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Wednesday, 16 March 1960
International Friendly Intermediate Match

England 5
Netherlands 2 [1-1]

Hillsborough, Leppings Lane, Owlerton, Sheffield, South Riding of Yorkshire
Kick-off (GMT): 7.45pm

Attendance: '21,163'; (floodlights)
unknown kicked-off

[1-1]George Eastham penalty 21
 'hit it coolly and leisurely into the net'
(Greaves fouled)

[0-1] Co Prins 7
'took a return pass from Groot and hammered a peach of a shot past Macedo'
[2-1] Jimmy Greaves free-kick 49
 'Setters shaped as if to take it, but ran over the ball and Greaves slammed it into the net'
 (Baker fouled)

[3-1] Joe Baker header 50
 'a back header from ten yards which the goalkeeper should have saved.' from a Terry Paine cross

[4-2] Joe Baker 58
 'Paine danced away on the right and turned the ball back to George Eastham perfectly, who looking one way, and passing another, found Baker for a right-foot cannonball shot'
[5-2] Terry Paine 80
 'a fine shot taken on the run'
Henk Janssen injured: ten men

Netherlands return to full compliment
[3-2] Co Prins 52
'a great shot that Macedo got a hand to but could not prevent from trckling in.'
Second half live only - commentators: Gerry Loftus and Peter Lloyd
"Young England triumph" Daily Mirror
Officials from England England FIFA ruling on substitutes Netherlands
Arthur Holland
43 (26 November 1916), Barnsley, Yorkshire
    red flag               Linesmen              yellow flag
John Tracey
William M. Holian
36 (1923), Chesterfield
England Intermediate Team
Rank No official ranking system established; Colours The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, dark blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.

Maurice Setters Manager Ronald Greenwood, 38 (11 November 1921), appointed over the 1959 summer, also assistant manager of Arsenal FC;
fifth of 8, W 2 - D 2 - L 1 - F 13 - A 9. trainer: Fred Ford fifth of 23 intermediate matches, W 2 - D 2 - L 1 - F 13 - A 9.
  Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Frank Adams, on Wednesday, 9 March.
England Lineup
  five changes from the previous U23 match league position (9 March)  
  Macedo, Eliot 22
23 days
22 February 1938
in Gibraltar
G Fulham FC (FL 8th) 5 5ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George R. 20
146 days
22 October 1939 RB Fulham FC (FL 8th) 4 0
3 McNeil, Michael 20
38 days
7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC (FL2 3rd) 2 0
4 Setters, Maurice E. 23
91 days
16 December 1936 RHB Manchester United FC (FL 12th) 13 0
most apps 1960
5 Swan, Peter 23
160 days
8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 4th) 3 0
final u23 app 59-60
6 Kay, Anthony H. 22
308 days
13 May 1937 LHB Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 4th) 4 1
79 7
Paine, Terence L. 20
359 days
23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC (FL3 TOP) 1 1
Eastham, George E. 23
175 days
23 September 1936 IR Newcastle United FC (FL 9th) 3 2
Baker, Joseph H. 19
243 days
17 July 1940 CF Hibernian FC, Scotland (SL 7th) 4 3
Greaves, James P. 20
25 days
20 February 1940 IL Chelsea FC (FL 15th) 11 11
=most goals 58-60
Holliday, Edwin 20
283 days
7 June 1939 OL Middlesbrough FC (FL2 3rd) 2 0
reserves: Alan Humphreys (Leeds United AFC (FL 21st)), Brian Labone (Everton FC (FL 19th)), Dave Burnside (West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 6th))
2-3-5 Macedo -
Cohen, McNeil -
Setters, Swan, Kay -
Paine, Eastham, Baker, Greaves, Holliday.
Averages: Age 21 years 201 days Appearances/Goals 4.7 1.2
Netherlands Intermediate Team
Rank No official ranking system established; Colours "Gold shirts, shorts and stockings"
Captain Jan Kraay Selection not known
Team chosen on Sunday, 13 March 1960
Netherlands Lineup
1 Jongbloed, Jan 19
112 days
25 November 1940 G Door Wilskracht Sterk    
2 de Groot, Piet 19
264 days
26 June 1940 RB Hermes Door Vereniging Sterk    
3 Renders, Johannes Henricus 22
34 days
11 February 1938 LB Philips Sport Vereniging    
4 Haak, Augustinus Wilhemus 22
334 days
17 April 1937 RHB Alles Door Oefening Den Haag    
5 Kraay, Johannes 23
154 days
14 October 1936 CHB VV Door Oefening Sterk    
6 Muller, Ben 21
215 days
14 August 1938 LHB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
7 Swart, Jesaia 21
257 days
3 July 1938 OR Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
Groot, Hendrik 21
329 days
22 April 1938 IR Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
9 Janssen, Henk 22
264 days
26 June 1937 CF IJVV Stormvogels    
Prins, Jacobus  Theodorus Wilhelmus 21
285 days
5 June 1938 IL Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
11 Heijnen, Harry 19
151 days
17 October 1940 OL Venlos VV    
unused substitutes: Harry Custers (Fortuna '54), Gerrit Borghois (Gelders VVV)
team changes: Reserve Jongbloed then replaced Rob van Heeswijk (Blauw Wit) in goal. Heinan replaced Frans Bouwmeister (NAC)
team notes: The Dutch team had to create a team without any of the Sparta Rotterdam team, who were playing in a vital European Cup Quarter-final second leg match tonight.
Co Prins would go on to star in Escape To Victory in 1981 as Pieter Van Beck.
2-3-5 Jongbloed -
de Groot, Renders -
Haak, Kraay, Muller -
Swart, Groot, Janssen, Prins, Heijnen.
Averages: Age 21 years 185 days Appearances/Goals 1.8 0.1
               Match Report by Derek Wallis, Daily Mirror, Thursday, 17 March 1960

GEORGE EASTHAM, frail looking inside right, smoothed the way for England with a stream of choice passes that ought to have scattered the Dutch defence in this Under-23 international at Hillsborough last night. England commanded the first half, but the Dutch defence covered superbly. And in breakaway attacks their inside trio, passing quickly and cleverly, often left the England halves floundering. It was from just such a slashing move after seven minutes that Holland took the lead. England's defence was ripped wide open when in a few rapid strides, inside left Prins took a return pass from Groot and hammered a peach of a shot past Macedo. In twenty-one minutes, England won a penalty when Jimmy Greaves, speeding through the area, was brought down as two Dutch defenders closed in. Eastham took the spot kick and hit it coolly and leisurely into the net.
Greaves put England in the lead from a free-kick in the forty-ninth minute. Captain Maurice Setters shaped as if to take it, but ran over the ball and Greaves slammed it into the net. One minute later, centre forward Joe Baker made it 3—1 with a back header which Jongbloed, the Dutch goalkeeper, should have saved. But Holland scored in the very next minute through Prins. Then, in the fifty-eighth minute, another goal by baker made it 4-2 to England.

Paine scored England's final goal.


               Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1960-61 page 36

Prins opened the scoring for the Netherlands after 7 minutes, and a quarter of an hour later Eastham equalised from a penalty kick. Goals from Baker (2) and Greaves, with another from Prins in between, gave England a 4-2 lead early in the second half, which Paine increased near the end, Setters and Cohen both excelled, while Greaves was a menace in attack, though he never reached the form he had shown at Ibrox. Once again Baker did well at centre-forward, Eastham was a clever schemer, and Paine, introduced at outside-right, certainly justified his choice. Macedo could not be faulted.

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               Source Note
Official matchday programme
FA Yearbook 1960-61
  Rothman's Yearbooks
Original newspaper reports