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1u/o vs. Scotland
unofficial match


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4u/o vs. Scotland
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official matches
 1 vs. Scotland
Saturday, 19 November 1870
an unofficial International friendly

England 1 Scotland 0
there is no half-time score
Played according to Football Association rules.

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
Kick-off (London Time): 'precisely at three o'clock'.
Attendance: 650; 'There was a large attendance of spectators'

Charles Nepean kicked-off.
[1-0] Robert Walker 20
 'from the toe' following an Alcock dribble through the Scottish team and mis-kick
[1-0] a Charlie Alcock kick struck the post
[1-0] All Baker kicked it through:- goal disallowed (offside)

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]  
Umpires Notes: The English Selection Commitee (all club captains) had 28 players to chose from, of those that failed to make the final XI were HJ Lake, SR Tatham, CC Harvey, HS King, EE Royds and WB Harrop. The Scots struggled to find a starting eleven, up until the morning of the match, John Inglis was refused permission to play, his place went to Primrose. William Baillie-Hamilton did not turn up and his place went to Bailey.
Morton Peto Betts (England) & Alexander Morten (Scotland)
Andy Mitchell's First Elevens, page 27/28.

England Team



No official ranking system established; Colours: not known
Capt: Charles W. Alcock Selector: None; team selection by CW Alcock, AJ Baker, D Allport, RH Birkett, M Jutsum, JP Tatham, JH Giffard, PPV Turner, J Cockerell and MP Betts. RW Willis was unavailable to be a part of the final selector's process, on Monday, 14 November
England Lineup
  Alcock, Charles William 27
352 days
2 December 1842 -

Wanderers FC, Harrow Pilgrims FC & Upton Park FC

  Baker, Alfred Joseph 24
282 days
10 February 1846 - Wanderers FC & No Names FC
  Carter, Thomas Nevile 19
96 days
15 August 1851 B Cambridge University AFC
  Cockerell, John 24
362 days
22 November 1845 B

Brixton Club & Barnes Club

  Crake, William Parry 18
281 days
11 February 1852
in India

Wanderers FC & Harrow Chequers FC

  Hooman, Thomas Charles 19
326 days
28 December 1850 -

Wanderers FC & Old Carthusians AFC

  Lubbock, Edgar 23
270 days
22 February 1847 B

Wanderers FC & Old Etonians AFC & West Kent FC

  Paton, Walter Boldero 17
214 days
19 April 1853 -

Harrow Chequers FC

  Preston, Henry Jacob 19
65 days
15 September 1851 -

Cambridge University AFC

  Vidal, Robert Walpole Sealy 17
77 days
3 September 1853 -

Wanderers FC & Westminsters School AFC

Walker, Robert Sandilands Frowd 20
190 days
13 May 1850 -

Clapham Rovers FC

team notes:

Thomas Nevile Carter, born in Eton College in 1851, will die on 16 November 1879 in South Africa.

formation not known


Averages (Starting XI):


21 years 96 days

"SIR,—Will you allow me a few lines in your paper to notify to Scotch players that a match under the above title will take place in London, on Saturday the 19th inst., according to the rules of the Football Association? It is the object of the committee to select the best elevens at their disposal in the two countries, and I cannot but think that the appearance of some of the more prominent celebrities of football on the northern side of the Tweed would do much to disseminate a healthy feeling of good fellowship among the contestants, and tend to promote to a still greater extent the extension of the game. In Scotland, once essentially the land of football, there should still be a spark left of the old fire, and I confidently appeal to Scotchmen to aid to their utmost the efforts of the committee to confer success on what London fondly hopes to find an annual trial of skill between the champions of England and Scotland. Messrs A. F. Kinnaird, 2 Pall Mall Lane, East, London, ad J. Kirkpatrick, Admiralty, Somerset House, London, will be glad to receive the names of any Scotch player who will take part against England in the match in question.—I am,  &c.,

Hon. Sec. of Football Association,
West Dulwich, Surrey,
1st Nov., 1870.

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;

Colours: not known
Capt: James Kirkpatrick Selector: None; team selection by Arthur Kinnaird and James Kirkpatrick, from London-based teams.
Scotland Lineup
Bailey, William Heap 23
264 days
28 February 1847

Civil Service FC & Upton Park FC, both England

  Congreve, Galfrid Francis 21
126 days
16 July 1849 -

No club

Not an Old Rugbeian. He never attended Rugby School, probably a reference to his playing preference.

