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40 vs. Scotland

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41 vs. Ireland
43 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 7 March 1891
Home International Championship 1890-91 (8th) Match
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One of two games played on the same day.

England 4 Wales 1 [4-0]

Match Summary
England Squad

Wales Squad
Team Records

Ashville Ground, Newcastle Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, county Durham
Attendance: 15,000; Kick-off: 3.35pm GMT; Kicked-off five minutes after the Ireland match.

England - John Goodall ('returned with a shot' 7), Jack Southworth ('goalkeeper allowed to slip through his hands' 30), Edgar Chadwick ('headed through' 35), Alf Milward ('from a scrimmage in front of goal' 37)
Wales - Edmund Howell (81)
Results 1891-1900

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

England

Type

Wa

les
Referee Thomas R. Park
28/29 (1862), Scotland

Umpires - John Charles Clegg, 39 (15 June 1850), Sheffield (Sheffield FA President) & unknown.
 

"Two special footballs were used for the occasion, one, a "Star Champion," presented by Mr Henry Murton, and the other by Mr J. R. Auld, captain of the Sunderland team, and were used in the different halves of the game.".

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1890 International Football Association Board meeting:
The penalty kick proposed and delayed for a year
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "They wore white flannels with a badge composed of three lions and a crown."
Capt: John Goodall, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Thursday, 26 February 1891 at The Clarendon Hotel, Derby, following an inadequate trial game.
10th/11th match, W 9 - D 1 - L 1 - F 50 - A 11.
England Lineup
  Wilkinson, Leonard R. 22 15 October 1868 G Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 1 1 GA
  Porteous, Thomas S. 25 winter 1865 RB Sunderland AFC 1 0
  Jackson, Elphinstone 22 9 October 1868
in India
LB Oxford University AFC 1 0
  Smith, Albert 21 23 July 1869 RH Nottingham Forest FC 1 0
  Holt, John 25 10 April 1865 CH Everton FC 2 0
  Shelton, Alfred 24 11 September 1865 LH Notts County FC 4 0
  Brann, George, retired 35th min., returned for second-half 25 23 April 1865 OR Swifts FC & Corinthians FC 3 0
Goodall, John 25 19 June 1863 IR Derby County FC 5 3
Southworth, John 24 29 December 1866 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 2 2
Chadwick, Edgar W. 21 14 June 1869 IL Everton FC 1 1
Milward, Alfred 20 12 December 1870 OL Everton FC 1 1

reserves:

reserves not known

reserves:

Wilkinson had replaced Billy Moon (Old Westminsters FC) in the goal. Smith took the place of John Barton (Blackburn Rovers FC) prior to the game.
 
2-3-5 Wilkinson -
Porteous, Jackson -
Smith, Holt, Shelton -
Brann, Goodall, Southworth, Chadwick, Milward
notes: While Brann was retired injured, Goodall controlled the right without hindrance. Southworth had also been injured during the second half, during which time he swapped positions with Milward.

Averages:

Age 23.1 Appearances/Goals 2.0 0.3

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: "They were dressed in a shade of red and blue."
Capt: Humphrey Jones Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Turner, Richard E. 25 early 1866 G Wrexham AFC 2 11 GA
  Evans, Walter G. 23 summer 1867 RB Builth FC & Aston Villa FC, England 2 0
  Powell, Seth 28 summer 1862 LB Summerhill FC & West Bromwich Albion FC, England 4 0
  Hughes, William 25/26 1865 RH Caernarfon Athletic FC & Bootle FC, England 1 0
  Jones, Humphrey 25 7 December 1862 CH Bangor FC & Queen's Park FC, Scotland 13 1
  Parry, Charles F. 21 early 1870 LH Llansilin FC & Everton FC, England 1 0
  Davies, Joseph E. 26 12 July 1864 OR Chirk AAA FC & Ardwick FC, England 4 0
  Owen, William 28/29 1862 IR Chirk AAA FC 11 3
  Turner, William H. 23 summer 1867 CF Wrexham AFC 4 0
Howell, E. Gwynne 23 summer 1867 IL Builth FC 3 3
  Lewis, William 26/27 1864 OL Bangor FC & Crewe Alexandra FC, England 11 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Gwynne Howell and Billy Hughes replaced John Bowdler and Alf Davies.
Dick and Bill Turner were brothers.
This is the oldest team that England have fielded thus far.
 
2-3-5 R.Turner -
Evans, Powell -
Hughes, Jones, Parry -
Davies, Owen,
W.Turner, Howell, Lewis

Averages:

Age 24.8-25.1 Appearances/Goals 5.1 0.8

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

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