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Results 1872-90

Monday, 13 March 1882
International Friendly Match

Wales 5 England 3 [1-2]
 

Match Summary
Wales Squad

England Squad
Team Records

The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Attendance: 5,000
; Kick-off 3.07pm GMT

England - Billy Mosforth ('scored' 25), Edward Parry ('sent through' 37), Harry Cursham ('sent the ball through at precisely four o'clock' 48).
Wales - William Owen ('shouldered through' 43, 'put through' 87), John Morgan
('Goal awarded after the Welsh claimed that the ball crossed the line, but that was incorrect' 50), Alf Jones (
headed own goal 68), John Vaughan ('scored' 89)

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Wales

Type

England

Umpires -
Segar R. Bastard
28 (25 January 1854), Upton Park FC, London &
Samuel
Llewellyn Kendrick
34 (summer 1847), Druids FC

Referee -
J. Roberts
Llantysillo, Wales.

Played according to the Welsh FA rules

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
An experimental law was introduced, that empowers the referee to award a goal in cases where, in his opinion, a goal has been prevented from a deliberate handball by the defending team.  It lasts one season only, and it is unknown as to whether it resulted in any England goals in 1881-82.

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Not known - but possibly white and green halved shirts, and black shorts. White shirts with blue shorts is also a possibility.
Capt: John Morgan Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Adams, Harry or Henry - - G

Berwyn Rangers FC

2 x GA
Morgan, John R. - - B

unaffiliated

7 1
  Powell, John - - B

Druids FC

4 0
  Edwards, Henry Valentine - - HB

Wrexham AFC

4 0
  Hughes, Frederick William 21 28 October 1860 HB

Northwich Victoria FC, England

1 0
  Williams, William - - F

Druids FC

9 1
Owen, William Pierce 21 20 November 1860 F

Ruthin FC

5 2
  Roberts, Walter Hugh 23/24 spring 1858 F

Ruthin FC

1 0
  Price, John - - F

Wrexham AFC

9 4
  Roberts, John - - F

Corwen FC

4 1
Vaughan, John 26 1855 F

Druids FC

5 1

reserves:

not known

team notes:

In terms of appearances, this is the most experienced side to face England thus far.
 
2-2-6 Adams -
Morgan, Powell -
Edwards, Hughes -
Williams, Owen,
W.H.Roberts, Price, J.Roberts, Vaughan.

Averages:

Age tbc Appearances/Goals 4.6 0.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Norman Bailey, third captaincy. Selectors: The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Tuesday, 7 March 1882.
England Lineup
  Swepstone, Harry A. 23 early 1859 G

Pilgrims FC & Corinthians FC

3 15 GA
  Hunter, John 29 summer 1852 RB Sheffield Heeley FC, Providence FC, Wednesday Club & Sheffield Albion FC 7 0
Jones, Alfred 20 early 1861 LB

Walsall Swifts FC

2 0
  Bailey, Norman C. 24 23 July 1857 HB

Clapham Rovers FC

7 0
  Bambridge, E. Charles
 injured off 3 min.
23 30 July 1858 HB

Swifts FC

6 6
Parry, Edward H. 26 24 April 1855
in Canada
OR

Old Carthusians FC & Swifts FC & Remnants FC

3 1
Cursham, Henry A. 22 27 November 1859 IR

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

4 2
  Parr, Percivall C. 22 2 December 1859 CF Oxford University AFC 1 0
  Brown, Arthur 22 15 March 1859 CF/HB Aston Villa FC 3 4
  Vaughton, O. Howard 21 9 January 1861 IL Aston Villa FC 3 6
Mosforth, William 24 2 January 1858 OL

Wednesday FC

9 3

reserves:

Arthur Mallinson (Barnsley Wanderers FC, goal), Edwin Buttery (Sheffield Heeley FC, half-back), William Page and E.J. Wilson (both Old Carthusians AFC forwards).

team notes:

The original starting eleven was the same starting eleven originally chosen to begin the Scotland match two days prior to this match. And like the Scotland match, Old Carthusians FC's James Prinsep withdrew because of injury, his place going to Hunter. Parry, this time, took the place of Royal Engineers FC's Bruce Bremner Russell.
Charlie Bambridge 'had to retire, receiving a dislocation during a scrimmage' after only three minutes play and left the field, leaving England to battle with only ten men.
Billy Mosforth extends his record appearance total in his final match.
 
2-2-6 Swepstone -
Hunter, Jones -
Bailey, Bambridge -
Parry, Cursham, Parr, Brown, Vaughton, Mosforth.
After Bambridge was withdrawn, Brown dropped back to half-back, leaving Parr as the lone centre forward.

Averages:

Age 23.3 Appearances/Goals 4.4 1.7

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Cris Freddi: Football Historian
Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports
TheFA.com
FreeBMD.org.uk
Rothmans Yearbooks
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