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England's Trial Matches

This list contains the results of matches that were accorded status as trial matches.

Season 1877-78
Date Opposition Venue Attendance Type F A Result H.T.
19-Feb-1878 Probables vs. Improbables Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London NK Trial 4 3 [NK]
Goalscorers for Probables were Heron, Sedgwick, Wace & A.N. Other. Hunter, Thompson & Maynard scored for the Improbables.
Season 1878-79
12-Feb-1879 Probables vs. The Rest Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London NK Trial 0 0 [NK]
01-Mar-1879 The Rest Stoke-on-Trent NK Trial 4 3 [NK]
Season 1880-81
05-Mar-1881 Birmingham & District Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham NK Trial 5 4 [2-1]
Goalscorers for England were a Hargreaves brace and a Macauley hat-trick.  Johnson, Tait, Ward & A.N. Other scored for Birmingham.
Season 1881-82
04-Mar-1882 Probables vs. Improbables Pikes Lane, Bolton NK Trial 4 4 [3-1]
Improbables were Lancashire based players.  Goalscorers for Probables were Page, Parry, Wilson & Gilbertson.  A Cunliffe hat-trick & Hamer scored for the Improbables.
Season 1890-1912
1890 Whites vs. Stripes - NK Trial - - [NK]
1892 Whites vs. Stripes - NK Trial - - [NK]
1894 Whites vs. Stripes - NK Trial - - [NK]
1910 Whites vs. Stripes - NK Trial - - [NK]
1911 Whites vs. Stripes - NK Trial - - [NK]
1912 Whites vs. Stripes - NK Trial - - [NK]
Season 1912-13
25-Nov-1912 The South White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London 10,000 Trial 1 2 [1-1]
Goalscorer for England was Stephenson.  Shea & Woodward scored for The South.
20-Jan-1913 The North Hyde Road, Manchester 15,000 Trial 0 5 [0-3]
Goalscorers for The North were Utley, Smith, Buchan, Mordue & a Crompton own goal.
Season 1913-14
24-Nov-1913 The South Craven Cottage, Fulham, London 12,000 Trial 3 1 [1-0]
Goalscorers for England were a McCall brace & Hampton.  McFadden scored for The South.
21-Jan-1914 The North Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland 18,853 Trial 4 3 [2-1]
Goalscorers for England were Holley, Fleming, Woodward & Mosscrop.  McFadden scored for The North.
Season 1919-20
09-Feb-1920 The South The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. 15,000 Trial 2 1 [1-0]
Goalscorers for England were Morris & Cock.  Sloley scored for The South.
25-Feb-1920 The North St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 30,000 Trial 5 3 [3-2]
Goalscorers for England were Morris, two from Buchan, Grimsdell & Cock.  Crossley, a Fazackerley penalty & Elliott scored for The North.
Season 1920-21
07-Feb-1921 The South White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London 23,000 Trial 1 1 [0-0]
Goalscorers for England were J. Smith.  Dorning scored for The South.
28-Feb-1921 The North Turf Moor, Burnley 30,000 Trial 1 6 [1-1]
Goalscorer for England was Dimmock.  Urwin, a Buchan hat-trick, a Chambers penalty & Kirton scored for The North.
Season 1921-22
06-Jan-1922 The North Valley Parade, Bradford - Trial 0 1 [0-1]
Goalscorer for The North was Creek.
22-Feb-1922 The South Craven Cottage, Fulham, London 21,000 Trial 1 3 [1-2]
Goalscorer for England was Chambers.  A Hegan brace & Rawlings scored for The South.
Season 1922-23
12-Feb-1923 The South The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London 22,500 Trial 1 0 [0-0]
England's goalscorer was a Titmuss own goal.
19-Feb-1923 The North Elland Road, Leeds - Trial P P -
Postponed due to snow.
Season 1923-24
