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2 vs. Scotland
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4 vs. Scotland



Unofficial Results

Saturday, 25 February 1871
International friendly

England 1 Scotland 1
there is no half-time score

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
Attendance: 500-600+;
Kick-off: 3.30pm London Time

Scotland - Charles Nepean (circa 20)
England - Robert Walker (circa 30).

England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Played according to Football Association rules.
Umpires - Robert Barker (Hertfordshire Rangers, England)
William Wallace
(Wanderers, for Scotland)

Referee - Charles Mansfield Tebbut (Wanderers)
 - Andy Mitchell's First Elevens, page 27/28.

Notes: William Baillie-Hamilton, as in the second unofficial match, was named in the Scottish starting XI, but did not turn up again. His place was given to Gilbert Primrose. Robert Crawford was another late withdrawal, his place going to Frederick Chappell.
No selection issues for the English.

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;

Colours: not known
Capt: Charles W. Alcock Coach: None; team selection by Charles W. Alcock, 28, and other selectors.
England Lineup
  Betts, Morton Peto 23 30 August 1847 G/F West Kent FC, Wanderers FC & Harrow Chequers FC - -
  Stephenson, Charles William 17 27 February 1853 B

Westminster School FC & Wanderers FC

- -
  Lubbock, Edgar 24 22 February 1847 HB

West Kent FC & No Names FC

- -
  Alcock, Charles William 28 2 December 1842 - Wanderers FC, Harrow Pilgrims FC & Upton Park FC - -
  Baker, Alfred Joseph 25 10 February 1846 -

Wanderers FC & No Names FC

- -
  Butler, William Charles 27 17 January 1844 -

Civil Service FC & Barnes Club

- -
  Cockerell, John 25 22 November 1845 F/G

Brixton Club & Barnes Club

- -
  Crake, William Parry 19 11 February 1852
Born in India
- Wanderers FC & Harrow Chequers FC - -
  Hooman, Thomas Charles 20 28 December 1850 -

Wanderers FC & Old Carthusians FC

- -
  Vidal, Robert Walpole Sealy 17 3 September 1853 -

Wanderers FC & Old Westminsters FC

- -
Walker, Robert Sandilands Frowd 20 13 May 1850 -

Clapham Rovers FC

- -
   
Formation not known -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 22.3 Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;

Colours: not known
Capt: Arthur Kinnaird Coach: None; team selection by Arthur Kinnaird and Quintin Hogg, primarily from London-based teams.
Scotland Lineup
  Kinnaird, Arthur Fitzgerald 24 16 February 1847
Born in London
-

Wanderers FC & Old Etonians FC, both England

- -
  Chappell, Frederick 21 22 July 1849 -

Oxford University FC, England

- -
  Gladstone MP, William Henry 30 3 June 1840 B

Harrow School FC & Old Etonians FC, both England

- -
  Hogg, Quintin 26 14 February 1845 HB

Wanderers FC, England

- -
  Inglis, John Frederic 17 16 July 1853
Born in India
-

Charterhouse FC, England

- -
  Kirkpatrick, James 28 22 March 1841
Born in Canada
G/F

Civil Service FC & Wanderers FC, both England

- -
  Lindsay, William 23 3 August 1847
Born in India
-

Rochester Club, Civil Service FC & Old Wykehamists FC, all England

- -
Nepean, Charles Edward Burroughs 20 5 February 1851
Born in London
-

Oxford University FC & Old Carthusians FC, both England

- -
  Smith, Arnold Kirke 20 23 April 1850 -

Oxford University FC & Civil Service FC, both England

- -
  Smith, Robert 22 1 May 1848 F/G Queen's Park FC & South Norwood FC, England - -
  Primrose, Gilbert Edward 23 27 February 1848 -

Civil Service FC, England

- -
   
formation not known -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 23.1 Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Mitchell, Andy, First Elevens: The Birth of International Football (Andy Mitchell Media, Scotland 2012)
Warsop, Keith, The Early F.A Cup Finals and the Southern Amateurs
(Tony Brown).
Shaoul, Mark & Tony Williamson, Forever England: A History of the National Side, pp. 11-12 (Tempus Publishing Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire 2000).
Lamming, Douglas, An English Football Internationlists: Who's Who 1872 - 1988
(Hutton Press Limited, Beverly, North Humberside, U.K., 1990)
LondonHearts.com/Scotland
[taken from excerpt of original newspaper clipping]
CricInfo.com
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