• Short Summary

    AN OPPORTUNIST GOAL BY COLIN BELL SIX MINUTES FROM FULL-TIME GAVE ENGLAND A NARROW VICTORY OVER HOLLAND IN AMSTERDAM LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    AN OPPORTUNIST GOAL BY COLIN BELL SIX MINUTES FROM FULL-TIME GAVE ENGLAND A NARROW VICTORY OVER HOLLAND IN AMSTERDAM LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). IT WAS ENGLAND'S FIRST MATCH IN THE FINAL BUILD-UP TOWARDS DEFENDING THE WORLD CUP IN MEXICO NEXT YEAR.

    ENGLAND'S PERFORMANCE LACKED COMPLETE CONVICTION. AND SOD DID THEIR GOAL. BOBBY CHARLTON, PLAYING HIS 96TH GAME FOR ENGLAND, BURST UPFIELD BUT MISCUED HIS SHOT. THE BALL CURLED HARMLESSLY TO THE EDGE OF THE DUTCH PENALTY AREA, WHERE BELL RACED IN TO HAMMER IT INTO THE NET.

    THE WORLD CHAMPIONS, PLAYING THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL FOR FIVE MONTHS, INCLUDED FIVE OF THE WORLD CUP-WINNING SIDE. NEVERTHELESS, SEVERAL FIRST-CHOICE PLAYERS WERE NOTE AVAILABLE FOR THE GAME, AND THE ENGLISH TEAM OFTEN GAVE THE IMPRESSION OF STRUGGLING TO FIND ITS TRUE FORM.

    THROUGHOUT THE GAME, HOLLAND, WHO HAVE NEVER BEATEN ENGLAND, HAD THEIR FAIR SHARE OF ATTACKING FOOTBALL. THE ENGLISH GOAL SURVIVED INTACT LARGELY DUE TO SOME EXCELLENT SAVES BY THE AGILE BONETTI, THE STEADINESS OF CAPTAIN BOBBY MOORE AND A COOL, PROMISING DEBUT BY LIVERPOOL DEFENDER EMLYN HUGHES.

    AT THE OTHER REND, THE DUTCH GOALKEEPER TREYTEL SAVED WELL FROM SHOTS BY FRANCIS LEE, BOBBY CHARLTON AND ALAN MULLERY.

    THE MAJORITY OF THE 35,000 CROWD IN AMSTERDAM'S OLYMPIC STADIUM HAD OBVIOUSLY RECONCILED THEMSELVES TO A DRAW WHEN BELL POPPED UP TO GIVE ENGLAND THE VICTORY HARDLY MERITED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QW1CFMTF8O10QQ04F4N7M0N3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QW1CFMTF8O10QQ04F4N7M0N3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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