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Results 1872-90

Monday, 29 March 1886
originally due to be played on 22 March
Home International Championship 1885-86 (3rd) Match

Wales 1 England 3 [1-0]

Match Summary
Wales Squad

England Squad
Team Records

The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Attendance: 5,000; Kick-off 3.00pm GMT

Wales - Billy Lewis ('scored by a grand low shot' 42)
England - Andrew Amos ('free-kick' 70-75), George Brann ('shortly after' 'a shot was appealed against on the ground that the ball went through without being touched. The objection was disallowed'), Fred Dewhurst ('shot a third').

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Wales

Type

England

Umpires -
Nicholas Lane Jackson
36 (1 November 1849), West Hackney, London (Corinthians FC & FA Hon. Secretary) &

Richard Thomas Gough
26 (
April 1859), Oswestry, Welsh FA

 
Referee
-
Thomas Lawrie
Scotland (SFA vice-President)
This match was due to be played on 22 March and was not postponed until 18 March.

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

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th

Colours:

possibly Crimson and white
Capt: Humphrey Jones

Selectors:

Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Mills-Roberts, Dr Robert H. 23 5 August 1862 G

St. Thomas' Hospital, London & Corinthians FC, England

4 20 GA
  Davies, Alfred O. 23 early 1863 B

Barmouth FC

2 0
  Powell, Seth 23/24 1862 B

West Bromwich Albion FC, England

3 0
  Vaughan, John O. 22/23 1863 HB

Rhyl FC

3 0
  Bell, William S. 26 summer 1859 HB

Crewe Alexandra FC, England

4 1
  Jones, Humphrey 23 7 December 1862 HB

Bangor FC

5 1
  Wilding, Job 24 early 1862 OR

Wrexham Olympic FC

5 2
  Roberts, William 27 18 March 1859 IR

Wrexham Olympic FC

2 0
  Davies, Thomas 20/21 1865 CF

Oswestry FC

1 0
  Bryan, Thomas 19/20 1866 IL

Oswestry FC

2 1
Lewis, William 21/22 1864 OL

Bangor FC

2 1

reserves:

reserves unknown
 
2-3-5 Mills-Roberts -
A.Davies, Powell -
Vaughan, Bell, Jones -
Wilding, Roberts,
T.Davies, Bryan, Lewis

Averages:

Age 22.8/23.3 Appearances/Goals 3.0 0.5

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd

Colours:

White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Norman Bailey, 13th captaincy.

Selectors:

The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Friday, 19 March 1886.
England Lineup
  Arthur, W.J. Herbert 23 14 February 1863 G Blackburn Rovers FC 4 3 GA
  Squire, Ralph T. 22 10 September 1863 RB

Cambridge University AFC, Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC

3 0
  Walters, Percy M. 22 30 September 1863 LB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 4 0
  Bailey, Norman C. 28 23 July 1857 HB

Clapham Rovers FC & Corinthians FC

17 1
Amos, Andrew 22 20 September 1863 CB Cambridge University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 2 1
  Forrest, James H. 21 24 June 1864 HB

Blackburn Rovers FC

5 0
Dewhurst, Frederick 22 16 December 1863 OR

Preston North End FC & Corinthians FC

2 2
Brann, George 20 23 April 1865 IR

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

2 1
  Lindley, Tinsley 20 27 October 1865 CF

Nottingham Forest FC, Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC

3 2
  Cobbold, W. Nevill 23 4 February 1863 IL Cambridge University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 5 3
  Bambridge, E. Charles 27 30 July 1858 OL

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

15 11

reserves:

reserves unknown

team notes:

Francis Ingram (Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC) withdrew from the line-up before this match.
The original team stated that it was either Dewhurst or Ben Spilsbury was to play.
Norman Bailey extends his record cap tally.
 
2-3-5 Arthur -
Squire, Walters -
Amos, Forrest, Bailey -
Dewhurst, Brann, Lindley, Cobbold, Bambridge

Averages:

Age 22.7 Appearances/Goals 5.6 1.6

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Cris Freddi: Football Historian
Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports
TheFA.com
FreeBMD.org.uk
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
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