• Short Summary

    Thrown out of gear by a last minute injury which robbed them of Bryan Douglas-successor to Stanley Matthews on the right-wing-the England forward line could only produced pitches of recent brilliance against Wales at Villa Park, Birmingham, on Wednesday, November 26.

  • Description

    Thrown out of gear by a last minute injury which robbed them of Bryan Douglas-successor to Stanley Matthews on the right-wing-the England forward line could only produced pitches of recent brilliance against Wales at Villa Park, Birmingham, on Wednesday, November 26.

    The result-a 2-2 draw-flattered the England team, who had to concede the majority of the play to Wales, unable to call on the services of their world-best centre-forward, John Charles, for this match.

    Despite a sparkling display by Peter Broadbent, who scored both the England goals, the white-shirted forward line looked tired and jaded. Nat Lighthouse was completely unable to reproduce him recent sparkling display against the Russians. Danny Clapton-playing in his first international-was near-forgotten on the right wing, Alan A'Court has a hard game against Stuart Williams, and Bobby Charlton continued to puzzle the selectors by producing an uninspired display. It was twelve minutes before England broke thought the Welsh defence and then Kelsey just managed to clear as Charlton, Broadbent and Lighthouse threatened with powerful shots.

    Then, from a desperate clearance by Mel Charles, Medwin thumped the ball against McDonald and the England goalkeeper allowed the ball to rebound out to Derek Tapscott who scored with a first-time shot.

    England put up their best fight after this shock goal. Clayton hit the post, Jack Kelsey saved twice from A'Court and twice from Clapton.

    Then Graham Shaw sent up a long pass, Kelsey bustled out to help his defence and Broadbent chipped the ball over the Welsh 'keeper' head and into the net.

    It was 1-1 and 32 minutes of the game had gone.

    A Welsh reshuffle sent captain Dave Bowen, playing with an injured shoulder, out onto the left wing. Dai Ward moved to left half and Woosnam switched to inside forward.

    Wales took the lead again after 69 minutes. Ward seat forward a 25 yard pass, Ivor Allchurch collected, spun round on the spot, and rammed the ball into the net.

    The equalizer came shortly before the end when A'Court crossed high and Broadbent soared out of the goal mouth scramble to head the ball past Kelsey and into the net.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IPUYI1MLMJ9A8968G8ZIYS8P
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IPUYI1MLMJ9A8968G8ZIYS8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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