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Tuesday, 26 February 1957
International Friendly Intermediate Match


Scotland 1 England 1
[1-1]

 
 
Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Ibroxholm, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Kick-off (GMT):
7.20pm
Attendance: 14,000 (floodlights)
unknown kicked-off


[1-1]Alan Crawford penalty 26
 (Neal fouled Young)
[0-1] Jack Dyson 11
'Controlled a difficult thigh-height cross from David Pegg, brought it down and smashed the ball into the roof of the net with his left foot'
7.15 News 7.30 'The First and Last'
8.15
Football: Scotland v. England
9.00
Mostly Maynard 9.30 Family Farm
   
second half only - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
 
 
 
"YOUNG SCOTS HAD THEM IN A PANIC" Daily Mirror
Officials from Wales Scotland UK ruling on substitutes England
Referee
Robert Edwin Smith
39 (23 June 1917) Newport, Monmouthshire
 
Linesmen
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Scotland Intermediate Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: Made by Umbro - Dark blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Dave Mackay Manager: Scottish 2nd XI FA Selection Committee
team chosen on Thursday, 14 February 1957
Scotland Lineup
1 Forsyth, Robert Campbell 22
297 days
5 May 1934 G St. Mirren FC 1 1ᵍᵃ
only U23 app 1957
2 Parker, Alexander Hershaw 21
208 days
2 August 1935 RB Falkirk FC 2 0
3 Caldow, Eric 22
288 days
14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 2 0
final U23 app 1955-57
4 Mackay, David Craig 22
104 days
14 November 1934 RHB Hearts of Midlothian FC 2 0
5 Plenderleith, John Boyd 19
143 days
6 October 1937 CHB Hibernian FC 1 0
6 Glen, Alec nk nk LHB Queen's Park FC 1 0
only U23 app 1957
7 Hamilton, John 22
35 days
22 January 1935 OR Hearts of Midlothian FC 2 1
final U23 app 1956-57
8 Reilly, Felix 23
167 days
12 September 1933 IR Dunfermline Athletic FC 1 0
only U23 app 1957
9 Murray, Maximillian 21
111 days
7 November 1935 CF Rangers FC 2 0
final U23 app 1956-57
10 Young, Alexander 20
23 days
3 February 1937 IL Hearts of Midlothian FC 2 0
11
Crawford, Ian 22
227 days
14 July 1934 OL Hearts of Midlothian FC 1 1
only U23 app 1957
unused substitutes: not known
team notes: Felix Reilly was a replacement for Kilmarnock FC's Frank Beattie, who withdrew because of injury on 22nd February. John Hamilton then replaced Rangers FC's Alex Scott on 24th February, following an hand injury. Alex Young replaced Clyde FC's Norrie Innes on the day of the match because of a groin injury.
Alec Glen is the brother of Archie (Aberdeen FC), who captained Scotland against England in the friendly B International, February 1956, and was left half in the senior international against England in April 1956.
 
2-3-5 Forsyth -
Parker, Caldow -
Mackay, Plenderleith, Glen -
Hamilton, Reilly, Murray, Young, Crawford
Averages: Age 21 years 317 days¹⁰ Appearances/Goals 1.5 0.1
 
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: Ronnie Clayton
last, W 1 - D 1 - L 0 - F 4 - A 1.
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Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 43 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
eighth intermediate match, W 5 - D 2 - L 1 - F 23 - A 7.
Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Frank Adams, on Monday, 18 February.
England Lineup
  six changes to the previous U23 match league position (18 February)  
  Hodgkinson, Alan 20
194 days
16 August 1936 G Sheffield United FC (FL2 10th) 3 1ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 21
137 days
12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 13th) 3 0
3 Shaw, Graham L. 22
232 days
9 July 1934 LB Sheffield United FC (FL2 10th) 4 0
final u23 app 55-57
4 Clayton, Ronald 22
205 days
5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC (FL2 4th) 4 0
final u23 app 55-57
5 Smith, Trevor 20
319 days
13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC (FL 6th) 7 0
most U23 apps 55-57
6 Neal, Richard Marshall 23
148 days
1 October 1933 LHB Lincoln City FC (FL2 17th) 3 0
7 Finney, Alan 23
118 days
31 October 1933 OR Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 15th) 3 0
final u23 app 54-57
8 Haynes, John N. 22
132 days
17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC (FL2 13th) 5 5
most U23 gls 55-56
42 9 Clough, Brian H. 21
342 days
21 March 1935 CF Middlesbrough FC (FL2 8th) 1 0
43 10
Dyson, John 22
233 days
8 July 1934 IL Manchester City FC (FL 18th) 1 1
only u23 app 1957
11
Pegg, David 21
159 days
20 September 1935 OL Manchester United FC (FL TOP) 2 0
reserves: Stan Anderson (Sunderland AFC (FL 20th)).
 
