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51 vs. Wales
53 vs. Ireland

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

Scotland 2 England 2 [1-1]

Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party
Team Records

Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 45,107 (new world record attendance); receipts: £2016; Kick-off 3.35pm GMT

Scotland - William Lambie ('with a lightning shot, scored' 7), Sandy McMahon ('sent it flying into the net' 75)
England - Jack Goodall ('from a partial clearance following a bundled save' 12), Jack Reynolds ('with a long shot' 85)
Results 1891-1900

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - John Reid
Ireland (Irish FA)

Linesmen - according to the Daily Telegraph - Richard Philip Gregson, 41 (early 1853), (Lancashire FA secretary) according to the Glasgow Herald - Nicholas Lane Jackson, 44 (1 November 1849), West Hackney, London (Corinthians FC & FA Hon. Secretary) & Archibald Sliman (Scottish FA Chairman)

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

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: Dark blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Ned Doyle Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, on Tuesday, 6 March 1894, following several trial matches.
Scotland Lineup
  Haddow, David 24 12 June 1869 G Rangers FC 1 2 GA
  Sillars, Donald B. 25 30 October 1868 RB Queen's Park FC 4 0
  Doyle, Daniel 29 16 September 1864 LB The Celtic FC 3 0
  Begbie, Isaac 25 4 June 1868 RH Heart of Midlothian FC 4 0
  McCreadie, Andrew 23 19 November 1870 CH Rangers FC 2 0
  Mitchell, David 27 29 April 1866 LH Rangers FC 5 0
  Gulliland, William 23 3 February 1871 OR Queen's Park FC 3 0
  Blessington, James 20 28 February 1874 IR The Celtic FC 2 0
McMahon, Alexander 24 1870 CF The Celtic FC 4 2
  McPherson, John 25 19 June 1868 IL Rangers FC 6 0
Lambie, William A. 21 10 January 1873 OL Queen's Park FC 3 3


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 24.2 Appearances/Goals 3.4 0.3


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: John Goodall, second captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Thursday, 15 March 1894 at 61 Chancery Lane, London, following the trial match. Confirmed on Saturday, 31 March at The Alexandra Hotel in Liverpool.
21st match, W 17 - D 3 - L 1 - F 86 - A 20.
England Lineup
  Gay, Leslie H. 23 24 March 1871 G Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 3 5 GA
  Clare, Thomas 29 4 February 1865 RB Stoke FC 4 0
  Pelly, Frederick R. 24 11 August 1869 LB Old Foresters AFC & Corinthians FC 3 0
Reynolds, John 25 21 February 1869 RH Aston Villa FC 5 2
  Holt, John 28 10 April 1865 CH Everton FC 8 0
  Needham, Ernest 21 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Bassett, William I. 25 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 11 3 or 4
Goodall, John 30 19 June 1863 IR Derby County FC 9 8 or 9
  Smith, Gilbert O. 21 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC 3 1
  Chadwick, Edgar W. 24 14 June 1869 IL Everton FC 5 3
  Spiksley, Frederick 24 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 4 7


Bob Chatt (Aston Villa FC)

team notes:

Original centre-forward John Southworth withdrew from the original line-up because of a knee injury. His place went to Gilbert Smith. Clare replaced Burnley FC's Jimmy Crabtree at right-back. Ernest Needham replaced Bolton Wanderers FC's 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.
"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."
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 -
Clare, Pelly -
Reynolds, Holt, Needham -
Bassett, Goodall, Smith, Chadwick, Spiksley


Age 25.0 Appearances/Goals 5.1 2.0-2.2


    Match Report

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. - The Times - Monday 9th April, 1894

Source Notes

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.

Although the English team was named on 15 March 1894, 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.

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
England Expects: James Corbett, [2006] p28.