• Short Summary

    Football - at Windsor Park, Belfast, Scotland beat Ireland by three goals to one

  • Description

    Belfast, Ireland.

    GV massed crowd at Windsor Park, Belfast. (First 7' super). SV captains tossing. CU referee blows whistle. CU ball on centre spot. SV Scotland play right to left. SV Scots attacking down right wing. Waddell beats several opponents, centres, goalkeeper B. Smyth runs out and intercepts and clears upfield. SV Ireland attack at other end, N. Lockhart running with ball. Goalie Farm dives forward to cut off his centre and loses ball but S. Cox is there to partially clear. LV Ireland still attacking and Farm forced to dive at Jimmy McIlroy's feet. Farm gets up, throws ball to J. Henderson, who races up field. CU woman in crowd. SV Waddell running with ball he beats J. McCabe but as he races towards goal, Alf McMichael trips him in penalty area but appeal disallowed. GV crowd. Half time 0-0.

    SV Charlie Fleming No 8. winning duel against Tully. LV Fleming shoots. SV ball rolling out of net. Scots 1 up - 1-0. GV crowd. SV Ireland strong attack goalie Farm down, but Doug Cowie clears for him. Ball sent back into Scots area, and Ireland press strongly. Ball finally cleared by Brennan. SV crowd. LV other end - Fleming scores Scots' second goal 2-0. SV crowd. STV Ireland attack Billy Simpson and Brennan in duel for ball. Brennan passes back to Farm who clears up field, and Simpson barges Brennan in back. Penalty. SV crowd. N. Lockhart scores from penalty - 2-1. SV crowd. SV Scotland attack at other end. CU boy eating apple. LV Henderson scores Scots third goal - 3-1.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene A.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    120.14
    Media URN:
    28873
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1953
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:11:00 / 01:19:23:00
    Canister:
    53/77

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The game was played on 3 October 1953. It was both a British Home Championship fixture AND a World Cup Qualifier.

    "SV captains tossing" - the Scottish captain is George Young.

    Filling in the blanks of some of the players' names;

    "Waddell" is Willie Waddell.
    "B Smyth" is Billy Smyth.
    "N Lockhart" is Norman Lockhart.
    "Goalie Farm" is George Farm.
    "S Cox" is Sammy Cox.
    "McIlory" should read McIlroy (Jimmy McIlroy).
    "J Henderson" is John Henderson.
    "J McCabe" is Jim McCabe.
    "Charles Flemming" should read Charlie Fleming (4 instances of the surname need changing).
    "Tully" is Charlie Tully.
    "Brennan" is Frank Brennan.
    "Ronnie Simpson" is actually Billy Simpson (Ronnie Simpson being an entirely different player, who didn't play full International football until 1967).


  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. We've updated the description but also the tags so that searching for the players' full names will bring this clips up.

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