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11 Monday, 15 March 1880
Association friendly match

Wales 2 England 3 [0-0]

Match Summary
Wales Party
England Party
Team Records

 
 
England Party to face Wales  March 1880
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Capt
Bambridge, E. Charles 30 July 1858 21 F

Swifts FC

2 4 0

Charlie Bambridge withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Brindle, William 24 May 1853 27 LB

Darwen FC

1 0 0

Clerke, Charles J.

8 September 1857 22 OR

Old Etonians AFC

0 0 0

Charles Clerke withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Cursham, Henry A. 27 November 1859 20 F

Notts County FC

0 0 0
Hargreaves, Frederick W. 16 August 1858 21 HB

Blackburn Rovers FC

0 0 0
Hunter, John 13 August 1851 28 HB Heeley FC, Providence FC, Wednesday Club & Sheffield Albion FC 2 0 0
Johnson, Edward early 1860 20 F

St. Peters College FC & Stoke FC

0 0 0

Learoyd, Charles D.

23 October 1859

20 OR

Royal Engineers FC

0 0 0

Charles Learoyd withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Luntley, Edwin 28 April 1857 22 RB

Nottingham Forest FC

1 0 0
Marshall, Thomas 12 September 1858 21 F

Darwen FC

0 0 0
Mitchell, Clement 20 February 1862 18 CF

Upton Park FC

0 0 0
Mosforth, William 2 January 1858 22 OL

Sheffield Albion FC

5 1 0
Prinsep, James F.M. 27 July 1861 18 HB

Clapham Rovers FC

1 0 0

James Prinsep withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Sands, John summer 1854 25 GK

Nottingham Forest FC

0 0ᵍᵃ 0
Sparks, Francis J. 4 July 1855 24 CF

Hertfordshire Rangers FC & Clapham Rovers FC

2 1 0
Wilson, Claud W. 9 September 1858 21 RB Oxford University AFC & Old Brightonians FC 1 0 0

Claud Wilson withdrew from the line-up due to injury.

Diary

Monday, 23 February 1880 - A match promoted by William Dix, under the auspices of the Football Association, was played between two sides dubbed 'Red' and 'Blues', the object of the contest being to enable a proper judgment to be formed in view of the selection of English players for the approaching great match between England and Scotland. It was expected that aspirants to the honour of being chosen would appear from Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby, Stoke and other football centres, but none from the two latters towns were present. It was not without difficulty that sides of 11 each could be selected, and then they proved unevenly matched. The Reds were so much the stronger team and it was decided that Cursham and Hunter should join the Blues. The sides did appear evenly matched after this, but the Reds still ran out victorious by eight goals to two.

Thursday, 26 February 1880 - This afternoon the second of the matches which have been arranged in order to select a team to play against Scotland and Wales in March next, came off on the Castle Cricket Ground in Nottingham. The game throughout was very tame, but some brilliant play was shown by one or two of the players, between 'Reds' and the 'Nondescripts', which left the result in favour by four goals to three.

Saturday, 6 March 1880 - The match between the pick of the Northern and the pick of the Southern counties arranged to be played at The Oval, Kennington, today, for the purpose of selecting an international team, resulted in a scoreless draw.  At the meeting for the election of the team held afterwards, however, there seems to have been some favourtism shown to the Londoners, as only four of the Northern players were chosen.

England Form: last six games
L L L W W L  f 12:a 10    success: 33%
5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0 [3-0]
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick
(12-16,000)
MacKinnon, McNiel, Highet Fr AL
6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(2-3,000)
Lyttleton
Ferguson (2), Richmond
HL
7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2 [4-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (12-20,000)
McDougall (3), McGregor, McNiel (2), MacKinnon
Wylie, A.Cursham
AL
8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1 [2-0]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(100)
Whitfeld, Sorby
Davies
HW
9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4 [1-4]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(3-5,000)
Mosforth, C.Bambridge (2), Goodyer, Parlane OG
MacKinnon (2), McDougall, Smith
HW
10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4 [3-2]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (9-20,000)
Kerr (3), Baird,  Kay
Mosforth, C.Bambridge (2), Sparks
AL

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