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Wednesday, 18 November 1959
Home International Championship 1959-60 (65th) Match

England 2 Northern Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 60,000;
Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Final twenty minutes live on ITV (ATV region only) -
Commentator: Kent Walton

England - Joe Baker (twelve-yard strike 16), Ray Parry (ten yard strike from Baker's pass 89)
Ireland - Jimmy McIlroy (missed penalty towards the end of first half)
Ireland - Billy Bingham (bundled it over the goalline 87)
Results 1955-1960

Northern Ireland kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (black) - Leo Callaghan
x (-), Wales.

Linesmen - tbc

Teams were presented to The Rt. Hon. Field-Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alamen

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 7th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Ronnie Clayton, third captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
111th match, W 63 - D 26 - L 22 - F 303 - A 158, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 24 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 1 GA
2 Howe, Donald 24 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 23 0
3 Allen, Anthony     LB Stoke City AFC 3 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 25 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 33 0
5 Brown, Kenneth     CH West Ham United FC 1 0
6 Flowers, Ronald     LH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC    
7 Connelly, John     OR Burnley FC    
8 Haynes, John N. 25 17 October 1934 IR Fulham FC 33 13
9 Baker, Joseph H. 19 17 July 1940 CF Hibernian FC, Scotland 1 1
10 Parry, Raymond A. 23 19 January 1936 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 1 1
11 Holliday, Edwin 20 7 June 1939 OL Middlesbrough FC 3 0

reserves:

-

team notes:

Joe Baker becomes the first Scottish League player to be chosen to play for England.
 
2-3-5 Springett -
Howe, Allen -
Clayton, Brown, Flowers -
Connelly, Haynes, Baker, Parry, Holliday.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 26th to 27th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt: Danny Blanchflower Manager: Peter Dermot Doherty, 46 (5 June 1913), appointed October 1951, also manager at Bristol City FC since January 1958.
38th match, W 8 - D - 13 - L 17 - F 49 - A 78.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Gregg, Henry 27 27 October 1932 G Manchester United FC, England 18 29 GA
2 Keith, Richard M. 26 15 May 1933 RB Newcastle United FC, England 14 0
3 McMichael, Alfred 32 1 October 1927 LB Newcastle United FC, England 39 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 33 10 February 1926 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 41 0
5 Cunningham, William E. 29 20 February 1930 CHB Leicester City FC, England 26 0
6 Peacock, Robert 31 29 September 1928 LHB The Celtic, Scotland 24 2
7 Bingham, William L. 28 5 August 1931 OR Luton Town AFC, England 39 5
8 Crossan, John A. 20 29 November 1938 IR Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands 1 0
9 Cush, Wilbur 31 10 June 1928 CF Leeds United AFC, England 22 6
10 McIlroy, James 28 25 October 1931 IL Burnley FC, England 37 7
11 McParland, Peter J. 25 25 April 1934 OL Aston Villa FC, England 25 7

reserves:

-

team notes:

Manager Peter Doherty played for Ireland against England on seven seperate occasions from 1935 until 1947, scoring one in 1947.
Danny Blanchflower extends his tally as the record appearance holder for Ireland.
Jimmy McIlroy's penalty miss comes after he missed another penalty in his previous match, against Scotland on 3 October 1959.
 
2-3-5 Gregg -
Keith, McMichael -
Blanchflower, Cunningham, Peacock -
Bingham, Crossan, Cush, McIlroy, McParland

Averages:

Age 28.2 Appearances/Goals 26.0 2.4

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Joe Baker, the Englishman from Hibernian with the broad Scottish accent, and Bolton's Ray Parry were two of nine new caps tried in three matches. Baker gave England the lead with a brilliantly worked goal which was equalized with three minutes to go by Billy Bingham. The match was into its final seconds when Parry snatched the winner. West Ham centre-half Ken Brown gave a solid performance  in the middle of the England defence, but was quickly dumped as the selectors continued their hunt for a successor to Billy Wright. Ron Springett marked his impressive first game in the England goal with a first-half save from a Jimmy Mcllroy penalty.

   ....elsewhere on this day 

FA Cup First-round replays
   Bradford City 2 Barnsley 1
   Gainsborough Trinity 0 Doncaster Rovers 1
   Reading 2 Norwich City 1
   Southampton 5 Coventry City 1
   Workington 3 Southport 0

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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