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N.B. All of England's games against foreign national teams before the Second World War were regarded as full internationals by their opponents, except for the second fixture with Sweden in 1914, the games with the South African touring team in 1924 and those against New Zealand and Australia in 1937. The games against the home nations (Ireland, Scotland and Wales) were all considered amateur (not full) internationals by those nations.

Please also note that goalscorers may not be wholly accurate due to the vagaries of press reporting of amateur games.

1906-
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1962-1974
 
Pre-1906-07

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Although the England amateur team was not created until 1906, an England team containing only amateur players had beaten a German touring side, 12-0, at White Hart Lane, London on September 21, 1901.
Season 1906-07

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International Selection Committee

Friendlies
1 1 November 1906 - France 0 England 15 [0-6]
Parc des Princes, Paris
(2,500)
Harris (7), Woodward (4), Day (2), Raine, Farnfield AW
England: E.Proud, F.Milnes, Herbert Smith, C.McIver, P.Farnfield, Bob Hawkes, J.Raine, Sammy Day, Vivian Woodward, Stanley Harris (capt.), Harold Hardman.

The Reuter news agency reported that England had won 16-0. In keeping with Corinthian ideals, Vivian Woodward deliberately missed a second-half penalty.

2 15 December 1906 - Ireland 1 England 2 [1-2]
Dalymount Park, Dublin
(1,000)
Thompson
Woodward, Wheatcroft
AW
England: T.Rowlandson, Watty Corbett, W.Timmis, Bob Hawkes, Kenneth Hunt, G.Hassett, J.Raine, F.Wheatcroft, Vivian Woodward (capt.), E.Mansfield, Harold Hardman.

The game was played throughout driving rain and the pitch resembled a "quagmire".

3 1 April 1907 - Netherlands 1 England 8 [1-5]
De Diepput, Den Haag
(8,000)
Blume
Mansfield, Bell (2), Woodward, Hardman (2), Hawkes, Young
AW
England: T.Rowlandson, Watty Corbett, W.Timmis (capt.), Bob Hawkes, Kenneth Hunt, E.Mansfield, R.Young, G.Foster, Vivian Woodward, A.Bell, Harold Hardman.

Sir Henry Howard, Minister for the Netherlands and Luxembourg, 'kicked off' for the visitors.

Season 1907-08
4 7 December 1907 - England 6 Ireland 1 [nk]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(3,000)
Woodward, Stapley (3), Purnell (2)
Hooper
HW
England: R.Brebner, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, Bob Hawkes, W.Cleminson, Evelyn Lintott, J.Raine, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Purnell, Ted Wright.
5 21 December 1907 - England 12 Netherlands 2 [5-1]
Feethams Ground, Darlington
(3,000)
Woodward (3), Stapley (5), Bell (3), Raine
Ruffelse (2)
HW
England: R.Brebner, Watty Corbett, A.Scothern, W.Cleminson, Evelyn Lintott, J.Prest, J.Raine, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, A.Bell, G.Barlow.

Alfred Davis was now regularly accompanying the team as the FA Member in Charge.

6 22 February 1908 - England 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
Edgeley Park, Stockport
(850)
Woodward HW
England: Horace Bailey, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, W.Cleminson, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, R.Hardy, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, A.Bell, E.Williams.

The pitch was in a "deplorably muddy state" and the game was played in gale-force winds. Woodward, again, deliberately missed a second-half penalty.

7 23 March 1908 - England 12 France 0 [6-0]
Park Royal Ground, London
(4,500)
Hawkes, Jordan (6), Woodward (3), Berry, Raine HW
England: Horace Bailey, Watty Corbett, A.Scothern, Kenneth Hunt, Evelyn Lintott, Bob Hawkes, J.Raine, Vivian Woodward (capt.), W.Jordan, Arthur Berry, Ted Wright.
8 18 April 1908 - Belgium 2 England 8 [1-4]
Sukkelweg, Uccle, Bruxelles
(4,000)
De Veen (2)
Berry (2), Stapley (2), Woodward (3), Hardman
AW
England: E.Proud, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, F.Chapman, Evelyn Lintott, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Purnell, Harold Hardman.
9 20 April 1908 - Germany 1 England 5 [1-3]
Viktoria-Platz, Mariendorf, Berlin
(5,500)
Förderer
Stapley (2), Woodward (2), Purnell
AW
England: E.Proud, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, F.Chapman, Evelyn Lintott, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), C.Purnell, H.Stapley, Harold Hardman.
Season 1908-09
10 8 September 1908 - Sweden 1 England 6 [0-4]
Walhalla Idrottsplats, Göteborg
(2,000)
Bergström
Purnell (2), Berry, Louch (2), Hardman
AW
England: R.Brebner, A.Scothern, Herbert Smith, Kenneth Hunt, W.Daffern, Bob Hawkes (capt.), Arthur Berry, T.Porter, L.Louch, C.Purnell, Harold Hardman.
 

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The England team represented Great Britain at the Games of the IV Olympiad in London and played the following fixtures:
IV Olympiad Games in London
QF 20 October 1908 - Great Britain 12 Sweden 1 [7-0]
White City Stadium, Shepherd's Bush, London
(2,000)
Stapley (2), Woodward (2), Berry, Chapman, Purnell (4), Hawkes (2)
Bergström
HW
GB: Horace Bailey, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Purnell, Harold Hardman.
SF 22 October 1908 - Great Britain 4 Netherlands 0 [1-0]
White City Stadium, Shepherd's Bush, London
(6,000)
Stapley (4) HW
GB: Horace Bailey, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Purnell, Harold Hardman.
Final 24 October 1908 - Great Britain 2 Denmark 0 [1-0]
White City Stadium, Shepherd's Bush, London
(8,000)
Chapman, Woodward HW
GB: Horace Bailey, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Purnell, Harold Hardman.
Great Britain won the gold medals. The remainder of the squad was: R.Brebner, A.Bell, A.Scothern, W.Daffern, T.Porter, W.Crabtree and G.Barlow.




 

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Friendlies
11 21 November 1908 - Ireland 1 England 5 [0-3]
Dalymount Park, Dublin
(2,500)
Webb
Porter (2), Stapley (3)
AW
England: H.Lemoine, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, J.Healy, F.Chapman, W.Daffern, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, T.Porter, Harold Hardman.
The ground was in a waterlogged state. Woodward collided with an Irish player after the first ten minutes and was limping for the rest of the game.
12 20 February 1909 - Wales 2 England 5 [1-4]
Ynys Field, Aberdare
(4,500)
Hughes (2 pens)
Hunt, Dunning, Chapman (2), Williamson
AW
England: G.Atkinson, A.Bell, Herbert Smith (capt.), Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, F.Dunkley, C.Williamson, C.Dunning, G.Hoare, W.Lawrence, G.Barlow.
13 13 March 1909 - England 9 Germany 0 [5-0]
White House Ground, Oxford
(6,000)
Dunning (3), Porter (3), Chapman, Hoare (2) HW
England: Horace Bailey, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith (capt.), Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, C.Dunning, G.Hoare, T.Porter, E.Davis.
14 12 April 1909 - Netherlands 0 England 4 [0-3]
Sportpark Oud-Roosenburgh, Amsterdam
(15,000)
Dunning (2), Porter, Stapley AW
England: Horace Bailey, A.Bell, Herbert Smith (capt.), A.Campbell, F. Chapman, Bob Hawkes, J.Raine, C.Dunning, H.Stapley, T.Porter, Ted Wright.
15 19 April 1909 - England 11 Belgium 2 [7-1]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London (4,000)
Stapley (3), Dunning (4), Raine, Woodward (2), Chapman De Veen (2) HW
England: H.Lemoine, A.Bell, Herbert Smith, Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, J.Raine, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Dunning, Ted Wright.
16 20 May 1909 - Switzerland 0 England 9 [0-4]
Landhof Stadion, Basel
(8,000)
Woodward (4), Raine (2), Stapley, Dunning (2) AW
England: R.Brebner, A.Bell, Herbert Smith, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, J.Raine, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, C.Dunning, Ted Wright.
17 22 May 1909 - France 0 England 11 [0-6]
Stade de Fédération de Gymnastique Sportive des Patronages de France, Gentilly, Paris
(390)
Woodward, Stapley (2), Porter (3), Wright, Fayers (2), Raine (2) AW
England: R.Brebner, A.Bell, Herbert Smith, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, J.Raine, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, T.Porter, Ted Wright.
Season 1909-10
18 6 November 1909 - England 7 Sweden 0 [3-0]
Anlaby Road, Hull
(10,000)
Owen (3), Stapley (3), Woodward HW
England: R.Brebner, Watty Corbett, Herbert Smith, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, J.Olley, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, S.Owen, Ted Wright.
19 20 November 1909 - England 4 Ireland 4 [2-3]
Elland Road Stadium, Leeds
(6,500)
Owen, Woodward, McCann OG, Jordan
Robertson (2), McDonnell, Hooper
HD
England: R.Brebner, Watty Corbett, A.Scothern, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, J.Olley, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), S.Owen, W.Jordan, E.Williams.

