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75 vs. Ireland
Ibrox disaster
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77 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 3 May 1902
replayed from 5 April 1902
Home International Championship 1901-02 (19th) Match

England 2 Scotland 2 [0-2]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records

Aston Lower Grounds, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Attendance: 15,000; Receipts £990 14s. 6d.;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Scotland - Bobby Templeton ('from the ensuing "free", flashed it high past George' 3), Ronald Orr ('a header in off the post, after a Templeton cross' 28);
England - Jimmy Settle (Following clever work by Forman, Settle headed through, and his goal effected a transformation' 65), Albert Wilkes ('fine long shot into the top corner' 67);
Results 1901-14

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - James Torrans
Ireland

Linesmen - W.J. Albert, Chatham, Kent, and unknown

The replay was proposed at the meeting of the FA Council at 61 Chancery Lane on Saturday, 19 April 1902. At that it should count as a Full International.
Other proposals 1) Relief Fund set up 2) FA grant £500 to the fund 3) All clubs to play a fund match and 4) That this international match be played for the benefit of said fund.
Agreed to by the Scottish FA on Tuesday, 22 April.
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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "They were closely followed by the Englishmen, clad in opposite colours." That is, white jerseys and blue knickerblockers.
Capt: Steve Bloomer, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the FA Cup Final replay match, on Saturday, 26 April 1902.
45th match, W 33 - D 8 - L 4 - F 169 - A 41.
England Lineup
  George, William 27 29 June 1874 G Aston Villa FC 3 2 GA
  Crompton, Robert 22 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0
  Molyneux, George 26 31 July 1875 LB Southampton FC 1 0
Wilkes, Albert 27 October 1874 RH Aston Villa FC 5 1
  Forman, Frank 26 23 May 1875 CH Nottingham Forest FC 8 1
  Houlker, Albert E. 30 27 April 1872 LH Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Hogg, William 22 29 May 1879 OR Sunderland AFC 3 0
  Bloomer, Stephen 28 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 17 25
  Beats, William E. 30 13 November 1871 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
Settle, James 26 summer 1875 IL Everton FC 5 6
  Cox, John T. 24 21 December 1877 OL Liverpool FC 2 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The team remained unchanged from that which was picked for the fateful Ibrox match. This set of eleven players raised £19 10s. for the Ibrox Disaster Fund.
This side equals England's oldest team thus far.
   
2-3-5 George -
Crompton, Molyneux -
Wilkes, Forman, Houlker -
Hogg, Bloomer, Beats, Settle, Cox.

Averages:

Age 26.2 Appearances/Goals 4.5 3.1

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: "[they] presented a smart appearance in their blue jerseys and white "knicks"."
Capt: Andrew Aitken Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen after 21 April 1902, finalised on Thursday, 1 May 1902.
Scotland Lineup
  Rennie, Henry G. 28 1 June 1873 G Hibernian FC 6 7 GA
  Smith, Nicol 28 25 December 1873 RB Glasgow Rangers FC 12 0
  Drummond, John 32 13 April 1870 LB Glasgow Rangers FC 13 1
  Aitken, Andrew 25 27 April 1877 RH Newcastle United FC, England 2 0
  Raisbeck, Alexander G. 23 26 December 1878 CH Liverpool FC, England 3 0
  Robertson, John T. 25 25 February 1877 LH Glasgow Rangers FC 10 1
Templeton, Robert B. 22 22 June 1879 OR Aston Villa FC, England 1 1
  Walker, Robert 23 10 January 1879 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 7 1
  McColl, Robert S. 26 13 April 1876 CF Newcastle United FC, England 12 13
Orr, Ronald 21 6 August 1880 IL Newcastle United FC, England 1 1
  Smith, Alexander 25 7 November 1876 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 10 6

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Glasgow Celtic FC's George Livingstone was in the original foward line-up. He was replaced by Ronald Orr.
Of the chosen team that played last month, there were originally three changes (two after Orr was recalled). Goalkeeper Ned Doig could not play as he had broken his wrist in a club match between Sunderland and Celtic. John Campbell was released by his country so that he could play for his club, Glasgow Celtic FC, in their Exhibition Cup Final Match. Sandy Brown was also injured.
   
2-3-5 Rennie -
N.Smith, Drummond -
Aitken, Raisbeck, Robertson -
Templeton, Walker, McColl, Orr,
A.Smith.

Averages:

Age 25.3 Appearances/Goals 6.7 2.0

 

    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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