• Short Summary

    AN ALL-JAPAN SELECTION TEAM NARROWLY DEFEATED MIDDLESEX WANDERERS, A TOURING SIDE FROM BRITAIN, AT TOKYO'S NATIONAL STADIUM ON TUESDAY (13 MAY) NIGHT.

  • Description

    AN ALL-JAPAN SELECTION TEAM NARROWLY DEFEATED MIDDLESEX WANDERERS, A TOURING SIDE FROM BRITAIN, AT TOKYO'S NATIONAL STADIUM ON TUESDAY (13 MAY) NIGHT.

    THE BRITISH VISITORS WENT DOWN 2-1 AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT BUT UNSPECTACULAR MATCH IN WHICH NEITHER SIDE SHOWED MUCH DISTINCTION.

    THOUGHT THE JAPANESE PERHAPS DESERVED THEIR VICTORY BY THE BETTER USE THEY MADE OF THEIR CHANCES TO SCORE, BOTH TEAMS SEEMED WEAK ON TACTICS AND BALL-PLAY.

    NONE OF THE GOALS WERE VERY SATISFYING. ALL CAME FROM CORNER KICKS AND ALL RESULTED FROM THE DEFENCE LOSING ITS COMPOSURE IN GOAL MOUTH SCRAMBLES.

    MIDDLESEX SCORED FIRST, IN THE 29TH MINUTE. THE JAPANESE DEFENCE FAILED TO CLEAR A CORNER KICK, AND FULL-BACK JOHN TURNER CAUGHT THE BOUNCING BALL AND SHOT FROM CLOSE RANGE. THE BALL WAS DEFLECTED BUT HALF-BACK MALCOLM MACKAY MANAGED TO PUSH IT INTO THE NET.

    IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES JAPAN EQUALISED IN THE 41ST MINUTE. A JAPANESE FORWARD WENT FOR A CORNER KICK, THE BALL BOUNCED LOOSE, AND THEN T. MORI SHOT FROM CLOSE RANGE AS A SHOT WENT ASTRAY.

    AT HALF TIME HE SCORE WAS ONE-ONE. JAPAN'S WINNING GOAL CAME FROM ANOTHER CORNER KICK AND AN ERROR OF JUDGEMENT BY GOALKEEPER DEREK TURNER. RUSHING OUT OF POSITION TO PUNCH OUT THE CORNER, HE MISSED AND TRIED TO SCRAMBLE BACK, BUT A HEADER BY HALF-BACK OGI FINALLY DEFEATED HIM.

    THE REST OF THE MATCH WAS AN UNSUCCESSFUL BATTLE BY BOTH SIDES TO BREAK THROUGH THE OTHERS DEFENCE. THOUGH THE JAPANESE ATTACK IMPROVED HALF-WAY THROUGH THE SECOND HALF, THERE WAS LITTLE FROM EITHER TEAM TO RAISE MORE THAN A MODERATE CHEER FROM THE SPARSE 15,000 CROWD.

    THE VISITORS ARE DUE TO PLAY ALL-JAPAN AGAIN ON THURSDAY. ALL-JAPAN ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEMPT TO QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CUP IN SEPTEMBER, IN A KOREAN TOURNAMENT. THEY DID VERY WELL AT THE MEXICO OLYMPICS AND NORMALLY DRAW CROWDS OF 70,000 AT HOME. THESE MATCHES-AGAINST A TEAM WITH SIX INTERNATIONALS FROM ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES WILL GIVE WORLD SOCCER CHIEFS THE CHANCE TO SEE JAPAN'S FORM THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMKDRCMNGDNIFWAEZTQO0LCK2
    Media URN:
    VLVACMKDRCMNGDNIFWAEZTQO0LCK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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