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Saturday, 7 April 1894
British International Championship 1893-94 (11th) Match

Scotland 2 England 2

Celtic Park, Janefield Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Kick-off (GMT): 'fixed to start at 3.30 o'clock'.
Attendance: 'over 40,000'; 'an immense concourse of spectators'; 'when 40,116 paid for admission'; 45,107 (new world record attendance);
Receipts: '£2643'. (a new record)
England's first visit to Parkhead; twelfth visit to Glasgow, to Lanarkshire and to Scotland

Dan Doyle won the toss Gilbert Smith kicked-off.

[1-0] William Lambie 7
 'with a lightning shot, scored'; 'shot being a splendid one'
[0-0] Ernest Needham strike hits the post

[1-1] Jack Goodall 12
'from a partial clearance following a bundled save'; 'Spiksley shot and Haddow half-cleared, but Goodall got up and equalised.'
[2-1] Sandy McMahon 75
'sent it flying into the net', 'from a cross by M'Creadie, M'Pherson got on the ball and without the slightest hesitation bumped it through.'

[2-2] Jack Reynolds 85
'with a long shot'; 'with a splendid shot'. 'an unlucky header by Begbie placed the ball at Reynolds feet, twenty yards away, steadying it, shot straight for goal.'
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Scotland Team Records England
John Reid
30/31 (1863) Belfast, Ireland (Secretary, Irish FA)
The Venue of Celtic Park was chosen when the teams were chosen, Tuesday, 6 March 1894. It was chosen ahead of Ibrox and Hampden because the Celtic club were in 'difficulties'. 21 voted for, and four voted for the other venues.

Ugly scenes had marred this match when ticketless fans had stormed a barricade and in the ensuing confusion some had been injured; while others, including many pressmen, had been displaced from their allocated seats. The whole incident had said much about the rising intensity of supporters' passions, but also, rather more worryingly, the inability of the authorities to successfully manage large crowds.
England Expects: James Corbett
Linesmen according to the Daily Telegraph
Richard Philip Gregson
40 (9 March 1853), Clitheroe, (Lancashire FA secretary)
Archibald Sliman
Scottish FA Chairman
Linesmen according to the Glasgow Herald & Scottish Referee
Nicholas Lane Jackson
44 (1 November 1849), West Hackney, London (Corinthians FC & FA Hon. Secretary)
& Archibald Sliman
Statistics according to The Scottish Referee
Scotland (first half) 18 Shies, 11 Goal-kicks, 3 Fouls, 1 Corner, 1 Goal.
(second half) 19 Shies, 15 Goal-kicks, 6 Fouls, 0 Corners, 1 Goal.
(first half) 12 Shies, 10 Goal-kicks, 6 Fouls, 3 Corners, 1 Goal. (second half) 18 Shies, 6 Goal-kicks, 4 Fouls, 2 Corners, 1 Goal.

Scotland Team

Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours "clad in blue jerseys" and white shorts

