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24 vs. Wales

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26 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 21 March 1885
Home International Championship 1884-85 (2nd) Match

England 1 Scotland 1 [0-1]
 

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
 Attendance: 6,000; Kick-off between 3.15pm to 3.35pm GMT

Scotland - Joe Lindsay ('kicked a fine goal' 20)
England - Charlie Bambridge ('after the Scotch goal-keeper twice saved his charge, Bambridge just managed to score a goal' 57)
Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad

Team Records
Results 1872-90

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

England

Type

Scotland

Umpires -
Morton Peto Betts
37 (30 August 1847), Middlesex (Old Harrovians FC) &
James E. McKillop
Scotland
(Scottish FA)

Referee -
John Sinclair

28/29 (1856), Belfast, Ireland (Irish FA)

  Goal Attempts  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Norman Bailey, eleventh captaincy. Selectors: The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Monday, 16 March 1885.
England Lineup
  Arthur, W.J. Herbert 22 14 February 1863 G Blackburn Rovers FC 3 2 GA
  Walters, Percy M. 21 30 September 1863 RB Oxford University AFC & Old Carthusians FC 2 0
  Walters, Arthur M. 20 26 January 1865 LB Cambridge University AFC & Old Carthusians FC 2 0
  Bailey, Norman C. 27 23 July 1857 HB

Clapham Rovers FC

15 1
  Forrest, James H. 20 24 June 1864 CB

Blackburn Rovers FC

4 0
  Amos, Andrew 21 20 September 1863 HB Cambridge University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Lofthouse, Joseph M. 19 14 April 1865 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0
  Danks, Thomas 21 30 May 1863 IR Nottingham Forest FC 1 0
  Brown, James 22 31 July 1862 CF

Blackburn Rovers FC

5 3
  Cobbold W. Nevill 22 4 February 1863 IL

Cambridge University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC

4 3
Bambridge, E. Charles 26 30 July 1858 OL

Swifts FC

13 11

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Percy and Arthur Walters were brothers.
Norman Bailey extends his record cap tally, in this, the most experienced England team thus far.
   
2-3-5 Arthur -
P.Walters, A.Walters -
Amos, Forrest, Bailey -
Lofthouse, Danks, Brown, Cobbold, Bambridge

Averages:

Age 21.9 Appearances/Goals 4.8 1.5

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts
Capt: Charles Campbell Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, chosen following a trial match.
Scotland Lineup
  McAuley, James 24 30 August 1964 G

Dumbarton FC

5 1
3 GA
  Arnott, Walter 23 12 May 1861 B

Queen's Park FC

4 0
  Paton, Michael nk not known B

Dumbarton FC

3 0
  Gow, John J. 25 4 October 1859 HB

Queen's Park FC

1 0
  Campbell, Charles 30/31 1854 HB

Queen's Park FC

12 1
  Anderson, William nk not known OR

Queen's Park FC

5 1
  Hamilton, Alexander 19 24 July 1865 IR

Queen's Park FC

1 0
  Sellar, William 18 21 September 1866 CF

Battlefield FC

1 0
Lindsay, Joseph 26 13 November 1858 CF

Dumbarton FC

6 3
  Allan, David S. 21 30 April 1863 IL

Queen's Park FC

1 0
  Calderwood, Robert 24/25 1860 OL

Cartvale FC

1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

SFA president, treasurer and secretary accompanied the team that received jerseys, badges and appearances, for the honour of playing against England and Wales.
James McAuley played as a forward on his debut, scoring one of the five goals, against Wales, 25 March 1882.
   
2-2-6 McAuley -
Arnott, Paton -
Campbell, Gow -
Anderson, Hamilton, Lindsay, Sellar, Allan, Calderwood

Averages:

Age tbc Appearances/Goals 3.6 0.5

 

  Match Report

Source Notes

This draw put an end to Scotland's run of twelve successive wins, a world record till Hungary broke it in 1952 and still the best by a British country.

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
TheFA.com
Scottish Football Association
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
England Expects: James Corbett
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
ScottishSportHistory: Andy Mitchell
Anton Gorovik
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