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Saturday, 26 February 1887
Home International Championship 1886-87 (4th) Match

England 4 Wales 0 [1-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Wales Squad
Team Records

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London
Attendance:
4,500; Kick-off 'shortly after' 3.00pm GMT

England - Jack Powell ('Cobbold headed the ball, it going through off [Powell]' own-goal 14), Tinsley Lindley (55, 80), Nevill Cobbold (75).
some sources state that the first goal was a Nevill Cobbold goal.
Results 1872-90

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

England

Type

Wales

Umpires -
Morton Peto Betts
39 (30 August 1847), Old Harrovians FC &
Richard Thomas Gough
26 (April 1859), Oswestry, Welsh FA

Referee -
Thomas Devlin
Scotland

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Norman Bailey, 14th captaincy. Selectors: The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Friday, 21 February 1887.
England Lineup
  Arthur, W.J. Herbert 24 14 February 1863 G Blackburn Rovers FC 7 4 GA
  Walters, Percy M. 23 30 September 1863 RB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 6 0
  Walters, Arthur M. 22 26 January 1865 LB Cambridge University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 4 0
  Haworth, George 22 17 October 1864 RH Accrington FC 2 0
  Bailey, Norman C. 29 23 July 1857 CH

Clapham Rovers FC & Corinthians FC

18 1
  Forrest, James H. 22 24 June 1864 LH

Blackburn Rovers FC

8 0
  Lofthouse, Joseph M. 21 14 April 1865 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 4 0
  Dewhurst, Frederick 23 16 December 1863 IR

Preston North End FC & Corinthians FC

4 4
Lindley, Tinsley 21 27 October 1865 CF

Nottingham Forest FC, Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC

5 7
Cobbold, W. Nevill 24 4 February 1863 IL

Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC

8 6
  Bambridge, E. Charles 28 30 July 1858 OL

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

17 11

reserves:

Bob Roberts (West Bromwich Albion FC, goal), Bob Howarth (Preston North End FC) and Charlie Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, back), Cecil Holden-White (Swifts FC) Charlie Shelton (Notts Rangers) and Andrew Amos (Old Carthusians FC, half-backs), George Woodhall (West Bromwich Albion FC) and Kenny Davenport (Bolton Wanderers FC, right forwards) Jem Bayliss (West Bromwich Albion FC, centre forward), George Farmer (Everton FC and ex-Wales forward) and John Goodall (Preston North End FC, left forwards).

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 -
Haworth, Bailey, Forrest -
Lofthouse, Dewhurst, Lindley, Cobbold, Bambridge

Averages:

Age 23.5 Appearances/Goals 7.5 2.6

 

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. 24 5 August 1862 G

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

5 24 GA
  Davies, Alfred O. 24 early 1863 B

Barmouth FC & Swifts FC, England

4 0
Powell, John 26 25 March 1860 B

Druids FC & Newton Heath LYR FC, England

11 0
  Burke, Thomas 20/21 1864 HB

Wrexham AFC & Newton Heath LYR FC, England

6 0
  Jones, Humphrey 21 7 December 1862 HB

Bangor FC, Swifts FC, England & East Stirlingshire FC, Scotland

7 1
  Evelyn, Edward C. 24 winter 1862 HB

Radnorshire FC & Crusaders FC, England

1 0
  Owen, William 23/24 1862 OR

Chirk AAA FC

3 1
  Challen, John B. 23 26 March 1863 IR

Ruthin FC, Swifts FC, England, & Corinthians FC, England

1 0
  Wilding, Job 25 early 1862 CF

Wrexham Olympic FC & Bootle FC, England

6 1
  Lewis, William 20/21 1864 IL

Bangor FC

4 2
  Turner, William H. 19 summer 1867 OL

Wrexham AFC

1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Wales had lost four players before the match. Jack Powell replaced his brother Albert (Druids FC), Tom Burke replaced Robert Roberts (Druids FC and Bolton Wanderers FC), Bill Turner replaced Tom Bryan (Oswestry FC and Merionethshire FC) and Job Wilding replaced Thomas Britten (Crusaders FC).
Dr. Robert Mills-Roberts apparently played in this match with both his wrists in plaster.  He was club secretary of St. Thomas Hospital.
 
2-3-5 Mills-Roberts -
Davies, Powell -
Burke, Jones, Evelyn -
Owen, Challen, Wilding, Lewis, Turner

Averages:

Age 22.6/23.0 Appearances/Goals 4.4 0.5

 

    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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