"The Queen's Park trio all wore cream-coloured flannel nickers"
Captain Dan Doyle Selection following several trial matches, The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members headed by Archibald Sliman,
only match, W 0 - D 1 - L 0 - F 2 - A 2 chose three teams 'in the Rooms, Carlton Place, Glasgow', Tuesday, 6 March 1894
Scotland Lineup
240   Haddow, David
blue cap
299 days
12 June 1869 G Rangers FC 1 2ᵍᵃ
Sillars, Donald Currie 25
159 days
30 October 1868 RB Queen's Park FC 4 0
  Doyle, Daniel 29
203 days
16 September 1864 LB The Celtic FC 3 0
  Begbie, Isaac 25
307 days
4 June 1868 RH Heart of Midlothian FC 4 0
final app 1890-94
  McCreadie, Andrew 23
139 days
19 November 1870 CH Rangers FC 2 0
  Mitchell, David 27
343 days
29 April 1866 LH Rangers FC 5 0
final app 1890-94
Gulliland, William 23
63 days
3 February 1871 OR Queen's Park FC 3 0
  Blessington, James 20
46 days
28 February 1874 IR The Celtic FC 2 0
McMahon, Alexander 24
173 days
16 October 1870 CF The Celtic FC 4 2
  McPherson, John 25
292 days
19 June 1868 IL Rangers FC 6 0
Lambie, William Allan 21
87 days
10 January 1873 OL Queen's Park FC 3 3
reserves: The Selection Committee named the three sides for Scotland's three matches on Tuesday, 6 March in Glasgow. The team selected to play Ireland served as the reserves for the England match:- Goal, Andrew Baird (Queen's Park FC); backs, Wally Arnott (St. Bernard's FC) and Jock Drummond (Rangers FC); half-backs, Robert Marshall (Rangers FC), James Kelly (The Celtic FC) and David Stewart (Queen's Park FC); forwards, right, John Taylor (Dumbarton FC) and Thomas Waddell (Queen's Park FC); centre, David Alexander (East Stirlingshire FC); left, Robert Scott (Airdrieonians FC) and Alexander Keillor (Dundee FC).
team notes: "it is the first occasion on which professionals have figured on the Scotch side"
2-3-5 Haddow -
Sillars, Doyle -
Begbie, McCreadie, Mitchell -
Gulliland, Blessington, McMahon, McPherson, Lambie


Age 24 years 224 days Appearances/Goals 3.4 0.3


England Team

Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours "in white" jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers.
"some of the Englishmen had their stockings turned down at the knee, which added greatly to their appearance."

John Goodall

following the trial match, The seven-man FA International Selection Committee
P 2 of 2, W 1- D 1 - L 0 - F 6 - A 3. P 21st of 195, W 17 - D 3 - L 1 - F 86 - A 22.
¹ team chosen at 61 Chancery Lane, London, on Thursday, 15 March 1894,
confirmed at The Alexandra Hotel in Liverpool on Saturday, 31 March.
England Lineup
  eight changes to the previous match (Gay, Pelly & Smith remain) league position (15th March) ave lge pos: 8th
  Gay, Leslie H. 23
14 days
24 March 1871 G Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 3 5ᵍᵃ
final app 1893-94
  Clare, Thomas 29
62 days
4 February 1865 RB Stoke FC (FL1 11th) 4 0
final app 1889-94
  Pelly, Frederick R. 24
239 days
11 August 1869 LB Old Foresters AFC & Corinthians FC 3 0
final app 1893-94
Reynolds, John 25
53 days
21 February 1869 RH Aston Villa FC (FL1 TOP) 5 2
  Holt, John 28
362 days
10 April 1865 CH Everton FC (FL1 9th) 8 0
217   Needham, Ernest 21
76 days
21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC (FL1 6th) 1 0
the third United player to represent England
  Bassett, William I. 25
70 days
27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC (FL1 7th) 11 3 or 4
Goodall, John 30
292 days
19 June 1863 IR Derby County FC (FL1 10th) 9 8 or 9
  Smith, Gilbert O. 21
133 days
25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 3 1
  Chadwick, Edgar W. 24
297 days
14 June 1869 IL Everton FC (FL1 9th) 5 3
  Spiksley, Frederick 24
72 days
25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC (FL1 12th) 4 7
reserves: Bob Chatt (Aston Villa FC (FL1 TOP))
team changes: Original centre-forward John Southworth (Everton FC (FL1 9th)) withdrew from the original line-up because of a knee injury. His place went to Gilbert Smith. Clare replaced Burnley FC's (FL1 3rd) Jimmy Crabtree at right-back. Ernest Needham replaced Bolton Wanderers FC's (FL1 13th) James Turner. Cunliffe Gosling was the original Captain and inside-left, Edgar Chadwick being drafted in to replace him. Goodall was instead, handed the captaincy.
team notes: "Several players with claims to be considered in connection with international honours are at present unsound, and as the match does not take place for more than three weeks, the Committee reserve to themselves the right to make any changes they deem fit. The team will be definitely selected at a meeting to be held at Liverpool at noon on Saturday, March 31."
Although the English team was named on 15 March, the Selection Committee required confirmation that the team they had voted for was in fact, English. The two weeks prior to the meeting in Liverpool on 31 March 1894 was ample time to receive the required information.
Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England)).
"What a fine number of bald heads there were in the English eleven!"
appearance notes: Billy Bassett is the sixth player to have made eleven England appearances, whereas John Goodall is the eleventh player to have made nine. Johnny Holt is the thirteenth player to make eight appearances.
34 players have now made five appearances and 41 players have made four. 66 players have now made three appearances and still 119 players have played for England more than once.
Bassett is the first player to make eleven appearances under the guidance of the ISC, whereas Goodall is the second player to make nine and Holt is the third to make eight.
records: England's unbeaten run has now reached a record fifteen matches, since March 1890.
For the second time, they have recorded two draws in a single season.
"Mr N. L. Jackson saw his twentieth consecutive match between England and Scotland."
2-3-5 Gay -
Clare, Pelly -
Reynolds, Holt, Needham -
Bassett, Goodall, Smith, Chadwick, Spiksley.


