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84 vs. Wales
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86 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 1 April 1905
Home International Championship 1904-05 (22nd) Match

England 1 Scotland 0 [0-0]



Match Summary

England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records

The Crystal Palace, Sydenham Hill, London
Attendance: 27,599;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

England - Joe Bache ('Sharp opened up the defence and then sent across to Bache, who waiting unguarded twenty yards from goal, caught the ball and sent it flying into the top left hand corner of the net' 78)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - William Nunnerley
Wales F.A. Secretary
 

Linesmen -
George Wagstaffe Simmons (Hertfordshire FA) and Alexander Stevenson, 57 (June 1847) (Scottish FA president).
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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "...and the Englishmen affecting the usual white [collared] jerseys and black knickers"
Capt: Howard Spencer, second captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Wales match, on Monday, 27 March 1905.
54th match, W 39 - D 10 - L 5 - F 187 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Linacre, J. Henry 24 26 March 1881 G Nottingham Forest FC 2 1 GA
  Spencer, Howard 29 23 August 1875 RB Aston Villa FC 6 0
  Smith, Herbert 25 22 November 1879 LB Reading FC 2 0
  Ruddlesdin, Herod 28 9 June 1876 RH The Wednesday FC 3 0
  Roberts, Charles 21 6 April 1883 CH Manchester United FC 3 0
  Leake, Alexander 33 11 July 1871 LH Aston Villa FC 5 0
  Sharp, John 27 15 February 1878 OR Everton FC 2 1
  Bloomer, Stephen 31 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 21 27
  Woodward, Vivian J. 25 3 June 1879 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 6
Bache, Joseph W. 25 8 February 1880 IL Aston Villa FC 4 4
  Bridgett, G. Arthur 22 11 October 1882 OL Sunderland AFC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Stephen Bloomer overtakes Gilbert Smith's tally of record caps, and this, England's oldest side thus far.
   
2-3-5 Linacre -
Spencer, Smith -
Ruddlesdin, Roberts, Leake -
Sharp, Bloomer, Woodward, Bache, Bridgett.

Averages:

Age 26.4 Appearances/Goals 5.2 3.4

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: "The Scottish team were first to appear, and they wore Lord Rosebery's racing colours, primrose and rose [pink] hoops", white shorts.
Capt: Charlie Thomson Selectors:
Trainer: William Longmuir
(Dundee FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 27 March 1905.
Scotland Lineup
  Lyall, John 23 16 April 1881 G The Wednesday FC, England 1 1 GA
  McCombie, Andrew 28 30 June 1876 RB Newcastle United FC, England 4 0
  Watson, James 27 4 October 1877 LB Sunderland AFC, England 4 0
  Aitken, Andrew 27 27 April 1877 RH Newcastle United FC, England 7 0
  Thomson, Charles B. 26 12 June 1878 CH Hearts of Midlothian FC 4 2
  McWilliam, Peter 25 21 September 1879 LH Newcastle United FC, England 1 0
  Walker, Robert 26 10 January 1879 OR Hearts of Midlothian FC 16 4
  Howie, James 27 19 March 1878 IR Newcastle United FC, England 1 0
  Young, Alexander S. 24 23 June 1880 CF Everton FC, England 1 0
  Somers, Peter 26 3 June 1878 IL Glasgow Celtic FC 2 0
  Wilson, George W. 20/21 1884 OL Hearts of Midlothian FC 3 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Although he was never named in the original line-up, Glasgow Celtic FC's Jimmy Quinn seemed to be the selector's choice at centre-forward, but he 'was paying the penalty for misconducting himself in a recent cup-tie'. He was suspended for a month. He had kicked out at Glasgow Rangers FC's Craig, and the resultant sending off ended in a crowd invasion.
   
2-3-5 Lyall -
McCombie, Watson -
Aitken, Thomson, McWilliam -
Walker, Howie, Young, Somers, WIlson.

Averages:

Age 25.4/5 Appearances/Goals 4.0 0.5

 

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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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