Scotland Unofficial Matches 1939-1945


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Sunday 21st May 1939 (North America tour)
EASTERN UNITED STATES - SCOTLAND XI  1-1  (0-1)
Referee: P Fox (New York)
Crowd: 25.072, Polo Grounds, New York
Goals: 0-1 Garrett (27), 1-1 Nemchik (79) 

EASTERN UNITED STATES:
Stanley Chesney (New York Americans), Friedrich Stoll (Philadelphia German-American), Albert Harker (Philadelphia 
German-American), James McGuire (St.Mary's Celtic), George Barr (Brookhattan), Charles Altemose (Philadelphia 
German-American), Robert McIntyre (Brookhattan), George Nemchik (Philadelphia German-American), Bertrand Patenaude 
(Philadelphia Passon), Edward Ruddy (Brooklyn Hispano), George Conn (Kearny Scots).

SCOTLAND XI:
James "Jerry" Dawson                   (Rangers)
James Carabine                         (Third Lanark)
Benjamin Ellis                         (Motherwell)
William King Lyon                      (Celtic)
Thomas McKenzie                        (Motherwell)
Alexander McNab                        (West Bromwich Albion)
James Caskie                           (Everton)
George Hamilton                        (Aberdeen)
Archibald Campbell Garrett             (Heart of Midlothian)
John Jones                             (Third Lanark)
Thomas McIntyre                        (Hibernian)

Notes:  The touring party included two non-Scottish born players who had already represented the Scottish League. 
        William Lyon was born in Birkenhead, England and was invited to captain the team as he was not only one of 
        the leading players in the Scottish League but was also a respected and experienced club captain. William 
        won two Junior caps for Scotland in 1933 that included one for a match against England. Welshman Benjamin 
        Ellis played for Motherwell and was capped six times for Wales including three games against Scotland.


Sunday 18th June 1939 (North America tour) AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE - SCOTLAND XI 2-4 (HT 2-2, 2-2) after extra time Referee: nk Crowd: 15.196, Polo Grounds, New York Goals: 0-1 Gillies (5), 1-1 Boyle (30), 2-1 Altemose (31), 2-2 Carabine (32), 2-3 Carabine (98), 2-4 Carabine (106) AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE: Stanley Chesney (New York Americans), Friedrich Stoll (Philadelphia German-American), Albert Harker (Philadelphia German-American), Robert McIntyre (Brookhattan), George Barr (Brookhattan), Charles Altemose (Philadelphia German-American), John Wojciechowicz (Kearny Scots), George Nemchik (Philadelphia German-American), Henry "Razzo" Carroll (Brookhattan), William Cooper (Kearny Irish), Joseph Boyle (Brookhattan). SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) Douglas Herbert Gray (Rangers) Benjamin Ellis (Motherwell) Robert Bolt (Falkirk) William King Lyon (Celtic) Alexander McNab (West Bromwich Albion) John Crawford Gillies (Clyde) James Dykes (Heart of Midlothian) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Malcolm MacDonald (Celtic) James Caskie (Everton) Notes: Extra time was played as the Peto Cup, donated by the American Association, was at stake. Some sources award the first American goal to Carroll and not Boyle.
Saturday 2nd December 1939 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 2-1 (1-1) Referee: Harry Nattrass (Seaham, England) Crowd: 15.000, St James Park, Newcastle Goals: 1-0 Lawton (10), 1-1 Dodds (40), 2-1 Clifton (70) ENGLAND: Thomas Anderson Swinburne (Newcastle United), Joseph Richardson (Newcastle United), Norman Greenhalgh (Everton), Henry Goslin (Bolton Wanderers) capt., Bernard Harper (Barnsley), Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Thomas Lawton (Everton), Henry Clifton (Newcastle United), Thomas Usher Pearson (Newcastle United). SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Robert Francis Dudgeon Ancell (Newcastle United) Henry Pinkerton (Falkirk) Robert Denholm Baxter (Middlesbrough) Thomas Law Brown (Heart of Midlothian) Robert Joseph Finan (Blackpool) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) Charles Edward Napier (Sheffield Wednesday) James Caskie (Everton/Oct.1939 St.Mirren) Notes: Under special war-time arrangements a player could play for a club other than the one that held his registration. He could join another club if it was nearer and the closest to where he was working or serving in the armed forces. In these cases both clubs are shown. The first is the one with which he is registered and is followed by the date and club he joined on a temporary basis. Permission was required to be given by the first to the second club. This could be for one match or for a longer period depending on circumstances. The date shown is of the last known consent prior to the match. Two England players from Manchester City (Sam Barkas and Eric Brook) were injured in a road accident travelling to Newcastle on the morning of the match. Their non-arrival caused the kick-off to be delayed. England started with nine men before two Newcastle United players (Richardson and Pearson) came on to the field. Thomas Pearson was born in Edinburgh and as a Newcastle United player he went on to win two full Scottish caps in 1947, including one for a match against England. The attendance of 15.000 was, at the time of the match, the reduced war-time capacity of St James Park. The match was held to raise funds for the British Red Cross Fund.
