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48 vs. Wales
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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, London
Attendance: 16,000; Kick-off 2.27pm GMT

England - Cunliffe Gosling ('putting it between the posts' The Evening Telegraph reports that he 'finely headed through'. 15), George Cotterill ('succeeded in driving the ball through' 65), Fred Spiksley ('Bassett passed, Spiksley shot through' 76, 'Basset crossed, Spiksley headed through' 80), Jack Reynolds ('fifteen-yard hard, low shot' 86).
Scotland - William Sellar ('got up and forced the ball between the posts before Gay could clear' 30, 'put the ball between Gay and the upright' 47)
Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

 

Scotland

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 & Mr A. 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

 

Rank:

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 FC & Corinthians FC 2 0
Reynolds, John 24 21 February 1869 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 3 2
  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 4
  Chadwick, Edgar W. 23 14 June 1869 IR Everton FC 4 3
Cotterill, George H. 24 4 April 1868 CF Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 4 2
Gosling, R. Cunliffe 24 15 June 1868 IL Old Etonians FC & Corinthians FC 2 1
Spiksley, Frederick 23 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 2 4

reserves:

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))
 
2-3-5 Gay -
Holmes, Harrison -
Reynolds, Holt, Kinsey -
Bassett, Chadwick, Cotterill, Gosling, Spiksley.

Averages:

Age 24.1 Appearances/Goals 3.7 1.0

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

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 Glasgow Rangers FC 4 0
  Kelly, James 27 15 October 1865 CH Glasgow Celtic FC 6 1
  Maley, William 24 25 April 1868 LH Glasgow 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 Glasgow Celtic FC 3 1
  Campbell, John 21/22 1871 OL Glasgow Celtic FC 2 0

reserves:

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

Averages:

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
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