England recovered from 3-1 and 4-3 down and, with the help of an own goal, managed to rescue a draw with a late equaliser in their first ever game not to result in a victory.

20 11 December 1909 - England 9 Netherlands 1 [6-1]
Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London
(5,274)
Stapley, Woodward (6), Owen, Williams
Kessler
HW
England: R.Brebner, Watty Corbett, Arthur Knight, Kenneth Hunt, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Stapley, S.Owen, E.Williams.

With England five goals up, Corbett suffered a thigh injury and came off. He rejoined the action for the second half, but soon had to withdraw from the field, leaving England with ten men for around an hour of the game.

21 19 February 1910 - England 6 Wales 0 [3-0]
Leeds Road, Huddersfield
(8,000)
Springthorpe, Porter (3), Woodward, Berry HW
England: W.Micklethwaite, Watty Corbett, Arthur Knight, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, T.Porter, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Springthorpe, Ted Wright.

Welsh forward, Crad Evans twisted his knee early in the game and had to retire. Wales were, thus, left with ten men for the majority of the game.

22 26 March 1910 - Belgium 2 England 2 [2-1]
Sukkelweg, Uccle, Bruxelles
(4,000)
Paternoster, Six
Owen, Porter
AD
England: W.Micklethwaite, A.Bell, W.Martin, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes (capt.), Arthur Berry, T.Porter, W.Steer, S.Owen, A.Kerry.
23 9 April 1910 - England 6 Switzerland 1 [5-0]
Park Royal Ground, London
(4,500)
Webb (2), Corbett, Steer (2), Fayers
Sydler
HW
England: E.Howling, H.Boardman, W.Martin, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes (capt.), Arthur Berry, George Webb, W.Steer, R.Corbett, A.Kerry.

Switzerland were allowed to make a substitution after only eight minutes, owing to an injury to their captain.

24 16 April 1910 - England 10 France 1 [6-0]
Goldstone Ground, Brighton
(3,500)
Wilson (4), Berry, Chapman, Steer (4)
Tousset
HW
England: F.Leese, H.Boardman, W.Martin, F.Fayers, F.Chapman (capt.), Kenneth Hunt, Arthur Berry, L.Louch, W.Steer, T.Wilson, A.Kerry.
25 5 May 1910 - Denmark 2 England 1 [1-0]
Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, Frederiksberg, København
(7,000)
Lindgren, Wolfhagen
Steer
AL
England: H.Lemoine, H.Boardman, W.Martin, F.Fayers, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes (capt.), I.Sharpe, L.Louch, W.Steer, T.Wilson, G.Barlow.
pp 7/9 May 1910 - Denmark vs. England
Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, Frederiksberg, København
Following England's first ever defeat, a second match was scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, 1910. However, HRH King Edward VII died on the Friday night and the officials asked for a postponement until Monday, May 9th. After heavy rain over Copenhagen, the English referee, Jackie Pearson, called the match off.
 

England were not at full strength against Denmark, as Arthur Berry, James Raine, Vivian Woodward and Ted Wright were all selected for the Football Association's tour of South Africa which left Southampton by sea, two days after the Denmark game. Woodward captained the squad. Wright was injured in only the second game of the tour and he was replaced by another member of England's amateur squad, Ivan Sharpe, for the remainder of the tour. Woodward scored 27 goals in the 23 games, including four in the three test matches against the host nation. Berry scored eleven goals, including one in the final test, the only one in which he played. Raine scored nine goals and played in the first two tests, whilst Sharpe scored one goal and did not appear in the test matches.

Season 1910-11
26 19 November 1910 - Ireland 3 England 2 [1-2]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(3,500)
Macauley (pen), Hannon, McDonnell
Carr (2)
AL
England: R.Brebner, F.Bullock, H.Boardman, Watty Corbett, F.Chapman, Bob Hawkes (capt.), Arthur Berry, J.Raine, S.Owen, T.Porter, H.Carr.

England's first defeat in the UK, after Harry Carr (a late replacement for Vivian Woodward) had twice given them the lead on his only international appearance. Ireland's second goal was reported by The Guardian as a Harry Boardman own goal, whilst the Derby Telegraph reported that England's goals were scored by Berry and Porter!

27 18 February 1911 - Wales 1 England 5 [1-2]
Recreation Ground, Newtown
(3,500)
Hannaby
Webb, Woodward (2), Hoare (2)
AW
England: R.Brebner, P.Lloyd, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, F.Monk, J.Dines, S.Hoad, Vivian Woodward (capt.), George Webb, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.
28 4 March 1911 - England 4 Belgium 0 [3-0]
Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London
(4,000)
Poelmans OG, Webb (2), Woodward HW
England: G.Bancroft, W.Cuthbert, Arthur Knight, F.Symons, F.Monk, Kenneth Hunt, S.Hoad, Vivian Woodward (capt.), George Webb, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.

The Guardian claimed that Andrieu scored the own goal.

29 23 March 1911 - France 0 England 3 [0-1]
Stade de Paris, Saint-Ouen, Paris
(1,638)
Healey, Hoare (2 (1 pen)) AW
England: W.McKee, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, W.Stapley, C.Tyson, J.Dines, Arthur Berry (capt.), R.Healey, W.Steer, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.

Reuters reported the result as 3-1 to England. Dick Healey was a late replacement for Vivian Woodward.

30 14 April 1911 - Germany 2 England 2 [0-1]
Viktoria-Platz, Mariendorf, Berlin
(10,000)
Möller (2)
Webb, Wright
AD
England: R.Brebner, W.Cuthbert, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, F.Monk, J.Dines, Arthur Berry (capt.), W.Steer, George Webb, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.
31 17 April 1911 - Netherlands 0 England 1 [0-1]
Sportpark Oud-Roosenburgh, Amsterdam
(11,000)
Webb AW
England: R.Brebner, W.Cuthbert, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, F.Monk, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), George Webb, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.
32 25 May 1911 - Switzerland 1 England 4 [0-4]
Spitalacker-Platz, Bern
(7,000)
Wyss
Woodward, Hoare, Healey, Sharpe
AW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, A.Peacock, W.Stapley, H.Littlewort, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), R.Healey, G.Hoare, I.Sharpe.
Season 1911-12
33 21 October 1911 - England 3 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Park Royal Ground, London
(2,900)
Hoare (2), Webb HW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, Kenneth Hunt, F.Monk, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), George Webb, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.

