Football League XI v All-British XI 3-3 (War time, international friendly)

Saturday, November 4 – 1939
Match: International friendly for the Red Cross Fund, at Goodison Park.
Football League XI – All-British XI 3-3 (2-2).
Attendance: 15,000; gate receipts: £1,214.
Referee: Mr. Frank Percy.
Football League XI (2-3-5): Harry Holdcroft (Preston North End), Bill Hayes (Huddersfield Town), George Cummings (Aston Villa), Ken Willingham (Huddersfield Town), Stan Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Sandy McNab (West Bromwich Albion), Stanley Matthews (Stoke City), Raich Carter (Sunderland), Tommy Lawton (Everton), Peter Doherty (Manchester City), Eric Brook (Manchester City).
All-British XI (2-3-5): Arthur Riley (Liverpool), Bobby Ancell (Newcastle United), Andy Beattie (Preston North End), Joe Mercer (Everton), Tom Jones (Everton), Bobby Browne (Leeds United), Torry Gillick (Everton), Jack Martin (Aston Villa), Frank O’Donnell (Aston Villa), Bryn Jones (Arsenal), Hugh O’Donnell (Blackpool).
The goals: 1-0 Carter (11 min.), 1-1 F. O’Donnell (24 min.), 1-2 Martin, 2-2 McNab (43 min.), 3-2 Doherty, 3-3 Jones (penalty).

Image from Liverpool Daily Post, Monday, November 6 – 1939.
1939 Red Cross international girls collecting cigarettes for troops at Goodison Park
Girls collecting cigarettes for the troops at Goodison Park during the Red Cross Fund match.


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