Thursday, 20 February 1873
- The second trial match for the selection of the English XI, to compete against
the Scotch team was played this afternoon on the Surrey Cricket Ground, and the
players, ten members of Wanderers FC, against "ten candidates", representing
Oxford and Cambridge Universities, King's College, Crystal Palace, First Surrey
Rifles, Clapham Pilgrims, etc. The Wanderers were under the supervision of A.F.
Kinnaird. Their captain, C.W. Alcock, through an accident, being unable to
compete, officiated as umpire, whilst the Candidates were ably commanded by D.
Allport, captain of the Crystal Palace club. Owing to the heavy state of the
ground the stamina of the different competitors was severely tested, and several
of them came to mother earth in their spirited efforts to obtain possession of
the leather. After an exciting struggle victory resulted in favour of the
Wanderers. The fine runs of Hooman and Bonsor were conspicuous, and greatly
conduced to the fine drop kicks effected by Kingsford, Mort[e]n and Rose, whilst
L. Warner (Upton Park FC) and the brothers Heron proved invaluable on behalf of
Friday, 28 February 1873
- Newspapers report that the players for the upcoming grand international
football match will be chosen from Messrs Ottaway, Bonsor, J.Clegg, Greenhalgh,
Hubert Heron, Goodwyn, Howell, Morton, Kingsford, W. Clegg, Rose, Vidal, von
Donop, Thompson and Chenery.
Thomas Hooman withdrew from the initial England line-up.