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36 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 23 February 1889
Home International Championship 1888-89 (6th) Match

England 4 Wales 1 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad
Team Records

Victoria Ground, Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Attendance: 6,000; Kick-off 3.30pm

England - John Goodall ('kicked a goal over [Trainer's] head to equalise'), Billy Bassett ('a corner taken by Shelton, the ball striking Southworth, bounded close to the goalpost where Bassett had only to move his foot to pass it through'), Fred Dewhurst ('while Trainer was down after a loose scrimmage, Dewhurst scored a third' [scored the 100th goal Wales have conceded]), Jack Southworth ('from another corner).
Wales - William Owen ('swift low shot' 15)
Results 1872-90

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

England

Type

Wales

Umpires -
Charles
C. Crump
Birmingham FA & not known
 
 
Referee
-
John Campbell

Scotland
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
The 1888 International Football Association Board meeting:
The reconstruction of the umpires and refereeing system is to be decided upon at the next meeting.
Some rules rewritten.
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Percy Walters, second captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Wednesday, 13 February 1889 in Birmingham, following trial games.
4th match, W 4 - D 0 - L 0 - F 19 - A 3.
England Lineup
  Moon, William R. 20 27 June 1868 G Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 3 2 GA
  Walters, Percy M. 25 30 September 1863 RB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 10 0
  Walters, Arthur M. 24 26 January 1865 LB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 6 0
  Fletcher, Albert 21 4 June 1867 RH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
  Lowder, Arthur 26 11 February 1863 CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
  Betts, William 24 26 March 1864 LH Wednesday FC 1 0
Bassett, William I. 20 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1
Goodall, John 25 19 June 1863 IR Preston North End FC 3 2
Southworth, John 22 29 December 1866 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 1 1
Dewhurst, Frederick 25 16 December 1863 IL

Preston North End FC & Corinthians FC

9 12
  Townley, William 23 14 February 1866 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Both half-backs, David Weir (Bolton Wanderers FC) and Alf Shelton (Notts County FC), Charlies younger brother, withdrew from the line-up, replaced by William Betts and Arthur Lowder respectively. Tinsley Lindley (Nottingham Forest FC) was the original centre-forward, his place going to Jack Southworth on 19 February.
Percy and Arthur Walters were brothers.
 
2-3-5 Moon -
P.Walters, A.Walters -
Fletcher, Lowder, Betts -
Bassett, Goodall, Southworth, Dewhurst, Townley.

Averages:

Age 23.2 Appearances/Goals 3.5 1.1

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: possibly Crimson and white
Capt: Alf Davies Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Trainer, James 26 7 January 1863 G Wrexham AFC & Preston North End FC, England 3 11 GA
  Jones, William P. 18/19 1870 RB

Druids FC

1 0
  Jones, David 21/22 1867 LB Chirk AAA FC & Bolton Wanderers FC, England 3 0
  Hughes, Edward P.W. 20/21 spring 1868 RH Bangor FC 2 0
  Jones, Humphrey 23 7 December 1862 CH

Wrexham AFC & Queen's Park FC, Scotland

8 1
  Roberts, Robert 24/25 1864 LH

Druids FC & Bolton Wanderers FC, England

5 1
  Hallam, John 19 summer 1869 OR

Oswestry FC

1 0
  Jones, Richard O. 21/22 1867 IR Bangor FC 2 0
  Lewis, William 24/25 1864 CF Bangor FC 7 2
  Lea, Arthur 22 23 November 1866 IL

Wrexham AFC

1 0
Owen, William 26/27 1862 OL

Chirk AAA FC

5 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

WP Jones replaced Dr Alf Davies (Wrexham AFC), PW Hughes replaced Peter Griffiths (Chirk AAA FC), J.Hallam replaced G.Owen (Chirk AAA FC) and Arthur Lea replaced centre-forward John Doughty (Newton Heath LYR FC)
 
2-3-5 Trainer -
W.P.Jones, D.Jones -
Hughes, H.Jones, R.Roberts -
Hallam, R.Jones, Lewis, Lea, Owen

Averages:

Age 22.1/22.8 Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.5

 

    Match Report

BOYS OF THE OLD BRIGADE

"[Albert] Fletcher related a good story about international teams. It was on an occasion that England were playing Wales at Wrexham "Pa" Jackson, of the Corinthians, had charge of the English team. "Pa" Jackson was a stickler for the alleged rights of the amateur over the professional. Only on the field of play could they fraternise. On the way to Wrexham the amateurs travelled in one compartment and Fletcher and his professional companions in another. They stayed at an hotel at Chester, and there was a like distinction.

Arriving at Wrexham, the amateurs dined and wined in one room at the hotel, while the "pros" had to make shift at another. Well, the hour of the match approached, and players arrived on the ground. Here there was not the slightest accommodation, not even to place coats, etc. The "Pros", however, discovered a fowl-pen close by, and utilised that, The amateurs and "Pa" Jackson had to do likewise! By the way, during the match Fletcher was "poached" by one of the amateurs, who offered to find him employment to go to another team." -
Sports Argus, Saturday, 30 December 1916

Source Notes

Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports 
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
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