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Tuesday, 8 February 1955
International Friendly Intermediate Match

 
Scotland 0 England 6
[0-2]
 
 
Shawfield Park, Rutherglen Road, Shawfield, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire
Kick-off (GMT): 7.15pm

Attendance: 'a 19,000 crowd'; '25,000' (floodlit).
   
[0-1] Frank Blunstone 29
low left-foot shot from edge of the area from a Johnny Haynes free-kick
[0-2] John Atyeo 44
juggled his way past Baillie from a Johnny Haynes thro-ball then shot from 15-yards into top corner
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[0-3] Duncan Edwards 54
beat Baillie for a low angular shot on the turn following a Johnny Haynes through ball
[0-4] Duncan Edwards 62
took a pass from John Atyeo and forced his way thro' [0-5] Duncan Edwards 73 HAT-TRICK
set up by a Johnny Haynes move, beat Baillie again for another low shot

[0-6] Johnny Haynes 88
second half live - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
 
"YOUNG ENGLAND SLAM SCOTS" Daily Herald
Officials from Ireland Scotland special ruling on substitutes England
Referee
Robert Gibb Arbuthnot
43 (summer 1911), Belfast
 
Linesmen
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Scotland Intermediate Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: Dark blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Bobby Holmes Manager: George Stevenson, manager of Motherwell FC,
first match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 A 6
Scotland Lineup
1 Duff, William 20
2 days
6 February 1935 G Heart of Midlothian FC 1 6ᵍᵃ
2 Parker, Alexander Hershaw 19
170 days
2 August 1935 RB Falkirk FC 1 0
3 Caldow, Eric 20
250 days
14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 1 0
4 McKay, David Craig 20
66 days
14 November 1934 RHB Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
5 Baillie, Douglas Rae Daw Collier 18
8 days
27 January 1937 CHB Airdrieonians FC 1 0
youngest opposing intermediater so far
6 Holmes, Robert 22
186 days
25 July 1932 LHB St. Mirren FC 1 0
7 Leggat, Graham 20
221 days
20 June 1934 OR Aberdeen FC 1 0
8 Walsh, James 24
55 days
3 December 1930 IR The Celtic FC 1 0
oldest opposing intermediater so far
9 Hill, Alastair Greenwood 20
277 days
25 April 1934 CF Clyde FC 1 0
10 Wishart, Robert 21
323 days
10 March 1933 IL Aberdeen FC 1 0
11 McParland, David 19
267 days
5 May 1935 OL Partick Thistle FC 1 0
reserve: Tommy Preston (Hibernian FC)
team notes: This is the first ever Scottish Intermediate match.
 
2-3-5 Duff -
Parker, Caldow -
McKay, Baillie, Holmes -
Leggat, Walsh, Hill, Wishart, McParland
Averages: Age 20 years 264 days Appearances/Goals 1.0 0.0
 
England Intermediate Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt:
 
Peter Sillett
second, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 11 - A 1.³
 
Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 41 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
third intermediate match, W 2 - D 0 - L 1 - F 11 - A 4.
Trainer: Bill Nicholson (Tottenham Hotspur)
Team chosen by Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Joe Richards, on Sunday, 6 February.
England Lineup
  unchanged from the previous U23 match league position (6 February)  
  Matthews, Reginald D. 22
50 days
20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC (FL3S 9th) 2 1ᵍᵃ
2 Foulkes, William A. 23
34 days
5 January 1932 RB Manchester United FC (FL 3rd) 2 0
oldest u23 player so far
3 Sillett, R. Peter T. 21
7 days
1 February 1933 LB Chelsea FC (FL 6th) 2 0
4 Flowers, Ronald 20
195 days
28 July 1934 R/LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 2nd) 2 0
5 Smith, Trevor 18
301 days
13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC (FL2 10th) 2 0
6/9
Edwards, Duncan
 
18
130 days
1 October 1936 LHB
/
CF
 
Manchester United FC (FL 3rd)
 
