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Wednesday, 29 February 1956
International 'B' Friendly Match

Scotland 2 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Scotland Party
England Party

Dens Park, Sandeman Street, City of Dundee, Angus
Kick-off (GMT): 3.00pm,

Attendance: 11,500 Receipts: 1,200

Scotland kicked-off England won the toss

[1-1] Willie McCulloch 56
 took the ball from Wheeler and kicked from 25-30-yards - carried by the wind
[2-1] Jimmy Mulkerrin 63
 headed in a McCulloch centre
[0-1] Tommy Taylor 43
cracked into the net from a Finney through ball


[2-2] John Atyeo 87
tapped in the Taylor cross after Brown missed the interception
 
 

Match Summary

Officials from Northern Ireland

Scotland

Type

England
Referee (-) - Robert Reid
x (-),


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Scotland B Team

 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: Dark blue jerseys, white shorts
Capt: Archie Glen Manager: Team chosen on Monday, 20 February 1956
Scotland Lineup
  Brown, William D.F. 24 8 October 1931 G Dundee FC 1 2 GA
2 Kerr, Andrew 24 29 June 1931 RB Partick Thistle FC 1 0
3 Rae, Ian J. 23 19 January 1933 LB Falkirk FC 1 0
4 Neilson, John 27 1 April 1929 RHB St. Mirren FC 1 0
5 Malloy, Daniel 25 6 November 1930 CHB Cardiff City FC, Wales 1 0
6 Glen, Archie 27 16 April 1929 LH Aberdeen FC 1 0
7 Cullen, Michael J. 24 3 July 1931 OR Luton Town FC, England 1 0
8 Yorston, Henry 27 9 June 1929 IR Aberdeen FC 1 0
9 Mulkerrin, James 24 25 December 1931 CF Hibernian FC 1 0
10 Turnbull, Edward H. 32 12 April 1923 IL Hibernian FC 1 0
11 McCulloch, William B, 28 24 May 1927 OL Airdrieonians FC 1 0

reserves:

originally St. Mirren's Tommy Gemmell, but he too was also hurt and withdrew. Yorston was another reserve.

team notes:

As with the FA Cup sixth round ties affecting the English team, the SFA named Bobby Mitchell as outside-left, but his club Newcastle United FC, refused to release him, so the name of McCulloch was the name announced in the following day's newpaper columns.
Two days before this match, Scotland suffered many withdrawals because of injuries and the remaining forward line was recast, Aberdeen FC's Graham Leggatt, Hearts' Alfie Conn and Willie Bauld, and Rangers FC's Sam Baird were replaced by Black, Yorston, Mulkerrin and Turnbull. Rae also replaced John Little (Rangers FC) at left-back.
The day before the match, Leggatt's replacement Bobby Black (Queen of the South FC) also had to withdraw. Cullen being the surprise selction.
 
2-3-5 Brown -
Kerr, Rae -
Nielsen, Malloy, Glen -
Cullen, Yorston, Mulkerrin, Turnbull, McCulloch

Averages:

Age 25.9 Appearances/Goals 1.0 0.0
 

England B 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: Joe Kennedy, second captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
twelfth B match, W 7 - D 2 - L 0 - F 34 - A 8.
FA Party to South Africa & B Team chosen on Monday, 20 February 1956, followed by the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals.
England Lineup
Matthews, Reginald D. 23 20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC 2 3 GA
2 Cummings, Thomas S. 27 12 September 1928 RB Burnley FC 2 0
3 Langley, E. James 27 7 February 1929 LB Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3 0
4 Wheeler, John E. 27 26 July 1928 RHB Bolton Wanderers FC 5 0
5 Kennedy, Joseph P. 30 15 November 1925 CHB West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0
6 Shannon, Leslie 29 12 March 1926 LHB Burnley FC 3 1
7 Finney, Alan 22 31 October 1933 OR Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 22 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
9 Taylor, Thomas 24 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 1 1
10 Atyeo, P. John W. 23 7 February 1932 IR Bristol City FC 3 3
11 Perry, William 25 10 September 1930
in Johannesburg
OL Blackpool FC 2 2

reserves:

not named

team notes:

By the very fact this team was chosen at the same time as the FA Cup sixth round, meant many players would bot be available. Having decided to to choose players who are still involved in the cup competition, being played three days following this international.
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Cummings, Langley -
Wheeler, Kennedy, Shannon -
Finney, Broadbent, Taylor, Atyeo, Perry

Averages:

Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 2.3 0.4
 

Source Notes

SFA
Original newspaper reports
Official Matchday programme
Rothman's Yearbooks

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