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90 vs. Wales
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92 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 6 April 1907
Home International Championship 1906-07 (24th) Match

England 1 Scotland 1 [1-1]
 

St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Attendance: 35,829; Receipts £2725 12 9d.;
Kick-off 3.00pm GMT

Match Summary
England Party

Scotland Party
Team Records

Scotland - Bob Crompton ('in attempting to clear a Stewart centre, Crompton headed (or his back) into his own goal' 4);
England - Steve Bloomer ('25-yard shot' 42)

Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - Thomas Robertson
42 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - Arthur G. Hines (England) and John Liddell (Queen's Park FC)

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...the Englishmen, in white shirts and dark knickers, speedily following."
Capt: Bob Crompton, eighth captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: Harry Walker (Redcar)
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 25 March 1907, at 104 High Holborn, following the FA Cup semi-finals.
60th match, W 42 - D 12 - L 6 - F 197 - A 53.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 24 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 3 2 GA
Crompton, Robert 27 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 14 0
  Pennington, Jesse 23 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0
  Warren, Benjamin 27 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 6 0
  Wedlock, William J. 26 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 3 0
  Veitch, Colin C.M. 25 22 May 1881 LH Newcastle United FC 5 0
  Rutherford, John 22 12 October 1884 OR Newcastle United FC 4 0
Bloomer, Stephen 33 20 January 1874 IR Middlesbrough FC 23 28
  Woodward, Vivian J. 27 3 June 1879 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 6
  Stewart, James 24 15 January 1883 IL The Wednesday FC 2 1
  Hardman, Harold P. 24 4 April 1882 OL Everton FC 3 1

reserves:

Manchester United FC's Dick Duckworth and Middlesbrough FC's Alf Common.

team notes:

The team was originally meant to be selected following the Welsh match on 27 March, but the F.A. were so displeased at the English display, that the selection was delayed for a week.
Steve Bloomer extends his tallies with record appearances and goal scored, he has also become England's oldest goalscorer.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Veitch -
Rutherford, Bloomer, Woodward, Stewart, Hardman.

Averages:

Age 25.7 Appearances/Goals 6.7 3.2

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 6th
Colours: "The Scotsmen, in Lord Rosebery's colours, rose and primrose, entered the field..."
Capt: Charlie Thomson Selectors:
Trainer: J. Nutt
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of nine members (McCulloch, Liddell, Morrison, Lorimer, Brown, Watson, Steen, McLaughlan and Campbell), on Monday, 25 March 1907, chosen in Glasgow, following the inter-league match.
Scotland Lineup
  McBride, Peter 32 16 November 1874 G Preston North End, England 4 4 GA
  Thomson, Charles B. 28 12 June 1878 RB Heart of Midlothian FC 9 3
  Sharp, James 26 11 October 1880 LB Woolwich Arsenal FC, England 3 0
  Aitken, Andrew 29 27 April 1877 RH Middlesbrough FC, England 10 0
  Raisbeck, Alexander G. 28 26 December 1878 CH Liverpool FC, England 8 0
  McWilliam, Peter 27 21 September 1879 LH Newcastle United FC, England 4 0
  Stewart, George 23/24 1883 OR Manchester City FC, England 4 0
  Walker, Robert 28 10 January 1879 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 19 5
  Wilson, Andrew 26 10 December 1880 CF The Wednesday, England 1 0
  White, Walter 24 15 May 1882 IL Bolton Wanderers FC, England 1 0
  Wilson, George W. 22/23 1884 OL Everton FC, England 5 0

reserves:

reserves
 
2-3-5 McBride -
Thomson, Sharp -
Aitken, Raisbeck, McWilliam -
Stewart, Walker,
A.Wilson, White, G.Wilson.

Averages:

Age 26.6-8 Appearances/Goals 6.2 0.7

 

    Match Report

The 36th meeting between England and Scotland took place on Saturday, on the ground of the Newcastle United Club, and ended in a draw of one goal all.

A considerable amount of dissatisfaction arose in Scotland when the Scottish Football Selection Committee decided to have only two players in their team identified with Scotch club football, and more especially was this the case in Glasgow, when for the first time in the history of the game that city was unrepresented. As birth is the qualification for international honours in Association football, the Association were quite justified in selecting nine players from English clubs ; but it is certain that if this course is carried on in the future this match will lose much of its true international character. From the Scottish point of view this is the great match of the year, and as there are still a large number of first-class professionals in Scotland, the disappointment there is quite easily understood.

Although Scotland had rather the better of the game at Newcastle, there was not much to choose between the sides, as England seemed rather more dangerous than their opponents when near goal, and the point secured by Scotland was due to Crompton, the English full back, putting the ball through his own goal. This was two minutes after the start...

A few minutes before change of ends Woodward passed neatly to Bloomer, and the famous forward sent in a low hard shot from quite 25 yards out, and McBride was completely beaten, and so, rather unexpectedly, the sides crossed over with the score one goal all...

In international matches this year Wales have the best record, having won two games and drawn one. England come second with one win and two drawn games. - The Times - Monday 8th April, 1907

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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