The Danish goalkeeper, Hansen, injured his ankle just before the interval and was unable to continue. Full-back, Castella went in goal for the second half and Denmark were allowed to bring on a substitute.

34 18 November 1911 - England 2 Ireland 0 [1-0]
Leeds Road, Huddersfield
(3,000)
Woodward, Webb HW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, Kenneth Hunt, F.Monk, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), George Webb, G.Hoare, Ted Wright..

Irish full-back and captain, Pat McCann went off injured in the early stages of the second half.

35 17 February 1912 - England 3 Wales 0 [1-0]
Kingsway, Bishop Auckland
(5,500)
Berry, Sanders, Healey HW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, W.Blanchard, F.Symons, T.Grey, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), R.Healey, S.Sanders, Ted Wright.
36 16 March 1912 - England 4 Netherlands 0 [3-0]
Anlaby Road, Hull
(12,000)
Woodward, Bailey (2), Wright HW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, D.McWhirter, E.Hanney, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, S.Sanders, Vivian Woodward (capt.), W.Bailey, Ted Wright.
37 8 April 1912 - Belgium 1 England 2 [1-1]
Stade du Vivier d'Oie, Bruxelles
(5,000)
Nisot
Bailey (2)
AW
England: R.Brebner, C.Bradley, W.Martin, Kenneth Hunt, E.Hanney, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, S.Sanders, Vivian Woodward (capt.), W.Bailey, Ted Wright.

The scorer of Belgium's equaliser, Fernand Nisot, was only sixteen years old.

 


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The England team represented Great Britain at the Games of the V Olympiad in Stockholm and played the following fixtures:
V Olympiad Games in Stockholm
QF 30 June 1912 - Great Britain 7 Hungary 0 [2-0]
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
(8,000)
Walden (6), Woodward NW
GB: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, E.Hanney, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Walden, G.Hoare, I.Sharpe.

England goalkeeper, Ron Brebner, saved an early penalty from Hungary's Bodnár, with the score goalless. Centre-half, Ted Hanney went off injured at half-time and left Britain with ten men for the second half.

SF 2 July 1912 - Great Britain 4 Finland 0 [2-0]
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm (4,000)
Sharpe, Walden (2), Woodward NW
GB: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, H.Stamper, J.Dines, Ted Wright, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Walden, G.Hoare, I.Sharpe.

Arthur Knight missed a penalty after 15 minutes, with Britain already leading 2-0. He deliberately sent the kick over the bar on instructions from Woodward, his captain, because of the Corinthian belief that they could not accept the notion that any player would deliberately foul an opponent.

Final 4 July 1912 - Great Britain 4 Denmark 2 [4-1]
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm (25,000)
Walden, Hoare (2), Berry
Olsen (2)
NW
GB: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, D.McWhirter, H.Littlewort, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Walden, G.Hoare, I.Sharpe.
With Britain leading 2-1, the Danish defender, Buchwald, was taken off with an arm injury in the thirtieth minute, leaving Denmark to play the final hour with ten men. Great Britain won the gold medals. The remainder of the squad was: Horace Bailey, W.Martin, W.Bailey, S.Sanders and L.Dawe.
 



Season 1912-13

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Friendlies
38 5 October 1912 - Ireland 3 England 2 [1-0]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(7,500)
McDonnell (2), Smith
Hoare
(2, (1 pen))
AL
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, D.McWhirter, H.Littlewort, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), L.Dawe, G.Hoare, I.Sharpe.

The double-Olympic Champions suffered a second successive defeat in Belfast and found themselves three goals down for the first time with fifteen minutes left, before putting together a mini-revival, but it was too late to rescue the game.

39 9 November 1912 - England 4 Belgium 0 [4-0]
County Ground, Swindon
(6,624)
Woodward (2), Healey, Wright HW
England: E.Howling, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, Kenneth Hunt, H.Littlewort, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), R.Healey, G.Hoare, Ted Wright.
40 8 February 1913 - Wales 1 England 3 [0-2]
The Oval, Llandudno
(4,500)
Shervey
Gemmell (2) Harrold
AW
England: T.Clough, F.Ansell, Arthur Knight, J.Harrold, H.Littlewort, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, Vivian Woodward (capt.), G.Gemmell, S.Sanders, R.Callender.

Welsh forward, Jock Tait (born in Scotland), went off injured just after Shervey had pulled a goal back and left them chasing the game with ten men.

41 27 February 1913 - France 1 England 4 [0-2]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris
(2,500)
Poullain
Berry (2), Hoare (2)
AW
England: Horace Bailey, F.Ansell, Arthur Knight, J.Harrold, A.Barclay, J.Dines, Arthur Berry, S.Sanders, G.Gemmell, G.Hoare (capt.), R.Callender.
42 21 March 1913 - Germany 0 England 3 [0-2]
Viktoria-Platz, Mariendorf, Berlin
(17,000)
Douglas (2), Woodward AW
England: R.Brebner, F.Ansell, Arthur Knight, D.McWhirter, A.Veitch, J.Dines, G.Shipway, G.Douglas, Vivian Woodward (capt.), S.Sanders, R.Callender.
43 24 March 1913 - Netherlands 2 England 1 [1-1]
Houtrust, Den Haag
(16,000)
de Groot (2)
Woodward
AL
England: R.Brebner, F.Ansell, Arthur Knight, D.McWhirter, A.Veitch, J.Dines, G.Shipway, G.Douglas, Vivian Woodward (capt.), G.Littler, R.Callender.
Season 1913-14

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The England team represented the Amateurs.
FA Charity Shield
- 6 October 1913 - Professionals 7 Amateurs 2 [4-0]
The Den, New Cross, London (15,000)
Hampton (4 (1 pen)), Holley (2), Fleming
Barlow, Farnfield
NL
Amateurs: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, G.How, E.Peacock, J.Dines, I.Sharpe, R.Healey, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Farnfield, G.Barlow.

 

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Friendlies

44
8 November 1913 - Ireland 0 England 2 [0-1]
The Oval, Belfast (7,000)
Barlow, Raymond AW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, A.Peacock, J.Dines, B.Bateman, H.Raymond, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Farnfield, G.Barlow.
45 15 November 1913 - England 2 Netherlands 1 [1-0]
Anlaby Road, Hull
(14,000)
Knight (pen), Woodward
Boutmy (pen)
HW
England: R.Brebner, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, H.Littlewort, E.Peacock, J.Dines, B.Bateman, H.Raymond, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Farnfield, G.Barlow.
46 7 February 1914 - England 9 Wales 1 [4-1]
Home Park Stadium, Plymouth
(7,500)
Sharpe, Raymond, Woodward (2), Louch (4), Davies
Davies
HW
England: J.Crabtree, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, W.Stapley, T.Grey, J.Dines, D.Davies, H.Raymond, Vivian Woodward (capt.), L.Louch, I.Sharpe.
47 24 February 1914 - Belgium 1 England 8 [0-2]
Stade du Vivier d'Oie, Bruxelles
(10,000)
Brebart
Moore (2), Sharpe (2), Louch (3), Woodward
AW
England: S.Hauser, T.Burn, Arthur Knight, A.Barclay, W.Stapley, J.Dines, I.Sharpe, Vivian Woodward (capt.), L.Louch, Billy Moore, R.Callender.
48 5 June 1914 - Denmark 3 England 0 [2-0]
Idrætsparken, København (18,500)
Knudsen, S.Nielsen, P.Nielsen AL
England: S.Hauser, A.Brooker, Arthur Knight, A.Barclay, W.Stapley, J.Dines, B.Bateman, Vivian Woodward (capt.), F.Kirby, Billy Moore, I.Sharpe.
49 10 June 1914 - Sweden 1 England 5 [0-2]
Råsunda Idrottsplats, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
(5,000)
Börjesson
Moore (2), Woodward, Sharpe (pen), Prince
AW
England: E.Hoffman, E.Grimsdell, Arthur Knight, R.Popham, T.Grey, J.Dines, B.Mascall, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Prince, Billy Moore, I.Sharpe.
50 12 June 1914 - Sweden 0 England 5 [0-3]
Råsunda Idrottsplats, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
(5,000)
Prince (2), Moore, Woodward (2) AW
England: E.Hoffman, E.Grimsdell, Arthur Knight, R.Popham, W.Stapley, J.Dines, B.Bateman, Vivian Woodward (capt.), H.Prince, Billy Moore, I.Sharpe.

