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71 vs. Ireland
73 vs. Scotland

Monday, 18 March 1901
Home International Championship 1900-01 (18th) Match

England 6 Wales 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Party

Wales Party
Team Records

St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Attendance: 11,000;
Receipts £640; Kick-off 'in the afternoon'

England - Steve Bloomer ('a fast high shot' 35, 'Needham free-kick, from which Corbett passed to Bloomer' 60, 'a pretty oblique shot of the far post, from a Bennett cross' 80, 'following a Morris mistake, racing on' 85), Ernest Needham (penalty 51), Tip Foster ('fast shot close on goal' 82).
Results 1901-14

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Thomas Robertson
36 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - Percy Alexander Timbs, 35 (13 June 1865), St. Giles, London, England and J. Thomas, Wales.

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Ernest Needham, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Saturday, 9 March 1901, following the international match in Southampton.
41st match, W 32 - D 5 - L 4 - F 164 - A 37.
England Lineup
  Kingsley, Matthew 26 30 September 1874 G Newcastle United FC 1 0 GA
  Crabtree, James W. 29 23 December 1871 RB Aston Villa FC 13 0
  Oakley, William J. 27 27 April 1873 LB Corinthians FC 15 0
  Wilkes, Albert 25 6 September 1875 RH Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Bannister, William 22 12 September 1878 CH Burnley FC 1 0
Needham, Ernest 28 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 14 3
  Bennett, Walter 26 29 April 1874 OR Sheffield United FC 1 0

Bloomer, Stephen 26 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 13 24
  Beats, William E. 29 13 November 1871 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
Foster, Reginald E. 22 16 April 1878 IL Old Malvernians AFC & Corinthians FC 3 2
  Corbett, Bertie O. 25 15 May 1875 OL Corinthians FC 1 0


Charles Sagar (Bury FC)

team notes:

Aston Villa FC's Stephen Smith withdrew from the original line-up through injury, his place went to Corbett. Frank Forman also dropped out because of a back injury, during Nottingham Forest FC's match against West Bromwich Albion FC a week previous, replaced with Billy Bannister.
Steve Bloomer extends his tally as England's record goalscorer.
2-3-5 Kingsley -
Crabtree, Oakley -
Wilkes, Bannister, Needham -
Bennett, Bloomer, Beats, Foster, Corbett.


Age 25.9 Appearances/Goals 5.8 2.1


Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Green/white halved shirts and black shorts
Capt: Charlie Morris Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches, before Saturday, 9 March 1901.
Wales Lineup
  Roose, Leigh R. 23 27 November 1877 G London Welsh FC, England 3 7 GA
  Meredith, Samuel 28 5 September 1872 RB Chirk AAA FC 3 0
  Morris, Charles R. 20 29 August 1880
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
LB Derby County FC, England 5 0
  Parry, Maurice P. 23 7 November 1877 RH Liverpool FC, England 2 0
  Jones, William J. 24/25 1876 CH Aberdare FC 2 0
  Hughes, Edward 24/25 1876 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 4 0
  Pugh, D. Henry 26 early 1875 OR Lincoln City AFC, England 7 2
  Meredith, William H. 26 30 July 1874 IR Manchester City, England 13 6
  Morgan-Owen, Morgan M. 24 20 February 1877 CF Rhyl FC & Corinthians FC, England 7 2
  Parry, Thomas D. 20/21 early 1880
Born in Oswestry, Shropshire
IL Oswestry FC 5 3
  Williams, Ephraim 23 winter 1877 OL Druids FC 2 0


reserves not known

team notes:

Harry Pugh replaced Nottingham Forest FC's Granville Morris, who was injured during Forest's match against West Bromwich Albion FC a week previous.
Sam and Billy Meredith, as well as Tom and Maurice Parry, were brothers.
2-3-5 Roose -
S.Meredith, Morris -
M.Parry, Jones, Hughes -
Pugh, W.Meredith, Morgan-Owen, T.Parry, Williams.


Age 23.1-24.0 Appearances/Goals 4.8 1.3


    Match Report

The second of the English international contests under Association rules took place at Newcastle, yesterday, and resulted in a victory for England, who defeated the representatives of Wales by six goals to none. Inasmuch as Wales drew with Scotland at Wrexham two or three weeks ago the success of the English players yesterday was very gratifying, especially after the severe reverse which the English League team sustained at Glasgow, for included in the Scottish eleven which could not beat Wales were the majority of the men who represented the Scottish League on Saturday. Had yesterday's contest taken place under favourable conditions Englishmen might be quite hopeful of the result of the match against Scotland at the end of next week. The weather proved bright and cold, and the wind, if fresh, blew across the field of play, but unfortunately there had been a lot of rain during the few previous days, and a downpour yesterday morning reduced the turf at St. James's Park to a deplorable state. So muddy and soft was the ground that had the players failed to combine at all effectively no one could have been surprised. As it happened they rose to the occasion in the most spirited fashion, and the 8,000 or 10,000 people present saw some remarkably good football. No doubt, with the ground slippery and the ball sodden, an element of luck entered into much that happened, so that it would not be wise to attach great importance to the result. Certainly England were the better side, but the difference between the two elevens did not amount to anything like half-a-dozen goals. For fully half an hour England failed to score, and at the interval all that they could claim was a single goal, kicked by Bloomer, after some clever work between Needham, Corbett, and Foster...

Within five minutes of the change of ends came England's second point, one of the Welshmen tripping Foster within the 12 yards line and Needham making no mistake in taking the penalty kick...

Another piece of foul play outside the 12 yards line gave England a free kick. Needham took it, turning the ball over to Foster, and, although the amateur's shot was kept out, Bloomer got up and gave Roose no chance of saving...

...Before the finish, however, came three goals in quick succession. The first of these Bennett helped Bloomer to get, the latter's final shot hitting the inside of the upright. A minute later Foster dribbled down and scored, and then a miskick by Morris let in Bloomer. Once more the Derby County-man duly seized the opportunity, and he put on a sixth goal for England... - The Times - Tuesday 19th March, 1901


It was on 18 March 1901 that an inquest was held into the deaths of four people in a house fire, three days earlier, at Upper Norwood in London.

Source Notes

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