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68 vs. Ireland
69
70 vs. Scotland

Monday, 26 March 1900
rescheduled from 19 February 1900
Home International Championship 1899-1900 (17th) Match

Wales 1 England 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
Wales Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Cardiff Football Ground, Westgate Street, Temperance Town, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 20,000; Kick-off 4.00pm GMT

England - George Wilson ('from a throw-in, Wilson cleverly hooked the ball into goal' [England's 250th goal scored] 4)
Wales - Billy Meredith ('racing down the wing, eluding Oakley and Spencer, and shooting close in, beating Robinson' 55)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Wa

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Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
35 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - Percy Alexander Timbs, 34 (13 June 1865), St. Giles, London, England & Richard Thomas Gough, 40 (April 1859), Oswestry, Welsh FA.

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Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Probably blue and red halves shirts and white shorts
Capt: Di Jones Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches, on Thursday, 15 March 1900.
Wales Lineup
  Griffiths, Frederick J. 26 13 September 1873 G Blackpool FC, England 2 6 GA
  Jones, David 32/33 1867 RB Manchester City FC, England 14 0
  Morris, Charles R. 19 29 August 1880
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
LB Chirk AAA FC 3 0
  Brookes, Samuel J. 22 winter 1877 RH Llandudno FC 2 0
  Morris, Robert 24/25 early 1875
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
CH Chirk AAA FC 2 0
  Harrison, William C. 26 summer 1872
Born in Portsmouth
LH Wrexham AFC 4 0
Meredith, William H. 25 30 July 1874 OR Manchester City FC, England 12 6
  Davies, Joseph 33 summer 1866 IR Reading FC, England 11 0
  Morgan-Owen, Morgan M. 23 20 February 1877 CF Oxford University AFC, England 6 2
  Watkins, Alfred E. 19 26 June 1878 IL Aston Villa FC, England 4 0
  Parry, Thomas D. 19/20 early 1880
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
OL Oswestry United FC 3 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Morgan Morgan-Owen replaced Nottingham Forest's Grenville Morris as centre-forward, in the days leading up to the match. Forest had refused Morris permission to play, whereas they had allowed clubmate Alf Spouncer to play for England.
Charlie and Bobby Morris were brothers, born on the English side of the Welsh border.
   
2-3-5 Griffiths -
Jones,
C.Morris -
Brooks,
R.Morris, Harrison -
Meredith, Davies, Morgan-Owen, Parry, Watkins

Averages:

Age 24.4-6 Appearances/Goals 5.7 0.8

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Gilbert Smith, eleventh, possibly 12th captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Ireland match, on Monday, 19 March 1900.
38th match, W 30 - D 5 - L 3 - F 154 - A 33.
England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 28 22 April 1870 G Southampton FC 9 7 GA
  Spencer, Howard 24 23 August 1875 RB Aston Villa FC 3 0
  Oakley, William J. 26 27 April 1873 LB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 12 0
  Crabtree, James W. 28 23 December 1871 RH Aston Villa FC 11 0
  Chadwick, Arthur 24/25 late 1874/early 1875 CH Southampton FC 1 0
  Johnson, W. Harrison 24 4 January 1876 LH Sheffield United FC 2 0
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 27 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 11 3
  Foster, Reginald E. 21 16 April 1878 IR Oxford University AFC, Old Malvernians AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Smith, Gilbert O. 27 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 18 11
Wilson, Geoffrey P. 22 21 February 1878 IL Corinthians FC 1 1
  Spouncer, W. Alfred 22 1 July 1877 OL Nottingham Forest FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Robinson -
Spencer, Oakley -
Johnson, Chadwick, Crabtree -
Athersmith, Foster, Smith, Wilson, Spouncer

Averages:

Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 6.4 1.3

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

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