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Saturday, 9 April 1960
Home International Championship 1959-60 (65th) Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [1-0]

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Kick-off (BST): 3.00pm
Attendance: '129,783';

Players lost since last match
Arthur Rigby (25 March 1960) 59
Matt Kingsley (27 March) 85
C.J. Burnup (5 April) 84

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[0-0] Ron Flowers free-kick hit the crossbar 6

[1-0] Joe Baker scores disallowed: foul
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[1-1] Graham Leggat diving header hits the crossbar

Joe Baker injury: ten men 77
returned to full complement 85
[1-1]Bobby Charlton penalty 49
'sent Haffey the wrong way'
(MacKay fouled Charlton)
[1-1]Bobby Charlton pen. foul 74
'his kick was saved, however Caldow (or Weir) encroached', or 'Haffey moved too soon''
(Bobby Evans handled)
[1-1]Bobby Charlton missed pen. 74
went wide of Haffey's right post
live in Scotland only - Commentator: Peter Thomson
Second half live on the Light Programme
Officials from Hungary Scotland UK ruling on substitutes England
Referee (black)
Eugen Sramkó
43/44 (1916), Debrecen
Teams presented to the Guest of Honour, Sir Myer Galpern JP, FELS, MP, the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

THE FACTS as reported in the Daily News...
Fouls—by Scotland 22, by England 21. Corners—to Scotland 6, to England 5. Off-side—against Scotland 6, England 3.
Shots—First-half: by Scotland 6, England 4. Second-half: by Scotland 6, England 8.
Vilmos Kósziner István Zsolt
38 (28 June 1921), Budapest
Scotland Team
Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 17th
Colours Made by Umbro - Dark blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.

Bobby Evans

Manager Andrew Beattie (46, 11 August 1913), Second spell in charge, reappointed as part-time manager on 20 March 1959.
Trainer: Dawson Walker (Clyde FC) 7th match, W 3 - D 2 - L 2 - F 11 - A 7; overall, 13th, W 5 - D 3 - L 5 - F 17 - A 21.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Wednesday, 30 March 1960, at Arsenal Stadium, London.
Scotland Lineup
745   Haffey, Francis 21
133 days
28 November 1938 G The Celtic FC 1 1ᵍᵃ
2 MacKay, Duncan 22
270 days
14 July 1937 RB The Celtic FC 5 0
3 Caldow, Eric 25
331 days
14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 22 0
4 Cumming, John 30
23 days
17 March 1930 RHB Heart of Midlothian FC 5 0
5 Evans, Robert 32
268 days
16 July 1927 CHB The Celtic FC 44 0
6 McCann, R. John 27
177 days
15 October 1932 LHB Motherwell FC 4 0
Leggat, Graham 25
294 days
20 June 1934 OR Fulham FC, England 15 8
746 8 Young, Alexander 23
66 days
3 February 1937 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
9 St. John, Ian 21
307 days
7 June 1938 CF Motherwell FC 4 0
10 Law, Denis 20
45 days
24 February 1940 IL Manchester City FC, England 7 1
11 Weir, Andrew B. 22
146 days
15 November 1937 OL Motherwell FC 2 1
reserves: Travelling reserve is John Hewie (Charlton Athletic FC).
Full team of reserves are Haffney; Caldow and Hewie; McNeill (The Celtic FC), Toner (Kilmarnock FC) and Higgins (Heart of Midlothian FC); Scott (Rangers FC) and David Herd (Clyde FC); Young; Cousin (Dundee FC) and Graham Leggat.
league notes: Tottenham Hotspur FC, who are due to play Everton FC, refused to release their three Scottish players, Bill Brown, Dave Mackay, and John White, and therefore, their match was not postponed.
team notes: Rangers FC's George Niven was the original chosen goalkeeper, also a debutant, but because of a back strain that has been troubling him for a couple of weeks, his place went to Haffey on 6 April.
The Scots team had intended to play a full-scale practice match against the under-23 side on Thursday, but four of his side, from Celtic and Rangers, were involved in the Cup semi-final replay the night previously.
2-3-5 Haffey -
MacKay, Caldow -
Cumming, Evand, McCann -
Leggat, Young, St. John, Law, Weir
Averages: Age 24 years 321 days Appearances/Goals 10 0.8
England Team
Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
P third of 38, W 1 - D 1 - L 1 - F 4 - A 4.

