CHALLENGE BY CZECHOSLOVAKIA
England beat Czechoslovakia by
five goals to four on the Tottenham Hotspur ground yesterday
England were concentrating on
attack, and it was typical of their game that the first goal should have
been scored by one of their half-backs. Crayston came up the field, the
ball went across to Goulden, who returned it for Crayston to drive a
waist-high shot into the far corner of the net...
The ball was pushed out to Puc,
who cut in and from a very acute angle beat Woodley. The game was very
fast at this time, and four minutes later Morton gave England the lead
again. He was put through cleverly, beat his man, and finished with a
fine shot just out of Planicka's reach...
Matthews, with a brilliant long
shot after Barkas had audaciously come through with the ball, made the
...a minute from the interval
Czechoslovakia forced a corner on the right. It was perfectly placed and
Woodley had no chance from point-blank range.
A shock, perhaps, but it seemed
a mild one when, 12 minutes after the re-start, Matthews dribbled over
to the left and sent in a lovely, left-footed rising drive which
restored what looked a winning lead of two goals...
A breakaway on the
Czechoslovakian left gave Zeman a chance of scoring, and he did not wait
as Continental forwards are too apt to do. He took it in a flash, and
whatever complacency England might have felt vanished. With 15 minutes
to go Puc raced away down the left wing and pushed the ball back for
Nejedly with a left-footed shot to make the scores level...
England just deserved the
scales to weigh in their favour when, with seven minutes to go, a shot
by Matthews was deflected off a defender out of Planicka's reach. - The Times -
Thursday 2nd December, 1937