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60 vs. Wales
61
62 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 3 April 1897
Home International Championship 1896-97 (14th) Match

England 1 Scotland 2 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad
Team Records

Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London
Attendance: 33,715 (Played on the same day as the boat race); Kick-off 4.00pm GMT

England - Steve Bloomer ('a tricky dribble from a Milward header' 19)
Scotland - Tom Hyslop ('free-kick' 22), James Millar ('rounded the keeper, a tremendous drive' 80)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - Richard Thomas Gough
36 (April 1859), Oswestry, Wales Football Association

Linesmen - George Stuart Sherrington, 36 (20 August 1861 in Islington), Suffolk Football Association, England & Walter Crichton, Scottish FA President.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "England play in white shirts"
Capt: Gilbert Smith, fourth, fifth or sixth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the previous match, on Monday, 29 March 1897 in Sheffield.
30th match, W 23 - D 4 - L 3 - F 123 - A 26.
England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 26 22 April 1870 G Derby County FC 2 2 GA
  Oakley, William J. 23 27 April 1873 RB Corinthians FC 7 0
  Spencer, Howard 21 23 August 1875 LB Aston Villa FC 2 0
  Reynolds, John 28 21 February 1869 RH Aston Villa FC 8 3
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 24 27 December 1872 CH Wednesday FC 7 0
  Needham, Ernest 24 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 5 1
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 24 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 4 1
Bloomer, Stephen 23 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 7 13
  Smith, Gilbert O. 24 25 November 1872 CF Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 10 4
  Chadwick, Edgar W. 27 14 June 1869 IL Everton FC 7 3
  Milward, Arthur 26 12 December 1870 OL Everton FC 4 3

reserves:

James Turner (Derby County FC)

team notes:

Tommy Crawshaw received a leg injury early in the match, and spent some of time off the field of play, recovering.
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 Robinson -
Oakley, Spencer -
Reynolds, Crawshaw, Needham -
Athersmith, Bloomer, Smith, Chadwick, Milward.

Averages:

Age 24.5 Appearances/Goals 5.7 2.4

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "Scotland play in dark blue shirts and white knickers"
Capt: William Lambie Selectors:
Trainer: J. Aitken
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, on Saturday evening, 27 March 1897, following the Ireland match.
Scotland Lineup
  Patrick, John 27 10 January 1870 G St. Mirren FC 2 3 GA
  Smith, Nicol 23 25 December 1873 RB Glasgow Rangers FC 1 0
  Doyle, Daniel 32 16 September 1864 LB Glasgow Celtic FC 6 0
  Gibson, Neil 24 23 February 1873 RH Glasgow Rangers FC 6 1
  Cowan, James 28 17 October 1868 CH Aston Villa FC, England 2 0
  Wilson, Hugh 28 18 March 1869 LH Sunderland FC, England 2 1
  Bell, John 27 6 October 1869 OR Everton FC, England 4 2
Millar, James 27 2 March 1870 IR Glasgow Rangers FC 1 1
  Allan, George H. 21 23 April 1875 CF Liverpool FC, England 1 0
Hyslop, Thomas 22 22 September 1874 IL Glasgow Rangers FC 2 1
  Lambie, William A. 24 10 January 1873 OL Queen's Park FC 9 5

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Ned Doig was the original chosen goalkeeper, but his club, Sunderland AFC, needed him to play for them in a vital league fixture against Stoke FC, on the same day. His place going to Patrick.
Even after the programme was printed, the advertised David Russell (Glasgow Celtic FC) was replaced by Neil Gibson.
 
2-3-5 Patrick -
Smith, Doyle -
Gibson, Cowan, Wilson -
Bell, Miller, Allan, Hyslop, Lambie

Averages:

Age 25.7 Appearances/Goals 3.3 0.9

 

    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
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