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47 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 2 April 1892
Home International Championship 1891-92 (9th) Match

Scotland 1 England 4 [0-4]

Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Ibroxholm, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 20,000;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

England - Edgar Chadwick ('Holt started, and the ball was at once taken down on the right and sent across to Bassett, who centred to Chadwick, who with a side shot scored in thirty seconds from the start' 1), John Goodall ('on the left wing, broke away in fine fashion and put through the goal' 14, 26), Jack Southworth ('no sooner had the game restarted that he dashed off in inimitable style and sent the ball through' 16).
Scotland - Jack Bell ('from a dashing run by Taylor, who, passing across the ball, was sent into goal, Bell covering Toone before he had time to return it.' 80)
Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party

Team Records
Results 1891-1900

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Dr. John Smith
36, (12 August 1855), Scotland

Linesmen - Charles James Hughes, 38 (16 August 1853), Northwich, Cheshire & G. Snedden, Scotland

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "...followed by the Scotmen in dark blue."
Capt: William Sellar Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, upto 32 members, chosen, on Tuesday, 15 March 1892, following a trial match.
Scotland Lineup
  McLeod, John 26 12 March 1866 G Dumbarton FC 4 7 GA
  Doyle, Daniel 27 16 September 1864 RB The Celtic FC 1 0
  Arnott, Walter 30 12 May 1861 LB Queen's Park FC 13 0
  Kelly, James 26 15 October 1865 RH The Celtic FC 4 0
  Sellar, William 25 21 September 1866 CH Queen's Park FC 7 0
  Mitchell, David 25 29 April 1866 LH Rangers FC 2 0
  Sillars, Donald C. 23 30 October 1868 OR Queen's Park FC 2 0
  Taylor, William 21/22 1870 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
  Waddell, Thomas S. 21 9 November 1870 CF Queen's Park FC 2 1
  McMahon, Alexander 22 1870 IL The Celtic FC 1 0
Bell, John 22 6 October 1869 OL Dumbarton FC 2 1


The Selection Committee named the three sides for Scotland's three matches on Tuesday, 15 March in Glasgow, reserves not named

team notes:

Wally Arnott replaced Queen's Park FC's Robert Smellie, who had taken ill with inflammation of the bowels.
2-3-5 McLeod -
Doyle, Arnott -
Kelly, Sellar, Mitchell -
Sillars, Taylor, Waddell, McMahon, Bell


Age 24.4 Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.1


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "The Englishmen made their appearance in white shirts..."
Capt: Arthur Dunn, second captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee (Messrs. Jackson, Clegg, Gregson, Hughes, Widdowson, Crump, Bentley and Gunning), on Saturday, 19 March 1892. after the FA Cup Final at The Oval, Kennington.
15th match, W 13 - D 1 - L 1 - F 60 - A 13.
England Lineup
  Toone, George 23 10 June 1868 G Notts County FC 2 1 GA
  Holmes, Robert 24 23 June 1867 RB Preston North End FC 3 0
  Dunn, Arthur T.B. 31 12 August 1860 LB Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 4 2
  Reynolds, John 23 21 February 1869 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Holt, John 26 10 April 1865 CH Everton FC 5 0
  Shelton, Alfred 25 12 September 1865 LH Notts County FC 6 0
  Bassett, William I. 23 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 8 2 or 3
Goodall, John 28 19 June 1863 IR Derby County FC 7 6 or 7
Southworth, John 24 29 December 1866 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 3 3
Chadwick, Edgar W. 22 14 June 1869 IL Everton FC 3 3
  Hodgetts, H. Dennis 24 28 November 1863 OL Aston Villa FC 5 1


reserves not known

team notes:

Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England)).
Alf Shelton is the younger brother of Charlie (1888).
England extend their record of back-to-back victories, now at six matches. However, they have equalled their record of nine matches unbeaten (1884-87).
2-3-5 Toone -
Holmes, Dunn -
Reynolds, Holt, Shelton -
Bassett, Goodall, Southworth, Chadwick, Hodgetts


Age 24.7 Appearances/Goals 4.3 1.3

England teams v. Scotland:


Moon Haworth Holmes Smith Holt Shelton Bassett Goodall Geary Chadwick Milward


Toone Holmes Dunn Reynolds Holt Shelton Bassett Goodall Southworth Chadwick Hodgetts


    Match Report

Hitherto Scotland has been wonderfully successful in their international matches with England, and the 21st annual game was entered on with the record of eleven victories to four in their favour. Last Saturday's encounter on the Ranger's ground, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, furnished a great triumph for England, whose whole team played with great brilliancy and justly claimed the decisive success of four goals to one. The attendance numbered some 25,000. Sellar won the toss and elected to play with the wind in his favour, leaving the visitors to kick off. It may be noted too that the Englishmen also had the sun in their faces. The match started at a fast rate. Southworth turned the ball over to Chadwick and Bassett on the right wing, and a brilliant piece of passing culminated in a goal by Chadwick before a minute had elapsed...

...Reynolds and Holt enabled the visitors' forwards to become the aggressors, and, after M'Leod had frustrated an attempt by Southworth, a short pass from Chadwick gave Goodall an opening, and the latter scored the second goal for England. Quickly afterwards the visitors' forwards again rushed the ball to the home lines, and Southworth, getting in possession, skilfully evaded the full backs and gained a third goal. Still the Englishmen kept up the pace, dribbling, passing, and kicking with an accuracy so remarkable as to thoroughly baffle the home eleven. An attempt by one of the left wings was well met by M'Leod, but the last-named almost immediately failed to save a shot from Goodall, who obtained the fourth goal when scarcely 25 minutes had elapsed...

The home team's efforts were finally rewarded with an excellent goal by Bell... - The Times - Monday 4th April, 1892

    Football League


Football League Table
2 April 1892
Team P Pts
Sunderland 22 36
Preston North End 23 33
Bolton Wanderers 24 32
Aston Villa 24 28
Everton 23 26
Blackburn Rovers 25 26
Notts County 23 24
Burnley 23 24
Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 24
Derby County 24 20
Accrington 25 20
West Bromwich Albion 22 14
Stoke 24 11
Darwen 22 10


League matches played on 2 April 1892:

Bowman (Mills)
3,000 (
Thorneyholme Road, Accrington)

Derby were without John Goodall, who scored twice for England in Glasgow.

nk (J.Devey, nk pen.)
 10,000 (Pike's Lane, Bolton)

Villa were without Hodgetts, who was playing for England in Glasgow.

nk, Alexander (Nicol 2, Bowes, McLardie 2, Hill)
  4,000 (Barley Bank, Darwen)

Campbell, J.Hannah 2, nk (Brodie)
  5,000 (Newcastle Road, Sunderland)

Wood, Devey, Johnston
  6,000 (Molineux, Wolverhampton)

Preston were without Bob Holmes, who was playing for England in Glasgow.


A 13th successive victory for Sunderland, a league record, as they closed in on their first Championship, with Preston faltering. Two weeks later, the title was clinched.


It was on 1 April 1892 that Englishman Fred Deeming, a serial killer, conman and bigamist who had committed crimes all over the world, arrived in Melbourne to be tried for the murder of one of his wives on Christmas Eve. Around six months earlier, he had murdered his previous wife and four children at Rainhill in Lancashire. He has also been strongly suspected to have been 'Jack the Ripper', responsible for some of the Whitechapel murders, four years earlier. Deeming was convicted and hanged after a four-day trial.

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