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Saturday, 8 April 1899
Home International Championship 1898-99 (16th) Match

England 2 Scotland 1 [2-0]

Aston Lower Grounds, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Attendance: 25,590; Receipts: £2120.10s; Kick-off 4.00pm GMT;

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad
Team Records

England - Gilbert Smith ('a shot in off the upright' 25), Jimmy Settle ('from an Athersmith centre' 40)
Scotland - Robert Hamilton ('out of a hot scrimmage, rushed the ball thro' 52).
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - James Torrans
33/34 (1865), Belfast, Ireland, Irish Referee's Association

Linesmen - George Stuart Sherrington, 38 (20 August 1861 in Islington), Suffolk Football Association, England & not known

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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, ninth, tenth or eleventh captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 20 March 1899, at The Royal Hotel, Bristol, following the match against Wales.
36th match, W 29 - D 4 - L 3 - F 151 - A 32.
England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 28 22 April 1870 G Southampton FC 7 6 GA
  Thickitt, Henry 26 summer 1872 RB Sheffield United FC 2 0
  Crabtree, James W. 27 23 December 1871 LB Aston Villa FC 9 0
  Forman, Frank 23 23 May 1875 RH Nottingham Forest FC 5 1
  Howell, Raby 31 12 October 1867 CH Liverpool 2 1
  Needham, Ernest 26 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 10 2
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 26 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 10 3
  Bloomer, Stephen 25 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 11 19
Smith, Gilbert O. 26 25 November 1872 CF Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 16 11
Settle, James 23 September 1875 IL Bury FC 3 4
  Forman, Frederick R. 25 8 November 1873 OL Nottingham Forest FC 3 3

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

In the days leading up to this match, original right-half, Wednesday FC's Tommy Morren, dropped out after sustaining an injury. Frank Forman moved from centre to right, and Raby Howell was introduced.
Fred and Frank Forman were brothers.
This is the oldest England team thus far.
 
2-3-5 Robinson -
Thickitt, Crabtree -

Fk Forman, Howell, Needham -
Athersmith, Bloomer, Smith, Settle,
Fd Forman.

Averages:

Age 26.0 Appearances/Goals 7.1 3.8

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: Dark blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Nicol Smith Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen on Saturday, 1 April 1899, following the inter-league match.
Scotland Lineup
  Doig, John Edward 32 29 October 1866 G Sunderland AFC, England 4 4 GA
  Smith, Nicol 25 25 December 1873 RB Glasgow Rangers FC 5 0
  Storrier, David 26 25 October 1872 LB Glasgow Celtic FC 3 0
  Gibson, Neil 26 23 February 1873 RH Glasgow Rangers FC 10 1
  Christie, Alexander J. 25 28 September 1873 CH Queen's Park FC 3 1
  Robertson, John T. 22 25 February 1877 LH Southampton FC, England 2 0
  Campbell, John 21 2 October 1877 OR Glasgow Rangers FC 3 4
Hamilton, Robert C. 21 13 May 1877 IR Glasgow Rangers FC 3 3
  McColl, Robert S. 22 13 April 1876 CF Queen's Park FC 7 10
  Morgan, Hugh 29 20 September 1869 IL Liverpool FC, England 2 0
  Bell, John 29 6 October 1869 OL Glasgow Celtic FC 8 3

reserves:

Davidson Berry (Queen's Park FC) and Henry Marshall (Glasgow Celtic FC)
 
2-3-5 Doig -
Smith, Storrier -
Gibson, Christie, Robertson -
Campbell, Hamilton, McColl, Morgan, Bell.

Averages:

Age 25.3 Appearances/Goals 4.5 1.9

 

    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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