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86 vs. Ireland
88 vs. Scotland

Monday, 19 March 1906
Home International Championship 1905-06 (23rd) Match

Wales 0 England 1 [0-0]

Match Summary
Wales Party

England Party

Team Records

Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Temperance Town, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 15,000;
Receipts: c.£800; Kick-off 4.00pm GMT

England - Sammy Day ('rushed through and scored with a low shot after a pass up the field by Common' 86).
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Robert T. Murray

Linesmen - Bertram Gough (Wales) and unknown

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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 14th
Colours: Red shirts with white collared trim and white shorts
Capt: Maurice Parry Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following a series of trial matches.
Wales Lineup
  Roose, Leigh R. 28 27 November 1877 G Stoke FC, England 11 19 GA
  Jones, Albert T.
 injured off 20 mins
23 6 February 1883 RB Notts County FC, England 2 0
  Blew, Horace E. 28 January 1878 LB Wrexham AFC 14 0
  Parry, Maurice P. 28 7 November 1877 RH Liverpool FC, England 11 0
  Morgan-Owen, Morgan M. 29 20 February 1877 CH Corinthians FC, England 10 2
  Hughes, Edward 29/30 1876 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 12 0
  Jones, William T. 23 April 1882 OR Manchester City FC, England 4 1
  Morgan-Owen, Hugh 23/24 early 1882 IR Welshpool Town FC 3 0
  Green, A. William 24 5 December 1881 CF Notts County FC, England 5 0
  Lewis, John R. 24/25 August 1881 IL Bristol Rovers FC, England 1 0
  Evans, Robert E. 20 19 October 1885
Born in Chester
OL Wrexham AFC 2 0


reserves not known

team notes:

Two changes were made from the original line-up selected. Derby County FC's Charlie Morris and Millwall Athletic FC's Richard Jones. Albert Jones and John Lewis were their replacements.
Albert Jones had to retire after twenty minutes play. He strained his left thigh badly.
Morgan and Hugh Morgan-Owen were brothers.
2-3-5 Roose -
A.Jones, Blew -
M.Morgan-Owen, Hughes -
W.Jones, H.Morgan-Owen, Green, Lewis, Evans.
Notes: After Albert Jones retired, Horace Blew continued at the back alone.


Age 25.4-6 Appearances/Goals 6.8 0.3


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Stan Harris, third captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 12 March 1906, at 104 High Holborn, alongside the FA Cup semi-final draw.
56th match, W 41 - D 10 - L 5 - F 193 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Ashcroft, James 27 12 September 1878 G Woolwich Arsenal FC 2 0 GA
  Crompton, Robert 26 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 10 0
  Smith, Herbert 28 22 November 1877 LB Reading FC 4 0
  Warren, Benjamin 26 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 2 0
  Veitch, Colin C.M. 24 22 May 1881 CH Newcastle United FC 2 0
  Houlker, Albert E. 33 27 April 1872 LH Southampton FC 5 0
  Bond, Richard 22 14 December 1883 OR Preston North End FC 4 2
Day, Samuel H. 27 29 December 1878 IR Old Malvernians AFC & Corinthians FC 2 2
  Common, Alfred 25 25 May 1880 CF Middlesbrough FC 3 2
  Harris, Stanley S. 24 19 July 1881 IL Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC 5 2
  Wright, E. Gordon D. 21 3 October 1884 OL Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC 1 0


Tottenham Hotspur FC's Walter Bull and Woolwich Arsenal FC's Tim Coleman.

team notes:

England have kept a record three clean sheets in a row.
2-3-5 Ashcroft -
Crompton, Smith -
Warren, Veitch, Houlker -
Bond, Day, Common, Harris, Wright.


Age 25.7 Appearances/Goals 3.6 0.6


    Match Report

England at Cardiff yesterday followed up their victory over Ireland at Belfast by beating Wales. The margin in favour of the winners was limited to a single goal, which was scored within five minutes of the finish ; and as the Welshmen lost the services of A. T. Jones, one of their backs, 20 minutes from the start, the success of the Englishmen was not of a description calculated to arouse much enthusiasm. Wales, indeed, deserved to draw, but the luck went against them. Apart from a rather fresh breeze the weather yesterday was extremely pleasant, and the ground was in excellent condition...

A draw seemed assured, when Houlker got the ball away from Green, dribbled some yards, and passed up to Common, who sent the ball over to Day. The last-named player was in his stride in a moment, and, eluding Blew, he shot at close range into the net well clear of Roose. - The Times - Tuesday 20th March, 1906

Source Notes

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