This game was not regarded as a full international by the Svenska Futbollförbundet.

 

Season 1919-20

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Friendlies
51 15 November 1919 - England 5 Ireland 0 [2-0]
Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby
(5,000)
Prince (3), Harvey (2) HW
England: J.Mitchell, L.Golightly, Arthur Knight (capt.), R.Popham, Kenneth Hunt, C.Harbridge, W.Harvey, M.Howell, H.Prince, R.Sloley, R.Gander-Dower.

The game was played in snow and in failing light.

52 24 January 1920 - Wales 0 England 9 [0-2]
Penydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil
(6,000)
Sloley (2), Gardner (4), Howell, Donaghey, Nicholas AW
England: J.Mitchell, B.Gates, J.Morrison (capt.), J.Payne, G.Atkinson, C.Harbridge, F.Nicholas, M.Howell, W.Gardner, R.Sloley, J.Donaghey.

The referee allowed fifty minutes to be played in the first half and, to compensate for his error, reduced the second half to forty minutes.

53 17 February 1920 - Belgium 3 England 1 [1-1]
Stade Joseph Marien, Parc Duden, Forest, Bruxelles
(16,000)
Coppée (2), Van Hege
Gardner
AL
England: N.Turner, L.Golightly, B.Gates, J.Payne, G.Atkinson, C.Harbridge, F.Nicholas, M.Howell (capt.), W.Gardner, R.Sloley, J.Donaghey.
54 5 April 1920 - France 0 England 5 [0-1]
Stade des Bruyères, Rouen
(14,500)
Hegan, Sloley, Harding (2), Nicholas AW
England: Bert Coleman, L.Golightly, Arthur Knight (capt.), Kenneth Hunt, G.Atkinson, C.Harbridge, F.Nicholas, M.Howell, W.Harding, R.Sloley, Jackie Hegan.
 

Tom Burn was selected for the Football Association's tour of South Africa, but did not play in any of the three test matches.

Season 1920-21
 



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The England team represented Great Britain at the Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp and played the following fixture:
VII Olympiad Games in Antwerp
1st
rd
28 August 1920 - Great Britain 1 Norway 3 [1-1]
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen
(5,000)
Nicholas
Gundersen (2), Wilhelms
NL
GB: J.Mitchell, B.Gates, Arthur Knight (capt.), Kenneth Hunt, G.Atkinson, C.Harbridge, F.Nicholas, W.Harding, H.Prince, R.Sloley, Jackie Hegan.
Belgium won the gold medals. The remainder of the squad was: G.Wiley, H.Ward, J.Brennan, J.Payne, H.Buck, H.Hambleton, C.Julian and M.Bunyan.
 




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Friendlies
55 13 November 1920 - Ireland 0 England 4 [0-1]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(9,000)
Wise (3), Nicholas AW
England: Bert Coleman, R.Evans, W.Keeble, J.Brennan, A.Read, A.Hewitt, F.Nicholas, Edgar Kail, H.Prince (capt.), C.Wise, Jackie Hegan.
56 22 January 1921 - England 0 Wales 2 [0-0]
Molineux, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton
(8,000)
Davies, C.Edwards HL
England: Howard Baker, B.Gates (capt.), Alfred Bower, D.Long, A.Robertson, F.Spiller, H.Buck, Edgar Kail, J.Blair, Graham Doggart, A.Davies.
57 5 May 1921 - France 2 England 1 [1-1]
Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris
(30,000)
Dewaquez, Boyer
Farnfield
AL
England: Bert Coleman, J.Payne, Alfred Bower, A.Read, A.Cox, F.Spiller, L.Partridge, H.Prince (capt.), E.Farnfield, C.Wise, A.Grant.
Season 1921-22
58 14 November 1921 - England 4 Ireland 1 [1-0]
Filbert Street, Leicester
(2,700)
Adams OG, Hambleton (2), Binks
McIlreavy
HW
England: Bert Coleman, B.Gates, R.Osborne, R.Dand, Max Woosnam (capt.), F.Spiller, W.Gatland, H.Hambleton, S.Binks, R.Boreham, Jackie Hegan.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, 12th November, but it was postponed because of fog and it was rearranged for two days later.

After Ireland was partitioned in 1921, the amateur team representing the Irish FA did not select players born in the Irish Free State (unlike the full international team which continued to select an all-Ireland side up until 1954). The one exception to the amateur policy was the 1930 game against England, when three Irish Free State players were selected, though they received a three-month ban as a result. As the team still called itself 'Ireland' during this period, we have done the same.
59 21 January 1922 - Wales 0 England 7 [0-1]
Vetch Field, Swansea
(8,000)
Boreham, Creek (3), Hegan, Thorne-Thorne, Kail AW
England: H.Bell, B.Gates, R.Osborne, Claude Ashton, Max Woosnam (capt.), F.Spiller, R.Thorne-Thorne, Edgar Kail, Norman Creek, R.Boreham, Jackie Hegan.
Season 1922-23
60 11 November 1922 - England 4 Ireland 0 [3-0]
Deepdale, Preston (6,500)
Hegan, Hartley (3) HW
England: Howard Baker, J.Thompson, Alfred Bower (capt.), J.Lamb, C.Hunter, F.Spiller, M.Howell, Stan Earle, W.Minter, Frank Hartley, Jackie Hegan.
61 27 January 1923 - England 4 Wales 4 [1-1]
Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
(8,000)
Hartley, Minter, Douthwaite (2)
Davies (3), Nicholls
HD
England: Howard Baker, J.Thompson, Alfred Bower (capt.), E.Nattrass, W.Barnie-Adshead, F.Spiller, W.Lucas, H.Douthwaite, W.Minter, Frank Hartley, Jackie Hegan.

The Welsh goalkeeper, Williams, went off injured ten minutes before half-time. Full-back, Frank Blew took over in goal. England were also down to ten men, with Jackie Hegan also coming off with an injury. Williams returned in goal at the beginning of the second half, whilst Hegan came back on after an hour's play. Wales led 4-2 with fifteen minutes left. The Guardian reported that Davies only scored twice for Wales, with Griffiths scoring the other goal, whilst the Glasgow Herald announced that it was Minter that scored twice, not Douthwaite.

