Match No. 239 - Saturday, 10th April 1948

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    • 1
    • Ian Black
    • 2
    • Jock Govan
    • 3
    • David Shaw
    • 4
    • Billy CampbellWilliam Gibson Campbell.
      Born 2nd Jul 1944, Belfast.
    • 5
    • George Young (c)
    • 6
    • Archie Macauley
    • 7
    • James Delaney
    • 8
    • Bobby Combe
    • 9
    • Billy Thornton
    • 10
    • Billy Steel
    • 11
    • Billy Liddell
    • 1
    • Frank SwiftMan City, 13th of 19 caps
      34 years, 3 months, 17 days
    • 2
    • Laurie ScottArsenal, 13th of 17 caps
      30 years, 11 month, 17 days
    • 3
    • George HardwickMiddlesbrough, 13th of 13 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 8 days
      (c)13th captaincy
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 13th of 105 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 4 days
    • 5
    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 13th of 27 caps
      26 years, 2 months, 17 days
    • 9
    • Tommy LawtonNotts County, 21st of 23 caps
      28 years, 6 months, 4 days
    • 10
    • Stan PearsonMan Utd, 1st of 8 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 26 days
    • 11
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 11th of 76 caps
      26 years, 0 months, 5 days

Notes

  • Scotland's Robust TacticsScotland reportedly used rather heavy tackling to try and disrupt England's rhythm, espcially on Swift who later found he had cracked a rib. Finney ended the match limping on the left wing.
  • Player MilestoneGeorge Hardwick's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneStan Pearson's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneStan Mortensen's 10th Goal

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  • Northern Ireland David Maxwell

Attendance

  • 135,376

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 24 ranking points to 2044 points England - 3rd
  • Scotland - 14th