spectators were present at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday, when
the international contest was played under Association rules. Hitherto
the Scotch have been most fortunate in these engagements, having
registered ten victories against two by their opponents. On this
occasion, however, England placed a strong eleven in the field, which
gained a complete mastery over their rivals...
A further corner kick fell to England; this was well placed by
Howarth, and Allen headed the ball between the posts. This was almost
immediately supplemented with a second goal, kicked by Dewhurst after
a corner, while the same player soon headed a third. Scotland played
up very smartly, but before half-time a fourth goal was gained by
their rivals after a foul...
A combined run was effected by Dewhurst and Goodall, which ended in
the former kicking a fifth goal...
It was generally admitted that the English eleven was one of the best
at all points that has visited Scotland.
- The Times -
The great fault,
one cannot help designating it defect, in all previous international
elevens, was lack of combination and want of staying power among the
forwards, but this could not be laid to their charge on Saturday, for
their dribbling, passing and general play were splendid, and much
admired by all who saw the contest, and we can scarcely single out
- North British Daily Mail
- Monday 19th
The Scottish forwards could not match their English counterparts for
speed and fitness...
- Daily Mail
- Monday 19th
IN OTHER NEWS...
It was on 16 March 1888 that the first
German Emperor, Wilhelm the Great, was buried in Berlin. He had died,
seven days earlier, at the age of 90.