Tuesday, 6 September 1977

England U21 v Norway U21 (Goldstone Ground) 6.9.1977

England U21s play at the Goldstone. Brighton player Peter Ward plays and stars!

Result 6-0 win

Peter Ward (3)
Peter Barnes
John Deehan (2)

06/09/1977, Brighton, Goldstone Ground
Scorers: Peter Ward 16', 35', 67', Peter Barnes 29', John Deehan 49', 77'

John Middleton [Derby County] [1/0]
Paul Hinshelwood [Crystal Palace] [1/0]
David Peach [Southampton] [4/1]
Steve Williams [Southampton] [4/0]
Steve Simms [Leicester City] [5/0]
Paul Futcher [Manchester City] [5/0]
Laurie Cunningham [West Bromwich Albion] [4/1]
Peter Ward [Brighton & Hove Albion] [1/3]
John Deehan [Aston Villa] [2/3]
Gary Owen [Manchester City] [4/0]
Peter Barnes [Manchester City] [5/2]

Ward only went on to get 1 full cap v Australia in Sydney 31.5.1980. He came on as a sub for Alan Sunderland as England won 2-1 with goals from Paul Mariner and Glenn Hoddle

Biography 1980
The shortest England career in history belongs, ignonimously, to Peter Ward. The Brighton and Hove Albion striker, with 16 goals to his name in a good season (he is pictured above playing for Albion during that 79/80 campaign), earned a place on Ron Greenwood's reservist trip to Australia prior to the 1980 European Championships, but only got six minutes as a late sub for Alan Sunderland, and never came back. He was called up because the main squad was resting prior to the big business in Italy, and has become something of a cult figure with England fans as a consequence. A big-money move to Nottingham Forest shortly afterwards was a disaster, and he soon sank in status. Brian Marwood's nine-minute cameo in 1988 is the closest subsequent attempt to 'break' the record