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Monday, 29 March 1897
Home International Championship 1896-97 (14th) Match

England 4 Wales 0 [2-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad
Team Records

Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Attendance: 5,000; Kick-off 3.40pm GMT

England - Ernest Needham ('rebound after Trainer saved from Crawshaw' 23), Steve Bloomer ('from an Athersmith  pass' 44), Alf Milward (62, 64)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

England

Type

Wa

les
Referee - Thomas Robertson
32 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - George Stuart Sherrington, 36 (20 August 1861 in Islington), Suffolk Football Association, England & unknown

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Gilbert Smith, third, fourth or fifth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 15 March 1897.
29th match, W 23 - D 4 - L 2 - F 122 - A 24.
England Lineup
  Foulke, William H. 22 12 May 1874 G Sheffield United FC 1 0 GA
  Oakley, William J. 23 27 April 1873 RB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 6 0
  Spencer, Howard 21 23 August 1875 LB Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Reynolds, John 28 21 February 1869 RH Aston Villa FC 7 3
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 24 27 December 1872 CH Wednesday FC 6 0
Needham, Ernest 24 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 4 1
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 24 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 3 1
Bloomer, Stephen 23 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 6 12
  Smith, Gilbert O. injured off 45th min 24 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 9 4
  Becton, Francis 21 28 October 1873 IL Liverpool FC 2 2
Milward, Arthur 26 12 December 1870 OL Everton FC 3 3

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Jimmy Crabtree (Aston Villa FC) was replaced by Jack Reynolds at right-half and Cunliffe Gosling (Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC) was replaced by Francis Becton at inside-left.
Gilbert Smith was hit in the face by the ball in the first half, and did not return for the second half.
Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England))
   
2-3-5 Foulkes -
Oakley, Spencer -
Crabtree. Crawshaw, Needham -
Athersmith, Bloomer, Smith, Becton, Milward.

Averages:

Age 23.6 Appearances/Goals 4.4 1.9

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Probably blue and red halves shirts and white shorts
Capt: James Trainer Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Trainer, James 34 7 January 1863 G Preston North End FC, England 16 56 GA
  Matthias, John S. 19 summer 1878 RB Shrewsbury Town FC, England 4 0
  Edwards, James A. 22 summer 1875 LB Oswestry United FC 3 0
  Chapman, Thomas 26 early 1871 RH Grimsby Town FC, England 7 2
  Mates, John 27 winter 1875 CH Chirk AAA FC 3 0
  Jones, John L. 30/31 early 1866 LH Sheffield United FC, England 9 0
  Meredith, William H. 22 30 July 1874 OR Manchester City FC, England 7 4
  Davies, Joseph 30 summer 1866 IR Millwall Athletic FC, England 5 0
  Morris, A. Grenville 19 13 April 1877 CF Swindon Town FC, England 4 1
  Morris, Hugh 23/24 early 1872 IL Grimsby Town FC, England 3 2
  Lewis, William 32/33 1864 OL Manchester City FC, England 26 8

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

James Edwards was called up to replace Smart Arridge, and John Mates replaced Caesar Jenkyns.
   
2-3-5 Trainer -
Matthias, Edwards -
Chapman, Mates, Jones -
Meredith, Davies,
G.Morris, H.Morris, Lewis

Averages:

Age 25.8-26.1 Appearances/Goals 7.8 1.5

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports 
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com
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