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Saturday, 22 May 1947
End-of-Season Tour 'B' Exhibition Match

 
FC Schaffhausen 0 England 6 [0-3]
 

a school playing field in Schaffhausen
Kick-off (CEST): tbc

Attendance: tbc.
unknown kicked-off
  Stan Mortensen (HAT-TRICK),
Wilf Mannion
Stan Pearson
Henry Cockburn
no TV or Radio coverage
 

"ENGLAND OVERRUN SWISS SIDE" - Western Daily Press

Officials          FC Schaffhausen   England
Referee
tbc
 
Linesmen
tbc tbc
   
FC Schaffhausen Team
 
Rank: Swiss Nationalliga B team, currently bottom of fourteen teams Colours: tbc
Capt:   Selector: tbc
FC Schaffhausen Lineup
        G  
2       RB  
3       LB  
4       RHB  
5       CHB  
6       LHB  
7       OR  
8       IR  
9       CF  
10       IL  
11       OL  
unused substitutes: -
 
2-3-5  
Averages: Age -  
 
England B Team
 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: probably the 1946 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks
Capt:

Frank Swift Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 35 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
second B match, W 1 - D 1 - L 0 - F 5 - A 1.
Trainer: Jesse Carver
Party chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Arthur Drewry, on Sunday, 25 April. Team chosen on Friday, 21 May.
England Lineup
  FINAL league positions (1 May)
  Swift, Frank V. 34
146 days
26 December 1913 G Manchester City FC (FL 10th)
2 Scott, Lawrence 31
29 days
23 April 1917 RB Arsenal FC (FL CHAMPIONS)
3 Aston, John 26
262 days
3 September 1921 LB Manchester United FC (FL RU)
4 Wright, William A. 24
106 days
6 February 1924 RHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 5th)
5 Franklin, Cornelius 26
119 days
24 January 1922 CHB Stoke City FC (FL 15th)
6 Cockburn, Henry 26
251 days
14 September 1921 LHB Manchester United FC (FL RU)
7 Matthews, Stanley 33
111 days
1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC (FL 9th)
8 Mannion, Wilfred J. 30
6 days
16 May 1918 IR Middlesbrough FC (FL 16th)
9
Mortensen, Stanley H. 26
361 days
26 May 1921 CF Blackpool FC (FL 9th)
10 Pearson, Stanley C. 29
132 days
11 January 1919 IL Manchester United FC (FL RU)
11 Langton, Robert 28
257 days
8 September 1918 OL Blackburn Rovers FC (FL 21st rel.)
unused substitutes: Alf Ramsey (Southampton FC (FL2 3rd)), Jack Howe (Derby County FC (FL 4th)), Bill Nicholson (Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL2 8th)), Tom Finney (Preston North End FC (FL 7th)) and Tommy Lawton (Notts County FC (FL3s 6th)). Lawton was suffering with an injured groin.
Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL2 8th)) was a 'stay-at-home' reserve, in case of injury to Swift.
 
2-3-5 Swift  -
Ramsey, Aston -
Nicholson, Franklin, Wright -
Finney, Mannion, Mortensen, Pearson, Langton.
Averages: Age 28 years 363 days
 
 
        Match Report by the Western Daily Press, Monday, 24 May 1948

England's soccer team wound up their short Continental tour at Schaffhausen yesterday by beating the Canton of Schaffhausen, a Swiss second division side, by six goals to nil. Scorers were Mortensen (3), Mannion, Pearson and Cockburn.

Arranged primarily as an exhibition match the game did not fully live up to that description owing to the conditions. Apart from the sweltering heat, the ground, a school playing area, was small, dry, bumpy and sloping.

Star of the England team was centre-forward Mortensen, who netted three goals. Other scorers were Mannion, Pearson and Cockburn.

  

        Match Report as reported in the F.A. Yearbook 1948-49, pages 28 & 29

One of the purposes of the exhibition match played at Schaffhausen four days later was to encourage the local townspeople to vote the money for a new stadium. The need for this was only too apparent, as the match was played on a school ground which left much to be desired. In spite of this and hard play by a representative Swiss team, the English side won without difficulty—this time by six goals to nil.
  

        Source Notes
TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
  Rothman's Yearbooks
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