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49 vs. Scotland

Monday, 13 March 1893
Home International Championship 1892-93 (10th) Match

England 6 Wales 0 [2-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Wales Squad
Team Records

Victoria Athletic Ground, Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Attendance: 10,000; Kick-off 3.35pm GMT

England - Fred Spiksley ('from a freekick taken by Clare, Schofield sent in a low shot, which Trainer saved, Spiksley returned it and fairly beat the goalkeeper' 25, 'a hot scrimmage ended in him scoring a second' 43), Billy Bassett ('a swift oblique shot' 47), Jack Goodall ('the ball striking the crossbar and beating Trainer' 49), Jack Reynolds ('Bassett passed to Reynolds, who beat Trainer with a low, swift shot' 75), Joe Schofield (88).
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

England

Type

Wales

Referee - John Campbell
Scotland

Linesmen - Charles James Hughes, 39 (16 August 1853), Northwich, Cheshire & G/J.H. Jones, Shrewsbury

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Bob Holmes, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 20 February 1893 at 61 Chancery Lane, London, following trial games.
17th match, W 15 - D 1 - L 1 - F 72 - A 14.
England Lineup
  Sutcliffe, John William 24 14 April 1868 G Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0 GA
  Clare, Thomas 28 February 1865 RB Stoke FC 3 0
  Holmes, Robert 25 23 June 1867 LB Preston North End FC 4 0
Reynolds, John 24 21 February 1869 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1
  Perry, Charles 27 January 1866 CH West Bromwich Albion FC 3 0
  Turner, James A. 27/28 1866 LH Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0
Bassett, William I. 24 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 9 4
  Whitehead, James 23 29 January 1870 IR Accrington FC 1 0
Goodall, John 29 19 June 1863 CF Derby County FC 8 7
Schofield, Joseph A. 22 1 January 1871 IL Stoke FC 2 1
Spiksley, Frederick 23 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 1 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Jack Goodall was the original inside-right, he replaced Blackburn Rovers FC's Jack Southworth at centre-forward, who had a leg injury. James Whitehead was then added as the new inside-right. Everton FC's Edgar Chadwick and Alf Milward were replaced on the left by Schofield and Spiksley. They were needed for their club's FA Cup semi-final appearance.
Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England))
This equals the oldest team England have fielded.
 
2-3-5 Sutcliffe -
Clare, Holmes -
Reynolds, Perry, Turner -
Bassett, Whitehead, Goodall, Schofield, Spiksley

Averages:

Age 25.1 Appearances/Goals 3.2 0.9

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: possibly Crimson and white
Capt: James Trainer Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, at The Hand Hotel, Chirk, on Friday, 3 March 1893, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Trainer, James 30 7 January 1863 G Wrexham AFC & Preston North End FC, England 8 33 GA
  Jones, David 25/26 1867 RB Chirk AAA FC & Bolton Wanderers FC, England 9 0
  Parry, Charles F. 23 early 1870 LB Llansilin FC & Everton FC, England 3 0
  Williams, Edwin H. 25 summer 1868 RH Flintshire FC & Crewe Alexandra FC, England 1 0
  Davies, Joseph E. 28 12 July 1864 CH Druids FC & Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 7 0
  Morris, Edward 20/21 1872 LH Chirk AAA FC 1 0
  James, Edwin 23 spring 1869 OR Chirk AAA FC 1 0
  Vaughan, James 25 summer 1868 IR Druids FC 1 0
  Butler, John 24/25 early 1868 CF Chirk AAA FC 1 0
  Lewis, Benjamin 23/24 1869 IL Wrexham AFC & Middlesbrough FC, England 5 2
  Robert, Roberts 28/29 1864 OL Crewe Alexandra FC, England 2 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Bob Roberts replaced Rhayader FC & Blackburn Rovers FC's John Bowdler
 
2-3-5 Trainer -
Jones, Parry -
Williams, Davies, Morris -
James, Vaughan, Butler, Lewis, Roberts

Averages:

Age 24.9/25.4 Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.3

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

The venue at Victoria Ground was chosen by the F.A. Committee in London on Monday, 20 February 1893, at the same time the team was chosen.
 
Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports 
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com
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