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Saturday, 13 April 1889
Home International Championship 1888-89 (6th) Match

England 2 Scotland 3 [2-0]

The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, Lambeth, County of London
Attendance: 10,000; Receipts: £63 17s. 6d.; Kick-off 3.05pm GMT

England - Jack Brodie ('sent in a long shot that Wilson just failed to reach' 15 Two Scottish reports give it to Brodie, but five publications go for Goodall and six for Bassett. The last two players were both involved in the dribble that led up to the goal), second goal not known (17 Two reports give it to Bassett, one to Goodall, but four to Weir. Three reports say it came from a scrimmage, two others say the ball was 'driven through'.. Finally, The Scotsman says 'by whom it is hard to say!')
Scotland - Neil Munro ('put in a smart run and scored a goal' another report calls him 'goal-sneaking' and that he headed the goal' 60), Harry Allen ('Moon threw the ball away, but Allen was running towards his own goal, returned the ball between the posts', own goal 82), James McLaren ('from half-back sent in a shot which baffled Moon, and although he tried hard, just failed to stop it' 90)
Match Summary
England Party

Scotland Party
Team Records
Results 1872-90

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]




Umpires -
John Charles Clegg
38 (15 June 1850), Sheffield, (Sheffield FA President) &
J.A. Crerar
Third Lanark FC (Scotland FA President)

Referee -
John Sinclair

32/33 (1856), Belfast, Ireland (Irish FA)

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "dressed in white shirts, the arms of England adorning their bosoms"
Capt: Percy Walters, third captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Saturday, 30 March 1889, after the FA Cup Final, The Oval, Kennington, following trial games.
6th match, W 5 - D 0 - L 1 - F 27 - A 6.
England Lineup
  Moon, William R. 20 7 June 1868 G Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 4 5 GA
  Walters, Percy M. 25 30 September 1863 RB Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 11 0
  Walters, Arthur M. 24 26 January 1865 LB Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 7 0
  Hammond, Henry E.D. 22 26 November 1866 RH Oxford University AFC, Lancing Old Boys AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0
Allen, Harry 23 19 January 1866 CH

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

4 0
  Forrest, James H. 24 24 June 1864 LH Blackburn Rovers FC 10 0
? Bassett, William I. 20 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 3 1 or 2
? Goodall, John 25 19 June 1863 IR Preston North End FC 4 2 or 3
Brodie, John B. 26 30 August 1862 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 2
? Weir, David 25 winter 1863 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 2 1 or 2
  Lindley, Tinsley 23 27 October 1865 OL

Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC

10 10


reserves not known

team notes:

Percy and Arthur Walters were brothers.
2-3-5 Moon -
P.Walters, A.Walters -
Hammond, Allen, Forrest -
Bassett, Goodall, Lindley, Brodie, Weir.


Age 23.4 Appearances/Goals 5.3 1.4

England teams v. Scotland:


Moon P.Walters Howarth Haworth Allen Holden-White Woodhall Goodall Lindley Dewhurst Hodgetts


Moon P.Walters A.Walters Hammond Allen Forrest Bassett Goodall Brodie Weir Lindley


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "arrayed in dark blue tight fitting jerseys, with a Lion rampant embroidered on the breast"
Capt: Robert Smellie, second captaincy Selectors: The newly formed smaller Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, chosen, following a trial match.
Scotland Lineup
  Wilson, James 22/23 1866 G Vale of Leven FC 2 3 GA
  Arnott, Walter 27 12 May 1861 RB

Queen's Park FC

10 0
  Smellie, Robert 23 15 October 1865 LB

Queen's Park FC

3 0
  Dewar, George 21 20 July 1867 RH Dumbarton FC 2 1
  Kelly, James 23 15 October 1865 CH The Celtic FC 2 1
McLaren, James 28/29 1860 LH The Celtic FC 2 1
  Latta, Alexander 21 24 September 1867 OR Dumbarton FC 2 2
  Berry, William H. 21 20 August 1867 IR Queen's Park FC 2 0
  Oswald, James 21 3 January 1868 CF Third Lanark FC 1 0
  McPherson, John 20 19 June 1868 IL Cowlairs FC 2 6
Munro, Neil nk not known OL Abercorn FC 2 2


reserves not known

team notes:

The Scotch team, in preparation, played a Dumbartonshire XI on Tuesday, 9 April. They won 2-1.
2-3-5 Wilson -
Arnott, Smellie -
Dewar, Kelly, McLaren -
Latta, Berry, Oswald, McPherson, Munro.


Age 22.7/9 Appearances/Goals 2.7 1.0


    Match Report

There were about 10,000 spectators at Kennington Oval on Saturday to witness the 18th annual match between England and Scotland.

Successful in the toss the Englishmen chose the Clayton-street goal, and Oswald kicked off for Scotland, who had a strong wind in their faces. After some good play on both sides, Goodall finished up a short run with a shot which completely beat the keeper, and placed the first goal to the credit of England, and before the interval Weir scored out of a scrimmage by a capital shot. Thus England had the substantial lead of two goals to none. In the second part of the game Oswald passed to Munro, and the latter registered a goal for Scotland; and not more than ten minutes had elapsed when Oswald sent in a shot which brought the score level. Quickly afterwards the Scotch forwards renewed their attack, and M'Laren, with a highland swift kick, placed a third goal to their credit... - The Times - Monday 15th April, 1889


It was on 14 April 1889 that a French prosecution committee was set up to investigate the corrupt activities of the reactionary politician, General Boulanger, who was ultimately condemned by the Senate and deported.

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
ScottishSportHistory: Andy Mitchell