Ronnie Clayton
Manager Walter Winterbottom, 47 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
4th of five, W 1 - D 2 - L 1 - F 6 - A 6. Trainer: Harold Shepherdson P 112th of 139, W 63 - D 27 - L 22 - F 304 - A 159, one abandoned.
  The team chosen by the Selection Committee, headed by Joe Mears, on Thursday, 31 March in Sheffield.
England Lineup
  five changes from the previous match (Howe, Allen, Brown, Haynes & Holliday out) league position (31 March)  
  Springett, Ronald D. 24
262 days
22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 4th) 2 2ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James C. 24
201 days
21 September 1935 RB Blackpool FC (FL 8th) 5 0
790 3 Wilson, Ramon, injured 2nd min. 25
114 days
17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC (FL2 3rd) 1 0
the twentieth Town player to represent England
4 Clayton, Ronald 25
248 days
5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC (FL 14th) 34 0
5 Slater, William J. 32
346 days
29 April 1927 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 2nd) 12 0
final app 1954-60
6 Flowers, Ronald 25
256 days
28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 2nd) 12 2
7 Connelly, John M. 21
266 days
18 July 1938 OR Burnley FC (FL 3rd) 4 1
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 26
330 days
15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 2nd) 7 2
final app 1958-60
9 Baker, Joseph H., injured off 77th-85th min. 19
267 days
17 July 1940 CF Hibernian FC, Scotland (SL 7th) 2 1
10 Parry, Raymond A. 24
81 days
19 January 1936 IL Bolton Wanderers FC (FL 5th) 2 1
final app 1959-60
11 Charlton, Robert 22
181 days
11 October 1937


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21st successful penalty kick (37th overall)
17th penalty missed (38th taken overall)
reserve: Bobby Robson (West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 7th))
league notes: For the first time ever, the Football League postponed the match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and West Ham United FC to be played on this day, because at least two players from one team are involved in the international fixture. At the time of the decision, 1 April, Wolves had two players involved with England, and with the Midlands club lying one point behind Tottenham Hotspur FC, the League did not want to hand the Londoners an unfair advantage. The new rule will come into force anyway, from next season.
pre-match notes: On 5th April, the England team trained and used the facilities at Burnden Park. They beat the hosts, Bolton Wanderers FC, 2-0 in a forty-minute practice match (Broadbent and Baker scoring).
The day after, they were at Turf Moor and playing against Burnley FC. England beat the hosts 3-2 after being two goals down (Charlton two goals, one a penalty kick, and a Marshall own goal).
team notes: A knee injury prevented Johnny Haynes (Fulham FC (FL 10th)) to take his place at inside-right. Broadbent taking his place on 4 April.
Ron Clayton recovered from tonsillitis in time to take his place and Ray Parry confirmed that he suffered no further ankle trouble. He became the fifth most used post-war/Winterbottom/ISC player.
Ray Wilson played all but two minutes of this match with a broken nose, following a collision with Leggat. Joe Baker was off the field for treatment on a damaged shoulder following a collision with the Scottish goalkeeper.
penalty notes: On describing earning the first penalty awarded "[Charlton] was intercepted by an apparently ordinary tackle from MacKay in the 49th minute, the outside-left collapsed with theatrical thoroughness, like a character who had swallowed poison in the third act of a Victorian melodrama." - The Scotsman, Monday, 11 April 1960.
He becomes the first player to take four penalty kicks for England and the third player to score three penalty-kicks, alongside Alf Ramsey and Tom Finney.
Following the usual pre-match training sessions, the England party were again, set up in Troon, from the Thursday night, training at Kilmarnock.
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, Wilson -
Clayton, Slater, Flowers -
Connelly, Broadbent, Baker, Parry, Charlton.
Averages: Age 24 years 332 days Appearances/Goals 8.7 1.7
England teams v. Scotland:
1959: Hopkinson Howe Shaw Clayton Wright Flowers Douglas Broadbent Charlton Haynes Holden
1960: Springett Armfield Wilson Clayton Slater Flowers Connelly Broadbent Baker Parry Charlton
              Match Report by Mike Payne

A STRONG wind and some inconsistent refereeing decisions made for a very disappointing match at Hampden Park in this annual game between two old adversaries. Scotland, seeking their first victory on home soil against England since 1937, should have won handsomely and but for some woeful finishing would have done. At the end of the day, though, they were lucky to escape with a draw.

St John was a real livewire at centre-forward and gave Bill Slater a torrid time throughout the game. The Wolves defender suffered a nightmare. Four excellent chances were created down the middle for Scotland and each one of them stemmed from an inexplicable error by Slater.

In the 17th minute, one of them was punished by Leggat. Ron Flowers had just thundered a free-kick against the Scottish crossbar before Scotland broke quickly into attack. Slater lost the ball in the air to St John, but recovered to regain possession, only to then set up Leggat with a disastrously short back-pass. The winger sped forward to plant a splendid shot wide of Ron Springett's dive.

