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4 vs. Scotland

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 1 vs. Scotland



Unofficial Results

Saturday, 24 February 1872,
International friendly

England 1 Scotland 0
there is no half-time score

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
Attendance:'a reasonable crowd, bigger than previous clashes, but less than a thousand';
Kick-off: 3.25pm London Time

England - Charles Clegg (circa 20)

England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Played according to Football Association rules.

Only one Umpire known! - Alexander Morten
 
-
Andy Mitchell's First Elevens, page 43.

Notes: England had a squad of twenty names in which to pick a starting eleven. Of those the selectors did not pick were Betts, Crake, Holden, Paton, Chappell, Kenrick, Morten, Ruggles-Brise and Benson. Moretn and Chappell had already appeared for Scotland, so they were not considered. Scotland had to do deal with injury concerns of seven of their first-choice men, and three others did not turn up in time for kick-off. Stewart, Thompson and Ravenshaw were the emergency replacements.

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;

Colours: not known
Capt: Charles W. Alcock Coach: None; team selection by Charles W. Alcock, 29, and other Club Captains.
England Lineup
  Alcock, Charles William 29 2 December 1842 F Wanderers FC, Harrow Pilgrims FC & Upton Park FC - -
  Clegg, John Charles 21 15 June 1850 F

Wednesday FC

- -
  Weston, Percy 19 27 March 1852 F

Barnes Club

- -
  Vidal, Robert Walpole Sealy 18 3 September 1853 F

Wanderers FC & Old Westminsters FC

- -
  Thompson, Albert Childers 23 13 July 1848 HB

Wanderers FC

- -
  Lubbock, Edgar 25 22 February 1847 B

West Kent FC & No Names FC

- -
  Stephenson, Charles William 18 27 February 1853 G

Westminster School FC & Wanderers FC

- -
  Bonsor, Alexander George 20 7 October 1851 F

Wanderers FC

- -
  Hooman, Thomas Charles 20 28 December 1850 F

Wanderers FC & Old Carthusians FC

- -
  Wollaston, Charles Henry Reynolds 22 31 July 1849 F

Oxford University FC

- -
  Chenery, Charles John 22 1 January 1850 F

Crystal Palace FC

- -
   

1-1-8

 

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 21.5 Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;

Colours: not known
Capt: Montague Muir Mackenzie Coach: None; team selection by James Kirkpatrick, Quintin Hogg, Robert E.W. Crawford, William Lindsay and Gilbert G. Kennedy
Scotland Lineup
  Muir Mackenzie, Montague Johnstone 23 29 September 1847 G/F

Wanderers FC & Old Carthusians FC, both England

- -
  Ferguson, Harold Stewart 21 10 February 1851
Born in London
F

Royal Artillery FC, England

- -
  Crawford, Robert Erskine Wade 19 5 September 1852
Born in Jersey
F

Harrow Chequers FC, England

- -
  Mitchell, Hugh 22 3 December 1849 F

Royal Engineers FC, England

- -
  Lindsay, William 24 3 August 1847
Born in India
HB

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

- -
  Nepean, Charles Edward Burroughs 21 5 February 1851
Born in London
G/F

Oxford University FC & Old Carthusians FC, both England

- -
  Crawford, Fitzgerald Hamilton 17 5 May 1854 F

Harrow Chequers FC, England

- -
  Ravenshaw, Edward Vincent 17 30 July 1854
Born in Surrey
F

Charterhouse FC, England

- -
  Stewart, Henry Holmes 24 8 November 1847 F

Wanderers FC & Cambridge University FC, both England

- -
  Elliott, Edward Hay McKenzie 19 30 November 1852
Born in India
B

Harrow Chequers FC & Wanderers FC, both England

- -
  Thompson, Charles Maude 22 5 December 1849
Born in Yorkshire
F

Wanderers FC & Cambridge University FC, both England

- -
   

1-1-8

 

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 20.8 Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Mitchell, Andy, First Elevens: The Birth of International Football (Andy Mitchell Media, Scotland 2012)
Warsop, Keith, The Early F.A Cup Finals and the Southern Amateurs
(Tony Brown).
Shaoul, Mark & Tony Williamson, Forever England: A History of the National Side, pp. 11-12 (Tempus Publishing Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire 2000).
Lamming, Douglas, An English Football Internationlists: Who's Who 1872 - 1988
(Hutton Press Limited, Beverly, North Humberside, U.K., 1990)
LondonHearts.com/Scotland [taken from excerpt of original newspaper clipping]
CricInfo.com
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