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114 vs. Ireland
116 vs. Scotland

Monday, 17 March 1913
Home International Championship 1912-13 (30th) Match

England 4 Wales 3 [3-1]

Match Summary
England Party

Wales Party
Team Records

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bedminster, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Attendance: 8,000;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Wales - Walter Davis ('a pass from the left, a left foot shot' 10), Billy Meredith ('closing in from a sharp angle, shot hard into the net' 52), Ernest Peake ('after a Jones free-kick was poorly cleared' 70)
England - Harold Fleming ('Hodkinson crossed to Fleming, who volleyed through' 27), Ted Latheron ('Hampton turned the ball over, Latheron, unopposed, shot clear of Bailiff' 30), Joe McCall ('left foot shot from a poor clearance' 35), Harry Hampton
('headed through from a perfect Wallace centre' 55)
Results 1901-14

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Glasgow, Scotland

Linesmen - not known

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, eighteenth captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: Charles Crump
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 10 March 1913, at 42 Russell Square, along with the FA Cup semi-final draw.
82nd match, W 59 - D 15 - L 8 - F 283 - A 73.
England Lineup
  Scattergood, Ernald 25 29 May 1887 G Derby County FC 1 3 GA
  Crompton, Robert 33 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 37 0
  Pennington, Jesse 29 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 20 0
  Moffatt, Hugh 28 24 January 1885 RH Oldham Athletic AFC 1 0
McCall, Joseph 26 6 July 1886 CH Preston North End FC 1 1
  Bradshaw, William 28 3 April 1884 LH Blackburn Rovers FC 4 0
  Wallace, Charles W. 28 20 January 1885 OR Aston Villa FC 1 0
Fleming, Harold J. 25 30 April 1887 IR Swindon Town FC 9 8
Hampton, J. Henry 27 21 April 1885 CF Aston Villa FC 1 1
Latheron, Edward G. 25/26 early 1887 IL Blackburn Rovers FC 1 1
  Hodkinson, Joseph 23 3 May 1889 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0


Aston Villa FC's Jimmy Harrop and Eddie Latheron, replaced by Burnley FC's Bert Freeman.

team notes:

Reserve Latheron replaced Sunderland AFC's George Holley in the team. Holley was required for the Cup replay against Newcastle United FC played on the same day.
Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder.
This 'Home' victory extends the home record of thirteen matches unbeaten.
2-3-5 Scattergood -
Crompton, Pennington -
Moffatt, McCall, Bradshaw -
Wallace, Fleming, Hampton, Holley, Hodkinson.


Age 27.0-1 Appearances/Goals 7.0 0.6


Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 19th
Colours: Red shirts with white laced collars and white shorts
Capt: Llewelyn Davies Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following the Scottish match, on Saturday, 3 March 1913.
Wales Lineup
  Bailiff, William E. 30 19 March 1882 G Llanelli AFC 3 4 GA
  Hewitt, Thomas J. 23 26 April 1889 RB Chelsea FC, England 6 0
  Davies, Lloyd L. 36 23 February 1877 LB Northampton Town FC, England 13 1
  Hughes, Edwin 26/27 1886 RH Wrexham AFC or Man City 15 0
Peake, Ernest 24 May 1888 CH Liverpool FC, England 10 1
  Jones, Joseph T. 26 9 January 1887 LH Stoke FC, England 5 0
Meredith, William H. 38 30 July 1874 OR Manchester United FC, England 42 10
  Wynn, George 26 14 October 1886 IR Manchester City FC, England 9 1
Davis, Walter O. 24 29 September 1888 CF Millwall Athletic FC, England 3 1
  Jones, William T. 30 28 June 1882 IL Manchester City FC, England 16 6
  Davies, Llewelyn C. 31/32 1881 OL Wrexham AFC 12 0



team notes:

Ted Vizard, the Bolton Wanderers FC outside-left was in the original line-up, but his exclusion on the day of the match caused a radical shake-up of the Welsh team. Lew Davies went outside-left, replacement Peake joined at centre-half and Lloyd Davies dropping to left-back.
2-3-5 Bailiff -
Lld.Davies -
Hughes, Peake,
J.Jones -
Meredith, Wynn, Davis,
W.Jones, Llew.Davies.


Age 28.5-7 Appearances/Goals 12.2 1.5


    Match Report

England beat Wales , at Bristol, yesterday by four goals to three. Although England were represented by an experimental side, much of the play reached a high standard, but the conditions--there were pools of water on the ground--did not enable an accurate opinion to be formed of their true ability as a team. - The Times - Tuesday 18th March, 1913

Football Association Challenge Cup


Fourth Round Second Replay played on 17 March 1913:

(Holley, Buchan, Mordue)

49,754 (St James' Park, Newcastle)

Over six times the crowd at the international match saw Sunderland book their place in the semi-finals en route to the final, where they lost to Aston Villa, ending their hopes of the 'double'.


It was on 17 March 1913 that two miners spent a fourth day underground at Egremont in Cumberland, following the collapse of a dam leading to the mine being flooded. One man was drowned, but two others found their way to a surface borehole through which essential food and supplies were sent to them whilst a rescue operation was undertaken. Enough water was pumped out by the fifth day and one of the survivors, John Cairns promptly walked the two miles home, none the worse for wear! He was awarded the Edward Medal by the King for his bravery, because he had re-entered the passageway to warn his colleague of the danger when they became stranded.

Source Notes

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