked; Brian Clough had one tipped over the bar; and Marchi had another well saved. The few efforts that Else had to save came from long range and gave him no trouble.
   Scotland found some semblance of order in the second half, and they hit back with a goal from Gardiner after seventy-two minutes.
Wardhaugh beat two men on the left, passed to Scott, and from his neat centre Gardiner headed through. Just before this Simpson made one of the luckiest saves of his career when Stokes tried a first-time shot. Simpson went the wrong way but stuck out a foot to deflect the ball over the bar. A few minutes after Scotland's goal Hopper made it 4—1 for England from the penalty spot. And this was only justice for Hooper was flashing through on his own when he was brought down. Referee Kingston at first signalled a free-kick, but after examining skid marks awarded a penalty instead.


              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1957-58 page 33

A brilliant forward line scored a goal for England in the first minute of this 'B' International under the Birmingham floodlights and from that moment the Scottish defence went to pieces. In a sea of mud, Pilinkington volleyed home the first goal, Clough the second, and Thompson the third, all in the first 20 minutes of the game and all the result of outstanding team-work couple with brilliant finishing. After Scotland had made it 3-1 midway through the second half, Hooper converted a penalty for a foul on himself. On this display, England's reserves would seem to be extremely promising.

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