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121 vs. Wales
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Saturday, 10 April 1920
Home International Championship 1919-20 (32nd) Match

England 5 Scotland 4 [2-4]

Match Summary
England Party

Scotland Party

Hillsborough, Owlerton, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Attendance: 35,000;
Receipts: £4,283; Kick-off: 3.30pm BST

England - Jack Cock (Wallace got the ball from Kelly and centred for Cock 9), Alf Quantrill (from a Kelly and Wallace combination 15), Bob Kelly (glanced in off the post 57, from a Quantrill cross 73), Fred Morris (laid off by Cock 67)
Scotland - Tom Miller (after good work by Troup 13, poor defending 40), Andrew Wilson (worked away from Pennington and shot at a difficult angle 21), Alex Donaldson (smashed following a run 31)
The Courier reports that Charlie Wallace scored the opening goal, in fact, its pretty adamant about it, "actually scored by Wallace, though every scribe in the country was wrong, some thinking Morris scored and other's that Cock was the marksman."
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Thomas R. Dougray
Bellshill, Scotland

Linesmen - not known

Thirteen days after this match, England, and the other home nations, would withdraw from FIFA.

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Jesse Pennington, second captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: Mr Morgan-Roberts
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 29 March 1920.
89th match, W 62 - D 16 - L 11 - F 297 - A 83.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 37
228 days
26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 21 25 GA
  Longworth, Ephraim 32
191 days
2 October 1887 RB Liverpool FC 1 0
  Pennington, Jesse 36
231 days
23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 25 0
  Ducat, Andrew 34
55 days
15 February 1886 RH Aston Villa FC 5 1
  McCall, Joseph 33
279 days
6 July 1886 CH Preston North End FC 4 1
  Grimsdell, Arthur 26
18 days
23 March 1894 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
  Wallace, Charles W. 35
81 days
20 January 1885 OR Aston Villa FC 3 0
Kelly, Robert 26
146 days
16 November 1893 IR Burnley FC 1 2
Cock, John G. 26
147 days
15 November 1893 CF Chelsea FC 2 2
Morris, Frederick 26
227 days
27 August 1893 IL West Bromwich Albion FC 1 1
Quantrill, Alfred E. 23
79 days
22 January 1897
in India
OL Derby County FC 2 1


Bert Smith (Tottenham Hotspur FC) and Charlie Buchan (Sunderland AFC). Sheffield United FC's Stan Fazackerley replaced Buchan on 8 April as reserve forward.

team notes:

Sam Hardy extends his record of the goalkeeper with most appearances, in this, England's oldest team so far, for the third match in a row.
Joe McCall's fourth appearance comes six years and six days after his third.
2-3-5 Hardy -
Longworth, Pennington -
Ducat, McCall, Grimsdell -
Wallace, Kelly, Cock, Morris, Quantrill


Age 30.4 (153 days) Appearances/Goals 6.1 0.3


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th
Colours: Dark blue laced-up shirts, white shorts
Capt: Alec McNair Selectors:
Trainer: W. Struth (Rangers FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 30 March 1920. Tom White and John McDowall in charge
Scotland Lineup
  Campbell, Kenneth, injured off temporarily c.75 27 6 September 1892 G Partick Thistle FC 3 6 GA
  McNair, Alexander 36 26 December 1883 RB The Celtic FC 15 0
  Blair, James 31 11 May 1888 LB The Wednesday FC, England 2 0
  Bowie, James 31 9 July 1888 RH Rangers FC 2 0
  Low, Wilfrid L. 35 8 December 1884 CH Newcastle United FC, England 5 0
  Gordon, James E. 31 23 July 1888 LH/G Rangers FC 10 0
Donaldson, Alexander P. 29 4 December 1890 OR Bolton Wanderers FC, England 5 1
Miller, Thomas 29 30 June 1890 IR Liverpool FC, England 1 2
Wilson, Andrew N. 24 15 February 1896 CF Dunfermline Athletic FC 3 2
  Paterson, John 23 14 December 1896 IL Leicester City FC, England 1 0
  Troup, Alexander 24 4 May 1895 OL Dundee FC 1 0



team notes:

Alex Troup was a late replacement for Queen's Park FC's Alan Morton
James Gordon replaced Ken Campbell in goal for five minutes sometime around the 75th minute mark.
Not since May 1902 has an opposing playing scored on his debut on English soil.
2-3-5 Campbell -
McNair, Blair -
Bowie, Low, Gordon -
Donaldson, Miller, Wilson, Patterson, Troup.


Age 29.1 Appearances/Goals 4.4 0.1


    Match Report

England beat Scotland on the ground of the Sheffield Wednesday Club on Saturday by 5 goals to 4. It was a remarkable match, for England snatched a dramatic victory after the sides had changed ends with Scotland leading by 4 goals to 2. There were 35,000 spectators...

Within 10 minutes of the start, England took the lead after some brilliant combined work by the forwards. Kelly made an opening for Wallace to run down and centre the ball to Cock, who scored very cleverly from a position almost under the crossbar. Three minutes later Scotland drew level. The pace of Troup had previously threatened danger, and it was from one of his runs that Miller was enabled to score. This goal was followed by a series of hot attacks upon the Scottish goal, and three minutes later another brilliant movement by Kelly and Wallace enabled the latter to put the ball into the goal-mouth, and Quantrill dashed in and did the rest...

Ducat neglected Troup, who was far more dangerous than his partner, with the result that the outside man was able to outpace Longworth  and put his centres across before the English defence could get back to cover Hardy. Wilson was quite unmarked when he scored the second equalizing goal, but when Troup again got the better of Longworth, the centre forward was not in such a good position. Realizing that Donaldson had a better opening, he passed out to the latter, who took the ball on the run and beat Hardy with a very fast drive..

Scotland, however, again broke through the home defence, and Donaldson, who was unmarked, cleverly turned the ball over to Miller, who easily scored his side's fourth goal...

...12 minutes after the restart McCall passed to Kelly, who eluded the backs and sent in a shot that glanced off the goal-post into the net. The equalizing goal came 10 minutes later; Quantrill outpaced the defence, and, from his centre, Cock transferred the ball to Morris, who scored the finest goal of the match...

Campbell's wonderful goalkeeping kept the English forwards out for another six minutes, but Kelly then ran close in from a centre by Quantrill and scored a goal worthy of Bloomer at his best. Campbell made an heroic effort to save, and was damaged in the collision with Kelly. He was off the field for 10 minutes, Gordon keeping the goal in his absence...

Of the 44 matches between the two countries, Scotland have won 18 and England 14, with 12 drawn games. - The Times - Monday 12th April, 1920

Source Notes

Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60