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38 vs. Wales
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41 vs. Wales
41 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 5 April 1890
Home International Championship 1889-90 (7th) Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow
Attendance: 26,379 (new World Record Attendance), receipts £1400;
Kick-off 'shortly before 4 o'clock' pm GMT

England - Harry Wood ('made a really magnificent run, passing three men, and shooting a splendid goal' 17)
Scotland - John McPherson ('from the corner Robertson returned beautifully into goal, and MacPherson equalised with another overhead kick' 37)
Results 1872-90

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Scotland

Type

England

Umpires -
Richard Philip Gregson
37 (early 1853), England (Lancashire FA secretary)
&
Charles Campbell
(Scottish FA President)

Referee -
John Reid
Ireland (Irish FA)

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
The mass numbers were not confined to the stands, nor did they remain behind the ropes. They 'squatted round the the touchline, interfering greatly with the game'.

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...in their dark blue jerseys and white knickers."
Capt: James McLaren Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, chosen, following a trial match.
Scotland Lineup
  Wilson, James 23/24 1866 G Vale of Leven FC 3 4 GA
  Arnott, Walter 28 12 May 1861 RB Queen's Park FC 11 0
  McKeown, Thomas M. 20/21 1869 LB Glasgow Celtic FC 2 0
  Robertson, Thomas 25 28 December 1864 RH Queen's Park FC 2 0
  Kelly, James 24 15 October 1865 CH Glasgow Celtic FC 3 0
  McLaren, James 29/30 1860 LH Glasgow Celtic FC 3 0
  Groves, William 20 8 November 1869 OR Glasgow Celtic FC 3 0
  Berry, William H. 22 20 August 1867 IR Queen's Park FC 3 0
  Johnstone, William 25 4 November 1864 CF Third Lanark FC 3 0
McPherson, John 21 19 June 1868 IL Cowlairs FC 4 2
  McCall, James 25 2 March 1865 OL Renton FC 5 0

reserves:

reserves
   
2-3-5 Wilson -
Arnott, McKeown -
Robertson, Kelly, McLaren -
Groves, Berry, Johnstone, McPherson, McCall.

Averages:

Age 23.8 Appearances/Goals 3.8 0.2

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Arthur Walters, only captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following trial games, on Saturday, 29 March 1890.
9th match, W 7 - D 1 - L 1 - F 40 - A 9.
Almost certain it was Arthur Walters on this occasion, instead of his brother, Percy - but there is doubt.  The London Times, The Sportsman, Sporting Chronicle, Alcock's Annual 1890, Athletic News Annual 1891-92, Preston Herald and Glasgow Herald decline to mention any England captain. In The Field, Arthur Walters is listed as captain in the line-up, the Athletic News reads as 'PM and AM Walters (Capt)'.  But Arthur Walters is usually second in the line-up, and this publication could have got the brothers mixed-up. Besides, The Field notes that it was Percy who gave the post-match dinner speech, not Arthur.
England Lineup
  Moon, William R. 21 27 June 1868 G Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 6 7 GA
  Walters, Percy M. 26 30 September 1863 RB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 13 0
  Walters, Arthur M. 25 26 January 1865 LB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 9 0
  Haworth, George 25 17 October 1864 RH

Accrington FC

5 1
  Allen, Harry 24 19 January 1866 CH

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 0
  Shelton, Alfred 24 11 September 1865 LH Notts County FC 2 0
  Bassett, William I. 21 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 5 2
  Currey, Edmund Samuel 21 28 June 1868 IR Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 2 1
  Lindley, Tinsley 23 27 October 1865 CF

Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC

12 11
Wood, Harry 21 26 June 1868 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 1
  Daft, Harry B. 24 5 April 1866 OL Notts County FC & Corinthians FC 3 0

reserves:

Bob Roberts (West Bromwich Albion FC, goal), Teddy Brayshaw (Wednesday FC) and John Oliver (Sunderland AFC, fullbacks), Henry Hammond (Oxford University AFC) James Forrest (Blackburn Rovers FC) and Charlie Perry (West Bromwich Albion FC, halfbacks), Joe Lofthouse (Blackburn Rovers FC) and George Cotterill (Cambridge University AFC, right wing), John Southworth (Blackburn Rovers FC, centre), Nat Walton (Blackburn Rovers FC), Bill Townley (Blackburn Rovers FC, left wing).

team notes:

Fred Geary (Everton FC) was seriously injured during the trial match on 22 March. He was playing for the Whites, and after taking a corner, he was legally barged, and after falling, cracked his head on a wooden seat.
Percy and Arthur Walters were brothers.
   
2-3-5 Moon -
P. Walters, A. Walters -
Haworth, Allen, Shelton -
Bassett, Currey, Lindley, Wood, Daft

Averages:

Age 23.2 Appearances/Goals 5.7 1.4

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
ScottishSportHistory: Andy Mitchell
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