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Saturday, 4 April 1891
Home International Championship 1890-91 (8th) Match

England 2 Scotland 1 [2-0]


Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records

Ewood Park, Bolton Road, Ewood, Blackburn, Lancashire
Attendance: 10,000; Kick-off 3.35pm GMT

England - John Goodall ('very obviously offside...registered the goal after a capital pass from Chadwick' 22), Edgar Chadwick ('Goodall centred from the right and Chadwick sent in a low shot, Wilson reaching the ball, but letting it through' 35)
Scotland - Frank Watt ('Moon for once erred and left an easy opening' 78)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - William James Morrow
39 (16 November 1851), (Irish FA President)

Umpires - Sam Weller Widdowson, 39 (16 April 1851), Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham Forest FCThomas R. Park, 28/29 (1862), Scotland.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "...his team being clad in white shirts and black knickers..."
Capt: Billy Moon, only captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following trial games, on Tuesday, 24 March 1891.
12th match, W 10 - D 1 - L 1 - F 52 - A 12.
England Lineup
  Moon, William R. 22 27 June 1868 G Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 7 8 GA
  Howarth, Robert H. 25 20 June 1865 RB Preston North End FC 4 0
  Holmes, Robert 23 23 June 1867 LB Preston North End FC 2 0
  Smith, Albert 21 23 July 1869 RH Nottingham Forest FC 2 0
  Holt, John 25 10 April 1865 CH Everton FC 3 0
  Shelton, Alfred 24 11 September 1865 LH Notts County FC 5 0
  Bassett, William I. 22 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 7 3
Goodall, John 27 19 June 1863 IR Derby County FC 6 4
  Geary, Fred 23 23 January 1868 CF Everton FC 2 2-5?
Chadwick, Edgar W. 21 14 June 1869 IL Everton FC 2 2
  Milward, Arthur 20 12 December 1870 OL Everton FC 2 1

reserves:

William Rose (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, goal), Joe Marsden (Darwen FC) and Alf Underwood (Stoke FC, fullbacks), Jem Bayliss (West Bromwich Albion FC), Charlie Perry (West Bromwich Albion FC) and Jimmy Forrest (Blackburn Rovers FC, half-backs), Joe Lofthouse (Blackburn Rovers FC) and William Smith (Nottingham Forest FC, right wing), John Devey (Birmingham St. George's FC, centre), Harry Wood (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC) and Bill Townley (Blackburn Rovers FC, left).
   
2-3-5 Moon -
Howarth, Holmes -
Smith, Holt, Shelton -
Bassett, Goodall, Geary, Chadwick, Milward.

Averages:

Age 23.0 Appearances/Goals 3.8 0.9-1.2

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...whilst the Scots wore dark blue jerseys and white pants."
Capt: Wally Arnott Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, chosen, following a trial match.
Scotland Lineup
  Wilson, James 24/25 1866 G Vale of Leven FC 4 6 GA
  Arnott, Walter 29 12 May 1861 RB Queen's Park FC 12 0
  Smellie, Robert 25 15 October 1865 LB Queen's Park FC 4 0
  Begbie, Isaac 22 4 June 1868 RH Heart of Midlothian FC 2 0
  McPherson, John 23/24 1867 CH Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
  Hill, John nk not known LH Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
Watt, Francis 25 16 February 1866 OR Kilbirnie FC 4 3
  Rankin, Gilbert 21 20 March 1870 IR Vale of Leven FC 2 2
  Sellar, William 24 21 September 1866 CF Queen's Park FC 6 0
  Berry, William H. 22 20 August 1867 IL Queen's Park FC 4 0
  Baird, David 18/19 1872 OL Heart of Midlothian FC 2 0

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Wilson -
Arnott, Smellie -
Begbie, McPherson, Hill -
Watt, Rankin, Sellars, Berry, Baird.
notes: "on change of ends Berry went to his original position at the inside right and Rankin inside left."

Averages:

Age 23.2-23.5 Appearances/Goals 3.8 0.4

 

    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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