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 57 vs. Wales
Monday, 18 March 1895
Home International Championship 1894-95 (12th) Match

England 1 Wales 1

Recreation Ground, Queen's Club, Palliser Road, West Kensington, County of London
Kick-off (GMT): 'soon after 3.30'; 'kicked off at 3.40'; 'began at twenty minutes to four'
Attendance:'about 3,000 spectators'; 'not more than 4,500'; 'some 5,000 spectators'; Receipts: '£214 1s'.

Football League Record
England's only visit to Queen's Club, but twelfth visit to London, and first visit to the County

Charlie Wreford-Brown won the toss Henry Trainer kicked-off
third ever scoreless first half (after 1872 & 1881) - ninth ever scoreless half first since 1890
 reports suggest that Rupert Sandilands scored and James Trainer clawed the ball back from behind the line

[1≡1] Rupert Sandilands 74
'Wreford-Brown got the ball away from his opponents and dropped it in front of Sandilands, who dashed down the ground and finished with a splendid shot'

[0-1] Billy Lewis 69
 'got the ball 30 yards from the posts and dodging [Lodge &] Oakley, got in his shot'
in an offside position when he received the ball
<England's fiftieth home goal in the second half & Wales' 100th goal conceded away from home
nineteenth equalising goal

Match Summary


England Team Records Wa les
Thomas Russell Park
33 (4 September 1861), Glasgow, Scotland
William Pickford
33 (28 September 1861), Little Lever
Hampshire FA treasurer
F.T. Evans

England Team

Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers

Charles Wreford-Brown Selection The seven-man FA International Selection Committee
P 1/2 of 2/3, W 0 - D 1 - L 0 - F 1 - A 1. P 23rd of 195, W 18 - D 4 - L 1 - F 96 - A 23.
  team chosen, at the Midland Hotel, Derby, on Saturday, 9 March 1895, along with the FA Cup semi-final draw.
England Lineup
  record-equalling eleven changes to the previous match  
26   Raikes, George B. 22
4 days
14 March 1873 G Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 1 1ᵍᵃ
  Lodge, L. Vaughan 22
87 days
21 December 1872 RB Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC 2 0
223   Oakley, William J. 21
325 days
27 April 1873 LB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Henfrey, Arthur G. 27
89 days
19 December 1867 RH Corinthians FC 3 2
  Wreford-Brown, Charles 28
160 days
9 October 1866 CH Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 3 0
224   Barker, Richard R. 25
293 days
29 May 1869 LH Casuals FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
only app 1895
Sandilands, Rupert R. 26
223 days
7 August 1868 OR/IL Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 4 3
  Gosling, R. Cunliffe 26
276 days
15 June 1868 IR Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 4 2
  Smith, Gilbert O. 22
113 days
25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 4 1
225   Dewhurst, Gerard P. 23
32 days
14 February 1872 IL/OR Liverpool Ramblers FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
only app 1895
226   Stanbrough, M. Hugh 24
197 days
2 September 1870 OL Old Carthusians AFC, Corinthians FC & Casuals FC 1 0
only app 1895
reserves: not known
team notes: Generally regarded as an all-Corinthian XI and played on Corinthians' home ground, it must be remembered that for all but two of these players, the leading Amateur club was a secondary club.
As a consequence, this is the first time, since the creation of the Football League in 1888, that no players from that League have been chosen to represent England.
appearance notes: 44 players have now made four England appearances and 69 have made three. Vaughan Lodge is the 123rd player to have played for England more than once.
records: England's unbeaten run has now reached a record seventeen matches, since March 1890. Their unbeaten 'Home' run is now extended to a record eight matches.
The is only the second time the two nations have drawn a match, both on an English ground.
2-3-5 Raikes -
Lodge, Oakley -
Henfrey, Wreford-Brown, Barker -
Sandilands, Gosling, Smith, Dewhurst, Stanbrough
Notes: Sandilands and Dewhurst swapped wings after the Welsh scored.


Age 24 years 230 days Appearances/Goals 2.3 0.7


Wales Team

Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours  White and red halved collared shirts, black shorts, black socks
(Pictorial evidence)
Captain Jim Trainer Selection The Welsh Selection Committee, following a series of trial matches
P 6 of 11, W 1 - D 3 - L 2 - F 9 - A 17. team chosen on Thursday, 7 March 1895.
Wales Lineup
  Trainer, James 32
70 days
7 January 1863 G Preston North End FC, England 12 42ᵍᵃ
  Parry, Charles Frederick 25
83 days
25 December 1869 RB Everton FC, England 5 0
  Jones, David 28
35 days
11 February 1867
in Trefonen, England
LB Bolton Wanderers FC, England 11 0
  Williams, George 32/33 1862 RH Chirk AAA FC 4 0
  Jenkyns, Caeser Augustus Llewellyn 28
206 days
24 August 1866 CH Small Heath FC, England 4 0
  Jones, John Leonard 28 winter 1866 LH Sheffield United FC, England 2 0
  Meredith, William Henry 20
87 days
30 July 1874 OR Manchester City FC, England 2 0
  Davies, Joseph 23
203 days
27 August 1871 IR Sheffield United FC, England 7 0
  Trainer, Harry 22 winter 1872 CF Wrexham AFC 2 2
164   Pryce Jones, Albert Westhead 24
296 days
26 May 1870 IL Newtown FC 1 0
Lewis, William 30/31 1864 OL Chester FC, England 20 5
reserves: not known
team notes: The Welsh Selection Committee chose the teams to face Ireland and England at the same council meeting on 7 March 1895.
Jim and Harry Trainer are cousins. Bertie Pryce Jones is the younger brother of Ernest Pryce Jones (1888).
records: This is Wales' fiftieth international match and for the first time, completed two draws in consecutive matches.
Billy Lewis has scored a record four competitive goals against England.
2-3-5 Trainer -
D.Jones -
Williams, Jenkyns,
J.Jones -
Davies, Meredith, Pryce-Jones, Lewis, Trainer.


