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18 vs. Ireland
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20 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 10 March 1883
International Friendly Match

England 2 Scotland 3 [2-2]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records

Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Attendance: 7,000 (some reports estimate between 10,000 and 15,000).
Kick-off 3.40pm
GMT

Scotland - John Smith ('shot it' 22, 'steered the ball' 39, 'secured' 89 hattrick)
England - Clement Mitchell ('sent it under the crossbar' 24), Nevill Cobbold ('rapid shot' 44)
Most reports say the final whistle went almost immediately after Dr Smith's goal. Another report says four minutes later.  Either way - most players protested that the ball did not cross the line before Swepstone swept the ball away.
Results 1872-90

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

England

Type

Scotland

Umpires -
Thomas Lawrie
 (Scottish FA Vice-President) &
John Charles Clegg
32 (15 June 1850), Sheffield (Sheffield FA President).

Referee -
Samuel Sinclair
Ireland (Irish FA honorary treasurer).

"Special provision, in the shape of stand accommodation, had been made by the sub-committee appointed the FA to superintend the arrangements."

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "The English Eleven were attired in all white..."
Capt: Norman Bailey, fifth captaincy. Selectors: The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Tuesday, 27 February 1883.
England Lineup
  Swepstone, Harry A. 24 early 1859 G

Pilgrims FC

6 17 GA
  de Paravicini, Percy J. 20 15 July 1862 RB

Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians FC

3 0
  Jones, Alfred 21 early 1861 LB Great Lever FC 3 0
  Bailey, Norman C. 25 23 July 1857 HB

Clapham Rovers FC

9 0
  MacRae, Stuart 27 7 December 1855 HB

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

3 0
  Whateley, Oliver 21 8 August 1861 OR Aston Villa FC 2 2
  Cursham, Arthur W. 29 14 March 1853 IR Notts County FC 6 2
Mitchell, Clement 21 20 February 1862 CF

Upton Park FC & Corinthians FC

4 4
  Goodhart, Harry Chester 24 17 July 1858 CF

Old Etonians FC & Corinthians FC

3 0
Cobbold W. Nevill 20 4 February 1863 IL

Cambridge University AFC & Old Carthusians FC

2 3
  Cursham, Henry A. 23 27 November 1859 OL

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

7 2

reserves:

reserves not named

team notes:

Harry Moore was named in the original line-up, his place going to Alf Jones. The only change, and so after nineteen matches, this is the first that provided no debutants for England, and also provided the most experienced team England have produced thus far.
Arthur and Harry Cursham were brothers.
Norman Bailey equalled Billy Mosforth's record nine appearances.
   
2-2-6 Swepstone -
de Paravicini, Jones -
Bailey, Macrae -
H.Cursham, Cobbold, Goodhart, Mitchell, A.Cursham, Whateley.

Averages:

Age 23.2 Appearances/Goals 4.6 1.0

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...while the Scotchmen donned in dark blue jerseys and white trousers"
Capt: Andrew Holm Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, chosen following a trial match played on Saturday, 3 March 1883.
Scotland Lineup
  McAuley, James 22 30 August 1860 G

Dumbarton FC

2 1
1
GA
  Holm, Andrew H. 23 4 December 1859 B

Queen's Park FC

2 0
  Paton, Michael - - B

Dumbarton FC

1 0
  Miller, Peter - - HB

Dumbarton FC

2 0
  McPherson, John C.M. - - HB

Vale of Leven FC

5 0
  Fraser, M.J. Eadie - - OR

Queen's Park FC

4 2
  Anderson, William - - IR

Queen's Park FC

2 0
Smith, Dr. John 27 12 August 1855 CF

Queen's Park FC

8 7
  Inglis, John - - CF

Glasgow Rangers FC

1 0
  Kay, John - - IL

Queen's Park FC

4 3
  McKinnon, William N. 23 6 August 1859 OL

Dumbarton FC

1 0

reserves:

Charles Campbell (Queen's Park FC), F.W. Shaw (Pollockshields Athletic FC).

team notes:

James McAuley played as a forward on his debut, scoring one of the five goals, against Wales, 25 March 1882.
John Forbes was named in the original starting eleven, his place going to Paton.
   

2-2-6

McAuley -
Holm, Paton -
Miller, McPherson -
McKinnon, Kay, Smith, Inglis, Anderson, Fraser.

Averages:

Age tbc Appearances/Goals 2.9 0.8

 

    Match Report

The snow had been swept off the turf, but a severe frost prevailing, the ground, though somewhat thawed by the sun, was dreadfully dangerous. - The Aberdeen Journal, Monday, 12 March 1883

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
FA.com
Scottish Football Association
London Hearts
original newspaper snippet
England Expects: James Corbett
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