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130 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 8 April 1922
Home International Championship 1921-22 (34th) Match

England 0 Scotland 1 [0-0]
 

Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Attendance: 33,646;
Receipts: £4721; Kick-off: tbc BST

Match Summary
England Party

Scotland Party

Scotland - Andy Wilson (a rebound after Dawson failed to gather the ball after he saved it 63)
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - Thomas R. Dougray
Bellshill, Scotland

Linesmen - J.F. Pearson, Dudley and unknown

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 10th
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: George Wilson, second captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 27 March 1922.
96th match, W 65 - D 18 - L 13 - F 303 - A 88.
England Lineup
  Dawson, Jeremiah 34 18 March 1888 G Burnley FC 2 2 GA
  Clay, Thomas 29 19 November 1892 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 25 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 1 0
  Moss, Frank 26 17 April 1895 RH Aston Villa FC 2 0
  Wilson, George 30 14 January 1892 CH The Wednesday FC 5 0
  Bromilow, G. Thomas 27 7 October 1894 LH Liverpool FC 3 0
  York, Richard E. 22 25 April 1899 OR Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Kelly, Robert 28 16 November 1893 IR Burnley FC 6 4
  Rawlings, William E. 26 3 January 1896 CF Southampton FC 2 0
  Walker, William H. 24 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 4 1
  Smith, William H. 26 23 May 1895 OL Huddersfield Town AFC 2 0

reserves:

Percy Barton (Birmingham FC) and Jimmy Seed (Tottenham Hotspur FC)

team notes:

Liverpool FC's Tommy Lucas was the original named left-back, Clay taking his place.
 
2-3-5 Dawson -
Clay, Wadsworth -
Moss, Wilson, Bromilow -
York, Kelly, Rawlings, Walker, Smith

Averages:

Age 27.0 Appearances/Goals 2.9 0.5

England teams v. Scotland:

1921:

Gough Smart Silcock Smith Wilson Grimsdell Chedgzoy Kelly Chambers Bliss Dimmock

1922:

Dawson Clay Wadsworth Moss Wilson Bromilow York Kelly Rawlings Walker Smith

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 5th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: James Blair Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen on Wednesday, 29 March 1922.
Scotland Lineup
  Campbell, Kenneth 29 6 September 1892 G Partick Thistle FC 8 10 GA
  Marshall, John 29 24 April 1892 RB Middlesbrough FC, England 6 0
  Blair, James 33 11 May 1888 LB Cardiff City FC, Wales 4 0
  Gilchrist, John 21/22  1900 RH The Celtic FC 1 0
  Cringan, William 31 15 May 1890 CH The Celtic FC 3 0
  McBain, Neil 26 15 November 1895 LH Manchester United FC, England 1 0
  Archibald, Alexander 24 6 September 1897 OR Rangers FC 3 1
  Crosbie, John A. 25 3 June 1896 IR Birmingham FC, England 2 0
Wilson, Andrew N. 26 15 February 1896 CF Middlesbrough FC, England 9 9
  Cairns, Thomas 31 30 October 1890 IL Rangers FC 2 1
  Morton, Alan L. 28 24 April 1893 OL Rangers FC 5 2

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Campbell -
Marshall, Blair -
Gilchrist, Cringan, McBain -
Archibald, Crosbie, Wilson, Cairns, Morton

Averages:

Age 27.5/6 Appearances/Goals 4.0 1.1

 

    Match Report

SCOTLAND WIN A POOR GAME

After some disappointing football, Scotland beat England by one goal to none in the last international fixture of the season, played on the ground of the Aston Villa Football Club, on Saturday.

This match was the first won by Scotland on an English ground since 1903, and the success of the visitors brought the records for the series to 20 wins for Scotland against 14 for England, with 12 games drawn. It also gave Scotland the Championship.

The unsettled weather and the increased prices of admission probably accounted for the comparatively small attendance of 34,000, but the international has never aroused the enthusiasm which always marks the fixture at Glasgow, where an attendance of over 100,000 is usually seen when England are the visitors. Fortunately the wet morning was followed by a fine afternoon, and with the turf in good order and an absence of wind, the conditions could not be blamed for the indifferent quality of the football, which was in direct contrast to the brilliant play seen at Sheffield two years ago, when England won by 5 goals to 4 on a rain-soaked pitch, after being two goals behind at the interval.

The international games this season have been marked by play of very moderate quality, and Saturday's match was no exception to the rule. Presumably the best forwards in the two countries were engaged, and between them they managed to score one goal, and that in the nature of a fluke. Modern forward play is in a bad way if Saturday's display may be taken as a criterion, for there were scarcely half-a-dozen decent shots made during the match, and both sides missed many excellent scoring openings by indecision or inaccuracy. The best football came from Scotland and, although their goal was a lucky one, they were fully entitled to win. They were the quicker on the ball, and there was method in their movements, but it could not be claimed that either side played football worthy of the occasion...

The goal which won the match was scored when 17 minutes of the second half had expired. Dawson had saved a centre by Archibald, but in clearing a second shot-kicked the ball against one of the Scottish forwards, from whom it rebounded to Wilson, who turned it into the open goal. - The Times - Monday 10th April, 1922

    Football League

Football League Division One
8 April 1922
Team P Pts
Liverpool 36 50
Tottenham Hotspur 36 44
Burnley 36 44
Aston Villa 36 43
Bolton Wanderers 36 42
Cardiff City 36 42
Middlesbrough 35 40
Manchester City 36 39
Newcastle United 36 38
Sunderland 37 37
West Bromwich Albion 36 37
Chelsea 36 36
Sheffield United 37 34
Huddersfield Town 35 32
Blackburn Rovers 37 32
Preston North End 35 32
Birmingham 36 30
Bradford City 36 30
Oldham Athletic 36 30
Everton 35 28
Arsenal 36 28
Manchester United 37 24

 

Division One matches played on 8 April 1922:

BOLTON WANDERERS 1-0 MANCHESTER UNITED
Jack 81
28,000 (Burnden Park, Bolton)

United were without Neil McBain, who was making his international debut, for Scotland against England at Birmingham.

