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68 vs. Ireland
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70 vs. Scotland

Monday, 26 March 1900
rescheduled from 19 February 1900
Home International Championship 1899-1900 (17th) Match

Wales 1 England 1 [0-1]
 

Match Summary
Wales Party

England Party
Team Records

Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Temperance Town, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 20,000; Kick-off 4.00pm GMT

England - Geoff Wilson ('from a throw-in, Wilson cleverly hooked the ball into goal' [England's 250th goal scored] 4)
Wales - Billy Meredith ('racing down the wing, eluding Oakley and Spencer, and shooting close in, beating Robinson' 55)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Wa

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Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
35 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - Percy Alexander Timbs, 34 (13 June 1865), St. Giles, London, England & Richard Thomas Gough, 40 (April 1859), Oswestry, Welsh FA.

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Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Probably blue and red halves shirts and white shorts
Capt: Di Jones Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches, on Thursday, 15 March 1900.
Wales Lineup
  Griffiths, Frederick J. 26 13 September 1873 G Blackpool FC, England 2 6 GA
  Jones, David 32/33 1867 RB Manchester City FC, England 14 0
  Morris, Charles R. 19 29 August 1880
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
LB Chirk AAA FC 3 0
  Brookes, Samuel J. 22 winter 1877 RH Llandudno FC 2 0
  Morris, Robert 24/25 early 1875
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
CH Chirk AAA FC 2 0
  Harrison, William C. 26 summer 1872
Born in Portsmouth
LH Wrexham AFC 4 0
Meredith, William H. 25 30 July 1874 OR Manchester City FC, England 12 6
  Davies, Joseph 33 summer 1866 IR Reading FC, England 11 0
  Morgan-Owen, Morgan M. 23 20 February 1877 CF Oxford University AFC, England 6 2
  Watkins, Alfred E. 19 26 June 1878 IL Aston Villa FC, England 4 0
  Parry, Thomas D. 19/20 early 1880
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
OL Oswestry United FC 3 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Morgan Morgan-Owen replaced Nottingham Forest's Grenville Morris as centre-forward, in the days leading up to the match. Forest had refused Morris permission to play, whereas they had allowed clubmate Alf Spouncer to play for England.
Charlie and Bobby Morris were brothers, born on the English side of the Welsh border.
 
2-3-5 Griffiths -
Jones,
C.Morris -
Brooks,
R.Morris, Harrison -
Meredith, Davies, Morgan-Owen, Parry, Watkins

Averages:

Age 24.4-6 Appearances/Goals 5.7 0.8

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Gilbert Smith, eleventh, twelfth or 13th captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 19 March 1900, at The Albion Hotel in Manchester.
38th match, W 30 - D 5 - L 3 - F 154 - A 33.
England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 28 22 April 1870 G Southampton FC 9 7 GA
  Spencer, Howard 24 23 August 1875 RB Aston Villa FC 3 0
  Oakley, William J. 26 27 April 1873 LB Corinthians FC 12 0
  Crabtree, James W. 28 23 December 1871 RH Aston Villa FC 11 0
  Chadwick, Arthur 24 26 August 1875 CH Southampton FC 1 0
  Johnson, W. Harrison 24 4 January 1876 LH Sheffield United FC 2 0
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 27 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 11 3
  Foster, Reginald E. 21 16 April 1878 IR Oxford University AFC, Old Malvernians AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Smith, Gilbert O. 27 25 November 1872 CF Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 18 11
Wilson, Geoffrey P. 22 21 February 1878 IL Corinthians FC 1 1
  Spouncer, W. Alfred 22 1 July 1877 OL Nottingham Forest FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Robinson -
Spencer, Oakley -
Johnson, Chadwick, Crabtree -
Athersmith, Foster, Smith, Wilson, Spouncer

Averages:

Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 6.4 1.3

 

    Match Report

The Welshmen played very resolute football at Cardiff yesterday in their annual match with England, and they had the satisfaction of drawing the game with their formidable antagonists. They could claim nothing like the neatness which characterized the work of G. O. Smith, G. P. Wilson, R. E. Foster, and Athersmith, but they made up in determination and dash for any shortcomings in their forward play, and from start to finish defended very stoutly. To some extent they were lucky to escape defeat, for their goal had a number of narrow escapes, and as they had a point scored against them in less than five minutes after the kick-off they did extremely well to equalize. England's score was gained by Wilson, who, getting the ball from a throw in, put it into the net with a clever side kick...

...Within ten minutes, however, Morgan Owen passed out to Meredith, who raced away, and after beating both Oakley and Spencer, equalized for Wales with a shot which Robinson had no chance of stopping...

Although rather wintry with snow showers and sunshine alternating, the weather was not unfavourable, and about 6,000 people assembled at Cardiff-arms-park to witness the match. - The Times - Tuesday 27th March, 1900

    Football League

 

Football League Division One
26 March 1900
Team P Pts
Aston Villa 30 43
Sheffield United 28 42
Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 35
Sunderland 28 33
Nottingham Forest 26 29
Newcastle United 27 28
Bury 26 28
Derby County 27 27
Stoke 28 26
Everton 28 25
Notts County 28 24
Manchester City 26 23
Liverpool 28 23
West Bromwich Albion 27 23
Burnley 28 23
Blackburn Rovers 25 22
Preston North End 26 20
Glossop North End 27 16

 

Division One matches played on 26 March 1900:

SHEFFIELD UNITED 3-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
Brawn, Bennett 2 (A.Gardner)
3,500 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

Sheffield United were without Harry Johnson, who was playing for England at Cardiff.

STOKE 1-2 SUNDERLAND
Kennedy (Leslie 2)
1,000 (Victoria Ground, Stoke)

 

Sheffield United kept the pressure up on the defending League Champions, despite being without five regulars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football League Division Two
26 March 1900
Team P Pts
The Wednesday 27 41
Bolton Wanderers 26 38
Small Heath 28 38
Leicester Fosse 26 37
Newton Heath 27 35
Grimsby Town 26 31
Chesterfield Town 27 31
Woolwich Arsenal 27 30
Lincoln City 26 29
Burslem Port Vale 29 28
Walsall 26 26
New Brighton Tower 27 24
Middlesbrough 29 21
Barnsley 26 18
Luton Town 28 17
Gainsborough Trinity 26 17
Burton Swifts 27 17
Loughborough 26 6

 

Division Two match played on 26 March 1900:

CHESTERFIELD TOWN 2-0 LUTON TOWN
 500 (Recreation Ground, Chesterfield)

 

Chesterfield climbed up to a respectable seventh in their first ever Football League season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 26 March 1900 that a bill was issued to reduce the hours of 'young persons and women' in textile factories on Saturdays. It was an amendment to the Factory and Workshop Act to prevent them having to work beyond 12:30 p.m.

Source Notes

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