  Crawford, Robert Erskine Wade 18
75 days
5 September 1852
in Jersey

Harrow Chequers FC, England

  Hogg, Quintin 25
278 days
14 February 1845 B

Wanderers FC, England

  Kennedy, Gilbert George 26
194 days
9 May 1844
in Bath

Wanderers FC, England

  Kinnaird, Arthur Fitzgerald 23
276 days
16 February 1847
in London

Wanderers FC & Old Etonians AFC, both England

  Kirkpatrick, James 28
242 days
22 March 1841
in Canada

Civil Service FC & Wanderers FC, both England

  Lindsay, William 22
108 days
3 August 1847
in India

Rochester Club, Civil Service FC & Old Wykehamists AFC, all England

  Nepean, Charles Edward Burroughs 19
287 days
5 February 1851
in London

Oxford University AFC & Old Carthusians AFC, both England

  Primrose, Henry William 24
89 days
22 August 1846 -

Civil Service FC, England

  Smith, Robert 22
202 days
1 May 1848 - Queen's Park FC & South Norwood FC, England

formation not known


Averages (Starting XI):


23 years 195 days


Match Report The Sporting Life, Wednesday, 23 November 1870, front page

The success which attended the match which took place last year under this denomination, determined those interested in football to establish it, if possible, as an annual one. The suggestion met with the unanimous approval of all to whom it was made, and the result of various meetings and consultations was that two international matches were arranged for the present season. The first of these came off at Kennington Oval, on Saturday last, in the presence of a very large number of spectators. More, however, might have been present, but that the London Athletic Club also held a meeting at Lillie Bridge on the same date, and drew away many who would otherwise have patronised the Oval. The weather was most favourable for the game, which proved a very excellent one. When the time approached for commencement, it was found that two of the proposed Scotch contingent, Messrs. Inglis and Hamilton, were absent, and there places had therefore to be filed by Messrs. Baillie and Primrose. No change was necessary in the English team, and all those whose names had been announced as contestants mustered at the post. Public opinion had inclined to the chance of the English Eleven ever since the publication of the respective probable players, and that it was not in fault proved by the result, as, though victory was only obtained by one goal, the ball was more frequently to be seen in contiguity to the Scottish than to the English goal posts. With commendable punctuality the ball was set in motion just as three o'clock (the time fixed upon) arrived, and at once began to show its bias for that portion of the ground defended by the Northerners. It was not, however, until after play had lasted for full twenty minutes that Alcock succeeded    in fairly getting the ball past his numerous opponents, and in running it down straight towards the goal defended by Kirkpatrick, that gentleman made a vigorous rush, but in the act of kicking slipped up, and enabled Walker, who was closely backing up Alcock, to send the ball through the posts. Upon changing ends the superior working powers of the South eleven were still manifest, and but for the wonderful goal keeping of Hogg, whom lameness compelled to retire from his post as behind, aided by fortuitous circumstances, further successes must inevitably have been achieved by England. On one occasion a kick by Alcock sent the ball against one of the posts, whence it rebounded on the wrong side; while on another, Baker actually accomplished a second goal, which was not allowed on account of his being "off side" at the the time of his making the kick. Frequently a good rush by the Scotch would take the ball down towards the English goals, but Lubbock, as behind, always proved equal to the occasion, and better play of his side in the bully would soon restore the ball to neutral ground. Play ceased at last at half-past four, the South being victorious by one goal to nothing. To pick out any as pre-eminent of the twenty-two engaged in this capital match, in which all exhibited science of no mean order, as well as unflagging energy, may seem a work of supererogation, but the names of Smith, Alcock, Hogg, Lubbock, Carter, Kinnaird, Vidal, Nepean, and Walker may be particularised without putting any of the others in the shade. The duties of umpires, undertaken by Messrs. A. Morten and M. P. Betts, were ably discharged. The return match, also to take place at the Oval, is fixed for February 25 next.


Source Notes

Andy Mitchell's First Elevens: The birth of international football
original newspaper report
Douglas Lamming's A Century of English International Football 1872-1972 & 1872-1988
Douglas Lamming's A Scottish Internationalists' Who's Who 1872-1986


Mark Shaoul & Tony Williamson's Forever England: A History of the National Side
Original newspaper reports