12 April 2009

4 May 1960

(Friendly match)
IRELAND - BRITISH ARMY 2:0
Referee: Major C.H. Dennis (R.A.M.C.)
Attendance/Venue: 12,000, Windsor Park, Belfast
Goals: (Ireland) Stewart, Barr

Ireland:
Victor Hunter* (Coleraine) --
Ken Gilliland (Linfield)
Alex Elder (Burnley) --
Martin Harvey (Sunderland)
Tommy Lowry (Falkirk)
Bertie Peacock (Glasgow Celtic) --
Tommy Stewart (Linfield)
Hubert Barr (Ballymena United)
Billy McAdams (Manchester City)
Jimmy McIlroy (Burnley)
Ken Hamilton (Distillery)
Captain: Bertie Peacock

British Army:
Anthony Godfrey (Southampton) --
Brian Hill (Sheffield Wednesday)
William Edisbury (Bolton Wanderers) --
James Alexander Grant Smith (Preston North End)
Ron Yeats (Dundee United)
John Smith (Tottenham Hotspur) --
Neville Bannister (Bolton Wanderers)
John Byrne (Crystal Palace)
John McLaughlin (Clyde)
Alan Peacock (Middlesborough)
Reginald Stratton (Fulham)
Captain:
Coach: J. McCran (R.A.M.C.)

* Victor Hunter saved a penalty taken by John Byrne – his 15th penalty save out of 18 penalties faced in 1959/60 season.

By George Glass

2 comments:

Steve Bell said...

Billy McAdams was a Manchester City player (and not United). Dick Keith of Newcastle United was the original selection at right-back for Ireland, and the reserve was Billy Ferguson of Linfield.

For the British Army the right-back was Brian Hill of Sheffield Wednesday (and not United), and the centre-forward John McLaughlin of Clyde.

jcd said...

Thanks Steve! A combination of poor transcription and an inaccurate source, but all fixed now.

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