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10 Squad vs. Scotland

Saturday, 5 April 1879
International Friendly Match

England 5 Scotland 4 [1-4]

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad
Team Records

 
 
England Squad to face Scotland  March, then April 1879
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Capt
Bailey, Norman C. 23 July 1857 21 HB

Old Westminsters AFC & Clapham Rovers FC

2 1 0
Bambridge, E. Charles 30 July 1858 20 F

Swifts FC

0 0 0
Birkett, Reginald H. 28 March 1849 30 G

Clapham Rovers FC

0 0 GA 0
Bury, Lindsay 9 July 1857 21 FB Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians AFC 2 0 0

Childs, George

1856-58

20-23 -

Oxford University AFC

0 0 0

George Childs withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Christian, Edward 14 September 1858 20 B

Old Etonians AFC & Cambridge University AFC

0 0 0
Cursham, Henry A. 27 November 1859 19 F

Notts County FC

0 0 0
Ellis, E.D. - - B

Grey Friars FC

0 0 0
Goodyer, Arthur C. late 1854 24 F

Nottingham Forest FC

0 0 0
Hammond, E.R. - - G

Nottingham Forest FC

0 0 GA 0

Hedley, Robert S.

-

- -

Royal Engineers FC

0 0 0

Robert Hedley withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Hills, Arnold F. 12 March 1857 22 F

Old Harrovians AFC

0 0 0
Morse, Harold early 1860 19 B

Notts County FC

0 0 0
Mosforth, William 2 January 1858 21 OL

Sheffield Albion FC

3 0 0
Page, William R. - - F

Oxford University AFC

0 0 0
Prinsep, James F.M. 27 July 1861 17 HB

Clapham Rovers FC

0 0 0
Sedgwick, H.B. - - F

Old Etonians AFC

0 0 0
Sparks, Francis J. 4 July 1855 23 CF

Hertfordshire Rangers FC & Clapham Rovers FC

0 0 0
Wace, Henry 21 September 1853 25 CF

Wanderers FC & Clapham Rovers FC

2 0 0

Diary

Wednesday, 12 February 1879 - The first of three trial matches arranged by the Football Association Committee, with the view of selecting a team to meet Scotland on March 1, was played at The Oval between The Probables, in white, and The Rest, in stripes.

Wednesday, 19 February 1879 - This afternoon the second of three trial matches was played at The Oval, in fine weather. Whites andStripes were the names given to the respective sides, on both of which where to be found players of distinction. The game, which lasted an hour and a half, produced some fast play, and in the end terminated in favour of the Stripes by three goals (Gavett, R.A. Bastard, Wild) to none.

Wednesday, 26 February 1879 - The last of the three trial games arranged by the FA Committee was played again at The Oval, under a light covering of snow. Despite the unfavourable state of the ground the contest, which was again between teams known respitively as Whites and Stripes, proved highly interesting. The Stripes played one short of their opponents, but were in the end successful by seven goals to four. The winners' goals were obtained by A.L. Bambridge (2), Hedley (3), and S.R. Bastard (2), while those for the Whites were kicked by Woodcok (2), Widdowson and Bury. The team that would face Scotland was named afterwards. Shortly afterwards, the match was postponed until 5 April, due to the adverse weather conditions.
England Form: last six games
L D L L L W  f  8:a 18    success: 25%
3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1 [1-1]
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow (4,000)
Anderson, MacKinnon
Kingsford
Fr AL
4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2 [1-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London (2,000)
Wollaston, Alcock
McNiel, Andrews
HD
5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0 [3-0]
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow (12,000)
MacKinnon, McNiel, Highet AL
6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
(2,000 to 3,000)
Lyttleton
Ferguson (2), Richmond
HL
7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2 [4-0]
Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow (10,000)
McDougall (3), McGregor (2), McNiel (2), MacKinnon
Wylie, A.Cursham
AL
8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1 [2-0]
Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
(85 to 300)
Whitfield, Sorby
Davies
HW

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