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Results 1872-1890

Saturday, 3 March 1877
International Friendly Match

England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad
Team Records

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
Attendance: between 2,000 and 3,000; Kick-off 'a few minutes past' 3:00pm London Time

Scotland - John Ferguson ('kicked' 25, 'free-kick' 69), James Richmond ('kicked' 48).
England - Alfred Lyttleton ('kicking' 55).

England won toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

England

Type

Scotland

Umpires -
William A. Dick
Scotland (Hon. Secretary Scottish FA) &
George Hubert Hugh Heron
25 (30 January 1852), Wanderers FC.

Referee -
Robert A.M.M. Ogilvie
24 (20 October 1852), Clapham Rovers, England.

Played according to London Association rules

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
His Grace, The Marquis of Lorne was in attendance. Probably the first Royalty to watch an England match. He was also known as the Duke of Argyll, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell. He watched alongside George Anderson, MP for Glasgow.

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts with the English Arms in black on the breast, white shorts and dark blue caps.
Capt: William Rawson, only captaincy. Selectors: The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on 26 February 1877.
England Lineup
 

Betts, Morton P.

29 30 August 1847 G

Old Harrovians & Wanderers FC

1 3 GA
  Lindsay, William 29 3 August 1847 FB

Wanderers FC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 0
  Bury, Lindsay 19 9 July 1857 FB Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians 1 0
  Rawson, William S. 22 14 October 1854 FB Oxford University AFC & Wanderers FC & Old Westminsters 2 0
  Jarrett, Beaumont Griffiths 21 18 July 1855 HB Cambridge University AFC & Old Harrovians FC & Grantham FC 2 0
  Wollaston, Charles H.R. 27 31 July 1849 F Wanderers FC & Lancing Old Boys & Clapham Rovers FC 3 1
Lyttleton, Alfred 20 7 February 1857 F Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians FC 1 1
7 Cursham, Arthur W. 23 14 March 1853 CF Notts County FC 2 0
  Bain, John 22 15 July 1854 CF Oxford University AFC & Old Wykehamists FC 1 0
  Mosforth, William 19 2 January 1858 OL

Wednesday FC

1 0
  Wingfield-Stratford, Cecil V. 23 7 October 1853 OL Royal Engineers FC 1 0

reserves:

Norman C. Bailey, Walter S. Buchanan, C.J. Fox (all Clapham Rovers FC), J. Lewis (Cambridge University AFC), William Page (Charterhouse School AFC).

team notes:

Wingfield-Stratford was listed as C.W. Stratford.
   

2-2-6

Betts -
Lindsay, Bury -
Jarrett, Rawson -
Wollaston, Lyttleton, Bain, Cursham, Mosforth, Wingfield-Stratford.

Averages:

Age 21.2 Appearances/Goals 1.5 0.2

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "The distinctive uniforms were dark blue jerseys, with the Scottish lion in white as a badge;".
Capt: Charles Campbell Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee
Scotland Lineup
1 McGeoch, Alexander 21/22 1855 G

Dumbreck FC

3 1 GA
2 Neill, Robert W. - - FB

Queen's Park FC

2 0
3 Vallance, Thomas A. 20/21 1856 HB

Glasgow Rangers FC

1 0
  Campbell, Charles - - HB

Queen's Park FC

3 0
  Phillips, James - - HB

Queen's Park FC

1 0
Richmond, James T. 18 22 March 1858 F

Clydesdale FC

1 1
  MacKinnon, William M. 24/25 1852 F Queen's Park FC 7 3
  McGregor, John 25/26 1851 F

Vale of Leven FC

1 0
9 McDougall, John 23/24 1853 CF

Vale of Leven FC

1 0
  Smith, John 21 12 August 1855 CF

Mauchline FC

1 0
Ferguson, John 28 22 June 1848 F Vale of Leven FC 4 3
Ferguson's second goal possibly scored after 80 minutes.
   
2-2-6 McGeoch -
Neill, Vallance -
Phillips, Campbell -
Richmond, McKinnon, McGregor, MacDougall, Smith, Ferguson.

Averages:

Age n/a Appearances/Goals 2.3 0.6

 

Match Report

Disagreeable weather; Rain before kick-off.

The winners played well throughout, although deprived of the services of J.B. Weir, one of their best backs, whose place was taken by J.B. Ferguson.

Their passing was extremely good, and it would have been better if some of their opponents had pursued the same tactics, instead of selfishly keeping the ball until it was too late.

Several of the English forwards were indefatigable in their efforts, but at times a certain amount of looseness was noticeable in the ranks of the home team, especially amongst the backs. - Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle - Sunday 4th March, 1877

Saturday proved most wretched in point of weather for the purpose of outdoor sports. Yet this did not deter about four thousand spectators, amongst whom was the Marquis of Lorne, from being present at The Oval, Kennington to witness the annual match between England and Scotland. - The Times - Monday 5th March, 1877

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FA Library
Glasgow Herald, 5 March 1877

Scottish Football Association
London Hearts
Cris Freddi's invaluable research
The Football Association Yearbook, various years

original newspaper snippet

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