Age 26 years 329 days
- 27 years 47 days
Appearances/Goals 6.4 3.6
       Match Report Sporting Life, Tuesday, 19 March 1895

'At twenty minutes to four o'clock p.m. Trainer started the ball towards the Pavilion end of the ground; the English skipper at once returned, and Gosling, in conjunction with Sandilands, broke away. The ball was forced out by J.D. Jones. For a few seconds the home forwards pressed, but failed to send the ball past Trainer, who was remarkably safe between the uprights. A free kick for hands to Wales was well taken by Jenkins, who throughout played a champion game at centre half. Lewis was making tracks when Oakley brought him up. Henfrey sent on to mid-field, Sandilands, over eager, infringed the off-side rule; still, having better luck, the English forwards swarmed to the attack, Dewhurst and Sandilands failed to combine, and as J.D. Jones and Parry were on the alert, but little was done. Both Gosling and Sandilands sent the ball wide. In turn Davies and Meredith wont away. Oakley, well backed up by Lodge, returned to mid-field. Smith tried to break away, only to be robbed by Jenkins. A free-kick for a foul fell to the Welsh. Lewis's shot just skimmed the upright. Fast play ensued, Meredith just failing to score. Again returning to the attack, Pryce-Jones compelled Raikes to save his charge at the expense of a corner. Henfrey and Wreford-Brown got the ball away, and Dewhurst getting possession, after a fine single-handed run, passed to Stanbrough. The latter being interfered with, middled to Smith, who sent in a low screw shot. Trainer saved, but at the cost of a corner, which, however, was of the fruitless order. The superior speed of the English forwards was of no use against the Welsh defence, and so half time arrived with the score-sheet blank.
  The Welsh players took a longer breather—in fact, far too long considering their opponents did not leave the field. Within a few seconds of the restart Henfrey handled the ball, Jenkins taking the free kick, which was all but successful, Raikes only getting the ball away just in the nick of time, and so Lodge was enabled to kick into touch. From the throw-in Barker placed on to Smith, who in turn transferred to the right. Sandilands sent in a hot shot that was well turned aside by the Welsh custodian, Parry, with a tall kick, clearing the lines. Pryce-Jones failed to beat Lodge for speed, and so did not get within shooting distance. At this juncture there was nothing to actually choose between the elevens, both goal-keepers being kept busily engaged, Raikes, having, if anything, more to do than Trainer. At length the Welsh found an opening. Pryce-Jones going away, passed to Lewis, who neatly dodged Lodge, and middled to Trainer, the latter, amidst great excitement, sending the ball past Raikes, and so opened the scoring account. This reverse set the homesters thinking, and to such an extent that Sandilands went from outside right to inside left, with the desired effect, as he, within a few minutes of the change, equalised the scores. Nothing further as regards scoring taking place, the match ended.

       Match Report The Times, Tuesday, 19 March 1895
The eleven famous amateurs who were picked to play for England against Wales at the Queen's Club were not themselves yesterday, with the result that Wales were able to play a tie match. There was a want of dash about their game, and until the last quarter of an hour there was missing before goal all those swift shots which as a rule do finally triumph against even the best defence. The Englishmen, in fact, never got into their game. This was attributed to various causes. The warmness of the weather, the effects of Saturday's hard work, and the untiring energy of the Welsh full-backs and halves were all things that might have accounted for the absence of the brilliant rushes and the fine long passing usually so closely allied with these Corinthians' game. Perhaps the chief secret was to be found in this defence of Wales, whose halves and backs, in their keenness to break up the attack, did occasionally err in the matter of tripping...
...The English were frequently pressing, but at last the spectators were startled with a success for Wales. After long kicking by the backs Lewis, standing close by Oakley, got the ball and dribbled through and scored. It was a clever goal. The Englishmen played with much more spirit after this and in a few minutes Wreford-Brown sent the ball up to Sandilands, who outstripped the Welsh backs and, closing in from the left, kicked a fine goal...
...Of the 17 matches now played England have won 13 and Wales two, and two have been drawn.
       In Other News....
It was on 18 March 1895 that questions were asked in the House of Commons about the widespread freezing of water supply pipes during the recent winter, in which some areas of London had been without water for several weeks. The president of the Local Government Board advised that householders, collectively, put their complaints in writing and the Board would be legally bound to respond. It was felt that pipes needed to be set deeper into the ground.
       Source Notes
England Football Factbook
Welsh Football Data Archive
Rothman's Yearbooks
The Football Association Yearbooks
Original Newspaper Reports
Everton FC Heritage Society
Ian Garland & Gareth M. Davies' Sons of Cambria