BURNLEY 4-2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Richardson 13, 54, 62, Anderson 73 (Davies 72, 75)
8,900
(Turf Moor, Burnley)

Burnley were without Dawson and Kelly, who were playing against Scotland at Birmingham.

CARDIFF CITY 1-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED
L.Davies 15

25,000 (Ninian Park, Cardiff)

Cardiff were without Jimmy Blair, who was playing for Scotland against England at Birmingham.

EVERTON 2-3 CHELSEA
Reid 37, Spencer 83 (Cock 28, 35, Sharp 43)

30,000 (
Goodison Park, Liverpool)

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1-2 BRADFORD CITY
Mann 62 (Chalmers 43, Logan 90)
12,000 (
Leeds Road, Huddersfield)

Huddersfield were without Smith and Wadsworth (making his international debut), who were playing against Scotland at Birmingham.

MANCHESTER CITY 2-2 SHEFFIELD UNITED
Browell 8, 53 (Gillespie 13, 32)
12,000 (Hyde
Road, Manchester)

MIDDLESBROUGH 4-2 ARSENAL
Elliott Pen. 12, 13, 47, Urwin 30 (White 22, Baker 42)
20,000 (Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough were without Marshall and Wilson, who were playing for Scotland against England at Birmingham, with Wilson scoring the only goal.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4-0 LIVERPOOL
J.Marshall 28, 55, 68, Butler 85
10,360 (Boundary Park, Oldham)

Liverpool were without Tom Bromilow, who was playing against Scotland at Birmingham.

SUNDERLAND 1-0 PRESTON NORTH END
Buchan 55

18,000 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-1 BIRMINGHAM
Lindsay 8, Jones o.g. 61 (Hampton 4)

19,638 (White Hart Lane, London)

Tottenham were without Clay, who was playing against Scotland at Birmingham, and Seed who was a reserve against Scotland, as was Barton of Birmingham, who were also without Crosbie, who was playing for Scotland.

Liverpool suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, but their healthy lead ensured that it would not stop them winning the championship.

Football League Division Two
8 April 1922
Team P Pts
Nottingham Forest 36 49
Stoke 36 48
West Ham United 36 45
Fulham 36 43
Barnsley 37 43
Hull City 36 42
Leeds United 36 38
Leicester City 35 37
South Shields 36 37
Notts County 36 35
Derby County 36 35
Clapton Orient 36 35
The Wednesday 36 35
Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 34
Rotherham County 36 34
Bury 36 33
Crystal Palace 36 33
Port Vale 36 29
Blackpool 36 28
Bradford 35 27
Coventry City 36 26
Bristol City 35 24

 

Division Two matches played on 8 April 1922:

BLACKPOOL 4-0 SOUTH SHIELDS
Charles, Power, Mee, Bedford
5,000 (Bloomfield Road, Blackpool)

BRADFORD 2-1 BRISTOL CITY
McLean, Peel (Poulton)

7,000 (Park Avenue, Bradford)

CLAPTON ORIENT 1-2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Tonner (Nelis, Spaven)
20,000
(Millfields Road, London)

CRYSTAL PALACE 1-0 LEICESTER CITY
McCracken

10,000 (Croydon Common Athletic Ground, London)

FULHAM 1-0 PORT VALE
Torrance

15,000
(Craven Cottage, London)

HULL CITY 2-0 COVENTRY CITY
Flood 2
8,000 (Anlaby Road, Hull)

LEEDS UNITED 4-0 BARNSLEY
Swan 2, Gittins o.g., Poyntz
10,000 (Elland Road, Leeds)

NOTTS COUNTY 1-2 DERBY COUNTY
Hill (Storer, Paterson)
5,000 (Meadow Lane, Nottingham)

ROTHERHAM COUNTY 1-1 BURY
Lounds (Robbie)
4,000 (Millmoor, Rotherham)

STOKE 3-0 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Tempest, Broad 2
10,000 (Victoria Ground, Stoke)

THE WEDNESDAY 2-1 WEST HAM UNITED
Lunn, Lofthouse (Tresadern)
4,000 (Hillsborough, Sheffield)

The Wednesday were without George Wilson, England's captain against Scotland at Birmingham.

Forest's win kept them in control in their ultimately successful bid to return to the top flight for the first time since 1911. Barnsley's crushing defeat seemingly ended their hope of promotion, but they only dropped one more point and very nearly snatched the runners-up position from Stoke.

Selected Division Three matches played on 8 April 1921:

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1-3 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
Lockett (Raymond, Baker, Corcoran)
5,000 (County Ground, Northampton)

SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 MERTHYR TOWN
Brown (Getgood o.g.)

9,000 (The Dell, Southampton)

Southampton were without Bill Rawlings, who was playing for England against Scotland at Birmingham.

Plymouth led the southern section by five points from Southampton, who had three games in hand and went on to only concede one goal (in losing at Plymouth) in their last nine games to take the title (and promotion) on goal average. It was the first season in an incredible run of six successive runners-up placings for Plymouth in an era when only the champions were promoted to the second division. Stockport County led the northern section by five points from Darlington. Two weeks later, they would be champions and returning to the second division after a season's absence.

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 7 April 1922 that the first ever mid-air collision between two airliners occurred over France, with seven people killed. In foggy conditions, a British mail plane with two occupants from Croydon collided with a French plane with three passengers, a mechanic and the pilot, headed for Croydon.

Source Notes

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