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What do you do when you can't find what you want on the internet? You go back to the old fashioned way of doing things. No, not a trip to the library but up to the attic and what did I find?

 

'Dooley! The Autobiography of a Soccer Legend'

 

The match only gets three lines but right at the back of the book:

 

Derek Dooley's testimonial match was staged on Wednesday March 9th 1955 and has a special place in the club's records as the first game played under the new Hillsborough floodlights.

The match saw an International XI beat a Sheffield team 5-1 in front of a 55,000 crowd. Gate receipts totalled £7,500. Dooley was introduced to the teams before the game and performed the kick off. The teams in the fixture were:

 

Sheffield:

Ted Burgin (United); Jack Martin (Wednesday), Graham Shaw (United); Jack Shaw (Wednesday), Don McEvoy (Wednesday), Joe Shaw (United); Alan Finney (Wednesday), Albert Quixall (Wednesday), Jack Cross (United), Jackie Sewell (Wednesday), Jackie Marriott (Wednesday).

Scorer: Sewell

 

International XI:

Jack Kelsey (Arsenal); Bill Foulkes (Manchester United), Roger Byrne (Manchester United); Peter Farrell (Everton, capt), John Charles (Leeds United), Alex Forbes (Arsenal); Stanley Matthews (Blackpool), Eddie Quigley (Blackburn Rovers), Tommy Lawton (Arsenal), Jimmy Hagan (Sheffield United), Tommy Eglington (Everton).

Scorers: Hagan (2), Lawton, Quigley, McEvoy (og)

 

Referee: Arthur Ellis (Halifax)

 

I think I prefer copy and paste. :)

 

Brilliant Jim, some great names there, including my hero ALBERT QUIXALL.

Oh what memories, I"ll have to go in the loft, see if I have the programme.

Thanks again, much appreciated.

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