62 5 May 1923 - Belgium 3 England 0 [1-0]
Oscar Bossaert Stadion, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Bruxelles
(20,000)
Larnoe, Thys, Gillis AL
England: H.Bell, T.Maddison, Arthur Knight (capt.), Albert Barrett, George Armitage, F.Spiller, W.Lucas, Edgar Kail, O.Leavey, Frank Hartley, Jackie Hegan.
Season 1923-24

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The England team represented the Amateurs.
FA Charity Shield
- 8 October 1923 - Professionals 2 Amateurs 0 [0-0]
Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London
(12,000)
Bradford, Chambers NL
Amateurs: Bert Coleman, F.Twine, Alfred Bower (capt.), Basil Patchitt, George Armitage, Fred Ewer, Jackie Hegan, Stan Earle, F.Macey, Graham Doggart, Len Barry.
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Friendlies
63 10 November 1923 - England 3 Ireland 0 [2-0]
Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London
(8,000)
Macey, Earle, Barry HW
England: J.Mitchell, F.Twine, Alfred Bower, Fred Ewer, George Armitage, Claude Ashton (capt.), Jackie Hegan, Stan Earle, F.Macey, Graham Doggart, Len Barry.
64 22 March 1924 - Wales 1 England 2 [1-1]
The Oval, Llandudno
(5,000)
Nicholls
Creek (2)
AW
England: J.Mitchell, F.Twine, Alfred Bower, Claude Ashton (capt.), George Armitage, Fred Ewer, R.Goldie, Edgar Kail, Norman Creek, H.Miller, Jackie Hegan.
Season 1924-25

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The England team represented the Amateurs.
FA Charity Shield
- 6 October 1924 - Professionals 3 Amateurs 1 [0-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
(10,000)
Walker (2), Buchan
Kail
NL
Amateurs: J.Mitchell, E.Spencer, Alfred Bower, Albert Barrett, Claude Ashton (capt.), Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, Edgar Kail, Viv Gibbins, Frank Hartley, Jackie Hegan.
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65 11 October 1924 - England 3 South Africa 2 [3-1]
The Dell, Milton Road, Southampton
(8,000)
Hartley (2), Kail
West, Stuart
HW
England: J.Mitchell, E.Spencer, Alfred Bower, Albert Barrett, Claude Ashton (capt.), Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, Edgar Kail, Viv Gibbins, Frank Hartley, Jackie Hegan.

Hegan suffered a back injury after 25 minutes and left the field for ten minutes. He also did not start the second half, eventually returning as a passenger on the left wing.

66 8 November 1924 - Ireland 2 England 3 [0-3]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(5,000)
Sloan, Quinn
Hartley, Gibbins (2)
AW
England: Howard Baker, E.Spencer, Alfred Bower (capt.), Albert Barrett, Billy Bryant, Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, Edgar Kail, Viv Gibbins, Frank Hartley, I.Hamilton.
67 26 November 1924 - England 3 South Africa 2 [1-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London
(4,948)
Hartley (2), Ewer
Murray (2)
HW
England: Howard Baker, E.Spencer, Alfred Bower (capt.), W.Caesar, Billy Bryant, Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, Edgar Kail, Viv Gibbins, Frank Hartley, Jackie Hegan.

Ewer completed England's fightback by scoring the winner in the last minute.

68 21 March 1925 - England 2 Wales 1 [1-0]
Home Park Stadium, Plymouth (6,500)
Kail, Donald
Nicholls
HW
England: Howard Baker, F.Twine, Alfred Bower (capt.), Albert Barrett, George Armitage, Fred Ewer, L.Cooling, Edgar Kail, G.Sparrow, R.Donald, I.Hamilton.

George Sparrow missed a penalty on his debut.

 

Bill Caesar was selected for the Football Association's tour of Australia and played in the final test match.

Season 1925-26

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The England team represented the Amateurs.
FA Charity Shield
- 5 October 1925 - Amateurs 6 Professionals 1 [2-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London
(5,000)
Ashton (4), Macey (2)
Hannaford
NW
Amateurs: Howard Baker, F.Twine, E.Gates, W.Caesar, George Armitage, Billy Bryant, R.Morgan, Edgar Kail, Claude Ashton (capt.), F.Macey, W.Bellamy.

The Professionals were selected from the Football Association's touring party to Australia during the close season, with a further member, Caesar, appearing for the Amateurs. With Claude Ashton switching to centre-forward, the Amateurs took full advantage of the new offside law to overwhelm their opponents. One of the Professionals' forwards, Ernie Simms, developed a limp after the first goal and did not appear for the second half. At 2-0, Baker saved a penalty from Stan Seymour. As a result of their resounding success, Armitage, Ashton and Baker were all selected for the full international in Belfast, later in the month.

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Friendlies
69 7 November 1925 - England 6 Ireland 4 [4-1]
London Road, Maidstone
(10,000)
Ashton (4), Kail (2)
Silcock, McCracken (3)
HW
England: Howard Baker, F.Twine, Alfred Bower (capt.), W.Caesar, George Armitage, Billy Bryant, Jackie Hegan, Edgar Kail, Claude Ashton, F.Macey, W.Bellamy.

Harry McCracken astonished the home team by scoring a hat-trick in three minutes at the beginning of the second half to bring the Irish level, before England's firepower finally won the day in a ten-goal thriller.

70 20 March 1926 - Wales 1 England 2 [0-0]
Recreation Ground, Wrexham (4,000)
I.Davies
Smith, Bryant
AW
England: A.Russell, F.Twine, E.Gates, Billy Bryant (capt.), T.Cable, Fred Ewer, Jackie Hegan, R.Smith, W.Minter, Frank Hartley, W.Fairclough.
Season 1926-27

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The England team represented the Amateurs.
FA Charity Shield
- 6 October 1926 - Amateurs 6 Professionals 3 [2-2]
Maine Road, Moss Side, Manchester
(1,500)
Kail, Minter (2), Macey (2), Keeping OG
Rawlings (2), Tunstall
NW
Amateurs: A.Russell, F.Twine, E.Gates, A.Cartlidge, Billy Bryant, Fred Ewer, C.Tarr, Edgar Kail (capt.), W.Minter, F.Macey, W.Bellamy.

The Professionals were selected from the Football Association's touring party to Canada during the close season, and they were two goals up after 24 minutes. The poor crowd caused the FA to use club sides to fulfil the following year's fixture.

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Friendlies
71 6 November 1926 - Ireland 0 England 3 [0-1]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(7,000)
Gibbins, Macey, Cartlidge AW
England: Howard Baker, F.Twine, E.Gates, A.Cartlidge, R.Fairbrother, J.Knight, A.Taylor, Edgar Kail (capt.), Viv Gibbins, F.Macey, W.Bellamy.
72 18 December 1926 - England 1 Scotland 4 [1-1]
Filbert Street, Leicester
(15,000)
Bryant
Jessiman, Noble, McBain (2)
HL
England: A.Russell, F.Twine, F.Gregory, R.Fairbrother, Billy Bryant, Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, Edgar Kail (capt.), Viv Gibbins, R.Lowe, Jackie Hegan.

The first meeting with Scotland saw the visitors inflict England's heaviest home defeat. Jack Harkness, the Scottish goalkeeper, saved a penalty from Gibbins at the beginning of the second half.

73 19 March 1927 - England 4 Wales 0 [3-0]
Elm Park, Reading
(9,905)
Smith, Dellow, Hegan, Ashton HW
England: Howard Baker, Alfred Bower, F.Gregory, A.Cartlidge, Billy Bryant (capt.), Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, R.Smith, R.Dellow, Claude Ashton, Jackie Hegan.

Jack Nicholls missed a second-half penalty for Wales.

Season 1927-28
74 12 November 1927 - England 1 Ireland 1 [1-0]
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
(7,000)
Ashton
White
HD
England: N.Jones, Alfred Bower, E.Gates, J.Knight, Billy Bryant (capt.), Fred Ewer, R.Jenkins, R.Smith, Claude Ashton, W.Price, H.Coates.

Irish centre-half, Jim Jamieson went off injured just before half-time, but the visitors bravely fought back to equalise, and they even lost another defender, Andrew Watson, who was carried off towards the end, leaving them to finish the game with nine men.

75 17 March 1928 - Wales 1 England 2 [0-2]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
(-)
Nicholls
Price, Smith
AW
England: N.Jones, R.Shipperbottom, E.Preston, H.Moore, A.Chadder (capt.), E.Ling, R.Jenkins, R.Smith, J.Hammond, W.Price, S.Moore.

For the second match in a row, England were facing a nine-man team by the end of the game. Emrys Ellis and Jack Nicholls both left the field injured in the closing stages.

