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Wednesday, 23 March 1955
International 'B' Friendly Match

England 1 West Germany 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Party
West Germany Party

Hillsborough Stadium, Owlerton, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Kick-off (GMT): 7.30pm,

Attendance: 32,630
(floodlit).

unknown kicked-off  
[1-0] Roy Swinbourne 26
 header deflecting in a Haynes free-kick

[1-1] Erich Juskowiak 51
precision penalty awarded against Langley when he brought down Schlupp
 
 

Match Summary

Officials from England

England

Type

West Germany
Referee (-) - Jack H. Clough
x (-), Bolton


Linesmen -
J.E. Bennison, Sheffield and K.R. Tuck, Chesterfield.

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.

The eligibilty rules on this occasion are no more than one full international appearance.


14 Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England B Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: Probably the 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: not known Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
tenth B match, W 6 - D 4 - L 0 - F 27 - A 5.
Team chosen by Selection Committee headed by Harold Shentall, on Sunday, 20 March 1955.
England Lineup
  Matthews, Reginald D. 22 20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC 1 1 GA
2 Hall, Jeffrey J. 25 7 September 1929 RB Birmingham City FC 1 0
3 Langley, E. James 26 7 February 1929 LB Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 0
4 Wheeler, John E. 26 26 July 1928 RHB Bolton Wanderers FC 3 0
5 Smith, Trevor 18 13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC 1 0
6 Edwards, Duncan 18 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 3 0
7 Hooper, Harry 20 14 June 1933 OR West Ham United FC 5 1
8 Atyeo, P. John W. 23 7 February 1932 IR Bristol City FC 1 0
9 Swinbourne, Royston H. 25 25 August 1929 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 1
10 Haynes, John N. 20 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 4 0
11 Kiernan, William E. 29 22 May 1925 OL Charlton Athletic FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

Ted Burgin, Joe Shaw (both Sheffield United) and Gordon Turner (Luton Town)

team notes:

Two practice sessions were held in Sheffield prior to the match, on 21 March at Hillsborough, when they beat the Wednesday side 2-1 in a match lasting 35-minutes, and 22 March at Bramall Lane for a thirty minute session in which England won 1-0.
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Hall, Langley -
Wheeler, Smith, Edwards -
Hooper, Atyeo, Swinbourne, Haynes, Kiernan.

Averages:

Age 22.9 Appearances/Goals 2.0 0.1
 

West Germany B Team

 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: Green jerseys, white shorts
Capt:   Manager: Josef Herberger, 57 (28 March 1897), appointed in 1950.
West Germany Lineup
  Kubsch, Heinz 24 20 July 1930 G Fk 03 Pirmasens
2 Hofmann, Rudolf 20 11 February 1935 RB Sv Viktoria 1901 e.V. Aschaffenburg
3 Juskowiak, Erich 28 7 September 1926 LB Düsseldorfer TSv Fortuna 1895 eV
4 Link nk nk RHB nk
5 Hoffman, Herbert, injured off 26th min. 24 22 January 1931 CHB Braunschweiger TSv Eintracht von 1895 eV
6 Göttinger, Richard 28 4 June 1926 LHB SpVgg Fürth eV
7 Schlump, Ludwig 26 16 June 1928 OR BC Augsburg 1907 eV
8 Biesinger, Ulrich 21 6 August 1933 IR BC Augsburg 1907 eV
9 Meyer, Ernst-Otto 27 25 April 1927 CF VfR Mannheim 1896 eV
10 Demski, Willi 26 12 February 1929 IL SV 1912 Sodingen
11 Haase, Erich 22 20 June 1932 OL Sv Werder Bremen von 1899 eV
West Germany Substitutes
  Bauries, Walter, on 26th min for Herbert Hoffman 24 22 April 1930 CHB Karlsruher SC Mühlburg-Phönix eV

unused substitutes:

Egon Loy (Eintracht Frankfurt)

team notes:

There were two official changes from the original named line-up. Hoffman replaced Wevers, whilst Dembski replaced Islacker. They were both required by their club, Rot-Weiss Essen.
At some point, Link replaced Schicks (Eintracht Braunschweiger).
 
2-3-5 Kubsch -
Baureis, Juskowiak -
Link, Hofmann, Gottinger -
Schlump, Biesinger, Meyer, Demski, Haase

Averages:

Age 24.6 Appearances/Goals
 

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Matchday programme
Rothman's Yearbooks

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