Saturday 11th May 1940 (Wartime international) SCOTLAND XI - ENGLAND 1-1 (0-0) Referee: William Webb (Glasgow) Crowd: 75.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 0-1 Welsh (50), 1-1 Dougal (59) SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Duncan Fraser McClure (Heart of Midlothian) William Shankly (Preston North End) Robert Denholm Baxter (Middlesbrough) capt. Thomas Law Brown (Heart of Midlothian) James Caskie (Everton/Oct.1939 St.Mirren) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) David McCulloch (Derby County) Alexander Venters (Rangers) James Dougal (Preston North End) ENGLAND: Victor Robert Woodley (Chelsea), Bert Sproston (Manchester City), Edris Albert Hapgood (Arsenal) capt., Charles Kenneth Willingham (Huddersfield Town), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), John Rowland Martin (Aston Villa), Frank Henry Broome (Aston Villa), Donald Welsh (Charlton Athletic), James Christopher [Reginald] Smith (Millwall). Notes: The attendance of 75.000 was the reduced (50%) war-time capacity of Hampden Park. The match was held to raise funds for the British Red Cross Fund. However, up until the day before it was at risk of not going ahead as the UK Government had introduced new restrictions on war-time football matches.
Saturday 8th February 1941 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 2-3 (2-2) Referee: Tommy Thompson (Lemington, Northumberland) Crowd: 25.000, St James Park, Newcastle Goals: 1-0 Birkett (7), 1-1 Bacuzzi (17) own goal, 2-1 Lawton (40), 2-2 Wallace (45), 2-3 Wallace (68) ENGLAND: Samuel Bartram (Charlton Athletic), Giuseppe Luigi Davide (Joe) Bacuzzi (Fulham), Reginald Charles Mountford (Huddersfield Town), Charles Kenneth Willingham (Huddersfield Town), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) capt., Joseph Mercer (Everton), Ralph James Evans Birkett (Newcastle United), Wilfred James Mannion (Middlesbrough), Thomas Lawton (Everton), Leonard Arthur Goulden (West Ham United), Adolph Jonathan Hanson (Chelsea). SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) Robert Brown Hogg (Celtic) Andrew Beattie (Preston North End) Malcolm MacDonald (Celtic) James Dykes (Heart of Midlothian) George Clark Phillips Brown (Rangers) capt. John Vance Milne (Middlesbrough/Aug.1940 Dumbarton) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) James Smith (Rangers) Douglas Herbert Wallace (Clyde) James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1940 St.Mirren) Notes: Douglas Wallace was born and raised in South Africa. The match was held to raise funds for the British Red Cross Fund.
Saturday 3rd May 1941 (Wartime international) SCOTLAND XI - ENGLAND 1-3 (1-1) Referee: Peter Craigmyle (Aberdeen, Scotland) Crowd: 78.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Venters (10), 1-1 Welsh (44), 1-2 Goulden (68), 1-3 Welsh (87) SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) John (Jock) Shaw (Rangers) William Shankly (Preston North End) capt. James Dykes (Heart of Midlothian) Thomas Law Brown (Heart of Midlothian) Torrance Gillick (Everton/Aug.1940 Rangers) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) James Smith (Rangers) Alexander Venters (Rangers) James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1940 St.Mirren) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), Giuseppe Luigi Davide (Joe) Bacuzzi (Fulham), Edris Albert Hapgood (Arsenal) capt., Henry Goslin (Bolton Wanderers), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Wilfred James Mannion (Middlesbrough), Donald Welsh (Charlton Athletic), Leonard Arthur Goulden (West Ham United), Denis Charles Scott Compton (Arsenal). Notes: The match was held to raise funds for the British Red Cross Fund.