11-Feb-1924 The Rest White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London 12,600 Trial 1 0 [1-0]
England's goalscorer was Moss.
Season 1924-25
09-Feb-1925 The Rest Maine Road, Manchester - Trial 2 2 Ab [2-1]
Abandoned after 63 minutes due to rain.  England's goalscorers were Walker & Cook.  A Roberts brace scored for The Rest.
Season 1925-26
18-Jan-1926 The Rest The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London 14,400 Trial 0 1   [0-0]
Goalscorer for The Rest was Bullock.
10-Feb-1926 The Rest St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 15,000 Trial 3 4   [1-1]
England's goalscorers were a Walker brace & Bullock.  A Brain brace, Urwin & Johnson scored for The Rest.
Season 1926-27
17-Jan-1927 The Rest Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London 11,473 Trial 7 3   [0-2]
England's goalscorers were a Brown, four from Dean & a Walker brace.  Camsell, Kail & Rigby scored for The Rest.
07-Feb-1927 The Rest Burnden Park, Bolton 14,000 Trial 2 3   [1-1]
England's goalscorer was a Camsell brace. Chandler, Rigby & Cross scored for The Rest.
Season 1927-28
23-Jan-1928 The Rest The Hawthorns, West Bromwich 10.355 Trial 5 1   [2-1]
England's goalscorers were Hulme, a Dean hat-trick & a Finch own goal.  Bruton scored for The Rest.
08-Feb-1928 The Rest Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough 18,431 Trial 8 3   [2-1]
England's goalscorers were five from Dean, a Hulme brace & Smith.  A Tunstall penalty, Camsell & Hine scored for The Rest.
Season 1928-29
04-Feb-1929 The Rest Hillsborough, Sheffield 17,400 Trial 4 3   [2-1]
England's goalscorers were a Watson brace, Ruffell & Hine.  Brown, Chandler & Bruton scored for The Rest.
11-Mar-1929 The Rest White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London 16,000 Trial 1 2   [0-2]
England's goalscorers was Watson.  Hodgson & Page scored for The Rest.
Season 1929-30
12-Mar-1930 The Rest Anfield Road, Liverpool 12,000 Trial 1 6   [0-2]
England's goalscorer was Tunstall.  A Jack hat-trick, Johnson, Marsden & Strange scored for The Rest.
Season 1930-31
04-Mar-1931 The Rest Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London 14,282 Trial 3 2   [NK]
England's goalscorer was a Dean hat-trick.  A Burgess brace scored for The Rest.
Season 1931-32
16-Mar-1932 The Rest Leeds Road, Huddersfield 8,444 Trial 1 4   [1-2]
England's goalscorer was Bastin.  A Waring brace. Hulme & Barclay scored for The Rest.
Season 1932-33
22-Mar-1933 The Rest Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Portsmouth 15,103 Trial 1 5   [0-4]
England's goalscorer was Bastin.  Hulme & Hunt braces & Pickering scored for The Rest.
Season 1933-34
21-Mar-1934 The Rest Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland 13,500 Trial 1 7 [0-3]
England's goalscorer was Willingham.  Four from Carter, a Gurney brace & Brook scored for The Rest.
Season 1934-35
27-Mar-1935 The Rest The Hawthorns, West Bromwich 12,846 Trial 2 2   [2-1]
England's goalscorer was a Drake brace.  Gurney & Brook scored for The Rest.
Season 1935-36
25-Mar-1936 Probables vs. Possibles Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester 10,000 Trial 3 0   [0-0]
Probables' goalscorer was a Richardson hat-trick.
Season 1936-37
17-Mar-1937 Probables vs. Possibles Turf Moor, Burnley 6,024 Trial 2 0   [1-0]
Probables' goalscorers were Tilson & Bowden.
Season 1937-38
13-Oct-1937 Probables vs. Possibles Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool 7,000 Trial 1 1   [1-0]
Probables' goalscorers was Gurney.  Richardson scored for the Possibles.

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