Immediately after the goal, Baker scrambled the ball into the Scottish net after challenging Haffey. It was reminiscent of Nat Lofthouse's goal in the 1958 Cup Final, but this time the referee ruled out the effort. So at half-time, Scotland led, for the first time since the war, much to the delight of the crowd. But England, now with the wind at their backs, were soon level after the interval.

Baker, who received little support from his inside-forwards Ray Parry and Peter Broadbent, sent a fine pass to Bobby Charlton. The winger strode into the penalty area and was brought down by a trip from full-back MacKay. Not for the first time in the match, the [Hungarian] referee's decision was not entirely agreed upon. However, a penalty it was and Charlton himself took it, sending Haffey the wrong way with his spot-kick.

Later, the other chances courtesy of Mr Slater duly presented themselves. Three times, errors on the ground left St John free, but each time the number-nine lost his composure and Springett out-thought him to make the save.

Springett was undoubtedly England's main saviour and he again gave a very assured performance. Twice more he made brave saves at the feet of Leggat and St John. Flowers, too, had a fine game and was full of tireless effort. For Ray Wilson it was an eventful match. He looked composed and confident and enjoyed an excellent debut, all this after the full-back had broken his nose in the second minute!

For Scotland, Haffey looked decidedly shaky at times but their star was the red-haired Evans, who was outstanding and rock-like in defence. The other impressive Scot was the tireless Law at inside-left. He covered every inch of Hampden in supporting both his defence and his attack, showing immense stamina and true Scottish fire. Ronnie Clayton could not get near him and the blond-haired will-o-the-wisp enjoyed every moment of it.

An amazing incident could easily have swung the match England's way near the end. After showing a distant lack of thrust all through, they were suddenly awarded a second penalty. Charlton again took the kick, only to shoot straight at Haffey. The referee ordered a retake as Caldow had encroached into the penalty area and amid deafening boos , Charlton had another chance. This time he made a total hash of it, shooting well wide.

Perhaps that was justice in a way as Scotland, at the very least, deserved their draw.


              Match Report by Norman Giller

Tottenham brought the club-or-country issue to boiling point by refusing to release their three Scots, Dave Mackay, Bill Brown and John White, for this match. The referee awarded fifty-five free-kicks and three penalties, two of which were missed. Bobby Charlton converted from the penalty spot, and failed to find the net with a second twice-taken penalty. Graham Leggat, partnered by lan St John and Denis Law, scored Scotland's goal following a suicidal back pass from Bill Slater. This gave Scotland a half-time lead over England for the first time since the war, but Charlton's successful second-half penalty meant they had now gone since 1937 without beating the auld enemy on home territory. Ray Wilson, starting his distinguished England career at left-back, played on despite collecting a broken nose in the second minute, and Joe Baker battled on with a dislocated shoulder. Surely somebody would one day see the sense for substitutes, even if only for injured players?

              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1960-61 pages 36 & 37

In a game spoilt by bad conditions, a bumpy pitch, and too many minor stoppages, the standard of play fell well below that expected of this great annual contest. England reshaped their team with Armfield and Wilson at full-back, Slater at centre-half, and Charlton at outside-left; Broadbent was reintroduced at inside-right in playe of Haynes who had been injured the previous week. But the changes were not as successful as had been hoped. Armfield and Wilson held an uncertain Scottish forward line, in which only Law was outstanding; at centre-half, Slater was badly off form and the problem of filling the gap caused by Billy Wright's retirement remained unsolved. The forwards also had a poor day and seldom looked like scoring. A slip by Slater allowed Scotland to take the lead after 16 minutes, when Leggat moved on to the ball and scored with a fine shot from 18 yds. From a penalty-kick taken by Charlton - a harsh decision - England equalised. Twenty-six minutes later he took another but missed. Earlier, Flowers had hit the Scottish cross-bar with a great drive, and a goal by Baker was disallowed.

     In Other News....
It was on 9 April 1960 that Hendrick Verwoerd, the 58-year-old South African Prime MInister, who did most to establish the policy of racial segregation known as 'apartheid' in the country, including imprisoning future president, Nelson Mandela, was shot twice by 51-year-old David Pratt, perforating his cheek and his right ear. Verwoerd miraculously survived and Pratt died in prison, 18 months later, but the prime minister was assassinated, six years later, in parliament, when he was stabbed to death by 48-year-old Dimitri Tsafendas.
              Source Notes
Original newspaper reports
Official Matchday Programme
Drew Herbertson, Scottish FA historian
  Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record
Norman Giller, Football Author
The Complete Book of the British Charts
British Pathé