Saturday 4th October 1941 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 2-0 (2-0) Referee: FS Milner (Wolverhampton, England) Crowd: 60.000, Wembley Stadium, London Goals: 1-0 Welsh (14), 2-0 Hagan (37) ENGLAND: William [George] Marks (Arsenal), Giuseppe Luigi Davide (Joe) Bacuzzi (Fulham), Edris Albert Hapgood (Arsenal) capt., Henry Goslin (Bolton Wanderers), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Wilfred James Mannion (Middlesbrough), Donald Welsh (Charlton Athletic), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Denis Charles Scott Compton (Arsenal). SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Andrew Beattie (Preston North End) William Shankly (Preston North End) James Dykes (Heart of Midlothian) capt. Malcolm MacDonald (Celtic) James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1941 Hibernian) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) James Smith (Rangers) Douglas Herbert Wallace (Clyde) Alfred [Stanley] Williams (Aberdeen/Jun.1941 Clyde) Notes: Stanley Williams was born and raised in South Africa. The match was held to raise funds for the British Red Cross Fund.
Saturday 17th January 1942 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 3-0 (1-0) Referee: Sgt Walter E Ross-Gower (Scots Guards) Crowd: 64.000, Wembley Stadium, London Goals: 1-0 Willingham (1), 2-0 Lawton (60), 3-0 Lawton (73) ENGLAND: William [George] Marks (Arsenal), Giuseppe Luigi Davide (Joe) Bacuzzi (Fulham), Edris Albert Hapgood (Arsenal) capt., Charles Kenneth Willingham (Huddersfield Town), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Donald Welsh (Charlton Athletic), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Wilfred James Mannion (Middlesbrough), Thomas Lawton (Everton), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Denis Charles Scott Compton (Arsenal). SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Andrew Beattie (Preston North End) William Shankly (Preston North End) James Dykes (Heart of Midlothian) Matthew Busby (Liverpool/Sept.1941 Hibernian) capt. James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1941 Hibernian) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) Torrance Gillick (Everton/Aug.1941 Rangers) Andrew Black (Heart of Midlothian) Charles Johnston (Rangers) Notes: The match was held to raise funds for Mrs Churchill's Aid to Russia Fund. Mrs Churchill attended the match. The restricted war-time holding capacity for this match was 75.000. 66.720 tickets were sold and 64.000 ticket holders attended the match establishing a record for war-time football in England.
Saturday 18th April 1942 (Wartime international) SCOTLAND XI - ENGLAND 5-4 (2-1) Referee: Robert Calder (Rutherglen, Scotland) Crowd: 75.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 0-1 Lawton (21), 1-1 Liddell (25), 2-1 Dodds (29), 2-2 Hagan (51), 3-2 Dodds (57), 4-2 Dodds (70), 4-3 Lawton (75), 5-3 Shankly (85), 5-4 Lawton (87) SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Andrew Beattie (Preston North End) William Shankly (Preston North End) Thomas McCall Smith (Preston North End) Matthew Busby (Liverpool/Sept.1941 Hibernian) William Tweedie Orr Waddell (Rangers) Alexander Herd (Manchester City/Feb.1942 Hamilton Academical) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) Gordon Hunter Bremner (Arsenal/Apr.1942 Blackburn Rovers) William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool) ENGLAND: William [George] Marks (Arsenal), Giuseppe Luigi Davide (Joe) Bacuzzi (Fulham), Edris Albert Hapgood (Arsenal) capt., Charles Kenneth Willingham (Huddersfield Town), George William Mason (Coventry City), Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Maurice Edelston (Reading), Thomas Lawton (Everton), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Alfred John Kirchen (Arsenal).
Saturday 10th October 1942 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 0-0 Referee: P Stevens (Bedford, England) Crowd: 75.000, Wembley Stadium, London ENGLAND: William [George] Marks (Arsenal), Giuseppe Luigi Davide (Joe) Bacuzzi (Fulham), Edris Albert Hapgood (Arsenal) capt., Clifford Samuel Britton (Everton), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Maurice Edelston (Reading), Thomas Lawton (Everton), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Denis Charles Scott Compton (Arsenal). SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Andrew Beattie (Preston North End) William Shankly (Preston North End) William Risk Corbett (Celtic) Matthew Busby (Liverpool/Sep.1941 Hibernian) capt. William Tweedie Orr Waddell (Rangers) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) Gordon Hunter Bremner (Arsenal/Sep.1941 Wrexham) William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool) Notes: The attendance was the war-time restricted holding capacity of Wembley Stadium and a new war-time record for an English ground. The match was played for the benefit of war-time charities.