2-3-5 Hodgkinson -
Howe, Shaw -
Clayton, Smith, Neal -
Finney, Haynes, Clough, Dyson, Pegg.
Averages: Age 22 years 42 days Appearances/Goals 3.3 0.5
 
              Match Report by Frank McGhee, Daily Mirror, Wednesday, 27 February 1957

YOUNG England should have had this game all sewn up and victory tucked away by half-time at Ibrox Park. Two glorious golden chances were squandered by centre forward Brian Clough in the first five minutes. Twice he just tapped the ball lovingly when a full-blooded swipe was called for—and twice the ball went well wide of a gaping goal. England did go ahead in the eleventh minute.
   Young Lancashire cricketer Jack Dyson, of Manchester City, playing his first representative match at inside left, was the hero.
Controlling a difficult thigh-height cross from outside left David Pegg brilliantly, he brought it down and smashed the ball into the roof of the net with his left foot. It was twenty minutes before a Scottish attack reached the English penalty area without breaking down.
   Then only a fantastic miss by outside left Ian Crawford prevented an equaliser.
From only six yards out, with no one to beat, he headed a cross from his Hearts team-mate, Johnny Hamilton, high over the bar. Six minutes later, Crawford put Scotland level from a penalty awarded by Referee Smith, of Newport, against left half Dick Neal for a foul on Alec Young, the Scottish inside left. And but for brilliant work by England's goalkeeper, Alan Hodgkinson, it would have been Scotland who crossed over with a half-time lead. Crawford sent his centre forward Max Murray away with a beautiful long pass. Hodgkinson came out to narrow the angle and saved for a corner. A mistake by goalkeeper Forsyth nearly gave England another goal two minutes after the interval. Instead of gathering a shot from outside right Alan Finney he punched it out—straight to Johnny Haynes. The Fulham schemer hit it straight back past Forsyth—only to throw his hands high in anguish as right back Alex Parker stopped it on the line.
   Then Scotland, the team of misfits, replacements and reserves fought back.
Murray shot over the bar, and Hodgkinson saved a shot from inside man Young at the second attempt. Clough had another bad miss in the fifty-fifth minute when he shot a perfect chance straight at the Scottish goalkeeper.
   Only brilliant goalkeeping by Hodkinson kept Scotland out. He was getting precious little help from the rest of his defence.

Even centre half Trevor Smith, of Birmingham, usually so safe and steady, showed traces of kick-anywhere panic.

  

              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1957-58 page 33

Conditions were not very good for this game at Ibrox Park, Glasgow, on the evening of February 26th; it was hazy and misty overhead with a crisp frosty ground underneath, and the 14,000 onlookers received little reward for their fortitude and keenness. England scored her goal in the eleventh minute when Pegg pulled back a centre to his inside colleague; Dyson cleverly brought the ball down with one foot and immediately shot it into the net with his other. A quarter of an hour later, Scotland's inside-left was pulled down in the penalty area and Crawford equalised from the resulting kick. Clough was well-marked by the Hibernian centre-half, and only Haynes, Clayton and Smith enhanced their reputations.
  

              Source Notes
Official matchday programme
Fitbastats.com
  Rothman's Yearbooks
Original newspaper reports
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