76 28 April 1928 - Scotland 3 England 2 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(30,000)
Chalmers (2), Noble
Price, Smith
AL
England: A.Meeson, D.Hooton, E.Gates, C.Glenister, A.Chadder (capt.), E.Ling, R.Jenkins, R.Smith, Viv Gibbins, W.Price, S.Moore.
Season 1928-29
77 10 November 1928 - Ireland 0 England 2 [0-0]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(5,000)
Creek (2) AW
England: A.Solly, F.Gregory, E.Gates, C.Glenister, A.Chadder (capt), J.Knight, R.Jenkins, R.Smith, Norman Creek, F.Macey, Jackie Hegan.
78 16 February 1929 - England 1 Wales 1 [0-1]
Goldstone Ground, Brighton (5,000)
Kail
Nicholls
HD
England: A.Solly, F.Gregory, E.Gates, J.Knight, A.Chadder (capt.), Fred Ewer, A.Evans, Edgar Kail, B.Gorman, Graham Doggart, L.Fishlock.

The pitch was covered in snow.

79 16 March 1929 - England 3 Scotland 1 [1-0]
Elland Road Stadium, Leeds
(15,571)
Ashton, Kail (2)
Gates
OG
HW
England: Howard Baker, F.Gregory, E.Gates, C.Glenister, A.Chadder (capt.), J.Knight, L.Morrish, Edgar Kail, Claude Ashton, Graham Doggart, Jackie Hegan.

Some reports attribute Scotland's goal to McLelland, as both he and Eric Gates came together before the ball went in.

Season 1929-30

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The England team represented the Amateurs.
FA Charity Shield
- 7 October 1929 - Professionals 3 Amateurs 0 [1-0]
The Den, New Cross, London (6,000)
Seed, Chandler, Pease NL
Amateurs: Howard Baker, F.Gregory, E.Gates, C.Glenister, A.Chadder (capt.), J.Knight, F.Sherman, Edgar Kail, R.Dellow, Graham Doggart, Jackie Hegan.

The Professionals were selected from the Football Association's touring party to South Africa and Southern Rhodesia during the close season.

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Friendlies
80 16 November 1929 - England 7 Ireland 2 [3-0]
Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London
(1,500)
Ashton (4), Watson, Coates, McGuire OG
McMahon, Kelly
HW
England: H.Garland-Wells, F.Gregory, E.Gates, J.Anderson, R.Robinson, Fred Ewer (capt.), G.Watson, Edgar Kail, Claude Ashton, H.Coates, J.Rimmer.
81 15 February 1930 - Wales 1 England 2 [1-2]
Smithfield Athletic Ground, Aberystwyth
(-)
Davies-Owen
Smithies (2)
AW
England: A.Millington, J.Preston, E.Gates, E.Gilderson, W.Whewell, Fred Ewer (capt.), G.Watson, J.Burns, G.Smithies, S.Bestwick, H.Coates.
82 15 March 1930 - Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(15,000)
McDonald AL
England: A.Russell, J.Preston, E.Gates, E.Gilderson, J.Knight, Fred Ewer (capt.), L.Morrish, Edgar Kail, G.Smithies, Viv Gibbins, H.Coates.

Scotland also played, and beat, Ireland and Wales for the first time to win the 'Triple Crown'.

Season 1930-31
83 15 November 1930 - Ireland 3 England 1 [1-0]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(-)
Millar (3)
Gibbins
AL
England: K.Tewkesbury, F.Gregory, E.Gates, C.Murray, W.Whewell (capt.), P.Anderson, W.Warnes, J.Burns, Viv Gibbins, R.Beswick, G.Peploe.
84 14 February 1931 - England 5 Wales 0 [4-0]
Dean Court Ground, Bournemouth
(9,000)
Warnes (2), Hegan, Gibbins (2) HW
England: K.Tewkesbury, F.Gregory, E.Gates, G.Hobson, W.Whewell (capt.), J.Burns, W.Warnes, V.Welsh, Viv Gibbins, W.Webster, Jackie Hegan.
85 21 March 1931 - England 2 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London
(16,581)
Gibbins, Hegan
Crawford
HW
England: K.Tewkesbury, F.Gregory, E.Gates, G.Hobson, W.Whewell (capt.), J.Burns, W.Warnes, J.Lewis, Viv Gibbins, H.Coates, Jackie Hegan.
 

Goalkeeper, Ken Tewkesbury was selected for the Football Association's tour of Canada and played in seven of the 17 games.

Season 1931-32
86 14 November 1931 - England 3 Ireland 2 [3-0]
Bootham Crescent, York (-)
Cope, Smithies, Whewell
Martin (2)
HW
England: K.Tewkesbury, S.Hammond, J.Woodcock, Claude Ashton, W.Whewell (capt.), J.Burns, A.Fabian, J.Lewis, G.Smithies, H.Coates, Jackie Hegan.
87 27 February 1932 - Wales 1 England 3 [1-1]
Vetch Field, Swansea
(2,000)
W.Evans
Creek (2), Kail
AW
England: K.Tewkesbury, K.Partridge, J.Crussell, Claude Ashton (capt.), W.Whewell, J.Burns, R.Jenkins, Edgar Kail, Viv Gibbins, Norman Creek, Jackie Hegan.
88 19 March 1932 - Scotland 3 England 1 [2-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(12,000)
McKenzie, Anderson, Dodds
Ashton (pen)
AL
England: K.Tewkesbury, K.Partridge, J.Crussell, Claude Ashton (capt.), W.Whewell, J.Burns, A.Fabian, Edgar Kail, Viv Gibbins, Norman Creek, Jackie Hegan.

With Scotland two goals up, Ken Tewkesbury saved a penalty from Scotland captain, Bob Gillespie.

Season 1932-33
89 21 January 1933 - England 1 Wales 0 [0-0]
Plainmoor Ground, Torquay
(5,000)
Cornelius HW
England: E.Ainsworth, F.Gregory, J.Woodcock, W.Lister, W.Whewell (capt.), J.Burns, A.Fabian, Edgar Kail, D.Cornelius, H.Coates, L.Finch.

The only goal came in the last minute after a superb goalkeeping display by Jack Hughes of Wales.

90 18 February 1933 - Ireland 4 England 3 [4-1]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(8,000)
McKnight, Martin (2), McCaw
Cornelius, Burns, Finch
AL
England: E.Ainsworth, F.Gregory, J.Woodcock, W.Lister, W.Whewell (capt.), J.Burns, A.Fabian, Edgar Kail, D.Cornelius, H.Coates, L.Finch.

An unchanged England found themselves four goals down and they almost clawed it back.

91 25 March 1933 - England 1 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London
(18,000)
Roberts HW
England: R.Grant, F.Gregory, A.Chadder, C.Murray, W.Whewell (capt.), J.Burns, A.Fabian, Edgar Kail, J.Roberts, W.Webster, L.Finch.

This time a goal in the first minute was enough to win the game, though many felt that it had not crossed the line after bouncing down from the crossbar.

