This game was always keenly fought and Bert played four times against Wales, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1. In October 1949 England won 4-1. Trevor Ford was the Welsh centre forward and was a hard and determined player as the photograph shows. By the way it wasn’t a foul just slight contact.
Bert remembers running out onto the field at Ninian Park and finding leeks planted between the goalposts - thinking he had run into an allotment he removed them and was booed by the crowd.