Age 25 years 118 days Appearances/Goals 5.1 2.0-2.2
"Prior to the match Mr Joseph Wright, of Drooko fame, intimated his intention of presenting each member of the successful team a grand patent Drooko rain protector. However, with commendable promptitude a change of policy was at once adopted, and in the Central Station Hotel, prior to the departure of the Southerners, the Drooko representative handed over to the English Eleven the promised umbrellas." - The Scottish Referee, Monday, 9 April 1894

England previous teams vs. Scotland:


Gay Holmes Harrison Reynolds Holt Kinsey Bassett Chadwick Cotterill Gosling Spiksley


Clare Pelly Needham Goodall Smith Chadwick

       Match Report Daily News, Monday, 9 April 1894

A splendid game, an immense crowd, and an even score have to be recorded as the characteristics of the England and Scotland meeting—the great Association fixture of the season—at Glasgow on Saturday. That honours should be easy at the end of the hour and a half was not an inappropriate result where both sides had played so well, and in a contest in which the fluctuations of fortune were so many as to keep the interest of the spectators closely riveted on the play from the time of the start to the last moment. But Scotland were leading until near the close, and for Englishmen the visitors left the little matter of equalising the scores late enough to be pleasant. Next to the beautiful attack of the the Scottish, one of the things that impressed people most was the fine form of the English halves which this attack of Scotland found something of a stumbling block to their success. Indeed, the way in which Holt, Reynolds, and Needham got the ball away from the home forwards was wonderful. And the mere fact of their having so much to do shows in itself how strong was the Scottish combination. W. Lambie, whom Londoners will remember as having done so well for Queen's Park against the Corinthians at the Queen's Club not long ago, played a great game on the left wing; but the entire forwards worked well together. The Scotch halves did a lot of good work. Doyle and Sillar covered their goal-keeper well, and Haddow, of the Rangers, displayed no mean skill in this position But on the other side L. H. Gay by his splendid form—he had much more to do than Haddow—made himself one of the most talked of players of the afternoon. Some few of the stinging shots he rid himself of in a manner bordering on the miraculous. To him and the halves England owe a large debt of gratitude, for it was undoubtedly in those players that the secret of England's escape from defeat lay. Pelly and Clare did a lot of good sound work at full-back. Forward Bassett showed some of his old brilliancy in his dashes along the right wing, and Spikesley over on the other side also did well, and frequently there was plenty of fine play by the other men. Indeed the whole match teemed with good points and was well worthy the attention bestowed on it. The crowd was generally estimated at 40,000. It was certainly a wonderful attendance, and the great provision made was inadequate for the thousands broke into the enclosure, and in some places drew up to the verge of the goal line. The Press were rater hampered at their work by this break-in, and things were little better than they were at Richmond a year ago. Still, the dimensions of the crowd offered every excuse for the officials. The English team had undergone some change since its original selection, but perhaps the most serious loss was the absence of Southworth from centre and R. C. Gosling on the left. Their places were filled by G. O. Smith, of the Old Carthusians, and Chadwick, of Everton. Fine weather prevailed, and the ground was in good order.
England started the ball with the wind in their faces. The Scottish forwards passed with great finish, and the game was only a few minutes old when Lambie, closing in from the left, had the ball passed to him, and with a magnificent shot scored the first goal for Scotland. Gay had already saved once, but this time the pace and angle at which the ball came were altogether too much for him. Of course this early success of the Scotts put their friends on good terms with themselves. But their victorious cries were soon silenced. The English halves had broken up several attacks by Scotland, and Pelly had put in a couple of long kicks when some long passing was witnessed among the visiting forwards. The ball came from the right side over to Spikesley, whose shot Haddow did not clear away, and Goodall got up and scored. Goal and goal was now the order of things, but England at once tried to get the