Season 1933-34
92 27 January 1934 - Wales 3 England 5 [1-4]
The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor
(-)
Robbins OG, Vale, Jones
Lewis, Burns, Fabian (2), Evans (pen)
AW
England: F.Davies, G.Holmes, H.Robbins, Bernard Joy, R.White, J.Burns (capt.), A.Fabian, J.Lewis, F.Evans, W.Webster, R.Banks.
93 17 February 1934 - England 4 Ireland 0 [1-0]
Cricklefield Stadium, Ilford
(8,100)
Lewis (2), Shearer, Finch HW
England: H.Lodge, G.Holmes, F.Gregory, W.Lister, Bernard Joy, J.Burns (capt.), E.Collins, J.Lewis, D.Shearer, W.Webster, L.Finch.
94 24 March 1934 - Scotland 3 England 2 [0-2]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (12,000)
Whitehead (2), Bremner
Shearer, Finch
AL
England: H.Lodge, G.Holmes, F.Gregory, W.Lister, Bernard Joy, J.Burns (capt.), E.Collins, J.Lewis, D.Shearer, W.Webster, L.Finch.
Season 1934-35
95 19 January 1935 - England 6 Wales 1 [2-0]
Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London
(5,000)
Simms (3), Burns (pen), Sanders, Finch
J.Williams
HW
England: H.Hill, G.Roylance, G.James, P.Fitzsimmons, Bernard Joy, J.Burns (capt.), L.Morrish, D.Shearer, H.Simms, R.Sanders, L.Finch.
96 16 February 1935 - Ireland 2 England 4 [0-2]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast (30,000)
Bruce, Kernaghan
Simms (2), Finch, Shearer
AW
England: H.Hill, G.Roylance, R.Dudley, C.Murray, Bernard Joy, J.Burns (capt.), L.Morrish, D.Shearer, H.Simms, W.Webster, L.Finch.

James Billingsley missed a penalty for Ireland in the second half.

97 23 March 1935 - England 2 Scotland 1 [2-0]
Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London
(9,000)
Finch, Simms
Dodds
HW
England: H.Hill, G.Roylance, H.Robbins, E.Tunnington, Bernard Joy, J.Burns (capt.), B.Mulrenan, D.Shearer, H.Simms, H.Barnes, L.Finch.

England won the 'Triple Crown' after beating Wales, Ireland and Scotland in the same season for the first time.

Season 1935-36
98 15 February 1936 - England 5 Ireland 0 [1-0]
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
(3,000)
Finch (2), Charlton (3) HW
England: H.Hill, G.Holmes, G.Burchell, S.Eastham, Bernard Joy (capt.), A.Watkinson, W.Parr, L.Bradbury, W.Charlton, W.Webster, L.Finch.
99 29 February 1936 - Wales 3 England 7 [2-4]
Y Traeth, Porthmadog (4,000)
G.Jones (2), J.Williams
Charlton (3), Thornton (3), Shearer
AW
England: E.Mulley, G.Holmes, G.Burchell, S.Eastham, Bernard Joy (capt.), T.Leek, W.Parr, D.Shearer, W.Charlton, L.Thornton, R.McIntosh.
100 14 March 1936 - Scotland 1 England 0 [1-0]
Kingsmills Park, Inverness
(6,000)
Whitehead AL
England: H.Hill, A.Loveday, G.Burchell, S.Eastham, Bernard Joy (capt.), T.Leek, W.Parr, D.Shearer, W.Charlton, L.Thornton, L.Finch.
Season 1936-37

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13 English amateurs were selected to represent Great Britain at the Games of the XI Olympiad in Berlin and played the following fixtures:
XI Olympiad Games in Berlin
1st
rd
6 August 1936 - Great Britain 2 China 0 [0-0]
Mommsenstadion, Berlin (8,000)
Dodds, Finch NW
GB: H.Hill, G.Holmes, Fulton, Gardiner, Bernard Joy (capt.), D.Pettit, Crawford, Kyle, Dodds, M.Edelston, L.Finch.

Maurice Edelston and Daniel Pettit made their Olympic debuts, despite not having played for England.

QF 8 August 1936 - Great Britain 4 Poland 5 [1-2]
Poststadion, Berlin (6,000)
Clements, Shearer, Joy (2)
Gad, Wodarz (3), Piec
NL
GB: H.Hill, G.Holmes, Fulton, Gardiner, Bernard Joy (capt.), J.Sutcliffe, Crawford, D.Shearer, B.Clements, F.Riley, L.Finch.

Bill Clements, Fred Riley and John Sutcliffe all made their international debuts. Poland led 5-1 with twenty minutes remaining. World Champions, Italy won the gold medals. The remainder of the squad was: T.Huddle, G.Roylance, Peart, S.Eastham, Fielding, Gibb and Brown. Eastham, Edelston, Finch, Huddle, Pettit and Roylance all played for Great Britain in a 4-1 friendly defeat to Germany in Hamburg, four days later.

 

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Friendlies
101 23 January 1937 - England 9 Wales 1 [4-1]
Fratton Park, Southsea, Portsmouth
(6,000)
Riley (3), Sowerby (3), Matthews, Parr, Thornton
Leahy
HW
England: H.Lodge, R.Mitton, G.Burchell, J.Lewis (capt.), E.Tunnington, J.Shield, W.Parr, J.Sowerby, R.Matthews, L.Thornton, F.Riley.

Both sides wore numbered shirts for the first time. Fred Riley was the only survivor from the Olympic squad.

102 13 February 1937 - Ireland 5 England 1 [3-0]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(10,000)
Banks, Gibb (2), Lyness (2)
Matthews
AL
England: A.Woolcock, A.Loveday, G.Burchell, P.Sutcliffe, E.Tunnington, R.Wright, W.Parr, J.Sowerby, R.Matthews, L.Thornton (capt.), H.Clements.

England's heaviest defeat.

103 13 March 1937 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London
(17,980)
Kyle HL
England: H.Hill, G.Burchell, J.Sutcliffe, J.Lewis, Bernard Joy (capt.), J.Kilkenny, E.Collins, J.Sowerby, W.Charlton, M.Edelston, L.Finch.

Scotland won the 'Triple Crown'.

 
 

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The England team represented the Football Association, accompanied by seventy-year-old, Charlie Wreford-Brown.
FA Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon

The squad was; T.Huddle, A.Woolcock, G.Holmes, G.Strasser, W.PIckering, H.Robbins, Bernard Joy (capt.), J.Lewis, T.Leek, J.Sutcliffe, E.Tunnington, R.Matthews, E.Collins, F.Davis, L.Finch, L.Thornton, W.Parr, S.Eastham and F.Riley.

- 27 May 1937 - Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay 0 England 12 [0-nk]
McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand
(2,000)
Finch (3), Leek, Thornton (2), Matthews (2), Brian OG, Joy, Collins, Lewis AW
- 29 May 1937 - Wellington, Manawatu and Wairarapa 0  England 7 [0-3]
Basin Reserve, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
(10,000)
Thornton (2), Matthews (4), Finch AW
- 2 June 1937 - Southland and Otago 0 England 9 [0-4]
Rugby Park, Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand
(2,000)
Davis, Matthews, Eastham (2), Lewis (2), Riley (2), Leek AW
- 5 June 1937 - New Zealand 0 England 12 [0-3]
Carisbrook, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
(3,500)
Matthews (2), Eastham (4 (1 pen)), Thornton (2), Finch (2), Lewis, Collins AW

England: T.Huddle, G.Strasser, H.Robbins, J.Lewis, Bernard Joy (capt.), T.Leek, E.Collins, F.Eastham, R.Matthews, L.Thornton, L.Finch.

- 9 June 1937 - Canterbury, Westland and Buller 1 England 7 [1-4]
Lancaster Park, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
(6,000)
Smith
Eastham (2 (1 pen)), Parr, Matthews (3), Davis
AW

The home side took the lead in the first minute, the first goal conceded by the tourists.

- 12 June 1937 - Auckland and South Auckland 4 England 8 [nk]
Blanford Park, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
(7,000)
Angus (2), Kay, McCallum
Thornton (3), Eastham (2), Matthews, Leek, Finch
AW
Eric Tunnington was carried off with a broken leg.
- 16 June 1937 - Wanganui and Taranaki 0 England 12 [0-5]
Cooks Gardens, Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand
(2,000)
Matthews (6), Joy (2), Parr (2), Davis, Leek AW
Freddie Davis went off with a leg injury during the second half.
- 19 June 1937 - New Zealand 0 England 6 [0-2]
Carlaw Park, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
(18,000)
Finch (3), Thornton (2), Eastham AW

England: A.Woolcock, G.Strasser, H.Robbins, J.Lewis, Bernard Joy (capt.), J.Sutcliffe, W.Parr, F.Eastham, R.Matthews, L.Thornton, L.Finch.

