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Saturday, 6 April 1957
Home International Championship 1955-56 (61st) Match

England 2 Scotland 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Party
Scotland Party

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Kick-off (GMT): 3.00pm
Attendance:
97,520;

England won the toss Scotland kicked-off
Derek Kevan (headed high into the top-right of the goal from a Grainger cross 63),
Duncan Edwards (eighteen yard drive picked up from a Matthews loose ball 83)
Tommy Ring (dribbled the ball through before smashing in a knee-high shot 2)
 
 

Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands

England

Type

Scotland

Referee (orange) - Pieter Paulus Roomer
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

Teams presented to the Guest of Honour The Earl of Roseberry.

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 67th captaincy Manager:
Trainer: J. Marshall (Sheffield Wednesday FC)
Walter Winterbottom, 44 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
85th match, W 53 - D 17 - L 15 - F 244 - A 119, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee, on Monday, 25 March 1957 in Sheffield.
England Lineup
77   Hodgkinson, Alan 20 16 August 1936 G Sheffield United FC 1 1ᵍᵃ
758
2 Hall, Jeffrey J. 27 7 September 1929 RB Birmingham City FC 14 0
3 Byrne, Roger W. 27 8 September 1929 LB Manchester United FC 27 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 22 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 11 0
5 Wright, William A. 33 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

82 3
most apps 1946-57
6 Edwards, Duncan 20 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 12 4
7 Matthews, Stanley 42 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 52 11
8 Thompson, Thomas 22 10 November 1928 IR Preston North End FC 2 0
final app 1951-57
9 Finney, Thomas 35 5 April 1922 CF

Preston North End FC

64 27
759 10
Kevan, Derek T. 22 6 March 1935 IL West Bromwich Albion FC 1 1
11 Grainger, Colin 23 10 June 1933 OL Sunderland AFC 7 3
final app 1956-57

reserves:

Ray Barlow (West Bromwich Albion FC)

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 47th consecutive match.

records:

England win a record ninth match in a row at Wembley, extending their tally. It also extends their record sequence of nine matches unbeaten at the stadium.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 17th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Dark blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: George Young Manager:
Trainer: Dawson Walker (Clyde FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, on Wednesday, 27 March 1957.
Scotland Lineup
  Younger, Thomas 26 10 April 1930 G Hibernian FC 12 14ᵍᵃ
2 Caldow, Eric 22 14 May 1934 RB Rangers FC 1 0
2 Hewie, John D. 27 12 December 1928
in Pretoria, South Africa
LB Charlton Athletic FC, England 6 0
4 McColl, John Miller 29 7 June 1927 RHB Rangers FC 9 0
5 Young, George L. 34 27 October 1922 CHB Rangers FC 52 0
6 Docherty, Thomas H. 28 24 April 1928 LHB Preston North End FC, England 14 1
7 Collins, Robert Y. 26 16 February 1931 OR The Celtic FC 10 0
8 Fernie, William 28 22 November 1928 IR The Celtic FC 9 1
9 Reilly, Lawrance 28 28 October 1928 CF Hibernian FC 38 22
final app
10 Mudie, John K. 26 10 April 1930 IL Blackpool FC, England 4 1
11 Ring, Thomas 26 8 August 1930 OL Clyde FC 6 2

reserves:

Travelling reserve is McNaught (Raith Rovers FC).
Full team of reserves are Brown (Dundee FC); Hewie and Rae (Falkirk FC); Mackay (Heart of Midlothian FC), McNaught and Mackay; Gordon Smith (Hibernian FC) and Collins (The Celtic FC); Bauld (Heart of Midlothian FC), Gardiner (Motherwell FC) and Crawford (Heart of Midlothian FC).

team notes:

Both Caldow and Hewie were wearing shirts with the number two on their backs.
 
2-3-5 Younger -
Caldow, Hewie -
McColl, Young, Docherty -
Collins, Fernie, Reilly, Mudie, Ring

Averages:

Age 27.3 Appearances/Goals 14.6 2.4

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Duncan Edwards snatched victory for England six minutes from the end with a blistering twenty-five yard shot that thumped into the net off a post. The Scots had got off to a flying start when Sheffield United goalkeeper Alan Hodgkinson had to pick the ball out of his net just a minute into his debut. He was beaten by a snap shot from Clyde winger Tommy Ring after he had intercepted a pass meant for Stanley Matthews. Derek Kevan, making his debut in place of Johnny Haynes, equalised in the sixty-second minute with a diving header from a Colin Grainger cross. Scottish fans were convinced they were robbed when Willie Fernie bundled the ball into the net after it had been dropped by Hodgkinson following a jolting Lawrie Reilly shoulder-charge. The Dutch referee ruled that the goalkeeper had both feet off the ground when contact was made. Tommy Docherty was the pick of the Scottish players, giving a powerhouse performance in midfield and completely shutting out his Preston team-mate Tommy Thompson, who was winning his first cap for six years. The winning goal was set up by Matthews, who beat two defenders before squaring the ball into the path of Edwards. He hit a fierce first-time shot wide of goalkeeper Tommy Younger.

Source Notes

"ENGLISH TEAM PRACTICE
"Matthews will be fit to play for England against Scotland on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. He telephoned the news to the team manager, Mr W. Winterbottom, from his Blackpool home, and joined his England team-mates at Hendon last night. The England team played a practice game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, but Edwards, the Manchester United left-half, did not take part. He had complained of slight soreness in his legs, because of the amount of football he has recently been playing. He received heat treatment and massage. The enthusiastic Edwards, however, could not refrain from kicking the ball when he went out for a run round the pitch and on one occasion he took a corner kick. It is expected that Matthews and Edwards will participate in the training session this morning at Highbury. Kevan and Grainger scored for England in their 2-0 win over Tottenham and Hodgkinson (Sheffield United) played well in goal."
- The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 3 April 1957.


TheFA.com
LondonHearts.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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