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63 vs. Wales
64
65 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 2 April 1898
Home International Championship 1897-98 (15th) Match

Scotland 1 England 3 [0-2]
 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow
Attendance: 'close upon' 40,000 receipts: £1829; Kick-off 4.00pm GMT;

England - Fred Wheldon (3), Steve Bloomer ('a high shot' 23, 'a Spikesley centre gave Bloomer what was practically an open goal' 70)
Scotland - James Millar ('after missing one shot, sent home another' 46)
Results 1891-1900

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

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 & D. McKenzie, Scotland.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
Provisions were made to accommodate 60,000. The Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders not only provided the pre-match entertainment, but also added as extra security to assist the large staff of policemen already assembled.
Crushing in the south-west corner occurred an hour before kick-off. There were no casualties.

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "The Scotchmen wore dark blue jerseys..."
Capt: James Cowan Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following trial matches.
Scotland Lineup
  Anderson, Kenneth 22 23 July 1875 G Queen's Park FC 3 6 GA
  Drummond, John 27 13 April 1870 RB Glasgow Rangers FC 8 0
  Doyle, Daniel 33 16 September 1864 LB Glasgow Celtic FC 8 0
  Gibson, Neil 25 23 February 1873 RH Glasgow Rangers FC 7 1
  Cowan, James 29 17 October 1868 CH Aston Villa FC, England 3 0
  Robertson, John T. 21 25 February 1877 LH Everton FC, England 1 0
  Bell, John 28 6 October 1869 OR Everton FC, England 5 2
  Campbell, John 26/27 1871 IR Glasgow Celtic FC 4 0
  Maxwell, William S. 21 21 September 1876 CF Stoke FC, England 1 0
Millar, James 28 2 March 1870 IL Glasgow Rangers FC 3 2
  Smith, Alexander 21 7 November 1876 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Anderson -
Drummond, Doyle -
Gibson, Cowan, Robertson -
Bell, Campbell, Maxwell, Millar, Smith.
For the second half, Campbell went centre, Maxwell partnered Smith on the left, and Millar joined Bell on the right.

Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 4.0 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...while the English team wore white with the rose on the left breast."
Capt: Charles Wreford-Brown, second certain captaincy, possible third Selectors:
Member in Charge: John James Bentley
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Welsh match, on Monday, 28 March 1898.
33rd match, W 26 - D 4 - L 3 - F 132 - A 29.

England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 27 22 April 1870 G New Brighton Tower FC 5 5 GA
  Williams, William 22 20 January 1876 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 4 0
  Oakley, William J. 24 27 April 1873 LB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 10 0
  Forman, Frank 22 23 May 1875 RH Nottingham Forest FC 2 0
  Wreford-Brown, Charles 31 9 October 1866 CH Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 4 0
  Needham, Ernest 25 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 7 1
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 25 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 7 2
Bloomer, Stephen 24 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 8 15
  Smith, Gilbert O. 25 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 13 6
Wheldon, G. Frederick 28 1 November 1869 IL Aston Villa FC 4 6
  Spikesley, Frederick 28 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 7 6

reserves:

John Goodall (Derby County FC) and James Crabtree (Aston Villa FC)
   
2-3-5 Robinson -
Oakley, Williams -
Forman, Wreford-Brown, Needham -
Athersmith, Bloomer, Smith, Wheldon, Spikesley
.

Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 6.5 3.0

 

    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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