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46 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 5 March 1892
Home International Championship 1891-92 (9th) Match
One of two games played on the same day.

Wales 0 England 2 [0-1]

Match Summary
Wales Party

England Party

Team Records

The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Attendance: 4,500;
Receipts: £124; Kick-off: 3.32pm

England - Arthur Henfrey ('Cotterill centred, Henfrey shooting through' 15), Rupert Sandilands ('shot the second goal' 87)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - James H. Robertson
Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - Nicholas Lane Jackson, 42 (1 November 1849), West Hackney, London (Corinthians FC & FA Hon. Secretary) and T.E. Thomas (Chirk).

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
The 1891 International Football Association Board:
The penalty kick introduced
Some Laws rewritten
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Black and red halved shirts, white shorts, black socks
Capt: Bill Owen Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following the match against Ireland on 27 February 1892.
Wales Lineup
  Mills-Roberts, Dr Robert H. 29 5 August 1862 G Llanberis FC 8 33 GA
  Evans, Walter G. 24 summer 1867 RB Builth FC & Aston Villa FC, England 3 0
  Powell, Seth 29 summer 1862 LB Summerhill FC & West Bromwich Albion FC, England 6 0
  Davies, Joseph E. 27 12 July 1864 RH Druids FC & Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 6 0
  Jenkyns, Caesar A.L. 25 24 August 1866 CH Builth FC & Small Heath FC, England 2 0
  Owen, John 25/26 1866 LH Chirk AAA FC & Newton Heath LYMR, England 1 0
  Turner, Joseph H. 19/20 1872 OR Wrexham AFC 1 0
  Owen, William 29/30 1862 IR Chirk AAA FC 13 4
  Lewis, William 27/28 1864 CF Bangor FC & Chester FC, England 14 2
  Lewis, Benjamin 22/23 1869 IL Wrexham AFC 3 1
  Davies, Robert 22/23 1869 OL Wrexham AFC 2 0


reserves not known

team notes:

Joe Turner replaced Ardwick FC's John Davies and Bob Davies replaced Rhayader FC's John Bowdler.
Bob and Joe Davies, also Billy and John Owen, were brothers.
There is a suggestion that Joe Turner's brother, Bill, also played in this match.
The oldest team to face England thus far.
They also equal their record set a year ago of having won five matches in a row.
2-3-5 Mills-Roberts -
Evans, Powell -

J.Davies, Jenkyns, J.Owen -
Turner, W.Owen, W.Lewis, B.Lewis, R.Davies


Age 25.3-25.8 Appearances/Goals 5.4 0.7


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: White shirt and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Arthur Dunn, first captaincy Selectors:
In charge: N. Lane Jackson
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee (Messrs. Jackson, Clegg, Gregson, Hughes, Widdowson, Crump, Bentley and Gunning), on Monday, 29 February 1892 at the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham, following a trial match.
14th match, W 12 - D 1 - L 1 - F 56 - A 12.
England Lineup
  Toone, George 23 10 June 1868 G Notts County FC 1 0 GA
  Dunn, Arthur T.B. 31 12 August 1860 RB Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 3 2
  Lilley, E. Henry 23 summer 1868 LB Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Hossack, Anthony H. 24 2 May 1867 RH Corinthians FC 1 0
  Winckworth, W. Norman 22 9 February 1870 CH Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Kinsey, George 25 20 June 1866 LH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
  Gosling, R. Cunliffe 23 15 June 1868 OR Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Cotterill, George H. 23 4 April 1868 IR Old Brightonians AFC & Corinthians FC 2 1
Henfrey, Arthur G. 24 19 December 1867 CF Corinthians FC 2 2
  Schofield, Joseph A. 21 1 January 1871 IL Stoke FC 1 0
Sandilands, Rupert R. 23 7 August 1868 OL Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 1 1


Fred Spiksley (Wednesday)

team notes:

Bob Holmes (Preston North End FC) withdrew from the initial line-up, replaced by Arthur Dunn, whose third appearance comes eight years and 39 days after his second, a new record.
The least experienced team England have fielded since their second match.
2-3-5 Toone -
Dunn, Lilley -
Hossack, Winckworth, Kinsey -
Gosling, Cotterill, Henfrey, Schofield, Sandilands


Age 23.8 Appearances/Goals 1.4 0.4


    Match Report

At Wrexham, there was a numerous company to witness the match between these elevens...

At length Cotterill, who had previously run the ball close up to the posts, once more got in possession of it and registered the first goal for the visitors...

...Henfrey then passed the ball to Gosling, who kicked it against one of the posts ; but Sandilands immediately afterwards sent it under the crossbar... - The Times - Monday 7th March, 1892

    Football Association Challenge Cup


Semi-Final Replay played on 5 March 1892:

  Higgins (Bassett)
  15,930 (Molineux, Wolverhampton)

West Brom were without Seth Powell, who was playing for Wales against England at Wrexham.

The tie was finally settled in a snowstorm, four days later, at Derby, with West Brom recording a comfortable 6-2 victory and they went on to win the trophy for the second time, making them exempt from having to seek re-election to the Football League after a poor season in that competition.

    Football League


Football League Table
5 March 1892
Team P Pts
Preston North End 21 33
Bolton Wanderers 22 30
Sunderland 18 28
Aston Villa 21 24
Notts County 22 24
Everton 21 22
Burnley 21 21
Blackburn Rovers 22 21
Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 21
Accrington 19 14
Derby County 20 14
West Bromwich Albion 19 10
Stoke 21 11
Darwen 21 10


League matches played on 5 March 1892:

Bowman, Irvine, nk (Scott 2, J.Hannah, McLellan o.g., Millar)
2,000 (
Thorneyholme Road, Accrington)

 Dewar, Townley 2, Lofthouse (Campbell 3)
 6,000 (Ewood Park, Blackburn)

Villa were without Athersmith, Jack Devey and Hodgetts, who were playing for England in Belfast, whilst Walter Evans was playing for Wales against England at Wrexham.

Nicol (Cassidy, Bentley)
  5,000 (Turf Moor, Burnley)

  7,000 (Anfield, Liverpool)

Everton were without Johnny Holt, who was playing for England in Belfast.
Stoke were without Joe Schofield, who was playing for England at Wrexham and Clare, Rowley and Underwood, who were in Belfast.

J.Ross, Beckton, nk
  5,000 (Deepdale, Preston)

Derby were without Jack Cox, who was playing for England in Belfast.

Although Preston recorded their twelfth successive victory and obviously had their sights on regaining the League Championship for the third time in four years, Sunderland won their ninth in a row and they would end Preston's run in the following week, before going on to win their first title at only the second attempt.


England gained revenge for the previous year's Calcutta Cup defeat to beat Scotland 5-0 at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh and win the rugby union 'Triple Crown' without conceding a single point in the championship, a feat that has never been equalled.

It was on 5 March 1892 that the inquest into the Cleckheaton Chimney Disaster of the previous week was resumed. A 150-foot Yorkshire flannel manufacturer's mill chimney which had been visibly deteriorating was undergoing repairs when it collapsed onto the workplace, killing 15 people. The verdict, three weeks later, was that it was an accident, but the owners should not have let the chimney get into such a terrible state.

Source Notes

Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Flying Over an Olive Grove - Clive Nicholson, p79