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Saturday, 5 March 1892
British International Championship 1891-92 (9th) Match
One of two games played on the same day.
Wales 0 England 2 [0-1]

The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Kick-off (GMT): 3.32pm 'not delayed by more than a minute or two'; 'two minutes after the advertised time'.
Attendance: '6,000 were present'; 'gate numbered 6,000'; 'record gate at this enclosure';

Receipts: £124.

Football League Record
England's sixth visit to The Racecourse, to Wrexham, to Denbighshire and to Wales
Billy Lewis kicked-off Arthur Dunn won the toss
tenth competitive first half goal vs. Wales> [0-1] Arthur Henfrey 15
'Cotterill centred, Henfrey shooting through'
twentieth competitive second half goal vs. Wales> [0-2] Rupert Sandilands 87
'from a Cotterill cross, shot the second goal'
          Henfrey scored England's 150th goal at 3.47pm   

Match Summary

Officials         Wal es Team Records England
James H. Robertson
Dundee, Scotland Football Association
Nicholas Lane Jackson
42 (1 November 1849)
West Hackney (Corinthians FC & FA Hon. Secretary)
T.E. Thomas
Welsh Football Association

Wales Team

Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours Black and red halved shirts, white shorts, black socks
Captain Bill Owen Selection The Welsh Selection Committee
P 1 of 2, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 - A 2. team chosen following their Ireland match on 27 February 1892.
Wales Lineup
  Mills Roberts, Dr. Robert Herbert 29
213 days
5 August 1862 G Llanberis FC 8 33ᵍᵃ
final app 1885-92
  Evans, Walter Gwynne 24 summer 1867 RB Aston Villa FC, England 3 0
final app 1890-92
  Powell, Seth 29
238 days
11 July 1862 LB West Bromwich Albion FC, England 6 0
  Davies, Joseph 27
31 days
3 February 1865 RHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 6 0
  Jenkyns, Caesar Augustus Llewellyn 25
194 days
24 August 1866 CHB Small Heath FC, England 2 0
138   Owen, John 26
336 days
4 April 1865 LHB Newton Heath LYMR, England 1 0
only app 1892
139   Turner, Joseph Hudson 19
134 days
23 October 1872 OR Wrexham AFC 1 0
  Owen, William 30
208 days
10 August 1861 IR Chirk AAA FC 13 4
  Lewis, William 27/28 1864 CF Crewe Alexandra FC, England 14 2
  Lewis, Benjamin 28
5 days
1 March 1864 IL Chester FC, England 3 1
  Davies, Robert 24
62 days
3 January 1868 OL Wrexham AFC 2 0
final app 1892
reserves: not known
team changes: Joe Turner replaced Joe Davies (Ardwick FC, England) and Bob Davies replaced 's John Bowdler (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England).
team notes: Dr. Robert Mills Roberts was appointed quarry surgeon at Dinorwic Hospital, north Wales in November 1890, and Mills Roberts relocated himself to Llanberis, where he established a new local club, for which he occasionally played for. But had not done so for a while prior to his selection in this match.
Bob and Joe Davies, also Billy and Jack Owen, are brothers. Joe Turner's brother, Dick, played in the previous fixture between the two teams.
Ben Lewis and Joby Wilding are brothers-in-law.
2-3-5 Mills Roberts -
Evans, Powell -

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


Age 26 years 215-260 days Appearances/Goals 5.4 0.7
oldest opposing XI so far


England Team

Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours White shirt and navy blue knickerbockers
Captain Arthur Dunn Selection following the trial game, The seven-man FA International Selection Committee
  In charge: N. Lane Jackson
(Messrs. Jackson, Clegg, Gregson, Hughes, Widdowson, Crump, Bentley and Gunning)
  P 1 of 2, W 1 - D 0 - L 0 - F 2 - A 0. P 14 of 195, W 12 - D 1 - L 1 - F 56 - A 13.
  teams chosen at the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham on Monday, 29 February 1892
England Lineup
  eleven changes to match 43 league position (29th February) ave lge pos: 9th³
190   Toone, George 23
269 days
10 June 1868 G Notts County FC (FL 5th) 1 0ᵍᵃ
the thirteenth County player to represent England
  Dunn, Arthur T.B. 31
206 days
12 August 1860 RB Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 3 2
oldest player to represent England competitively - until his next appearance his third appearance comes a record 8 years 39 days after his second
191   Lilley, E. Henry 23
237 days
12 July 1868 LB Sheffield United FC 1 0
the second United player to represent England only app 1892
192   Hossack, Anthony H. 24
308 days
2 May 1867 RHB Corinthians FC 1 0
193   Winckworth, W. Norman 22
25 days
9 February 1870 CHB Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 1  0
194   Kinsey, George 25
259 days
20 June 1866 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 8th) 1  0
the ninth Wanderer to represent England
195   Gosling, R. Cunliffe 23
264 days
15 June 1868 OR Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 1  0
  Cotterill, George H. 23
336 days
4 April 1868 IR Old Brightonians AFC & Corinthians FC 2 1
Henfrey, Arthur G. 24
77 days
19 December 1867 CF Corinthians FC 2  2
196   Schofield, Joseph A. 21
64 days
1 January 1871 IL Stoke FC (FL 13th) 1  0
the seventh Stoke player to represent England
197   Sandilands, Rupert R. 23
211 days
7 August 1868 OL Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 1  1
reserves: Fred Spiksley (Wednesday FC)
team changes: Bob Holmes (Preston North End FC) withdrew from the initial line-up because he was required by his club, he was replaced by Arthur Dunn.
appearance notes: Arthur Dunn is 52nd player to make three England appearances. 102 players have now played for England more than once.
Harry Daft is also the seventh player to make five appearances under the ISC.
records: England have now won five matches in a row for only the second time.
The team dressed at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel prior to the match.
2-3-5 Toone -
Dunn, Lilley -
Hossack, Winckworth, Kinsey -
Gosling, Cotterill, Henfrey, Schofield, Sandilands