lead, and the forwards, backed up by the halves, kept the Scottish defence busy. However, the home forwards were soon set going again, and Lambie and M'Pherson were cheered for some pretty work on the left wing. This led up to several very sharp attacks on the English goal, but Gay defended splendidly, and the interval was reached with the figures still level—one goal all. The Scottish began the second period in a way that augured bad times for the visitors. Lambie, M'Mahon, Blessington, and Gulliland all got within shooting distance of the goal, but the English backs hung on to their men with great tenacity, while Gay stopped the shots that were made. Afterwards the Englishmen thrice visited the other end, but the backs and Haddow cleared. Runs and shots by Bassett and Lambie for the respective sides were noted and duly applauded. Midway through the second half Scotland took the lead, M'Mahon scoring. The spectators were in a great state of enthusiasm, and as the time ebbed rapidly away the excitement was unbounded. ach goal had some narrow escapes, but at last Reynolds, the English half, beat Haddow, and the score was two all. The end was near, and nothing else coming, the match was drawn.  

       Match Report The Times, Monday, 9 April 1894
The last few years have seen the reduction in some degree of the preponderance of Scottish victories in the record of this match, played for the 23rd time at Glasgow on Saturday ; but in the latest contest the result, after Scotland had narrowly missed winning, was a tie. In every respect it was a brilliant game, and an immense crowd, over 40,000 in number, followed it with enthusiastic interest. All the preparations made on the Celtic ground for the reception of a big company were needed, and before the game began the crowd surged into the enclosure without, however, encroaching on the field of play...
...Their passing was very accurate, and scarcely had the play settled down before Lambie scored. Supported by the well-judged placing of Holt and Reynolds, the English forwards attacked vigorously, and only a short time had elapsed when Goodall equalized amid loud applause...
The home forwards passed splendidly, and within 20 minutes of the finish, the second goal was obtained for them...
When the last five minutes began the lead was still with Scotland ; but they were not to win the match, for the English right wings received a pass from Holt and made a close attack. During this the ball was kicked back to Reynolds, who shot it through and made the result a tie of two goals each, " Time " being called soon after the score. The teams were well-matched, and the excellence of the contest seemed thoroughly appreciated by the company. Any advantage possessed by Scotland's forwards was balanced by the fine play of the English half-backs, especially Reynolds and Holt.
       In Other News....
It was on 7 April 1894 that the United States Senate expressed concern that the Behring Sea Arbitration Bill read in the House of Commons, four days earlier, included a clause allowing fifty or sixty Canadian ships currently at sea, to continue killing seals in the open water, without punishment. The Act that followed banned the killing of seals in a sixty-mile zone around the Pribilof Islands, off the coast of Alaska, but was, ultimately, ineffective, due to the seals moving beyond the regulated area.
Domestic Football Results (7 April 1894)                                                Teams in a silver box denotes a player representing England
The Football League Division One:      
Bolton Wanderers 0 West Bromwich Albion 3
   Pikes Lane, Bolton (3,000)
Geddes, Bostock (2)
Wanderers started with John Sutcliffe and Davie Weir
Albion were without Billy Bassett, but did have Joe Reader and Charlie Perry in their line-up
Burnley 3 Aston Villa 6
   Turf Moor, Burnley (6,000)
Turnbull, Buchanan, Place
~ Groves (2), Hodgetts (2), Devey (2)
Villa were without Jack Reynolds, but did have Charlie Athersmith, Jack Devey and Dennis Hodgetts
Darwen 0 Sunderland 3
   Barley Bank, Darwen (5,000)
Gillespie, Hyslop (2)
Everton 6 Stoke 2
   Goodison Park, Liverpool (10,000)
McMillan, Latta (2), Hartley, Geary (2)
~ Schofield (2)
Everton were without Johnny Holt and Edgar Chadwick, but did have Bob Howarth, Fred Geary and Alf Milward starting
Stoke were without Tommy Clare, but did have Bill Rowley and Joe Schofield
Nottingham Forest 2 Newton Heath 0
   Town Ground, Nottingham (5,000)
Brodie (2)
Preston North End 3 Sheffield United 0
   Deepdale, Preston (4,000)
Beckton (2), Drummond
Preston started with Bob Holmes
United were without Needham

