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69 vs. Wales
70
71 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 7 April 1900
Home International Championship 1899-1900 (17th) Match

Scotland 4 England 1 [4-1]
 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow
Attendance: 63,000; Receipts £4,387 9s. 6d.; Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Scotland - Bob McColl ('from a throw-in, the ball was turned over to McColl, who easily beat his defenders and scored with a wonderful shot' 1, 'Smith and Campbell got through to make an opening for McColl' 30, 'a fine piece of combination by the forwards ended in a McColl goal' [England's 100th goal conceded] 44), John Bell ('got the ball and dribbled it through' 6)
England - Steve Bloomer ('Athersmith's pass, Bloomer's faultess shot' 35)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

Type

England

Referee - James Torrans
Ireland

Linesmen - not known

 

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Lord Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, the former Prime Minister (1894-95), was an attendee, with his two sons, Albert Edward Harry Meyer and Neil James. In his honour, Scotland wore primrose yellow and pink, Rosebery´s racing colours.
"ACCIDENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL
In the surging crowd at Celtic Park, Glasgow, previous to the start of the international football match, Robert Ferguson, a clerk, residing at 10 Elder Park, Govan, had his leg broken, and Kenneth Miller, 64 Fernie Street, Maryhill, received a severe lacerated wound on the thigh. Both were removed to the Infirmary. Several police received cuts from stones thrown by spectators."

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "Celtic Park furnished a great display of Lord Rosebery's racing colours, which the Scottish eleven also wore as a mark of their appreciation of his visit..."
Capt: John Robertson Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Saturday, 30 March 1900.
Scotland Lineup
  Rennie, Henry G. 26 1 June 1873 G Hearts of Midlothian FC 2 1 GA
  Smith, Nicol 26 25 December 1873 RB Glasgow Rangers FC 8 0
  Drummond, John 29 13 April 1870 LB Glasgow Rangers FC 9 0
  Gibson, Neil 27 23 February 1873 RH Glasgow Rangers FC 12 1
  Raisbeck, Alexander G. 21 26 December 1878 CH Liverpool FC, England 1 0
  Robertson, John T. 23 25 February 1877 LH Glasgow Rangers FC 4 0
Bell, John 30 6 October 1869 OR Glasgow Celtic FC 10 5
  Walker, Robert 21 10 January 1879 IR Hearts of Midlothian FC 2 0
McColl, Robert S. 23 13 April 1876 CF Queen's Park FC 9 13
  Campbell, John 28/29 1871 IL Glasgow Celtic FC 6 1
  Smith, Alexander 23 7 November 1876 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 4 3

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Rennie -
N.Smith, Drummond -
Gibson, Raisbeck, Robertson -
Bell, Walker, McColl, Campbell,
A.Smith.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 6.1 1.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...with the Englishmen in white."
Capt: Gilbert Smith, 12th, possibly 13th captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Saturday, 30 March 1900.
39th match, W 30 - D 5 - L 4 - F 155 - A 37.
England Lineup
  Robinson, John W. 28 22 April 1870 G Southampton FC 10 11 GA
  Oakley, William J. 26 27 April 1873 RB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 13 0
  Crabtree, James W. 28 23 December 1871 LB Aston Villa FC 12 0
  Johnson, W. Harrison 24 4 January 1876 RH Sheffield United FC 2 0
  Chadwick, Arthur 24/25 late 1874/early 1875 CH Southampton FC 2 0
  Needham, Ernest 27 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 12 1
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 27 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 12 3
Bloomer, Stephen 26 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 12 20
  Smith, Gilbert O. 27 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 19 11
  Wilson, Geoffrey P. 22 21 February 1878 IL Corinthians FC 2 1
  Plant, John J. 29 23 March 1871 OL Bury FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

After about ten minutes play, with England already two goals down, Oakley and Robinson collided, with the Corinthian being worse off. Although he resumed play, he did so with an injury.
Gilbert Smith equals Norman Bailey's record tally of England caps, in this, the most experienced and oldest England team thus far.
   
2-3-5 Robinson -
Oakley, Crabtree -
Johnson, Chadwick, Needham -
Athersmith, Bloomer, Smith, Wilson, Plant

Averages:

Age 26.2 Appearances/Goals 8.8 3.2

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
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