Four days later, in Rotorua, the players took part in an exhibition match, alongside locals.
- 26 June 1937 - New Zealand 1 England 12 [nk-8]
Athletic Park, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
(5,000)
Scott
Matthews (5), Thornton (4), Parr (2), Finch
AW

England: A.Woolcock, G.Strasser, W.Pickering, J.Lewis, Bernard Joy (capt.), T.Leek, W.Parr, F.Eastham, R.Matthews, L.Thornton, L.Finch.

The last of the three unofficial internationals against an unchanged host nation, saw Roy Matthews reach an incredible 24 goals in the nine games of the New Zealand leg of the tour.
- 3 July 1937 - New South Wales 1 England 3 [0-0]
Sydney Showground, New South Wales, Australia
(33,000)
Hughes
NK
AW
- 6 July 1937 - Northern Districts 4 England 5 [nk]
Aberdare Park, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
(-)
NK AW
First Test  
- 10 July 1937 - Australia 5 England 4 [4-3]
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales, Australia
(37,295 or 39,568)
Hughes (2), Smith (2), Price
Matthews (2), Eastham (2 (1 pen))
AL

England: A.Woolcock, G.Strasser, H.Robbins, J.Lewis, Bernard Joy (capt.), T.Leek, E.Collins, F.Eastham, R.Matthews, L.Thornton, L.Finch.

This was the first ever defeat suffered by an FA touring side, following 131 successive victories in Germany, Austria, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Southern Rhodesia and New Zealand.

- 14 July 1937 - Queensland 1 England 2 [1-0]
Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Queensland, Australia
(7,000)
Parry
Matthews, Lewis
AW

Another tough game for the tourists, who had to come from behind against their well-organised hosts, who were reduced to ten men, when Queensland's full-back went off injured after twenty minutes. Unusually for the time, the game was played under floodlights.

Second Test  
- 17 July 1937 - Australia 0 England 4 [0-2]
Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Queensland, Australia
(26,437)
Eastham (2), Matthews, Finch AW

England: A.Woolcock, G.Strasser, H.Robbins, T.Leek, Bernard Joy (capt.), J.Sutcliffe, W.Parr, J.Lewis, R.Matthews, F.Eastham, L.Finch.

The English team reorganised and won comfortably to level the test series. Australia made two changes from the side that had won the first test.

Third Test  
- 20 July 1937 - Australia 4 England 3 [2-1]
Newcastle Showground, New South Wales, Australia
(17,259)
Smith (3), Hughes
Riley, Matthews (2)
AL

England: A.Woolcock, G.Strasser, H.Robbins, J.Lewis (capt.), T.Leek, J.Sutcliffe, E.Collins, F.Eastham, R.Matthews, F.Riley, F.Davis.

The tourists had to change their winning side due to injuries and lost the series to their hosts, who made six changes and were inspired by their captain and hat-trick hero, George Smith.

- 24 July 1937 - Australia 3 England 4 [2-0]
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria, Australia
(11,000)
Smith, Hughes, Anderson
Thornton (2), Matthews, Eastham (pen)
AW

This game was not part of the test series, but the 'Australian XI' included several test players, who again gave their guests a hard time, with Smith striking the first blow. This time, however, the tourists managed to eventually turn the game in their favour.

- 26 July 1937 - Victoria 1 England 6 [nk]
Olympic Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(4,000)
NK AW
Another game played under floodlights as the home team were taught a footballing lesson.
- 29 July 1937 - South Australia 0 England 10 [0-4]
Adelaide Oval, South Australia
(3,000)
Thornton (2), Parr, Matthews (6), Lewis AW
- 2 August 1937 - Western Australia 1 England 6 [nk]
Perth Oval, Western Australia
(-)
NK AW
- 11 August 1937 - Ceylon Amateur League 2 England 6 [nk]
Colombo, Ceylon (-)
NK AW
The tour ended with the England amateur team scoring 28 goals in their last four matches, the last of which was a stop-off in Ceylon on their way home. They had averaged almost seven goals a game for the entire eleven-week tour, but they had lost the biggest games in the Australian test series.


Season 1937-38

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Friendlies
104 29 January 1938 - Wales 2 England 8 [1-3]
Belle Vue, Rhyl
(-)
Griffiths (2)
Parr (4), Anderson (3), Finch
AW
England: A.Woolcock, G.Burchell, H.Robbins, J.Lewis (capt.), D.Pettit, T.Leek, W.Parr, R.Anderson, A.Gibbons, L.Thornton, L.Finch.

Sir Daniel Pettit, who was knighted in 1974 for services to industry won his only England cap, having already played for Great Britain in the 1936 Olympics.

105 19 February 1938 - England 1 Ireland 1 [1-0]
Filbert Street, Leicester
(5,000)
Wood
Fulton
HD
England: H.Hill, G.Burchell, H.Robbins, J.Lewis (capt.), L.Hockaday, J.Kilkenny, W.Parr, R.Anderson, A.Gibbons, L.Thornton, J.Wood.

Jackie Gibbons missed a penalty, three minutes into the second half, firing over the bar, and then the visitors equalised with captain, Bertie Fulton's piledriver from 35 yards, with two minutes remaining.

106 12 March 1938 - Scotland 2 England 5 [0-3]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(10,000)
Kyle, Whitehead
Gibbons (3), Thornton, Edelston
AW
England: H.Hill, G.Burchell, H.Robbins, J.Lewis (capt.), L.Hockaday, T.Leek, W.Parr, M.Edelston, A.Gibbons, L.Thornton, H.Ball.

Gibbons' hat-trick atoned for his penalty miss against Ireland, as England stunned their hosts to record their first victory in Scotland.

Season 1938-39
107 28 January 1939 - England 5 Wales 2 [0-1]
Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
(2,500)
Gibbons (2), Clements (2), Edelston
Francis, Griffiths
HW
England: G.Whitehead, G.Burchell, R.Ellis, J.Lewis (capt.), W.Whittaker, T.Leek, G.Perkins, M.Edelston, B.Clements, A.Gibbons, L.Finch.
108 18 February 1939 - Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast
(10,000)
Ball AW
England: G.Whitehead, G.Burchell, J.Firth, J.Lewis (capt.), L.Hockaday, T.Leek, E.Collins, M.Edelston, G.Foreman, A.Gibbons, H.Ball.
109 11 March 1939 - England 8 Scotland 3 [5-2]
Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London (14,111)
Edelston (3), Parr (2), Gibbons, Finch (2)
Cross, Kyle (2)
HW
England: G.Whitehead, G.Burchell, J.Firth, J.Lewis (capt.), L.Hockaday, T.Leek, W.Parr, R.Anderson, A.Gibbons, M.Edelston, L.Finch.

An astonishing game of eleven goals saw England outclass their great rivals to secure the 'Triple Crown' in their last match for eight years.

 

Lester Finch, Jackie Gibbons and Jim Lewis were selected for the Football Association's tour of South Africa. Each played in two of the three test matches, in which Gibbons and Lewis scored three goals and Finch, two. All three then went on to play for England in wartime internationals against Wales; Lewis as a substitute in England's first game after the beginning of hostilities in 1939, Finch in 1941 and Gibbons in 1942. Maurice Edelston made five wartime appearances for England, scoring once, and also played and scored for the Army and FA Services teams. Bernard Joy, having already been capped at full international level, also made a wartime international appearance, in 1944.

Brian McColl, Douglas Gorman and George Campbell's 'Forgotten Glories: British Amateur International Football 1901-1974' (Scottish Football Historical Archive, 2015) contains the line-ups for each of England's opponents.

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