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48 vs. Wales
50 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 1 April 1893
Home International Championship 1892-93 (10th) Match

England 5 Scotland 2 [1-1]

Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey
Attendance: 16,000; Receipts: 811; Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

England - Cunliffe Gosling ('finely headed through from a Spiksley cross' 15), George Cotterill ('succeeded in driving the ball through' 65), Fred Spiksley (a nine-yard volley from a sixty-yard Bassett cross 78, another Bassett cross, Spiksley danced through 80, a fifteen-yard left-footed volley set up by Cotterill 84).
Spiksley scored the fifth goal, not Reynolds, thus completing his hat-trick.
Scotland - Tom Waddell (Gay was charged over by Sellar to allow Waddell a free header 30), William Sellar ('put the ball between Gay and the upright' 55)
Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - John Charles Clegg
46 (15 June 1850), Sheffield, FA Vice-president

Linesmen - William McGregor (replaced T. Gunning, London), 49 (13 April 1846), Birmingham, FA Chairman & Archibald Sliman, Scottish FA Chairman.

"The match was honoured by HRH The Duchess of Teck (Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth of Cambridge, b.1833), the Duke of Teck (Franz Paul Karl Ludwig Alexander b.1837)  and the Princess Mary (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, b.1867), [and Prince Adolphus of Teck (Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus of Cambridge, b.1867)] to whom the captains of the two teams were presented before the game began."

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "The Englishmen wore white shirts...."
Capt: George Cotterill, second captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Saturday, 25 March 1893 after the FA Cup Final at Fallowfield, following the trial match in Derby.
18th match, W 16 - D 1 - L 1 - F 77 - A 15.
England Lineup
  Gay, Leslie H. 22 24 March 1871 G Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 1 2 GA
  Holmes, Robert 25 23 June 1867 RB Preston North End FC 5 0
  Harrison, A. Hugh 23 30 November 1869 LB Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 2 0
  Reynolds, John 24 21 February 1869 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 3 1
  Holt, John 27 10 April 1865 CH Everton FC 6 0
  Kinsey, George 26 20 June 1866 LH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
  Bassett, William I. 24 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 10 3 or 4
  Chadwick, Edgar W. 23 14 June 1869 IR Everton FC 4 3
Cotterill, George H. 24 4 April 1868 CF Old Brightonians AFC & Corinthians FC 4 2
Gosling, R. Cunliffe 24 15 June 1868 IL Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC 2 1
Spiksley, Frederick 23 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 2 6


reserves not known

team notes:

Bob Howarth (Everton FC) was the original right-back, his place going to Bob Holmes. Jack Goodall (Derby County FC) was replaced with George Cotterill. Goodall had injured himself in a match the previous day.
Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England)).
It should be recognised that Fred Spiksley scored his second hat-trick for England in his first two appearances. Spiksley and other eye witnesses confirm he scored England's fifth, not Reynolds.
2-3-5 Gay -
Holmes, Harrison -
Reynolds, Holt, Kinsey -
Bassett, Chadwick, Cotterill, Gosling, Spiksley.


Age 24.1 Appearances/Goals 3.7 1.1


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "...and the Scotch dark blue."
Capt: James Kelly Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, on Saturday, 25 March 1893, following a trial match.
Scotland Lineup
  Lindsay, John 30/31 1862 G Renton FC 3 11 GA
  Arnott, Walter 31 12 May 1861 RB Queen's Park FC 14 0
  Smellie, Robert 27 15 October 1865 LB Queen's Park FC 6 0
  Mitchell, David 26 29 April 1866 RH Rangers FC 4 0
  Kelly, James 27 15 October 1865 CH The Celtic FC 6 1
  Maley, William 24 25 April 1868 LH The Celtic FC 2 0
Sellar, William 26 21 September 1866 OR Queen's Park FC 9 4
Waddell, Thomas S. 22 9 November 1870 IR Queen's Park FC 4 1
  Hamilton, James nk not known CF Queen's Park FC 3 3
  McMahon, Alexander 23 1870 IL The Celtic FC 3 1
  Campbell, John 21/22 1871 OL The Celtic FC 2 0


reserves not known

team notes:

most certainly the oldest team to face England thus far.
2-3-5 Lindsay -
Arnott, Smellie -
Mitchell, Kelly, Maley -
Sellar, Wadell, Hamilton, McMahon, Campbell


Age 25.8-26.0 Appearances/Goals 5.1 0.7


    Match Report

Source Notes

The venue of The Athletic Ground in Richmond was chosen by the FA Council at Chancery Lane on Thursday, 8 March 1893. It became the first venue to hold an England vs. Scotland match at both codes. Rugby and Association.

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
Flying Over an Olive Grove - Clive Nicholson, pp.111-121.