3   3  
youngest u23 scorer so far most U23 apps 54-55
most U23 gls 1955
7 Hooper, Harry 21
239 days
14 June 1933 OR West Ham United FC (FL2 7th) 2 2
8
Atyeo, P. John W. 23
1 day
7 February 1932 IL Bristol City FC (FL3S 2nd) 2 2
oldest u23 scorer so far
9 Ayre, Robert William, injured off 1st min. 22
319 days
26 March 1932 CF Charlton Athletic FC (FL 4th) 2 1
10

Haynes, John N. 20
114 days
17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC (FL2 9th) 2 1
11
Blunstone, Frank 20
114 days
17 October 1934 OL Chelsea FC (FL 6th) 3 2
most U23 apps 54-55
England Substitute
21 6 Anderson, Stanley, on 9th minute for Ayre. 20
346 days
27 February 1934 RHB Sunderland AFC (FL TOP) 1 0
unused substitutes: none
team notes: The team played against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium in a practise session the evening before. It ended scoreless after 25 minutes because of heavy rain (Stan Anderson played in goal after Reg Matthews had missed the northbound train).
Bobby Ayre had dislocated his left elbow in the first thirty seconds, after he was tackled by Alex Parker and fell awkwardly.
"It took exactly nine minutes before a substitute came on....Anderson (Sunderland) came on as left half and Edwards donned the No. 9 jersey."
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Foulkes, Sillett -
Flowers
(Anderson), Smith, Edwards (Flowers) -
Hooper, Atyeo, Ayre
(Edwards), Haynes, Blunstone.
notes: after the first minute, Anderson, a natural right-half, took up Flowers position, who went to the left, allowing Edwards to take up his position up front.
Averages: (start)
(finish)
Age 21 years 70 days
21 years 2 days
Appearances/Goals 2.3 0.4
oldest intermediate team so far
 
              Match Report by Clifford Webb, Daily Herald, 8 February 1955

The Scots got a thorough caning from England's under-23's at Shawfield Park, Glasgow, last night; and once again it was a case of hats off to Johnny Haynes.
Fulham's ace-high inside-forward stayed ice-cool when England were unsettled for a long first-half spell, then gradually pulled his side round with the skill of a veteran. Not only that, but Johnny carved the goal openings, as well.
First, in 29 minutes he slipped the ball so accurately to Frank Blunstone from a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area that the Chelsea winger had no trouble finding a corner of the net. Then, just before half-time, he pushed a sweet, long ball through for John Atyeo to juggle his way past hefty Doug Baillie, Scotland's 14-stone centre-half and ran in goal no. 2. England's third, early in the second half, was from a Blunstone-Haynes move that left Duncan Edwards in a bang-on position.
      Edwards scored another soon afterwards, from a centre by Harry Hooper, and completed his hat-trick in a total of 19 minutes.
Just before the end it was Fulham's Johnny himself who scored goal No. 6.

All this was quite a transformation after a series of early shocks had found England fumbling.
      The trouble began straight from the kick-off, when Bobby Ayre fell heavily and dislocated his left elbow. He was taken to hospital, but was discharged later and is expected to be fit in a few days.
Travelling reserve Stan Anderson came on as substitute and it was the necessary arrangement of the team that gave England an unbalanced look until the arrival of the first goal. Anderson went to right-half, Ron Flowers crossed to the left, and Edwards moved up to lead the attack. The breaking up of England's half-back line, which was so powerful a factor in the defeat of Italy, robbed full-backs [Bill] Foulkes and Peter Sillett of their confidence; and if Reg Matthews had not been his cat-like self in goal, there could have been a lead for Scotland, so persistently did left-winger Davy McPartland and inside-right Jimmy Walsh hammer away. But all the time Haynes was rallying his forces. Soon Anderson was settling in like an old hand, and after the first half-hour the Scottish fans were shown more than a glimpse of the precision football that shattered the Italians.
      Edwards looked the ideal centre-forward all through the second-half, dove-tailing perfectly with energetic, go-ahead Atyeo, who once again proved his outstanding ability in a smooth-working line.
This pair gave big Baillie a rare old run-around, prompted always, of course, by the defence-splitting passes of Haynes and some useful work by both wingers. Towards the finish, with Edwards moving to either wing as if the roving centre-forward game had always been his strong point, England fairly waltzed around the despondent Scots. It was truly a great exhibition and a grand example of a fight back after early difficulties.
This Young England is certainly going places.

  

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