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'U23' 19 vs. France 
  Wednesday, 23 September 1959
International Friendly Intermediate Match

England 0 Hungary 1

Goodison Park, Goodison Road, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Kick-off (BST): 7.15pm

Attendance: '54,587'; (floodlit)
Ray Pointer kicked-off
  [0-1] Gyula Rakosi 55
'as England were caught in attacking positions, he fled past three defenders, Allen, McGuinness and Scott, before smashing a rocket shot from a difficult angle past a helpless Macedo.'
There is no Television or Radio coverage
Officials England FIFA ruling on substitutes Hungary
Referee (black)
Maurice Alexandre Guigue
47 (4 August 1912), Arles, France
yellow flag             Linesmen                red flag
K. G. Hampson
E. J. Daniel
England Intermediate Team
Rank No official ranking system established; Colours The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.

Maurice Setters Manager Ronald Greenwood, 37 (11 November 1921), appointed over the 1959 summer, also assistant manager of Arsenal FC;
second of 8, W 0 - D 1 - L 1 - F 2 - A 3. trainer: Fred Ford second of 23 intermediate matches, W 0 - D 1 - L 1 - F 2 - A 3.
  Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Frank Adams, on Tuesday, 15 September.
England Lineup
  seven changes from the previous U23 match league position (15 September)  
  Macedo, Eliot 21
213 days
22 February 1938
in Gibraltar
G Fulham FC (FL 6th) 3 3ᵍᵃ
70 2 Cohen, George R. 19
336 days
22 October 1939 RB Fulham FC (FL 6th) 1 0
3 Allen, Anthony 19
300 days
27 November 1939 LB Stoke City FC (FL2 12th) 6 0
4 Setters, Maurice E. 22
281 days
16 December 1936 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 9th) 10 0
5 Scott, Melyvn Douglas 19
362 days
26 September 1939 CHB Chelsea FC (FL 16th) 4 0
final U23 app 58-59
6 McGuinness, Wilfred 21
333 days
25 October 1937 LHB Manchester United FC (FL 10th) 4 0
final U23 app 58-59
7 Brabrook, Peter 21
321 days
8 November 1937 OR Chelsea FC (FL 16th) 8 1
8 Greaves, James P. 19
215 days
20 February 1940 IR Chelsea FC (FL 16th) 9 7
=most goals 58-59
9 Pointer, Raymond 22
348 days
10 October 1936 CF Burnley FC (FL 4th) 2 2
10 Charlton, Robert 21
347 days
11 October 1937 IL Manchester United FC (FL 10th) 4 5
71 11 Holliday, Edwin 20
108 days
7 June 1939 OL Middlesbrough FC (FL2 2nd) 1 0
reserves: Tony Knapp (Leicester City FC (FL 15th)), Jimmy Melia (Liverpool FC (FL2 13th)).
Alan Humphreys (Shrewsbury Town FC (FL3 7th)) was added two days later
team notes: Goalkeeper Tony Macedo was a doubt to for this match after he received eight stitches to a cut above his eye in the league match against Fulham the previous Saturday.
2-3-5 Macedo -
Cohen, Allen -
Setters, Scott, McGuinness -
Brabrook, Greaves, Pointer, Charlton, Holliday.
Averages: Age 21 years 55 days Appearances/Goals 4.7 1.4
Hungary Intermediate Team
Rank No official ranking system established; Colours Cherry red v-necked short-sleeved jerseys with HUNGARIA emblazoned across the front, white shorts, green socks
Captain not known Selection not known
Hungary Lineup
1 Szentmihályi, Antal 20
102 days
13 June 1939 G Vasas FC    
2 Werner, Gyula 21
174 days
2 April 1938 RB Diósgyőri VTK    
3 Novák, Dezső 20
232 days
3 February 1939 LB Szombathelyi Haladás VSE    
4 Nagy, István 20
162 days
14 April 1939 RHB Magyar Testgyakorlók Koöe Budapest    
5 Orbán, Árpád 21
174 days
14 March 1938 CHB Győri Vasas ETO    
6 Solymosi, Ernő 19
94 days
21 June 1939 LHB Diósgyőri VTK    
7 Nemes, Gyula 21
174 days
14 March 1938 OR RFC de Liège, Belgium    
8 Kuharszki, Béla 19
147 days
29 April 1940 IR Újpesti Dózsa SC    
9 Monostori, Tivadar 24
30 days
24 August 1936 CF Dorogi Bányász    
Rákosi, Gyula 20
349 days
9 October 1938 IL Ferencvárosi TC    
11 Matesz, Imre. injured off 30th min. 22
163 days
25 March 1937 OL Vasas FC    
Hungary Substitutes
14 Deli, András, on 30th min. for Matesz 21
173 days
3 April 1938 OL Tatabányai Bányász SC    
result: England 0 Hungary 1
unused substitutes: J. Geley and I. Jeszensky, Kuharski
team changes: Kuharszki and Nemes were originally named as reserves, but they took the places of L.Pal and L.Keglowich.
2-3-5 Szentmihályi -
Werner, Novák -
Nagy, Orbán, Solymosi -
Nemes, Kuharszki, Monostori, Rákosi, Matesz
Averages: (start)
Age 21 years 36 days
21 years 2 days
               Match Report by Bill Holden, Daily Mirror, Thursday, 24 September 1959

ENGLAND expected so much—in vain. And the Hungarian jinx still retain its hold on British Soccer. The Hungarians were unbeaten in their trips here since the war, with a win over England at Wembley and a draw with Scotland in Glasgow.
And now their Under-23 side is the first non-full international team to win over here. With so much to gain—places for them in the full England team wide open—only Chelsea's chirpy Jimmy Greaves showed anything like his normal form.  It was painful to watch this England flop. The partisan Everton crowd was behind them all the way . . . ready tp roar their appreciation if the ball was booted in the direction of the Hungarian goal.
   But it failed to inspire our youngsters, who just fell further away.
Occasionally there was a suggestion that wing halves Maurice Setters and Wilf McGuinness might whip the team into action. Unhappily, their drive had no lasting effect. Bobby Charlton, so often the goal-grabbing genius, seemed to have lost his golden touch. Greaves looked the only likely man in attack, followed by the new boy Eddie Holliday of Middlesbrough. This left winger should have another chance. But as an attacking power England just weren't in it.
   The Hungarian forwards were no better and it was left half Solymoss who snapped their winner in the fifty-fifth minute.
Young England lost—and they cannot complain. The team just did not produce the skill that was expected of them. A foolish failure, for it will be a miracle if they are still together for the next Under-23 match against France in November.

               Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1960-61 page 34

FOLLOWING creditable performances by the Under-23 team against Italy and West Germany during the close season, there was some justification for optimism in this opening match against Hungary but, instead, history repeated itself. Nearly six years previously the Hungarians had lowered England's colours for the first time in a Home International, and it happened once again with the Under-23 team. Hungary were lucky this time, however, and owed much to a superb defence. The rest of the team's play lacked the sparkle of their famous predecessors of 1953, and England were fortunate not to equalise in the second half. Holliday on the left-wing made a promising début; Cohen, Scott and McGuinness also did well. Rakosi scored the only goal.

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               Source Notes
Official matchday programme
FA Yearbook 1960-61
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Original newspaper reports
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