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163 vs. Wales

165 vs. France

Saturday, 13 April 1929
Home International Championship 1928-29 (41st) Match

Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 110,512;
Receipts: £6,698; Kick-off 3.00pm GMT
Live on London Radio - commentator: George Allison

Scotland - Alex Cheyne (direct from a corner-kick assisted by the wind 89)
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Arthur Joseph
South Shields, county Durham, England

Linesmen - Arthur G. Kingscott, Long Eaton, England and not known

 The victorious Scottish team of 1900 were again present at this match, led by Bob McColl. Only the deceased Nicol Smith was missing.

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Jimmy McMullan Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match.
Scotland Lineup
  Harkness, John D. 21 27 September 1907 G Heart of Midlothian FC 6 8 GA
  Crapnell, James S. 25 4 June 1903 RB Airdrieonians FC 1 0
  Nibloe, Joseph 25 23 November 1903 LB Kilmarnock FC 1 0
  Buchanan, John 30 15 March 1899 RH Rangers FC 1 0
  Meiklejohn, David D. 28 12 December 1900 CH Rangers FC 9 2
  McMullan, James 34 26 March 1895 LH Manchester City FC, England 16 0
  Jackson, Alexander S., injured off c.40 min 23 12 May 1905 OR Huddersfield Town FC, England 13 8
Cheyne, Alexander G. 21 28 April 1907 IR Aberdeen FC 1 1
  Gallacher, Hugh K. 26 2 February 1903 CF Newcastle United FC, England 15 18
  James, Alexander W. 27 14 September 1901 IL Preston North End FC, England 4 2
  Morton, Alan L. 35 24 April 1893 OL Rangers FC 22 5


reserves not known

team notes:

A couple of days before this match, Rangers FC's Thomas Muirhead, owing to injuries received in last week's SFA Cup final, his place originally going to Everton FC's Jimmy Dunne, who too had to cry off. Cheyne being the final option.
Alex Jackson went off just before half-time after he dislocated his elbow in a collision.
2-3-5 Harkness -
Crapnell, Nibloe -
Buchanan, Meiklejohnm McMullan -
Jackson, Cheyne, Gallacher, James, Morton


Age 26.8 Appearances/Goals 8.1 3.2


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 11th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Willis Edwards, third captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Arthur G. Kingscott
(this was his first defeat in charge)
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 8 April 1929.
131st match, W 84 - D 25 - L 22 - F 395 - A 143.
England Lineup
  Hacking, John 31 22 December 1897 G Oldham Athletic AFC 3 4 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 24 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 4 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 26 20 April 1902 LB The Wednesday FC 5 0
  Edwards, Willis 25 28 April 1903 RH Leeds United AFC 14 0
  Seddon, James 33 20 May 1895 CH Bolton Wanderers FC 6 0
  Nuttall, Henry 31 9 November 1897 LH Bolton Wanderers FC 3 0
  Bruton, John 25 21 November 1903 OR Burnley FC 3 0
  Brown, George 25 22 June 1903 IR Huddersfield Town AFC 8 3
  Dean, William R. 22 22 January 1907 CF Everton FC 13 17
  Wainscoat, W. Russell 30 28 July 1898 IL Leeds United AFC 1 0
  Ruffell, James W. 28 11 August 1900 OL West Ham United FC 5 0


Austen Campbell (Blackburn Rovers FC) and Edgar Kail (Dulwich Hamlet FC)
2-3-5 Hacking -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Edwards, Seddon, Nuttall -
Bruton, Brown, Dean, Wainscoat, Ruffell.


Age 27.3 Appearances/Goals 5.9 1.8


    Match Report



A lucky goal in the last two minutes of a distinctly disappointing game decided the championship of Association Football for 1928-29 in favour of Scotland, at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday.

Up to that point neither Scotland nor England had been able to master a gusty wind, a hard ground and a lively ball sufficiently to score a goal...

In the nick of time, however, the wind did come to the rescue of the ten men and, fairly enough, it was Cheyne, the lonely substitute for Muirhead on the right wing, apparently deprived of his last hopes of distinction when Jackson retired hurt, who landed the knock-out blow. This took the form of a corner kick, taken, very wisely, with the left foot, and swept round and into the far corner of the net by the very element that had very nearly spoiled the great game of the season--a game, moreover, watched by 110,000 spectators, mostly experts of the deepest dye of Scottish blue. - The Times - Monday 15th April, 1929

Source Notes

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