Match No. 166 - Saturday, 11th May 1929

  • Jacques Moeschal, 88'
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    • GK
    • Jan de BieJan de Bie.
    • RB
    • Théodore NouwensThéodore Nouwens.
    • LB
    • Nicolas HoydonckxNicolas Hoydonckx.
    • RH
    • Henri van AverbekeHenri van Averbeke.
    • CH
    • Florimond VanhalmeFlorimond Vanhalme.
      (c)
    • LH
    • Gustave BoesmanGustave Boesman.
    • OR
    • Pierre BrainePierre E. E. Braine.
    • IR
    • Michel VanderbauwhedeMichel Vanderbauwhede.
    • CF
    • Raymond BraineRaymond Ernest Michel Braine.
    • IL
    • Jacques MoeschalJacques Moeschal.
    • OL
    • Jan DiddensJan Diddens.
  • Assist: Hughie Adcock. "...Adcock put across a good centre and Camsell, firing in a hot drive, beat Debie [sic], who dived and got to the ball, but failed to stop it entering the net. This was in the 30th minute." George Camsell3rd of 18 goals. , 30'
  • "Four minutes later - Camsell scored England's second goal..." George Camsell4th of 18 goals. , 34'
  • "...and within another three minutes he added the third, which came from a penalty, hit the inside of the post and rebounded into the net at a terrific pace." George Camsell5th of 18 goals. , 37' (pen)
  • Assist: Joe Carter. "...Camsell, taking a beautiful pass from Carter, scored his fourth goal." George Camsell6th of 18 goals. , 60'
  • Assist: George Camsell. "Later Camsell passed to Carter, who gave Debie [sic] little chance with a fast shot." Joe Carter2nd of 4 goals. , 64'
    • GK
    • Ted HuftonWest Ham, 5th of 6 caps
      36 years, 5 months, 16 days
    • RB
    • Tom CooperDerby, 6th of 15 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 10 days
    • CH
    • Jack HillNewcastle Utd, 10th of 11 caps
      32 years, 2 months, 9 days
      (c)7th captaincy
    • LH
    • Joe PeacockMiddlesbrough, 2nd of 3 caps
      32 years, 1 month, 27 days
    • IR
    • Edgar KailDulwich, 2nd of 3 caps
      28 years, 5 months, 15 days
    • CF
    • George CamsellMiddlesbrough, 2nd of 9 caps
      26 years, 5 months, 14 days
    • IL
    • Joe CarterWBA, 2nd of 3 caps
      29 years, 9 months, 15 days
    • OL
    • Len BarryLeicester, 4th of 5 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 15 days

Notes

  • Belgian ScorerThe Times states "...in the last two minutes they were rewarded with a goal from Raymond Braine, their inside-left, who finished a dribble with a shot which beat Hufton, who came out of his goal in an effort to take the ball off Braine's toes." The position was correct but the scorer not: It was Jacques Moeschal.
  • Penalty: George Camsell1st scored from 1 taken (100.0%). England's 11th overall. "[Camsell] added a third, which came from a penalty, hit the inside of the post and rebounded into the net at terrific pace."
  • Hat-Trick: George Camsell1st hat-trick (27th overall). England's fastest hat-trick at the time. 7 minutes between first and third goals. A fourth in the second half for good measure.
  • Player MilestoneLeonard Oliver's Only Cap
  • Goal MilestoneJoe Carter, 64' - 500th goal scored by England

Sources

  • The Times "England beat Belgium", Monday 13th May 1929, page 7.
  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2013)
  • Royal Belgian Football Association
  • England (1872- 1940) - Eire (1924 - 1940) - England/Amateurs (1906 - 1940) by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS 1999)

Managers

  • England Committee
  • Belgium Victor Lowenfeldt

Referee

  • Italy Achille Gama Malcher

Attendance

  • 35,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 13 ranking points to 1864 points England - 10th
  • Belgium - 25th