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Sunday, 21 September 1960
Unofficial Intermediate Match


England 5 Denmark XI 1 [1-1]

 
"Billed as a Denmark eleven and deputising for the East Germans"
Maine Road Football Ground, Bringtingham Road, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire
Kick-off (BST):
7.30pm
Attendance: '11,790';
unknown kicked-off
[0-0] Terry Paine strike hits the goalpost
[1-0] Joe Baker 17
 'Sorensen saved a shot from Moore but could not retain the ball and Dave Burnside turned it aside to Baer, who scored cleanly.'
[1-0] Freddie Hill header saved onto the goalpost





[1-1] Henning Enoksen 35
'tremendous left-foot free-kick from the edge of the penalty area'
(Thomsen fouled)
[2-1] Bobby Charlton 52
 'crashed through entirely on his own, from Joe Baker's shrewd through pass' - left-footed
[3-1] Bobby Charlton 59
 'hit in another left-footed from near the penalty spot'
[4-1] Bobby Moore 64
 'came through'
[5-1] Terry Paine 73
 'touched home'..'finishing off a Joe Baker move'
 
second half live - commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
  
"A FIVE GOAL FLOP" Daily Mirror
Officials from Netherlands England FIFA ruling on substitutes Denmark XI
Referee
Pieter Paulus Roomer
 
  Linesmen 
A.S. Loskamp J Groenewoud
 
England Intermediate Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, socks to be confirmed.
Capt: John Angus Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 38 (11 November 1921), appointed over the 1959 summer, also assistant manager of Arsenal FC;
trainer: Fred Ford
Team chosen (to face GDR) by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Len Shipman, on Thursday, 15 September.
England Lineup
  nine changes from the previous U23 match league position (15 September)  
  Banks, Gordon 22
266 days
30 December 1937 G Leicester City FC (FL 14th)
2 Angus, John 22
19 days
2 September 1938 RB Burnley FC (FL 4th)
3 McNeil, Michael 20
227 days
7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC (FL2 9th)
4 Barber, David Eric 20
290 days 
6 December 1939 RHB Barnsley FC (FL3 12th)
5 Labone, Brian 23
246 days
19 January 1937 CHB Everton FC (FL 5th)
6
Moore, Robert F.C. 23
9 days
13 May 1937 LHB West Ham United FC (FL 16th)
7
Paine, Terence L. 21
182 days
23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC (FL2 6th)
8 Hill, Frederick 20
248 days
17 January 1940 IR Bolton Wanderers FC (FL 19th)
9
Baker, Joseph H. 20
66 days
17 July 1940 CF Hibernian FC, Scotland (SL 16th)
10
Burnside, David Gort 20
286 days
10 December 1939 IL West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 22nd)
11
Charlton, Robert 22
346 days
11 October 1937 OL Manchester United FC (FL 18th)
reserves: Bryan Harvey (Newcastle United FC (FL 11th)), John McGrath (Bury FC (FL3 7th)), John Fantham (Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 2nd)).
pre-match notes: On 16 September, Twelve senior players were chosen for practice matches against the under-23 team on Monday & Tuesday, 19th & 20th at Old Trafford. They are; Ron Springett, Jimmy Armfield, Graham Shaw, Maurice Setters, Peter Swan, Ron Flowers, Bobby Robson, Norman Deeley, Dennis Viollet, Ray Pointer, Johnny Haynes and Brian Pilkington.
"CRISIS HITS SOCCER
"EAST German Soccer players who were due to meet England in the Under-23 international match at Manchester on Wednesday cannot come here because of the tense situation in Germany. Movement between East and West Germany is restricted and the members of the team have not been able to get travel documents. Instead, the England Under-23's will meet a Danish XI." - Sunday Mirror, 18 September 1960.
"Vejle, the Danish First Division team who include four members of the silver-medal-winning Olympic side, leave tomorrow to meet England's Under-23 side. Vejle are fourth in their division, only four points behind the leaders. The have one the Danish Championship twice, the Danish Cup three times, and have represented their country many times in Europe." - Birmingham Post, Monday, 19 September 1960.
On Monday, 19th, without an injured Norman Deeley, the first practice match was played, ending in a one-all draw. Dennis Viollet opened the scoring in the second half with Terry Paine equalising late on.
The practice match played the day after resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Young side.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Angus, McNeil -
Barber, Labone, Moore -
Paine, Hill, Baker, Burnside, Charlton.
Averages: Age 21 years 276 days      
 
Denmark XI Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: red shorts, white shorts and white socks
Capt: Poul Jensen Manager: Frits Gotfredsen, 46 (14 August 1914)
Denmark XI Lineup
1 Sørensen, Erling 23
299 days 
27 November 1936 G Vejle BK
2 Johansen, Kai 28
223 days 
11 February 1932 RB
3 Jensen, Poul 26
177 days 
28 March 1934 LB
4 Sørensen, Knud Herbert 26
244 days 
21 January 1934 RHB
5 Pedersen nk not known CHB
6 Poulsen, Kaj 17
265 days 
31 December 1942 LHB
7 Andersen, Svend Grønkjær 31
363 days 
24 September 1928 OR
8 Troelsen, Tommy Brian
 or Hansen
20
73 days 
10 July 1940 IR
9 Thomsen nk not known CF
10
Enoksen, Henning 24
361 days 
26 September 1935 IL
11 Mejer, Poul 28
324 days 
2 November 1931 OL
unused substitutes: not known
team notes: Programme notes state the possibility of Hansen playing instead of Troulsen
 
2-3-5 E.Sørensen -
Johansen, Jensen -

K.Sørensen, Pedersen, Poulsen -
Andersen, Troelsen
or Hansen, Thomsen, Enoksen, Mejer
Averages: Age 25 years 179 days  
               Match Report by Bill Holden, Daily Mirror, Thursday, 22 September 1960

IN fairness to the England boys who won at Maine-road, Manchester, last night the selectors must keep this Under-23 team together for the next match against unknown—so far—Continental opponents in November.
Because against Vejle—a Danish club team which the Football Association insisted on calling a Danish National XI—they flopped. You can forget the scoreline. For the first half, the cream of England's young talent—which is being built up for the 1962 World Cup—made no impression on this all-amateur Danish team. And at half-time they were held to 1—1 by Vejle, who included four schoolteachers, three clerks, a plumber and a bacon inspector in their line-up. Vejle helped the F A out of a fix by agreeing to deputise for the East German Under-23 side, who were refused permission to travel to England. It was lucky for our prestige that they did—for this new look Young England simply did not measure up for the job. Thankfully ofr English honour—and his own future—Manchester United outside left Bobby Charlton rescued his side after the break. Charlton crashed through in the fifty-second minute entirely on his own to put England 2—1 ahead. Seven minutes later he hit in another. In the sixty-fourth minute with the Danes tiring badly, West Ham left half, Bobby Moore, came through to hit England's fourth. And nine minutes later Southampton outside right Terry Paine touched home the fifth goal. Young England's first goal had come from centre forward Joe Baker in the 17th minute. Vejle equalised through inside left Henning Enoksen after 35 minutes.
   

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