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Saturday, 17 October 1959
Home International Championship 1959-60 (65th) Match

Wales 1 England 1 [0-1]


Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad

Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 60,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Jimmy Greaves (25)
Wales - Graham Moore (89)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Thomas Mitchell
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Linesmen - tbc

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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 27th to 25th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts with red side stripe, red socks with white tops.
Capt:   Manager: James Murphy
Wales Lineup
  Kelsey, A.John     G     GA
2 Williams, Stuart G.     RB      
3 Hopkins, Melvyn     LB      
4 Crowe, Victor H.     RHB      
5 Nurse, Melvyn T.G.     CHB      
6 Sullivan, Derrick     LHB      
7 Medwin, Terence C.     OR      
8 Woosnam, Philip A.     IR      
9 Moore, Graham     CF      
10 Allchurch, Ivor J.     IL      
11 Jones, Clifford W.     OL      


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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 7th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, blue socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Ronnie Clayton, first captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
109th match, W 62 - D 26 - L 21 - F 299 - A 154, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 23 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 13 21ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 24 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 21 0
781 3 Allen, Anthony 19   LB Stoke City FC 1 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 25 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 31 0
782 5 Smith, Trevor 23 13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC 1 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 25   LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 9 2
783 8 Connelly, John 21   OR Burnley FC 1 0
8 Greaves, James 19   IR Chelsea FC 4 2
784 9 Clough, Brian 24 21 March 1935 CF Middlesbrough FC 1 0
10 Charlton, Robert 22   IL Manchester United FC 13 11
785 11 Holliday, Edwin 20 7 June 1939 OL Middlesbrough FC 1 0



team notes:

This is the first England match since 19 May 1951 without Billy Wright in the line-up, and therefore, it is the youngest starting XI since the early days of England matches.
Ronnie Clayton is England's first new captain for nine years, since Alf Ramsey in November 1950.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

For the first time in 71 matches, England kicked off without the indomitable Billy Wright leading them out. Brian Clough at long last got the England chance his stack of goals with Middlesbrough deserved. Into the team with him from the England Under-23 squad came Tony Allen, John Connelly, Cloughie's clubmate Eddie Holliday and, taking the place of Wright, Birmingham centre-half Trevor Smith. It was a mix that did not work, and it was a first-half Jimmy Greaves goal that saved England from defeat against a Welsh team operating without either of the Charles brothers. The unfortunate Smith spent much of his debut limping with a calf muscle injury in what were pre-substitute days, and he could not prevent twenty-year-old Graham Moore from scoring a late equaliser for Wales. Driving wind and incessant rain made conditions intolerable, and Cloughie later described it as "one of the most frustrating games of my life." Jack Kelsey, the exceptional Arsenal goalkeeper, made a series of magnificent saves in a weather-wrecked game that rarely rose above the mediocre. Bobby Charlton, for England, and Phil Woosnam, for Wales, occasionally brightened the gloom with flashes of brilliance, but it was a match that would be quickly erased from the memory.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author