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Saturday, 9 April 1906
Home International Championship 1905-06 (23rd) Match

Scotland 2 England 1 [1-0]
 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Team Records

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow
Attendance: 102,741 (a new world record attendance);
Receipts £4,391; Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Scotland - James Howie ('Ashcroft caught the ball from a Howie 'pop,' from a Dunlop free-kick, but he stepped back over his line' goal awarded on appeal 40, James Howie ('Smith's cross found Howie, who scored with his right foot' 56)
England - Albert Shepherd ('a rocket delivery from a direct free-kick' 81)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

Type

England

Referee - William Nunnerley
Wales

Linesmen - John Liddell (Queen's Park FC) and unknown

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
With England down to ten men from very early on, both teams attempted to even the field by playing a one-back system, but then at two-nil down mid-way through the second half, England restored the two-back system and the match turned into a farcical display of the offside trap. The offside rule covered the entire pitch, so with the majority of the English team upfront, everytime a Scottish player kicked the ball, one was inevitably and rightly offside. It was a negative ploy, and however legal, the offside rule overhauled within months.

Scotland Team

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: "The Scotchmen...turning out in Lord Rosebery's racing colours of primrose and rose" hooped striped shirts and white knickers
Capt: Alec Raisbeck Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen on Monday, 2 April 1906.
Scotland Lineup
  McBride, Peter 31 16 November 1874 G Preston North End, England 2 2 GA
  McLeod, Donald 23 28 May 1882 RB Glasgow Celtic FC 4 0
  Dunlop, William P. 31 11 August 1874 LB Liverpool FC, England 1 0
  Aitken, Andrew 28 27 April 1877 RH Newcastle United FC, England 8 0
  Raisbeck, Alexander G. 27 26 December 1878 CH Liverpool FC, England 7 0
  McWilliam, Peter 26 21 September 1879 LH Newcastle United FC, England 2 0
  Stewart, George 22/23 1883 OR Hibernian FC 2 0
Howie, James 28 19 March 1878 IR Newcastle United FC, England 2 2
  Menzies, Alexander W. 23 25 November 1882 CF Hearts of Midlothian FC 1 0
  Livingstone, George T. 29 5 May 1876 IL Manchester City FC, England 1 0
  Smith, Alexander 29 7 November 1876 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 17 6

reserves:

An entire team was named as reserves - Goalkeeper - Harry Rennie (Hibernian FC), Backs - Tommy Jackson (St. Mirren FC), David Hill (Third Lanark FC), Half-backs - Alec Gardner (Newcastle United FC), last season's captain Charlie Thomson (Heart of Midlothian FC), James Hay (Glasgow Celtic FC), Forwards - Billy Clark (Bristol Rovers FC), Bobby Walker (Hearts of Midlothian FC), Jock Peddie (Manchester United FC), Ronald Orr (Newcastle United FC) and George Wilson (Heart of Midlothian FC).
   
2-3-5 McBride -
McLeod, Dunlop -
Aitken, Raisbeck, McWilliam -
Stewart, Howie, Menzies, Livingstone, Smith.

Averages:

Age 27.0-1 Appearances/Goals 4.3 0.5
 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "The Englishmen, as usual, donning white" collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Stan Harris, fourth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Saturday, 24 March 1906.
57th match, W 41 - D 10 - L 6 - F 194 - A 51.
England Lineup
  Ashcroft, James 27 12 September 1878 G Woolwich Arsenal FC 3 2 GA
  Crompton, Robert 26 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 11 0
  Burgess, Herbert 23 December 1880 LB Manchester City FC 4 0
  Warren, Benjamin 26 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 3 0
  Veitch, Colin C.M. 24 22 May 1881 CH Newcastle United FC 3 0
  Makepeace, J.W. Henry
 injured off 10 mins
24 22 August 1881 LH Everton FC 1 0
  Bond, Richard 22 14 December 1883 OR Preston North End FC 5 2
  Day, Samuel H. 27 29 December 1878 IR Old Malvernians FC & Corinthians FC 3 2
Shepherd, Albert 20 10 September 1885 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 1 1
  Harris, Stanley S. 24 19 July 1881 IL Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 6 2
  Conlin, James 24 6 July 1881 OL Bradford City FC 1 0

reserves:

Woolwich Arsenal FC's Tim Coleman, and Harry Makepeace

team notes:

Southampton FC's 33 year old left-half, Kelly Houlker was named in the original line-up. He was 'indisposed' and his place went to Harry Makepeace, on Thursday, 5 April.
Makepeace only managed the first ten minutes of the match, after he received a 'severe sprain of his right thigh' from landing on the ground heavily. He and Alex Menzies had jumped for the same ball and Makepeace came off worse for wear, he was carried off the field and advised not to resume. (The Manchester Courier and Daily Telegraph reports that he twisted and wrenched the muscles in his lower back)
   
2-3-5 Ashcroft -
Crompton, Burgess -
Warren, Veitch, Makepeace -
Bond, Day, Shepherd, Harris, Conlin.

Averages:

Age 24.3 Appearances/Goals 3.7 0.5

 

    Match Report

Stanley Harris, the English captain, travelled North on Friday by the two o'clock train from Euston, together with four members of the English Association. From Carlisle the train was run North in two portions, Mr. Harris and his companions travelling by the first portion, while the second, which followed a few minutes later, was smashed up near Glasgow in a disastrous collision. - Manchester Courier, Monday, 9th April 1906.

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
ScottishSportHistory: Andy Mitchell's excellent blog
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
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