Saturday 17th April 1943 (Wartime international) SCOTLAND XI - ENGLAND 0-4 (0-2) Referee: Peter Craigmyle (Aberdeen, Scotland) Crowd: 105.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 0-1 Carter (3), 0-2 Carter (8), 0-3 Westcott (50), 0-4 D Compton (55) SCOTLAND XI: James "Jerry" Dawson (Rangers) James Carabine (Third Lanark) John (Jock) Shaw (Rangers) William Shankly (Preston North End) capt. George Lewis Young (Rangers) Samuel Rae Kean (Hibernian) William Tweedie Orr Waddell (Rangers) William Ralston Murray Buchan (Blackpool) Douglas Herbert Wallace (Clyde) Alexander Venters (Rangers) William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), George Francis Moutry Hardwick (Middlesbrough), Leslie Harry Compton (Arsenal), Clifford Samuel Britton (Everton), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) capt., Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Dennis Westcott (Wolverhampton Wanderers), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Denis Charles Scott Compton (Arsenal). Notes: It had been announced that the attendance would be limited to the war-time restricted capacity of 75.000. Admission was by cash at the turnstiles for standing spectators and queues formed from early in the morning. The gates closed well before kick-off. Spectators locked out tried to scale the perimeter fencing and many gained access. The official attendance was given as 105.000, 30.000 over capacity. Other eye witness estimates said the actual attendance was between 130-140.000.
Saturday 16th October 1943 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 8-0 (5-0) Referee: P Snape (Manchester, England) Crowd: 60.000, Maine Road, Manchester Goals: 1-0 Hagan (15), 2-0 Lawton (23), 3-0 Carter (25), 4-0 Lawton (27), 5-0 Lawton (33), 6-0 Hagan (67), 7-0 Lawton (69), 8-0 Matthews (78) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), Lawrence Scott (Arsenal), George Francis Moutry Hardwick (Middlesbrough), Clifford Samuel Britton (Everton), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) capt., Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Thomas Lawton (Everton), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Denis Charles Scott Compton (Arsenal). SCOTLAND XI: Joseph Crozier (Brentford) James Carabine (Third Lanark) Archibald Miller (Heart of Midlothian) Adam Stewart Little (Rangers) George Lewis Young (Rangers) William Bowie Campbell (Morton) William Tweedie Orr Waddell (Rangers) Torrance Gillick (Everton/Aug.1941 Rangers) Alexander Bryce Linwood (St.Mirren) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) capt. John Deakin (St.Mirren) Notes: The capacity of Maine Road for this all-ticket match was set at 60.000. Scotland wore un-numbered shirts.
Saturday 19th February 1944 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 6-2 (1-1) Referee: William Ernest Wood (Bedford, England) Crowd: 80.000, Wembley Stadium, London Goals: 1-0 Hagan (35), 1-1 Dodds (38), 2-1 Macaulay (46) own goal, 3-1 Lawton (49), 4-1 Hagan (71), 5-1 Mercer (72), 6-1 Carter (85), 6-2 Dodds (88) ENGLAND: Edwin George Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur), Lawrence Scott (Arsenal), George Francis Moutry Hardwick (Middlesbrough), Clifford Samuel Britton (Everton), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) capt., Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Thomas Lawton (Everton), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Leslie George Frederick Smith (Brentford). SCOTLAND XI: Joseph Crozier (Brentford) William Kilmarnock (Motherwell) James Findlay Stephen (Bradford (Park Avenue)) Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United) John Kirton (Stoke City) Matthew Busby (Liverpool) capt. Robert Wilson Flavell (Airdrieonians) James Stenhouse (St.Mirren) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) James Duncanson (Rangers) James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1941 Hibernian) Notes: The match was played in front of a war-time capacity attendance.
Saturday 22nd April 1944 (Wartime international) SCOTLAND XI - ENGLAND 2-3 (1-3) Referee: Robert Calder (Rutherglen, Scotland) Crowd: 133.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Caskie (19), 1-1 Lawton (21), 1-2 Lawton (34), 1-3 Carter (36), 2-3 Dodds (66) SCOTLAND XI: Joseph Crozier (Brentford) Malcolm MacDonald (Celtic) James Findlay Stephen (Bradford (Park Avenue)) Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United) John Kirton (Stoke City) Matthew Busby (Liverpool) capt. James Delaney (Celtic) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) James Duncanson (Rangers) James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1941 Hibernian) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), Leslie Harry Compton (Arsenal), Frank Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hong Ying "Frank" Soo (Stoke City), Stanley Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) capt., Joseph Mercer (Everton), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Thomas Lawton (Everton), James Hagan (Sheffield United), Leslie George Frederick Smith (Brentford). Notes: This was an all-ticket match with a restricted capacity of 133.000 that was a record war-time attendance.
