England Football Online
  Page Last Updated 25 August 2017

Alba

 

 
366 vs. France
367
368 vs. Brazil

Saturday, 6 April 1963
Home International Championship 1962-63 (68th) Match

England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
The Stadium now had its roof, built at a cost of half a million pounds.
Attendance: 98,606; Receipts: £76,500 (a new record);
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

Scotland - Jim Baxter (tackled Armfield as he tried to dribble out of his penalty box and promptly shot 29, penalty after Baxter himself was sandwiched by Byrne and Flowers 32)
England - Bryan Douglas (low past Brown after Ure missed Smith's cross 80)
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands

England

Type

Scotland

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

Linesmen - Mr Van Ravens (flame flag) and Mr Van Der Veer (orange flag)

Teams presented to The Guest of Honour, The Rt. Hon Earl of Derby, MC.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 11th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, sixth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 43 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective 31 December 1962, as part of the ISC.
second match, W 0 - D 0 - L 2 - F 3 - A 7.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Wednesday, 27 March 1963.
England Lineup
  Banks     G     GA
2 Armfield     RB      
3 Byrne     LB      
4 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 10 0
5 Norman, Maurice 28 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 0
6 Flowers     LHB      
7 Douglas     OR      
8 Greaves     IR      
9 Smith, Robert A., inj. for most of first half. 30 22 February 1933 CF/OR Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 9
10 Melia, James 25 1 November 1937 IL Liverpool FC 1 0
11 Charlton     OL      

reserves:

Gordon Milne (Liverpool FC)

team notes:

Bobby Smith collided with Eric Caldow after five minutes, he missed the majority of the first half to receive treatment on his left knee, he returned for the second half as outside-right.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Armfield, Byrne -
Moore, Norman, Flowers -
Douglas
(Smith), Greaves, Smith, Melia, Charlton
notes: Smith spent the second half as outside-right.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th
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: G. Harvey (Heart of Midlothian FC)
John Miller McColl, 35 (7 June 1927), appointed before November 1960.
14th match, W 10 - D 0 - L 4 - F 42 - 30.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Thursday, 28 March 1963.
Scotland Lineup
  Brown, William D.F. 32 8 October 1930 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 17 27 GA
2 Hamilton, Alexander W. 24 31 January 1939 RB Dundee FC 7 0
3 Caldow, Eric, injured off 5th min. 28 14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 40 4
4 Mackay, David C. 28 14 November 1934 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 16 2
5 Ure, John Francombe 23 7 December 1939 CHB Dundee FC 5 0
6 Baxter, James C. 23 29 September 1939 LHB Rangers FC 13 3
7 Henderson, William 19 24 January 1944 OR Rangers FC 3 2
8 White, John A. 25 28 April 1937 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 17 2
9 St. John, Ian 24 7 June 1938 CF Liverpool FC, England 16 6
10 Law, Denis 23 24 February 1940 IL Manchester United FC, England 17 10
11 Wilson, David 24 10 January 1939 OL/LB Rangers FC 13 3

reserve:

Billy McNeill (The Celtic 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.
Eric Caldow broke his leg in the fifth minute following a collision with Bobby Smith.
 
2-3-5 Brown -
Hamilton, Caldow
(Wilson) -
Mackay, Ure, Baxter -
Henderson, White, St. John, Law, Wilson
notes: David Wilson played 85 minutes as the left-back, after Caldow was stretechered off.

Averages:

Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 14.9 2.7

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Both teams were down to ten men within five minutes following a collision between Bobby Smith and Scottish skipper Eric Caldow, who was carried off with a triple fracture of the leg. By the time Smith limped back on with his bruised knee bandaged 'Slim' Jim Baxter had twice beaten England's new goalkeeper Gordon Banks, first after a misplaced pass by Armfield and then from the penalty spot. Bryan Douglas scored ten minutes from the end, but the Scots deserved a victory that was masterminded by Baxter who memorably walked off with the match ball tucked up inside his jersey. This stunningly skilled showman had owned the pitch, so why not the ball? Liverpool team-mates Gerry Byrne and Jimmy Melia made their debuts. It was the first match played at the 'new' Wembley with a £500,000 roof that ran right round the stadium like a giant lip. A 98,000 crowd paid then record receipts of £76,000. Ramsey had kicked off with two defeats. Could this be the man to lead England to the World Cup?

Source Notes

TheFA.com
LondonHearts.com
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

____________________

CG