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62 vs. Ireland
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64 vs. Scotland

Monday, 28 March 1898
Home International Championship 1897-98 (15th) Match

Wales 0 England 3 [0-1]
 

Match Summary
Wales Squad

England Squad
Team Records

The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Attendance: 4,000;
Kick-off 3:35pm GMT

England - Fred Wheldon (9, 75), Gilbert Smith ('header' 88)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

Wa

les

Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
33 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - Percy Alexander Timbs, 32 (13 June 1865), St. Giles, London, England & Thomas Edward Edwards, Wales

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  Possession  

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Probably blue and red halves shirts and white shorts
Capt: Caeser Jenkyns Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Trainer, James 35 7 January 1863 G Preston North End FC, England 18 64 GA
  Parry, Charles F. 28 early 1870 RB Newtown FC 13 0
  Arridge, Smart 25 21 June 1872
born in Sunderland
LB New Brighton Tower FC, England 7 0
  Taylor, John 23 summer 1874 RH Wrexham AFC 1 0
  Jenkyns, Caeser A.L. 31 24 August 1866 CH Walsall FC, England 8 1
  Jones, John L. 31/32 early 1866 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 12 0
  Meredith, William H. 23 30 July 1874 OR Manchester City FC, England 9 4
  Bartley, Thomas 23 summer 1874 IR Glossop North End FC, England 1 0
  Morgan-Owen, Morgan M. 21 20 February 1877 CF Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC, England 4 2
  Watkins, Alfred E. 19 26 June 1878 IL Leicester Fosse FC, England 2 0
  James, Edwin 28 spring 1869 OL Chirk AAA FC 7 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The advertised team a week before this match had Swindon Town FC's Grenville Morris at outside-left. At some point through the following week, his place went to Edwin James.
   
2-3-5 Trainer -
Parry, Arridge -
Taylor, Jenkyns, Jones -
Meredith, Bartley, Morgan-Owen, Watkins, Morris

Averages:

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 7.5 0.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Gilbert Smith, sixth, possibly seventh captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Saturday, 19 March 1898.
32nd match, W 25 - D 4 - L 3 - F 129 - A 28.
England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 27 22 April 1870 G New Brighton Tower FC 4 4 GA
  Oakley, William J. 24 27 April 1873 RB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 9 0
  Williams, William 22 20 January 1876 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 3 0
  Perry, Thomas H. 26 August 1871 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Booth, Thomas E. 23 25 April 1874 CH Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Needham, Ernest 25 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 6 1
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 25 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 6 2
  Goodall, John 34 19 June 1863 IR Derby County FC 14 11
Smith, Gilbert O. 25 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 12 6
Wheldon, G. Frederick 28 1 November 1869 IL Aston Villa FC 3 5
  Spiksley, Frederick 28 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 6 5

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Robinson -
Oakley, Williams -
Perry, Booth, Needham -
Athersmith, Goodall, Smith, Wheldon, Spiksley

Averages:

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 5.9 2.5

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

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