Saturday 14th October 1944 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 6-2 (0-1) Referee: George Reader (Southampton, England) Crowd: 90.000, Wembley Stadium, London Goals: 0-1 Milne (4), 1-1 Lawton (56), 2-1 Lawton (61), 3-1 Goulden (65), 3-2 Walker (70), 4-2 Lawton (74), 5-2 Carter (nk), 6-2 Smith (87) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), Lawrence Scott (Arsenal), George Francis Moutry Hardwick (Middlesbrough), Hong Ying "Frank" Soo (Stoke City), Bernard Joy (Arsenal), Joseph Mercer (Everton) capt., Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Thomas Lawton (Everton), Leonard Arthur Goulden (West Ham United), Leslie George Frederick Smith (Brentford). SCOTLAND XI: David Scott Cumming (Middlesbrough/Mar.1944 Newcastle United) James Findlay Stephen (Bradford (Park Avenue)) George Wilfred Cummings (Aston Villa) Robert Brown Thyne (Darlington) Robert Denholm Baxter (Middlesbrough/Aug.1941 Hibernian) capt. Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United) Gordon Smith (Hibernian) Thomas Walker (Heart of Midlothian) Arthur Hughes Milne (Hibernian) Andrew Black (Heart of Midlothian) James Caskie (Everton/Aug.1941 Hibernian) Notes: The attendance was the war-time capacity of Wembley and 40.000 unsuccessful applications for tickets were made.
Saturday 6th January 1945 (Wartime international - Belgium tour) BELGIUM - SCOTTISH SERVICES XI 2-3 (1-2) Referee: nk Crowd: 25.000, Stade du Daring Club, Molenbeek, Brussels Goals: 1-0 Buyle (20), 1-1 Black (21), 1-2 Black (nk), 2-2 Coppens (60), 2-3 Fagan (70) BELGIUM: Henri Meert (Anderlecht), Robert Gerard (Schaerbeek), Joseph Pannaye (Tilleur), Antoine Puttaert (Union Saint-Gilloise), Marcel Vercammen (Lyra), Robert Van Kerckhoven (Daring Club), François De Wael (Anderlecht), Hendrik Coppens (Malinois), Adolphe Nicolay (Standard), Désiré Van Den Audenaerde (Antwerp), Fernand Buyle (Daring Club). SCOTTISH SERVICES XI: PTI Robert Brown (Queen's Park & Royal Navy) AC Francis Mennie (Kilmarnock & Royal Air Force) PO James Harley (Liverpool & Royal Navy) SSI Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United & Army) Sgt Robert Brown Thyne (Darlington & Army) Sgt George Denholm Paterson (Celtic/Apr.1944 Blackpool & Royal Air Force) Cpl John Oakes (Queen of the South/Oct.1944 Heart of Midlothian & Army) SSI William Fagan (Liverpool & Army) Sgt Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool & Royal Air Force) SI Andrew Black (Heart of Midlothian & Army) PO William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool & Royal Air Force) Notes: The Scottish Football Association (SFA) had received an invitation from Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) to send a team of Scottish footballers serving in the armed services to play in Belgium following the liberation of most of the country. The players' abbreviated rank is shown before their name and the service in which they served after their club name. The aircraft taking the Scotland party on Thursday 4 January 1945 was forced to turn back due to weather conditions when it was within 15 minutes' flying time of Brussels. The party arrived on Friday, just a day before the match.
