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'B' 10 vs. Netherlands
Sunday, 21 May 1950
End-of-Season Continental Pre-World Cup Match


Luxembourg 1 England 2
[1-0]
 
 
Stade Municipal é Luxembourg, Rollengergronn-Belair-Nord, Lëtzebuerg
Kick-off (CEST): tbc

Attendance: 12,000.
unknown kicked off
[1-0] Jules Gales 42
 a 30-yard free-kick
(Taylor committed foul)
[1-0] Lewis scored from a Mullen corner - disallowed
  [1-1] Reg Lewis 53
'Jimmy Mullen tore down the right wing and put the ball back and across to unmarked Lewis.'
[1-1] Reg Lewis with an open goal hit the crossbar 71
[1-2] Reg Lewis 77
'Eddie Quigley picked up a pass in midfield and put through to Lewis, who took the ball in his stride and scored.'
   
 
"Narrow win by tired Englishmen" The Yorkshire Post
Officials from France Luxembourg FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
Referee
Le Fort
The Continental ruling of allowing a substitute to replace an injured player prior to the 44th minute, and a goalkeeper at any time, is in place.
Linesmen
tbc tbc
 
Luxembourg B Team
 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: Red jerseys and white shorts
Capt:   Manager:  
Luxembourg Lineup
  Michaux, Bernard     G  
2 May, Nicolas     RB  
3 Krecke Jean-Michel     LB  
4 Bock, Nico     RHB  
5 Feller, Victor     CHB  
6 Guth, Fernand     LHB  
7 Muller, Francois     OR  
8 Libar, Camille 33
145 days
27 December 1917 IR FC des Girondins de Bordeaux, France
the only professional in the team
9
Gales, Jules     CF  
10 Rewenig, Marcel     IL  
11 Conrad, Robert     OL  
Luxembourg Substitutes
  Remy, Pierre     OL  
unused substitutes: not known
 
2-3-5  
Averages: Age   Appearances/Goals
 
England B Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt:
 
Laurie Scott
fourth B, W 2 - D 0 - L 2 - F 7 - A 9.
Team Attendant: James Trotter, 36 (25 November 1899), appointed temporary coach of the B team on 27 April 1950
third B match, W 1 - D 0 - L 2 - F 2 - A 9.³
Team chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry, on Thursday, 27 April 1950. Confirmed on Friday, 19 May, in Brussels.
England Lineup
  Middleton, Raymond 30
257 days
6 September 1919 G Chesterfield FC 4 9ᵍᵃ
final B app 1950
2 Scott, Lawrence 33
24 days
23 April 1917 RB Arsenal FC 5 0
final B app 1947-50
3 Wright, John 23
283 days
11 August 1926 LB Blackpool FC 1 0
only B app 1950
4 Taylor, Philip H. 30
245 days
18 September 1917 RHB Liverpool FC 3 0
final B app 1947-50
5 Crosland, John R. 27
178 days
10 November 1922 CHB Blackpool FC 2 0
final B app 1950
6 Watson, Willie 30
75 days
7 March 1920 LHB Sunderland AFC 3 0
final B app 1950
7 Payne, James B. 24
72 days
10 March 1926 OR Liverpool FC 3 0
final B app 1950
8
Quigley, Edward 28
312 days
13 July 1921 IR Preston North End FC 2 0
final B app 1950
9
Lewis, Reginald 30
75 days
7 March 1920 CF/IL Arsenal FC 2 2
final B app 1950
10 Pye, Jesse 30
150 days
22 December 1919 IL/CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 0
final B app 1950
11
Mullen, James 27
135 days
6 January 1923 OL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 1
final B app 1949-50
unused substitutes: Bill Eckersley (Blackburn Rovers) and Bobby Langton (Bolton Wanderers FC)
team notes: In the Party, Johnny Crosland (Blackpool FC) replaced Bill Jones (Liverpool FC). Lewis replaced Len Shackleton (Sunderland AFC).
 
2-3-5 Middleton -
Scott, Wright -
Tyalor, Crosland, Watson -
Payne, Quigley, Lewis, Pye, Mullen
notes: after an hours play, Pye and Lewis swapped positions.
Averages: Age 29 years 2 days Appearances/Goals 2.8 0.1
 
     Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1950-51, page 27

The final match of the tour was played at Luxembourg on May 21st, when England 'B' beat the home side by 2 goals to 1. The team were as follows.
In oppressive thundery weather, before 12,000 spectators, the English team gave a somewhat uninspired display. The first-half was largely a story of missed opportunities by England, until, three minutes from half-time, Gales, the Luxembourg centre-forward, scored from a free-kick. In the second-half England, now more on their mettle, dominated the play. Lewis scored in the 53rd minute to bring the scores level, and four minutes later, taking a pass from Quigley in his stride, he scored again. In the last five minutes the home team fought hard to save the game, but although England's defence was occasionally hard-pressed there was no further score.

  

Source Notes
 
Original newspaper reports   Rothman's Yearbooks
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