Scotland matches in 1940

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Scotland matches in 1940

Postby ScottishFA » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:11 pm

In April 1940, Scotland played a couple of unofficial internationals:

Saturday 24 April 1940, v Empire Army at Tynecastle, Scotland won 4-1.
Wednesday 28 April 1940, v Irish XI in Dublin.

I know about the games as programmes were published for both of them.

Does anyone have match details, and in particular a score for the game in Dublin?
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Postby scottish » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:28 pm

Dublin game at Dalymount Park. Scottish XI beat Eire XI 3-2. Att: 21,630

Scottish XI: Brown, Kirk (both Clyde), Carabine (Third Lanark), Bolt (Rangers), Lyon (Celtic), Weir (Clyde), McSpadyen, McKennan (both Partick Thistle),Gillick (Everton), Dewar (Third Lanark), Caskie (St Mirren)

Peter McKennan was on loan to Linfield at the time. Torry Gillick was on loan to Airdrie

Eire XI: Twomey, Thompson (both Sligo Rovers), Feenan (Shelbourne), O'Reilly (St James's Gate), Dalton (Bray Unknowns), Lunn (Dundalk), Kennedy (St James's Gate), Dunne (Shamrock Rovers), Bradshaw (St James's Gate), Carey (Man Utd), O'Keeffe (Waterford)

Ref: P Snape (Manchester)

Scorers: Scottish: Gillick, Dewar, McKennan
Eire: Dunne, Bradshaw

HT 1-1
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Postby ScottishFA » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:42 pm

Fantastic! A comprehensive reply in just 17 minutes.

Many thanks.
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Postby scottish » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:44 pm

Army match at Tynecastle. Att: 7,650

Scotland: Dawson (Rangers), Hogg (Celtic), Carabine (Third Lanark), Till (Raith Rovers), Baxter (Middlesbrough) capt:, Brown (Hearts), Caskie (Everton), Walker (Hearts), McCulloch (Derby County), Venters (Rangers), Dawson (Falkirk)

Baxter was on loan/guest to Hearts, Caskie to St Mirren, McCulloch to Falkirk

Army: Swift, Sproston (both Man City), Cook, Mercer (both Everton), Cullis (Wolves) capt:, Copping (Arsenal), Duns (Sunderland), Fenton (Middlesbrough), Fagan (Liverpool), Hagan (Huddersfield Town), D Compton (Arsenal)

Ref: Sgt RB Carruthers

Scorers: Scotland: Walker, McCulloch 2 (see below)
Army: Compton
HT 1-1

The Army scored first. The Scots' third goal was described as " a spectacular flying back-heel by Walker and Cullis and McCulloch between them helped the ball into the net" So an OG or a McCulloch hat-trick?

Another oddity was the second half substitution of Wilf Copping by Matt Busby (Liverpool)
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Postby scottish » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:46 pm

ScottishFA wrote:Fantastic! A comprehensive reply in just 17 minutes.

Many thanks.


It's a fitba-less Sunday in November on a day you wouldn't send a dog out in. Not usually that quick when there's something else to do.

BTW add Caskie (Everton) loan/guest to St Mirren for first reply. Scotsman credits McCulloch with a hat-trick in Army game.

Also your days - shouldn't the Army game be a Wednesday and the Irish one a Sunday?
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Postby Sat31March1928 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:05 pm

I'll add them to my 'unofficial list'

Match report here

http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/imag ... 042401.htm
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Postby LEATHERSTOCKING » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:27 am

Jimmy Caskie`s son, also Jimmy, played for Clydebank in the 70s on the left wing while Davie Cooper played on the right. A bit light but just as skillful as Davie I remember.
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