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58 vs. Scotland

Monday, 16 March 1896
Home International Championship 1895-96 (13th) Match

Wales 1 England 9 [0-5]
 

Match Summary
Wales Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Attendance: 10,000; Kick-off 4.00pm GMT

England - Gilbert Smith ('got possession from a scrimmage and with a low swift shot' 15, 'kicking another low, swift shot' 43), Steve Bloomer ('taking the ball on the rebound' 25, 'Sandiland's dashed away and a beautiful centre for Bloomer' 40, 'with a perfect daisy-cutter' 60, 'finished with a successful shot' 83, 'kicked the ninth' 89), Billy Bassett ('scored after a determined attack, through Jones' legs' 33), Jack Goodall ('with a swift shot' 80);
Wales - Tom Chapman ('from a Parry free-kick, back-heeled the ball into the net' 65)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

Wa

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Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
31 (1 December 1864) Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - George Stuart Sherrington, 35 (20 August 1861 in Islington), Suffolk Football Association, England & Thomas Edward Edwards, Wales

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Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: "..the Welshmen playing in blue and red shirts"
Capt: Charlie Parry Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Jones, Samuel 25/26 1870 G Wrexham AFC & Burton Swifts FC, England 5 23 GA
  Parry, Charles F. 26 early 1870 RB Newtown FC 8 1
  Arridge, Smart 23 21 June 1872
born in Sunderland
LB Bangor FC & Everton FC, England 5 0
  Rogers, Joseph P. 27/28 1868 RH Wrexham AFC 2 0
Chapman, Thomas 25 early 1871 CH Newtown FC & Manchester City FC, England 6 2
  Jones, John L. 29/30 early 1866 LH Ruddlan FC & Sheffield United FC, England 5 0
  Meredith, William H. 21 30 July 1874 OR Chirk AAA FC & Manchester City FC, England 4 2
  Davies, Joseph 29 summer 1866 IR Chirk AAA FC & Manchester City FC, England 4 0
  Morris, A. Grenville 18 13 April 1877 CF Aberystwyth FC 2 1
  Lewis, William 31/32 1864 IL Bangor FC & Chester FC, England 23 8
  Morris, Hugh 22/23 early 1872 OL Chirk AAA FC & Manchester City FC, England 2 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Smart Arridge was a very late replacement for David Jones (Bolton Wanderers FC). Jones was unable to take his place after not recovering from a back injury sustained a week earlier in a league match.
   
2-3-5 S.Jones -
Parry, Arridge -
Rogers, Chapman, J.Jones -
Meredith, Davies, A.G.Morris, Lewis, H.Morris.

Averages:

Age 25.1-5 Appearances/Goals 6.0 1.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...and the Englishmen in white."
Capt: not known, but possibly Gilbert Smith Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Saturday evening, 7 March 1896.
26th match, W 21 - D 4 - L 1 - F 110 - A 22.
England Lineup
  Raikes, George B. 22 14 March 1873 G Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 3 2 GA
  Crabtree, James W. 24 23 December 1871 RB Aston Villa FC 5 0
  Oakley, William J. 22 27 April 1873 LB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 3 0
  Henfrey, Arthur G. 28 19 December 1867 RH Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC 4 0
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 23 27 December 1872 CH Wednesday FC 3 0
  Kinsey, George 29 20 June 1866 LH Derby County FC 4 0
Bassett, William I. 27 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 15 6

Bloomer, Stephen 22 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 4 9
Smith, Gilbert O. 23 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 6 4
Goodall, John 32 19 June 1863 IL Derby County FC 12 11
  Sandilands, Rupert R. 27 7 August 1868 OL Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 5 3

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

'Just before the match commenced it was an open question whether Crawshaw would play, as he had received a wire from home conveying the sad news of the death of his youngest child.' - Wrexham Advertiser, 21 March 1896
   
2-3-5 Raikes -
Crabtree, Oakley -
Henfrey, Crawshaw, Kinsey -
Bassett, Bloomer, Smith, Goodall, Sandilands.

Averages:

Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 5.8 2.2

 

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Source Notes

Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports 
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com
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