Sunday 7th January 1945 (Wartime international - Belgium tour) FLANDERS - SCOTTISH SERVICES XI 6-4 (2-2) Referee: nk Crowd: 20.000, name of the stadium nk, Bruges Goals: Black (3) including one penalty, Dodds for Scotland. Vaillant (2), Vogt (2), Echeman, D'Aguilar for Flanders. FLANDERS: not found SCOTTISH SERVICES XI: PTI Robert Brown (Queen's Park & Royal Navy) AC Francis Mennie (Kilmarnock & Royal Air Force) LC Samuel Richmond Cox (Third Lanark & Army) SSI Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United & Army) Sgt Robert Brown Thyne (Darlington & Army) Sgt George Denholm Paterson (Celtic/Apr.1944 Blackpool & Royal Air Force) PO William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool & Royal Air Force) SSI William Fagan (Liverpool & Army) Sgt Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool & Royal Air Force) SI Andrew Black (Heart of Midlothian & Army) Sgt Thomas Usher Pearson (Newcastle United & Royal Air Force)
Saturday 3rd February 1945 (Wartime international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND XI 3-2 (1-1) Referee: Thomas Smith (Atherstone, England) Crowd: 65.780, Villa Park, Birmingham Goals: 1-0 Brown (23), 1-1 Delaney (31), 2-1 Mortensen (58), 2-2 Dodds (62), 3-2 Mortensen (76) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), Lawrence Scott (Arsenal), George Francis Moutry Hardwick (Middlesbrough), Hong Ying "Frank" Soo (Stoke City), Cornelius (Neil) Franklin (Stoke City), Joseph Mercer (Everton) capt., Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Robert Alan John Brown (Charlton Athletic), Thomas Lawton (Everton), Stanley Harding Mortensen (Blackpool), Leslie George Frederick Smith (Brentford). SCOTLAND XI: Robert Brown (Queen's Park) James Harley (Liverpool) James Findlay Stephen (Bradford (Park Avenue)) Matthew Busby (Liverpool) capt. Robert Brown Thyne (Darlington) Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United) James Delaney (Celtic) William Fagan (Liverpool) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) Andrew Black (Heart of Midlothian) William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool) Notes: The capacity of Villa Park at the time was 76.000 but was probably restricted to 70.000 for this match. However, 10.400 seats had been loaned to Birmingham Corporation for use in war-time air raid shelters. Tickets could not be allocated until all the seats had been returned and that was not completed until around a month before the match. That is possibly why a ground capacity for the all-ticket match was not announced in advance.
Saturday 14th April 1945 (Wartime international) SCOTLAND XI - ENGLAND 1-6 (1-1) Referee: John Smith Cox (Rutherglen, Scotland) Crowd: 133.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 0-1 Carter (25), 1-1 Johnston (40), 1-2 Lawton (62), 1-3 Brown (74), 1-4 Matthews (80), 1-5 Smith (85) penalty, 1-6 Lawton (87) SCOTLAND XI: Robert Brown (Queen's Park) James Harley (Liverpool) James Findlay Stephen (Bradford (Park Avenue)) Matthew Busby (Liverpool) capt. John Harris (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Archibald Renwick Macaulay (West Ham United) William Tweedie Orr Waddell (Rangers) Thomas Bogan (Hibernian) John Robert Harris (Queen's Park) Andrew Black (Heart of Midlothian) John Carmichael Kelly (Morton) Subs: Leslie Hamilton Johnston (Clyde) for Thomas Bogan (2) ENGLAND: Frank Victor Swift (Manchester City), Lawrence Scott (Arsenal), George Francis Moutry Hardwick (Middlesbrough), Hong Ying "Frank" Soo (Stoke City), Cornelius (Neil) Franklin (Stoke City), Joseph Mercer (Everton) capt., Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Horatio Stratton (Raich) Carter (Sunderland), Thomas Lawton (Everton), Robert Alan John Brown (Charlton Athletic), Leslie George Frederick Smith (Brentford). Notes: The Hampden Park holding capacity was reduced to 133.000 compared with the peacetime limit of 150.000. The substitution was made with the agreement of the England officials and was the first of a Scottish player in any international – official or unofficial – played by Scotland.
Saturday 10th November 1945 (Victory international) SCOTLAND XI - WALES 2-0 (1-0) Referee: Matthew C Dale (Glasgow) Crowd: 97.000, Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Waddell (14), Dodds (70) SCOTLAND XI: Robert Brown (Queen's Park) James McPhie (Falkirk) John (Jock) Shaw (Rangers) capt. William Bowie Campbell (Morton) Andrew Paton (Motherwell) George Denholm Paterson (Celtic) William Tweedie Orr Waddell (Rangers) Gordon Smith (Hibernian) Ephraim "Jock" Dodds (Blackpool) John Deakin (St.Mirren/date nk Glentoran) William Beveridge Liddell (Liverpool) WALES: Cyril Sidlow (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Donald John Dearson (Birmingham City), William Marshall Hughes (Birmingham City) capt., Douglas Frank Witcomb (West Bromwich Albion), Robert Griffith Davies (Nottingham Forest), William Arthur [Ronald] Burgess (Tottenham Hotspur), William [Ernest] Arthur Jones (Swansea Town), Frank Squires (Swansea Town), George Lowrie (Coventry City), Reginald [Horace] Cumner (Arsenal), George Edwards (Birmingham City).


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