Division One Table
Team P
Aston Villa 29 42
Sunderland 29 38
Derby County 29 34
Burnley 29 32
Nottingham Forest 29 32
Blackburn Rovers 29 32
West Bromwich Albion 30 32
Everton 29 31
Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 31
Sheffield United 30 31
Stoke 29 29
Wednesday 30 26
Bolton Wanderers 28 22
Preston North End 29 21
Darwen 29 19
Newton Heath 29 14

Aston Villa clinched their first League Championship in style, by giving their hosts a lesson in ruthless finishing power.

The Football
League Division Two:      
Ardwick 1 Crewe Alexandra 2
   Hyde Road, Manchester (2,500)
Spittle ~ J.Woolfe, Sandham
Burslem Port Vale 2 Liverpool 2
   Athletic Ground, Stoke (5,009)
Dean, Wood ~ McVean, McQueen
Burton Swifts 0 Grimsby Town 3
   Peel Croft, Burton (2,000)
Jones, Riddich, Rose
Lincoln City 0 Walsall Town Swifts 2
   John O'Gaunt's, Lincoln (1,500)
McWhinnie, Lofthouse
The Swifts started with Joe Lofthouse
Northwich Victoria 2 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 1
   Drill Field, Northwich (1,000)
Bailey (2) ~ Coulthard
Small Heath 3 Notts County 0
   Coventry Road, Birmingham (6,000)
Hands (2), Walton
Small Heath started with Chris Charsley
County started with George Toone, Alf Shelton and Harry Daft started
Division Two Table
Team P
Liverpool 27 48
Small Heath 28 42
Notts County 28 39
Newcastle United 27 35
Grimsby Town 27 31
Burslem Port Vale 27 30
Burton Swifts 27 29
Woolwich Arsenal 27 28
Lincoln City 28 28
Walsall Town Swifts 27 21
Middlesbrough Ironopolis 27 20
Ardwick 27 18
Crewe Alexandra 27 17
Rotherham Town 26 13
Northwich Victoria 28 9
Crewe's victory at Ardwick (playing their last home game before becoming Manchester City) meant that the final re-election place would go to the last match and it was the Alex that managed to rise out of the danger zone, ahead of their rivals, who lost their last game at Walsall, the following week.
       Source Notes
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
ScottishSportsHistory Heritage Numbering
England Football Factbook
England Expects: James Corbett, [2006] p28.
Rothman's Yearbooks
The Football Association Yearbook
Original Newspaper Reports