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Saturday, 14 April 1962
Home International Championship 1961-62 (67th) Match

Scotland 2 England 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 132,431;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (Scotland) -
Commentator: Peter Thomson

Scotland - Davie Wilson (hit in a Law cross 13), Eric Caldow (penalty that sent Springett the wrong way after a Swan handball 88)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands




Referee (-) - Leopold Sylvain Horn
x (-).

Linesmen - D. Van Male and A. Van Leeuwen

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th to 12th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Eric Caldow Manager:
Trainer: John Harvey (Heart of Midlothian FC)
John Miller McColl, 34 (7 June 1927), appointed before November 1960.
tenth match, W 7 - D 0 - L 3 - F 30 - 23.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Tuesday, 10 April 1962.
Scotland Lineup
  Brown, William D.F. 31 8 October 1930 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 14 23ᵍᵃ
2 Hamilton, Alexander W. 23 31 January 1939 RB Dundee FC 3 0
3 Caldow, Eric 27 14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 36 3
4 Crerand, Patrick T. 23 19 February 1939 RHB The Celtic FC 8 0
5 McNeill, William 22 2 March 1940 CHB The Celtic FC 7 0
6 Baxter, James C. 22 29 September 1939 LHB Rangers FC 9 0
7 Scott, Alexander S. 25 22 November 1936 OR Rangers FC 10 5
8 White, John A. 24 28 April 1937 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 14 2
9 St. John, Ian 23 7 June 1938 CF Liverpool FC, England 12 6
10 Law, Denis 22 24 February 1940 IL Torino FC, Italy 14 5
11 Wilson, David 23 10 January 1939 OL Rangers FC 10 3


Dave Mackay (Tottenham Hotspur FC).

team notes:

Manager Ian McColl debuted for Scotland against England in April 1950, also playing in the 1957 meeting, and earned his fourteenth and final appearance angainst England in 1958.
2-3-5 Brown -
Hamilton, Caldow -
Crerand, McNeill, Baxter -
Scott, White, St. John, Law, Wilson.


Age 24.1 Appearances/Goals 12.5 2.0


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 9th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, sixteenth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
130th match, W 73 - D 31 - L 26 - F 363 - A 187, one abandoned
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Thursday, 5 April 1962.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 19 29ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 23 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 9 0
4 Anderson, Stanley     RHB Sunderland AFC 2 0
final app 1962
5 Swan, Peter 25 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 18 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 27 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 30 5
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 28 6
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 16
9 Smith, Robert A. 29 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 8
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 50 18
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 33 24


George Eastham (Arsenal FC)

team notes:

Just before the half-time break, Johnny Haynes' shot against Eric Caldow, who was behind the line. Later too, he hit the Scottish crossbar, the ball crashing down over the line. Either disallowed goals would have been an equalizer.
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, Wilson -
Anderson, Swan, Flowers -
Douglas, Greaves, Smith, Haynes, Charlton


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

For the first time in fifteen games, England failed to score and this was as much due to the tight Scottish defence as the misfiring of the England attack that had new Tottenham team-mates Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith back in harness. The Scots were determined to avenge their 9-3 hammering of 1961, and 'Slim' Jim Baxter, Pat Crerand and John White gave them midfield control, while Denis Law and lan St John were a couple of buzzsaws in attack. A Davie Wilson goal in the 13th minute and a penalty by Eric Caldow in the closing moments gave Scotland their first home victory over England since 1937.  Johnny Haynes claimed a goal when his shot bounced down off the underside of the bar, but the referee waved play on. For the first time for thirty-five years England had failed to win a match in the Home Championship. All the flair, the panache and the confidence of a year ago seemed to have disintegrated.

Source Notes

"England are adopting the unusual course of playing a practice match against Kilmarnock, the Scottish League club, as part of their preparations for the International with Scotland at Hampden Park on Saturday week. The game will be played to-morrow week behind closed doors. England had intended playing practice games against Bolton Wanderers to-day week and against Burnley to-morrow week before travelling to Scotland for two days of light training at Ayr. Bolton and Burnley, however, meet in a league match next week and could not fit in the practice games. Mr W. Winterbottom has contacted the Kilmarnock manager, Mr W. Waddell, and the party will now travel to Scotland to-day week. They will play Kilmarnock the following day and complete their training at Ayr as planned."
- Tuesday, 3 April 1962, Glasgow Herald.

"England's selectors, have released Haynes, their inside-left and captain against Scotland at Hampden to-day week, and Eastham, their reserve inside-forward, from their practice match against Kilmarnock on Wednesday. Fulham asked for Haynes for an English League match the same day against Arsenal, Eastham's club, Fulham Re fighting relegation. On Monday, Haynes plays for Fulham against Burnley in the English Cup semi-final replay at Leicester. He and Eastham will join from England's party in Scotland on Thursday." - Saturday, 7 April 1962, Glasgow Herald.

"[England] worked hard during the morning training in brilliant sunshine in Ayr. Flowers, who collapsed because of catarrh on Wednesday, turned out. The team manager, Mr W. Winterbottom, and trainer, Mr H. Shepherdson, took over in the goals when the players had a six-a-side game" - Friday, 13 April 1962, Glasgow Herald.

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