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103 vs. Hungary
105 vs. Ireland

Tuesday, 1 June 1909
End of Season Tour Match

Austria 1 England 8 [0-2]

Match Summary
Austria Party

England Party

Team Records

Hohe Warte Stadion, Heiligenstadt, Döbling, Wien
Attendance: 3,000;
Kick-off 6.00pm MEZ, 5.00pm GMT

England - Vivian Woodward (3), Harold Halse (2), George Holley (2), Ben Warren.
Austria -
Leopold Neubauer (penalty)
Most sources state a Neubauer penalty, but a small minority give it Ludwig Hussak. Lack of contemporary news reports means we cannot confirm either.
Results 1901-14

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Ferenc M. Schubert
30/31 (1878), Hungary

Linesmen - not known

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Austria Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 18th
Colours: not known
Capt: Heinrich Retschury Selectors: Committee
Austria Lineup
  Prager, Joséf 23 15 November 1886 G Vienna Cricket & FC 5 20 GA
  Groß, Karl nk not known RB Wiener SK 2 0
  Retschury, Heinrich 22 5 January 1887 LB First Vienna FC 6 0
  Löwenfeld, Viktor nk not known RH Vienna Cricket & FC 1 0
  Preiss, Arthur nk not known CH AC Viktoria Vienna 2 0
  Lenczewsky, Heinrich nk not known LH First Vienna FC 6 0
  Hussak, Ludwig 25 31 July 1883 OR Vienna Cricket & FC 7 2
  Schediwy, Joséf nk not known IR Rapid Vienna FC 4 1
  Schrenk, Karl nk not known CF First Vienna FC 2 1
Neubauer, Leopold 19 15 October 1889 IL Wiener SK 3 3
  Scheu, Franz nk not known OL AC Viktoria Vienna 1 0


reserves not known
2-3-5 Prager -
Groß, Retschury -
Löwenfeld, Preiss, Lenczewsky -
Hussak, Schediwy, Schrenk, Neubauer, Scheu


Age tbc Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.5

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Vivian Woodward, twelfth captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: John James Bentley
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, initially on Thursday, 22 April 1909, at 104 High Holborn, London.
72nd match, W 54 - D 12 - L 6 - F 263 - A 62.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 26 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 10 8 GA
  Crompton, Robert 29 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 27 0
  Pennington, Jesse 25 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 11 0
Warren, Benjamin 30 7 May 1879 RH Chelsea FC 19 2
  Wedlock, William J. 28 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 16 1
  Richards, George H. 29 10 May 1880 LH Derby County FC 1 0
  Pentland, Frederick B. 25 29 July 1883 OR Middlesbrough FC 5 0
Halse, Harold J. 23 1 January 1886 IR Manchester United FC 1 2
Woodward, Vivian J. 29 3 June 1879 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 21 26
Holley, George H. 23 20 November 1885 IL Sunderland AFC 5 5
  Bridgett, G. Arthur 26 11 October 1882 OL Sunderland AFC 11 3


The named reserves were The Wednesday FC's Tom Brittleton and Swindon Town FC's Harold Fleming, Evelyn Lintott, who had already featured in this tour, would also have been a reserve.

team notes:

There were numerous changes from the original named line-up, Fleming replaced Everton FC's Bert Freeman and Bridgett replaced Manchester United FC's George Wall. Neither of which travelled. Richards replaced Bradford City FC's Evelyn Lintott.
Vivian Woodward came straight from captaining the England Amateur side against Switzerland and France. First player since Spiksley in 1893 to score hattricks in two consecutive matches.
Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder, in this, the most experienced team and oldest team that England have fielded thus far.
This victory expands on the new record of nine away victories in a row - and the first time England have played on a Tuesday.
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Richards -
Pentland, Halse, Woodward, Holley, Bridgett.


Age 26.6 Appearances/Goals 11.54 2.8


    Match Report


It was on 1 June 1909 that an ocean-to-ocean automobile race began from New York, ending in Seattle, where the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition was being staged. The cars could only be driven during daylight hours, they had to negotiate a snow-covered mountain pass in Washington State, they had to cross a lake by ferry, and the roads outside of towns and cities were often mere mud tracks. 23 days later, a Ford Model T was the first to arrive in Seattle, only to be disqualified some five months later when it was discovered that the engine had been changed during the race.

Source Notes

original newspaper reports