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Saturday, 2 October 1965
Home International Championship 1965-66 (71st) Match

Wales 0 England 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad

Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 35,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Archibald Webster
x (-), Carronshore.

Linesmen - James McRoberts, Motherwell, and William Quinn, Stewarton

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  Fouls Conceded  

Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 30th to 28th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red crew necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts with red side stripe, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Mike England Manager: David Bowen
Wales Lineup
  Sparke, Gareth     G     GA
2 Rodrigues, Peter     RB      
3 Green, R. Colin     LB      
4 Hennessey, W. Terence     RHB      
5 England, H. Michael     CHB      
6 Hole, Barrington G.     LHB      
7 Rees, Ronald R.     OR      
8 Vernon, T. Royston     IR      
9 Davies, R. Wyn     CF      
10 Allchurch, Ivor J. 35 16 December 1929 IL Cardiff City FC 62 21
11 Reece, Gilbert I.     OL      

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Ivor Allchurch extends his record of most appearances for the Welsh national team.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, fifteenth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 45 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
27th match, W 15 - D 7 - L 5 - F 69 - A 40.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 30 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 31 44ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 15 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 30 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 36 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 23 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 5 0
5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United AFC 6 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 24 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 32 0
7 Paine, Terence L. 26 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 15 7
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 46 38
most goals 1964-65
9 Peacock, Alan 27 29 October 1937 CF Leeds United AFC 5 2
10 Charlton, Robert     IL Manchester United FC 59 34
11 Connelly, John     OL Manchester United FC 14 4

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey also played against Wales three times between 1950 and 1952. He was the captain in 1950.
Ron Springett returns to extends his record of being England's most capped goalkeeper.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Goalkeeper Ron Springett was recalled for his first game since his nightmare match in France in Ramsey's first game as England manager. He played impressively enough in a goalless game to book a place in the 1966 World Cup squad as an understudy to his successor Gordon Banks. Fielding six players from outside the First Division, Wales managed to prevent England from scoring for the first time in thirty-three years. They had the most productive player on the pitch in balding, 35-year-old Ivor Allchurch, an artist of a player who always managed to put the correct weight to his passes even now that he was into the autumn of his career and playing with Swansea in the Third Division.

Source Notes

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
Drew Herbertson, Scottish FA historian