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74 vs. Wales

Saturday, 30 March 1901
Home International Championship 1900-01 (18th) Match

England 2 Scotland 2 [1-0]
 

Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London
Attendance: 18,250;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

England - Ernest Needham ('the first notable incident was the awarding of a penalty' saved by Rennie after he came off his line).
England - Fred Blackburn (close range tap in, albeit offside 36), Steve Bloomer ('collared the ball and ran the full length of the empty field, equalised' 80);
Scotland - John Campbell ('a rocketer which scraped the paint off the underside of the bar' 48), Bob Hamilton (headed in a Walker cross, who had 'outmaneuvered Needham' 75);
Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - James Torrans
Ireland

Linesmen - Percy Alexander Timbs, 35 (13 June 1865), St. Giles, London, England and Alexander R. Kirkwood, Airdrie, Scotland (Scottish F.A. President).

Although not played in the presence of Lord Roseberry, who was on the continent, it was watched by Lord Kinnaird, Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane, Mr Justice Bucknill and Sir Thomas Lipton.

  Goal Attempts  
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  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Gilbert Smith, 13th, possibly 14th captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the FA Cup match, on Saturday, 23 March 1901.
42nd match, W 32 - D 6 - L 4 - F 166 - A 39.
England Lineup
  Sutcliffe, John William 32 14 April 1868 G Bolton Wanderers FC 4 2 GA
  Iremonger, James 25 5 March 1876 RB Nottingham Forest FC 1 0
  Oakley, William J. 27 27 April 1873 LB Corinthians FC 16 0
  Wilkes, Albert 26 October 1874 RH Aston Villa FC 2 0
  Forman, Frank 25 23 May 1875 CH Nottingham Forest FC 6 1
Needham, Ernest 28 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 15 2
  Bennett, Walter 26 29 April 1874 OR Sheffield United FC 2 0
Bloomer, Stephen 27 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 14 25
  Smith, Gilbert O. 28 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 20 11
  Foster, Reginald E. 22 16 April 1878 IL Old Malvernians FC & Corinthians FC 4 2
Blackburn, J.T. Alfred 22 20 July 1878 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 1 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Gilbert Smith overtakes Norman Bailey in becoming at record cap holder.
   
2-3-5 Sutcliffe -
Iremonger, Oakley -
Wilkes, Forman, Needham -
Bennett, Bloomer, Smith, Foster, Blackburn

Averages:

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 7.7 3.6

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "[they] will wear the colours of the esteemed Scotch statesman, Lord Rosebery. This is the second year in succession that the compliment has been paid to his Lordship."
Capt: John Robertson Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the cup matches, on Saturday, 23 March 1901;
Scotland Lineup
  Rennie, Henry G. 27 1 June 1873 G Hibernian FC 3 3 GA
  Battles, Bernard 26 13 January 1875 RB Glasgow Celtic FC 3 0
  Drummond, John 30 13 April 1870 LB Glasgow Rangers FC 10 0
  Aitken, Andrew 23 27 April 1877 RH Newcastle United FC, England 1 0
  Raisbeck, Alexander G. 22 26 December 1878 CH Liverpool FC, England 2 0
  Robertson, John T. 24 25 February 1877 LH Glasgow Rangers FC 7 1
  Walker, Robert 22 10 January 1879 OR Heart of Midlothian FC 4 0
Hamilton, Robert C. 23 13 May 1877 IR Glasgow Rangers FC 6 9
  McColl, Robert S. 24 13 April 1876 CF Queen's Park FC 11 13
Campbell, John 29/30 1871 IL Glasgow Celtic FC 9 1
  Smith, Alexander 24 7 November 1876 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 7 3

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Andrew Aitken replaced Neilly Gibson, who could not play because of a family bereavement.
   
2-3-5 Rennie -
Battles, Drummond -
Aitken,
Raisbeck, Robertson -
Walker, Hamilton, McColl, Campbell, Smith

Averages:

Age 24.9-25.0 Appearances/Goals 5.7 2.2

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Trivia - Gilbert Smith won his twentieth cap, overhauling Norman Bailey’s record of nineteen.

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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