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117 vs. Ireland
119 vs. Scotland

Monday, 16 March 1914
Home International Championship 1913-14 (31st) Match

Wales 0 England 2 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Party

Team Records

Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 17,586; Receipts £1037 (a new Welsh record);
Kick-off: 3.30pm

England - Joe Smith ('a hot low shot, after Peers had fisted out a Hampton header' 50), Billy Wedlock (Wedlock back-heeled to Brittleton, and receiving the ball again, kicked high towards goal' 70);
Results 1901-14

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - James Mason
Burslem, England

Linesmen - M.C. Frowde, Dorset and not known

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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 21st
Colours: Red shirts and white shorts
Capt: Ted Vizard Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following the Scottish match, on Saturday, 28 February 1914.
Wales Lineup
  Peers, Edward J. 27 31 December 1886 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 3 4 GA
  Russell, Moses R. 25 20 May 1888 RB Merthyr Town AFC 3 0
  Matthias, Thomas J. 23 7 November 1890 LB Wrexham AFC 2 0
  Hewitt, Thomas J. 24 26 April 1889 RH South Liverpool FC, England 8 0
  Davies, Lloyd L. 37 23 February 1877 CH Northampton Town FC, England 16 1
  Jennings, William 21 25 February 1893 LH Bolton Wanderers FC, England 2 0
  Meredith, William Henry 39 30 July 1874 OR Manchester United, England 45 10
  Wynn, George 27 14 October 1886 IR Manchester City FC, England 11 1
  Rowlands, Alfred Stanley 24 12 November 1889 CF Tranmere Rovers FC, England 1 0
  Davies, William C. 30/31 1883 IL Crystal Palace FC, England 4 0
  Vizard, Edward
 injured off 40th min.
24 7 June 1889 OL Bolton Wanderers FC, England 8 0


reserves not known

team notes:

Three changes were made from the original selection. Matthias replaced Manchester City FC's Ted Hughes, who was needed for the Cup tie, as was clubmate Lot Jones, who was replaced by Bolton Wanderers FC's Evan Jones, at inside-left. Millwall Athletic FC's Walter Davis was also unavailable, his place was filled by Billy Davies. A.S. Rowlands then replaced Evan Jones. Rowlands and Davies then swapped places.
Ted Vizard injured his right ankle and retired. He did try to carry on, returning to the field, but ultimately, he had to retire after forty minutes play.
2-3-5 Peers -
Russell, Matthias -
L.Davies, Jennings -
Meredith, Wynn, Rowlands,
W.Davies, Vizard.
Notes: Wales played with four in the second half.


Age 27.4-5 Appearances/Goals 9.4 1.1


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, 21st captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: Charles C. Crump
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on 9 March 1914 at Russell Square in London, alongside the FA Cup semi-final draw.
85th match, W 61 - D 15 - L 9 - F 289 - A 73.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 30 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 17 15 GA
  Crompton, Robert 34 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 40 0
  Colclough, A. Horace 25 3 November 1888 LB Crystal Palace FC 1 0
  Brittleton, J. Thomas 31 23 April 1882 RH The Wednesday FC 5 0
Wedlock, William J. 33 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 26 2
  McNeal, Robert 23 15 January 1891 LH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Simpson, John 28 25 December 1885 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 8 1
  Shea, Daniel 26 6 November 1887 IR Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
  Hampton, J. Henry 28 21 April 1885 CF Aston Villa FC 3 2
Smith, Joseph 24 25 June 1889 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 2 1
  Mosscrop, Edwin 24 16 June 1889 OL Burnley FC 1 0


Leeds City FC's Billy McLeod and Aston Villa FC's Jimmy Harrop.

team notes:

West Bromwich Albion FC's Jesse Pennington was the original selected left-back, but an injury led to his place going to Horace Colclough.
Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder and Sam Hardy extends his record of the goalkeeper with most appearances.
Billy Wedlock becomes England's oldest goalscorer at 33 years and 139 days.
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Brittleton, Wedlock, McNeal -
Simpson, Shea, Hampton, Smith, Mosscrop.


Age 26.0 Appearances/Goals 9.6 0.4


    Match Report

England beat Wales in a hard game at Cardiff yesterday by two goals to none.

England deserved their victory, but the score hardly does justice to the plucky work of Wales up to half-time. The Welshmen had shown promising form--in fact, their play had been more encouraging that that of their opponents--but the unfortunate accident to Vizard, a most valuable player, was a factor that cannot be measured...

Neither of the two goals could be called good ones, and the second by Wedlock came as a surprise, for the Bristol City player had handled before the ball was returned to him to shoot...

The side certainly played much better as a whole than in the previous international, but there are still a few rough edges to be taken off, the most noticeable weakness being at half-back. - The Times - Tuesday 17th March, 1914

Football Association Challenge Cup


Fourth Round Second Replay played on 16 March 1914:


23,000 (Villa Park, Birmingham)

City were without George Wynn, who was playing for Wales against England at Cardiff. A single goal separated the teams after two scoreless encounters. United lost to the eventual winners, Burnley, in the semi-finals, by only the second goal that they conceded in their eighth match of the competition.


It was on 16 March 1914 that a Paris newspaper editor, Gaston Calmette, was shot and killed by Henriette, the wife of the Minister of Finance, Joseph Caillaux, after threatening to publish letters that the minister had written to her whilst married to his first wife. She was acquitted of the murder, four months later, on the grounds that it was a crime of passion.

Source Notes

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