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315 vs. Wales

Sunday, 19 May 1957
World Cup 1958 UEFA Group One Qualification Match

Republic of Ireland 1 England 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Republic of Ireland Squad
 England Squad

Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
Attendance: 47,000;
Kick-off: 3.30pm BST

Ireland - Alf Ringstead (3)
England - John Atyeo (89)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary

Officials

Republic of Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Republic of Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 24th
Colours: Green jerseys with white collar, white shorts, white and green hooped socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Republic of Ireland Lineup
  Godwin, Thomas     G Shamrock Rovers FC 11 20 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

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, seventieth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 44 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
88th match, W 55 - D 18 - L 15 - F 254 - A 122, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hodgkinson, Alan 20 16 August 1936 G Sheffield United FC 4 4 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Clayton, Ronald 22 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 14 0
5 Wright, William A. 33 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

85 3
6 Edwards, Duncan 20 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 15 4
7 Finney, Thomas 35 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

67 27
8       IR      
9 Taylor, Thomas 25 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 16 14
10 Haynes, John N. 22 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 13 6
11 Pegg, David 21 20 September 1935 OL Manchester United FC 1
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record fiftieth consecutive match.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England, needing a point to qualify for the World Cup finals, were rocked and shocked by a third minute goal from Dublin-born winger Alf Ringstead. He crashed a loose ball wide of his Sheffield United team-mate Alan Hodgkinson to send the capacity crowd in Dalymount Park wild.  From then on England struggled to make any impact against an inspired Irish defence in which Bournemouth goalkeeper Tommy Godwin and Millwall centre-half Charlie Hurley were outstanding. The game was into its last minute when Tom Finney fired over a perfect cross for John Atyeo to head a superbly taken equaliser that gave relieved England a passport to Sweden. David Pegg, who came in for the injured Stanley Matthews, won his only cap before becoming one of the victims of the Munich air crash. Atyeo's goal saved England a lot of embarrassment, and a hammering from the press. The selectors rewarded John by never selecting him again! He returned to Bristol where he created new goal scoring and appearance records for City before concentrating full-time on his teaching career. He eventually became a headmaster, which he had always been on the football pitch.

Source Notes

TheFA.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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