Age 24 years 138 days Appearances/Goals  1.4 0.4 
least experienced XI since 1873
       Match Report Sheffield Independent, Monday, 7 March 1892

This international association match took place at Wrexham on Saturday, in the presence of a great number of spectators. The weather was fine, and the ground in fair condition. Wales set the leather rolling, but Cotterill seized and brought it towards the goal, Powell saving in fine style, and giving the first of a series of proofs that Wales was stronger in the back division. Another try to lower England's colours was made, but Toone was too quick, and presently hands was given to Wales, when Cotterill seized the ball and put it across, and from this shot it was put through, and the first goal was scored for England. After the kick-off the ball was taken towards the English goal, but was soon got away. W. Owen and W. Lewis took a smart run down, but then failed to act together, and lost a good opportunity of scoring. Lewis made another effort to lower the enemy's flag, but a foul was the only result, and from this there came nothing. Schofield showed his nimbleness about this time, and tried to pass Powell, who resented the proposal, and checking the swift Stoke man, sent away the ball into safe quarters. From this time play was very general in character. The Welsh goal was visited, but Mills-Roberts proved very efficient, and when the compliment was returned Toone, when his services were required, proved true. Half-time was then called, leaving England with the only goal scored.
Resuming play W. Lewis made a fine run, and after it was replied Jenkins showed some capital play. Schofield, who received the ball from the backs, made a beautiful run down, but failed to gain anything. B. Lewis tried one of his runs, but he was not any more successful than Schofield, who tried again with the like result. The Welsh team made several lively attacks upon their opponents' citadel, which was in danger more than once. The play was lively for a short time, but presently it fell into its old styles, there was much running from end to end of the field, but neither side showed anything worth noting. Henfrey made a very fine shot, which did not score, and W. Lewis was fouled by Dunn in a dangerous attempt. Presently Henfrey shot in and scored.

       Match Report The Times, Monday, 7 March 1892
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...
       In Other News....
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.
Domestic Football Results (5 March 1892)                                          Teams in a silver box denotes a player representing England
Football Association Challenge Cup Semi-final replay: 
Nottingham Forest 1 West Bromwich Albion 1
   Molineux Ground, Wolverhampton (15,930)
~ Bassett
Forest had Albert Smith and Tinsley Lindley in their line-up.
West Brom were without Seth Powell, but did include Joe Reader, Jack Reynolds, Charlie Perry, Billy Bassett, their goalscorer, and Jem Bayliss (making his final Albion appearance).
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.
The Football League:       
Accrington 3 Sunderland 5
   Thorneyholme Road, Accrington (2,000)
Bowman, Irvine, nk
Scott (2), J.Hannah, McLellan OG, Millar
George Haworth started for Accrington
Blackburn Rovers 4 Aston Villa 3
   Ewood Park, Blackburn (2,000)
Dewar, Townley (2), Lofthouse
~ Campbell (3)
Herbie Arthur, Jimmy Forrest, Joe Lofthouse, Nat Walton and Billy Townley started for Rovers.
Villa were without Charilie Athersmith, Jack Devey and Dennis Hodgetts, and Walter Evans.
Burnley 1 Bolton Wanderers 2
   Turf Moor, Burnley (5,000)
~ Cassidy, Bentley
John Sutcliffe and Jimmy Turner started for Bolton
Everton 1 Stoke 0
   Anfield Ground, Liverpool (7,000)
Everton were without Johnny Holt, but did have Bob Howarth, Alf Milward and Edgar Chadwick
Stoke were without Tommy Clare, Bill Rowley and Alf Underwood, as well as Joe Schofield.
Preston North End 3 Derby County 0
   Deepdale, Preston (5,000)
J.Ross, Becton, Taylor
Preston started with Bob Holmes
Derby were without Jack Cox, but did start with Jack Robinson and John Goodall.

Team P
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

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.
       Source Notes
Cris Freddi: Football Historian
Welsh Football Data Archive
Nick Gibbs' England: The Football Facts
Ian Garland & Gareth M. Davies' Sons of Cambria
Rothmans Yearbooks
Original newspaper reports
Flying Over an Olive Grove - Clive Nicholson, p79